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: ' Jesus Christ is risen today ' SILVER CHORDS

with ' David '
Julie Brooks
The Silver Stars
Directed by Hubert C. Williams and the strings of the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader. Philip Whiteway ) Introduced by John Darran
Programme arranged and conducted by Rae Jenkins


Unknown: Julie Brooks
Directed By: Hubert C. Williams
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Introduced By: John Darran
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins


played by Semprini on gramophone records

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.
A story of country folk.


Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane
Daniel Archer: Harry Oakes
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: Thelma Rogers
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Mr Fairbrother: Leslie Bowmar
Mrs Fairbrother: Joy Davies
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Len Thomas: Arnold Peters
Doughy Hood: Arnold Ridley
Carol Grey: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Basil Jones
Pru Harris: Mary Dalley
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Jimmy Grange: Alan Rothwell
Rita Flynn: June Spencer

: What Do You Know?

Franklin Engelmann is the chairman of this general knowledge contest in which listeners all over the British Isles compete for the title 'Brain of Britain 1958'
13 - Northern Ireland (i)
The Rev. John Spence (Co. Antrim)
William Wilson (Co. Down)
James Anderson (Co. Antrim)
Harold Wilson (Belfast)
The programme also includes What Do You Want To Know?
Listeners' questions answered by well-known authorities
This week: Professor Tolansky, D.Sc., F.R.s. on 'Pouring oil on troubled waters'


Unknown: Rev. John Spence
Unknown: William Wilson
Unknown: James Anderson
Unknown: Harold Wilson
Devised and written by: John P. Wynn
Producer: Joan Clark

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO !

visits Much Hadham
With Mabel at ' The Table'
Harry Hudson atj the piano
Presented by Stephen Williams


Presented By: Stephen Williams

: People's Service

from Caterham Congregational Church, Surrey; conducted by the Rev. Stuart B. Jackman
'Across the Frontier'
1 — 'The Route Established'
Reader, Irene Clarke


Service conducted by: The Rev. Stuart B. Jackman
Reader: Irene Clarke

: 1,500 m.

Shipping Forecast
247 m. and VHF
Good Listening '
Some news of current programmes


For Service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London and Cologne by Jean Metcalfe and Bill Crozier


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Bill Crozier

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

Laugh with the Cotton Boys listen to
Alan Breeze and Kathie Kay with The Bandits and Mr. Wakey-Wakey (Himself)
Script by Eddie Gurney and Arthur Pastor
Production by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Kathie Kay
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Production By: Glyn Jones

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

10-' Easter in the Country' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Molly Weir , Doris Rogers
Wilfred Babbage
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Bob Block
Ronnie Hanbury , and Bebe Daniels
Production by Tom Ronald


Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Molly Weir
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Ronnie Hanbury
Written By: Bebe Daniels
Production By: Tom Ronald

: Charlie Chester in A PROPER CHARLIE

The first of a new series with Deryck Guyler , Mary Law
Bill Pertwee
Script written by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart
Production by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Written By: Bernard Botting
Written By: Charles Hart
Production By: Leslie Bridgmont


A sound approach to the cinema j
Introduced by Peter Haigh 1 and including i Pocket Edition of ' Dunkirk '
Starring John Mills
Richard Attenborough. Bernard Lee
Adaptation by Gordon Gow I
Record Star-Film Star
Vic Damone sings the theme song from ' The Gift of Love ' 4
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble ,
Sounds Familiar
A short quiz to test your know-how of current and not-so-current movies '
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
A few words from: Sir Michael Balcon
Highlights from:
01 Yeller
Dorothy McGuire , Fess Parker ' and Spike as ' Old Yeller'
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Programme edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Richard Attenborough.
Unknown: Bernard Lee
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Vic Damone
Unknown: Peter Noble
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Sir Michael Balcon
Unknown: Dorothy McGuire
Unknown: Fess Parker
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Bernard Monshin in MELODY HOUR

with his Tango Orchestra
Maria Perilli
The Novelairs
Directed by Edward Rubach
' Find the Lady '
Devised by James Dufour and presented by Brian Matthew
Programme introduced by Douglas Smith
Produced by Travera Thorneloe


Unknown: Maria Perilli
Directed By: Edward Rubach
Unknown: James Dufour
Presented By: Brian Matthew
Introduced By: Douglas Smith
Produced By: Travera Thorneloe

: The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised as a radio serial in six parts by Felix Felton
1: 'The Baskerville Curse'
[Starring] Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley


Dramatist: Felix Felton
Producer: Patrick Dromgoole
Dr Watson: Norman Shelley
Sherlock Holmes: Carleton Hobbs
Dr Mortimer: Paul Eddington

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC Outside Recording Unit
He recently visited Regent'* Park and the London Zoo to meet some of the people who work there. They talked about their lives and jobs and chose their favourite music
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


A song-a-minute sequence of popular melodies old and new sung by Benny Lee
Julie Dawn
Franklyn Boyd
Jean Campbell
The Five Sharps with accompaniments by The Steve Race Four and Harold Smart
Compiled and produced by Johnnie Stewart


Sung By: Benny Lee
Sung By: Julie Dawn
Sung By: Franklyn Boyd
Unknown: Jean Campbell
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart

: Sam Costa plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme

: Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield in TAKE IT FROM HERE

with Wallas Eaton
The Keynotes
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden


' Billy Ternent introduces his orchestra and singers


Introduces: Billy Ternent


Community hymn-singing from Hinde Street Methodist Church, London
Singing led by the choir of Hinde Street Methodist Church
Conductor, Braden Hunwick
Organist, Norman Hunwick
Hymns Introduced by Rolf Lefebvre
Christ the Lord Is risen today
(Tune, Easter Morn)
The day of Resurrection (Tune,
On wings of living light (Tune.
The strife is o'er (Tune, Vulpius)
Christ the Lord is risen again
(Tune. Wurttemberg)
This joyful Eastertide (Tune, This joyful Eastertide)
Hail, thou once despised Jesus
(Tune. Austria)
Away with gloom, away with doubts
(Tune. Blairgowrie) ,


Conductor: Braden Hunwick
Organist: Norman Hunwick
Introduced By: Rolf Lefebvre


Radio's shining hour of entertainment introduced by Tony Fayne and David Evans with Ian Wallace
This week's stars include:
Eric Barker , Laurence Payne
Dora Bryan , Tibor Varga
The Meritones and On the Stairway to the Stars
Linda Smee
Jimmy Lloyd
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script written by Gene Crowley
Produced by John Simmonds


Introduced By: Tony Fayne
Introduced By: David Evans
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: Laurence Payne
Unknown: Dora Bryan
Unknown: Tibor Varga
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: John Simmonds


Introducing old ones, new ones loved ones, neglected ones by Semprini at the piano featuring his own arrangements for piano and orchestra
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitz Produced by Jacques Brown


Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Jacques Brown

: David Jacobs presents PICK OF THE POPS

including a review of current best-selling popular records as well as some of the very latest' Issues
Produced by Derek Chinnery


Produced By: Derek Chinnery

: Harriott and Evans in RENDEZVOUS

A late evening entertainment at the piano


Christian words and music

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1.500 m. only

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