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: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: OVERTURE

Music to start the day
Overture: Carnival (Dvorak) PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Conducted by CARLO MARIA GIULINI
7.14* Little Symphony for wind instruments (Gounod)
HALLE Orchestra
Conducted by SIR JOHN BARBIROLLI
7.34* Ballet suite: The Good-humoured Ladies (Scarlatti-Tommasini)
PHILHIARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Conducted by IGOR MARKEVlTCH
7.49* La fête populaire (Petrushka)
(Stravinsky)
PHILILARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Conducted by IGOR MARKEVITCB on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Carlo Maria Giulini
Conducted By: Sir John Barbirolli
Conducted By: Igor Markevltch
Conducted By: Igor Markevitcb

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: DOUGLAS CAMERON STRING ORCHESTRA

Leader, Sylvia Cleaver
Conductor; DOUGLAS CAMERON

Contributors

Leader: Sylvia Cleaver
Conductor: Douglas Cameron

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Tchaikovsky
Scherzo (Manfred Symphony)
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Conducted by PAUL KLETZKI
9.13* Symphony No. 2, in C minor
PHILITARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Conducted by CARLO MARIA GIULINI on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Paul Kletzki
Conducted By: Carlo Maria Giulini

: MUSIC MAKING

RICHARD ADENEY (flute)
RAYMOND LEPPARD
(harpsichord and piano)
PRO ARTE STRING Trio

Contributors

Flute: Richard Adeney
Harpsichord: Raymond Leppard

: GERMAN OPERETTA

including excerpts from
The Girl from the Black Forest
The Cousin from Nowhere
White Horse Inn and Victoria and her Hussar on gramophone records

: BBC VIOLIN COMPETITION

The last of three programmes given by the six finalists with the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
Led by Frederick Parrington
Conductor, VILEM TAUSKY
Introduced by ALVAR LIDELL
Part 1
RUTH WATERMAN
Beethoven
Overture: Prometheus
Violin Concerto in D major

Contributors

Conductor: Frederick Parrington
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Introduced By: Alvar Lidell

: CONCERT CALENDAR

BERNARD KEEFFE looks at some of the outstanding musical events that are taking place in London and the South-East next weekend and are not being broadcast

: THE NEWS

: BBC VIOLIN COMPETITION

Part 2
MAUREEN SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Maureen Smith

: Sport Service


(ends 18.00) with Jimmy KINGSBURY
MOTOR CYCLING
International Easter Trophy Meeting
(Organised by the Wirral 100 M.C.)
2.0: 2.35
125 c.c. race over 19 laps
3.15 First Side-Car race over 11 laps
3.50: 4.10
500 c.c. race over 19 laps
Commentary by MURRAY WALKER at the Grandstand and ALAN DIXON at Knicker Brook
From Oulton Park
MOTOR RACING
2.10 : 2.25 St. Mary's Trophy for Saloon Cars over 10 laps .5 : 3.40 International
' Sunday Mirror ' Trophy Race
2.45 : 3for Formula 1 cars over 41 laps
Commentary by RAYMOND BAXTER at the Grandstand, ROBIN Richards at St. Mary's, and JOHN BOLSTER in the Pits
From Goodwood
CRICKET
2.15 Gillette Cup
BRIAN JOHNSTON talks to Mike Smith and Ted Dexter about the technique of playing knock-out cricket
2.30 West tndies v. Australia
Comments on the play so far and prospects for the remaining days of the Third Test Match between the West Indies and Australia at Georgetown, British Guiana, by E. W. SWANTON
RACING
2.53 The Queen's Prize a handicap race over 2 miles
3.25 The 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes over 7 furlongs
Commentary by PETER BROMLEY Summary by ROGER MORTIMER
From Kempton Park
4.55* Racing Results
3.55 ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL
Commentary by BRIAN MOORE and MAURICE EDELSTON on one of this afternoon's English League matches, followed by results as they come in 5.0* SPORTS REPORT
Introduced by LIAM NOLAN
Produced by Angus Mackay
Classified Football Results at 5.0 and 5.50

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Kingsbury
Commentary By: Murray Walker
Commentary By: Alan Dixon
Commentary By: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Robin Richards
Talks: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Mixe Smith
Unknown: Ted Dexter
Commentary By: Peter Bromley
Unknown: Roger Mortimer
Commentary By: Brian Moore
Commentary By: Maurice Edelston
Introduced By: Liam Nolan
Produced By: Angus MacKay

: SHORTHAND DICTATION

50-80 words a minute
Compiled by VALENTINE McNEFF
For those who want to keep up or improve their speeds in any shorthand system
Reporting speeds: Wednesdays. 6.30 80-120 words a minute: Saturdays.
11.25 a.m. (Home)
A booklet Is available

: STARTING. FRENCH

Lesson 28
Un accident dans la rue
Introduced by KATIA ELLIS with the help of Louis BLONCOURT
Written and produced by Elsie Ferguson
Language consultant, Paul Couster

Contributors

Introduced By: Katia Ellis
Produced By: Elsie Ferguson
Unknown: Paul Couster

: MAN AND HIS ENVIRONMENT

The final group of thirteen talks in this series * concerned with social man in a changing environment
3:The city and the growth of society
by RONALD FLETCHER
Professor of Sociology. University of York
Produced by Rosemary Jellls
A booklet is available

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Fletcher
Produced By: Rosemary Jellls

: LASCELLES ABERCROMBIE

1881-1938
A poet of influence
Abercrombie's works are seldom considered today, but he was used by the Edwardian poets and writers as a teacher and whetstone. LEIGH CRUTCH-LF.Y talks to MRS. ABERCROMBIR about his life and the people who surrounded him.

: BBC CHAMBER CONCERT

presented by the Third Programme at the Royal Festival Hall, London
INTERNATIONAL QUARTET SERIES
Third of five monthly concerts Tel Aviv String Quartet Chaim Taub (violin)
Breuer Menahem (violin) Daniel Benyamini (viola) Uzi Wiesel (cello) Part 1

Contributors

Violin: Chaim Taub
Violin: Breuer Menahem
Viola: Daniel Benyamini
Cello: Uzi Wiesel

: * THE AMERICAN ABSURD NOVEL

by RICHARD KOSTELANET2
Although he believes Beckett's later novels to be the masterpieces of absurd fiction, Mr. Kostelanetz argues that it is only in America in the 1960s that a large body of absurd fiction is to be found. He discusses it with particular reference to three recent novels-John Barth's The Sot-Weed Factor, Joseph Heller 's Catch-22, and Thomas Pynchon 's V.

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Heller
Unknown: Thomas Pynchon

: * CHAMBER CONCERT

Part 2

: THE PURGATORIO AND PARADISO

of Dante Alighierl
In twelve weekly parti
New translations of selected passages and cantos, specially commissioned from contemporary poets
3: Purgatorio Cantos 13-2] The Lower Sins
Translated and read by DENIS GOACHER
Narrator. ROBERT RIETTY
Series arranged by Terence Tiller

Contributors

Read By: Denis Goacher
Narrator: Robert Rietty
Arranged By: Terence Tiller

: RAMEAU

Suite de pieces (1724) La Livri
La Timide
La Dauphine played by ALBERT FULLER (harpsichord) on gramophone records

Contributors

Played By: Albert Fuller

: THE NEWS

: Closedown









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