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: Thought for the Week

by THE BISHOP OF GUILDFORD
6.55 Weather; programme news
Today's Time GTS 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 am 1 0, 6.0, 110 pm Big Ben 10.0 pm

: The News

7.10 South-East News
7.15 Today presented by JACK DE MANIO
Thirty minutes of what Britain is getting up to this morning - and what's happening abroad
7.45 Today's Papers
7.50 Ten to Eight
Living with Machines JOHN CONGDON and the Aeroplane
7.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Presented By: Jack de Manio
Unknown: John Congdon

: The News

8.10 South-East News
8.15 Today
Britain at breakfast-time and the news around the world
8.40 Today's Papers

: The Education of H*y*m*a*n K*a*p*l*a*n

by LEONARD Q. ROSS abridged for radio in five parts read by Leonard Sachs
Produced by JOHN CARDY
1: The Rather Difficult Case of Mr K'a'p'l'a'n
Mr Parkhill read: house..... makes (plural) houses dog .... dogies libary.......Public libary cat.......... Katz He decided that Mr Kaplan was a student who might, unchecked, develop into a ' problem case.'

Contributors

Unknown: Leonard Q. Ross
Read By: Leonard Sachs
Produced By: John Cardy

: The News

: Letter from America

by ALISTAIR COOKE

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: David Franklin Tiptoes Through the Twenties

and takes a lighthearted and somewhat nostalgic look at the decade when he was a teenager
Produced by HELEN FRY

Contributors

Produced By: Helen Fry

: Daily Service

Easter Monday
NEM p 29: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (BBC HB 116); Canticle 8: Mark 16, vv 1-11 (NEB): The strife is o'er (BBC HB 114)

: Johnny Morris on Safari

In two programmes he recalls his visits to Tanzania in East Africa
2: '."he Ngorongoro Crater

: Private Prosecution: The Archer-Shee Case

A programme illustrating how personal initiative may redress legal injustice.
Written and narrated by VINCENT BROME
with PETER BARTLETT , NICHOLAS EDMETT DENIS GOACHER , MADI HEDD, NORMAN SHELLEY , CHARLES SIMON JAMES THOMASON , RALPH TRUMAN
Produced by TERENCE TILLER

11.50 Interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Vincent Brome
Unknown: Peter Bartlett
Unknown: Nicholas Edmett
Unknown: Denis Goacher
Unknown: Hedd Norman Shelley
Unknown: Charles Simon
Unknown: James Thomason
Produced By: Terence Tiller

: It's Modlyn's Round

Recently there has been a sudden upsurge in the liveliness of London pubs. Many of them now offer entertainment as well as beer. The entertainers include pop groups, jazz bands, dancers, strippers, drag queens, and folk singers.
MONTY MODLYN and a team of BBC sound engineers have captured the atmosphere of this remarkable new aspect of London life.
Produced bv TIM PITT

Contributors

Unknown: Tim Pitt

: Desert Island Discs

Nyree Dawn Porter With ROY PLOMLEY

: Weather

and programme news

: The World at One

The News and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by WILLIAM HARDCASTLE

Contributors

Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: A Portrait of Glenn Miller

It was 25 years last December since the disappearance of the celebrated band leader. In this programme ALAN DELL considers the man and his unique musical contribution.
He includes tributes by TEX BENEKE, BENNY GOODMAN JERRY GRAY , RAY MCKINLEY and FRANK SINATRA
Special recordings made available by Henry Whiston through the courtesy of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Produced by LARRY PARKER

Contributors

Unknown: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Jerry Gray
Unknown: Ray McKinley
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Henry Whiston
Produced By: Larry Parker

: Music for a Holiday

Harold Overture: Zampa
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by JEAN MARTINON
2.38* Chopin Fantasy on Polish airs: ARTUR RUBINSTEIN (piano) PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA conducted by EUGENE ORMANDY
2.53* Massenet Air de ballet (Scenes pittoresques)
PARIS CONSERVATOIRE ORCHESTRA conducted by ALBERT WOLFF
2.56* Thomas Polonaise ( Mignon, Act 2): MARIA CALLAS (soprano) FRENCH NATIONAL RADIO ORCHESTRA conducted by GEORGES PRÊTRE
3.1* Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo capriccioso RUGGIERO RICCI (violin)
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by PIERINO GAMBA
3.11* Prokofiev March, Op 99 MONTE-CARLO OPERA ORCHESTRA conducted by LOUIS FRÉMAUX gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Jean Martinon
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Conducted By: Eugene Ormandy
Conducted By: Albert Wolff
Soprano: Maria Callas
Conducted By: Georges Prêtre
Violin: Ruggiero Ricci
Conducted By: Pierino Gamba
Conducted By: Louis Frémaux

: Afternoon Theatre

The First Mrs Fraser by ST JOHN ERVINE adapted by CYNTHIA PUCHE with Duncan Mclntyre
Mary Wimbush , HUda Schroder James Fraser seeks advice from his first wife about the proposed divorce of his second.
Produced by MARTYN C. WEBSTER

Contributors

Unknown: St John Ervine
Adapted By: Cynthia Puche
Unknown: Duncan McLntyre
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Huda Schroder
Unknown: James Fraser
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
James Fraser: Duncan McIntyre
Janet, his first wife: Mary Wimbush
Elsie, his second wife: Hilda Schroder
Murdo: Fraser Kerr
Ninian: Douglas Hankin
Alice: Eva Haddon
Philip Logan: James Thomason
Mabel: Anna North

: Home This Afternoon

BRUCE PARKER introduces an Easter Monday edition from the studios of BBC Radio Brighton Among the guests:
Dora Bryan , Alan Melville

Contributors

Introduces: Bruce Parker
Unknown: Dora Bryan

: Story Time

The Moonstone by WILKIE COLLINS : abridged in 10 episodes by NEVILLE TELLER 10:The Truthand who relate the events
Produced by HERBERT SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Unknown: Neville Teller
Produced By: Herbert Smith
Franklin Blake: Ronald Harvi
as Sergeant Cuff: Tom Harrison
as Gabriel Betteredge: Robert Wallace

: Weather

and programme news

: Sports Session

Introduced by JOHN MOTSON Produced by GODFREY DIXEY

Contributors

Introduced By: John Motson
Produced By: Godfrey Dixey

: The Archers

Contributors

Written By: Bruno Milna

: Just a Minute

(Details as Thurs, 12.25 pm)

: The Memory Lingers On

JOHN ELLISON plays some unforgettable records This week: Jack Buchanan
Vanessa Lee , Paul Whiteman

Contributors

Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Jack Buchanan
Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Paul Whiteman

: The Adventures of Hajji Baba

or One must live, all things considered
An entertainment by MAIDA STANIER based on the novel by JAMES JUSTINIAN MORIER Music by DAVID CAIN
Lyrics by MAIDA STANIER
The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan was first published in 1824. The author, James Morier , a diplomat. had been appointed in 1807 to a British Embassy in Persia.
The original book is both a novel and a book of travel. Morier's aim was to present facts in a dramatic fashion but not as a satire. Nevertheless, a humorous sympathy for a strange race and their customs informs and colours these recollections of the pranks of a rascally son of an Ispahan barber, and how he made the Golden Journey - to England.
DAVID MUNROW (South American flutes and woodwind): CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD (harpsichord and regal); JAMES BLADES (drums ,and gongs): JAMES TYLER (viols and lute). Music and sound score in collaboration with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Produced by JOHN POWELL
9.58 Weather

Contributors

Music By: David Cain
Unknown: Maida Stanier
Unknown: James Morier
Produced By: John Powell
Hajji Baba and: Derek Seaton
Asker, the poet: Peter Pratt
Fatima, Hajji's mother: Kathleen Helme
Hassan, his father: Brian Haines
Sefer, a schoolmaster: Sean Barrett
Omar, a pea-parcher: Nigel Lambert
Osman, a seller of lambskins: Leonard Fenton
Asian, the Brigand: Sean Arnold
Zeenab, his daughter: Elizabeth Proud
Ahmak, physician to the Shah: Sean Arnold
Mariam, his wife: Marcot Boyd
The Shah of Persia: Clifford Norgate
Dr Robinson: John Pullen

: Ten O'Clock

The News
The background to the news and people in the news, followed by Listening Post in which GILES PLAYFAIR introduces letters from today's postbag

Contributors

Introduces: Giles Playfair

: My First Campaign

Five Parliamentarians look back on their first attempt to win a seat in the House of Commons
1: Dame Irene Ward. mp on her campaign at Morpeth in the General Election of 1924
10.59 Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Dame Irene Ward.

: News Summary

: A Book at Bedtime

No Highway by NEVIL SHUTE read by STEPHEN THORNE (11)

Contributors

Read By: Stephen Thorne

: Music at Night

Haydn Quartet in E flat major. Op 20 No 1
AEOLIAN STRING QUARTET

: Closedown









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