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During this week Christians consider again the story of the suffering and death of Christ-many of them in the setting of the Holy Week ceremonies.
Father Patrick McEnroe introduces the new French film 'La Semaine Sainte', and shows how the Easter Vigil ceremony grows out of the story of Christ's
Crucifixion and Resurrection.

Contributors

Presenter:
Father Patrick McEnroe

Easter weekend is the traditional time for the British to get to work in their gardens and today Percy Thrower suggests jobs to do over the holiday.
F. P. Knight, the Director of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley, introduces a subject particularly appropriate at this time. He shows some of the plants mentioned in the New Testament, several of which have been specially flown from the Holy Land for the programme.

Contributors

Presenter/gardener:
Percy Thrower
Co-presenter:
F. P. Knight
Producer:
John Furness

Written and produced by Joy Harington.
A cycle of plays on the Life of Our Lord.

When Caiaphas, the High Priest, learned that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival he called a meeting of the Council of the Sanhedrin to decide what was to be done with this 'prophet of Nazareth' who was causing such a disturbance among the people and the religious life of the country; and although opinion was divided, Caiaphas was convinced of his duty. 'It is to your advantage', he said to the Priests and Pharisees, 'that one man should die for the people rather than that a whole nation should perish'. Meanwhile through wildly cheering crowds Jesus rode into the city.
(BBC telerecording of the programme on March 25, 1956)

Contributors

Writer/Producer:
Joy Harington
Narrator:
John Glen
Religious Advisor:
Robert C. Walton
Film Cameraman:
Peter Sargent
Film Editor:
John Pullen
Jesus:
Tom Fleming
Simon Peter:
Powys Thomas
Andrew:
John Glen
James:
Richard Grant
John:
Michael Bryant
Matthew:
Robert Gillespie
Philip:
Philip Guard
Thomas:
John Dunbar
Judas:
Anthony Jacobs
Nathaniel:
Hugh Dickson
Simon Zealot:
Jack Stewart
James Alphaeus:
John Baker
Thaddaeus:
Alan Rolfe
Nicodemus:
Philip Latham
Caiaphas:
Ewen Solon
Martha:
Jessica Spencer
Mary:
Barbara Lott
Lazarus:
Robert Mooney
Malchus:
David Ritch
Pontius Pilate:
Alan Wheatley
[Actor]:
Owen Berry
[Actor]:
Neville Teede
[Actor]:
Kenneth Cope
[Actress]:
Agnes Bernelle
[Actress]:
Mona Lilian
[Actor]:
Nigel Sharpe
[Actor]:
Miles Brown
[Actor]:
Gertan Klauber

McDonald Hobley invites you Up for the Cup.
from Manchester
Semi-final: Heart of Midlothian v. the winners of Chelsea v. Accrington Stanley
with Leslie Welch the 'Memory Man' and Robin Richmond at the electric organ
Guest star, Tessie O'Shea

Contributors

Presenter:
McDonald Hobley
The 'Memory Man':
Leslie Welch
Organist:
Robin Richmond
Guest star:
Tessie O'Shea
Devised and written by:
Dennis Yates
Presented by:
Kenneth Milne-Buckley

This BBC film documentary attempts to show what it is like to be a prisoner, shut away from society. The people in the film are (with one or two very minor exceptions) the officials and prisoners in Strangeways Gaol, Manchester. What they say is unscripted and uncensored.
See page 13

Contributors

Film Script/Arranged, recorded, and produced by:
Denis Mitchell
Film Script/Director:
Roy Harris
Film Cameraman:
Gerry Pullen
Assistant Cameraman:
Ted Wallbank
Film Editor:
Donald James
Song composed and sung by:
Ewan MacColl

by G. Martinez Sierra.
Translated by J.G. Underhill.

(Michael Gough is appearing in "Fanny" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)
See page 5

Contributors

Author:
G. Martinez Sierra
Translated by:
J.G. Underhill
Designer:
Guy Sheppard
Producer:
Hugh Stewart
The Queen:
Pamela Alan
The Lover:
Michael Gough
The Lady-in-Waiting:
Noel Hood
The Footmen:
Kim Grant
The Footmen:
Max Miradin

A music drama.
[Starring] Virginia Copeland
See foot of page and page 13
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on October 4, 1956)

London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Granville Jones
Conducted by Thomas Schippers
At 10.10

Contributors

Words and music:
Gian-Carlo Menotti
Musicians:
London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader:
Granville Jones
Conductor:
Thomas Schippers
Repetiteur/Musical Associate:
William Reid
Chorus-master:
Cyril Gell
Producer:
Rudolph Cartier
Assunta:
Janet Howe
Carmela:
June Bronhill
Maria Corona:
Rita McKerrow
Her dumb son:
Barry Krost
Don Carco:
Jess Walters
Annina:
Virginia Copeland
Michele:
Raymond Nilsson
Desideria:
Rosalind Elias
Salvatore:
Ronald Evans
Concettina:
Marcia Manolescue
A young man:
Lloyd Strauss-Smith
A young woman:
Julia Shelley
Bartender:
Rankin Bushby
A nun:
Enid Lindsey
A young priest:
Reginald Jessup

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