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A programme for those interested in brushing up their French

Script by Emile Harven and M.J. MacDonald
Cast in order of speaking:

Helen Lamb has had a rather feverish night so Peter sends for a doctor, who comes to examine her in their room at the hotel.

Je me rendais a l'hopital, I was going to the hospital; fievreux, feverish; le pouls, pulse; son coeur battait, his, her, heart was beating; depuis quand vous sentez-vous indispose?, how long have you felt unwell?; la sante, health; apresdemain, the day after tomorrow; elle a besoin de repos, she needs rest; l'Abbayesur-Cher (note pronunciation); faites voir, show me; un endroit, a place; ca vous plaira, you will like it; epeler, to spell; espere vous rencontrer au retour, hope meet you on return; sinceres excuses, sincere apologies; je m'en occupe tout de suite, I'll see about it at once; les honoraires (d'un docteur), doctor's fee.


Emile Harven
M.J. MacDonald
Peter Lamb:
Richard Hurndall
Helen Lamb:
Dorothy Smith
Docteur Sagehomme:
Jacques Brunius
Emile Harven
Peter Carr-Forster

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' Musical Profile: Pierre Monteux ' (born April 4, 1875). by Cecil Smith ' Handel's St. John Passion' by Winton Dean
' Beethoven's late String Quartets ' by Geoffrey Bush
' The Things They Teach. 6--Form' by Sidney Harrison


Edited By:
Anna Instone
Edited By:
Julian Herbage
Introduced By:
Julian Herbage
Pierre Monteux
Cecil Smith
Winton Dean
Geoffrey Bush
Sidney Harrison

1— Okehampton
The talk of the town from here and there
This is not a comprehensive portrait but a selection from several meetings, more or less by chance, with a few of the people of Okehampton.
The recordings used in this programme were all made recently in the town.
Produced by Brandon Acton-Bond


Produced By:
Brandon Acton-Bond

150th anniversary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen
Impressions and recordings of the celebrations at Odense and Copenhagen. Presented by David
From the studios of Statsradiofonien,
Copenhagen. Denmark 5.25 Children's Service for Palm Sunday. Conducted by the Rev. Maldwyn Williams with boys and girls from the Cathays High Schools. Cardiff
Reading: Psalm 148, vv. 7-13 Hymn: Let all the world
Reading: St. Mark 11, vv. 1-9
Poem: The Donkey ' by G. K. Chesterton
Hymn: Ride on. ride on in majesty Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Hymn: Lord Jesus hath a garden Address
Hymn: All glorv, laud and honour Blessing
Organist. Arwel Hughes


Hans Christian Andersen
Rev. Maldwyn Williams
G. K. Chesterton
Arwel Hughes

The novel by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by R. J. B. Sellar
2—' The Palace of Whitehall'
Other parts played by students of the Edinburgh College of Speech and Drama
Special music by Ian Whyte who conducts the BBC Scottish Orchestra
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
In 1603 the Crowns of Scotland and England were united, and James VI of Scotland became James I of the new realm. It was in an atmosphere of intrigue and jealousy that young Nigel Olifaunt , Lord Glenvarloch, found himself when he arrived from Scotland to reclaim 40,000 merks lent by his father to the King-money needed to offset a mortgage on the Glenvarloch estates.
One day Olifaunt's servant, Ritchie, was assaulted by a mob of London apprentices, but escaped into the home of Margaret Ramsay , who took an immediate interest in the story he told her of his master's plight. At Margaret's insistence, her godfather George Heriot (the King's Goldsmith and one of the most influential men in London) visited Lord Glenvarloch. Heriot took a liking to the young nobleman and went to Court on his behalf, only to find that the name of Glenvarloch made King James fly into an uncontrollable rage.


Novel By:
Sir Walter Scott
Music By:
Ian Whyte
Produced By:
Finlay J. MacDonald
Nigel Olifaunt
Margaret Ramsay
King James VI:
Duncan MacRae
George Heriot:
George Davies
Margaret Ramsay:
Elizabeth Corner
Nigel Olifaunt, Lord Glenvarloch:
Bryden Murdoch
Laidlaw Dalling
Maxwell, the Court Chamberlain:
Liam Hood
Lord Huntingdon:
Ian Stewart

BBC Home Service Basic

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