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A programme for those interested in brushing up their French
Un Chapeau Rigolo
Script by Emile Harven and M. J. MacDonald
On their way to Lyon, Peter and Helen get out of their car at Vierzon to stretch their legs. They stop in front of a shop window with the notice ' Tout pour l'habillement.' A remarkable hat attracts their attention.
Articles de peche, fishing-tackle; la vitrine, shop window; la canne a peche, fishing-rod; le tour (de tete), size (in hats); avec le bord rabanu, with the brim pulled down; releve par derrière, turned up at the back; pour votre usage quotidien, for your daily use; l'oeil droit, the right eye; remplir, to fill; un achat, a purchase; un impermeable, mackintosh; le gilet, waist-coat; le short, shorts; la ceinture, belt; se baigner, to bathe; Ie maillot de bain, swimsuit; Ie caoutchouc, rubber; plonger, to dive; Ie bonnet de bain, bathing-cap; le chandail, sweater, jersey; le veston, jacket; la caisse, cash-desk; la facture, bill.


Script By:
Emile Harven
Script By:
M. J. MacDonald
Peter Lamb:
Richard Hurndall
Helen Lamb:
Dorothy Smith
Jean Driant
Peter Carr-Forster

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' Chopin's Piano Studies ' by Gerald Abraham
' Rubbra's Missa in Honorem Sancti Dominici ' by Geoffrey Crankshaw
'Musical Profile: Andr Navarra ' by Joan Chissell
' Music for Easter ' by Felix Felton


Edited By:
Anna Instone
Edited By:
Julian Herbage
Introduced By:
Gerald Abraham
Geoffrey Crankshaw
Andr Navarra
Joan Chissell
Felix Felton

' Hare and the Easter Eggs' by Alison Uttley told by David
5.25 For Children of all Ages:
This Joyful Eastertide
A Children's Service from the Easter Garden in St.
Barbara's Church, Coventry. Conducted by the Rev. Canon E. Moore Darling , assisted by the Vicar, the Rev. Patrick Fedden with children of the parish and two young visitors


Alison Uttley
Told By:
Rev. Canon E. Moore Darling
Rev. Patrick Fedden

Appeal on behalf of The Presbyterian Settlement by Margaret Rawllngs
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
For fifty-five years the Presbyterian Settlement has given its services to the people of East London. Clubs for all ages, from those for small children to a Darby and Joan Club , meet regularly each week. The holiday home for the Settlement provides a place for rest and change.
Funds are needed to maintain these activities and pay off the debt incurred in rebuilding the Settlement House, which was destroyed in the war.


Margaret Rawllngs
Miss Margaret Rawlings.
Joan Club

The novel by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by R. J. B. Sellar
3—' The Duke Threatens '
Special music by Ian Whyte who conducts the BBC Scottish Orchestra
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
In 1620 Nigel Olifaunt , Lord Glenvarloch, arrived in London to reclaim a large sum of money lent by his father to King James VI of Scotland -now James I of the United Kingdom. The young and lovely Margaret Ramsay, the daughter of one of the king's Scottish retainers, took an interest in Nigel's affairs and made it possible for him to gain access to the Palace of Whitehall. There, Lord Huntinglen, an old family friend, pleaded Nigel's case with King James and got from the king a mysterious warning that Nigel should, for his own safety, leave the city immediately.


Novel By:
Sir Walter Scott
R. J. B. Sellar
Music By:
Ian Whyte
Produced By:
Finlay J. MacDonald
Nigel Olifaunt
King James VI:
Duncan MacRae
Lord Huntinglen:
Ian Stewart
Nigel Olifaunt, Lord Glenvarloch:
Bryden Murdoch
George Heriot:
George Davies
Maxwell, the Court Chamberlain:
Liam Hood
Duke of Buckingham:
Robert Bond
Lord Dalgarno:
Douglas Storm
Margaret Ramsay:
Elizabeth Corner
Dame Suddlechop:
Elizabeth Ashley

by Robert E. Sherwood
Shortly before his election as President of the United States for the third time in 1940, Roosevelt publicly said of himself, ' I am an old campaigner, and I love a good fight.' It was during this election campaign that the American author and dramatist, Robert E. Sher wood, began the association with Roosevelt which grew into friendship and lasted until the President's death. As one of the team who worked on the drafts of Roosevelt's speeches, Mr. Sherwood had a close view of the President's methods. Tonight he gives some personal impressions of life with the ' old campaigner.'
A. P. Ryan writes on page 3


Robert E. Sherwood
Robert E. Sher
A. P. Ryan

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