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An Easter holiday programme
Edited by Lionel Gamlin
Stamp Collectors' Bulletin
Kenneth F. Chapman, Editor of Philately, pays his usual holiday visit with the latest news from the stamp world
Festival of Sport
Rex Alston gives you an illustrated preview of the nation-wide preparations for sports activities during the Festival of Britain from May to September this year
A special report prepared by your sports correspondents, Harold Rogers and Alec Weeks


Edited By:
Lionel Gamlin
Kenneth F. Chapman
Harold Rogers

A programme for children under five
' Don't go. lady. Sing Polly kettle-on, please.' said a little girl, weeping into the loudspeaker. Unhappily she was disappointed, for the ' lady ' did not obligingly repeat the song. We expect, however, that this little listener will have heard it several times since and that she, and all the others for whom it is a favourite, will enjoy hearing it again tomorrow and on Thursday of this week. Another little girl was more fortunate. If there is time,' she said one day to the lady in the speaker, ' may we have ring-a-ring-o'roses? ' To her joy,' writes her mother, * the lady heard her and we had itl ' We are g'ad to know how often such happy coincidences occur. For the younger listeners among our under-fives the nursery rhymes are, of course, the most important part of their ' programme. They listen to and interpret them in their own individual ways. One little girl, for instance, always gets ready shovel and brush in case we should sing Here we go round the mulberry bush,' while a certain boy is sure that in ' Twinkle, twinkle, little star ' the star means where granny is, with God.
Elizabeth A. Taylor


Elizabeth A. Taylor

Introduced by Mary Hill and including
Maisie Britton speaking In the series in which husbands and wives describe ' How We Met'
' Over the Hills and Far Away: Spring in Finland,' by Moira Savonius
Dr. C. E. M. Joad on ' The Importance of Good Cooking.'
' March Profile': a radio portrait of a woman in the news during the past month, by Gordon Cruickshank
Serial: 'Moulded in Earth ' by Richard Vaughan. Abridged by Brenda Markham. Read by Basil Jones


Introduced By:
Mary Hill
Maisie Britton
Moira Savonius
Dr. C. E. M. Joad
Gordon Cruickshank
Richard Vaughan.
Abridged By:
Brenda Markham.
Read By:
Basil Jones

Script by Lesley Wilson
Last week Mrs. Freeman returned to her own flat. Gwen and Bob back from a week-end at Sally's cottage said they had been joined by Richard Fulton who was seeking refuge from Miss Garside and Michael Fanshawe. Gerda announced her engagement to Henry Thornton and said she was going to be married ' almost immediately.' Bob jeered at her talk about a medical career. Because of this Gerda told Dr. Dale she felt she would not be able to go on working for him. Dr. Dale asked her to reconsider it and promised to speak to Bob.
(Continued in next column)
Principal characters this week:


Script By:
Lesley Wilson
Richard Fulton
Michael Fanshawe.
Henry Thornton
Mrs Date:
Ellis Powell
Dr Dale:
Douglas Burbidge
Gwen Dale:
Beryl Ca,der
Bob Dale:
Derek Hart
Mrs Freeman:
Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane:
Thelma Hunhes
Mrs Morgan:
Grace Allardyce
David Owen:
Anthonv James
Isabel Fielding:
Thea Wells
Richard Fulton:
Norman Chidtjey
Gerda Peterson:
Pat Jamblin
Charles Lamb
Susie Thompkins:
Molly Lawson
Michael Harding
Stan Skeats:
Lewis Stringer
Michael Fanshawe:
Andrew Faulds
Maud French:
Gwen Day-Burroughs
Miss Pink:
Viola Merritt
Miss Simmonds:
Evelyn Moore

Presentation of the Sportin.q Record trophy to this year's winner: by the Minister of Health, the Rt. Hon.
Hilary Marquand , M.P.
Before and after the ceremony Raymond Glendenning and Earnonn Andrews interview some sporting personalities present
From the Savoy Hotel. London


Hilary Marquand
Raymond Glendenning
Earnonn Andrews

Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.
A story of country folk.


Edward J. Mason
Geoffrey Webb
Godfrey Baseley
Tony Shryane Daniel Archer, the farmer: Harry Oakes
Doris Archer, his wife:
Gwen Berryman
Philip Archer, their younger son:
Norman Painting
Christine Archer, their daughter:
Pamela Mant
Jack Archer, their elder son:
Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer, his wife:
June Spencer
Mr Fairbrother, a wealthy farmer:
Leslie Bowmar
Grace Fairbrother, his daughter:
Monica Grey
Walter Gabriel, Dan's neighbour:
Robert Mawdesley
Simon, the farmhand:
Eddie Robinson
Bill Slater, Peggy's cousin:
John Franklyn

A series of domestic comedies written by Bebe Daniels ,
Bob Black , and Bill Harding
22— 'The Private Life of Ben ' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Doris Rogers , Molly Weir
Horace Percival , David Enders


Written By:
Bebe Daniels
Written By:
Bob Black
Written By:
Bill Harding
Barbara Lyon
Richard Lyon
Doris Rogers
Molly Weir
Horace Percival
David Enders

by Charles Dickens
Adapted as a serial for broadcasting in eight instalments by Philip Wade
7-' Housekeeping '
Produced by Archie Campbell


Charles Dickens
Philip Wade
Produced By:
Archie Campbell
David Copperfleld:
David Enders
Leslie Heritage
Miss Clarissa:
Ella Milne
Miss Lavinia:
Susan Richards
Patricia Field
Miss Betsy Trotwood:
Gladys Young
Mr Micawber:
Edgar K Bruce
Mrs Micawber:
Betty Hardy
Gabrielle Blunt
Uriah Heep:
Charles Leno

Heralding Variety in the North with the Kordites
The Hedley Ward Trio
Johnny Lockwood
Pat Kirkwood
Freddie Sales
Ivor Moreton and Dave Kaye
Al Read
Ray Martin and his Orchestra
Presented by Bowker Andrews


Johnny Lockwood
Pat Kirkwood
Freddie Sales
Ivor Moreton
Dave Kaye
Al Read
Ray Martin
Presented By:
Bowker Andrews

Light Programme

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