Introduced by Bill Gates
A story, a hymn, and a prayer
John Madin at the BBC theatre organ
Band of the Royal Artillery (Woolwich)
Conducted by Lt.-Col. Owen Geary , M.B.E.
Director of Music, R.A.
(Leader, George Deason )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet )
' The Nettle Garden ' by Norah Burke
Read by Thea Wells
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
John Shineboume (cello)
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
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
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
Entr'acte Players directed by Sidney Crooke with Rena Edwards (soprano)
You and the News
1— 'What is News?'
C. G. Stuttard introduces the series by explaining how different sorts of information become news items, with examples of personal, local, and general news
Syd Dean and his Band
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.
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Principal characters this week:
by Bill Gates
Adapted for broadcasting by the author.
at the BBC theatre organ
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
Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.
A story of country folk.
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
Tunes you have asked us to play
by Charles Dickens
Adapted as a serial for broadcasting in eight instalments by Philip Wade
7-' Housekeeping '
Produced by Archie Campbell
Heralding Variety in the North with the Kordites
The Hedley Ward Trio
Ivor Moreton and Dave Kaye
Ray Martin and his Orchestra
Presented by Bowker Andrews
Raymond Baxter and Bill Hartley set off from London on a journey in the style of fifty years ago. They introduce their ancient motor car, and some veteran motoring types are there to see them off
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Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra with Jean Campbell
David Oarey , The Staplejacks
From the Savoy Hotel
Compton Mackenzie reads an abridged version of his novel
11—' Marriage of Columbine '
Don Caple directs
The Moonrakers with Rosemary Squires
Presented by Duncan Wood