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'Empire Mail Bag'


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A Talk by the Director of Empire and Foreign Services
In the issue of February 16 THE RADIO TIMES inaugurated a new feature called
What the Empire Listener Thinks'. which published letters from listeners in and outside the Empire bearing on the Christmas Broadcast. The page proved so popular that it was decided to continue it, and letters from listeners overseas were featured in our issues of March 23, May 4, and June 22.
Now the idea is to be carried further, and listeners over here are to be kept in touch with listeners all over the world. In far-off places many of us have friends and relatives who hear Big Ben and some of our national events just as if they were in England. Tonight the Director of Empire and Foreign Services is to compere a 'talk' which will be an actual reaction from correspondence from listeners in the Empire to the Empire programmes. It will take the form of an Empire tour, and the letters themselves will be read by members of the Empire Programme Staff. And so the impression will be conveyed that Empire listeners themselves will be speaking to him.


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