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: Broadcast to Schools: The Arts and Crafts

by Mr. Isaac J. Williams, Keeper of Art in the National Museum of Wales.


Speaker: Isaac J. Williams

: The Station Trio

Frank Thomas (Violin); Frank Whitnall (Violoncello); Vera McComb Thomas (Pianoforte)


Violinist: Frank Thomas
Cellist: Frank Whitnall
Pianist: Vera McComb Thomas

: The Land of Arthur Machen

Mr. J. Kyrle Fletcher


Speaker: J. Kyrle Fletcher

: Man and His Past: 2: The Old Stone Age

Mr. E.K. Tratman


Speaker: E.K. Tratman

: Vive La France!

The Station Orchestra
Conductor, Warwick Braithwaite


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

: Vive La France!: Kate Winter (Soprano)


Soprano: Kate Winter

: Vive La France!: For France

An episode of the Franco-Prussian War by John Oswald Francis.

A Room in a cottage in rural France on a cold winter's night, after a heavy fall of snow. Lonjanne was, in his youth, a soldier in the army of Napoleon the First, and has lived on to the time of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, in which our story is placed. Picture Loujanne, when lie speaks, as an aged man, white haired and shrunken, who comes in from out of doors, wearing a long cloak with a shawl wrapped about his head to protect him from the cold. On the right-hand wide of the poorly furnished room there is a bright blaze of burning logs in a fireplace, beyond which a door leads to an inner kitchen, opening upon the garden. In the back wall is the main door flanked by the still uncurtained window, through which snow may be seen, bright under the moonlight, with a Prussian guard house not far away.
Louis is a young French soldier in the French uniform of the period, with a full-skirted coat and service cap. Sergeant Bepler is a heavy crop-headed Prussian, with a rather good-humoured face. As the play begins Marie, an old woman in peasant costume, speaks to her daughter Helene.


Writer: John Oswald Francis

: Vive La France!: Kate Winter


Soprano: Kate Winter

: My Favourite Songs: 5: Part I

A Recital by Walter Glynne (Tenor).


Tenor: Walter Glynne

: The Station Orchestra


Musicians: The Station Orchestra

: My Favourite Songs: Part II

Walter Glynne


Tenor: Walter Glynne

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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