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: The Children's Hour

A Fishing Expedition off the Pembrokeshire Coast

: The Clifton Zoo

Mr. Richard C. Clarke


Speaker: Richard C. Clarke

: Humour in Line

Mr. Robert A. Bennett

One of the series of talks on 'Humour in the Professions'. Mr. Bennett is a cartoonist to whom the turning of innocent lines into mirth-provoking contours is part of the daily round.
(Picture on page 110.)


Speaker: Robert A. Bennett

: Eye-Witness Account of the Match between Glamorgan and Gloucestershire

Mr. Norman Riches

(Picture on page 110.)


Speaker: Norman Riches

: An Instrumental Interlude

The Station Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Busfield


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Busfield

: My Favourite Ballads

A Recital by Joseph Farrington (Bass).

Masefield's breezy ballad of the man who 'must go down to the sea again' has attracted several Composers. Of all the settings John Ireland's seems best to achieve (in the last line of each verse) the sense of longing that the poem expresses-the longing to answer 'the wild call... that may not be denied'.
The late Charles Wood's Ethiopia saluting the Colours is a vivid little picture (the words are Walt Whitman's) of an old Negro woman, 'so ancient, hardly human', rising from the roadside to curtsey to the troops as they march through Carolina, and telling her story to the onlooker, who sees in her a personification of ancient wrongs.


Bass: Joseph Farrington

: S.B. from London

(9.15 Local Announcements; Sports Bulletin)

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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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