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: A Light Symphony Concert

Relayed from the National Museum of Wales.

: The Delights of Swimming

Mr. S. G. Hedges


Speaker: S.G. Hedges

: The Children's Hour

Stories from Dickens, "Nicholas Nickleby": V

"In those Days," by Eleanor Farjeon.

"The Magic Saucepan," by Cicely M. Rutley.


Author (In Those Days): Eleanor Farjeon
Author (The Magic Saucepan): Cicely M. Rutley

: Organ Recital

relayed from the New Palace Theatre, Bristol.

: The Station Director: Today and Tomorrow, including the month's work at the Station


Speaker: The Station Director [name uncredited]

: Away to the Maypole, Hie!

The Station Trio: Frank Thomas (Violin); Ronald Harding (Violoncello); Hubert Pengelly (Pianoforte)


Violinist: Frank Thomas
Cellist: Ronald Harding
Pianist: Hubert Pengelly

: Away to the Maypole, Hie!: Maypole Morning

A Play in One Act by Harold Brighouse.
Played by The Station Radio Players

Scene: A village Green near Tunbridge, May 1, 1665
The time is 6 a.m.

Although the Restoration has succeeded the Commonwealth, Puritan rule in the villages is not dead at this time and the village girls who come Maying do so apprehensively, for the Squire of the village is very strict and his own daughter is not allowed to become engaged to the man of her choice, but is promised to a certain Zerubbabel who is as pious as his name.

8.30 Trio


Author: Harold Brighouse
Charles II: Daniel Roberts
Sir Giles Crosby: Donald Davies
Hugh Windham: Ivor Maddox
Richard Pitchcroft: Jack Parkin
Zerubbabel Petch: W.P. Thomas
Patience Crosby: Muriel Barnett
Susan: and Phoebe (two village girls)
Villagers and a Taborer: [artists uncredited]

: S.B. from London

(9.35 Local Announcements)
(to 0.00)

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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.

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