EVEN before the days of Christmas Numbers, the ' festive season ' always appealed particularly to the writers. Dickens's ' Christmas Carol ' is the most famous example, and Scrooge will always remain the typical instance of the workings of the Christmas spirit; but there are plenty of others, which Miss Spice will recall this afternoon.
BROADCASTING in America has always a particular interest for us, if only because of the difficulty of deciding between the conflicting accounts of its merits and demerits as compared with our own system. Last year Dr. Storr-Best gave a talk on his observation of educational broadcasting in the United States, in the course of a visit he had just made. He has now returned from a second visit, and this evening he will give his impressions of the direction in which things have boon moving in the meantime. it
EVERY Christmas sees a revival of interest in the old plays-many of them very beautiful and dramatically effective-in which our ancestors depicted the great ' miracles ' of Bible history and the lives of the Saints. In this talk Mr. Earle will deal particularly with Nativity plays.
A Nativity Play in Three Scenes
By BERNARD WALKE
Relayed from St. HILARY'S CHURCH, MARAZION,
S.B. from Plymouth
ONE of the most notable of the Christmas broadcasts last year was the relaying of the annual Nativity play from the little church of St. Hilary at Marazion, in the extreme West of Cornwall. The technical difficulties to be surmounted were considerable, but they were conquered, and all the impressive simplicity of this unaffected rustic miracle play was transmitted to listeners who had never had such an experience before. There is every reason to believe that this broadcast will at least not be inferior to last year's.
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