George Elrick introduces your request records
'Good? You mean highbrow'
This is Bert Palmer 's starting-point in the first of six discussions with Frank Tilsley , the critic and novelist. Speaking as the Plain Man , he is trying to find out whether all this appreciation of art is not just snobbery, and what Frank Tilsley really means when he calls a work of art-it may be a painting by El Greco , or a song by Bing Crosby—‘ good ' or ' bad '
Conducted by Lt. C. H. Jaeger
Director of Music
Frank Titterton (tenor)
Lt. C. H.
' Comock, the Eskimo '
His adventures on the island, told by Robert Flaherty
andJames Moody (piano)
A Christmas holiday programme
Edited by Lionel Gamlin
Spotlight on Sport
Famous sports stars tell you about their professional career and give you some hints based on their own experience
Series devised and presented by Harold Rogers and Alec Weeks
Margaret Wellington Great Britain 1948 Olympic Games
Marcel Stellman invites you to go aboard his Mystery Express for a musical tour of the world. When the express stops, it is up to you to recognise the name of the country from the music and speech you hear
(Continued in next column)
The Schoolboys' Exhibition
Over to the New Horticultural Hall, Westminster, again for another flying visit-by-radio during which you hear young visitors to the exhibition discussing possible careers with expert advisers
Margaret Wellington Great
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Harold Fairhurst (violin)
Introduced by Olive Shapley
' What's Going On': spotlight on current affairs
Stately Homes : 1—Crosby Hall. '
Crosby Hall , in London, is a club for university women students from all over the world. Originally the fifteenth-century hall formed part of the town mansion of Sir John Crosby. Rosemary Part , a member of the staff, describes its history, and one of the students tells you what it is like to live there
' Talking and Playing': Kelty MacLeod pays us a second visit with her Celtic harp
' Marking Time,' by Virginia Graham
' Beginners in the Kitchen : Meals for a Family,' by Marguerite Patten
Many housewives who are no longer actually beginners in the kitchen have young families and feel that they would be glad of some advice on the planning and preparing of family meals.
Readings from ' The Tale of Beatrix Potter ' by Margaret Lane , chosen by Evelyn Gibbs. Read by Jill Balcon
Arthur Birkby and his Octet with Roland Robson (baritone)
Jack White and his Band
A message of comfort and cheer for all ' in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity '
Today's speaker, who is introduced by Stuart Hibberd , is the Rev. Ronald Selby Wright , Minister of the Kirk of the Canongate , Edinburgh
Rev. Ronald Selby
Conductor, Kemlo Stephen
The Bobby Howell Orchestra
Tunes you have asked us to play
Tonight: excarpts from
‘ Tales of Hoffmann’ by Offenbach
BBC Opera Chorus
(trained by John Clements )
BBC Opera Orchestra
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Introduced by Stephen Williams
Voice of Antonia's mother:
with Stanley Holloway and Billy Mayerl
with Owen Walters and his Orchestra
Tonight's guest, Janys Holm
Each week Victor Silvester gives you a ten-minute dancing lesson, thirty minutes of dance music played by his Ball-room Orchestra
Produced by David Miller
* Further Experiences of an Irish R.M.' by E. CE. Somerville and Martin Ross
Read by Joe Linnane
' The Pug-Nosed Fox': Part 2
Jack Byfield and his Players Frederic Curzon at the organ