Introduced by Brian Kay from the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London. Kenneth Alwyn
conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , with guest singer Mary Carewe , pianist Penelope Thwaites , and the Central Band of the Royal Air Force (by permission of the Air Force Board of the Defence
Council), conducted by Wing Commander Rob Wiffin. At
8.15, during the interval,
Brian Kay plays music on disc. Producer Alan Boyd
Andrew Sachs begins an eight-part reading of Gabriel Chevallier 's comic masterpiece of small-town politics, religion and public conveniences.
1: The mayor of Clochemerle decrees that the public urinal should be built directly in front of the church door. Abridged by John Hartley Producer Paul Kent
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