Thomas Witherings - the post-office of England - local posts - William Dockwra's penny post - Ralph Allen, Post-master of Bath-the first mail-coach - the reforms of Rowland Hill - the postcard - the radio-telegram - the air mail
These are some of the milestones in the history of the post in the last three hundred years. The programme will show how the post has gradually developed, and will end with recorded sound pictures of some of the many branches and activities of the General Post Office today.
The programme compiled by GEORGE WRIGHT and H. L. MORROW
Produced by Felix FELTON and H. L. MORROW
This feature was broadcast in the National programme last night
Again Animated by Max Kester with LEONARD HENRY
FRED YULE MARJORIE LOTINGA DICK FRANCIS PHYLLIS HARDING CLARENCE WRIGHT
MARIE DAYNE THE BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
Written and Devised by LAURI WYLIE
The Wireless Puppets broadcast on Thursday in the National programme
A Programme of Adventure including a talk by PETER EVANS on an emigrant's life in Australia
'On Secret Service', a story by R. HAROLD BREWIS , and a recorded impression of some epic achievements
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