A Programme of Letters on State and Family occasions
Compiled from the writings of Kings and Queens to their Consorts, their Children, their Servants, their Ministers, and their Friends
Letters pathetic, letters amusing, letters ceremonial, letters intimateâsurviving through the centuries. They have been found in this collection and the other, most of the research having been done by Ivor Vinogradov, an authority on matters of history, who gave two broadcast talks last year. Few who listen can fail to feel the irony of a letter of devotion from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn, or the pathos of one of terror from her to him when, two years later, she was a 'doleful prisoner in the Tower'.
A Programme of Dance Music from the British Isles
Devised and presented by Paul Askew featuring
Bobby Hind and his Band from the Beach Dance Hall, Aberdeen
The Orpheans directed by Frank Rea from the Orpheus Restaurant, Belfast
Larry Brennan and his Band from the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool
Douglas Swallow and his Band from the Palais de Danse, Birmingham
Glyn Samuel and his Band from the Rolls Hall, Monmouth
Harry Evans and his Band from the Grand Hotel, Torquay
The programme linked together by The BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall from London
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