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A London borough grows its food
Councillor H. H. Wilmot , J'.P.,
Mayor of FincMey
A month ago Graham Castle described how the Gloucestershire viDages were attempting to grow their own food. This movement is not confined to the counties. Many boroughs have made great strides, as CounciUor Wilmot wi)! show.


H. H. Wilmot
Counciuor Wilmot

London v. Bristol
A second version of the popular American parlour game, presented and compered by Neil Munro, assisted by Morley Adams, with F.H. Grisewood as Master of Ceremonies

At the end of this programme the Director of Variety, John Watt, will announce the result of the third Prize Puzzle Corner, broadcast on February 8 and 10


Neil Munro
Assisted By:
Morley Adams
F. H. Grisewood
John Watt

'Seeing Wales'
A programme for St. David's Day, by T. Rowland Hughes, produced by Enid
In this feature you will hear descriptions of scenes from different parts of Wales and will be introduced to some Welsh characters, including a farmer from the rich fields of Anglesey, a young Welsh quarryman, a milkmaid from a Merioneth farm, a shepherd from the Brecknock Beacons, and a collier from the Rhondda Valley.


T. Rowland Hughes

Last of the series of discussions in which three men ask a parson some of the questions that are in many people's minds these days

If what has been said about God and man on preceding nights is true, what does it mean in simple, straightforward terms ? On this question a newcomer to the discussions will have some uncomfortable things to say. He represents the great number of people who feel that the Church is always taking refuge in long explanations from the simple demands of Jesus.

These four discussions will be followed up by two sermons to be broadcast tomorrow, March 2, by Canon F. A. Cockin , the 'parson', who will conduct both the morning and the evening services in the Home programme.


The Parson:
Canon F.A. Cockin

Symphony No. 8, In F played by BBC Orchestra (Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Beethoven himself called the Eighth Symphony a ' little symphony ' and although it is imbued from first to last with gay spirits and is almost as light in texture as a Haydn or Mozart symphony, it was no great success when it was first performed. The reason for this, said Beethoven, is ' because it is so much better than the other'(the No. 7). Beethoven, however, was not necessarily a good judge of his own music.


Paul Beard
Sir Adrian Boult

Men from distant lands of the Dominions and Colonies come to the microphone at this time every fortnight to tell of the trade they followed and the homes they .left to join the Sght for freedom
' From Britain's oldest Dominion '
Sergeant Jeff Carnem (St. Johns) and Bombardier W. B. Tucker
(Grand Falls) .


Sergeant Jeff Carnem
B. Tucker

Programme devised and written by Wilfrid Rooke Ley with Violet Marquesita , Wilfrid Rooke Ley , Andrea Matandrinos ,
Cecile Chevreau , and William Ashley
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
Presented by Desmond Davis
Deep down in a certain cellar, which you must imagine to be both soundproof and bomb-proof, the night life of London still goes on. There the exiles of every nation gather to drink the remaining stocks of the wine of their country, and to listen to their native music.
Listeners can depend on a romantic atmosphere and background in any programme devised by the deviser of ' The Table under the Tree', especially when it is to be performed by so gifted and cosmopolitan a cast.


Written By:
Wilfrid Rooke Ley
Violet Marquesita
Wilfrid Rooke Ley
Andrea Matandrinos
Cecile Chevreau
William Ashley
Tate Gilder
Conducted By:
Mark H. Lubbock
Presented By:
Desmond Davis

The recording van visits the far West
Programme presented by Clifton Helliwell and Leslie Baily
Produced by Douglas Oeverdon
This programme was originally broadcast in the ' Music-Makers' Half-Hour' series in November of last year. It gives a recorded picture of amateur music-making activities in Cornwall.


Presented By:
Clifton Helliwell
Presented By:
Leslie Baily
Produced By:
Douglas Oeverdon

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BBC Home Service is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 1st September 1939 and ended on the 29th September 1967.

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