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A programme for those interested in brushing up their French

Script by Emile Harven and M. J. MacDonald

Peter Lamb and Helen Lamb pay a business call on Monsieur Gonze, an asbestos merchant, who has his office in the Rue Saint-Lazare.
Je suis enchanté de faire votre connaissance, I am glad to meet you; spirituel, witty; la plaisanterie, joke; traduire, to translate; la pièce, room; l'eau courante, running water; l'ascenseur, lift; féliciter, to congratulate; l'isolement, insulation; le transformateur, transformer; le coussin, cushion; à son avis, in his opinion; la baisse des prix, drop in prices; la caisse de dynamite, case of dynamite; le sous-sol, basement; le rez-de-chaussée, ground floor.


Emile Harven
M. J. MacDonald
Peter Lamb:
Richard Hurndall
Helen Lamb:
Dorothy Smith
Mademoiselle Pivert:
Cecile Chevreau
Monsieur Gonze:
Jacques Brunius
Peter Carr-Forster
Guy Du Monceau

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Record Review: contributed by Trevor Harvey, Mark Lubbock, and Donald Mitchell
Musical Profile: William Steinberg by Cecil Smith


Anna Instone
Julian Herbage
Introduced by:
Julian Herbage
Trevor Harvey
Mark Lubbock
Donald Mitchell
Cecil Smith

Appeal on behalf of The Friends of the Poor by Mrs. Geoffrey Fisher
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
This Society exists to give relief to those in need and to provide Homes for elderly gentlepeople. Relief is given irrespective of class or creed and with understanding and friendliness. The eight Residential Homes for gentlepeople, which are run by the Society, aim to allay the two fears that beset old age-fear of becoming a burden to the younger generation with its own problems and stresses, and fear of illness. The Society receives more than five hundred applications every year for admittance to its Homes, all too few of which can be met, but which prove the need for the work and for its extension.


Mrs. Geoffrey Fisher

Adapted as a serial in twelve episodes by H. Oldfield Box from Anthony Trollope 's novel
' The Prime Minister '
Episode 11
Characters in order of speaking:
Narrator. Noel Iliff
Produced by David H. Godfrey
Emily has at last confessed to her father that her marriage to Lopez has brought her nothing but misery, and Mr. Wharton has definitely told Lopez that he will give him no further financial assistance. But Lopez, faced with ruin if he cannot secure more capital, is now using the threat of taking Emily with him to Central America.
Emily's child has been born, and has died within a few hours of its birth.
Mr. Wharton, discovering Lopez's double-dealing with regard to his election expenses, has ordered him to leave his house forthwith.


H. Oldfield Box
Anthony Trollope
Noel Iliff
Produced By:
David H. Godfrey
Ferdinand Lopez:
Andrew Faulds
Mr Abel Wharton, Q c:
D. A. Clarke-Smith
Mr Hartlepod:
John Ruddock
Sextus Parker:
Jeffrey Segal
Elizabeth London
Annabel Maule
Mrs Parker:
Doris Gilmore
Quintus Slide:
Brian Haines
Duke of Omnium:
Laidman Browne
Geoffrey Matthews
Everett Wharton:
Derek Hart

* Die junge Magd'
Op. 23 No. 2 (1922)
Six songs on poems by Georg Trekl for voice, flute, clarinet, and string quartet sung by Flora Nielsen (mezzo-soprano) with the Virtuoso Chamber Ensemble:
Edward Walker (flute)
Sidney Fell (clarinet) David Martin (violin) Peter Halling (violin)
Gwynne Edwards (viola) Willem de Mont (cello)


Georg Trekl
Sung By:
Flora Nielsen
Edward Walker
Sidney Fell
David Martin
Peter Halling
Gwynne Edwards
Willem de Mont

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