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by Agnes Ingle
The spot was Peking between the wars and the language was Chinese. Mrs. Ingle found it deceptively easy at first. It was only when she came to realise the subtleties and that the same Chinese word can mean the number ten, a flag, a lion, and several other things—just depending on the way you say it-that she knew she would never come near mastering the language.


Agnes Ingle

A cricketing comedy adapted from his own novel by Charles Hatton
Produced by R. D. Smith


Novel By:
Charles Hatton
Produced By:
R. D. Smith
Colonel Westcott:
Peter Powell
Tony Hinton:
Leigh Crutchley
Ted Spencer:
Leonard White
Bobbie Spencer:
Julia Lang
John Gabriel
Peter Claughton
Derek Birch
Jack Allen
Derek Whiley:
Edward Jewesbury
Telephone Operator:
Betty Linton
John Dearth
Geoffrey Lumsden
Collecting Man:
Leigh Crutchley
Alan Skempton
Derek Birch

Five Tales from
' Round the World Stories ' by Stella Mead
3—' The Dragon in the Kettle '
A tale from Burma told by David
For Children of All Ages
* Mossy Green Theatre ' by Mary Dunn
A serial play in fiveparts with music by Alan Paul
3— 'The Trap'
At the piano. Roma Clarke
Production by Josephine Plummer
(Seymour Green is appearing in 'Saint Joan ' at the St. Martin's Theatre, London) After a terrible morning of ups and downs of hope and disappointment in Mossy Green Theatre, it was at last decided that Binnie Small, the charming little harvest mouse with a lovely voice, could have the part of Cinderella.
5.50 Children's Hour prayers for Lent conducted by the Bishop of Aston, the Rt. Rev. Michael Parker


Stories By:
Stella Mead
Mary Dunn
Music By:
Alan Paul
Roma Clarke
Production By:
Josephine Plummer
Rev. Michael Parker
Ursula Hirst
Mr Snout, the badger:
Norman Shelley
Gloria La Souris the white mouse:
Betty Hardy
Janet Morrison
Binnie, the country mouse:
Marjorie Westbury
Mrs Small, her mother:
Sybil Arundale
Monty, her youngest brother:
Sheila Moloney
Ginger Brown 'the red squirrel:
Dudley Jones
Miss Spike:
Joan Clement Scott
Seymour Green

Five broadcasts on the transition from Roman Britain to Saxon England
2—The First English Peter Hunter Blair
Lecturer in the Department of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Cambridge
John Morris
Lecturer in History
University College. London
C. L. Matthews amateur archaeologist
What actually happened in Britain between A.D. 400 and 450, when the central authority of the Roman Province collapsed? What sort of people were the first Saxons-when did' they begin to settle in Britain? And what customs did they bring with them? Was Hengist a real or a legendary leader?
In discussing possible answers to such questions as these, the speakers use the evidence available to put the puzzle together and show what pieces are still missing.


L. Matthews

A musical programme featuring songs easy to remember with Isabelle Lucas , Bryan Johnson
The Peter Knight Singers
Harry Rabinowitz and the Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader. David Paget ) with assistance from
Jimmy Dyrenforth who devised the programme
Producer. David Miller


Isabelle Lucas
Bryan Johnson
Harry Rabinowitz
David Paget
Jimmy Dyrenforth
David Miller

BBC Home Service Basic

About BBC Home Service

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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