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A radio play by James Hilton and Barbara Burnham based on the novel by James Hilton
Other parts played by Sarah Caisley. Dera Cooper Eric Francis , Patricia Hayes
Molly Lawson. Janet Morrison and Susan Richards
Guitarist. Bert Weedon
Scene: The cathedral town of Calder-bury and its environs, summer 1938
Production by Vivian A Daniels


Play By:
James Hilton
Play By:
Barbara Burnham
Novel By:
James Hilton
Played By:
Sarah Caisley.
Played By:
Dera Cooper
Played By:
Eric Francis
Patricia Hayes
Molly Lawson.
Janet Morrison
Susan Richards
Bert Weedon
Production By:
Vivian A Daniels
The Writer:
T St John Barry
The Man in the Pub:
Richard Bebb
David Newcome, the little doctor:
Deryck Guyler
Jessica, his wife:
Belle Chrystall
Leni Kraft, a German dancer:
Hildy Christian
The Judge:
John Ruddock
The Prison Governor:
Richard Williams
The Chaplain:
Edgar Norfolk

by Alan Yates
Will the time come when men will be able to make the rain ' go away and come again another day'? This possibility is being taken seriously and many experiments have been made. Alan Yates , who took part in one in the summer of 1952, describes what happened as he sat in his glider in the middle of a cumulus cloud over Bedfordshire.


Alan Yates
Alan Yates

For Younger Listeners
Five tales from
' Round the World Stories ' by Stella Mead 4
—' The Old Woman and Her Goat '
A tale from Africa told by Eve
For Children of All Ages
' Mossy Green Theatre ' by Mary Dunn
A serial play in five parts with music by Alan Paul
4 — ' The Rescue '
At the piano, Alan Paul
Production by Josephine Plummer
Binnie Small, the little harvest mouse, had been given the day off from rehearsals for the ' Cinderella 'pantomime which was to be given at Mossy Green Theatre, and she and Waney had hired a boat from Otter Brothers on the banks of Bartley Water, so that they could paddle upstream and have supper at the famous Grotto Cafe. Just before they arrived, they saw a mysterious light in a big cave, and decided to explore it.
(Seymour Green is appearing in St. Joan ' at the St. Martin's Theatre, London)
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
Alan Paul
Production By:
Josephine Plummer
Rev. Michael Parker
Ursula Hirst
Binnie, the country mouse:
Marjorie Westbury
Mrs Small, her mother:
Sybil Arundale
Two villainous weasels:Barty:
Wilfred Babbage
Arthur Bush
Ginger Brown, the red squirrel:
Dudley Jones
Gloria La Souris, the white mouse (alias Belinda):
Betty Hardy
Janet Morrison
Mr Croaker, the frog:
Geoffrey Wincott
Seymour Green

Five broadcasts on the transition from Roman Britain to Saxon England
3—The Historical Arthur
C. A. Ralegh Radford formerly Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Wales and Director of the British School at Rome
John Morris
Lecturer in History.
University College. London
C. L. Matthews amateur archaeologist
Was there really a King Arthur? The legend of a King and h:s knights first appears in the twelfth ctntury. The name Arthur '— commander of a British army, who defeated the Saxons at Badon-goes back to an eighth-century chronicle, but the events he is concerned with took place between A.D. 450 and 500. How much do subsequent writers really know about Arthur; what foundation has the legend; and how does it fit into the stormy history of the late fifth century?
Speakers in this programme discuss the British resistance to Saxon invaders in the late fifth century and evidence (archaeological and literary) for the existence of a leader called Arthur.


L. Matthews

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