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Edited and introduced by James Fisher
' Globe-Spanners ' is the name given by Abel Chapman to that large family of birds, the waders, a group renowned for their very lengthy migrations.
GEORGE YEATES recounts his experiences on wader breeding-grounds in the Scottish Highlands and islands, and in Iceland.
Eric ENNION, who watches and rings waders during their passage migration and in winter, gives some results of his studies.
KENNETH WILLIAMSON reports on the increasing frequency of American waders making transatlantic Sights to this country.
Produced by Jeffery Boswall


Introduced By:
James Fisher
Abel Chapman
Produced By:
Jeffery Boswall

A series in which figures from novels and plays of the past are introduced by writers of today
Richard Usborne presents
Bertie Wooster from novels of P. G. Wodehouse
Bertie Wooster played by Hugh Burden
Also taking part:
William Fox. Felix Felton
Mary O'Farrell , Marjorie Westbury
Mary Wimbush ,Virginia Winter
Production by Rayner Heppenstall


Bertie Wooster
P. G. Wodehouse
Bertie Wooster
Played By:
Hugh Burden
William Fox.
Felix Felton
Mary O'Farrell
Marjorie Westbury
Mary Wimbush
Virginia Winter
Production By:
Rayner Heppenstall

Last week the historic town of Caernarvon was host for this annual competitive festival of poetry and song
Havard Gregory reviews the main events of the week and introduces recordings made during the competitions and the Crowning and Chairing ceremonies
Programme produced by W. R. Owen and James Williams


Produced By:
W. R. Owen
Produced By:
James Williams

* Granny's Wonderful Chair * by Frances Browne adapted as a serial play in six parts by Estelle Holt 4 — ' The Story of Childe Charity '
Produced by David Davis
Childe Charity did all the chores-
The beggar-woman sleeps and snores-But worthy of her name was she The little orphan Charity.
5.30 For Older Children
' The Pilgrim's Progress'
From This World to That Which Is To Come
Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream by John Bunyan
Arranged in six episodes and told by David
4—' Vanity Fair '
' Behold Vanity Fair! the Pilgrims there Are chain'd and stand beside;
Even so it was our Lord pass'd here, And on Mount Calvary dy'd.'


Frances Browne
Produced By:
David Davis
John Bunyan
The Chair:
Carleton Hobbs
Patricia Field
King Winwealth:
Wilfred Babbage
Princess Greedalind:
Mollie Maureen
Queen Wantall:
Phoebe Hodgson
Leslie Perrins
Joan Clement Scott
Elaine MacNamara
Her cousins:
Gillian Andrews
Her cousins:
Ursula Hirst
Ella Milne
Mary O'Farrell

Appeal on behalf of the Chalfont Colony for Epileptics by Flora Robson, C.B.E.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Miss Flora Robson, [address removed]
The Colony, Chalfont St. Peter, provides employment and accommodation for five hundred epileptics from all over the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1893, and there is now an urgent need for the modernisation of many of its buildings and for raising the standard of comfort of the colonists to comply with present-day ideas. Much has been done in the past few years but much still remains to be done; to enable this improvement to continue, the Colony is dependent on the generosity of the charitable public.

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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