(S.B. from Swansea)
A Recital of Traditional Welsh Tunes played on the Harp by Elsie Thomas (Telynores Tawe)
On the High Seas has come to mean a certain lawlessness and freedom. Black flags appear, complete with the device of skull and crossbones.
But there are also high seas where billows roll, and winds roar, and lightnings flash, and all the properties come into action. The programme has storms, mutinies and pirates, but like every good sea turn ends with the hornpipe.
The Ship Sails
The Deil's awa' wi' the Exciseman
Mutiny-The 'Jolly Roger' is Hoisted
Pirate Music from 'Peter Pan'
(Robert Louis Stevenson)
(A Scene from the Dramatised Version)
The Pirates of Penarth
A Play by Hilda Isaacs
In a hostelry near Cogan Pill, some men, mostly sailors, are drinking and dicing. It is ten o'clock on a stormy evening in September, 1577. The men are discussing the notorious pirate, Captain Clark, of the Black Devil.
(Note: The incidents in the sketch are founded on fact; it has been compiled from the evidence of the Commissioners of Queen Elizabeth.)
(9.35 Local Announcements)
The Station Trio: Frank Thomas (Violin), Ronald Harding (Violoncello), Hubert Pengelly (Pianoforte)
A Play in One Act by Laurence Housman
Mary and Matthew have made a snow-man before the door of their hut, and when their hard-worked mother protests that they have made him too near the door for anyone to get past they laugh and say that that is the very reason it is there; they do not want anyone to take their mother away. Yet they ask if a man will come with a spade to clear away the snow, and when they remind her that a man did come last year, she says, falteringly: 'That was your father.' Where their father is now, she does not know, only that he went off one day to see the world.