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or ' The Enchanted Business Man ' A Thing by Gordon Crier , with music (where necessary) by Michael North
The action takes place in a Midland city. The time is (roughly) the present A Section of the BBC Variety
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Production by Gordon Crier


Gordon Crier
Michael North
Conducted By:
Charles Shadwell
Production By:
Gordon Crier
Mortals : Mr Ponsonby, a business man:
Maurice Denham
His secretary:
Elsie Hay
Mr Burkinshaw, another business man:
Norman Shelley
His secretary:
Dorothy Green
Their typists:
The Three Chimes
Alderman Webster:
Jack Train
Two labourers: Arthur:
Frank Thornton Bassett
Jack Train
Miss Twip, a daily lady:
Francis Waring
A young lady:
Susan Taylor
Immortals : Dulcie, a mermaid:
Audrey Cameron
Mrs Elfrida Gulp, a fairy:
Doris Nichols

An account of the coming of electricity to an Essex village, in the words of the villagers
Written and produced by John Pudney
Narration by Ken Beard , baker, of Dunmow and Charlie Searles , carpenter, of Duton Hill
Observations, reflections, acclamations, and criticisms by John Donelly , publican ; F. Elsom , linesman; Harry
I Green, roadman ; Oliver Knight , j gardener ; Herbert Mann , store-keeper ; Reginald Perry , painter; George Perry , ploughman ; Arthur Rolph , postman; Rev. S. Spray, vicar ; Humphrey Waterfield , artist
Ladies' point of view expressed by: Mrs. Norwood, Mrs. Rolph, Mrs.
Perry and Joan Sadler
Programme recorded in Essex by the BBC Mobile Recording Unit
Many readers of the RADIO TIMES will remember John Pudney 's article some weeks ago in which he described the coming of electricity to the remote Essex village in which he lives. Here is a programme recording that event, and it is a programme with a big and interesting difference. Inside the framework of Pudney's own script have been put the voices of the country folk whom the new electricity has affected. The villagers ' played ' splendidly, and the programme should provide first-rate comment on a phase of English country life.
In the television studios tonight listening to this programme will be some of the villagers who took part in it, so that the effect upon them of hearing their own voices will he seen by viewers.


Produced By:
John Pudney
Ken Beard
Charlie Searles
John Donelly
F. Elsom
Oliver Knight
Herbert Mann
Reginald Perry
George Perry
Arthur Rolph
Humphrey Waterfield
Joan Sadler
John Pudney

Sonata in G minor, Op. 19, for violoncello and pianoforte
1 Lento — Allegro moderato. 2 Allegro scherzando. 3 Andante. 4 Allegro mosso played by Antoni Sala (violoncello)
Gerald Moore (pianoforte)
Rachmaninoff's Sonata for cello and piano belongs to that group of fine works, such as the Symphony No. 2 in E minor and the Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, written at the turn of the present century, all of which show a curious thematic relationship, particularly in the case of the C minor Piano Concerto and the Cello Sonata.
The Cello Sonata is said to be one of the most popular of Rachmaninoff's compositions with his compatriots. It is beautifully written for both instruments, and the music is characteristically lyrical in style and sombre in mood.


Played By:
Antoni Sala
Gerald Moore

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National Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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