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Regional Variations (6)

Northern Music-Hall Variety

Regional Programme London

Northern Programme

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

Northern Music-Hall Variety

Regional Programme Northern

Northern Programme

Regional Programme Scotland

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Regional Programme Midland

Adapted for radio by Francis Watson from the novel written in 1817 by Thomas Love Peacock
Production by Francis Dillon
Most people know of Peacock (1785-1866) rather than know his works, and this dramatisation of one of his novels, a satire on the Romantics of the 1800's, will no doubt surprise many listeners who hitherto have put him down as a literary curio. The characters model themselves on the philosophy of the time, yet in places Peacock's good sense shines remarkably through an extravaganza of prose. And always there is an abundance of humour in the dialogue and situations.
Peacock was a good business man
-he was an able official of the East India Company for many years-and, remarkable for a literary man, his writing improved with his material prosperity. When he retired from the East India Company in 1856, he was chief examiner, a post that was afterwards filled by John Stuart Mill.


Francis Watson
Thomas Love Peacock
Production By:
Francis Dillon
John Stuart Mill.
Christopher Glowry:
Carleton Hobbs
Scythrop Glowry:
Geoffrey Wincott
Celinda Toobad:
Gladys Young
Marionetta O'Carroll:
Sylvia Parker
Mr Hilary:
Bernard Fishwick
Mr Toobad:
George Holloway
Hon Mr Listless:
Dennis Anderson
Mr Flosky:
Cyril Roberts
Rev Mr Larynx:
S Gorley Putt

Regional Variations (2)

West of England Programme

Regional Programme Midland

W. J. Willetts
W. J. Willetts , a student at Bristol University, decided last spring to see Europe. He covered six thousand miles in ninety days and his total expenditure was under £4. Tonight he will describe how this was achieved.


J. Willetts
W. J. Willetts

Regional Programme Western

About Regional Programme

Regional 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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