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Regional Programme London

Replanning Burbleton

The history of an entirely imaginary town-planning scheme written in dramatic form by F. Leslie Halliday
(From North)
Regional Programme Northern

REPLANNING BURBLETON

The history of an entirely imaginary town-planning scheme written in dramatic form by F. Leslie Halliday The author of this broadcast shows us how things are going in the imaginary town of Burbleton by taking the lids off the council chamber, the committee rooms, the surveyor's office and the ' pub ', so that we can overhear the manoeuvres, machinations and comments of councillors, citizens, and critics.
Regional Programme Northern

' BURBLETON'S MUSICAL FESTIVAL'

The second dramatic moment in the history of the imaginary town of Burbleton Written by G. Gustave Agate
Burbleton came into existence in June, when listeners heard, with full dramatic assistance, the history of an entirely imaginary town-planning scheme. Tonight's programme is about Burbleton's first music festival in the new hall which has been built close to the river.
Listeners will hear something of the preparations for the festival, the agitation of the committee, and the difficulty of securing the services of Sir Charles Burbleton himself. The adjudicators will be overheard expressing their opinions about themselves, life, and criticisms of music festivals; there will be some music from the. festival itself, samples of the public utterances of the adjudicators, and then the prize-giving.
Thus listeners will be able to follow both the rough course of music in 'this borough, and the story of one of the ambitious competitors.
Regional Programme London

' BURBLETON'S MUSICAL FESTIVAL'

The second dramatic moment in the history of the imaginary town of Burbleton Written by G. Gustave Agate
Regional Programme Northern

' SLUM CLEARANCE IN BURBLETON'

A third dramatic chapter in the history of the imaginary borough
Written by T. Thompson
See the article about Burblelon on page 13
Regional Programme London

' SLUM CLEARANCE IN BURBLETON'

A third dramatic chapter in the history of the imaginary borough
Written by T. Thompson
(Northern Programme)
An article about the Burbleton broadcasts will be found on page 13. Tonight listeners will hear further news of this fictitious town.
The course of slum clearance never did run smooth. T. Thomp son, brilliant chronicler of Lancashire, tells us how the process went in Burbleton. Some old friends will be heard in the course of the play, and some new ones will no doubt be made in the slums, the Crown and Anchor, the Town Hall, and the new housing estate, to which listeners will be taken.
Regional Programme Northern

' CENSORS IN BURBLETON .

' A Storm over the Library '
Arranged by T. Thompson
The imaginary borough of Burbleton is in the throes of another crisis. This time it is a book that has brought the pot to boiling-point.
By courtesy of the wholly imaginary mayor (Alderman Wool ), listeners will be able to hear some fragments of the controversy. Some may remember Alderman Wool's recent year of office. He has been re-elected, contrary to custom. Several of his old associates are involved in this argument, which brings Burbleton on to the air for the fourth time.
Regional Programme Northern

'ACCORDING TO THEIR DESERT'

or ' Education in Burbleton ' by Duncan MacMillan and T. Thompson
Regional Programme London

ACCORDING TO THEIR DESERT'

or ' Education in Burbleton ' by Duncan MacMilIan and T. Thompson
(Northern)
Regional Programme London

' WOMEN, WOMEN, WOMEN !'

An argument in Burbleton,. by T. Thompson
T. Thompson , well-known Lancashire writer, presents another episode in the current history of the imaginary Northern borough of Burbleton tonight, complete with all the arguments and counter-arguments that listeners have learnt to expect from this lively series.
This time discussions centre on women, their education and their employment as responsible officials. Burbleton is in a ferment over the Housing Committee's proposal that a trained woman should be appointed to manage the new housing estate, and this evening listeners will be invited to overhear the council in heated session trying to decide whether the hearth or the housing estate is woman's proper place. There will be a scene in the bosom of a typical Burbleton family, another on the housing estate itself, and a third in the Crown and Anchor.
(Northern)
Regional Programme London

'WOMEN, WOMEN, WOMEN !'

An argument in Burbleton by T. Thompson
(A recording of the broadcast in the Northern programme on March 17)
Regional Programme London

'AS MILD AS MILK' or

' Municipal Trading in Burbleton ' by T. Thompson and D. N. Chester For the benefit of those listeners who may not have heard previous broadcasts in this series, it should be explained that Burbleton is an imaginary North Country town with a population of some 25,000, and a rate of 11s. 9d. in the pound. The Borough of Burbleton has a mayor, aldermen, councillors, town clerk, borough surveyor, and so on, and from time to time not only do these worthies meet together to discuss topics of importance to the community but the voices of the ordinary men and women of the borough are also heard expressing their various Points of view.
It is nearly two years since the first Burbleton programme was broadcast. Tonight the question of Municipal Trading comes up for discussion. The quantity and distribution of milk in Burbleton has recently been questioned, and some of the members of the Council have sought a bill entitling the Borough to trade direct.
' Municipal trading is bad enough ', said Alderman Standforth lately ; ' how soon will it be before they seek a monopoly ?'
(North)
Regional Programme Northern

'AS MILD AS MILK'

or ' Municipal Trading in Burbleton ' by T. Thompson and D. N. Chester
For the benefit of those listeners who may not have heard previous broadcasts in this series, it should be explained that Burbleton is an imaginary North Country town with a population of some 25,000, and a rate of 11s. 9d. in the pound. The Borough of Burbleton has a mayor, aldermen, councillors, town clerk, borough surveyor, and so on, and from time to time not only do these worthies meet together to discuss topics of importance to the community, but the voices of the ordinary men and women of the borough are also heard expressing their various points of view.
It is nearly two years since the first Burbleton programme was broadcast. Tonight the question of Municipal Trading comes up for discussion. The quantity and distribution of milk in Burbleton has recently been questioned, and some of the members of the Council have sought a bill entitling the Borough to trade direct.
' Municipal trading is bad enough ', said their Alderman Standforth lately ; ' how soon will it be before they seek a monopoly? '
Regional Programme Northern

' BURBLETON RUSHBEARINC

Chatter on a holiday week arranged by T. Thompson
'The ancient rushbearing festival in the imaginary borough of Burbleton marks the beginning of the town's annual hojiday. Listeners will hear the people of the place making—or unmaking-plans for the spending of the piles of money they have laboriously accumulated
See the letter from F. Leslie Halliday on page 11
Regional Programme London

BURBLETON RUSHBEARING

Chatter on a holiday week arranged by T. Thompson
The ancient rushbearing festival in the imaginary borough of-Burbleton marks the beginning of the town's annual holiday. Listeners will hear the people of the place making—or unmaking-plans for the spending of the piles of money they have laboriously accumulated
(North)
See the letter from F. Leslie Halliday on page 11
BBC Home Service Basic

'A.R.P. IN BURBLETON'

Burbleton, the imaginary Northern borough, which is already well known to listeners, adapts itself to wartime conditions, and sets out to tackle in its own way some of the problems of A.R.P.






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