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' THE PASSIONATE ELOPEMENT'

by Compton Mackenzie Adapted for radio by Thea Holme with Fay Compton as the storyteller
Episode 2
Other parts played by Elizabeth London Virginia Winter
Mary Wimbush Frank Tickle and Geoffrey Bond The music composed by Norman Fulton Produced by Hugh Stewart (Michael Logan is appearing in 'Escapade' at the Strand Theatre, London)
Miss Phyllida Courteen , accompanying her mamma on a visit to the famous inland spa, Curtain Wells, is conducting a secret love affair with a mysterious gentleman whom she knows by the name of Amor. Under this romantic tide
Mr. Francis Vernon , a penniless adventurer from London, is hidin.g his identity.
Meanwhile, unknown to Vernon,
Mr. Charles Lovely , a young poet, has fallen romantically in love with Miss Courteen after a chance encounter, and determines to seek an introduction through the great Beau Ripple, famous dandy and un-crowned king of Curtain Wells. The Beau holds a favourable opinion of Mr. Lovely 's elegance and wit and is even considering him as a possible successor to his own aus'tere portion; he is not inclined, therefore, to encourage romantic attachments.
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David Peel in ' UNDER TWO FLAGS'

by Ouida
(Marie Louise de la Ramée)
A radio serial play in eleven parts by John Keir Cross
Production by Raymond Raikes
3 — ' The Painted Bit'
Characters in order of speaking:
Incidental music arranged by Marr Mackie
Beauty Cecil, of Queen Victoria's First Life Guards, has seemingly retrieved his fallen fortunes by winning the Grand Military Stakes on his famous grey, Forest King. But his weakling younger brother, Berkeley, is still in deep financial waters, and from an old promise Beauty must try to help him. The only way in which he can do so is to enter Forest King for the Prix de Dames at Baden, backing himself to win with everything he possesses. Meanwhile his secret flirtation with Beatrice, Lady Guenevere, has been continuing. They have gone for a moonlight drive through Richmond Park-and Beauty's carriage-horses (ex-hunters) have scented the Richmond stags and run amok and are making wildly for the river and certain death. Can Beauty hold them, and if there is an accident how can he avoid publicity for his clandestine affair with the famous society hostess?
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ANATOMY OF TERRORISM

Are terrorists born or made? How far is terrorism a failure of human nature or a result of political circumstance? How is it possible for a terrorist movement to take hold of a whole people?
A group of speakers, recognising that terrorism is nothing new, contends contemporary examples of it and tries to arrive at some conclusions on its cause and nature
BBC Home Service Basic

Charles Leno in 'THE WAR IN THE AIR'

A serial play in eleven parts by Lance Sievekiimg
Based on a 1906 prophecy by H. G. Wells
Part 3
Characters in order of speaking:
Narrator, Hamilton Dyce
Produced by David H. Godfrey
It is 1920 as imagined by H. G. WeUs in 1906. The 1914 war 'has not happened. The world is securely at peace. Bert Smallways and his friend Grubb, dressed up as Arabs, are going along the south coast singing comic songs to the holiday crowds.
At Dymchurch a balloon suddenly comes down. Everyone catches hold of the rope on the basket. The man in ittifts out a largo lady and the balloon gives a terrific jerk upward. The man loses his balance and falls on to the beach. Bert and Gru.bb, who are leaning over the edge of the basket, are thrown into it, and carried away out across the sea. They put on two fur coats, and find a portfolio containing The plans for the first flying machine in the world.
The balloon drifts across Germany and the friends see below them a huge fleet of Zeppelins tethered to t'he ground
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CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
' To See the Queen'
A serial story in seven episodes abridged from the book and told by the author, Ann Shead who writes on page 21
1—' The Trek is Planned '
5.15 For Older Children
* Captain Fortune *
A serial play by John Darran
6—' Full Ahead-Both'
Production by Lorraine Davies
Although Sian has now been rescued and tine diamonds recovered from the wreck of the S.S. Bragelza, a dangerous situation has developed for David Meredith and his friend. Just as David is being congratulated by them on 'his brilliant salvage work, Anna Svensen turns on the company and holds them up at the point of a gun while her confederates, Cotteir and her father Captain Svensen, board the Captain Fortune.
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SMOKING

Its fascination and its dangers, its powerful hold on its devotees, its effects on the body and its influence on disease : in particular, its relation with cancer of the lung
Scientific advice has been given by Professor Bradford Hill , c B E Ph.D., D.SC., and Richard Doll , M.D., both of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Written by Richard Gordon
Produced by Nesta Pain
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THE MILL ON THE FLOSS'

by George Eliot
Dnamatised as a serial in twelve parts by Howard Agg
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham
3 — ' The Widening Rift '
Cast in order of speaking:
Music arranged and conducted by Mark Lubbock
Mr. Tulliver's plans for Tom's education being settled, it is only right that vanous relatives of Mrs. Tulliver should be informed Aunt Pullet and Aunt Glegg, Mrs. Tulliver's sisters, are invited to tea to hear the news. This is ill received by Aunt Glegg, who prophesies ruin from such extravagance. Unfortunately Mr. Tulliver has borrowed £ 500 from Aunt Glegg, and pride insists that he return it.
The difficulty of raiising the money it at first sight not very great, for Mr. Tulliver holds an 1.0 U for £ 300 borrowed by his sister's husband Moss. Moss is an unsuccessful farmer with a large family, and when Mr. Tulliver asks for payment it is clear rhat the consequences would be disastrous But Mr. Tulliver is firm in the matter, though as he rides home again his conscience is not wholly at ease.
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CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Once Upon a Time.' Fairy Tales from Grimm freely translated by Wanda Gag
Jo tells the story of 'The Frog Prince'
5.15 For Older Children
'Captain Fortune’
The last episode of the serial play by John Darran
'Full Ahead-Both'
Production by Lorraine Davies
Aitihough Sian has been rescued and the diamonds have been recovered from the wreck of the S.S. Bragelza, a dangerous situation has developed for David Meredith and his friends. Just as David is being congratulated by them on his brilliant salvage work, Anna Svensen turns on the company and holds them up at the point of a gun while her confederates, Cotter and her father Captain Svensen, board the Captain Fortune.
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THE NIGHTINGALE TRADITION

by Cecil Woodham-Smith
Mrs. Woodham-Smith talks about Florence NaghlingaJe in the Crimean centenary yea.r and almost on the eve of Miss Nightingale's own birthday, May 12, when present-day nurses, to whom Mrs. Woodham-Smith pays tribute, will hold services of re-dedicaxion throughout the United Kingdom.
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Children's Hour

For Children of All Ages
'The Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame
Arranged for broadcasting in eight instalments by May Jenkin
7 - 'Plots and Counterplots'
Production by Josephine Plummer
'Down Toad went, under the water, and came up breathless and spluttering. Presently he saw that he was approaching a big dark hole in the bank, just above his head, and as the stream bore him past, he reached up with a paw, caught hold of the edge and held on. Then slowly and with difficulty he drew himself up out of the water, till at last he was able to rest his elbows on the edge of the hole As he sighed and blew and stared before him into the dark hole, some bright small thing shone and twinkled in its depths, moving towards him. As it approached, a face grew up gradually around it, and it was a familiar face! Brown and small, with whiskers. Grave and round, with neat ears and silky hair. It was the Water-Rat'

5.30 When You Look Back...
A programme of reminiscence
'Going to Bed in a Tramcar' by John Merrett and 'A Comedian, a Heroine and some Acrobats' by Audrey Cameron

5.50 The week's programmes
BBC Home Service Basic

CHILDREN'S HOUR

For the Younger Listeners
' Colin and the Five Adventures '
A serial play by Allan MacKinnon
1—' The World Beneath the Waves '
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden
The story of a little boy who picks up a shell on the shore, holds it to his ear, and hears a most important message.
5.30 ' Play Up '
A magazine programme about sports and games
This edition includes:
Five minutes with a coach
A report on the Pakistan tour
The history of Athletics
First Aid on the field
A guest celebrity
Introduced by Peter Cranmer
5.50 The week's programmes
BBC Home Service Basic

TWENTY-ONE ACRES

by Bill Cowley
When his career in the Indian Civil Service came to an end in 1947 Bill Cowley bought a twenty-one acre small-holding on the Yorkshire moors. This talk is about his early experiences as a farmer.
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FARMING ADVENTURE

by Bill Cowley
In a talk last December Bill Cowley spoke of changing a life in the Indian Civil Service for one on a moorland small-holding in Yorkshire. He now tells how after three years he left his small-holding and with two friends bought a two-hundred-acre farm on the Cleveland Plain.
BBC Home Service Basic

The May Meetings

by Shaun Herron, Editor of the British Weekly.
The older Free Churches of this country - Baptist, Congregationalist, and Presbyterian-hold annual assemblies that are usually referred to as the May Meetings. These assemblies are inspirational and also afford opportunities for a denomination to pass resolutions on matters of public interest. In this talk Shaun Herron examines the function of these May Meetings in the life of the older Free Churches, and reports on the meetings held this year.
BBC Home Service Basic

CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
' The House on the Hill ’
The story of a family home and the people who lived in it
Written by Jack Morpurgo
1—' Norman Keep '
Music chosen in collaboration with Catherine Morpurgo
Produced by Peggy Bacon
6.40 Looking Glass
A new series of talks in which men and women who have made a name in the world hold a mirror up to life and say what they see in it
1-Sir John Hunt , soldier and mountaineer
BBC Home Service Basic

CHILDREN'S HOUR

' The House on the Hill
The story of a family home and the people who lived in it
Written by Jack Morpurgo
2—' The Lancastrian Castle '
Music chosen in collaboration with Catherine Morpurgo
Produced by Peggy Bacon
5.40 For Older Children
Looking Glass
A new series of talks in which men and women who have made a name in the world hold a mirror up to life and say what they see
2-Peter Scott:
Naturalist and painter
BBC Home Service Basic

CHILDREN'S HOUR

' The House on the Hill '
. The story of a family home and the people who lived in it
Written by Jack Morpurgo
3 —' The Tudor House '
Music chosen in collaboration with Catherine Morpurgo Produced by Peggy Bacon
5.40 For Older Children
Looking Glass
A new series of talks in which men and women who have made a name in the world hold a mirror up to life and say what they see in it
3-Pat Smythe : Show Jumper
BBC Home Service Basic

CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
' The House on the Hill '
The story of a family home and the people who lived in it
Written by Jack Morpurgo
4—' Stuart Shop '
Music chosen in collaboration with Catherine Morpurgo Produced by Peggy Bacon
5.40 For Older Children
Looking Glass
A series of talks in which men and women who have made a name in the world hold a mirror up to life and say what they see in it
4-Isobel Baillie: singer
BBC Home Service Basic

CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
' The House on the Hill'
The story of a family home and the people who lived in it
Written by Jack Morpurgo
5—' Georgian Residence '
The music chosen in collaboration with Catherine Morpurgo
Produced by Peggy Bacon
5.40 For Older Children'
Looking Glass
A series of talks in which men and women who have made a name in the world hold a mirror up to life and say what they see in it
5-Sir Miles Thomas businessman
BBC Home Service Basic

CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
' The House on the Hill '
The story of a family home and the people who lived in it
Written by Jack Morpurgo
6—' Victorian Villa'
Piano accompaniment by Doris Adams
Music chosen in collaboration with Catherine Morpurgo
Produced by Peggy Bacon
5.40 For Older Children
Looking Glass
A series of talks in which men and women who have made a name in the world hold a mirror up to life and say what they see in It
6-The Rt. Rev. Leonard Wilson
Bishop of Birmingham






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