16 DECEMBER 1932, Page 18

A seasonable note enters the progranunes on Wednesday, when we

shall hear again the annually broadcast Nativity Play from St. Hillary, Cornwall. It will be acted, as usual, by the villagers of St. Hiliary-whom we recently heard in another of Father Bernard Walke's plays, Eve of All Souls. These Cornish broadcasts are among the most refreshing items in the year's programmes : in their simplicity they carry a conviction too often absent from studio performances. They are naive and intimate and searchingly real. I advise you to make every effort to hear Bethlehem. Other seasonable broadcasts next week include the relay of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, from King's College Chapel, on Christmas Eve, and the whole of The Yeomen of the Guard.