Radio digest. 1958-03-07. No. 455; National sports summary. 1958-01-25.
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An episode of the magazine programme Radio Digest, No. 455 (Parts 1 and 2).
An interview with young New Zealand man 18 year old Sergeant Jeffris Wood [?], who is heading to Kingston, Jamaica to attend a Boy's Brigade Camp, marking the 75th anniversary of the organisation. He talks about plans for the camp and his travels, which will involve a return trip across Canada by train to catch a ship from Vancouver.
A BBC news item about a tiddly-winks contest between the Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club and cast members of "The Goons" radio comedy show. A humourous message from the Duke of Edinburgh to the teams is read.
An interview about a 'self-contained" caravan (campervan) owned by Commander and Mrs Tidy [?] of Great Britain. Mrs Tidy is interviewed in Nelson and describes their travels in New Zealand and features of the caravan which she designed herself.
Announcer Peter Latham talks about a business efficiency exhibition in Wellington, which included telephones which are answered automatically, a typewriter which wrote a letter by itself and a description of an early computer. He refers to this office automation as "black magic". Mr Jensen of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce is interviewed about the exhibition. It is the first of its kind in New Zealand and it is hoped it will become a regular event for "businessmen".
The R.N.Z.A.F. is celebrating its 21st birthday. Interview with Group Captain T.J. Maclean de Lange about planned celebrations in March and April at Wigram and Ohakea. He talks about the history of Wigram, where flying began in 1917 and how other air bases developed around the country, with the flying training school remaniing at Wigram.
The R.N.Z.A.F. March (composed and conducted by WO2 R.H. Simpson) is played to end the programme.
National Sports Summary, 25 Jan 1958.
From Christchurch, a report on Plunket Shield cricket between Wellington and Canterbury, including a review of the match by Jim Reid from Lancester Park. Canterbury all out for 70.
Reference number 182712
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Radio news programs
Nonfiction radio programs
New Zealand Broadcasting Service (estab. 1946, closed 1962), Broadcaster
Latham, Peter, Announcer
Maclean de Lange, Theodore Jasper, 1914-2005, Interviewee
Reid, Jim, Reporter
Date 07 Mar 1958