RAI)lO. We have been preparing ourselves for the ordeal of listening to the General Election results over the radio by listening to programmes of a relaxing and entertaining nature.
First on the list I would put the delightful new Sunday serial, " The Golden Butterfly," by Walter Bcsant and James Rice. Mr. Val Gielgud, the producer. introducing the story to listeners in the Radio Time%• made the surprising admission that he has never come across, let alone read. any other work of these authors.
He has, however, read this story many times, and if the first instalment is anything to go by. I cannot blame him. It features an unconventional heiress-heroine who has never been taught to read or write; some delightful artistic twinbrothers who sponge on their more
humdrum solicitor brother. and there is promise of mystery and adventure in the true Victorian melodramatic manner to follow.
On Wednesday (Home) we have some pleasant nonsense in "Auntie Rides Again." Some further adventures of Miss Amelia GrimlyBracewell (Athene Seyler), the maiden aunt head of a speedway racing car manufacturer. Last year, you may remember. she got involved with the crooks who murdered her brother and tried to wreck her niece's efforts in winning countless dirt-track race trophies. These present half-hour episodes. while not so exciting, are amusing in the style of Jack Hulbert's lately-finished series, " No Peace for the Wicked." This combination of humour and thrills seems to me to he among the most relaxing of
radio listening. Joan Newton.