BY A STAFF
PR 1ES I's from II dioceses have been attending an intensive course at the Catholic Radio and Television Centre at Hatch End, Middlesex. They have been learning the practical techniques of radio—talks, interviews and discussions—so that they will be able to play a full part when 20 local radio stations open in England in the New Year.
At a recent meeting of the Radio and Television Committee for Great Britain, Fr. John Stapleton, secretary of the committee, explained that the station managers were anxious to have local Christians active in their programme.
Opportunities were unlimited, he said, and most stations already had a committee of members from all denominations who would not only help to arrange the broadcasting of services from churches and chapels, but also to put together radio maga
-tines of Christian new;.
During the week's course, station managers and producers. Catholic broadcasting advisers, the staff of the centre and representatives of the Catholic Press and Information Office. joined in a discussion on experience gained from religious broadcasting in existing stations and examined how the work can he extended in the future.
l.ay people interested in the Catholic contribution to the new stations also met to compare.notes on production problems.
The priests attending the course. each nominated by his bishop. were: Rev. James Brand (London) Rev. Anthony J. Carroll ISouthampton). Rev. Gregory Fitzgerald. 0. Carm. (Lampeter), Rev. Crispian Hollis (Oxford) Rev. Joseph Jones (Leicester), Rev. Dennis Kennedy (Leeds). Rev. Thomas Manley ( Manchester). Rev. Peter Stonier )Birmingham), Rev. John Skivington (Newcastle). Rev. John 'Thompson (Liverpool), Rev. Michael J. Walsh t Black hunt).