After exhausting the baby’s sex, weight and ‘last name’ as discussion topics (“…but Philip’s not a Windsor, is he?”) the November 15th, 1948 Matinee episode segues into a mock program lineup for the BBC, complete with painstaking Professor Higgins-style diction. Which I can't duplicate on the printed page, unfortunately, but as an artifact of inter-allied relations, it’s still…well, it’s something.
Ray: Oh, I say, this is the overseas service of the British Broadcasting Corporation. Cheerio!
Bob: We’ll have talk at twenty-one hundred hours.
Ray: Talk on the new prince, bless his 'eart.
Bob: Gramophone recordings from twenty-two hundred hours.
Ray: There’ll be a nature talk by Sir Cyril Bludd at thirteen-thirty hours.
Bob: Then we’ll have a program called ‘English for the Morons’ at one hundred – er – oh-one…hundred…[trails off, grumbling]
Ray: Sir Chauncey Dimwit will play the oboe for a half-hour.
Bob: Right. Basil Brain and the BBC Trio will give out with sparkling rhythms from the cinemas at oh-four hundred hours.
[Break for Fatima cigarettes commercial - a real one - starring Basil Rathbone.]
Bob: And now to continue with our program roundup for the North African Service…
Ray: Oh, I say, are we still rounding up, and all that sort of thing?
Bob: Yes, yes, still rounding…[trails off, grumbling] We’ll have gramophone recordings at oh-two-hundred hours.
Ray: Oh, I say, that’s jolly.
Bob: Yes, a jolly program.
Ray: Followed by a five-minute roundup of the weather.
Bob: And then we'll have the highly interesting ‘Fun With Algebra’ program.
Ray: Followed by a five-minute review of the weather.
Bob: Then we’ll have talk.
Ray: And gramophone recordings.
Bob: Followed by more talk.
Ray: A rock-garden talk.