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Topical Talk.
Empire Phono-Flight. No. 3.-South Africa.
S.B. to Dundee.
Just a picture of one of these far-off parts of the British Empire. To-night," 58C " will ring up the curtain on South Africa.
A picture of this great Country as it is to-day, with here and there a phase from the past, showing the struggles and successes of the Pioneers. The train will leave Cape Town at 8.10 p.m., and proceed to Port Elizabeth via the Garden Route ; from Port Elizabeth north to Kimberley, and thence to Pretoria and Johannesburg, through the Orange Free State and the Drakensberg Mountains, through Natal-the Garden of South Africa.
First Phase :
Literally, " The Smoke that Sounds."
The Victoria Falls-Discovered by Living-stone in 1855. Second Phase: KIMBERLEY.
" The Discovery of the First Diamond " and Word-Picture of " Old Kimberley Days."
Third Phase :
Written specially for the Phono-Flight by Ruth Storrer and Herbert Tatlock.
Characters :
Scene : A poor Boer Farm in the Dornkop
Country of the Transvaal, not far from Vlakfontein.
Time : Midnight on January 1st, 1896.
Fourth Phase : ZULULAND.
Real Zulu Songs, sung for the first time in Great Britain.
War Song, " Iga'ma le 'mpi."
Lullaby. ': Iga'ina )a Bantwa'na."
Dance Song, " Iga'ma lo Kusi'na. Sung as a Duet.
Love Song, " Iga'ma lo Ta'ndo."
The Phono-Flight, will include the following :-
Guide : W. A. DOBLE , Esq.
(By kind permission of the High Commissioner for South Africa.)
Conducted by H. A. CARRUTHERS ,
Arranged for Broadcast by MUNGO M. DEWAR.
Produced by M. M. DEWAR and GEORGE ROSS


Unknown: Port Elizabeth
Unknown: Ruth Storrer
Unknown: Herbert Tatlock.
Unknown: W. A. Doble
Tenor: John Collinson
Bass: John van Zyl
Bass: Halbert Tatlock
Unknown: Augustus Beddie.
Conducted By: H. A. Carruthers
Unknown: Mungo M. Dewar.
Produced By: M. M. Dewar
Produced By: George Ross

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