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2.5 Travel Talk
The British Empire : The East
' Fiji'
2.25 Interlude
2 30 Special Programmes and Topical Talks
' God Save The King '
The Story of our National Anthem by H. E. PiGGOTT
Everyone knows our National Anthem, but few know that It was the first of al) national anthems, and fewer still know the history of it. In this talk Mr. Piggott will speak of its origin three hundred years or more ago. He will tell how it came to be sung on different occasions, and he will play to listeners the various versions that there have been. Not the least interesting information in his talk is the part that a man actually called John Bull took in the making of the best-known anthem in the world, ' God save the King '.
2.55 Interlude
3.0 English Literature—1
An Irish Story, ' Billy Beg's Bull'


Unknown: H. E. Piggott
Unknown: John Bull
Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe

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