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: The British Empire Exhibition

Opening Ceremony of The British Empire Exhibition at Wembley.
11.30, Speech by His Majesty The King
preceded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
(S.B. to all Stations)
(to 12.15)

: Time Signal from Greenwich; Concert by the Wireless Trio

"The Story of the Stocking Factory" by Helen Grieg Souter.

"Across the Rockies by Train," by Agnes M. Miall.

(to 16.30)


Musicians: The Wireless Trio
Speaker (The Story of the Stocking Factory): Helen Grieg Souter
Speaker (Across the Rockies by Train): Agnes M. Miall

: Children's Stories

Uncle Jeff's Musical Talk with Music by the Orchestra.


Speaker: Uncle Jeff [L. Stanton Jefferies]

: Time Signal from Big Ben and 1st General News Bulletin

S.B. to all Stations.

Archibald Haddon (the B.B.C. Dramatic Critic): "News and Views of the Theatre."
S.B. to all Stations.

Local News and Weather Forecast


Dramatic critic (News and Views of the Theatre): Archibald Haddon

: St. George For Merrie England

S.B. to Cardiff and Bournemouth.
Prologue: "St. George's Day" (A. Corbett-Smith), spoken by Cyril Estcourt.

The Spirit of the Empire and Her Story
Reflected in:-
Music by The Band of His Majesty's Royal Air Force.
(By Permission of the Air Council).
(Director of Music: Flight Lieut. J. Amers)
"Mr. Everyman", in Stirring Episodes of Empire Building

Scenes from Shakespeare
Shakespearean Lyrics sung by Norman Notley (Baritone).

The Empire and The League of Nations, by Sir Arthur Salter, K.C.B.

The Programme will be broken at 9.30, by the 2nd General News Bulletin.
S.B. to all Stations.


Prologue spoken by: Cyril Estcourt
Musicians: The Band of His Majesty's Royal Air Force
Director of Music: Flight Lieut. J. Amers
Baritone (Shakespearean Lyrics): Norman Notley
Speaker (The Empire and The League of Nations): Sir Arthur Salter

: The Speech of H.M. The King

delivered on the occasion of the Opening of the British Empire Exhibition will be read in Esperanto.
S.B. to all Stations.


Announcer: J. S. Dodgson

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