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: Time Signal from Greenwich; Concert

The 2LO Trio and Dorothy Bennett (Soprano)
(to 14.00)


Musicians: The 2LO Trio
Soprano: Dorothy Bennett

: Sir Henry Walford Davies, LL.D. F.R.C.O.

on "Music"
(to 15.45)


Speaker: Sir Henry Walford Davies

: Time Signal from Greenwich; Concert

The 2LO Trio
William J. Lane (Baritone)

Travel Picture: "Vienna-Austria," by Elise I. Sprott.

(to 17.00)


Musicians: The 2LO Trio
Baritone: William J. Lane
Speaker (Travel Picture): Elise I. Sprott

: Children's Corner

"The Magpie's Opinion," from Blackie's "Children's Annual."
Stories by Elizabeth Clark.

6.0 Uncle Donald will take you "With Scott to the South Pole." (The Story adapted for 6 evenings, from "The Great White South," by kind permission of Mr. Herbert G. Ponting, F.R.G.S., and the Publishers.)
(to 18.15)


Author (The Magpie's Opinion): Elizabeth Clark
Author, "The Great White South" (With Scott to the South Pole): Herbert G. Ponting
Storyteller (With Scott to the South Pole): Uncle Donald

: Mr. E. Le Breton Martin on "Mystery, History, and the Family"

(to 18.55)


Speaker: E. Le Breton Martin

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

S.B. to all Stations.

John Strachey (the B.B.C. Literary Critic): "Fortnightly Book Talk."
S.B. to all Stations

Local News


Literary Critic (Fortnightly Book Talk): John Strachey

: Sportsmen All!

S.B. to all Stations.
(For particulars see centre column)

A Comedy of Sporting Memories, invented and arranged by A. Corbett-Smith.

The Scene is the Dining Room of an English country-house of the best sporting traditions. Our Host, Sir Lumley Basing, has entertained to dinner on his birthday a number of old friends, sportsmen all. There is Geoffrey Ludlow, who stroked Oxford to victory in 19 -; Arthur Chandring, who won the Grand National on "Greatheart"; Stanley Beresford, who has "kept" for England v. Australia; Cecil Burnham, who has skippered The Corinthians on many a hard-fought field, and a dozen more. The nuts and port are going round and, with them, a flow of stories, memories and song. Our Host tonight is played by Sir Theodore A. Cook. We leave our friends, the audience, to guess the identity of the several sportsmen all."

For those interested in special events here is an approximate time-table:-
7.30. "Our Host, and all good sportsmen and women."
7.40. A 'Varsity Boat Race.
7.50. A Grand National.
8.0. England v. Australia at Lord's.
8.10. A Disciple of lzaak Walton
8.20. The Derby.
8.30. With the Guns in September.
8.40. A Cup Tie and an "International."
8.55. "Reynard the Fox," and after.


Invented and arranged by: A. Corbett-Smith
Sir Lumley Basing: Sir Theodore A. Cook

: The Savoy Orpheans and Savoy Havana Bands

relayed from the Savoy Hotel, London.
S.B. to all Stations.


Musicians: The Savoy Orpheans
Musicians: Savoy Havana Band

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Announcer: J. S. Dodgson

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