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: Transmission to Schools

Mr. Geoffrey Shaw on "Music."
(to 15.45)


Speaker: Geoffrey Shaw

: Time Signal from Greenwich; Concert

The 2LO Trio and Robert Barry (Baritone)

"Workshops of Famous Men: 6: Francis Thompson in London's Arches," by Caroline Buchan.

Mr. Pollard Crowther on "Japan."

(to 17.00)


Musicians: The 2LO Trio
Baritone: Robert Barry
Speaker (Workshops of Famous Men): Caroline Buchan.
Speaker (Japan): Pollard Crowther

: Children's Corner

The Wicked Uncle

"The Beaver Who Wouldn't Be Trapped," from Nature Stories by Eva M. Martin.

(to 18.15)


Author (The Beaver Who Wouldn't Be Trapped): Eva M. Martin

: A Gardening Chat by Mr. Raymond Parks

(to 18.55)


Speaker: Raymond Parks

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

S.B. to all Stations.

Mr. G.J. Arrow, Assistant Keeper of Entomology at the British Museum, on "Beetles as Friends and Foes."
S.B. to other Stations.

Local News


Speaker (Beetles as Friends and Foes): G.J. Arrow

: Under the White Ensign

All Stations Programme (except Manchester and Belfast).
Relayed from London.

7.30-9.30 "Under the White Ensign"
(A Romance of Trafalgar Eve by A. Corbett-Smith)

Keep then the Sea that is the Wall of England
And then is England kept by God His Hand.

I. 7.30. The Scene: On board H.M. Battleship "Triton," Cruising in the English Channel. It is in 1913, on the Eve of Trafalgar Day Anniversary. In our romance we seek to suggest to you something of the Tradition of the Navy through the centuries and how Nelson embodied the spirit of that noble Tradition. Our stage is set in two sections, one above the other, both visible at the same time, with the action upon both proceeding simultaneously. The top section represents the bridge of a battleship. Our characters are the Captain, the Commander and a Midshipman. The lower section represents the lower Mess Deck. A sing-song, arranged by the Petty Officers, Seamen, Stokers and Marines, is going on. It is an evening of fitful wind gusts with swirling mists.

II. 8.30. A miscellaneous entertainment of items grave and gay, musical and otherwise, but all bearing upon the Royal Navy, at home or abroad. These will include the Overture to "H.M.S. Pinafore," the "Red Marines" and the "Neptune" songs of Edward German, and a Sketch specially written by "Bartimeus."

Singers: George Baker (Baritone), John Huntingdon (Baritone), Sydney Coltham (Tenor), and the Mayfair Singers
The London Wireless Orchestra, directed by Dan Godfrey, Junr., will be in attendance.


Writer: A. Corbett-Smith
Baritone: George Baker
Baritone: John Huntingdon
Tenor: Sydney Coltham
Singers: The Mayfair Singers
Musicians: The London Wireless Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Dan Godfrey, Junr.

: 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

: Close down


Announcer: J. S. Dodgson

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