NORMANDY is the province of apple-blossom
* and cider, of Bayeux and Caen and Lisieux and Rouen, of some of the most famous buildings in France and half the names we learnt in history at school, it is an ideal place for a holiday, and after hearing Mr. Molony's talk, some of ns may begin to regret that we did not hear it earlier in the year.
(Picture on page 339.)
: Let's be jolly-in other words, there will be songs with choruses, led by Dale Smith and taken from ' Gaudeamus' and ' The Scottish Students' Song Book.' ' Foozle's Brilliant Idea ' will introduce a new series of amusing School Stories by Gunby Hadath. Cyril Nash will tell in Longfellow's verse the story of Hiawatha and Mudjekeewis '
HARVEST time is always, in communities that live on the produce of the soil, an occasion for many customs whose origin is often lost in antiquity. Such is the serving of the ' Hollering Pot'—the jug of home-brewed ale with which the farmer's wife would reward the harvesters when, having finished their work, they sang the Harvest Chant. Mr. Ramsay will describe this and other harvest customs, many of which, though quite suited to appear in books of folklore beside the barbaric ceremonies of Africa and the East, are still being performed in English villages at this seasofi of the year.
THE SUITES OF HANDEL
Played by GERDA NETTE
The WIRELESS ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOHN ANSELL ; ROSE HIGNELL (Soprano);
Roy RUSSELL (Baritone)
ORCHESTRA Overture to ' La Fille du Tambour Major ' (' The Drum Major's Daughter ') - Offenbach
' Valse, ' Tho Vagabond King ' - Friinl
ROSE HIGNELL The Dawn of Love, from ' Tho Belle of Brittany - Talbot
The Joy of Youth, from ' My Laay Fraylo ' - Finck
ORCHESTRA Ballet Air - Herbert
Aubade to Mimi - Scassola
Selection from ' La Poupée '(' The Doll ') - Audran
founded on ' His Little Widows,' by FIRTH SHEPHARD
Music by H. B. HEDLEY and JACK STRACHEY
Relayed from the Carlton Theatre, London
The numbers will include :
A Poor but honest working girl (PHYLLIS MONKMAN)
Turn your thoughts and faces (AMBROSE THORNE)
Happy (LESLIE HENSON , LADDIE CLIFF, CYRIL RITCHARD and CHORUS)
If I were you (PHILLIS MONKMAN and LESLIE HENSON )
The following members of the cast will also appear :
LESLIE FRANCIS , BOBBY BLYTH , JAMES CROOME
8.30 Excerpt from ' LADY LUCK'
Relayed from the Carlton Theatre, London
THE names of Laddie Cliff and Leslie Henson J- are a valuable asset to the cast of any musical showâ€”and in Lady Luck these two versatile comedians have things all their own way. They play the parts of Biff Morton and Wyndham Bleugh , two speculators, who lose all their money in a copper-mine. There never was a musical comedy yet which ended unhappily, so listeners need not waste their pity on 'Biff' and 'Windy'. The woman in the case' is Phyllis Monkman , the ' Lady Luck' who brings the two bankrupts prosperity.
AFRICA, the Dark Continent that was a mystery to our grandfathers, is little less of a mystery to us—even after sixty years of exploration and colonization and annexation and exploitation have done their worst. Sir Frederick Lugard 's experience of Africa dates back to 1885, when ho served in the Sudan ; three years later he was wounded by slave-dealers on Lake Nyasa , and since then he has held many administrative posts in both West and East Africa, finally being Governor-General of Nigeria from 1914 to 1919. Obviously, therefore, his opportunities of forming an opinion on Africa's many problems have been exceptionally large.
Devised by AMYAS YOUNG
(1) Gold of Ophir-The return of Solomon's
Treasure Fleet, as mentioned in the Second
* Book of Kings
(2) The War Galleys-At sea in Roman times
(3) The Toll of the Sea-A rescue on the Cornish coast
(4) The Whalers—(cirea 1850)
(5) The Sure Shield A glimpse of Jutland
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA and THE WIRELESS CHORUS, conducted by JOHN ANSELL
FROM the time when the ships of Solomon sailed to Ophir, the sea has called forth the highest endeavour and the greatest valour of men of action. This programme will strive to give some glimpses of the men who braved the perils of the sea-in the ships of Solomon, in the Roman galleys in the time of Ben Hur , in little-known adventures off our own coast today, and in the whalers that hunt the biggest animal that lives.
(10.0 Time Signal, Daventry only)