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: Mr. Arthur Strachan

" Big Game Hunting."

: M. Albert le Grip

B.A., LL.B.,
Officier d'Academie : French Talk.

: Quartet

Overture, " Ply-mouth Hoe " (Ansell).

: THE WIRELESS QUARTET.

J. MACRAE SMITH
(Baritone).

Contributors

Baritone: MacRae Smith

: Afternoon Topics

Prof. R. H.
Leitch, Dairy School, Kilmarnock, " Milk-Its Grades. "

Contributors

Unknown: Milk-Its Grades.

: CHILDREN'S CORNER

The
Russian Uncle (Dyadya Vanya), " The Old Witch Baba-Yaga."

: Musical Interlude.

S.B. from
London.

: Programme

S.B. from London.

: Mr. VERNON CONSTABLE

A.R.I.B.A.. "The Story of Architecture-Egyptian Architecture.
" S.B. from Dundee.

: EMPIRE PHONO-FLIGHT

NO. 7.
A New Series presenting phases from the Lives of "Men of Empire."
David Livingstone. An Epic of Africa.
Born-March 19th, 1813.
Died-May ]st, 1873.
Buried in Westminster Abbey-
April 18th, 1874.
" Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time."
.-LONGFELLOW.
FIRST PHASE:
LIVINGSTONE, THE BOY.
Picture the fire-glow in that humble room, filled with warm shadow ; David and his Father at their books ; the Highland Grandfather dozing in the chimney-corner, and dreaming of the sunset of old tales ; the devoted Mother spinning at her loom.
SECOND PHASE:
LIVINGSTONE, THE YOUTH. Two years have elapsed since we last peeped into that humble Blantyre Interior. The Grandfather is gathered to the ancestors, of whom he was so proud. The Father and Mother sit each side of the ingle-neuk, stealing an occasional furtive and loving glance at the slim youth, who pores over his book at the table in the centre of the room. The old unglazed clock still ticks its patient message in the silent room.
THIRD PHASE:
LIVINGSTONE, THE MAN.
Sot upon the stage of your imagination-a circle of huts : in the centre there is a spot called a "Kotla" " with a fireplace; here the natives work, eat, or sit and gossip over the news of the day. It is in such a setting we see Livingstone, seated at the side of the great Native Chief, Sechele.
FOURTH PHASE :
A new star appears on the Explorer's horizon-after the Lion encounter, he returns to Kuruman to recuperate, and is thrown more and more into the society of the woman, who later shared the perils of his work.
FIFTH PHASE :
Discovery of the grandest natural phenomena in Africa-the Victoria Falls. Picture to yourself the whole of the Zambesi River, plunging from a height greater than St. Paul's Cathedral, flinging up its spray hundreds, sometimes even thousands, of feet into the air.
SIXTH PHASE:
A room in a Paris Hotel, with James Gordon Bennett , Jr., in earnest conversation with Henry M. Stanley-planning the Relief of Livingstone.
SEVENTH PHASE:
Picture to yourself a long caravan, led by the young journalist, threading its way through the jungle and rank marshes-only five hundred yards away, the village lies below them, embowered in palms. The sublime hour has arrived. Stanley's dreams, hopes and anticipations are now about to be realised.
The Phono-Flight will include the following :
GUIDE : Dr. DONALD
FRASER, of the Staff of the District Mission of Livingstonia. JOHN COLLTNSON (Tenor).
DOROTHY BENNETT
(Soprano).
Will sing songs of the Congo,
Central Africa and Nyassalartd.
AUGUSTUS BEDDIE in Recitals.
GEORGE ROSS with THE STATION DRAMATIC
COMPANY.
Incidental Music by THE STATION ORCHESTRA:
Conducted by ISAAC LOSOWSKY .
Arranged for Broadcast by MUNGO M. DEWAR and CHARLES W. HOPPER .

Contributors

Unknown: David Livingstone.
Unknown: James Gordon Bennett
Conducted By: Isaac Losowsky
Unknown: Mungo M. Dewar
Unknown: Charles W. Hopper

: WEATHER FORECAST AND News"

Ministry of Agriculture Talk by Sir A. D. HALL. S.B. from London.
Local News.

Contributors

Talk By: Sir A. D. Hall.

: Programme

S.B. from London.








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