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: Lunch-time Music

from the Carlton Restaurant.
(to 13.30)

: An Afternoon Concert

The Station Orchestra
Conductor, Warwick Braithwaite


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

: Weather Forecast and News

Ancient Egypt: The Burial of the Kings: On the Nature of Death and of the After-Life
Prof. T.E. Peet
S.B. from Liverpool.


Speaker (Ancient Egypt): Prof. T.E. Peet

: Mendelssohn

Interpreted by Maurice Cole.
S.B. from London.


Pianist: Maurice Cole

: Through North Russia in War-Time

Capt. Frederic Evans


Speaker: Captain Frederic Evans

: The Magic of the East

"I forgot for what I had travelled, and I surrendered my mind without struggle to the maze of shadows and songs".

7.55 The Station Orchestra
Conductor, Warwick Braithwaite


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

: The Magic of the East: The Pagoda of Flowers

A Burmese Story in Song.
Words by Frederick John Fraser.
Dramatis Personae
The Action of the Story passes upon the crowded steps and afterwards in the sacred courts of the famous Shive Dagon Pagoda in Rangoon.
The happy songs of Ma Nee and Chit Maung are in contrast to the despairing note of Ma Noo, whose lover, Oomala, has become a Popngyi (Buddhist priest). On discovering that he is Pyin-Sin (Monk for all time), Ma Noo seeks to take her life; but in Oomala the man is stronger than the priest, and triumphant love at last is conqueror.


Writer: Frederick John Fraser.
Music: Amy Woodforde-Finden

: The Magic of the East: John Armstrong (Tenor)

"Yo San", "Little Dove", "There Are Maidens in Japan", "When the Almond Blossoms Fall", "Sometimes I Wonder".


Tenor: John Armstrong

: The Magic of the East: Kingsley Lark


Performer: Kingsley Lark

: The Magic of the East: John Penn


Reader: John Penn

: Home Again - A Contrast: In the Dark

Especially written for Broadcasting by Harold Holland (Author of "The Old, Old Story", etc.)
George and his wife have been invited to a dinner party. In the tiny bedroom of their small mansion flat they are hurriedly donning their "glad rags", when the electric light goes out-at a singularly inconvenient moment.


Writer: Harold Holland

: Weather Forecast and News

Topical Talk
S.B. from London.

Local News

: Dance Music

The Savoy Bands
S.B. from London.


Musicians: The Savoy Bands

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