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: Broadcast to Schools

London Programme relayed from Daventry

: Tea-Time Music

from the Carlton Restaurant.

: Daily Life in the Ancient East: The Craftsmen and Barter

Dr. T.H. Robinson


Speaker: Dr. T.H. Robinson

: Best Sellers: Part I

There are some who scorn a 'best seller', but the world's choice is no mere whim; no one can write a 'best seller' at will. To people of varied tastes and character come moments of inspiration, moments when they respond to the pulse of humanity, and from them come the tunes and lyrics that set the world singing. Only the greatest men can meet the world in its most sublime moods and produce for us the classical compositions that survive. The composer of a 'best seller' need not be great in that sense, but he must be a lover, he must be in sympathy with his fellow-men.

The Station Orchestra
conducted by Warwick Braithwaite


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

: Best Sellers: Harold Kimberley (Light Baritone)


Light Baritone: Harold Kimberley

: Best Sellers: Grace Daniel (Soprano)

'Return, return, all night my lamp is burning,
All night, like it, my wide eyes watch and burn'


Soprano: Grace Daniel

: Landing the Shark

by Vivian Tidmarsh.
Played by The London Radio Repertory Players

The story of an attempted get-away by a commercial crook, and how it was frustrated by a clever girl in his office, but, as the denouement discloses, the ends of justice were not altogether served in this case.
In his office in the City, fitted with the usual safe, telephone, desks and files, Gerald Graystone sits writing.


Writer: Vivian Tidmarsh
Presented by: R. E. Jeffrey
[Actors]: The London Radio Repertory Players

: Best Sellers: Harold Kimberley


Light Baritone: Harold Kimberley

: Best Sellers: Grace Daniel

'Song made in lieu of many ornaments
With which my love should duly have been dect'.
Love Me and the World is Mine


Soprano: Grace Daniel

: S.B. from London

(10.10 Local News)

(to 23.00)

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