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: Reception Test

from the new
West Regional transmitter, 968 kc/s (309.9 m A programme of light music by The Western Studio Orchestra.
(See article and note on page 136)


At the Organ of The Regal, Kingston-on-Thames

: Bright's String Orchestra

Relayed from Bright's Cafe, Clifton, Bristol


Musicians: Bright's String Orchestra

: The Children's Hour

Particular Pets, No. 6. What about your pussy ? by RAY KAY. Xylophone and Vibraphone solos by LEONARD Hibbabd. Now you will hear aU about Bumble's Music by DoRis TWINN


Unknown: Ray Kay.
Solos By: Leonard Hibbabd.
Music By: Doris Twinn

: ' The First News '

Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers followed by Regional Announcements and Market
Prices for Farmers in the West


(By permission of the Air Council)
Director of Music, Flight -
Lieutenant R. P. O'DONNELL , M.V.O.
Relayed from Bristol's ' Ideal Homes ' Exhibition,
Colston Hall , Bristol


Unknown: Lieutenant R. P. O'Donnell
Unknown: Colston Hall

: Three Plays of Victorian Politics

By LAURENCE HOUSMAN and a little music
Queen Victoria ; Prince Albert
Scene One of the private apartments at Windsor Castle, 1841, at 10 o'clock in the morning.
(A political myth explained)
Characters :
The doctor
The statesman
The housekeeper
Scene: In the bedroom of the statesman; about 1880.
Characters :
Queen Victoria.
Sir Henry Ponsonby
Mr. Gladstone
Mrs. Gladstone
Scene: Queen Victoria's private apartment at Buckingham Palace, March 3, 1894.
Plays produced by CYRIL WOOD
In these days of political perplexity and international uncertainty, it is perhaps refreshing and, maybe, illuminating to look upon the great political figures of the past.
'The Victorian Era,' says Mr. Housman, 'has ceased to be a thing of yesterday it has become history..... Why should I trouble to resuscitate these Victorian remains? My answer is because I myself am Victorian, and because the Victorianism to which I belong is because the so rapidly into history, henceforth to present to the world a colder aspect than that which endears it to my own mind .... Under this rose shaded lamp of history, domestically designed, I would have these old characters look young again, or not at least as though they belonged to another age.'
As the title indicates, the plays will be interspersed with a little music.


Unknown: Laurence Housman
Unknown: Queen Victoria.
Unknown: Sir Henry Ponsonby
Produced By: Cyril Wood


West Regional transmitter, 968 kc/s (309.9 m.). Dance Music by The B.B.C.
Dance Orchestra, directed by Henry Hall.
(See article and note on page 136)

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