BY the middle of May all the migrant birds that only visit us in the warm months have arrived, and the orchestra of the tree-tops is complete. This afternoon Mr. Eric Parker will talk about the songs and habits of such birds as the flycatcher and the nightjar, the nightingale, the blackcap, and the red-backed shrike.
CURRENCY and credit play a part of supreme I importance in a modern state, and control over them is usually considered a matter too important to be entrusted even to a Government. i Hence the existence of central banks, such as our own Bank of England, which is responsible for note-issuing and monetary policy, its weapon for this purpose being the rate of discount, which it controls. Mr. Kisch, who gives this talk, has been Secretary of the Financial Department of the India Office since 1921, and he was Secretary to the Indian Currency Committee in 1919.
A Programme for Empire Day
' Merchaunt Adventurers !
Merchaunt Adventurers !
What shall be your profit in the mighty days to be ? '
(From Flos Mercatorum,' by Alfred Noyes )
THE paths of the Empire are the seaways of the world-ways conquered for us by the Adventurers of old, held by the Adventurers of our own time. This programme will celebrate Empire Day by following some of these paths of the sea, as they lead to the five Continents where the Adventurers have left their mark. Australia HAROLD Williams (Baritone): Bush Songs'New Zealand JOHN COLLINSON (Tenor): Maori Songs '
West African, Zulu, and Afrikaan Songs
THE AFRICAN YORUBA SINGERS
BETSY DE LA PORTE (Soprano)
MAUD MACCARTHY : Native Melodies, with Vina accompaniment
In a Corner of Asia—Malaya
' RAM SINGH '
Adapted for broadcasting from the story by Sir HUGH CLIFFORD
' THE COMMONWEALTH OF SONG'
' Bravo lads, in olden musical centuries,
Sang, night by night, adorable choruses.'
ORCHESTRAL MUSIC and CHORUSES by THE WIRELESS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
THE WIRELESS CHORUS
Chorus-Master : STANFORD ROBINSON
There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a
historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any
given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the
understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time
- not those of today.
Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and
is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to
obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in
programmes, online etc.
This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers,
images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio
Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available
externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.