★ from page 37 of ' New Every Morning'
by Barbara Smyth
★ French for Sixth Forms
at the Organ of the Gaumont
Palace Cinema, Birmingham
Sven Skold and his Orchestra from Stockholm
★ by Charles Dickens
14, ' Sam Weller arrested for debt'
A serial reading by V. C. Clinton-Baddeley
World History: 'Marie Antoinette': Mary Richards
'If Frenchmen only knew her worth, and how saintly her troubles have made her, they would love her. But our enemies have spoken badly of her, and tried to change the love that once was felt for her into the most bitter hatred.' So wrote King Louis of France about his Queen, Marie Antoinette.
In this afternoon's broadcast you will hear about the conditions that gave rise to the French Revolution, and how the unhappy royal family of France made its desperate bid for escape. There will be a number of short dramatic scenes. The first is set in a Paris street, where the poor people are heard comparing their lot with that of the rich nobles at court.
The second scene is set in the Palace of Versailles just before the revolutionaries arrive to carry off the royal family to the Tuileries.
The third scene follows Louis, Marie Antoinette, and, their children, as they try to escape in their coach. The escape was all but successful, and had they not been recognised by Drouet at Varennes, the course of French history might have been materially altered.
2.25 * Interval Music
2.30 Biology in the Service of Man - Evolution
H. Munro Fox, F.R.S.
★ The 156th renewal of the Derby
A commentary on the race by Thomas Woodrooffe assisted by a race-reader from the Grand Stand, Epsom
Vladimir Rosing (tenor): Don Juan 's Serenade (Tchaikovsky)
Ezio Pinza (bass): Deh! vieni alia fincstra (0 come, to thy window) (Don Giovanni ) (Mozart)
Emmy Bettendorf (soprano) with Chorus: Serenade (Zocernd leise) (Tarrying gently) (Schubert)
Meddle Nash (tenor): Serenade
(The Fair Maid of Perth) (Bizet)
Tito Schipa (tenor) with Chorus:
Com' e gentil (Softly beams the light) (Don Pasquale ) (Donizetti)
★ A programme of tunes, old and new devised by James Moody with Anna Meakin
Mary Johnston and ' The Stop Dancing ' Players
★ from St. Paul's Cathedral
Order of Service
Psalm cxix, 1-32
Lesson, Judges xiii
Magnificat (Ireland, in F) Lesson, Hebrews x, 1-18
Nunc Dimittis (Ireland, in F)
Anthem, Expectans Expectavi (Wood) Hymn, 0 Christ our hope, our heart's desire (E.H. 144, vv. 1, 5, 6)
from the Hungaria Restaurant
A programme of Continental and Gypsy music played by The Hungaria Gypsy Band
Bela Bizony is the conductor and the music is introduced by Alexander Howard
Gramophone records of stage successes, past and present
including Weather Forecast
Howard Marshall entertains sporting personalities at 11, Trevor Square,
Sporting stars to be interviewed by Howard Marshall this evening are ' Freddie' Fox, the famous jockey, twice winner of the Derby, W. Barrington Dalby , the well-known boxing referee and commentator, who refereed the recent Boon-Danahar fight ; Alex Henshaw , pilot and navigator, and maker of the record flight from England to the Cape and back in February (4 days, 10 hours, 5 minutes) ; and Syd Cozens , the six-day cycle race rider, winner of the six-day cycle race at
Olympia in 1934, who will be riding in the six-day cycle race at Wembley, to be broadcast throughout next week.
Edward Reach (tenor)
Berkeley Mason (organ)
The Empire unites in a tribute of loyalty and affection to Their Majesties the King and Queen in Canada
The programme arranged by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, with the collaboration of broadcasting organisations and postal services in other parts of the Empire
The Stratton String Quartet:
George Stratton (violin); Carl Taylor (violin); Watson Forbes (viola);
John Moore (violoncello)
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
by our observer with the Royal train
Dorothy Black in her own adaptation of ' THE NECKLACE' by Guy de Maupassant and C. V. France in 'A BREAK IN THE JOURNEY' by Anthony Bertram with Gladys Young. Both plays produced by John Cheatle
Directed by Sydney Lipton with Ivor Davis and Celia Davis from Grosvenor House, Park Lane
The Lamoureux Orchestra of Paris
Conducted by Albert Wolff
including Weather Forecast