The Siege of Lucknow: 1857
A. F. Dashwood
This talk is remarkable for the fact that it is again to be given by A. F. Dashwood , who was born in Lucknow during the siege, and is one of only nine survivors still living ; the oldest of them was no more than nine years of age at the time of the siege. Most of them live abroad, but he has kept in touch with them all, and has made the siege his life study. The talk was first broadcast a year ago on the anniversary of the successful evacuation of Lucknow by Sir Colin Campbell in 1857. Mr. Dashwood's mother and brother survived the siege, but his father and uncle were killed in it. Mr. Dashwood is now nearly eighty and one of the few still living whose birth is recorded in the Annual Register.
at the BBC Theatre Organ
This is neither Wyndham Lewis , novelist, author of ' The Apes of God ' and founder of the pre-war Vorticist movement in art, nor is it .Wyndham Lewis (D. B.), satirist, original ' Beachcomber ' of the Daily Express, and frequent contributor to the RADIO Times. But it is Wyndham Lewis all the same.
It happens to be his own name.
He comes from South Wales. He was a pupil of Reginald Foort and acted as his assistant for nearly two years when Foort was at the Regal, Kingston. Wyndham Lewis is now organist at the Cinema de Luxe, Gloucester, and this is his first solo broadcast.
The oratorio by Handel
The North Staffs District
Choral Society and The City of Birmingham Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by John James from the Victoria Hall, Hanley
. Part 2
Messiah lovers are well provided for in this week's programmes. Besides this evening's performance, Handel's masterpiece is also being broadcast in the Northern programme on Tuesday and in the Northern Ireland programme on Friday (Part 1) and Saturday (Parts 2 and 3). This most famous of all oratorios is now 195 years old.
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