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Pioneers of the Kingdom
22-Alexander Mackay by Stanley D. Nisbet and R. F. Dunnett


Unknown: Stanley D. Nisbet
Unknown: R. F. Dunnett


Presented by Frank Stewart


Presented By: Frank Stewart


with Don Carlos


Unknown: Don Carlos


' Too Late to Sue ? '


by David Wise


Unknown: David Wise


A radio play by Phyllis Crawford
Produced by Olive Shapley
History records no more pathetic or more heroic story than that of the villagers of Eyam in Derbyshire who in 1665, the year of the Great Plague, shut themselves off from the outside world and quietly lived at close quarters with death, rather than flee and spread the infection elsewhere.
Listeners will remember that
Phyllis Crawford 's impressive play was first broadcast in 1936. (Northern)


Play By: Phyllis Crawford
Produced By: Olive Shapley
Unknown: Phyllis Crawford


(Church of England) from the Studio
Order of Service
Hymn, 0 gladsome light (S.P. 50) Prayer
Psalm xlvi
Lesson, Matthew vi, 25-34 Prayers
Hymn, Teach me, my God and king
(S.P. 652)
Address by the Rev. Canon L. W.
Hymn, The God of love my shepherd is (S.P. 653)


An appeal on behalf of THE WESTERN
So great is the demand for accommodation at the Western Eye Hospital that there are eight patients waiting for every bed in the hospital, waiting their turn for the operation that is to restore their sight or to prevent their going blind. Twenty-five additional beds can be provided for £15,000, one-half of the normal cost. Building can start as soon as the Committee receive the necessary contributions.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]


Unknown: Marylebone Road


including Weather Forecast


(Section C) Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Clarence Raybould Bastien and Bastienne
Mozart's Bastien and Bastienne was founded on Madame Favart 's Les
Amours de Bastien et Bastienne, a play that was produced in Paris in 1753. It was composed by Mozart at the early age of twelve and privately performed in Vienna in 1768. The Overture is a delightful example of Mozart's early style.
Johan Halvorsen , whose ' Suite ancienne' is being featured in this evening's orchestral programme, is Norwegian by birth. He studied at the Stockholm Conservatoire and in 1887 became concert master at
Bergen. Later he went to Leipzig, where he studied the violin under Brodsky.
Halvorsen's professional work as a violinist carried him to several countries. He appeared as a soloist in Berlin, and then took up conducting and became conductor of the symphony concerts at Bergen and of the National Theatre at Christiania (now Oslo). He found time to write a fair number of compositions, which reveal the influence of Grieg, whose niece he married, and of Scandinavian folk music.
A note on Magnard' s Symphony No. 3 will be found on page 13


Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Unknown: Madame Favart
Unknown: Johan Halvorsen


The Loch Ness Monster
A Feature Programme from Edinburgh about Scotland's world-famous monster, supposed to be living in Loch Ness , Inverness-shire
With an historical survey of such monsters in the district, traditional speculations on their existence, and accounts from eye-witnesses, recorded by the BBC Mobile Recording Unit.
From material supplied by Lieut.-
Commander R. T. Gould
An epilogue by E. G. Boulanger , director of the Aquarium of the London Zoo
Produced by John Pudney
The tradition of a monster - giant serpent or giant lizard-inhabiting the fathomless waters of Loch Ness is at least twelve hundred years old. According to St. Adamnan, who died in 704, St. Columba saw it while on his way to convert the King of the Picts.
It has been seen many times since.
In 1871 a Mr. Duncan Mackenzie saw a dark, humped creature swimming very fast with an undulating motion. It was seen again in 1903 and reappeared in July, 1930, since when it has been seen (or is alleged to have been seen) a number of times by numerous witnesses, some of whom will come to the microphone this evening.
Pictures of some of the witnesses whose voices you will hear will be found on page 9.
At the end of the programme
E. G. Boulanger will reply with a statement of the case against the monster's existence.


Unknown: Loch Ness
Unknown: R. T. Gould
Unknown: E. G. Boulanger
Produced By: John Pudney
Unknown: Mr. Duncan MacKenzie
Unknown: E. G. Boulanger

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