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: The Senior Manx Grand Prix

A Running Commentary on the Senior
Amateur Tourist Trophy Race
Relayed from the Isle of Man
At the Grand Stand, GRAHAM WALKER At Ramsay Hairpin, VICTOR SMYTHE
(Copyright, see notice on page 645)
The thrills of Manx motor-cycle racing have been enjoyed for some years past by listeners throughout the country, but attention has hitherto been confined to professional events. This is the first running commentary ever broadcast from the Isle of Man on an amateur motor-cycle race—the Senior Manx Grand Prix, for machines with a maximum engine capacity of 500 c.c. The young men who take part in this (and in the Junior race for machines not exceeding 350 c.c.) do so for the sport of the thing alone. They tackle the ' T.T.' course under ' T.T.' conditions, but without the support that the motor-cycle trade gives to its riders. They ride standard machines, and those that can be bought from any agent. Manufacturers do not provide them with works staffs; if their machines break down, they must have them repaired at their own headquarters and at their own expense. The winner gets no big money prize; there is no trade bonus, and comparatively little publicity.


Unknown: Victor Smythe

: The Senior Manx Grand Prix

A Running Commentary on the final stages of the Senior Amateur Tourist
Trophy Race
Relayed from The Isle of Man
(with interludes from The Studio)

: The Children's Hour

A Quarter of an hour for the Tinies in which a little play will be acted: ' The Elves and the Cobbler ' (Grimm). Olive Dehn will tell her story of ' The Office Oread '


Unknown: Olive Dehn

: ' The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Announcements and Bulletin for Northern English Farmers

: ' The Second News '

Weather Forecast
Second General News Bulletin

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