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Time Signal, Greemcich, at 10.30

: Regional Programme

(Sec page 50)
Time Signal, Greemcich, at 2.0

: The Children's Hour

' Prince Rabbit', by A. A. Milne , arranged as a dialogue story
Questions and Answers


Unknown: A. A. Milne


including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Northern Ireland News

: Regional Programme

Weather Forecast for Northern Ireland at 9.15

: 5 A Programme of Gramophone Records

Heniamino Gigli (tenor): Tombe degl' avi mei (Lucia di Lammermoor) (Donizetti) ; Che gelida manina (La Boheme) (Puccini) ; E lucevan le stelle (Tosca) (Puccini) ; La donna e mobile (Rigoletto) (Verdi) ; No Pagliaccio) (I Pagliacci) (Leoncavallo)
Beniamino Gigli (tenor), and Dusolina Giannini (soprano) : Tu qui Santuzza, No, no, Turiddu (both from Cavalleria rusticana) (Mascagni)
Beniamino Gigli (tenor) : A canzone
'e Napole and Lucia, Luci (de Curtis)


Tenor: Beniamino Gigli
Tenor: Beniamino Gigli

: ' The Big Wind '

A Chronicle of the Disaster of 1839 Compiled from Contemporary Records
January 1839. The date of a phenomenon which was remembered all their lives by those who experienced it. A gale of unbelievable violence swept Ireland. Thatched roofs were lifted off in the tornado. Crops were devastated. People killed. A tall factory chimney crashed into a nearby building. Until about 20 years ago the Big Wind was used to establish people's ages; Ministry of Pensions officials would ask applicants for the old age pension if they could remember the ' Big Wind' and so test their eligibility. The events of that awful disaster, gathered from contemporary records, form the basis of tonight's historical reconstruction programme.


Produced By: Henry McMullan


Weather Forecast and News
, at 10.30


Weather Forecast and News

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