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In this broadcast listeners will meet again the type of programme that they will remember as a regular feature of the week's entertainment from Savoy Hill earlier in the year. Owing something to the Surprise Item and something to the talkie news-reel, 'Diversions' were always unexpected, always varied, and always topical-even at considerable risk of disaster, for a topical programme cannot be compiled at leisure and sometimes cannot be rehearsed at all. They take the listener all over London, behind the scenes of such institutions as big terminal stations, the Central Post Office, Brookmans Park and Savoy Hill itself. They provided a vehicle into which could be coaxed and crammed all sorts of broadcasts that could otherwise not have been done at all. Now Birmingham is taking up the idea and starting a new series of 'Diversions,' which, with the same form of programme, will obviously have a new content, and a vast new field on which to draw. It is the first of these programmes that listeners on the National wavelength will hear tonight.

National Programme Daventry

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National Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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