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Daventry National Programme

National Programme London

Mr. KENNETH BELL
MR. KENNETH BELL , in his previous talks, has reviewed the birth, growth, and present outlook of Canada and Australia. Tonight he describes the attitude South Africa brings to the Imperial Conference. Her representatives have to spoak for tho Boer farmer, the enfranchised native, and the business man and settler of European descent. South Africa is a country white men love for health. pleasure, wealth, and beauty. But is it a white or a black man's country ? That is the question of the future. underlying all South African problems, and determining her policy at Ottawa.

Contributors

Unknown:
Mr. Kenneth Bell
Unknown:
Mr. Kenneth Bell

Part I
From The Seaside
HARRY GORDON
(The Man frae Inversnecky) and his COMPANY
Relayed from THE BEACH PAVILION, ABERDEEN
Part II
From The Glasgow Studio
MEG BUCHANAN and NELL BALLANTYNE in ' FRIGID ECONOMY' by J. J. BELL
LAWRENCE MORGAN (Tenor)
WALTER DALE (Concertina) and SYLVIA WATT (Comedienne)

Contributors

Unknown:
Harry Gordon
Unknown:
Nell Ballantyne
Unknown:
J. J. Bell
Tenor:
Lawrence Morgan
Tenor:
Walter Dale

Regional Variations (2)

Daventry National Programme

National Programme London

Major P.C. Wren

Tonight Major P.C. Wren, who has seen service with the British, French, and Indian armies, describes some of his first-hand experiences in that strangely assorted international corps of the French army in Northern Africa - the Foreign Legion. He describes how and why he became a 'legionnaire,' the kind of men who were his comrades, the hazards of a desert march - heat, drought, sandstorms, heavy kit, scarcity of water, and that terrible order, 'March or Die.' His hazard ends with an Arab attack at dawn, the lancers of the desert desperately charging the massed bayonets of the legionnaries. The author of 'Beau Geste' with such material can be relied upon for a 'beau broadcast.'

Contributors

Speaker:
Major P.C. Wren

THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section D)
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by EDWARD CLARK
THE FIREBIRD was the first ballet music which
Stravinsky composed for Diaghilev; it was specially commissioned after Diaghilev had been struck by a performance of the young composer's orchestral ScherzoIt was first given in 1910, and only a year later the still more strikingly original Petrouchka followed it. In spite of all that he has done since, it remains one of his most brilliant masterpieces. The fairy tale on which The Fire Bird is based is one of those in which good and wicked fairies are in conflict, the good, of course, triumphing in the end. Here the Fire Bird is herself the Good Fairy, and at the end of the tale it is a feather from one of her wings which defeats the wicked spells of the enchanter, Kastchei.

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurance Turner
Conducted By:
Edward Clark

National Programme Daventry

About National Programme

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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