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Mr. R. A. BUTLER , M.P. : ' A Journey through
India '
THE complex Indian scene will be described in six weekly morning talks, beginning today, by Mr. R. A. Butter , M.P. for Saffron Walden , and son of Sir Montagu Butler , Governor of the Central Provinces. These talks will be vividly descriptive of the country and its people, rather than politically controversial.

Contributors

Unknown:
Mr. R. A. Butler
Unknown:
Mr. R. A. Butter
Unknown:
Saffron Walden
Unknown:
Sir Montagu Butler

RECEPTION TEST
2.30 English Literature
Mr. S. P. B. MAis: More Books I Like '—11,
' Kidnapped '
2.55 Interval
3.0 Biology and Hygiene
Professor WINIFRED CULLIS , C.B.E. : ' Your Body Every Day—11. How the Body is
Made Up '—I
3.25 Interval

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor Winifred Cullis

MR. STREET'S ' Idle Thoughts ' have for long been one of the most popular broadcast features with country listeners. This week, Mr. Street introduces a new series of autumn farming talks by experts by summarizing the many grave problems with which agriculture is beset. The talks that follow will explain adopted or prospective Government measures, the results of the latest experiments in food distribution, and in general give farmers a service of expert information that aims at being really practical and useful.

Regional Variations (2)

'THE LAW OF THE LAND'—11

National Programme London

The Right Hon. Lord MACMILLAN: ' What the Law is—11, The Sources of the Law '
T ORD MACMILLAN gives his second talk on the general philosophical and historical background of the law. After defining last week the law as the science and art of human relations, he turns to its sources. Law is derived from custom, from the decisions of judges, from legal commentators, and from legislation. It is the complex of rules by which society has agreed to live. Intelligent discussion, observance, or attempts at reform can only be based on knowledge of the sources, and for the first time in the history of broadcasting a great legal authority has come to the microphone to give a clear statement of the theory and practice of the law in this country.

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'The White Blackbird'

National Programme London

By LENNOX ROBINSON
'THE White Blackbird ' closely follows the successful broadcasts of the same author's
' The Clancy Name ' and ' The Round Table.' Lennox Robinson 's intelligent dialogue, acute characterization, and quiet, thoughtful type of social comedy make his work peculiarly suitable for broadcasting, as effective in its way as that of Oscar Wilde has proved in ita own vein. ' The White Blackbird ' is described as an 'ironic tragedy,' but although, as in all his plays, there is no facile use of Irish idiom and local colour, comedy remains in spite of this description. The action revolves around the unsuccessful attempts Qf a strong, silent man to cope with a feckless family. He is the ' white blackbird.' of the play's paradoxical title, ' neither white nor black, rather dirty-looking ... always alone and always awfully busy.'.

Contributors

Unknown:
Lennox Robinson
Unknown:
Lennox Robinson
Unknown:
Oscar Wilde

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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