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Mrs. ARTHUR WEBB : ' A Dinner for Four for is.'
Economical cookery reaches its minimum this week with three recipes for a shilling dinner for four : they are printed in the penny pamphlet that is an indispensable supplement to these useful morning talks. They include bacon and beef dishes, and an old-fashioned pot-pie from the Welsh Border. In her talk, Mrs. Webb will give suggestions for completing these dinners to give the best food value.


Mrs. Arthur Webb

Morgentau (Morning Dew)
Wanderlied (Vagrant Song) Wiegenlied (Cradle Song)
Die Spinnerin (The Spinning-girl)
Das ist ein Brausen und Houlen (There was a Roaring and a Howling)
Es war ein alter Konig (There was a King of Old) Bescheidene Liobe (Humble Love)
(Continued overleaf.)


Sung By:
Mary Baker
Bescheidene Liobe

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' The Captain of Kopenick '

National Programme London

Here, in dramatic chronicle form, is the story of a famous hoax that convulsed the world nearly thirty years ago. It is based, as was the film shown in London last year, on a play by Carl Zuckmayer , which was produced at the Deutscher Theater, Berlin, in 1931. The real Wilhelm Voigt was a Berlin cobbler : at the age of eighteen he was imprisoned for fifteen years for defrauding the Post Office of 30 marks. By 1906, he was 57 years old and had spent 27 of them in prison. He could get neither permit nor work, so in desperation planned his historic hoax. He either hired or stole the uniform of an officer in the First Regiment of Guards, commandeered a section of troops, arrested the Mayor and Treasurer of Kopenick, Berlin's comic suburb, confiscated about £250 from the municipal cash-box and disappeared. He was eventually arrested, sentenced to four years' imprisonment, and, after serving 20 months, was pardoned by order of the Kaiser and released. On his release he received a legacy from a woman that enabled him to live in comfort until his death in 1922. Znckmayer's version of the story in his original play now adapted for broadcasting is more than the farce based on fact emphasised by the film version : it is a masterpiece of satiric comedy. There is supreme humour in this story of the battered gaol-bird who noticed and exploited something which sixty million Germans saw every day of their lives without noticing. But it is in the end a monumental devastating satire of all pompous authority and officialdom and the mentality that submits to them, which Germany and the world acknowledge, now as in 1906, by gusts of laughter.


Play By:
Carl Zuckmayer
Wilhelm Voigt

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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