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'The Printed Word'
A Discussion between Mr. EDWARD HALLIDAY and Mr. FRANCIS MEYNELL
Mr. Edward Halliday, continuing his enquiry of experts for the principles of design on behalf of listeners, questions Mr. Francis Meynell, member of a famous family of poets and publishers, on the design of the printed word. The discussion will range over all forms of printed matter with which the modern eye has to contend-newspapers, magazines, advertisements, banknotes and 'bus tickets, as well as books. Listeners to this series will find the fully illustrated pamphlet, 'Design in Modern Life' (B.B.C. Publications Dept., price 6d., 7d. post-free), a valuable auxiliary.


Mr. Edward Halliday
Mr. Fhancis Meynell
Mr. Edward Halliday
Mr. Francis Meynell

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' The Castle on the Hill'

National Programme London

A Romantic Drama with Music
This new romantic drama with music is the most ambitious work to date of an author and composer well-known to listeners. It tells an exciting imaginary story against the realistic background of the Hungarian 'terror' of 1919. The action starts in Hungary, distracted within by revolutionary struggles and threatened from without by the advancing Czecho-Slovakian and Roumanian armies, and continues in a castle in the Transylvanian mountains, where a half-crazed nobleman holds feudal sway. The music brilliantly echoes the picturesque and dramatic contrast of the story, and in the hands of a strong cast, this should provide full-blooded entertainment.

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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