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Variety and Dance Music
Ray Noble and his Orchestra : The Moment I saw you ; Harry Wulson : The Cobbler and Yodelling Lovers ; Maurice Winnick and his Orchestra: The Battle of Waterloo (Comedy Fox-trot); Paul England : Lonesome me; Borrah Minevitch and his Harmonic Rascals :
The Ghost Walk


Ray Noble
Harry Wulson
Maurice Winnick
Borrah Minevitch

Speeches by the Rt. Hon. the Earl of DERBY, K.G., G.C.B., G.C.V.O., the Rt. Hon. J. H. THOMAS , Secretary of State for the Dominions, and His Grace the LORD ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, who will also give a Blessing on the Empire
Relayed from the Junior Carlton Club


Rt. Hon. J. H. Thomas

Regional Variations (2)


National Programme London

' News of Home,' in the same manner as the very successful programme broadcast to the Empire last Christmas, is another important) and interesting example of the type of programme demanded by the new facilities for Empire Broadcasting. Empire Day is a comparatively recent institution, but its already strongly defined character is tremendously emphasised by the opportunity for simultaneous observance in all parts of the Empire that broadcasting offers. ' News of Home ' is primarily designed for listeners overseas, whose thoughts turn homeward particularly on this day: to them it: offers vivid sound pictures of the tone and temper of life in this country. To listeners at home it offers an ambitious experiment in broadcasting, as well as the opportunity of hearing themselves as others are hearing them. ' News of Home ' will be broadcast direct to all parts of the Empire simultaneously with the home broadcast, and tl.en to each of the Empire Zones during its normal programme hours.

Regional Variations (2)

Chamber Music

National Programme London

Rend le Roy (Flute); René Bas (Violin); Pierre Grout (Viola); Roger Boulme (Violoncello) ;
Pierre Jamet (Harp)
When Mozart was in Mannheim, in 1777, he was offered a commission by a Dutchman, a good amateur flute player, named Jean, to compose for him concertos for the flute and some chamber music with parts written for the flute. The resulting compositions are, in style, very different from the chamber music works Mozart had written hitherto, and approximate to similar compositions written by Gossec, Devienne, and other lesser men, without doubt because the Dutchman wanted them composed in that way.
But nothing could prevent Mozart's personality from breaking through, particularly in the wealth of material and the skilled use of it, and in the instrumental colour he contrived to display in combination with the flute.


Pierre Grout
Roger Boulme
Pierre Jamet

Roy Fox and his BAND, relayed from The
Kit-Cat Restaurant
And perhaps the Song of the Nightingale, being a broadcast from the Berkshire Hills of wild nightingales in their natural surroundings, and not a gramophone record
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)


Roy Fox

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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