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WILFRIDA LEAKEY : ' To find Prehistoric Man in Africa'
MANY A WOMAN has accompanied her husband out to primitive places, or, for some reason, sailed out alone to join him after he has started. But it is surely the experience of few to take a five-months-old baby. And it is just the novelty of Mrs. Leakey's having done so that makes her talk so interesting.
She is the wife of the distinguished archaeologist who led a remarkable expedition in East Africa about eighteen months ago, and Mrs. Leakey sailed from Southampton with the ' archaeological ' baby who was to ' wander in the wake of science '.
How Priscilla survived the voyage ; how she had to be left at the base camp and flourished in a mud hut 8,000 feet above sea level in spite of rains and mud, and sudden movements of thousands of ants, is to be told by her mother this morning. Surely Priscilla-little as she may remember it-has lived through a more exciting babyhood than falls to the lot of most of us.

Contributors

Unknown:
Wilfrida Leakey

THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
5.15 Daventry
The Children's Hour
Pianoforte Solos by CECIL DIXON
' The Peggy Pot ', by LOUISE BRETTELL , told by BARBARA THE Zoo MAN
'The Pagwell Motor-Race' — an Adventure of Professor Branestawm, by Norman Hunter , told by AJAX

Contributors

Directed By:
Henry Hall
Solos By:
Cecil Dixon
Unknown:
Peggy Pot
Unknown:
Louise Brettell
Unknown:
Norman Hunter

DESMOND MACCARTHY
DESMOND MACCARTHY is one of the foremost literary critics, and when Sir Edmund Gosse died in 1928 he succeeded him as chief critic of The Sunday Times. Mr. MacCarthy, who was born in 1878, was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. and in his early days of journalism wrote dramatic criticism regularly for The New Statesman, when George Bernard Shaw was associated with the journal at the beginning of the present century. Mr. MacCarthy's sympathetic and scholarly talks on ' New Books ' and Books in General' have long been a valued feature among listeners. His short story, ' The Most Miserable of Men', was included in the ' Short Story ' series last month.

Contributors

Unknown:
Desmond MacCarthy
Unknown:
Desmond MacCarthy
Unknown:
Edmund Gosse
Unknown:
George Bernard Shaw

Organised by Mrs. FEATHER with ELISABETH WELCH
AUSTEN CROOM-JOHNSON BERN ECKS
WILHELM GROSZ
HARRY TATE assisted by HUGHIE GREEN in a new sketch by MAx KESTER and, of course,
JEANNE DE CASALIS as Mrs. FEATHER
THE ORCHESTRA under the direction of KNEALE KELLEY
THERE should be an hour of laughter tonight in one of the fullest entertainments ever offered by Variety. The inimitable Mrs. Feather, who is featured in ' People we Hear ' on page 814, has a part after her own heart. Sponsoring a charity matinee in the grounds of a country house, presenting the programme in her usual haphazard way, and getting all mixed up in the acts, hoping it won't rain, and never remembering what the charity is.
And what stars she has to present
Elizabeth Welch , who in less than a year has made a big name for herself on the stage, on the music halls, and on the air. She is one of the most seductive personalities broadcasting. A syncopated singer with a difference. Then Austen Croom-Johnson , of ' Soft Lights and Sweet Music ' fame, who plays his own compositions, and Bern Ecks, who is rapidly becoming one of the most popular radio comedians with his own technique.
We have heard Harry Tate in motoring, fishing, flying. Tonight we are to hear him combining the business of a house agent with that of a detective, with the usual crazy results. Hughie Green is to assist him, and Max Kester , most versatile of writers, has written the sketch.

Contributors

Unknown:
Elisabeth Welch
Unknown:
Wilhelm Grosz
Unknown:
Harry Tate
Assisted By:
Hughie Green
Unknown:
Max Kester
Unknown:
Jeanne de Casalis
Unknown:
Elizabeth Welch
Unknown:
Austen Croom-Johnson
Unknown:
Harry Tate
Unknown:
Hughie Green
Unknown:
Max Kester

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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