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We are all familiar with regattas on the river or at our favourite seaside places, with the streets hung with bunting and illuminations at night, but a kind of regatta quite new to most of us will be described this evening by Lieut. Commander Woodroofe in a talk as vivid and colourful as his ' Cricket in the Seven Seas ', which he gave last June.
Every British Fleet, wherever it may find itself, whether at Scapa Flow or off some Greek island or in some gruelling bay in Ceylon, holds its annual regatta. Training has gone on for weeks; excitement mounts up to the day when the fleet anchors at the appointed spot, and the ships form a line for the boats to come down.
Two days of fun and rivalry; twenty-two races-seamen, boys, stokers, cooks, bandsmen compete amidst shouts and cheers. The ship gaining the most marks wins the ' cock' and serenades the losers in the evening.
But everything to do with the Navy at play comes into this talk, from the helter-skelter round the decks with the band playing, and cross-country races over the strangest courses imaginable to the most delightful picture of all- when the ship's engines stop in mid-ocean and lifeboats are lowered and every man not on duty splashes into the water for a quarter of an hour's bathe.

A Topical Supplement to the Week's
This evening starts the autumn series of probably the most popular speciality broadcast ever given by the B.B.C. It scored a hit from its inception in November last year and ran on until June.
Its element of surprise and introduction to listeners of those with unusual and colourful callings seem two of the chief reasons for its outstanding success. Two of the most I popular figures to come to the micro- .phone were the coloured tipster Ras Prince Monolulu with his slogan, ' I gottan 'orse ', and the gypsy Petulengro. So many letters asking to hear them again were received that an exception was made, and both were also included at Radiolympia.
The autumn series will be run on the same lines-six or seven items each week, a percentage of people in unusual callings, and one outside broadcast if anything interesting suggests itself. The producer spends his time looking out for something likely, and thinking of ' In Town Tonight' he scans his fellow travellers in bus and train and tube.


Ras Prince Monolulu

Last concert of the season
Relayed from The Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
GARDA HALL (soprano)
EILEEN JOYCE (pianoforte)
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD


Garda Hall
Robert Easton
Eileen Joyce
Marie Wilson
Conducted By:
Sir Henry Wood

(The time of performance marked against each item should be taken as approximate)
Tickets can be obtained from the British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, W.I ; Messrs. Chappell's Box Office, Queen's Hall, Langham Place, W.I ; and usual agents. Prices (including entertainment tax), 7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved), 3s. (unreserved), Promenade (payment at doors only), 2s.

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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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