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' Districts of England '
'The Lake District-I, A Walk up
Great Gable'
K. G. SPENCE
Schools have been exploring Wiltshire since term began. They are now to explore a very different country-the Lake District, in the north-west of England.
Here long, dark lakes lie in a group of high mountains, and the scenery is some of the most beautiful in England, and will always be associated with the poet Wordsworth.
There are sheep here, but a different kind from the Wiltshire sheep-a variety that can nourish on the mountain farms. The hills are high and steep and more craggy, and made of hard, slaty rock instead of chalk.
A country steep and wild. Deep valleys. Rain. Bare fields and stone walls. Ravens and buzzards on the mountains. Different trees and flowers. People leading different lives.
This afternoon Mr. K. G. Spence is to take you up Great Gable, one of the highest mountains in the Lake District.

Contributors

Unknown:
K. G. Spence
Unknown:
Mr. K. G. Spence

A Symphony Concert
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Max Fiedler : Academic Festival Overture (Brahms)
Artur Schnabel (pianoforte) with The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Malcolm Sargent : Concerto No. I (Beethoven)
The Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Professor Anton Konrath : Scherzo (Symphony No. 3, in D minor) (Bruckner)

Contributors

Conducted By:
Max Fiedler
Pianoforte:
Artur Schnabel
Conducted By:
Dr. Malcolm Sargent
Conducted By:
Professor Anton Konrath

A Miracle Play in Four Scenes by BERNARD WALKE
Once again listeners are to hear this little miracle play relayed from Cornwall, where it has been acted by the villagers every year. Nothing can be more moving than the dramatic moment when the voices of the dead of the parish rise up to bless the young married couple.
This play was specially written for broadcasting, and one can imagine no better medium for conveying its beauty and simplicity to an audience. It is acted in the village church.

Contributors

Unknown:
Bernard Walke

Directed by WALFORD HYDEN in Continental Dance Music
with ARANKA VON MAJOR
LEO MUSSI and DIMITRI VETTER
Produced by A. W. HANSON

The Cafe Colette was inaugurated almost as a challenge by the present Variety Director, who was so tired of hearing people say that British musicians could never play with the light-hearted spirit of foreigners. He put it on, and for a long time no one tumbled to the truth. People complained that it was disgraceful to employ foreigners when there were so many British musicians out of work, and a certain lady addressed a letter to the Conductor, The Cafe Colette, Paris, and, on its being returned to her by the French Post Office, sent a message to the B.B.C. to say she would be sure to look in at the Cafe Colette when she was next in Paris.
For a long time the joke was kept up, but when Walford Hyden went on the halls it was all exploded. He was once music director to Pavlova, by the way, and has conducted many famous shows in London, including The Strauss show, Waltzes from Vienna, at the Alhambra. In his never-ending search for new Continental music, Hyden has just unearthed some new Strauss waltzes. Though they have been bought by a publisher, they are still in manuscript. Some of them will be broadcast by the Cafe Colette tonight.

Contributors

Directed By:
Walford Hyden
Unknown:
Aranka von Major
Unknown:
Leo Mussi
Unknown:
Dimitri Vetter
Produced By:
A. W. Hanson
Unknown:
Walford Hyden

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