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An Orchestral Concert
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Erich Kleiber : German Dances (Kochel Index 571, No. 4; 509, No. 6; 6oo, No. 4; 60s, No. 2) (Mozart)
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : Allegro ; Air ; Bourree (Water Music Suite) (Handel, arr. Harty)
The New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Goossens : En ' Saga (Sibelius)
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Carl Much : Overture, The Flying Dutchman (Wagner)

Contributors

Conducted By:
Erich Kleiber
Conducted By:
Sir Hamilton Harty
Conducted By:
Eugene Goossens
Conducted By:
Carl Much

'Tireless Wings-A Talk on Racing
Pigeons'
H. J. SEWELL
There are some 75,000 members of the National Homing Union and a quarter of a million pigeon-fanciers in the country, but talks on racing pigeons make even a wider appeal. A bird, released hundreds of miles from its home, and finding its way back through all weathers, often wounded by a hawk or some indiscriminate fellow with a gun, appeals to our imaginations.
Mr. Sewell, who is to give this talk, kept pigeons from boyhood. He became interested in homing pigeons twelve years ago, and his first loft cost him 7s. 6d. Today he is a member of the Council of the National Homing Union, and is known throughout the racing pigeon world.
Nine years ago 2,000 pigeons were released in Guernsey on a bitter day of fog and rain, and only eight were ' clocked in ' in England before night. Among them was Mr. Sewell's pigeon 'Babie', only twenty weeks old. It had covered the 265 miles to Derbyshire across sea and land, and won him his first big prize.

Contributors

Unknown:
H. J. Sewell

(Section C)
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
HAROLD WILLIAMS (baritone) Varlaam, :n the opera Boris Godounov, is a wandering, dissolute monk. In this song he tells of the glorious days ' Long ago at Kasan where I was fighting '. when Tsar Ivan harried the Tartars in that city, drove mines beneath it, and blew up forty thousand of the hated enemy-so Varlaam says.

Contributors

Unknown:
Marie Wilson
Conducted By:
Joseph Lewis
Baritone:
Harold Williams

SYBIL STANFORD
The Rhythm Singer
COLLINSON and DEAN
Comedians
BELLE BAKER
America's Queen of Vaudeville
HORACE KENNEY
Comedian
THE HOUSTON SISTERS
The Irresistibles
THE DANCING DAUGHTERS
(Trained by ROSALIND WADE)
THE B.B.C. VARIETY ORCHESTRA directed by KNEALE KELLEY
Tonight Sybil Stanford , so well known in revue and variety, is to give her first broadcast from London, but her voice has often been relayed from the Argyle Theatre, Birkenhead.
This is Collinson and Dean's last broadcast before they go into Aladdin at the Prince of Wales' Theatre, Birmingham, in which they are to play Chinese policemen. Part of the pantomime is to be relayed after Christmas and it is hoped that their famous schoolroom song will be included.
Belle Baker is one of America's leading comediennes. She is over here on a visit, and showed us what she can do by her broadcast in ' Entertainment Hour ' last week. The Houston Sisters you all know. They added to their laurels at the Radio Exhibition at Belfast.
Horace Kenney has been making thousands laugh in the provinces by his impersonation of Peter Doody in The Arcadians. He is featured this week in ' People You Hear ' on page 722.

Contributors

Directed By:
Kneale Kelley
Unknown:
Sybil Stanford
Unknown:
Belle Baker
Unknown:
Peter Doody

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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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