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Nature Study
' Round the Country-side '
1 - ' The Naked Trees '
The countryside becomes a much more interesting place when we learn to recognise the trees which we see on our rambles. Even when they are bare of all leaves and flowers, each tree has its own characteristic features, and can generally be distinguished from its fellows quite easily after a little practice.
In his talk this afternoon Mr. Richard i
Morse will describe some of the most interesting features of our naked trees. He will speak of boles and branches, of buds and twigs and scars, and will show what can be learned from a simple study of the various forms which they assume.
The value of the talk will be greatly enhanced if teachers can provide some small twigs of common trees for actual study by the pupils.
2.25 Interlude
2.30 English Literature-I
Some Books I Like
' Sir Nigel by A. Conan Doyle
What with books, poetry, and dramatic readings from Shakespeare, this course is as interesting as any in the term. Listeners will welcome the return of Mr. Howard Marshall and also extend a welcome to a new broadcaster in Mr. William Stone who has been a lecturer in English at the University Training department, Southampton. The dramatic readings are from Macbeth (February n) and The Merchant of Venice (March 10).
An innovation in the course is that for the first time two books that are not fiction are to be discussed : ' South with Scott ', on February 4, and ' The Man-Eaters of Tsavo ', on March 24. The Man-Eaters were the lions that harried the constructors of the railway from Mombasa to Nairobi, jumping into the tents at night and carrying off the natives in their mouths. It is one of the most exciting books that was ever written.


Richard Morse
A. Conan Doyle
Howard Marshall

LISZT (1811-1886) COMMEMORATION Under the direction of Bernard van
Songs sung by HENRY CUMMINGS
Es rauschen die Winde (Rellstab) Ich scheide (von Fallersleben)
Gestorben war ich vor Liebeswonne
Im Rhein, im schonen strome (Heine) Ein Fichtenbaum steht einsam (Heine) Wer nie sein Brot mit Thranen ass


Sung By:
Henry Cummings

The harp that once thro' Tara's Halls Let Erin remember the days of old Thro' grief and thro' danger It is not the tear
0 think not my spirits
The meeting of the waters
We may roam thro' this world Avenging and bright
Believe me, if all those endearing young charms
The time I've lost in wooing 'Tis the last rose of summer


Leslie Woodgate

A Radio Ramble with Robey
Schemed and Scribbled by GEORGE ROBEY and RUPERT HAZELL
Here is a cheerful answer to that much-asked question 'Where's George?' - Robey, the unanimously ejected Prime Minister of Mirth, at the microphone in person. It is not his radio debut, but this evening listeners will hear him in a show entirely different from his previous broadcasts.
Briefly, the programme will cover Robey's life from the time of his first appearance on the stage over forty years ago to the present day. And what a life! Most of it will be described and illustrated by Robey himself. And what George leaves out, Rupert Hazell will fill in-authoritatively, for he has been associated with Robey on and off ever since 1918, when he wrote the classic 'I Mean to Say'.
Elsie Day, the soprano and comedienne, who is also to appear, is Hazell's wife.
Finally, Mario de Pietro is in the cast for an unusual reason, a reason connected with a little-known phase of Robey's younger days - a dark secret that will be revealed in a novel manner.
See the article by George Robey on page 11.


George Robey
Rupert Hazell
Rupert Hazell
George Robey

' The Case of the Stolen Motor-car '
If a man is knocked down by a thief driving a stolen motor-car and is severely injured, what rights has he to compensation and who is liable to pay it ? In this broadcast a man who has been so injured will be heard taking Counsel's opinion as to his legal rights.

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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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