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Regional Geography
' Coast and Highland in Brazil'
L. DUDLEY STAMP , D.Sc.
In this the last talk of the term Dr. Dudley Stamp is to speak of Rio de Janeiro-usually called Rio-the capital of Brazil, with its wonderful harbour surrounded by mountains. He will describe an ascent of one of them, the famous Sugar Loaf, from the top of which at midnight he looked down and saw the whole of Rio in a blaze of lights.
Next he will describe the day's journey by rail to Sao Paulo, the city of Skyscrapers that was created by coffee. He will tell you about the coffee industry of Brazil-and the orange industry too-and give you glimpses of a Brazilian peasant's home and of a coffee estate. And so to Santos, the coffee port, some little distance from the sea, and then back to the coast again.

Contributors

Unknown:
L. Dudley Stamp
Unknown:
Dr. Dudley Stamp

Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
Edith Williams (soprano)

ORCHESTRA Overture, The Magic Flute - Mozart
Amber Eyes - Löhr
EDITH WILLIAMS At the Well - Hageman
Feast of Lanterns - Bantock
Think of Spring - del Riego
Rose softly blooming - Spohr
ORCHESTRA Suite, 1 Waltz (Apache Life). 2 Meditation (In the Tuileries Garden). 3 March (Montmartre) - Paris Haydn Wood
EDITH WILLIAMS Dewy Violets - Alessandro Scarlatti
Cecily - Richard Strauss
Serenade - Richard Strauss
Spring Waters - Rachmaninov
ORCHESTRA Charm me to sleep - Sanderson
Daddy Long-Legs - K. A. Wright

Contributors

Leader:
Frank Thomas
Conductor:
Idris Lewis
Soprano:
Edith Williams

. Arranged by R. 0. Morris
The BBC Singers (A)
Margaret Godley Rosalind Rowsell Gladys Winmill Doris Owens Bradbridge White Martin Boddey Stanley Riley
Samuel Dyson Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Seventeen come Sunday
Brisk young sailor (First version) The Lawyer
Tarry Trousers The Cuckoo
Blow away the morning dew Cold blows the wind High Germany
The Turtle Dove
The Mare and the Foal

Contributors

Unknown:
Margaret Godley
Unknown:
Rosalind Rowsell
Unknown:
Gladys Winmill
Unknown:
Doris Owens
Unknown:
Bradbridge White
Unknown:
Martin Boddey
Conductor:
Stanley Riley
Conductor:
Samuel Dyson
Conductor:
Leslie Woodgate

Regional Variations (2)

Regional Programme

National Programme Scotland

Interlude
2.5 Your Home and Mine
'Back to Better Towns'
GEOFFREY BOUMPHREY
Last term Geoffrey Boumphrey talked to you about the houses of the past ; this term he has been exploring all the different parts of the house, walls, roofs, windows, doors, chimneys-some of them old, some of them new. Then he described to you how machinery changed England and, incidentally, features of the home. Today he is to discuss the new idea that England gave the world-garden cities. Next term you are to hear about the houses of the future.
2.25 Interlude
2.30 British History
' New Schools Set Up '
A Dramatic Interlude written by HUGH CHESTERMAN
This is a talk about the grammar schools of the sixteenth century, set up by order of King Edward VI, the boy king, and about some of the reasons why these schools were not enough to meet the demands of the nineteenth century. And you will hear about the appalling condition of some of the schools that existed in that century-schoolrooms in garrets, forty children crowded in a small room, one small window from which the schoolmaster blocked out the light, domestic animals in some cases adding to the noise of the children.
Then you will hear about the schools of today, such as the one in which you yourself will be listening, and which have gradually replaced the kind of school which, luckily for all of you, is gone for ever.

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoffrey Boumphrey
Unknown:
Geoffrey Boumphrey
Written By:
Hugh Chesterman

Regional Variations (2)

National Programme

National Programme Scotland

Leader, Bertram Lewis
Conductor, Richard Austin
Solo pianoforte, Borovsky from the Pavilion, Bournemouth
Glazunov's Symphony No. 6, in C minor, which was written in 1896, is probably the most popular in Britain of the composer's eight symphonies. Writing on this work in the RADIO TIMES, Edwin Evans summed it up as follows : ' It differs from the others in that its two middle sections, charming as they are, seem too slight, too fragile, to be enclosed in so massive a frame as that formed by the two outside movements.
The place of the Andante is taken by the short set of not very elaborate variations, that of the Scherzo by an Intermezzo which is almost ingenuous. The opening Allegro is a fine edifice of symphonic architecture and the Finale is a highly ingenious feat of rhythmical development.'

Contributors

Leader:
Bertram Lewis
Conductor:
Richard Austin
Pianoforte:
Borovsky
Unknown:
Edwin Evans

Fourth Edition
Written and devised by Lauri Wylie
Produced by Max Kester with Clarence Wright
Dick Francis
Marjorie Sandford
Fred Yule
Phyllis Harding
Marie Dayne and Leonard Henry
The BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by John Weaver
Marjorie Sandford makes her appearance for the first time this year in Max Kester 's popular series of programmes, her engagement as principal boy in the Lyceum pantomime preventing her from being in the last ' Wireless Puppets ', broadcast in January.
Listeners know her better as Marjorie Lotinga - she is Ernie's niece-but she is now calling herself Marjorie Sandford to avoid shining in reflected family glory. Working in revue, musical comedy, and vaudeville, she has also appeared in double acts with various well-known artists, including Walter Williams and Billy Mayerl (with whom she has studied the piano). Her career began during her schooldays when she played in her father's shows at holiday time. At sixteen she ran away from her father's company in which she was touring and came back with a contract for a London revue.
'The Wireless Puppets' will broadcast again on Saturday at 4.0 in the Regional programme

Contributors

Unknown:
Lauri Wylie
Produced By:
Max Kester
Unknown:
Clarence Wright
Unknown:
Dick Francis
Unknown:
Marjorie Sandford
Unknown:
Fred Yule
Unknown:
Phyllis Harding
Unknown:
Marie Dayne
Unknown:
Leonard Henry
Conducted By:
John Weaver
Conducted By:
Marjorie Sandford
Unknown:
Max Kester
Unknown:
Marjorie Lotinga
Unknown:
Marjorie Sandford
Unknown:
Walter Williams
Unknown:
Billy Mayerl

A Programme Specially Devised for
Maundy Thursday by R. Ellis Roberts
Produced by Robin Whitworth with Ion Swinley, Felix Aylmer ,
The BBC Chorus, Section- B, and the London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, W. H. Reed
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
This is a shortened version of the Programme which was broadcast under the same title on Maundy
Thursday last year

Contributors

Unknown:
R. Ellis Roberts
Produced By:
Robin Whitworth
Unknown:
Felix Aylmer
Conducted By:
Trevor Harvey

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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