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Interlude
2.5 Round the Countryside
' The Story of the Cuckoo'
C. C. GADDUM
Listeners are to hear about the cuckoo-some of the facts about it and some of the fallacies. Mr. Gaddum will discuss the laying of the eggs in other birds' nests, and say what has been learned about it from photography. He will describe the early life of the young cuckoo and the curious events that take place in the unfortunate foster-parent's nest. Teachers might with advantage have an illustration of a cuckoo to show their classes.
2.25 Interlude
2.30 English Literature-2
Dramatic Reading:
Scenes from
' The Merchant of Venice' by William Shakespeare
The scenes chosen from The Merchant of Venice are those which were broadcast to schools eighteen months ago-the' ducat' scene, in which Antonio borrows money from Shylock for his friend Bassanio, and the famous trial scene, in which Portia deprives the Jew of his pound of flesh '. The story of the play leading up to the scenes will be told to listeners before the scenes are acted, and Carleton Hobbs will again give his fine rendering of Shylock, which he broadcast to schools the summer before last.
2.55 Interlude
3.0 Concert Lesson
' Tudor Music: motets, madrigals, and music for viols'
THOMAS ARMSTRONG , D.Mus.
3.30 Interlude
3.35 Early Stages in French
E. M. STÉPHAN

Contributors

Unknown:
William Shakespeare
Unknown:
Carleton Hobbs
Unknown:
Thomas Armstrong

Regional Variations (2)

National Programme

National Programme Scotland

The 1936 Cup Final
N. J. N. Dixon
Do you remember the auto-gyros hovering over Wembley when last year's F.A. Cup Final was being played ? The film companies and the Stadium authorities disagreed over the fee for filming within the ground. So the film people chartered a covey of auto-gyros and took pictures from the air. This afternoon N. J. N. Dixon will describe the incidents of the 1936 Cup Final, going on to talk about the development and organisation of sport in Britain in recent years.

Contributors

Unknown:
N. J. N. Dixon
Unknown:
N. J. N. Dixon

A Jewish Review
Devised and arranged by Joseph Halter with Lola Shari
Marion Ross
Hector Abbas
Joseph Halter and Afrique
The Jewish Review Chorus and A Section of the BBC Theatre
Orchestra, conducted by Harold Lowe
Original Music by Joseph Halter , with interpolated items from the works of Saint-Saens and Anton Rubinstein
Orchestrations by Dorothy Hogben
Here is a second edition of the diverting and successful Jewish review, first broadcast in June last year. As before, music, artists, chorus will all be Jewish ; many of the words in Yiddish. But in case those who do not understand Yiddish might hesitate to tune in, let it be said that everything in Yiddish will be explained by the compere and everything will be understood. The central item will be a musical fantasy ' Day-Dreams ', written and composed by Joseph Halter , with interpolated items from the works of Saint-Saens and Anton Rubin stein. The most important item is the Epilogue, to which every Jew especially should make a point of listening. The title Almonds and Raisins is the name of a well-known traditional Jewish melody.

Contributors

Arranged By:
Joseph Halter
Unknown:
Lola Shari
Unknown:
Marion Ross
Unknown:
Hector Abbas
Unknown:
Joseph Halter
Conducted By:
Harold Lowe
Music By:
Joseph Halter
Music By:
Anton Rubinstein
Unknown:
Dorothy Hogben
Composed By:
Joseph Halter
Composed By:
Anton Rubin

A series of talks about the countryside
' Birds' Eggs'
Eric Parker
Eric Parker will stress the great variety of birds' nests in colour, size, and shape. Can we say that there is any law of coloration or any kind of protective mimicry as regards their surroundings ? Is colour acquired in a process of evolution? These are some of the questions to be dealt with in this talk, and the speaker will also discuss the methods of egg collectors and the need for protection of rare birds.

Contributors

Unknown:
Eric Parker
Unknown:
Eric Parker

A Radio Cabaret
Presented by Bryan Michie
Walsh and Barker
Odette and Kay
Dim Dremo and Georges Gladyrevsky
(by permission of the Hungaria Restaurant) and other Cabaret artists now appearing in London
The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell

Contributors

Presented By:
Bryan Michie
Unknown:
Dim Dremo
Unknown:
Georges Gladyrevsky
Conducted By:
Charles Shadwell

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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