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of Their Majesties
KING CHRISTIAN X of Denmark and Iceland and QUEEN ALEXANDRINE
Thanksgiving Service broadcast from Copenhagen
Cathedral including a description of the scene outside the Cathedral before and after the Service
Listeners will be taken over to Copenhagen a few minutes before the Service is due to begin, so that S. J. de Lotbiniere, Director of Outside Broadcasts, who has gone out to the Danish capital expressly for the purpose, can set the scene. He will describe the arrival of the royal procession, and give listeners a picture of the interior of the Cathedral-the candles and banners, the flags and hangings-and he will also interpret the course of the Service itself, which, being in Danish, will be difficult for most listeners to follow. Finally, in the News Summary at 10 p.m., it is hoped that he will be able to give listeners an account of the day's rejoicings and say something about the students' torchlight procession to the royal palace of Christiansborg.

Agnes Smith
Agnes Smith , who is to give her ninth broadcast since she first spoke on the air in 1935, is an industrial worker who began life as a ' doffer ' in a cotton factory at the age of twelve, and was later a weaver. Although she worked an eleven-hour day, beginning at 6.30 in the morning, she attended evening classes. At the age of seventeen she became the sole support of her invalid mother and young sister, and yet still found time for serious reading. Since the war the 48-hour week has made it possible for her to take up social and educational work in her spare time.

Contributors

Unknown:
Agnes Smith
Unknown:
Agnes Smith

Samuel Pepys
Eric Gillett
On and off for the last three years Eric Gillett has given talks under the heading ' These My Friends'. In the present series he has discussed in his entertaining way Jane Austen , Benjamin Robert Haydon , the painter, and Maria Jane Jews -bury, early - nineteenth - century essayist. Gillett has varied the series with a talk on burlesque and another on comedians, illustrating both with gramophone records ; and now, choosing the immortal diarist Pepys for his subject, he brings the present series to an end. On May 22 he is to begin a new one-six talks on ' These Made Me Laugh '.

Contributors

Unknown:
Samuel Pepys
Unknown:
Eric Gillett
Unknown:
Eric Gillett
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Jane Austen
Unknown:
Benjamin Robert Haydon
Unknown:
Maria Jane Jews

The BBC Orchestra
(Section D)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Julius Harrison
Frank Merrick (pianoforte)
Just over sixty years ago Berlioz produced an opera from which this piece is an extract. This ' Symphonic Entr'acte' represents a scene in ' a virgin forest in the neighbourhood of Carthage '. Naiads appear and bathe. The hunt is heard in the distance, gradually drawing nearer, and the naiads vanish. Hunters cross the scene A storm approaches. While the storm increases, Ascanias, son of Æneas, gallops past, followed by other huntsmen. The storm approaches its height and night falls, Dido and /Eneas, hunting, arrive and take refuge in a cave. Wood Nymphs appear, singing; also Fauns and Satyrs, all of whom dance a grotesque dance in the darkness. A little stream in the rocks becomes a noisy cataract. Lightning strikes a tree, and finally the whole scene is obscured by dense clouds. The storm at last abates and the clouds scatter.

Contributors

Leader:
Paul Beard
Conducted By:
Julius Harrison
Pianoforte:
Frank Merrick

BILLY CARYLL AND
HILDA MUNDY the Famous Comedy Duo
FLORENCE DESMOND
MATHESON LANG , IRENE VANBRUGH ,
VICTORIA HOPPER AND
COMPANY in an excerpt from the Pageant Play
'Drake' by Louis N. PARKER
Arranged for broadcasting by JULIAN FRANK
Produced by JOHN SHARMAN
FLANAGAN AND ALLEN The Popular Comedians-Oi!
BERTHA WILLMOTT
Comedienne
WILL FYFFE the Famous Scots Comedian
RALPH READER AND SCOUTS from the Gang Shows
ELSIE CARLISLE
The Popular Radio Star, with her two pianists,
FREDDIE ASPINALL and RONNIE ALDRIDGE
REGINALD FOORT at the BBC Theatre Organ
THE BBC VARIETY
ORCHESTRA
Conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL

Contributors

Unknown:
Billy Caryll
Unknown:
Hilda Mundy
Unknown:
Florence Desmond
Unknown:
Matheson Lang
Unknown:
Irene Vanbrugh
Unknown:
Victoria Hopper
Unknown:
Louis N. Parker
Broadcasting By:
Julian Frank
Produced By:
John Sharman
Unknown:
Bertha Willmott
Unknown:
Will Fyffe
Unknown:
Ralph Reader
Unknown:
Elsie Carlisle
Pianists:
Freddie Aspinall
Pianists:
Ronnie Aldridge
Unknown:
Reginald Foort
Conducted By:
Charles Shadwell

tells the story of ' The Fire Bell'
Last July, that famous and elusive personality, A. J. Alan , broadcast a story of his, ' Charles', which he first gave in 1927, but it is a long time since he has written a new one. The feat has been achieved for Coronation week, and it is to be broadcast tonight. A. J. Alan is always news because he remains a mystery, but he is first and last a first-rate story-teller and broadcaster-and one never to be missed.

Contributors

Unknown:
A. J. Alan
Unknown:
A. J. Alan

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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