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The Virtuoso String Quartet,
John Cockerill (harp), Robert Murchie (flute), Charles Draper (clarinet): Introduction and Allegro for harp, strings, and woodwind (Ravel)
Alfred Cortot (pianoforte) and Jacques Thibaud (violin): Sonata for violin and pianoforte (Debussy) -1 Allegro vivo. 2 Fantasque et leger. 3 Finale: Tres anime

Contributors

Harp:
John Cockerill
Harp:
Robert Murchie
Flute:
Charles Draper
Pianoforte:
Alfred Cortot
Violin:
Jacques Thibaud

Interlude
2.5 Round the Countryside
Nature's Story-book:
6—' Summer Again '
W. W. WILLIAMS
A few months ago Watkin Williams took his listeners for an imaginary walk round the countryside, showing them how to find out what some of the animals had been doing by looking out for the evidence or ' sign ' that they left behind them ; he suggested that the understanding of this 'sign' was rather like learning to read the printed words on the page of a book. Today Mr. Williams will again talk about the footprints, traces of fur and feather and so forth, left by animals, with special reference to the type of ' sign ' that may be found in the countryside at this time of year.
2.25 Interlude
2.30 English Literature-2
' Famous Writers'
Keats
2.55 Interlude
3.0 Concert Lesson
(a) Variations-II
(b) The Trumpet
THOMAS ARMSTRONG , D.Mus.
3.30 Interlude
3.35 Early Stages in French
E. M. STÉPHAN

Contributors

Unknown:
W. W. Williams
Unknown:
Watkin Williams
Unknown:
Thomas Armstrong

Regional Variations (2)

National Programme

National Programme Scotland

Lord Darling
Derek Walker-Smith
At this time last year the death was announced of Lord Darling, the famous judge, who won renown for his wit and wisdom on the bench.
This afternoon Mr. Derek Walker -
Smith, who has been engaged on a study of Lord Darling's life, will discuss his career and his place in English life.

Contributors

Unknown:
Derek Walker-Smith
Unknown:
Mr. Derek Walker

A series of talks about the countryside
' Birds that Change their Habits '
Eric Parker
Within the memory of middle-aged persons certain birds have changed their habits, among them swallows, martens, wood pigeons, carrion crows, starlings, gulls. An old name for the swallow, for instance, was chimney swallow, but the bird no longer nests in the wide chimneys of olden days but on beams in outhouses and elsewhere. Wood pigeons abound in London parks and carrion crows in the suburbs where they are safe from the gamekeeper ; starlings roost in London, and sea gulls become inland birds in the winter. Have these birds changed their habits in order to conform with the surroundings and conditions of the lives of human beings? Eric Parker will try to answer that question today.

Contributors

Unknown:
Eric Parker
Unknown:
Eric Parker

A programme presented by George Inns introducing old melodies that still linger, with new orchestrations by Rae Jenkins
The singers are
Alma Vane and The Tin Pan Alley Trio
Rae Jenkins and his Melody Quintet with Bob Busby at the piano
Produced by Ernest Longstaffe

Contributors

Presented By:
George Inns
Unknown:
Rae Jenkins
Unknown:
Alma Vane
Unknown:
Rae Jenkins
Unknown:
Bob Busby
Produced By:
Ernest Longstaffe

Adapted by Laurence Gilliam from the story by H. G. Wells
(By permission of Cyril Phillips )
Narrator, V. C. Clinton-Baddeley
Other parts played by:—Charles Groves , Lilian Warde , John Gabriel
Music composed and conducted by Robert Chignell
Production by Laurence Gilliam
This programme was first produced on August 6 and 7, 1935 The Purple Pileus' will be broadcast again at 6.15 on Thursday in the Regional programme

Contributors

Adapted By:
Laurence Gilliam
Story By:
H. G. Wells
Unknown:
Cyril Phillips
Narrator:
V. C. Clinton-Baddeley
Played By:
Charles Groves
Played By:
Lilian Warde
Played By:
John Gabriel
Conducted By:
Robert Chignell
Production By:
Laurence Gilliam
Mr Coombes:
Philip Wade
Mrs Coombes:
Ann Trevor
Clarence:
Harold Scott
Jennie:
Myrtle Richardson
Tom:
Douglas Burbidge

from the Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden
The action takes place in the forests of Germany in legendary times
Scene, A rocky valley on the Rhine, changing to the hall of the Gibichungs
Cast
Chorus of Vassals
Conductor,
WILHELM FURTWANGLER
Chorus Master, Robert Ainsworth
Stage Director, Charles Moor

Contributors

Conductor:
Wilhelm Furtwangler
Chorus Master:
Robert Ainsworth
Director:
Charles Moor
Woglinde (The Rhine-Maidens):
Stella Andreva
Woglinde (The Rhine-Maidens):
José Malone
Wellgunde (The Rhine-Maidens):
Linda Seymour
Actor:
Flosshilde Maidens
Siegfried:
Lauritz Melchior
Hagen:
Ludwig Weber
Gunther:
Herbert Janssen
Gutrune:
Maria Nezadal
Briinnhilde:
Kirsten Flagstad

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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