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National Programme Scotland

2.5 Stories from World History
' New Ways of Working '
A dramatic interlude written for broadcasting by WRAY HUNT
2.25 Interlude
2.30 Biology
' Life in the Sea '
A. D. PEACOCK , D.Sc., F.R.S.E.
(From Edinburgh)


Broadcasting By:
Wray Hunt
A. D. Peacock

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National Programme

National Programme Scotland

The 154th Renewal of the Derby Stakes
A running commentary by Geoffrey Gilbey and Quintin Gilbey from the Grandstand,
Epsom Racecourse
Commentaries on the running for the Blue Riband of the Turf-the best-known race in the world-will be given by the two famous racing journalists, the brothers Geoffrey and Quintin Gilbey , who broadcast commentaries on the St. Leger of ten years ago and created a stir with a radio discussion on betting in 1931. Geoffrey, who gave the commentary on the first Derby ever broadcast (in 1927) and the commentary on the Grand National of 1928, is one of the most versatile personalities in the world of sport. He went to Eton, got a half-blue for running at Oxford, served in the Rifle Brigade during the war, made his name as a racing journalist, owns racehorses (his two-year-old Minaret may run in the race preceding the Derby), and yet his main interest in life is his work for the Prisoners' Aid Society, in connection with Wormwood Scrubs Prison. His younger brother was also at Eton. Last year he wrote racing articles for leading newspapers and published ' Racing for Fun ', which has been described as one of the best books on the turf.
On Friday (at 3.15 Regional) they will give commentaries on the first Oaks ever to be broadcast. It is a classic race for fillies only, run over the identical course of 1 miles at Epsom.


Commentary By:
Geoffrey Gilbey
Commentary By:
Quintin Gilbey
Quintin Gilbey

from St. Paul's Cathedral
Order of Service
Psalms, xii-xiv
Lesson, I Samuel xvii, 1-30
Magnificat (Byrd, in D minor) Lesson, Luke iv, 1-30
Nunc Dimittis (Byrd, in D minor)
Anthem, 0 hearken Thou (Elgar)
(Psalm v, 2)
Hymn, Teach me, my God and King
(E.H. 485)

L'histoire de l'industrie en France, son origine et son developpement a travers les ages
Charles Tavan
M. Charles Tavan is the manager of a well-known London firm of silk merchants who have also a manufacturing house in Lyons. He is going to talk about the origin and development of the silk trade and the various processes in the manufacture of silk from worm to tissue.


Charles Tavan
M. Charles Tavan

Organised by the British Broadcasting
Corporation from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappelland Co., Ltd.)
Third Concert
'The Pastoral Symphony'
Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F, ' The Pastoral ', is one of the very few works to which the composer outlined a programme. He said that the music was to be considered
' more the expression of sentiment than painting '. Berlioz declared that this symphony affected him more deeply than any of the others.

A Great Work
Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Haydn is one of the greatest works of its kind, showing a sense of beauty and proportion and an ingenuity of treatment that remain as fresh and expressive today as when it was first performed in 1873. The climax of the work is the finale, which is a magnificent passacaglia, the ground or repeated bass of which is derived from the opening Haydn theme (the ' Chorale St. Antonii ').
' Death and Transfiguration'
Strauss's ' Death and Transfiguration ' is divided into four sections: (1) the sick man lies in his bed and dreams of ' childhood's golden day ' ; (2) then comes a fierce, delirious fight with Death. Once again there follows stillness ; (3) the dying man reviews all' his past life. At length there comes a briefer, fiercer struggle, in which Death strikes its final blow ; (4) the stillness of death is succeeded by the Transfiguration.

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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