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2.5 Round the Countryside
What lives in a Pond?
Mr. Gaddum will talk about some of the common inhabitants of an English pond. He will describe the curious habits of the water-spider, how it builds a nest under the water and fills it with bubbles of air. And finally he will explain how creatures like the water-boatman and water-scorpion can be captured and kept in an aquarium for observation.
Teachers will find it useful to have illustrations or specimens of the water-spider, water-scorpion, and the, common pond leech to show their classes.
2.25 Interlude
2.30 English Literature 2
Book Talk
' Prester John ', by John Buchan
2.55 Interlude
3.0 Concert Lesson
Vocal Music, and Chamber Music for Instruments
3.30 Interlude
3.35 Early Stages in French


John Buchan
Thomas Armstrong

Regional Variations (2)

National Programme

National Programme Scotland

More Restrictions on Foreign
E. F. M. Durbin
Just a year ago a report was received that the U.S.A. were proposing to put a prohibitive tax on imports from Germany because the U.S.A. authorities considered that German goods were unfairly subsidised in foreign markets.
This was only one in a whole series of measures adopted in recent years by a]most every country in the world with a view to safeguarding its own economic stability ; but it was also one of the last of these restrictive measures, for in the last twelve months there has 'been increasing relaxation in the conditions of foreign trade.
What all this means is to be explained this afternoon by E. F. M. Durbin , one of the younger economists, whose recent work has won him the respect of many qualified judges.


E. F. M. Durbin
E. F. M. Durbin

Before broadcasting was invented, our information was gleaned from writers and teachers alone, but radio has provided a new source of information altogether and a new way of hearing fine performances.

Excerpts may be read from the printed book, plays may be acted, the best music may be performed, and specialists can talk about their particular subjects to an audience scattered all over the country, who are listening at the same moment. This new means of giving information requires a new technique - the technique of listening. It is about all this that Richard Steele, who is attached to the Central Council for School Broadcasting, will speak today.

His talk is meant mainly for teachers in the schools who listen, but he will not overlook the large number of ordinary adult listeners who, having the leisure, listen regularly to school broadcasts.


R. C. Steele

The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stokowski: Notturno (Le Triomphe de l'amour) (Lulli).
Marcel Moyse (flute) and Lily Laskine (harp) with Orchestra conducted by Piero Coppola : Concerto for flute and harp in C (K.V.299) (Mozart)
I Allegro. 2 Andantino. 3 Rondo. (Cadenza by Craener).


Marcel Moyse
Lily Laskine
Piero Coppola

A series of talks about the countryside
' Summer Butterflies'
Eric Parker
Is it a fact that the butterflies with which we were familiar in the summers of say, fifty years ago are becoming more scarce ? If so, what are the reasons-drought, increase of building, collectors ? Eric Parker will discuss some butterflies that have become extinct, such as the large copper ; and he will say something about the curious instance of symbiosis-the sharing of life by the large blue butterfly with the ant.


Eric Parker
Eric Parker

An operetta by Franz Lehar
With a narrative by Archie Campbell
Based on the English libretto by Fred de Gresac and Reginald Arkcll
Additional lyrics by Henrik Ege
Presented and conducted by Mark. H. Lubbock
Cast and Narrator, Eric Anderson
The BBC Revue Chorus and The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Produced by Archie Campbell
'Frasquita' will be broadcast again tomorrow at 6.0 in the Regional programme


Franz Lehar
Fred de Gresac
Eric Anderson
Produced By:
Archie Campbell
Jan van Der Gucht
Betty Huntley Wright
Horace Percival
Davy Burnaby
Hella Langdon

' New England'
Professor Morison, whose talk will be relayed from Boston, Mass., was chosen to write the history of Harvard on the occasion of her tercentenary last year. He is distinguished both as historian and as exponent of the New England tradition, and is also well known in England. For many years he was Professor of American History at Oxford.

Act 3 of the opera by Verdi from the Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden
The action takes place at Windsor in the reign of King Henry IV
Scene 1 : Outside the Garter Inn
Scene 2 : Herne's Oak in Windsor
Chorus of elves; fairies, and witches
Sir THOMAS BEECHAM , Bart. Chorus Master, Robert Ainsworth
Stage Director, Charles Moor


Sir Thomas Beecham
Chorus Master:
Robert Ainsworth
Charles Moor
Sir John Falstaff:
Cesare Formichi
Dame Quickly:
Angelica Cravenco
Mrs Ford (Alice):
Maria Caniglia
Piero Biasini
Anne Ford (Nannetta):
Lucia Albanese
Mrs Page (Meg):
Amalia Bertola
Dr Caius:
Angelo Bada
Luigi Fort
Giuseppe Nessi
Giulio Tomei

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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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