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Regional Geography
' The New World '
General Survey
This broadcast, coming at the end of a year's course of thirty talks on the New World, consists of a series of flashbacks to the various -regions studied. Listeners will hear the voices of the people who talked to them, and they should provide themselves with pencil and paper because they. will be asked to write down the identity of each region described. The solutions will be given 'at the end of the broadcast, which is to be explained by Professor C. D. Forde. planner of the course.

Contributors

Unknown:
C. D. Forde.

The BBC Singers (B)
SyLilla Marshall Margaret Rees Winifred Downer Anne Wood Peter Pears Emlvn Bebb Victor Utting
Victor Harding Conducted by Trevor Harvey

Contributors

Unknown:
Sylilla Marshall
Unknown:
Margaret Rees
Unknown:
Winifred Downer
Unknown:
Anne Wood
Unknown:
Peter Pears
Unknown:
Emlvn Bebb
Unknown:
Victor Utting
Unknown:
Victor Harding
Conducted By:
Trevor Harvey

The Willoughby String Quartet:
Louis Willoughby (violin); Clayton Hare (viola); Max Gilbert (viola);
Peter Beavan (violoncello)
The key of C minor seems to have appealed to Brahms whenever he wanted to express emotions of a tragic character. In the C minor String Quartet though still adhering to the classical design of sonata form, Brahms's treatment is much fuller and freer, and, with the exception of the third movement, the thematic material is closely related throughout, since it is for the most part derived from the first theme of the first movement. This initial theme, like so many of Brahms's tunes, is based on the notes of the common chord (C minor). Surging upwards on the first violin, it immediately defines the tense and stormy mood of the whole movement.

Contributors

Violin:
Louis Willoughby
Violin:
Clayton Hare
Viola:
Max Gilbert
Viola:
Peter Beavan

Regional Variations (2)

Regional Programme

National Programme Scotland

Interlude
2 5 Your Home and Mine
' How shall we spend our Leisure? '
GEOFFREY BOUMPHREY
2.25 Interlude
2.30 British History
' Men and Machines '
A dramatic interlude written for broadcasting by PHYLLIS BENTLEY
A great thinker in the nineteenth century wondered whether our many mechanical inventions had really increased our happiness. Today you will hear of the great difference in our lives which the use of machinery has made. The shop windows you pass in the street show you the many articles that are turned out cheaply in thousands by machinery nowadays, instead of being made one by one by skilled hands. We are still inventing new machines and sometimes we wonder whether we won't all become like machines. The broadcast today will put before you some of the advantages and disadvantages of machinery.

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoffrey Boumphrey
Broadcasting By:
Phyllis Bentley

Regional Variations (2)

National Programme

National Programme Scotland

Edith Lorand and her Viennese
Orchestra: Selection, Africana (Meyerbeer). Waltz, Three O'clock in the Morning (Robledo). Waltz, After the Ball (Harris)
Balalaika Orchestra and Chorus:
No, No, I don't want to (Gypsy Song). The Song of Wise Oleg (Soldier's Song). The Meadow (Folk Song). Black Eyes (Gypsy Song)
Albert Sandier and his Orchestra:
Maruschka (De Leur). Cuban Serenade (Midgley). Play of Butterflies; Fairy Tale (Heykens)
Don Rico and his Gypsy Girls'
Orchestra: Flor Gitana (My Gypsy Flower) (Ferraris). A Gypsy Lament (Rode). L'ultima Parola (Ferraris)
Boston Promenade Orchestra conducted by Arthur Fiedler : Dance of the Hours (La Gioconda) (Ponchielli). Marche militaire (Schubert, arr. Guirand)

Contributors

Unknown:
Edith Lorand
Unknown:
Wise Oleg
Unknown:
Albert Sandier
Unknown:
Don Rico
Unknown:
Flor Gitana
Unknown:
Arthur Fiedler

Harry Dean
Many listeners will have travelled by the Irish Mail, but many of them may think when they hear this talk that they have never heard a more entertaining account of the journey. But then Harry Dean is more than a dining-car attendant-he is a great character, a poet, a painter, a humorist, and an observer of nature and human nature. He has waited on Royalty, he can tell you about Snooks the highwayman who lies buried near Boxmoor, and he knows the real beauty of North Wales. He has also a fund of good stories and a way of telling them. When next you travel to Holyhead you will be likely to seek the acquaintance of Harry Dean.

Contributors

Unknown:
Harry Dean
Unknown:
Harry Dean.

in their Nineteenth Edition
Devised and produced by Max Kester and Bryan Michie with Ronald Hill
Marjorie Stedeford
Hindle Edgar
Janet Lind
Wilfrid Thomas
Hermione Gingold
George Hirste
The BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
The Air-do-Wells will repeat their programme on Saturday in the Regional programme at 6.0.

Contributors

Produced By:
Max Kester
Produced By:
Bryan Michie
Unknown:
Ronald Hill
Unknown:
Marjorie Stedeford
Unknown:
Hindle Edgar
Unknown:
Janet Lind
Unknown:
Wilfrid Thomas
Unknown:
Hermione Gingold
Unknown:
George Hirste
Conducted By:
Charles Shadwell

George Parker (baritone)
The London Wind Quintet :
Robert Murchie (flute) ; Alec Whittaker (oboe); Frederick Thurston (clarinet) ; Edward Wilson (bassoon);
Edmund Chapman (horn)

Contributors

Baritone:
George Parker
Flute:
Robert Murchie
Flute:
Alec Whittaker
Oboe:
Frederick Thurston
Clarinet:
Edward Wilson
Horn:
Edmund Chapman

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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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