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Under the direction of Johan Hock from Queen's College Chambers
Lecture Hall, Birmingham
The Birmingham Philharmonic
String Orchestra
Leader, Norris Stanley
Conductor, Johan Hock
Symphony for strings Chris Edmunds
1 Allegretto energico. 2 Poco adagio cantabile ed espressivo. 3 Allegro scherzoso e sciolto. 4 Allegretto con moto e vigoroso


Johan Hock
Johan Hock
Chris Edmunds

Regional Variations (2)

Regional Programme

National Programme Scotland

2.5 Travel Talk
'From Rajputana to Karachi'
2.25 Interlude
2.30 Feature Programmes and Topical Talks
'News Story'
' How news gets into the newspapers' by KENNETH ADAM
Something exciting occurs in a country town or village; a local correspondent 'phones it through to a London newspaper, where it is rewritten and transformed into red-hot news. In this dramatic interlude, in a setting of telephones, messengers, and all the bustle of a newspaper office, listeners are to hear a typical instance of how news gets into print.
2.55 Interlude
3.0 English Literature-1
The story of next week's play ' Cap o'Rushes'
3.20 Concert for Schools
Percussion Band from St. Hilda's, Bradford
The percussion band has already become a well-established aid to rhythmic training in infants' and junior schools, but its possibilities as a means of introducing older children to large-scale symphonic works are now being explored.
Stephen S. Moore , one of the pioneers in this branch of musical education, will give a brief account of his methods, and illustrations will be provided by pupils from St. Hilda's Home, Bradford, Yorkshire.


F. McDermott
Kenneth Adam
Stephen S. Moore

Act 2 of Mozart's Opera
(' The Seraglio ') frcm the Glyndebourne Festival
Opera House
The action takes place on the coast of Turkey, in the 16th Century
Scene, The Garden of the Palace
The Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Conductor, FRITZ BUSCH
Producer, Carl Ebert
In a RADIO TIMES article on Mozart's The Seraglio Scott Goddard condenses the story of Act 2 as follows: ' Act 2 begins with a diverting scene between Osmin and Blonde wherein he commands her, the captive slave, to love him, the master. He lets it be understood that this is according to Turkish custom, and it is equally clear that he most potently desires it. She, very pert and thoroughly English in her refusal to be tamed, leads him a dance and brings him to a state bordering on hysteria. As he rushes off in comic despair, Constanze enters, and after discussing with Blonde their sad, precarious condition, breaks out into the splendid aria "Martern aller Artern" (Torments of every kind) ...
A scene between Blonde and Pedrillo' follows, and then Constanze enters and is joined by Belmonte. The four lovers thereupon sing a lengthy dramatic ensemble beginning with the raptures of reunion, changing to a semblance of sadness when the men question the fidelity of the women, finishing with the relief and gaiety of a general forgiveness and understanding. The act ends with the escape planned and agreed upon.'


Fritz Busch
Carl Ebert
Irene Eisinger
Herbert Alsen
Carl Ebert
Heddle Nash
Eric Starling

C. H. Middleton and F. H. Grisewood
Once a month since January F. H. Grisewood and C. H. Middleton have come together to the microphone-Grisewood to put forward the difficulties he meets with in his garden and Middleton to try to solve them. Today, in the last broadcast of this season, they are to go over the points that have been raised, so that Grisewood and other amateur gardeners may get things quite clear.


H. Middleton
F. H. Grisewood
H. Grisewood
C. H. Middleton

The Rt. Hon. The Viscount
Halifax, K.G., G.C.S.I.
The speaker in this the last talk of this outstanding series became Lord President of the Council last month.
He has been Leader of the House of Lords since 1935 and Chancellor of the University of Oxford since 1933. As the Hon. E. F. Lindley Wood he represented the Ripon Division of the West Riding of Yorkshire in the Unionist interest from 1910 to 1925 when he was created first Baron Irwin of Kirby Underdale. He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Colonies from 1921 to 1922, President of the Board of Education from October, 1922 to January, 1924, and again from 1932 to 1935, and Minister of Agriculture from October, 1924 to November, 1925. He was Viceroy of India from 1926 to 1931, and Secretary of State for War in 1935. He succeeded to the title of Viscount Halifax on the death of his father in 1934.


E. F. Lindley
Kirby Underdale.

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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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