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Interval Music
2.5 Our Village
(g, The Woods and Fields
Written for broadcasting by EDITH E. MACQUEEN , Ph.D.
2 25 Interval Music
2.30 British History
' Invaders '
A dramatic interlude written for broadcasting by RHODA POWER
Tacitus tells us that the Britons cheerfully bore the military service and taxation imposed on them by the Romans so long as there was no oppression. In fact, they must have been sorry when the Romans left. They were to endure far more at the hands of more ruthless enemies -to be slaughtered by the Saxons, raided by the Danes, and fear the Norman in their midst. And yet the latter, inured as they were to war, revived in Britons the observance of religion. Churches rose in every village, and monasteries in towns and cities, built in a style unknown before.
In today's broadcast listeners will hear something of what happened after the Romans left Britain, of the different people mentioned above who made this country their home, and of the share that each of them had in the making of the British people.

Contributors

Broadcasting By:
Edith E. MacQueen
Broadcasting By:
Rhoda Power

' Mystery at Versailles'
J. R. Sturge Whiting
This is the first broadcast in a new series which will give listeners the opportunity of hearing various speakers give first-hand experiences of things they are unable to explain. In today's broadcast, however, it was a matter of somebody else relating one of the strangest experiences of modern times or leaving it out altogether, as the two English ladies who experienced it are dead. Sturge Whiting , therefore, is to narrate how they were walking together thirty-five years ago near Le Petit Trianon in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles and were convinced that they met gardeners in eighteenth-century costume and even saw Marie Antoinette.

Contributors

Unknown:
J. R. Sturge Whiting
Unknown:
Sturge Whiting
Unknown:
Marie Antoinette.

Leader, John Davies
Conductor, Kneale Kelley
Albert Sammons (violin) from the Winter Gardens, Eastbourne S. Kneale Kelley, studied at the Royal College of Music and afterwards became music director of the Waldorf Hotel. For many years he was known as a violinist in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra, and he also gained considerable experience as a conductor of the Broadstairs and Ramsgate Municipal Orchestras. In 1923 he joined the BBC as leader of the small studio orchestra and remained in that capacity for six years while .the orchestra grew in strength and became a symphony orchestra, and finally he became leader of the Theatre Orchestra when it was first formed. In 1932 he became repetiteur, sub-conductor, and orchestral manager of the Theatre Orchestra, and two years later he was appointed conductor of the newly-formed Variety Orchestra. Just over a year ago, however, Kneale Kelley resigned his post with the BBC to take over the musical directorship of Eastbourne.

Contributors

Leader:
John Davies
Conductor:
Kneale Kelley
Violin:
Albert Sammons
Unknown:
Kneale Kelley

The Nations Look at the Status of Women
Linda P. Littlejohn
Mrs. Linda Littlejohn is Australia's leading feminist, was on the Board of Health for New South Wales, and a noted broadcaster in the Commonwealth up to the time of her leaving it two years ago to take up her work as Chairman of Equal Rights International, an organisation with branches all over the world which makes it its business to inquire into, and to improve so far as it can, the status of women everywhere. It does a great deal of its work in Geneva, and Mrs. Littlejohn has been out there drawing up a report on this vexed and important question that is to be discussed by the Assembly of Nations. She is coming back to broadcast today and to tell British listeners what she and her organisation are trying to do for women throughout the world.

Contributors

Unknown:
Linda P. Littlejohn
Unknown:
Mrs. Linda Littlejohn

A reconstruction of a famous
Ulster crime in the Seventies Compiled by Denis Johnston from the records of the three trials
Cast also
C. K. Ayre , R. Forsythe Boyd , Kenneth Barton , Allan McClelland , Gibson Parker , Fraser Mayne , Mary Black , Jack Gavin , J. G. Devlin , Charles Owens , Robert Blair ,
Kevin Downey and W. R. Gordon
Produced by Henry McMullan
(From Northern Ireland)
See the article by the Hon. Mr. Justice Johnston on page 11. ' Death at Newtownstewart ' will be repeated in the Regional programme at 9.0 on Saturday.

Contributors

Unknown:
Denis Johnston
Unknown:
C. K. Ayre
Unknown:
R. Forsythe Boyd
Unknown:
Kenneth Barton
Unknown:
Allan McClelland
Unknown:
Gibson Parker
Unknown:
Fraser Mayne
Unknown:
Mary Black
Unknown:
Jack Gavin
Unknown:
J. G. Devlin
Unknown:
Charles Owens
Unknown:
Robert Blair
Unknown:
Kevin Downey
Unknown:
W. R. Gordon
Produced By:
Henry McMullan
Unknown:
Mr. Justice Johnston
Mr Justice Barry:
Arthur Knight
The Rt Hon Christopher Palles:
E. W. Tocher
Mr McDonogh, Q C:
Adrian Robinson
Thomas Hartley Montgomery, sub- Inspector R I C:
Frank Thomton-Bassett
Fanny McBride:
Cicely Mathews
MissThompson:
Winifred Greenwood

Max Rostal (violin)
Franz Osborn (pianoforte)
MAX ROSTAL AND FRANZ OSBORN Sonata in E flat (K. 302)
Allegro. Andante grazioso
FRANZ OSBORN
Suite in C (K. 399)
Ouverture : Grave-Allegro. Allemande. Courante
MAX ROSTAL AND FRANZ OSBORN Sonata in A (K. 305)
Allegro di molto. Tema con variazioni

Contributors

Violin:
Max Rostal
Pianoforte:
Franz Osborn
Pianoforte:
Max Rostal
Pianoforte:
Franz Osborn
Unknown:
Franz Osborn
Unknown:
Max Rostal
Unknown:
Franz Osborn

A Verse Play for Radio by Archibald Macleish
Produced by Peter Creswell
Voices are heard in this order
This play written by the American poet, the first of its kind specially for broadcasting, was originally produced by Irving Reis for the Columbia Workshop on April 11,1937

Contributors

Produced By:
Peter Creswell
Duced By:
Irving Reis
The Studio Director:
Thomas Weguelin
The Announcer:
Alec Clunes
The Dead Woman:
Joyce Bland
The First Messenger:
Geoffrey Toone
The Orator:
Norman Shelley
The Second Messenger:
Ivan Brandt
The High Priest:
Arthur Evans
The General:
Malcolm Graeme

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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