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Round the Countryside
The Nature Detective
Spotting Creatures in Disguise
The purpose of this talk will be to draw attention to such subjects as protective colouring in animals, and it will be helpful if teachers can have in the classroom any pictures which illustrate the way in which animals escape notice by blending with their surroundings.
2.25 Ⓓ Interval Music
2.30 Senior English
Dramatic Reading
' The Bishop's Candlesticks ' by NORMAN McKINNEL
2.55 Ⓓ Interval Music
3.0 Concert Lesson
Ternary Form ;
3.30 Interval Music
3.35 Early Stages in French


Norman McKinnel
Oloe Thomas Armstrong

R. W. Jepson
Here is another series of talks planned mainly for Discussion Groups, and R. W. Jepson has designed it with the aim in view that we should all of us think clearly and individually and test for ourselves the value of what we hear and read.
In today's talk, the second in the series, he will speak of prejudice: what it is and how it works. Do we let our likes and dislikes prejudice our judgment?
Listeners who are interested in forming or joining Discussion Groups are invited to get into touch with the BBC Education Officer in their area.


R. W. Jepson
R. W. Jepson

Roy Henderson (baritone) ,
The BBC Chorus
(Section A)
Chorus Master, Leslie Woodgate
The BBC Orchestra
(Section D)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Malcolm Sargent
Patrick Hadley 's symphonic ballad in A minor, The Trees so High', ', was completed in 1931 and was first performed by the Cambridge University Musical Society with the composer as conductor. It was first heard in -London at the last of six concerts of British music organised by the BBC in 1934. The work is divided into four linked movements, of which the first three are purely orchestral, the fourth being a setting for baritone, chorus, and orchestra, of the ballad which ends:
All the trees ,they do grow high, The leaves they are so green,
The day is past and gone, my love, That you and I have seen.
It is cold winter's night, my love, When you and I must bide alone, So fare you well, my own true love,
For ever.
Many of the themes of this work are derived from fragments of the music of the old ballad ' The Trees so High ', and the moods underlying the music were directly inspired by the poetic ideas of the ballad.


Roy Henderson
Chorus Master:
Leslie Woodgate
Paul Beard
Conducted By:
Malcolm Sargent
Patrick Hadley

The Fitzsimmons-Corbett Fight,
J. H. Squire
J. H. Squire , who has had adventures all over the globe, is to describe one of the greatest fights in the annals of the ring-the triumph of Bob Fitzsimmons , the redoubtable Cornishman, who challenged Jim Corbett , the fight taking place at Carson City, Nevada, in 1897, and resulting in a sensational victory for the challenger. By winning, Fitzsimmons became the first middle-weight to gain the heavyweight title ; he was also destined to become the last British heavyweight champion of the world when he knocked out ' Gentleman Jim ' in the fourteenth round with his famous solar-plexus blow.


J. H. Squire
J. H. Squire
Bob Fitzsimmons
Jim Corbett

National Programme Daventry

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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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