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Travel Talk
' Summer in the Pampas (Argentina)'
JOHN CANDIA
2.25 Interval Music
2.30 Feature Programmes and Topical Talks
Shipbuilding on the Clyde'
A visit to a Shipyard
This is a broadcast in the series of Friday Feature Programmes and Topical Talks in which, week by week, aspects of the modern world are explained to listeners.
This week's programme will be an imaginary visit to a shipyard, where a commentator will take the children on a tour of the yard. He will explain the various processes, and listeners will meet, as it were, various people connected with the building of different types of ships on the Clyde, from the time when the raw material is brought from the steel mill until the ship sails on her maiden voyage.
Records made in the shipyard will be played to add reality to the broadcast.
2.50 Interval Music-
2.55 Junior English
Story, ' Francis Brown and Granny's Wonderful Chair'
Devised by JEAN SUTCLIFFE and broadcast by RUTH FIELD
3.15 A talk on 'Next Week's
Broadcast Music'
SCOTT GODDARD
3.35 Talk for Sixth Forms
' Foreign Affairs'
Sir FREDERICK WHYTE

Contributors

Unknown:
John Candia
Unknown:
Francis Brown
Unknown:
Jean Sutcliffe
Unknown:
Scott Goddard
Unknown:
Sir Frederick Whyte

© by A. J. Alan
Characters
Albert Buckle
Jane Buckle , his wife
Mabel Henderson
Ruth Henderson
Mrs. Buckle, Albert's mother
Policeman and firemen
Scene : An empty house in the charge of caretakers
The production by Howard Rose
(Empire Programme)
A. J. Alan is famous as a story-teller, but this afternoon he figures in the programmes as a playwright. This little play, Fire !, was written more than ten years ago. It was first broadcast in November, 1926, and from then until July, 1927, it went the round of the BBC stations. Since 1927, however, it does not seem to have been broadcast at all.
The play tells of the adventures of two young girls-very competent young persons, luckily-who go to look over an empty house and are shown round by a respectable old lady who has only one weakness. All ends happily, but experienced listeners will be on the look-out for the author's characteristic ' twist ' at the end.

Contributors

Unknown:
A. J. Alan
Unknown:
Albert Buckle
Unknown:
Jane Buckle
Unknown:
Mabel Henderson
Unknown:
Ruth Henderson
Production By:
Howard Rose
Unknown:
A. J. Alan

The Nadia Boulanger
Vocal Ensemble
A section of The London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, W. H. Reed
Conducted by Nadia Boulanger
La Dame Blanche (The White
Lady) (Boieldieu)
Je n'y puis rien comprendre Scottish Air
Georges Brown , PAUL DERENNE
Dikson, HUGUES CUÉNOD
Jenny, GISÈLE PEYRON
Philemon et Baucis (Gounod)
Du repos voici I'heure
Au bruit des lourds marteaux
Melodrame: Seigneur, notre table est frugale
Ah, si je redevenais belle Que les songes heureux
Baucis, COMTESSE JEAN DE POLIGNAC
Philemon, PAUL DERENNE
Vulcain, JACQUES BASTARD
Jupiter, DODA CONRAD

Contributors

Conducted By:
Nadia Boulanger
Unknown:
Georges Brown
Unknown:
Paul Derenne
Unknown:
Paul Derenne
Unknown:
Jacques Bastard

A Revue-Broadly Speaking devised by Archie Campbell
Sketches, Lyrics and music by various authors and composers
The Cast John Rorke
Tessa Deane Leon Cortez Doreen Costello Fred Gwyn Syd Brigden with Billie Houston and Ronnie Hill
The BBC Revue Chorus and The BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Production by Archie Campbell

Contributors

Unknown:
John Rorke
Unknown:
Tessa Deane
Unknown:
Leon Cortez
Unknown:
Doreen Costello
Unknown:
Fred Gwyn
Unknown:
Syd Brigden
Unknown:
Billie Houston
Unknown:
Ronnie Hill
Conducted By:
Charles Shadwell
Production By:
Archie Campbell

Longer Life by Hamilton Hartridge , F.R.S.
Professor Hartridge, Professor of Physiology at St. Bartholomew's Medical College since 1927, will discuss how far the proverbial three score years and ten, usually quoted as man's expectation of life, is really inevitable.
Within the last fifty or hundred years, as a result of scientific research, the chances of men surviving to the age of forty have been increased enormously, but our expectation of life beyond seventy has not increased. Will it ever be possible for science to find means whereby the average length of life may be increased? And what would be the effect of this on our social organisation? Professor Hartridge was Experimental Officer at Kings-north Airship Station (R.A.F.) from 1915 to 1919, and was Lecturer in Special Senses and Senior Demonstrator in Physiology at Cambridge University from 1919 to 1927. He has written a number of scientific works.

Contributors

Unknown:
Hamilton Hartridge

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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