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National Programme

National Programme Scotland

E. M. Delafield
(Western Programme)
The famous author of 'The Diary of a Provincial Lady' lived in Devon as a child, and lives there again now. Although she doesn't like gardening, she likes the country and country life. For years she has been a J.P.,a member of the Women's Institute, and a Parish Councillor.
In three broadcast talks, of which this is the first, she will discuss the everyday matters that constitute the . trivial round, the common task ' for every housewife, wife, and mother living in the country.

Contributors

Unknown:
E. M. Delafield

Excerpts from Act I ‘ Norma ’
(Bellini)
E.I.A.R. Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Turin, conducted by Vittorio Gui , Chorus Master, A. Consoli : Overture
Tancredi Pasero (bass): Ite sul colle, 0 Druidi. Chorus and Cavatina
Giovanni Breviario and Emilio Renzi (tenors): Recitative and Cavatina: Meco all' altar di
Venere Gina Cigna (soprano): Casta Diva
Gina Cigna and Ebe Stignani
(sopranos): Oh! di qual sei tu vittima

Contributors

Conducted By:
Vittorio Gui
Chorus Master:
A. Consoli
Bass:
Tancredi Pasero
Unknown:
Giovanni Breviario
Tenors:
Emilio Renzi
Soprano:
Venere Gina Cigna
Unknown:
Gina Cigna
Sopranos:
Ebe Stignani

Montague Brearley (violin)
Esther Fisher (pianoforte)
It was owing to the interest of Ole Bull, the famous Norwegian violinist, that Grieg was sent to study at the Leipzig Conservatorium. It was no doubt also due to the influence of Ole Bull that Grieg wrote with such understanding and sympathy for stringed instruments. Among Grieg's small output of chamber music there are three sonatas for violin and piano. The third, in C minor, Op. 45, was published in 1887. A Norwegian critic has summed up the work as follows: ' The Third Violin Sonata may be described as a dramatic sonata. It is classical in form, and with its simple lines and clearly defined formation, imbued with the spirit of conflict and melancholy, it stands as a monumental work in the sonata literature of the North.'

Contributors

Pianoforte:
Esther Fisher

by Charles Dickens
Read by V.C. Clinton-Baddeley
'A Tale of Two Cities', written by Dickens in 1859 as a serial for his own journal All the Year Round, was the only one of his novels to be conceived exclusively in terms of action. It is, so to speak, the most 'modern' of all his books, the plot arising directly and naturally from the continual interplay of character and circumstance. The French Revolution provides the circumstance; and in his vivid pictures of that violent upheaval Dickens ranks second only to Carlyle (who, incidentally, lent Dickens a whole cart-load of books on the subject). The story is the story of the effect of the maelstrom on a little group of people whose destinies are strangely and tragically linked by it - Dr. Manette and his daughter; Charles Darnay, the French aristocrat; Mr. Lorry, the lawyer; Defarge, the revolutionary zealot; the violent Madame Defarge; the faithful Miss Pross; and the heroic wastrel Sidney Carton - and it is one of the triumphs of a great book that the fortunes and the development of these fictitious characters remain throughout far more important and exciting than the Revolution itself.

Contributors

Author:
Charles Dickens
Reader:
V.C. Clinton-Baddeley

One of the most popular series of talks was undoubtedly that of the Saturday Sports Talks, given weekly in 1935 and 1936. It is good news that they are to be revived. They will cover every kind of sport and will be given weekly.

The first broadcast in the new series will link up with the Wales v. England Rugby International played at Cardiff this afternoon. Rowe Harding, the famous Welsh International, will come to the microphone at Cardiff to reminisce with one or two other Welsh Internationals on the subject of Welsh International Rugby. Rowe Harding is well known to listeners, and so will be the names of whoever he persuades to join him in the studio.

Contributors

Speaker:
Rowe Harding

(Alec McGill and Fred Yule )
THE MILLS BROTHERS
(Four Boys and a Guitar)
VIC OLIVER
(England's Favourite American
Comedian)
ETHEL LEVEY
(The Famous Revue Artist)
JACK BARTY
(Comedian)
THE BBC VARIETY
ORCHESTRA
Conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
Presented by JOHN SHARMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Alec McGill
Unknown:
Fred Yule
Guitar:
Vic Oliver
Unknown:
Ethel Levey
Artist:
Jack Barty
Conducted By:
Charles Shadwell
Presented By:
John Sharman

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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