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National Programme Scotland

H. Norton Matthews
Just a year ago Norton Matthews was crossing Africa from West to
East at its widest point from Dakar to Mombasa-nearly 9,000 miles-by lorry, when he was taken ill on the Gold Coast. But it was a fortunate illness, for convalescence brought him to Kumasi, and there he had an opportunity of seeing all that can be seen by an Englishman of the Court of King Prempeh II. Today Norton Matthews is to say- something about the siege of Kumasi, which was contemporary with the siege of Mafeking. He will speak of the great changes that have taken place in Ashanti during the last twenty years.
(Western Programme)

Contributors

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H. Norton Matthews
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Norton Matthews
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Norton Matthews

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National Programme

National Programme Scotland

(Section E)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Joseph Lewis
Muriel Sotham (contralto)
Maurice Johnstone , who comes from
Manchester, studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music and later at the Royal College of Music, under Sir Charles Stanford and Sir Adrian Boult. On his return to Manchester he managed his own music business, wrote music criticisms for the Manchester Guardian, and conducted the Oldham Orchestra. He then became secretary to Sir Thomas Beecham , and three years later, in 1935, joined the programme staff of the BBC Music Department in London. He has now been appointed North Regional Music Director, a post which will take him back to his native city.
Among his compositions are ' A
Welsh Rhapsody', which was first performed at a concert in .Lancashire in 1932, and repeated at the Proms last season; the concert march ' Watling Street and several works for brass band, in which form of composition he is particularly interested. ' Watling Street' is a quick-step march with a title that has nothing to do with the music. It was thought of after the music was written, and the composer says that he chose it simply because he considered that it sounded better than Opus 52a, or some such prosaic number!
MURIEL SOTHAM AND ORCHESTRA
The Shepherd's Song }
Like to the Damask Rose }.....Elgar
ORCHESTRA
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 1 Svendsen
MURIEL SOTHAM AND ORCHESTRA
Daughter of Zeus Bantock
ORCHESTRA
Three Folk Dances Paul Hofjer
1 Spring Dance. 2 Harvest Song and Dance. 3 The Sword Dance

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurance Turner
Conducted By:
Joseph Lewis
Contralto:
Muriel Sotham
Unknown:
Maurice Johnstone
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Sir Charles Stanford
Unknown:
Adrian Boult.
Unknown:
Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown:
Muriel Sotham
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Muriel Sotham
Unknown:
Zeus Bantock
Unknown:
Paul Hofjer

‘ Running a Cinema '
Kenneth A Nyman
The thing that matters most to the ordinary cinema-goer is what films come to the cinema round the corner, or one within easy reach, and what sort of a programme he will get when he goes there. Today, in a discussion with that popular broadcaster, Herbert Hodge , Kenneth Nyman , the Chairman of the London and Home Counties branch of the Cinematograph Exhibitors' Association, will describe the job of finding out what the public likes, and choosing films that will draw the best audiences.

Contributors

Unknown:
Herbert Hodge
Unknown:
Kenneth Nyman

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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