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World History
' Stories that are History'
' Emperor and Sultan'
A dramatic interlude by RHODA POWER
On the eve of Constantinople being taken by the Turks in 1453, it was said by Constantine. the last Emperor of the Eastern Empire : ‘ God forbid that I should live an Emperor without an Empire. As my city falls, I will fall with it.'
Today's broadcast tells you how
Constantinople, which had been the capital of a great Christian empire, fell at last into the hands of invaders from the East-the Mahommedan Turks. You will hear how the Turkish Sultan, Mahommed the Conqueror, captured the city, and what happened to Constantine, the last Emperor.

‘Nature Sanctuaries'
H. MUNRO Fox , F.R.S.
The bison in America was nearly exterminated, but it has been saved, and bison now live in a nature sanctuary in Canada. There are other such sanctuaries for large animals in different parts of the world. In Britain we have many bird sanctuaries. There is a new spirit in the world which seeks to keep wild animals from being exterminated. Some birds are protected by law partly because they help the farmer, partly because they sing and are beautiful. Fishes are protected for food and for sport. Birds, too-for instance, pheasants and partridges. This is an outline of the talk that Munro Fox is to give today.
(From Midland)


H. Munro Fox
Munro Fox

' Instruments of the Orchestra '
Studio Concert : Orchestration
(Gramophone Records)
Arranged and presented by HERBERT WISEMAN
Overture, The Marriage of Figaro
(Mozart). Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy (Nutcracker) (Tchaikovsky). Largo (From the New World Symphony) (Dvořák). Symphony in B minor (Unfinished) (Schubert)
(Scottish Programme)


Presented By:
Herbert Wiseman

Stuart Robertson (bass-baritone), with Chorus: The Mermaid. Polly Wolly Doodle. Little Brown Jug.
The Three Crows (trad.)
Directed by Hugo Alfven :
Swedish Student Songs (Prins Gustav)
John Goss (baritone), and the Cathedral Male Voice Quartet: Rio Grande. Billy Boy. Blow the man down. Tom's gone to Hilo (trad., arr Terry)
Hans Vaterland Orchestra , and Chorus, Berlin:' German Drinking Songs (Rhode)
Stuart Robertson (bass-baritone):
On Ilkla Moor. Down among the dead men (trad)


Stuart Robertson
Directed By:
Hugo Alfven
John Goss
Billy Boy.
Hans Vaterland Orchestra
Stuart Robertson

(B from St. Paul's Cathedral
Order of Service
Psalms xlvii, xlviii, xlix
Lesson, Genesis xlvi, 26 to xlvii, 12 Magnificat (D. Purcell in E minor) Lesson, Philippians iii
Nunc Dimittis (D. Purcell in E minor)
Anthem, Call to remembrance
(Farrant) (words, Psalm xxv, 5, 6) Call to remembrance, 0 Lord, Thy tender mercy and Thy loving-kindness, which have been ever of old. 0 remember not the sins and offences of my youth, but according to Thy mercy think Thou on me, 0 Lord, for Thy goodness
Hymn, 0 help us, Lord (A. and M.


D. Purcell

Godfrey Tearle in extracts from the Daniel Mayer Company's presentation of ' THE ISLAND ' by Merton Hodge , now running at the Comedy Theatre
The cast will include
Willis The play produced by Glen Byam
Shaw and arranged for broadcasting by Bruce Belfrage


Godfrey Tearle
Daniel Mayer
Merton Hodge
Produced By:
Glen Byam
Broadcasting By:
Bruce Belfrage
Major Shipley:
J. Hubert Leslie
Major Carrington:
Anthony Shaw
Captain Stanton-Piggott:
Lawrence Hardman
Mrs. Carrington:
Valentine Clemow
Mrs. Stanton-Piggott:
Margery Caldicott
Mrs. MacGregor:
Norah Howard
Renee Savil:
Sarah Erskine
Lt. Simon Savil:
Geoffrey Wardwell
Lt. Gerald Ashley:
Geoffrey Edwards
Nina Fenwick:
Grizelda Hervey
Major Hugh:
Godfrey Tearle

with The Band Waggoners
Conducted by Phil Cardew
Reginald Foort at the BBC
Theatre Organ
The Jackdaws
Richard Murdoch and Arthur Askey
New Voices
Produced by Harry S. Pepper and Gordon Crier


Conducted By:
Phil Cardew
Conducted By:
Reginald Foort
Richard Murdoch
Produced By:
Harry S. Pepper
Produced By:
Gordon Crier

A concert in the Albert Hall ,
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, .
God Save the King (orchestration by Gerrard Williams)
If the tragic Symphony No. 1, in. C minor, was a great success on its first appearance, Symphony No. 2, in D, with its happier and more idyllic feelings, was an even greater one. Although conceived on just as big a scale as the C minor Symphony, the texture of the music is actually very much clearer, the melodies more cantabile in character, and the whole spirit of the music brighter-it has been called Brahms's ' Pastoral ' Symphony.


Albert Hall
Sir Adrian Boult

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