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@ World History
' Egypt— The Story of the Nile
Joan Grant , who has written the script of this programme, is the wife of a distinguished Egyptologist, and has herself a profound interest in Egyptology. Today's broadcast presents in dramatic form the well-known legend of King Zoser who, with his servant Imholep, endeavoured to save his famine-stricken people by making a journey up the Nile to intercede for water with Khnum, the River God. The original legend is inscribed upon a stone in Egypt.
2.25 @ Interval Music
2.30 Biology in the Service of Man
@ Health
' The Discovery of Blood Circulation'
H. MUNRO Fox , F.R.S., Professor of Zoology in the University of Birmingham
By proving the circulation of the blood William Harvey made one of the greatest discoveries in the history of mankind. Today Professor Munro Fox is going to discuss this great Elizabethan in the light of his works, and to describe the principles by which blood is driven from the heart through the arteries and returned to it by the veins.
(From Midland)


Joan Grant
Joan Grant
H. Munro Fox
William Harvey
Professor Munro Fox

@ from St. Paul's Cathedral
Order of Service
Psalms cxxxvi-cxxxviii Lesson, Ezekiel x, 8-22
Magnificat (Bairstow, in D) Lesson, Revelation v
Nunc Dimittis (Bairstow, in D)
Anthem, Let the bright Seraphim
* Let the bright Seraphim in burning row
Their loud uplifted angel trumpets blow :
Let the Cherubic host, in tuneful choirs,
Touch their immortal harps with golden wires.'
Hymn, Around the throne of God
(E.H. 243)

A play adapted by Madge Pemberton from the novel by Lanoe Falconer
Produced by Peter Creswell


Adapted By:
Madge Pemberton
Novel By:
Lanoe Falconer
Produced By:
Peter Creswell
Mademoiselle Ixe, a Governess:
Fay Compton
Mr Merrington, an English country gentleman:
M. Landale
Mrs Merrington, his wife:
Amy Veness
Evelyn Merrington, their daughter:
Barbara Palmer
Parry Lethbridge, a young landed proprietor:
Courtney Hume
Mr Cosmo Fox, an ex-Diplomat:
Paul Vernon
Mrs Fox (Zephine), his wife:
Mary Hinton
Mrs Bames, the Vicar's wife:
Ethel Lodge
Lady Duncombe, a county snob:
Renee de Vaux
Thomas, the footman:
Russell Howarth
A Post Office Girl:
Doreen Heath
First Guest:
J V Chapman
Second Guest:
David Tearle

at Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell andCo. Ltd.)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
(ninety players)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
Symphony No. 4, in E minor Brahms
1 Allegro non troppo. 2 Andante moderato. 3 Allegro giocoso. 4 Allegro energico e passionate
Despite the fact that Brahms's four symphonies differ from each other both in emotional impulse and in various details of design, they are aesthetically of equal importance and belong to a symphonic style that may be described as romantic thought cast in a classical mould. The Symphony No. 4, in E minor, is as lyrical and romantic in expression as most contemporary music of the time. But whereas so many of Brahms's contemporaries relied a great deal on a resplendent use of orchestral colouring to impress their ideas upon the listener, Brahms with a certain austerity allows the effect of his music to depend on its actual content and not upon its dressing.
Tickets can be obtained from the British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, W.1, Messrs. Chappell's Box Office, Queen's Hall, Langham Place, W.1, and the usual Agents. Prices: 7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved), 3s. (unreserved). Promenade (payment at doors only)2s.


Paul Beard
Conducted By:
Sir Henry J. Wood

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