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by Leo Tolstoy
9, 'Natasha in Disaster'
A serial reading by Eric Gillett
Natasha Rostov has been taken to the opera by Marya Dmitryevna. In the next box is Ellen, Pierre's wife, Ellen's brother, Anatole, and the dashing Dolohov, who fought a duel with Pierre, have caught Natasha's eye. The unreal atmosphere of the theatre seems to carry Natasha into a different world from the long months of waiting for Prince Andrew's return.


Leo Tolstoy
Reading By:
Eric Gillett
Reading By:
Natasha Rostov
Marya Dmitryevna.

from the Savoy Hotel, London
When Arthur Salisbury and his
Orchestra come on the air this afternoon they will be maintaining a Monday tradition which has been practically unbroken for six years. Every week during this period, except for an annual holiday, he has broadcast from the Savoy Hotel. For six years before launching out with an orchestra of his own he was de Groot's leader. His six-piece light orchestra first opened at Verrey's Restaurant in Regent Street, from where he gave almost weekly broadcasts for three years; thereafter he came to the Savoy Hotel and has been there ever since.


Arthur Salisbury

Here are the gramophone records that you've chosen
Presented by Dick Bentley
What is your favourite record? Write the name of one record-your favourite song, dance tune, piece of light music or funny record-on a post-card, giving if possible the make and number of the record, and address the card to the BBC, Broadcasting House, London, W.I, marked ' Gramophone Request' on the top left-hand corner.


Presented By:
Dick Bentley

Presented by Harry S. Pepper and Douglas Moodie
The Four Aces
Inspector Hornleigh Investigates
(No. 16-2nd Series) . by H. W. Priwin , with S. J. Warm ington as Inspector Homleigh
Puzzle Corner
??? Guess ???
Evelyn Dove
Derrick de Marney and Phyllis Konstam as Paul and Virginia
' Youth Takes a Bow' presented by Jack Hylton and compered by Bryan Michie
Singing Commeres, The Three
The BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell


Presented By:
Harry S. Pepper
Presented By:
Douglas Moodie
H. W. Priwin
S. J. Warm
Evelyn Dove
Derrick de Marney
Phyllis Konstam
Presented By:
Jack Hylton
Bryan Michie
Conducted By:
Charles Shadwell

A programme telKng the story of work in a modern film studio by Stephen Potter (in collaboration with Ralph Keene ) with especial acknowledgment to Michael Balcon and the staff of the Ealing Studios
Production by Stephen Potter
Fifty feet of film takes little more than half a minute to show. In this programme listeners will hear something of the days of work, spread out perhaps over a period of months, which can go to the making of that half minute-the birth of the idea in the producer's mind, the ' story conference the byplay of casting, the difficulties for the set-designer, the private opinions of the plasterers who make the sets, the first consolidation under the hand of the director, the make-up, the dressing, the rehearsing, the actress who persists in a wrong intonation, the lighting, the acrobatics of the cameraman searching for 'angles' the sound-men watching their dials-until the silence for take'.
The material for this broadcast has been based on the production now in progress of The Four Just Men, adapted from Edgar Wallace 's famous thriller.


Stephen Potter
Ralph Keene
Michael Balcon
Production By:
Stephen Potter
Edgar Wallace

by the Societe des Instruments a Vent de
Victor Apostel (flute)
Rene Antoine (oboe)
Maurice van Gucht (clarinet)
Laurent Kerremans (bassoon)
Gaston Renard (horn)
Philippe de Clerck (pianoforte)


Victor Apostel
Rene Antoine
Maurice van Gucht
Laurent Kerremans
Gaston Renard
Philippe de Clerck

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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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