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by Leo Tolstoy
2—' Napoleon invades Russia, and Prince Andrew loses his home
A serial reading by Eric Gillett
The uneasy peace of Tilsit, between Napoleon and Russia, has come to an end. Napoleon is engaged in a trade war with England, and is trying to -compel the Russians to squeeze British goods out of the Russian market. After months of friction and growing crisis, with Russia always refusing to negotiate or yield an inch, and always ending by yielding and offering to negotiate again, Napoleon's troops crossed the River Niemen on June 13, 1812.
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Leo Tolstoy
Reading By:
Eric Gillett

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
Johnny and Jones
Inspector Hornleigh Investigates
(No. 17-2nd Series) by H. W. Priwin , with S. J. Warmington as Inspector Hornleigh
Puzzle Corner
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Dorothy Hogben and her singers in a Music Anthology to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens
Frank Bird
Derrick de Marney and Phyllis Konstam as Paul and Virginia
' Leaves of Memory ' by an Old-Timer
Singing Commères, The Three
The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell


Douglas Moodie
H. W. Priwin
S. J. Warmington
Dorothy Hogben
Charles Dickens
Frank Bird
Derrick de Marney
Phyllis Konstam
Conducted By:
Charles Shadwell

W.E. Williams
This evening W.E. Williams, who is looking after this Discussion Group series, will have with him in the studio the mother of a rather-above-the-average-schoolchild. The pair of them will discuss the whole problem of the 'bright' child, and try to decide whether or not the advantages of the university scholarship outweigh such considerations as financial difficulty, the mental worry of the scholar, and his prospects when he leaves the university.


W.E. Williams

A programme presented by Reginald Pursglove and his Orchestra with Virginia Dawn, Isabelle McEwan, and Max Oldaker
Compere, Gustave Ferrari


Reginald Pursglove and his Orchestra
Virginina Dawn
Isabelle McEwan
Max Oldaker
Gustave Ferrari

From Ellis St. Joseph's short story
Adapted for broadcasting by David Golden
Other voices include a Narrator and members of the Roundabout crew played by John Mortimer ,
Harry Douglas , William Ashley
The action takes place on the Roundabout, a small tramp steamer, at sea and at various ports of call
Time, Today Play produced by Barbara Burnham The growing interest in transatlantic radio shows has accounted for a fair number of these being broadcast during recent months. Most of them have a flavour different from their English counterparts, and A Passenger to Bali is no exception to this rule. The play is one of the group that Val Gielgud brought back from America last year, and was broadcast in the States by the Columbia Broadcasting Company.
The play presents an unusual character in the person of the huge man who, claiming to be a Dutch missionary, boards the little British steamer Roundabout at Shanghai. He soon behaves strangely, and the story moves to as dramatic a climax as any listener could wish for.


Ellis St.
Broadcasting By:
David Golden
Played By:
John Mortimer
Played By:
Harry Douglas
William Ashley
Produced By:
Barbara Burnham
Captain English:
Frederick Cooper
Bailey, the second mate:
Philip Wade
Paul Farrell
Walkes, the passenger:
William Devlin
Van Matsys:
G R Schjelderup
Mr Chisholm, a Consul:
Ronald Simpson

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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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