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Junior English
Three Folk Tales told as dialogue stories, adapted by JEAN SUTCLIFFE from 'Folk Tales of all Nations'
' The Valiant Blackbird '
' The Open Door '
' The Silly Weaver Girl'
3.5 Interval Music
3.10 Adventure Talk
Exploring with Eskimos
DAVID HAIG-THOMAS
3.30 Interval Music
3.35 Talks for Sixth Forms
'Notable Women'—3
' Madame Curie '
SIR WILLIAM BRAGG ,
O.M., K.B.E., F.R.S.

Contributors

Adapted By:
Jean Sutcliffe
Unknown:
David Haig-Thomas
Unknown:
Madame Curie
Unknown:
Sir William Bragg

2—'St. James's Palace'
Written by L. Du Garde Peach
Produced by H. Rooney Pelletier
Cast
Other parts played by: Philip God frey, Vera Lennox , Bryan Powley ,
Maureen Glynne , Rita Staines
(Empire Programme)

Contributors

Produced By:
H. Rooney Pelletier
Played By:
Philip God
Unknown:
Vera Lennox
Unknown:
Bryan Powley
Unknown:
Maureen Glynne
Unknown:
Rita Staines
Mary Dalton:
Mary Alice Collins
George Dalton:
David Miller
Henry VIII:
Valentine Dyall
Thomas Cromwell:
Norman Shelley
Palace Official:
Carleton Hobbs
James, Duke of York (a boy of fifteen):
John Valentine

Regional Variations (2)

National Programme

National Programme Scotland

Louis Kentner (pianoforte): Feux
Follets (Will o' the Wisp) (Liszt)
Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel) (Schubert)
Dusolina Giannini (soprano): Allerseelen (All Souls' day), and Zueignung (Devotion) (Richard Strauss )
Louis Kentner (pianoforte): Au bord d'une Source (By a Spring Side) (Liszt)

Contributors

Pianoforte:
Louis Kentner
Soprano:
Dusolina Giannini
Unknown:
Richard Strauss
Pianoforte:
Louis Kentner

A serial play in ten episodes by J. Jefferson Farjeon
Seventh instalment, with Leon M. Lion as ' Ben ' Other characters in order of speaking (by permission of Godfrey Tearle) (by permission of Stephen Mitchell)
(by permission of Firth Shephard)
Produced by Leslie Stokes

Contributors

Unknown:
J. Jefferson Farjeon
Unknown:
Leon M. Lion
Produced By:
Leslie Stokes
Nora:
Dorice Fordred
Brant:
Stanley Lathbury
Henry:
Anthony Ireland
Smith:
David Miller
Fordyce:
Ivan Samson
Rose:
Betty Jardine
Eddie:
Robert Eddison

An excerpt from 'Running Riot' at the Gaiety Theatre
Firth Shephard presents Leslie Henson in ' Running Riot'
A musical show by Douglas Furber from a plot by Guy Bolton and Firth Shephard. Music and lyrics by Vivian Ellis
The cast, as you will hear them:
Rosalind Atkinson, Mary Lawson, Gavin Gordon, Roy Royston, Leslie Spurling,
Richard Caldicott, Louise Browne, Richard Hearne, Leslie Henson, Fred Emney,
John E. Coyle, Rob Currie
Debroy Somers and his Band from the Gaiety Theatre
Compere, Lionel Gamlin
Running Riot - which has been running riotously at the Gaiety Theatre since September - is the fourth successive show there in which Leslie Henson, Roy Royston, Fred Emney, Richard Hearne, and Louise Browne have been providing London and its visitors with laughter. Tonight's broadcast will include at least two high-spot comedy moments.
The arrival of Crumpet and Coe (Henson and Emney) at the Hon. Mrs. Dott's garden party is funny in itself, but when they and Burkinshaw (Richard Hearne) discover a bag packed with Mrs. Dott's valuable collection of clocks, which have been stolen by Black Dan, the gypsy, and proceed to hide them in their clothing, the fun becomes uproarious.
The other high-spot moment is Leslie Henson singing breathlessly endless verses of 'Our Town Band' bars behind the chorus.

Contributors

Unknown:
Firth Shephard
Unknown:
Leslie Henson
Unknown:
Douglas Furber
Unknown:
Guy Bolton
Unknown:
Firth Shephard.
Unknown:
Vivian Ellis
Unknown:
Rosalind Atkinson
Unknown:
Mary Lawson
Unknown:
Gavin Gordon
Unknown:
Roy Royston
Unknown:
Leslie Spurling
Unknown:
Richard Caldicott
Unknown:
Louise Browne
Unknown:
Richard Hearne
Unknown:
Leslie Henson
Unknown:
Fred Emney
Unknown:
John E. Coyle
Unknown:
Rob Currie
Unknown:
Debroy Somers
Unknown:
Lionel Gamlin
Unknown:
Leslie Henson
Unknown:
Roy Royston

' Torpedoed in Spats '
The Hon. H. B. Hermon-Hodge
Tonight's speaker had the strange experience of going to the Grand National one day, and the following day, while still wearing the same spats that he wore at Aintree, of being torpedoed at sea. He was on board the Falaba, the first passenger ship to be torpedoed in the Great War, bound for West Africa where he held a Government post.
When the Fa/aba was struck,
Hermon-Hodge took the wise course of not entering one of her boats, a number of which capsized with great loss of life ; instead he took to the sea in his cork jacket, and, after a long icy swim, succeeded in attracting the attention of a passing drifter-this just as he was about to loosen the tabs of his jacket in order to drown the more quickly.

Contributors

Unknown:
H. B. Hermon-Hodge

(Thirteenth Season)
May Blyth (soprano)
The BBC Orchestra (Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET
Hindemith's ballet Nobilissima Visione was composed for World Art Inc. and was first performed under the composer's direction by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in London last July, with choreography by Leonide Massine and book by Massine and Hindemith himself.
The ballet is in four scenes. The first shows Francis as a young and wealthy noble contemptuously spurning a beggar but afterwards repenting and giving him alms. In the second scene Francis, goes off to the wars, but is disgusted by the brutal behaviour of the soldiers. He is left alone, and an allegorical figure representing Poverty enters ; his conversion to the ideals of poverty, chastity, and humility is symbolised. In the next scene his Christian powers are indicated by his taming of a bear which threatened a terrified community, and the ballet ends with a symbolic dance of St. Francis and Poverty surrounded by his ' little brothers and little sisters '.

Contributors

Conducted By:
Ernest Ansermet
Unknown:
Nobilissima Visione
Book By:
Massine And

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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