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Regional Variations (5)

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme London

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme Northern

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

Scottish Children's Hour

Regional Programme Scotland

' Animals in Armour ', a talk by GLADYS DAVIDSON
Songs by GEORGE GIBBS (baritone)
TOM HEYES and Roy BURTON
(cornet duets)
'Adolphus takes a Walk', a story by WALTER ALLEN

Contributors

Talk By:
Gladys Davidson
Songs By:
George Gibbs
Baritone:
Tom Heyes
Baritone:
Roy Burton
Story By:
Walter Allen

Regional Variations (6)

Time Signal, Greemcich

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

' The First News'

Regional Programme Western

Tiim Signal, Greenwich

Regional Programme London

' The First News'

Regional Programme Northern

' The First News'

Regional Programme Scotland

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Midland Announcements

Regional Variations (6)

THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme Western

THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

REX O'GRADY

Regional Programme Northern

THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme London

A Recital of Gaelic Songs

Regional Programme Scotland

Directed by HENRY HALL
(From Regional)

Contributors

Directed By:
Henry Hall

Regional Variations (6)

THE B.B.C. NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme Northern

'Further Facets of Syncopation'

Regional Programme Scotland

A Programme of

Regional Programme Western

THE B.B.C. NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme London

' Ulster's Heritage of Song '—2

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

RICHARD CLEMENTS

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Clements

Regional Variations (3)

Instrumental Trios

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

' Christianity in Action '-12

Regional Programme Western

Leader, ALFRED CAVE
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
DAVID BRANSON (pianoforte)
In an article on Rameau's Castor and Pollux, which appeared in THE RADIO Times, it was pointed out that' Rameau's genius, like that of Franck and Verdi, came to a late flowering, for Castor and Pollux (only his second opera among twenty-four stage-works) was produced when its composer was fifty-four, in 1737. It held the stage for about fifty years, after which it suffered neglect until the present century.
' No knowledge of the opera's plot is necessary for the enjoyment of the old-world dances that recall " beauties that Fragonard drew," low-hanging, wax-lit candelabra, and an assembly of fops and beaux where Voltaire's latest stinging epigram was passed around ; in a word, all the glories of the ancien regime. But it may help to know that in the prologue of the opera there
I appears Minerva, with attendant Arts,
Venus accompanied by her Graces, Love with his train of Pleasures, and Mars.
' In the tragedy that follows, besides the twins of the title, we have the daughter of the Sun. Jupiter and his high-priest, a Princess of Sparta, and fleet-footed Mercury. Among the " thinking parts " are Blest Spirits, Stars, Planets, and a group of Celestial Divinities.'

Contributors

Conducted By:
Leslie Heward
Pianoforte:
David Branson

Regional Programme Midland

About Regional Programme

Regional 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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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More