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Regional Variations (6)

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Scotland

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Wales

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme London

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Midland

Regional Variations (7)

Regional Bulletin for Farmers and Regional Announcements

Regional Programme London

Western Announcements and Market Prices

Regional Programme Western

Northern Ireland News

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

Scottish Sports Results, Scottish Announcements and Scottish Bulletin for Farmers

Regional Programme Scotland

Midland Bulletin for Farmers and Midland Announcements

Regional Programme Midland

Welsh Announcements

Regional Programme Wales

Regional Variations (7)

Scottish Dance Music

Regional Programme Scotland

' CHOIR AND CONGREGATION '

Regional Programme Midland

MUSIC OF THE CHURCH'

Regional Programme Western

' ULSTER'S HERITAGE OF SONG'

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

THE BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme London

Y NEWYDDION

Regional Programme Wales

Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
Aristophanes's play, The Wasps, turns on a quarrel between a father and son, and the Wasps of the title form the chorus. The name suggests the sting in the comments that they make on the action, after the traditional manner of a Greek chorus. In Vaughan Williams 's music, written specially for a production of the play at Cambridge in 1909, their buzzing is vividly suggested.
Most of the melodies are old
Greek modal tunes, which the characters sing in the course of the play, and the last ones are taken from a point near the end where the father and son become reconciled.

Contributors

Leader:
Alfred Barker
Conducted By:
H. Foster Clark
Unknown:
Vaughan Williams

Regional Variations (5)

Theatres of Variety

Regional Programme Western

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Scotland

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Wales

THE ROCKY MOUNTAINEERS in ' OLD ZEKE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY'

Regional Programme London

' The Boy who was Afraid '
This is the third of a series prepared by an educational psychologist and a medical psychologist. The object of the series is to tell characteristic stories about children who have been ' awkward '. Each story will be related by the medical psychologist. The stories will have happy endings, for they will show how such misfortunes can at least be lessened, if not always cured.

Regional Programme Northern

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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