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CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 ' All the Fun of the Air' : programme of songs, games, and puzzles, written by Ward Phillips , with music by Mai Jones
5.45 F. N. S. Creek , Children's Hour sports coach, holds another discussion on' swimming with Captain A. J. Keen. They talk about diving and the crawl «
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INDEPENDENCE DAY

An Anglo-American Panorama. Written by Louis MacNeice. Produced by Laurence Gilliam
Today Americans the world over celebrate the birth of their nation on July 4, 1776. On Independence Day 1943 the free peoples of the world hold this truth to be self-evident : ' The spirit of the American Revolution has become the spirit of the United Nations.'
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CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 'Wrexham School Festival'. Every year the schools of Wrexham hold a music festival. Today's broadcast is of concert given by the two massed choirs of children who sang in the Festival on July 7.
5.45 'The House at Westminster', by Megan Lloyd George , M.P.
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' EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK'

A number of men and women holding strong- views on this controversial subject speak their minds in a specially extended number of ' Woman's Page '
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BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Symphony No. 32 in G (K.318)
Mozart
Symphony No. 3 in E flat (Eroica)
Beethoven
Walter Legge writes of the Mozart Symphony No. S2, in G : This spirited little work is a symphony only in name ; in form and style it is an overture. It was comp'osed on April 26, 1779, in Salzburg and had the distinction of being the only one of Mozart's works for full orchestra to be published in full score during his lifetime. There is no definite information as to the purpose for which this symphony was written. In the nineteenth century it was believed to have been written as an overture for Bianchi's Villanella rapita, but that theory no longer holds water since Bianchi's work was first performed in 1783 and Mozart was not in the habit of writing music for the theatre until the last possible moment. It is far more likely that this was originally intended to be the overture for Mozart's opera Zaide, which we know to have been written in Salzburg in 1779 and for which there is no overture
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' THE PROFIT MOTIVE '

A free, unscripted argument. On the Socialist aide, Harold Laski , Vice-Chairinan of the National Executive of the Labour Party, and Professor of Political Science at London University; on the Conservative side, Douglas Jerrold , writer, historian, former editor of the ' English Review,' and head of several publishing
, firms. Sir Frederick Whyte holds the ring
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' BACKS TO THE LAND '

' Midland Smallholding': H. R. C. Kennedy , of the Staffordshire Farm Institute, introduces A. T. Jenks. an ex-Serviceman smallholder from Penkridge
A. T. Jenks has been working on a smallholding for 18 years. He is an ex-Serviceman from the last war whose disablement prevented him
-carrying on his normal occupation as blacksmith. He first took a seven-acre holding and worked it part-time, and then decided to take on a County Council 27-acre holding. He now works 47 acres. Mr. Jenks had no previous experience, when he started
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' SHIPPING AIR LINES '

Why do the shipping interests want to run air services? How can they promise to do so without subsidy? What will be done to make flying possible for the ordinary person? These topics are discussed by John Booth , Chairman of a holding group of five shipping companies, and Capt. A. G. Lamplugh , Chairman of the Independent Committee on Civil Aviation
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SYMPHONY CONCERT

BBC Symphony Orchestra: conductor. Sir Adrian Boult. Shulamith. Shafir (piano)
From the Corn Exchange. Bedford
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' INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI'

Transatlantic Call
- People to People'
The story of President Truman's home town and his early life there, told to Gene Dennis by the President's friends, neighbours, and teachers. Written and produced by Gene Dennis.
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BBC SYMPHONY CONCERTS-7

(Tickets 3s. to 10s. may be obtained from the Royal Albert Hall and the usual agents)
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'HOLDING CIVILISATION TOGETHER

A talk on values and world affairs by T. J. Haarhoff , Professor of Classics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. (Recording)
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'HOLDING CIVILISATION TOGETHER'

A talk on values and world affairs by T. J. Haarhoff , Professor of Classics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. (Recording)
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CHILDREN'S HOUR

' How's it done ? ' ' Silence in Court': a new angle on ' Safety First.' Children of Dinnington, Yorkshire, hold a mock magistrate's court and investigate the circumstances of a street accident. Recordings introduced by Charles Farmer
Songs by the Three Semis
'Pencil and Paper': more puzzles, questions, and catches, by P. Caton Baddeley
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BRIDGE ON THE AIR

19-Polling the Experts
' You hold Spades 3, Hearts 8 4, Diamonds A 9 6 4 2, Clubs K Q 7 5 3. Your partner bids 1 S, you respond 2 D, partner says 2 H. What do you bid now?' This is one of the questions which Terence Reese puts to the experts
Introduced by Stewart MacPherson
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BRIDGE ON THE AIR

Postbag
With both sides vulnerable West deals and bids One Spade; North bids Two Hearts, and East passes. What should South bid. holding S. 8 4, H. 6 4 3, D A 7 5 3, C. A K 7 6? One of the questions sent by listeners and chosen by Stewart MacPherson. Terence Reese and Maurice Ellinger discuss the answer to this and other problems.






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