and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
recorded by the composer's Concert
Bank holiday ('Appy 'Ampstead)
Gnomes' march (In a Fairy Realm) Passing storm-cloud on a summer day (Three Fanciful Etchings)
7.30 Physical exercises for younger men
7.40 Physical exercises for older women
7.50 a.m. Interlude
and summary of today's Home
at the organ of the Picture House,
Although Frank Olsen , one of Glasgow's favourite cinema organists, was only four years old at the outbreak of the last war, he had already begun music lessons. A year later he was organist at Holy Trinity Church, Grimsby, a post that he held for five years before being transferred at the venerable age of ten to another church. At the age of eighteen he began playing the cinema organ at a picture house in Peterborough. Since then he has been stationed in the North of England and Scotland.
Some records of one of America's successful dance bands
played by James Phillips (cello)
Geoffrey Corbett (piano)
from page 73 of ' New Every Morning '
' Singing together' (Ages 9-15) by Herbert Wiseman
Now is the month of Maying (Elizabethan song)
Where are you going to, my pretty maid ? (Nursery rhyme)
Solomon Levi (Students' song)
Leader, Laurance Turner
Conducted by Eric Warr
from the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne (Solo violin, Tom Jenkins)At the piano, Sydney ffoulkes
Under 30's v. Over 30's
A commentary during play by Howard Marshall from Lord's
The Under 30 team, captained by F. R. Brown , of Surrey and England. will have such young representative cricketers in their team as Denis Compton and Len Hutton ; while the Over 30's, captained by Walter Hammond , Gloucester and England captain, will put into the field such veteran giants as Leslie Ames and Stan Nichols.
Many of the cricketers in both teams will have changed from khaki or light blue into flannels.
Not a first-class match, perhaps, in the official sense of the term, but first-class cricket nevertheless.
Conductor, Wilfred Dawson
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Masques et bergamasques
I Overture. 2 Minuet. 3 Gavotte. 4 Pastorale
Pelleas et Melisande
1 Prelude. 2 Fileuse. 3 Sicilienne. 4 La mort de Melisande
played by The Virtuoso String Quartet:
Marjorie Hayward (violin), Edwin Virgo (violin), John Yewe Dyer
(viola), Cedric Sharpe (cello)
The ' Biscay ' Quartet is probably the best known of McEwen's string quartets. Although it bears titles for each movement, the composer has not offered any definite programme, but the work is permeated with the atmosphere of the Atlantic coast of France, as is indicated by the picturesque titles of the three movements.
The subject of Turina's Quartet No. 2, ' The Toreador's Prayer ', is a picturesque one. Attached to every bull-ring in Spain is a private chapel for the use of bullfighters. A toreador before he makes his entrance into the ring enters this chapel and offers up a prayer for his success and safe return. This is a solemn ritual in the dangerous life of the bullfighter and one that he never misses.
This short movement was originally composed for four lutes and later transcribed for string quartet.
A talk about books by Compton Mackenzie
for man or woman of all sizes'
A programme of gramophone records
Presented by Keith Falkner
Under 30's v. Over 30's
A commentary during play, by Howard Marshall , from Lord's
gan Eddie Parry a Gunstone Jones
' Fashion's Alphabet'
A programme of songs and stories about things people wear
Devised by Helen Drever followed by Out-of-doors in Scotland: ' The blossom on the bough ', by John R. Allan
by the Nantlle Vale Male Singers
Conductor, C. H. Leonard
by Sax Rohmer
A serial play dramatised by the author from his novel of the same name, dealing with Secret Service, romance, adventure, in the shadow of an international drug ring
Production by Howard Rose
Episode3—'The Port Said Custom-House '
(Cathleen Cordeil appears by permission of British National Films. Ltd., and Pascal
followed at not earlier than 7.20 by Scottish and Northern Ireland announcements
by Major T. J. Edwards
A programme with the BBC Military
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
Narrator, Stuart Hibberd
Regimental music will represent :
R.A.M.C.; 16/15th Lancers; 15th Hussars; Royal Artillery ; Royal Welch Fusiliers ; Worcestershire Regiment; Gordon Highlanders ; Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment ; 4th Q.O. Hussars ; Rifle Corps; Highland Light Infantry; Prince Albert's Somerset Light
Major T. J.
Presented by Harry S. Pepper and Ronald Waldman
Curtis and Ames
' Inspector Hornleigh Investigates '
(No. 24-3rd series) by H. W. Priwin with S. J. Warmington as Inspector
' Anniversary '
Memories of famous first nights
Puzzle Corner - ? ?? Guess ? ? ?
' Mr. Walker wants to Know ' by Ernest Dudley and Gordon Crier
This week Syd Walker will deal with a poser of Elizabeth Cowell 's
' May we introduce ... ? '
Presented by Leonard Urry and compered by Davy Burnaby
Singing commeres, the Three Chimes
The BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Ernest Longstaffe
A time reserved for talks that cannot be announced in advance
A dramatic reconstruction of a great naval feat of arms by Terence Horsley
On April 9, 1940, a British destroyer flotilla consisting of the ships Hardy, Hotspur, Hostile, Havoc, and Hunter, was cruising off the north-west coast of Norway between the Lofoden Islands and the mainland. Soon it was ascertained that a strong force of German destroyers had entered Narvik Fiord. The rest of the story with its Admiralty message to the Hardy's captain-' Use your own judgment'—is well known, and must rank as one of the great feats in British naval history.
Tertnce Horsley , with the help of Admiralty officials, has written this dramatic reconstruction of Narvik. You will hear the sort of things men said to one another, the way they thought, and how they actually went into action against a greatly superior force.
Joseph Dudley (solo cornet)
The BBC Augmented Men's Theatre
Chorus, and Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Charles Groves
The programme arranged by Gwen Williams
Compere, Christopher Stone
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Clarence Raybould