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Robert Lortat (pianoforte) Preludes
Nos. 1-9, 14-24
Conducted by T. H. Morrison
Jennie Bleasdale (soprano)
Directed by Harry Davidson
The Commodore Theatre,
Conductor, E. Godfrey Brown
The Mayfair Glee Singers
Leader, Frank Thomas
Helen Sandow (contralto)
A Concert Party Show Revived and Produced by HARRY S. PEPPER
C. DENIER WARREN
At the Pianos, HARRY S. PEPPER and Doris ARNOLD
Directed by HENRY HALL
JOHNSON CLARK and ' Hodge '
The Scottish Birdman and A. J. ALAN
(who is, of course, A. J. Alan ) with a special story for the Children's Hour
MARIUS B. WINTER and his DANCE
, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
We are all familiar with regattas on the river or at our favourite seaside places, with the streets hung with bunting and illuminations at night, but a kind of regatta quite new to most of us will be described this evening by Lieut. Commander Woodroofe in a talk as vivid and colourful as his ' Cricket in the Seven Seas ', which he gave last June.
Every British Fleet, wherever it may find itself, whether at Scapa Flow or off some Greek island or in some gruelling bay in Ceylon, holds its annual regatta. Training has gone on for weeks; excitement mounts up to the day when the fleet anchors at the appointed spot, and the ships form a line for the boats to come down.
Two days of fun and rivalry; twenty-two races-seamen, boys, stokers, cooks, bandsmen compete amidst shouts and cheers. The ship gaining the most marks wins the ' cock' and serenades the losers in the evening.
But everything to do with the Navy at play comes into this talk, from the helter-skelter round the decks with the band playing, and cross-country races over the strangest courses imaginable to the most delightful picture of all- when the ship's engines stop in mid-ocean and lifeboats are lowered and every man not on duty splashes into the water for a quarter of an hour's bathe.
The Towing Path}....... Ireland
Whirligig Bax The Return............ Freda Swain
The Rev. WILLIAM MORRIS reading extracts from the Neath National
Eisteddfod Chair Poem
(West Regional Programme)
A Topical Supplement to the Week's
This evening starts the autumn series of probably the most popular speciality broadcast ever given by the B.B.C. It scored a hit from its inception in November last year and ran on until June.
Its element of surprise and introduction to listeners of those with unusual and colourful callings seem two of the chief reasons for its outstanding success. Two of the most I popular figures to come to the micro- .phone were the coloured tipster Ras Prince Monolulu with his slogan, ' I gottan 'orse ', and the gypsy Petulengro. So many letters asking to hear them again were received that an exception was made, and both were also included at Radiolympia.
The autumn series will be run on the same lines-six or seven items each week, a percentage of people in unusual callings, and one outside broadcast if anything interesting suggests itself. The producer spends his time looking out for something likely, and thinking of ' In Town Tonight' he scans his fellow travellers in bus and train and tube.
MALE VOICE CHORUS
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
JOSEPH FARRINGTON (bass)
At the Pianoforte, ERNEST LUSH
Last concert of the season
Relayed from The Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
GARDA HALL (soprano)
ROBERT EASTON (bass)
EILEEN JOYCE (pianoforte)
THE B.B.C SYMPHONY
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
Second General News Bulletin
. at 10.0
(The time of performance marked against each item should be taken as approximate)
Tickets can be obtained from the British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, W.I ; Messrs. Chappell's Box Office, Queen's Hall, Langham Place, W.I ; and usual agents. Prices (including entertainment tax), 7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved), 3s. (unreserved), Promenade (payment at doors only), 2s.
Read by SHEILA BORRETT
(Today is the anniversary of the death of Tennyson)
The Casani Club Orchestra
Directed by Charles Kunz
Relayed from Casani's Club
(Shipping Forecast, on 1,500 m. only, at 11.0)
Orchestra directed by: