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: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping

: THE BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
Enoch Stanyer (bass-baritone)

Contributors

Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: H. Foster Clark
Bass-Baritone: Enoch Stanyer

: JULIUS KANTROVITCH AND HIS ORCHESTRA

(All arrangements by Julius Kantrovitch )

Contributors

Arrangements By: Julius Kantrovitch

: ' TALES OF SNAILS '

H. Rudall
What do they know of snails who only their gardens know ? Very little. And even if one has eaten fine escargots in France or Soho one hasn't learned much about the beasts. (Incidentally, the generic name of the snail family, ' gastropods ', is not directly connected with gastronomy; it only means ' stomach-footed '.) Mr. Rudall will not talk about the snails he has eaten, however, but about the snails he has studied-particularly the snails of New Zealand, which have some peculiarities of their own.

Contributors

Unknown: H. Rudall

: A BALLAD CONCERT

Bessie Jones (soprano)
Glyn Eastman (baritone)

Contributors

Soprano: Bessie Jones

: FRANK REA AND HIS ORCHESTRA

from the Orpheus Restaurant,
Belfast

: THE BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
May Lymburn (contralto)

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Sir Adrian Boult : Overture, The Impresario (Mozart)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bart.: Symphony No. 99, in E flat (Haydn)-l Adagio-Vivace assai. 2 Adagio. 3 Minuet and Trio. 4 Vivace

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham

: DUDLEY BEAVEN

at the Organ of the Granada,
Woolwich

: SOHO! SOHO!

A. Ivimey
The name ' Soho ' . first appears in 1632 in the rate-books of St. Martin-in-the-Fields as 'So Ho'; it is derived from a hunting cry and must date back to the time when the land west of Holborn and Drury Lane was open country. The ill-fated Duke of Monmouth had a house in Soho Square-then called King's Square—and ‘ Soho ' was the watch-word of his men at Sedgemoor.
It was at that very time, too, that Soho began to be the haunt of foreigners, for the French invasion of Soho began after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Greek Street, incidentally, takes its name from a colony of Greeks who built a church on the site of St. Mary the Virgin, Charing Cross Road.

: THE HOTEL VICTORIA ORCHESTRA

Leader, A. Spiero
Under the direction of Emilio Colombo from the Hotel Victoria, London

Contributors

Leader: A. Spiero
Unknown: Emilio Colombo

: ' SPECIAL OCCASION '

The Little Orchestra
Directed by Jack Hardy
Produced by Arthur Spencer
(Northern Programme)

Contributors

Directed By: Jack Hardy
Produced By: Arthur Spencer

: The BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, E. Godfrey Brown
Overture, Carnival ......... Glazunov
Symphonic Ballas (First performance) ......... Frederick May
Second Grand Concert Waltz ......... Glazunov

Contributors

Conductor: E. Godfrey Brown

: Interlude

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Sport

: A WORLD OF RADIO

A Vaudeville Ensemble from the Radiolympia Theatre
BOBBY HOWELL
AND HIS ORCHESTRA
PAULA GREEN
THE ROYAL MASTERSINGERS
MURRAY AND MOONEY
PHYLLIS ROBINS
MR. FLOTSAM AND MR. JETSAM
ETHEL REVNELL AND GRACE WEST
LOUIS LEVY
AND HIS SYMPHONY, with JANET LIND and GERRY FITZGERALD
THE DAGENHAM GIRL PIPERS
AND DRUMMERS
At the Organs, DONALD THORNE and HARRY FARMER
Compere, SUTHERLAND FELCE
Devised and produced by JACK SWINBURNE

Contributors

Unknown: Bobby Howell
Unknown: Phyllis Robins
Unknown: Ethel Revnell
Unknown: Janet Lind
Unknown: Gerry Fitzgerald
Unknown: Donald Thorne
Produced By: Jack Swinburne

: ECCENTRICS

' Thomas Day'
Dilys Powell
Thomas Day has one claim to real fame: he was the author of ' Sand-ford and Merton ', a book for children that remained a best-seller for a century after it was published. That, of course, does not brand him as an eccentric. His eccentricity was mainly concentrated in his belief in the existence of a Perfect Woman.
His search for her-and naturally he proposed to marry her when he had found her-reduced his life into a serial story of disappointments. He even tried to train a paragon, selecting a couple of orphans as his raw material. But, incredible as it may seem, he did succeed in his quest eventually.

Contributors

Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Thomas Day

: AT THE PIANO

Ord Hamilton

: THE ROCKY MOUNTAINEERS

in Swing That Axe
Written and presented by Bill Campbell who also plays the rôle of Old Zeke Winters
The characters include Hy and Si (The Twins) The Three
Old John (The oldest Canadian inhabitant) Bachelors and The Bunkhause Boys with their fiddles and guitars Production by Anthony Hall

Contributors

Presented By: Bill Campbell
Unknown: Zeke Winters
Production By: Anthony Hall
Corporal Cook of the Royal Mounted: Robert Algar
Tony (the camp cook): Sydney Keith

: A CONCERT OF RELIGIOUS MUSIC

from Poznan, Poland
The Poznan Cathedral Choir
Conducted by The Abbe Waklaw Gieburowski
The Poznan Cathedral Choir is one of the best of its kind not only in Poland but also in Europe. Its formation can be traced back to the Middle Ages, a period when choral singing had developed remarkably. Towards the end of the seventeenth century, however, when the decline of church singing set in, Poznan lost a great deal of its importance. It was only at the beginning of the nineteenth century that the Cathedral made itself felt again. Under Surzynski Poznan became the centre of the revival of sacred music in Poland. In 1915 the choir was taken over by Waklaw Gieburowski.
There are nearly sixty singers, combined in the same way as they were in choirs of the Middle Ages. That is to say, there are four voices consisting of sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses, the soprano and alto parts being taken by boys.

Contributors

Unknown: Waklaw Gieburowski
Unknown: Waklaw Gieburowski.

: HERMAN DAREWSKI AND HIS NEW MELODY RHYTHM BAND

with CYRIL NORMAN , GERALD ARTHUR ,
HILDA ROBERTS , and E. BALDWIN from the Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Norman
Unknown: Gerald Arthur
Unknown: Hilda Roberts
Unknown: E. Baldwin

: NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Kathleen Long (pianoforte): Fantasia in C minor, K.396 (Mozart)
Ignaz Friedmann (pianoforte):
Ballade No. 3 in A flat, Op. 47 (Chopin)

Contributors

Pianoforte: Ignaz Friedmann








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