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: A Concert in the Studio


Contralto: Mollie Mennie
Tenor: Alec John
Pianoforte: Kathleen Cooper

: Alphonse du Clos and his Orchestra

From the Hotel Cecil
(until 14.00)

: Popular Chamber Music Concert


Contralto: Louise Marshall
Violin: Nancy Phillips
Pianoforte: Hinda Phillips

: Louis Levy's Orchestra

Conducted by Arnold Eagle
From the Shepherd's Bush Pavilion

: The Children's Hour

' King Robert of Sicily ' (Longfellow)
'Sicilienne' (Bach), and other selections, played by The Georgian Trio
'The very Latest from the Zoo'
New Year News by Leslie G. Mainland

: Miss Barbara Cartland: 'Will you make the best of 1929?'

New Year resolutions are a subject fairly well-worn, but this evening Mrs McCorquordale (who is better known to the public by her own name, Barbara Cartland, under which she wrote her novels 'Jig-Saw', 'Sawdust', and 'If the tree is Saved') will introduce a new and more attractive theory. Her idea is largely to do good to others by doing good to oneself. Nothing is so depressing as a plain woman. It is possible, by making up one's own face, to confer a good deal more gladness in the New Year than by giving up smoking or getting up early in the morning. This comfortable doctrine should appeal to most people who listen to this evening's talk.

: The Foundations of Music

Beethoven's sonatas for violin and pianoforte
Played by Marjorie Hayward and G. O'Connor Morris


Musician: Marjorie Hayward
Musician: G. O'Connor Morris

: Sir Alfred Yarrow: 'Memories of Eighty Years'

The first day of the New Year is an occasion for looking backward as well as forward, and when one gets to the evening of life, looking back becomes more worth while. Sir Alfred Yarrow can look back for more than eighty years; he was born in 1842, into an England that many of us can hardly visualize now. He founded the great shipbuilding business that is now world famous, in Poplar, in 1866, and in tonight's talk he will give some exceptionally interesting reminiscences of the changes that he has seen in the world at large.

: A Military Band Concert


Soprano: Alice Moxon
Bass: Stuart Robertson
Musicians: The Wireless Military Band
Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell

: Mr J. E. Barton: ‘Common-Sense about Pictures’

A great deal of nonsense is talked about the appreciation of pictures by people who seem to believe that an intricate knowledge of the technique of painting is necessary before one can recognise a great picture, or distinguish it from one that is fairly good. Mr Barton is a firm believer in the 'common-sense' view, and has done great things with it at the Bristol Grammar School, whose headmaster he is. His talk tonight will be especially appropriate in view of the Dutch Exhibition which opens later in the week, and on which Mr. Wilenski will broadcast a talk on Thursday night.

: A Recital

by Pouishnoff (Pianoforte) and Sinclair Logan (Baritone)
Impromptu con Variazioni, Op 142. No 3: Schubert
Andante e Rondo Capriccioso: Mendelssohn
Sinclair Logan
Recit. Tyrannic Love: Handel
Aria, The Verdant Hills: Handel
Sunday: Brahms
A Lover's Garland: Parry
Song of Momus to Mars: Boyce
Scherzo in C Sharp Minor: Chopin
Sinclair Logan
An old French carol: arr. Liddle
Ring out wild bells: Edgar Bainton
The Water Mill: Vaughan Williams
Mr Belloc's Fancy: Peter Warlock
Ballade: Debussy arr. Strauss
Die Fledermaus: Strauss arr. Godowsky


Pianoforte: Leff Pouishnoff
Baritone: Sinclair Logan

: Dance Music

Debroy Somers Band, from the Olympia Dance Hall

: Jack Hylton's Ambassador Club Band

directed by Ray Starita, from the Ambassador Club
(until 24.00)

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