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: REVEILLE!

An early-morning miscellany of gramophone records

: AN ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Conducted by Guy Warrack

Contributors

Conducted By: Guy Warrack

: CRYNHODEB O'R CYHOEDDIADAU SWYDDOGOL YN GYMRAEG

(Summary of official announcements in Welsh)

: WANDA LANDOWSKA (harpsichord)

on gramophone records
One of the greatest modern virtuosos of the harpsichord is Wanda Landowska , who was born at Warsaw in 1877. She studied in her native city and later in Paris, where eventually she became a professor of the piano at the Schola Cantorum. Her interest, however, in old keyboard music led her to forsake the piano for the harpsichord. Since that time she has won fame all over Europe and the United States.

Contributors

Unknown: Wanda Landowska

: 'SEPTEMBER IN THE COUNTRY'

Peter Scott

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Scott

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the theatre organ

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

The Band of H.M. Grenadier Guards, conducted by Major George Miller The BBC Military Band, conductor, B. Walton O'Donnell
Lawrence Tibbett (baritone) The Band of H.M. Coldstream Guards, conducted by Captain J. C. Windram The Band of H.M. Welsh Guards
Mischa Levitzki (pianoforte)The BBC Military Band, conductor, B. Walton O'Donnell

Contributors

Unknown: George Miller
Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell
Baritone: Lawrence Tibbett
Unknown: J. C. Windram
Pianoforte: Mischa Levitzki
Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell

: A.R.P. GENERAL-KNOWLEDGE TEST

Presented by Neil Munro
Master of Ceremonies, Leslie Perrins
This is really another ' Confound the Experts' game with a special topical slant. Neil Munro has been reading all the works on A.R.P. that he can lay his hands on and he thinks he has got a few questions to which the experts may not immediately recognize the correct answers. A lot will depend on the phrasing of the questions.
He hopes to have in the studio, taking part in the game, an A.F.S. man, a nurse, an ex-Army doctor, an air-raid warden, and a policeman. The result should not only be good entertainment but a generous amount of instruction and many useful reminders to all listeners.

Contributors

Presented By: Neil Munro
Unknown: Leslie Perrins
Unknown: Neil Munro

: THE BBC ORCHESTRA

Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

: 'IN YOUR GARDEN'

C. H. Middleton
The best-known gardener in this country is today to give his second talk on your garden in wartime, for a talk on gardening just now could hardly be a talk on anything else. Now is the time, without altogether sacrificing your flowers, to plan to transform part of your garden into land that may produce food for your family against a time when green-stuff and roots may be difficult to purchase. Because Middleton has a knack of telling listeners just what to do without theory or nonsense, his talks are listened to perhaps more widely than anybody else's.

Contributors

Unknown: H. Middleton

Blog posts that mention this programme:

From little acorns: the origins of gardening programmes on the BBC 8 March 2018
From little acorns: the origins of gardening programmes on the BBC 8 March 2018

: 'WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DIE'—2

The Rev. Dom Bernard Clements , O.S.B.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Dom Bernard Clements

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the theatre organ

: AN ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Conducted by Gideon Fagan

Contributors

Conducted By: Gideon Fagan

: For Older Children 'CHRISTIAN ENGLAND'

1—'The Coming of Christianity' by Alec Macdonald
Produced by Geoffrey Dearmer
Church History, unless imaginatively treated, might not appeal to older children, but Alec Macdonald was well aware of the deadly danger of dullness when he wrote this series, which was originally broadcast during 1937, and he skilfully avoided it. Throughout the series a kindly and well-informed Rector tells his son, Michael, something about the history of the Christian Church, but neither of them expect the surprising adventures into the past which they experience.
In today's broadcast the Rector has found in the village churchyard what his little boy calls ' a dirty old bit of stone' with Saxon carving on it. In a dream he goes back in imagination more than a thousand years to the time when that stone was part of his village church.
The characters in the play include the Rector and his son Michael ; an old Counsellor ; a Chief Priest; Gregory ; Paulinus and King Edwin ; and the cast will be George Holloway , Michael Watson , Hedley Goodall , and Cyril Roberts.

Contributors

Unknown: Alec MacDonald
Produced By: Geoffrey Dearmer
Unknown: Alec MacDonald
Unknown: George Holloway
Unknown: Michael Watson
Unknown: Hedley Goodall
Unknown: Cyril Roberts.

: 'LET THE PEOPLE SING'

A serial version of a new novel by J. B. Priestley
Fifth instalment, read by Kevin Fitzgerald
' I will have to give trouble at once', the Professor announced gravely, ' I must have hot water, plenty of hot water, for I am now going to shave off my beard.' And with this great change in the Professor's life came changes in others', too, in the service of Mr. Hassock's ' show '.
Timmy Tiverton , the comedian who has been out of work for so long, has the prospect of going on the (rather smaller) boards again. But the opening doesn't come off this time because (in short) ' Dunberry's a very English little town, and there's some commercial trouble-snobs and licences'.

Contributors

Novel By: J. B. Priestley
Read By: Kevin Fitzgerald
Unknown: Timmy Tiverton

: ' INTERMISSION'

A programme of novelty numbers and solo pieces by The BBC Variety Orchestra (leader, Frank Cantell ),
Conductor, Charles Shadwell with Sidney Burchall

Contributors

Leader: Frank Cantell
Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Sidney Burchall

: MELVILLE GIDEON, CO-OPTIMIST

A programme of gramophone records

: RAVEL'S INTRODUCTION AND ALLEGRO

for harp, flute, clarinet, and string quartet recorded by the Virtuoso String Quartet and John Cockerill (harp),
Robert Murchie (flute), Charles Draper (clarinet)

Contributors

Harp: John Cockerill
Flute: Robert Murchie
Flute: Charles Draper

: 'THE TABLE UNDER THE TREE'

Written by Wilfrid Rooke Ley
With music played by the BBC Theatre Orchestra (leader, Tate Gilder ), conductor, Stanford Robinson i

Contributors

Written By: Wilfrid Rooke Ley
Leader: Tate Gilder
Conductor: Stanford Robinson

: TWO SHORT PLAYS

' THE RIVER GLIDETH' by Norman Edwards
Cast
' MUSIC AT DUSK' by Julian Crane
Cast
The plays produced by Val Gielgud

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Edwards
Unknown: Julian Crane
Produced By: Val Gielgud
Mrs Wagstaffe: Mary O'Farrell
Lelia: Cathleen Cordell
Graham: Charles Mason
The Author: Julian Crane
The Strange Lady: Joan Carr

: THE BBC STRING ORCHESTRA

Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Ernest Lush (pianoforte)
Ernest Lush and String Orchestra String Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Pianoforte: Ernest Lush
Pianoforte: Ernest Lush








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