An early-morning miscellany of gramophone records
Conducted by Guy Warrack
(Summary of official announcements in Welsh)
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.
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
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.
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
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.
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The Rev. Dom Bernard Clements , O.S.B.
Rev. Dom Bernard
Conducted by Gideon Fagan
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.
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'.
A programme of novelty numbers and solo pieces by The BBC Variety Orchestra (leader, Frank Cantell ),
Conductor, Charles Shadwell with Sidney Burchall
A programme of gramophone records
for harp, flute, clarinet, and string quartet recorded by the Virtuoso String Quartet and John Cockerill (harp),
Robert Murchie (flute), Charles Draper (clarinet)
Written by Wilfrid Rooke Ley
With music played by the BBC Theatre Orchestra (leader, Tate Gilder ), conductor, Stanford Robinson i
' THE RIVER GLIDETH' by Norman Edwards
' MUSIC AT DUSK' by Julian Crane
The plays produced by Val Gielgud
The Strange Lady:
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Ernest Lush (pianoforte)
Ernest Lush and String Orchestra String Orchestra