played by Peter Bornstein
Morning physical exercises for women
Playing a selection of his own compositions
and summary of the day's programmes
Conductor, William Haydock
Records of some of the most popular songs and numbers that came from the early talking pictures
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Guy Warrack Smetana
Overture: The Secret
Ballet music from The Two Widows Tabor (Symphonic Poem No. 5 from the cycle, My Country)
1 Wedding march. 2 The bridal pair. 3 The wedding feast
Overture: The Bartered Bride
from page 105 of ' New Every
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater
Leader, Jean Pougnet
at the organ of the Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road,
Freda Townson (contralto)
Robert Easton (bass)
Shall I compare thee ? (Shakespeare) Full fathom five (Shakespeare) A wanderer's song (Masefield)
To Althea from prison (Lovelace)
I loved a lass, a rare one (George
Weep you no more, sad fountains
The little green orchard (Walter de la Mare)
Nocturne (Lorna Jackson )
The mocking fairy (Walter de la
FREDA TOWNSON AND
The song of shadows (Walter de la
When daisies pied (Shakespeare)
Some words and music with Gwen Lewis , John Rorke , Vera Lennox , Sam Costa , and the Revue
Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
The programme presented by Bill MacLurg
A Claybury comedy adapted by Douglas Cleverdon from the short story by W. W. Jacobs
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
The Oldest Inhabitant:
The Landlord of the Cauliflower:
A programme of listeners' requests arranged and presented by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
P. S. G.
The National Trial Steeplechase
A commentary on the race by Raymond Glendenning, assisted by Wilfrid Taylor as race-reader from Gatwick Racecourse.
During the last war the Grand National was run at Gatwick instead of at Aintree, and when the peace years came it was a happy idea to found the National Trial Steeplechase to be run annually over this stiff course and to act as a guide (which it so often does) to the Blue Ribbon of 'chasing run at Liverpool a week or so later.
The National Trial Steeplechase is a handicap of 600 sov.; second to receive 60 sov.; and the third 30 sov. out of the plate. It is for five-year-olds and upwards; distance three miles and a quarter. Royal Mail (12st. 71b.) is also topweight (12st. 1lb.) in the National. Other popular jumpers who may be seen out today are Rightun and Rockquilla (who ran so well in the Red Cross Steeplechase the other week at Leopardstown).
This will be the first broadcast of the race, and also the first broadcast from the Gatwick racecourse.
Some records of popular dance music that will never die
Oxford v. Cambridge at Henley
A commentary by John Snagge from a launch following the crews
See the article 'From Henley to
Henley' on page 7
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
A Haydn Programme
Symphony No. 99, in E flat
1 Adagio—Vivace assai. 2 Adagio...
3 Minuetto: Allegretto. 4 Vivace
Haydn's opera Armida is one of eleven operas written for various functions at the palace of Esterhaz. Composed in 1783, Haydn considered Armida his best work up to the present'. The Overture is one of the earliest examples of making an operatic overture a kind of symphonic poem which is intended to prepare the audience for what he is to experience dramatically in the opera. Dr. Karl Geiringer tells us tha 'the opera relates how the crusader Rinaldo is ensnared by passion for the sorceress Armida, and returns to his duty only after a deep inner conflict
Leicester City v. Birmingham
A commentary during the second half of the Regional League Competition match by Tom Cragge from Filbert Street Ground,
The bad spell of cold weather that we experienced early in February has played havoc with football all over the country ; but it is hoped that by March things will have become normal. In this afternoon s broadcast listeners will hear a commentary on the meeting of two of the best-matched teams of the season.
A gramophone record programme of sentimental songs that you all know
Ymddiddan Dydd GÅµyl Dewi gan yr Athro W. J. Gruffydd
Professor W. J.
Pencil and paper: more questions, puzzles, and catches by P. Caton Baddeley
Folk songs sung by the Three Semis
"* ' Things we come across at work' by Charles Holland , the Lancashire plasterer
A recorded story of what has been happening on the Western Front
Recorded in France by the BBC News
by Captain Cyril Falls
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Saint-Saens's tone poem ' Danse macabre ' is one of the most realistic pieces of tone painting in romantic music, and has become probably the most popular of all Saint-Saens's orchestral works. The story that the music illustrates is quite simple. The scene is a graveyard at night ; the clock strikes and Death appears, knocks on the graves, and starts tuning his fiddle. In answer to his summons, several skeletons appear and dance wildly to Death's fiddling. Presently the cock crows, the dance ceases, and all disappear as day breaks.
Wagner's ' Träuma
In 1857-8, when he was engaged upon the music drama Tristan and Isolde, Wagner wrote five songs, two of which were published later under the title of ' Studies for Tristan and Isolde'. The opening -melody of one of these songs, called ' Dreams ', came into his head when he was working on Tristan in Venice, and he made use of it in the great love-duet in the second act of the music drama. In a letter to
Mathilde Wesendonck , who wrote the words of the song, Wagner said: It is more beautiful than anything I have done. My innermost being quivers when I hear it.'
Arranged for broadcasting by Philip Wade from ' The posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club', by Charles Dickens
12—'Mr. Pickwick says goodbye' with Bryan Powley as Mr. Pickwick and the BBC Repertory Company
Produced by Moray McLaren
Devised by Charles Shadwell and Harry S. Pepper
Famous artists have promised to appear (engagements permitting) at the Garrison Theatre tonight to entertain the troops
Jack ('Tiny') Warner will be there
The Garrison Theatre Orchestra conducted by Lieut. Charles Shadwell
(late West Yorkshire Regiment)
Produced by Harry S. Pepper
' Powder and Pipe-Clay'
Five hundred years of soldiers' songs
Devised and edited by Stephen Thomas , with Helen Crerar ,
James Topping , George Baker
The BBC Men's Theatre Chorus
(Trained by Charles Groves)
The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Reginald Burston
The programme presented by Desmond Davis
with Harry Davis , Beryl Davis , Diane, Billy Nicholls , and the Romaniacs
Trio in F minor, Op. 65
1 Allegro ma non troppo. 2 Allegretto grazioso. 3 Poco adagio.
4 Finale : Allegro con brio played by the New London Trio— Thomas Matthews (violin), Norina Semino (violoncello), John Pauer