and summary of today's programmes for the Forces.
Records of George Melachrino
Exercises for men
7.40 Exercises for women
and summary of today's Home Service programmes
A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Freddie Grisewood
Leader, Laurance Turner
Conducted by Maurice Johnstone
Mary Ferrier (soprano)
Ian Smith (tenor)
A musical palette of records with colours chosen by Elizabeth Cowell
News commentary and interlude
from p. 21 of New Every Morning' and p. 48 of ' Each Returning Day
to records of the London Accordion Band
11.0 'The music shop'
Planned by John Horton
10—' Percussion '
11.20 Intermediate French by Jean-Jacques Oberlin and Yvonne Oberlin
' Les premiers aviateurs '
11.40 Senior geography
' Making a new world': Term I
British Africa and its development
West Africa, 1—' War against disease ': W. Sellers
played by Eric Thiman
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell Music by contemporary British composers
P. S. G.
A five-minute talk to the women behind the fighting line by Caroline Haslett , C.B.E.
(Section C) Leader, Marie Wilson
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
2.0 Nature study
' Round the countryside '
A walk through a wood
Major Edmund Sandars
2.15 Interval music
2.20 Physical training
(for use in classrooms) by Edith Dowling
2.35 Interval music
2.40 British history
Movements and men-1700-1800
' Jonas Hanway : his work for the poor children of London ' by Mary Stocks
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played by Jack Frere and his Orchestra
by Edmund Segrave
Almost a revue
Written and composed by Ronnie Hill and Peter Dion Titheradge with Edward Cooper , Diana Morrison , Hugh Morton , Luanne Shaw ,
The Dance Orchestra directed by Billy Tement
Produced by Reginald Smith
(News and special announcements in Welsh)
' Forgotten Island', the thrilling adventure play by J. D. Strange , revised and adapted into six episodes by Gwen
Episode 5-' The Temple of the Sun '
followed by National and Regional announcements
' Potato growing on a small scale '
J. C. Wallace
The fifth of a new series of revues by most of the old gang with Kenway and Young, Cyril Fletcher , Helen Clare , Clarence Wright , Revue Chorus and Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Sketches written by Douglas Young and Eric Barker
Presented by Leslie Bridgmont
Steve, who is now one of the BBC's Local Correspondents, brings R. J. Silvey , BBC Listener Research
Director, to meet the family
A light opera in three acts, abridged and adapted for broadcasting
Libretto by A. P. Herbert. Music by Thomas F. Dunhill
Cast Chelsea guests, artists, musicians,models, etc.
Tantivy guests, hunting-men, County ladies, etc.
BBC Theatre Chorus
BBC Theatre Orchestra (leader,
Tate Gilder )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Act I: A birthday party at
Hugh Heather 's studio, Chelsea
Act 2: The Hall of Tantivy Towers
Act 3: A glade in Tantivy Wood
Produced by.Gordon McConnel , with the musical collaboration of Gwen Williams
This light opera in three acts was produced by Sir Nigel Playfair at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, on January 16, 1931. It proved one of the most successful productions of his management, and the box-office receipts broke all records for that theatre. After a run of several months it was transferred to the New Theatre in the West End, where it flourished far into the summer months, and afterwards it went on tour to the principal towns in England and Scotland with great success.
The music of Tantivy Towers is continuous ; there is no spoken dialogue. Although it is a real comic opera, and full of wit and satirical humour, the subject has its serious side, and some of the incidents are very dramatic. The treatment, however, is light throughout, and the theme of the work, stated briefly, is the conflict between the artistic set and the county set. The author of the libretto, it may be said, is quite conscious of the shortcomings of both.
The cutting of the score for this production has been carried out by the composer himself.
Originally produced in 1931:
Hugh Heather (a singer):
Jenny Jay (a would-be painter):
The Earl of Tantivy:
The Countess of Tantivy:
Lady Ann Gallop (their daughter):
Charles Viscount Harkaway (their son):
Captain Bareback, M F H:
Air Marshal Sir Philip Joubert ,
K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.
String Quartet in A minor played by ; The Menges String Quartet-Isolde Menges (violin) ; Beatrice Carrelle (violin) ; John Yewe Dyer (viola);
Ivor James (cello)
Address by John Hadham
(author of ' Good God' and ' God in a world at war')
An appreciation of a great English character devised and written by Leonard Cottrell
Produced by Robin Whitworth
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted by Ian Whyte