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: Bright and Early

Ken Beaumont and his Sextet


Unknown: Ken Beaumont

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Jack Coles and his Orchcstre Moderne


Unknown: Jack Coles


A talk by the Rev. Frank Martin , Rector of Aston-Rowant with Crowell, Oxon


Unknown: Rev. Frank Martin

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


and his Orchestra


Light music played by Edna Hatzfeld and Alan Paul
(two pianos)
Jack Salisbury (violin)
Alf Edwards (concertina)


Played By: Edna Hatzfeld
Played By: Alan Paul
Violin: Jack Salisbury
Violin: Alf Edwards


and his Tipica Orchestra with Jan Muzurus (baritone)
(Continued in next column)


Baritone: Jan Muzurus


Jesu! the very thought of thee (A. and M. 178; S.P. 547)
New Every Morning (revised) 22 Psalm 9 (Broadcast Psalter) Acts 12. w. 1-U
Lead us, 0 Father, in the paths of peace (S.P. 102)

: Music While You Work

Band of the Royal Corps of Signals
Conducted by Capt. John L. Judd , M.B.E.
Director of Music


Conducted By: Capt. John L. Judd


by G. K. Chesterton
Produced by Ayton Whitaker
4—' The Three Tools of Death'
Adapted for broadcasting by Felix Felton


Unknown: G. K. Chesterton
Produced By: Ayton Whitaker
Broadcasting By: Felix Felton
Narrator: Charles Lefeaux
Father Brown: Arthur Ridley
Sir Aaron: Arthur Young
Royce: Harry Towb
Alice: Moira Mannion
Magnus: Stephen Jack
Merton: Michael Hordern
Gilder: Stanley Groome
Johnson: Malcolm Hayes
Conductor: Frank Atkinson


Harold Child (baritone)
Alfred Cave (violin)
Josephine Lee (accompanist)


Accompanist: Josephine Lee


Jack Coles and his Music Masters


Unknown: Jack Coles


Hughie Green as Master of Opportunities presents five new discoveries assisted by Pat McGrath
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by James Coghill
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson


Unknown: Hughie Green
Assisted By: Pat McGrath
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: James Coghill
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Sara Buckley
Master of Ceremonies,
A. J. Latimer
Script written by-Freddy Grisewood
Programme introduced by Frederick Allen


Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Sara Buckley
Unknown: A. J. Latimer
Introduced By: Frederick Allen


Lunchtime scoreboard


Doré Silverman introduces some recorded extracts from the sound-tracks of well-known films in which screen stars portrayed historical characters
Paul Muni in ' The Life of Emile Zola '
Charles Laughton in ' Rembrandt'
Laurence Olivier in ' Henry V '


Introduces: Doré Silverman
Unknown: Paul Muni
Unknown: Emile Zola
Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Laurence Olivier


Kenneth Tudor (baritone)
Jean Mackie (piano)
Ernest Lush (accompanist)


Baritone: Kenneth Tudor
Piano: Jean MacKie
Accompanist: Ernest Lush


and his Players

: Records at Four-Thirty

Boyd Neel's Musical Ride


Presenter: Boyd Neel


This Week's Programmes
5.5 A Nursery Programme
' Dorcas the Wooden Doll': a serial story by Mary F. Moore , told by May E. Jenkin (Elizabeth). 2 — ' My Lady Elizabeth '
'Kings and Queens, Lords and Ladies, and Ordinary People': songs and poems by Christine Telfer
5.30 Arthur Bush visits the Schoolgirls' Exhibition now open at the Royal Horticultural Hall, Vincent Square, London
For some years past schoolboys have regularly had their own exhibition and now for the first time their sisters are to have a chance. Princess Margaret has sent a message to all schoolgirls who visit the exhibition, and among the exhibitors are many societies including the Girl Guides, the Women's Land Army, and the Y.W.C.A. No doubt one of the chief attractions will be a fashion theatre, where trained mannequins show clothes especially designed for girls in their teens.
Boys should note that if accompanied by a girl they may enter free.
5.40 ' Going to the Pictures': Eric Gillett reviews recent films


Story By: Mary F. Moore
Unknown: E. Jenkin
Unknown: Christine Telfer
Unknown: Arthur Bush
Unknown: Eric Gillett

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Jerry Desmonde introduces
The Irving Singers, Tony Riley
Eve Lynd, Walter Wade
Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra
Script by Roy Bradford Produced by Eric Spear


Introduces: Jerry Desmonde
Singers: Tony Riley
Unknown: Walter Wade
Unknown: Stanley Black
Script By: Roy Bradford
Produced By: Eric Spear


Conducted by George Melachrino Joy Worth introduces the items


Conducted By: George Melachrino
Introduces: Joy Worth

: Beside the Seaside

A weekly series of visits to seaside resorts for holiday entertainment
This week: Margate for a visit to the Lido Theatre for "Gaytime", presented by Hedley Claxton with Reg Varney, Jack Desmonde, Lance Fairfax and Richard Vernon and his Orchestra

And to the Westbrook Pavilion for John Berryman's "Evening Stars" with Ernie Leno, John Berryman, Adele Wessely, Harry Tasker, Lorna Drewes, Phyllis Bartle, Betty Reid, Jocelyn Crick, Pamela Hancock, Sheila Terry, 'Julio', Francis Haynes and Emilie Benfield, and Guest artist, Joy Nichols

Introduced by Brian Johnston


Performer: Reg Varney
Performer: Jack Desmonde
Performer: Lance Fairfax
Musicians: Richard Vernon and his Orchestra
Performer: Ernie Leno
Performer: John Berryman
Performer: Adele Wessely
Performer: Harry Tasker
Performer: Lorna Drewes
Performer: Phyllis Bartle
Performer: Betty Reid
Performer: Jocelyn Crick
Performer: Pamela Hancock
Performer: Sheila Terry
Musical director/pianist: Francis Haynes
Performer: Emilie Benfleld
Guest artist: Joy Nichols
Introduced by: Brian Johnston


Victoria Sladen (soprano)
Marjorie Thomas (contralto)
Murray Dickie (tenor) James Johnston (tenor)
Tom Williams (bass-baritone)
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, George Stratton ) Conductor, Basil Cameron
Wagner Concert
Song of the Rhinedaughters (The
Twilight of the Gods)
(Rhinedaughters: Marjorie Avis. Betty Hutchings , Kathleen Kay )
7.58 app. Excerpts from Act 3 (The
Mastersingers): Prelude
Sachs and David-Sachs' Monologue
(Scene 1)
Sachs and Walter (Scene 2)
Sachs and Eva-The Quintet (Scene
8.49 app. The Ride of the Valkyries
(The Valkyrie)
From the Royal Albert Hall. London
In their song at the beginning of Act 3 of The Twilight of the Gods, the three Rhinedaughters, swimming in the river, lament the loss of the gold that was once theirs. How brightly it used to shine in the waterl Where is the hero who will restore it to them? As if in answer to
. their cry, Siegfried's hom is heard, and when he himself appears and refuses to yield up the treasure, they warn hiir of the hard fate in store for him.
The mellow wisdom and dignity of Hans Sachs are suggested in the quiet Prelude to Act 3 of The Mastersingers. It leads into the first scene, in which David, his apprentice, finds him reading in his workshop. David apologises for having taken part in the street brawl of the previous night, when he set upon Beckmesser for serenading his beloved Magdalene. He reminds Sachs that it is St. John's Day, his own name-day; Hans being the German for John (as David explains in a brisk ballad). Sachs' famous monologue follows; in it he reflects on the madness and folly of the world. But Midsummer Day has dawned, he tells himself; may that same madness, that ardour, now be transformed and used for noble ends. And when Walter enters and tells him of a wonderful dream he has had, Sachs. the sympathetic friend and master, gives him advice and encouragement as he sings the first two verses of his dream-song. When Eva comes in (to have her shoes attended to by Sachs I), Walter, transported with delight, sings the third verse; and in the Quintet at the end of the Act the three characters are joined by Magdalene and David, each one expressing his or her hopes for !he coming estival. Harold Rutland


Soprano: Victoria Sladen
Contralto: Marjorie Thomas
Tenor: Murray Dickie
Tenor: James Johnston
Bass-Baritone: Tom Williams
Leader: George Stratton
Conductor: Basil Cameron
Unknown: Marjorie Avis.
Unknown: Betty Hutchings
Unknown: Kathleen Kay
Unknown: Hans Sachs

: Raymond Lovell Ursula Jeans and Jack Livesey in 'REPORT ON A FAILURE'

by Bruno Frank
Originally translated by William A. Drake from the play Zwolf tausend '
Freely adapted for broadcasting by John Watt
Produced by Hugh Stewart


Unknown: Bruno Frank
Translated By: William A. Drake
Broadcasting By: John Watt
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
The Prince of Blankenstein: Raymond Lovell
The Baroness, the Prince's mistress: Ursula Jeans
Piderit, the Prince's secretary: Jack Livesey
Mr Faucitt, the English Plenipotentiary: Leslie Perrina
The Minister Treysa: Robert Farquharson
The Elder Brother: Walter Gotell
The Younger Brother: Preston Lockwood
The Prussian Colonel: Malcolm Hayes
A crippled soldier: Donald Gray


Geoffrey Gilbert (flute) Frederick Riddle (viola)
William Pleeth (cello)
Marie Korchinska (harp)


Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Cello: William Pleeth
Harp: Marie Korchinska

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