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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Ken Beaumont and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Beaumont

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Jack Coles and his Orchestre Modeme

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Coles

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' God, the Creator'
Genesis 1, read from the translation by Monsignor Ronald Knox

Contributors

Unknown: Monsignor Ronald Knox

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: HAROLD GELLER

and his Orchestra

: AUBADE

Light music played by Four Hands in Harmony
(Tony Lowry and Clive Richardson at two pianos)
David Java (violin)
Alf Edwards (concertina)

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Lowry
Unknown: Clive Richardson
Violin: David Java
Violin: Alf Edwards

: THE STRADIVARI ORCHESTRA

Directed by Michael Splvakovsky and Wilfrid Parry (piano)

Contributors

Directed By: Michael Splvakovsky
Directed By: Wilfrid Parry

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Awake, my soul, and with the sun
(A. and M. 3; S.P. 24)
New Every Morning (revised) 64 Psalm 112 (Broadcast Psalter)
Acts 17. vv. 10-21
O God of earth and altar (S.P. 308)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Band of The Life Guards
Conducted by Major A. Lemoine
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Major A. Lemoine

: ' THE PRINCESS PRISCILLA'S FORTNIGHT'

by Elizabeth, Countess von Arnim (author of ' Elizabeth and her German Garden ')
Abridged by Hilton Brown
Read by Frank Duncan
Part 4
In which that saintly Vicar, the Rev. Edward Morrison and his not-so-saintly son Robin become acutely interested in Priscilla and there is some little difficulty over assumed names. &

Contributors

Abridged By: Hilton Brown
Read By: Frank Duncan
Unknown: Rev. Edward Morrison

: RECITAL

Eiddwen Griffiths (contralto)
John Morgan (baritone)
Arvon Davies (piano)

Contributors

Contralto: Eiddwen Griffiths
Baritone: John Morgan
Piano: Arvon Davies

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

Roberto Inglez and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Roberto Inglez

: OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

Hughie Green as ' Master of Opportunities ' presents five new discoveries assisted by Pat McGrath

Contributors

Unknown: Hughie Green
Assisted By: Pat McGrath

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

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

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Isabel Barrie
Unknown: A. J. Latimer
Written By: Freddy Grisewood
Introduced By: Frederick Allen

: CRICKET

Lunchtime scoreboard

: GERALD SHAW

at the BBC theatre organ

: THE MUSIC ROOM

Victor Harding (bass)
Carl Dolmetsch (recorder)
Ernest Lush (piano)

Contributors

Bass: Victor Harding
Bass: Carl Dolmetsch

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

Anona Winn, Daphne Padel, Jack Train, and Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions; and Stewart MacPherson knows (almost) all the answers

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Daphne Padel
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Stewart MacPherson

: OLD-TIME SWEDISH DANCE MUSIC

played by The Gunnar Lundgren Orchestra

: RECORDS AT FOUR-THIRTY

Boyd Neel's Musical Ride

Contributors

Unknown: Boyd Neel

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

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). 4-' In the Antique Shop '
Joan Stonehewer plays the carpenter's saw
' I Go Shopping': another story from ' Biffer, the Autobiography of a Cocker Spaniel' by Elf Lewis Clarke, told by Ernest Jay.
Records new and old

Contributors

Story By: Mary F. Moore
Unknown: E. Jenkin
Unknown: Joan Stonehewer
Unknown: Elf Lewis
Told By: Ernest Jay.

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: First House STARS OF TOMORROW

Jerry Desmonde introduces
Mary Barlow Thirza Wysall Jimmy Young Sydney Vivian
Ribton and Richards
BBC Revue Orchestra
Script by Roy Bradford Produced by Eric Spear

Contributors

Introduces: Jerry Desmonde
Unknown: Mary Barlow
Unknown: Thirza Wysall
Unknown: Jimmy Young
Unknown: Sydney Vivian
Unknown: Ribton
Unknown: Richards
Script By: Roy Bradford
Produced By: Eric Spear

: MELACHRINO STRINGS

Conducted by George Melachrino with Joy Worth to introduce the music

Contributors

Conducted By: George Melachrino
Unknown: Joy Worth

: Beside the Seaside

A weekly series of visits to seaside resorts for holiday entertainment
This week:
Clacton-on-Sea, The Pavilion for community singing to Bobby Howell and his Orchestra
The West Cliff Theatre for an excerpt from Jack Payne's and Will Hammer's 'Sunshine and Smiles' with Bunny Baron, Mary Genn, James O'Neill, Harry Arnold, Joanne Davison, Ivy Luck, The Tom Katz Saxophone Six and Leslie Clarke and his Music
And finally back to The Pavilion for 'Competition Night' presented by Charles Dore
Your guide is Brian Johnston

Contributors

Unknown: Bobby Howell
Unknown: Jack Payne
Unknown: Mary Genn
Unknown: James O'Neill
Unknown: Harry Arnold
Unknown: Joanne Davison
Unknown: Tom Katz
Unknown: Leslie Clarke
Presented By: Charles Doré
Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Henry Wood Promenade Concerts

Sylvia Fisher (soprano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, David Wise)
Conductor, Basil Cameron
Tchaikovsky: Elegy (Serenade in C, for strings)
7.58 app. Air des adieux (Jeanne d'Arc)
8.7 app. Symphony No. 6, in B minor (Pathetic)
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Tchaikovsky himself wrote the libretto of his opera on the subject of Joan of Arc, basing it on a Russian translation of Schiller's "Maid of Orleans". "A great deal in Schiller pleases me," he said, "but I must confess that his contempt for historical truth discourages me." His own version kept more closely to the facts, although a love interest was introduced. The opera, produced at St. Petersburg in 1881, was an emphatic success at first; Tchaikovsky being recalled no less than twenty-four times. But its weaknesses were soon apparent and it dropped out of the repertory. "The Maid's farewell" at the end of Act is almost the only part of the opera that is heard nowadays. In it Joan resigns herself to God's will - she has heard the call of the spirits and must obey - and in a state of ecstasy she bids farewell for ever to the forests, fields, and valleys she has known since childhood.
"Without exaggeration, I have put my whole soul into this Symphony: it is the best thing I ever composed or ever shall compose." Those words of Tchaikovsky refer to his Pathetic Symphony, which he originally intended to call a 'Programme Symphony' (the programme being "subjective through and through"). It was his brother, Modest, who suggested the title "Pathetic."
Although Tchaikovsky liked the idea at first, he changed his mind later and asked that it should be published simply as 'No. 6.' But the name has persisted. It was his last work; first performed, under his own direction, only nine days before his death. Later generations have endorsed his own view of it. As the expression of a hypersensitive man, at odds with the world around him, yet generous, passionate, and sincere, the work is without parallel in music. It is a personal testament, eloquent and compelling, in which thousands of men and women have found consolation. (Harold Rutland)

Contributors

Soprano: Sylvia Fisher
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader: David Wise
Conductor: Basil Cameron

: 'BLIND MAN'S BUFF'

A play by Ernst Toller and Denis Johnston (To be announced)
Also taking part: Ronald Dwyer, John McCavert. H. J. Blaney, and R. J. McDevitte
Scene 1: In the hall of Dr. Chavasee's house In a small country town in Ireland
Scene 2: Tne Antechamber to the Law
Library in the Four Courts. Dublin, a month later
Scene 3: The Central Criminal Court,
Green Street. Dublin, a few days later
Scene 4: The State Solicitor's Office six months later
Scene 5: The same. the following day Scene 6: The hall of Dr. Chavasse's house a few weeks later
Produced by James Mageean

Contributors

Play By: Ernst Toller
Play By: Denis Johnston
Unknown: Ronald Dwyer
Unknown: John McCavert.
Unknown: H. J. Blaney
Unknown: R. J. McDevitte
Produced By: James Mageean
Laura Chavasse: Pat McAuley
Mary Quirke: Nita Hardie
Domimck Mapother: James Stewart
Dr Frank Chavasse: James Boyce
Dr Anice Hollingshead: Margaret D'Arcy
Sergeant Carey: Peter V Goodman
John Roche: Robert Forsythe Boyd
Theobald Thin: Alfred Arnold
Henry Harrican: Harold Goldblatt
Liam Poer: Denis Johnston
Mr Justice Drooley: (to Be Announced)
Seamus Ua Cacilte: Frank Purcell

: RUSSIAN SONGS

sung by Tatiana Makushina (soprano) Accompanied by Ernest Lush

Contributors

Soprano: Tatiana Makushina
Accompanied By: Ernest Lush








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