At THE ORGAN of THE REGAL, MARBLE ARCH Time Signal, Greenwich, at 1.0
Directed by JOHN BRIDGE
(Relayedfrom North Region)
Mrs. Lucy SEYMER , S.R.N. : ' Measles '
DAVID FREEDMAN (Violin)
DOROTHY GRINSTEAD (Pianoforte)
Directed by JOSEPH MEEUS
From GROSVENOR House, PARK LANE
Fourth Day of the Second
Week of Requests
Ses Pooh I Christopher Robin leads an Expotition to the North Pole (.4. A. Milne ), with songs from ' When we were very Young' (A. A. Milne), set to music by H. Fraser - Simson and sung by DALE SMITH
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST
GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
BEETHOVEN VIOLIN and PIANO
Played by JEAN POUGNET and BETTY HUMBY
Mr. OTTO SIEPMANN
IN this period, each Thursday, there will be broadcast the various notices of general application which, though not strictly news of the day, have hitherto been included in the General News Bulletins.
The B.B.C. does not broadcast private notices or publicity for matters not of national importance, but an exception has for some timo past been made in favour of the Annual Reunions of the larger Service units, particularly in cases where old comrades cannot otherwise be communicated with owing to the absence of addresses. These Reunion notices will now be given in this period, together with the various general notices connected with Government and other Public Services, such as Postal Arrangements, Civil Service examinations' and Regulations which are of concern to the general public.
Postal, Traffic and other similar notices of purely local application will continue to bo included in the various Regional and Local News Bulletins.
Mrs. SIDNEY WEBB
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
Mr. VERNON BARTLETT
Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
Carried out by the Chief Warder and Yeoman Porter in conjunction with the 3rd Bn. Coldstream Guards (By kind permission of Lieut.-Colonel H.C. LLOYD, D.S.O., M.C.)
Relayed from The Tower of London
The Ceremony opens with the Chief Warder meeting his escort at the Bloody Tower. The Chief Warder and escort then proceed to the Visitors' Entrance gate on Tower Hill, the sentries en route presenting arms. The Visitors' Entrance gate is locked, and they then return through the Middle and Byward Tower, locking each in turn. On reaching the Bloody Tower, they are challenged, and then proceed to the Main Guard. The Guard and escort present arms and the Chief Warder, raising his hat, calls out, 'God preserve King George.' The drums and fifes play 'God Save the King,' ten o'clock sounds, from the Tower clock, and the relay finishes with the sounding of the Last Post.
Colonel H. C.
A Programme of Military Marches
Arranged by WALTER WOOD
IT has always been a subject of debato among musicians-like the problem of the hen and the ogg-whether marching tunes were first suggested by the rhythmic tramp of many feet, or whether bodies of men learned to march in step together by having rhythmic music sung or played. In any case, march music is probably almost as old as mankind himself-at any rate, as old as warfare, which is nearly" the same thing.
But the strange thing is that the oldest march music of which wo have any trace now is comparatively modern, no older than 'the seventeenth century. In the older European wars the march music of each different nation had an even more distinct character than now, and in Tudor and Stuart days there was probably only one marching tune for all the British armies.
Many of the earliest marchos were founded on folk songs and were no doubt sung by the troops when no marching band was avail- able, or even along with the band when it was. This evening's programme includes several examples of march tunes which were originally songs, as well as others which are, from a strictly musical point of view, not much more than a stirring and rhythmic martial noise.
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
Relayed from St. MICHAEL'S, CHESTER SQUARE
JACK PAYNE and his B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
by the Fultograph