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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From ' When Two or Three,' page 54

: ' Commonsense and the Child '—

' Why go to an Antenatal Clinic t' by a PHYSICIAN

: An Organ Recital

by HERBERT DAWSON
Relayed from St. Margaret's,
Westminster

Contributors

Unknown: Herbert Dawson

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: THE NORTHERN STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Directed by John Bridge
An Operatic Programme

Contributors

Directed By: John Bridge

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

RECEPTION TEST

: Life and Work in the British Empire ' —III

'India'— II, Mrs. G. H. BELL : 'City Life,
Peshawar and Calcutta'
These vivid word-pictures of life and work throughout the Empire continue with the second of three talks on India. Mrs. Bell gives today a cross-section view of two very different Indian cities. The dangers, feuds and hardships of Peshawar in contrast to the wealth and luxury of Calcutta, the monument of British business in India.

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs. G. H. Bell

: English Literature-III

' Some Books I Like '
Mr. HOWARD MARSHALL : 'Oliver
Twist'

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Howard Marshall

: Concert Talk

By Sir WALFORD DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Walford Davies

: Friday Afternoon Story

Mr. FRANK Roscob

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Frank Roscob

: A Recital of Gramophone Records

Introduced by Sir GRANVILLE BANTOCK
The Development of The Orchestra
Haydn (1732-1809) Mozart (1756-1791)
Beethoven (1770-1827) : Schubert (1797-1828)

Contributors

Introduced By: Sir Granville Bantock

: THE HOTEL METROPOLE ORCHESTRA

(Leader, A. Rossi )
Under the direction of Emilio
Colombo Relayed from The Hotel Metropole

Contributors

Leader: A. Rossi

: The Children's Hour

Songs at the Piano by RONALD GOURLEY
' The Poisoned Arrow '—I, an Adventure Story of Sir George Dunbar

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Gourley
Unknown: Sir George Dunbar

: ' The First News '

WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL
NEWS BULLETIN and Bulletin for
Farmers

: Foundations of Music

SCHUBERT'S PIANOFORTE SONATAS
Played by JOHN HUNT
Post. Sonata in C minor (cont.)
Menuetto : Allegro; Allegro

Contributors

Played By: John Hunt

: Keyboard Talk

Sir Walford DAVIES. Series 1: ' Manners and Customs in Music '

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Walford Davies.

: ' The Garden'

Mr. C. H. MiDDLETON : ' October in the Garden'

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. C. H. Middleton

: ' 'Scientific Research. Social Needs'

Mr. JULIAN HUXLEY (Honorary Lecturer in Zoology and Animal Biology in the University of London)
The nature and organisation of scientific research, although of considerable public importance, is little known to the general public. In this series Mr. Huxley will attempt to give listeners a vivid picture of scientific activity, by demonstrating in a practical way how science is striving to improve the conditions of everyday life. To this end, he will pay visits to many scientific institutions-university and commercial research laboratories, Government Departments, agricultural research stations, hospitals, and psychological institutions. In addition, he will bring to the microphone scientific workers in different fields, who will explain what they are doing and discuss their problems with Mr. Huxley.

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Julian Huxley

: MUSIC HALL

The third of the new Music Hall programmes promises to keep well up to the level of its predecessors. Nelson Keys , broadcasting for the first time since the Radiolympia revue, brings a familiar personality and new material. Hetty King, most virile of male impersonators, is another broadcasting favourite of long standing. A very welcome newcomer to the microphone is that grand Cockney comedian, Charles Austin ; since the sight of a dismantled police station for sale in Shoreditch in 1908 gave him the idea, his famous sketch, ' P.C. Parker,' has been running continuously. It was first presented on May 18, 1908, at Collins's Music Hall, Islington, and it holds ' capacity' records for that house, the Surrey Theatre, and the Empire, Edmonton; Parker's ' cut-price' Police Station, complete with Inspector, Sergeant, Gouty Man and Murderer enters on a new era of popularity tonight. Scott and Whaley, remembered by their successes in The Kentucky Minstrels broadcasts, contribute the clever cross-talk without which no music-hall programme would be complete. The standard of straight duet singing set by this series is well maintained by Robert Naylor , the musical comedy star, and Josie Fearon. Alec McGill and Gwen Vaughan , chattering cheerfully to an irrelevant piano, are invariably good value. The singing and dancing of the Eight Step Sisters, a departure heartily endorsed by the majority of listeners, give the bill the right music-hall temperature, aided and abetted by the B.B.C. Theatre Orchestra.

Contributors

Unknown: Nelson Keys
Unknown: Robert Naylor
Unknown: Josie Fearon.
Unknown: Alec McGill
Unknown: Gwen Vaughan

: THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND

Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL

Contributors

Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell

: ' The Second News '

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN

: DANCE MUSIC

HARRY Roy and his BAND, relayed from The May Fair Hotel
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Roy








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