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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From ' When Two or Three', page 27

: ‘'The Musical Switchback'

Mr. PHILIP THORNTON
(North Regional Programme)
Yet another new series begins under this title this morning. Philip Thornton is to demonstrate his own startling suggestion that the tune of ' The Blue Danube', leit-motifs of Wagner and the melodies of Schubert were always in the air. He will support his contentions by giving listeners the opportunity to hear instances of music sometimes uncannily alike, sometimes precisely parallel with each other, that are yet so separated by time or distance as to make conscious or unconscious plagiarism out of the question. For instance, they will hear a snatch of Beethoven's Choral Symphony that is identical with a tune from a native instrument of Central Africa; a Javanese song similar to music from the Outer Hebrides ; music of ancient Greece and Persia reappearing again in mediaeval songs. Is anything new?

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Philip Thornton
Unknown: Philip Thornton

: THE WESTERN STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas

: THE COMMODORE GRAND ORCHESTRA

Directed by Joseph Muscant
Relayed from
The Commodore Theatre, Hammersmith

Contributors

Directed By: Joseph Muscant

: A Recital of Gramophone Records

Symphonic and Operatic Fragments
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Biecham : Suite de ballet, Part Origin of Design (Handel, arr. Beecham). The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Alois Melichar : Brandenburg Concerto No. 2―Ist move-n)ent, Allegro (Bach). The B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult : Nocturne (A Midsummer Sight's Dream) (Mendelssohn.) Beniamino Gigli {Tenor): Una Furtiva Lasrima (L'Elisire d'Amore) (Donizetti). Giuseppe Lugo (Tenor): Je croia entendre encore (The Pearl Fishers) (Bizet). Schnabel (Pianoforte) and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Malcolm Sargent : Concerto No. 4. in G-2nd movement (Beethoven). Sammons (Violin), Tcrtis (Viola) and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : Concertante Sinfouie for Violin and Viola— Andante (Mozart). The Berlin Grand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hans Knappcrtsbuseb : Six German Dances (Mozart).

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Thomas Biecham
Conducted By: Alois Melichar
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Tenor: Beniamino Gigli
Tenor: Giuseppe Lugo
Conducted By: Sir Hamilton Harty
Conducted By: Hans Knappcrtsbuseb

: HAROLD RAMSAY

At The Organ of The Granada, Tooting

: THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND

Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL.
NEWTON LEES (Baritone)

Contributors

Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell.
Conductor: Newton Lees

: The Children's Hour

Sixth Day of Request Week
'The Search for Small', from 'The House at
Pooh Corner ', by A. A. MILNE
' Very Young Songs ' (H. Franer Simson ), sung by GEORGE BAKER
'Pomona holds a Dog-Show', a Dialogue Story by W. M. LETTS

Contributors

Unknown: A. A. Milne
Songs: H. Franer Simson
Sung By: George Baker
Story By: W. M. Letts

: 'The First News'

WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL News
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers

: Sports Talk

Mr. GEORGE F. ALLISON : ‘ Next Saturday's
Cup Ties'
Time moves swiftly. Qualifying rounds for the F.A. Cup have long become history, the competition proper is well on its way, and next Saturday every football fan in Britain will be listening for results of the Third Round in the First News Bulletin, or reading them in the evening paper. How are things going ? Which favourites have heartened their supporters ?
What surprises are in store ? Will any team emulate the post-war feats of Aston Villa or Newcastle United or Bolton Wanderers in winning the Cup twice ? Above all, which sides, on this season's promise and on their progress in the competition up to date, are most likely to take part in the Final Tie at Wembley on April 28 next year There can be no finer judge of football and of collateral form than George F. Allison , whose commentating is as popular as his broadcasting talks both over the microphone and in the Press.

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. George F. Allison
Unknown: George F. Allison

: Welsh Interlude

Dr. R. ALUN ROBERTS : ' Agriculture in Wales'

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. R. Alun Roberts

: Mr. Pewter works it out: Mr. A. P. Herbert

This broadcast introduces a new series of Saturday evening sketches by one of the most famous of modern authors—humorist, librettist, novelist, and master of the 'make-up' of the man in the street. Running through these vignettes will be a new character to the radio in Mr. Pewter, a gentleman who likes his glass of ale, and is puzzled by the complexities of life. He turns for enlightenment to the Press and for guidance to the politicians; both are only too willing to help him, but somehow, they leave him, like so many today, in a greater state of bewilderment than ever. Mrs. Pewter is a good listener, if nothing else. They are human and likeable. Wherever Saturday night may find them - in the pub, at the cinema, or on a visit to their newly-married daughter - they thrash out the problems of the day. Here is a series to carry the 'brighter Saturday night programme' a stage further. The large number of listeners who have read A.P. Herbert's Water Gipsies will know how sympathetically and brilliantly the Pewters will be drawn.

Contributors

Writer: A.P. Herbert

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

A Topical Supplement to the Week's
Programmes

: Variety

LESLIE SARONY
Comedian
TESSA DEANE
Soprano
Mr. FLOTSAM and Mr. JETSAM
VERONICA BRADY
Comedienne
JOHNSON CLARK
The Sportsman Ventriloquist, with Hodge
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Under the direction of S. KNEALE KELLEY

Contributors

Soprano: Tessa Deane
Unknown: Veronica Brady
Unknown: Johnson Clark
Unknown: Kneale Kelley

: ' The Second News'

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN

: THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA

(Section C)
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by ELDRIDGE NEWMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Eldridge Newman

: DANCE MUSIC

AMBROSE and his EMBASSY CLUB ORCHESTRA
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)








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