From page 72 of' When Two or Three'
Mr. PHILIP THORNTON
Leader, Frank Thomas
(West Regional Programme)
Directed by Joseph Muscant
The Commodore Theatre,
A Miscellaneous Programme
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Alois Melichar : Overture, Morning, Noon, and N.ght in Vienna Ray Ventura and his Collegians :
Operas of Yesterday (arr. Misraki) Bobbie Comber comedian). Bruno's
Bavarian Band (Weldon, Cavanaugh) Primo Scala's Accordeon Band.
Yvonne (Pola, Nicholls) Tex Richardson (Hill-Billy songs) :
Home on the Range (Goodman) Paul Whiteman and his Concert Orchestra: The Painted Desert, and Cloudburst (The Grand Canyon Suite)
A Running Commentary by Captain H. B. T. WAKELAM on The International Rugby Football Match
Relayed from Murrayfield, Edinburgh
By courtesy of the Scottish Rugby Union
(Copyright. See notice on page 492)
H. B. T.
A Programme of Irish Airs
MAIRE SCULLY (soprano)
THE SCOTTISH STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Directed by Guy DAINES
Directed by HENRY HALL
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
Mr. JIM VINCENT : Pike Fishing on the Broads-How to Catch a 20-Pounder'
NOT only fishermen, but bird lovers, and lovers of nature generally, will be interested in the talk this evening, for Jim Vincent is a personality Richard Jefferies and Gilbert White of tSelborne would have appreciated. A man who, night and day for ten weeks, can watch the nest of a Montague Harrier, who in late autumn can see in the broads ' golden reeds, more duck, and very
few trippers ', who, having to come to London on business, must pass the afternoon at the Zoo.
Listeners will remember the absorbing talk Jim Vincent gave on ' A Nor-folk Bird Sanctuary ' in June last year, in which his account of rare Marsh Harriers, birds which had hot nested in the British Isles for forty years previous to 1915, but which now breed every year at Hickling, aroused the interest of ornithologists everywhere. This evening he is to talk of pike-the twenty-pounder especially.
To land a pike of this weight is the ambition of every fisherman, and many are landed in every angler's dreams. But Jim Vincent has landed in actuality nine since the war, the largest 291 lbs.
by CHRISTINE MACLURE (mezzo-soprano)
Mr. A. P. HERBERT
Mr. A. P.
A Topical Supplement to the Week's Programmes
BERYL ORDE Impersonations
LESLIE FULLER and COMPANY in ' Not so Quiet on the Western Front'
ROBERT NAYLOR and SYLVIA CECIL
In Songs and Duets
THE EIGHT STEP SISTERS
(Trained by Mrs. RODNEY HUDSON )
THE B.B.C. THEATRE
Under the direction of S.
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
WALTER GLYNNE (tenor)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by MARIE WILSON ) '
Conducted by ERIC COATES
Symphonic Rhapsody No. I Rhythm (Suite, Four Ways)
WALTER GLYNNE AND ORCHESTRA
Ship of Dream
Rise up and reach the stars Stars and a Crescent Moon
Suite, London Every Day i. Covent Garden (Tarantetle) ; 2. Westminster (Meditation); 3. Knightsbridge (March)
A PROGRAMME wholly devoted to the music of Eric Coates is becoming a familiar broadcast. Unless, however, Coates's music were not immensely and deservedly popular, such programmes would not, of course, be justified. The deduction is obvious. A brilliant student of the Royal Academy of Music, where his principal instrument was the viola, Eric Coates soon found himself in the front rank of players, and was for some years principal -viola of the Queen's Hall Orchestra. He was a distinguished chamber music player, too. While still a member of the Queen's Hall Orchestra he had a good deal of his own orchestral music produced at its Promenade and other concerts. Since 1919 he has practically given up playing, and has devoted himself to composition. Much of his music is in lighthearted vein, graceful and melodious, and all marked by thoroughly sound workmanship. The names of his best-known Suites indicate quite clearly the direction in which he is happiest- The
Countryside, Summer Days, Wood Nymphs , The Merrymakers : his music does indeed illustrate in a fresh and wholesome way the sunnier aspects of the world. His later Suites, however v are not all of rural joys, and show his fancy to be versatile.
by Edgar Allan
Poe, read by FELIX AYLMER
AMBROSE and his EMBASSY CLUB
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)
National transmitters close down :
Daventry at 12.0 ; all others at 10.35