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From page 57 of' When Two or Three'

: (-ii.o) ' The Musical Switchback'

IN THIS, the ninth talk of Mr. Philip Thornton 's series, he will deal with different types of music used in various parts of the world in connection with manual labour. You will hear fragments of working songs-chants of Chinese watermen, and Central African reaping songs-all compared. Even the Volga Boatman will make his appearance. It seems that the whole world uses music to lighten the monotony of toil ; the strange thing is that there is an underlying similarity in so much of this type of music. Mr. Thornton will point out these likenesses to the Estener.


Unknown: Mr. Philip Thornton
Unknown: Mr. Philip Thornton
Unknown: Volga Boatman


Leader, Frank Thomas
Overture, The Bohemian Girl... Balfe Waltz , The Ghost...... Maud Wingate Suite, Village Sketches
Montague Phillips
1. The Village Green; 2. The Old Church ; 3. By the Stream
Negro Spiritual, Deep River
Coleridge- Taylor
Two Hungarian Dances......Brahms


Leader: Frank Thomas
Unknown: Balfe Waltz
Unknown: Maud Wingate


Directed by Joseph Museant
Relayed from
The Commodore Theatre,


Directed By: Joseph Museant

: A Recital of Gramophone Records A Miscellaneous Programme

The Milan Radio Orchestra :
Fiorellini Fantasy (Johann Strauss )
Joseph Wagstaff : Louisville Lady
(Hill, De Rose)
Ruth Etting : Summer is over
(Friend, Burke)
Ozzie Nelson and his Orchestra:
I'm dancing on a rainbow
Frank Colman : And so, Goodbye
Raie da Costa : Nola (Arndt)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry Wood , Irene Scharrer (pianoforte) : Concerto Symphonique, No. 4, Op. 102 (Litolff)
The Berlin Grand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hans Knapperts busch : Overture, Russian and Ludmilla (Glinka)


Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Joseph Wagstaff
Unknown: Ruth Etting
Unknown: Ozzie Nelson
Unknown: Frank Colman
Conducted By: Sir Henry Wood
Pianoforte: Irene Scharrer
Conducted By: Hans Knapperts


A Running Commentary on the Inter
Service Rugby Football Match by Captain H. B. T. Wakelam Relayed from Twickenham
By courtesy of the Rugby Football Union
(Copyright. See notice on page 599)
A short article on the history of the Royal Navy v. Army match appears on page 539.


Unknown: Captain H. B. T. Wakelam

: ' Tea Mixture'

A Light entertainment with TEDDY WILLIAMS (Compere)
(The B.B.C. Variety Director introduces ' Tea Mixture' in this week's Background To the Broadcast' article on page 533.)
Tims Signal, Greenwich, at 4.45


Unknown: Teddy Williams


Directed by HENRY HALL


Directed By: Henry Hall

: ' ' The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: Sports Talk

Major THOMAS SUTTON : Bull's Eyes '
THE TALK this evening is on rifle shooting on ranges, and all that concerns it ; from small rifle clubs to the shooter's Mecca, Bisley ; from adjustment of sights to the kind of clothes to wear, and the getting down to it.' But the kernel of the talk is undoubtedly the visit of the British team to the meeting held in Spain last June-a team which Major Thomas Sutton captained.
He will tell of their adventures and experiences. The glorious beauty of Granada, the hot sun, the covered firing points, the dancing, blazing light. They shot with small bore rifles at 50 metres (roughly 50 yards). The continental system is so slow and deliberate that it took competitors one and a half to two hours to fire 40 rounds. Imagine it. And imagine this handicap to a veteran in that turgid heat.
Yet Henry Longhurst , aged fifty-six, not only endured it, but shot like one inspired. Bathed in perspiration, but indomitable, he scored 396 out of a possible 400 points, and put up a world's record.


Unknown: Major Thomas Sutton
Unknown: Major Thomas Sutton
Unknown: Henry Longhurst

: A Recital of New Songs

by ERIC FORT (baritone)


Baritone: Eric Fort

: 'Mr. Pewter Works it Out'



Unknown: Mr. A. P. Herbert

: In Town Tonight

A Topical Supplement to The
Week's Programmes

: ' The Second News'

Weather Forecast, Second General
News Bulletin

: Seven Days Hard

Miss Dorothy L. Sayers
The looking back tonight is to be done by an expert in all things appertaining to detective fiction. Not only did Dorothy L. Sayers edit 'Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror', but she is an acknowledged master of this form of story herself. Her numberless admirers are familiar with the many books from her pen which have been published since 1917, and readers of The Radio Times will remember being thrilled by stories round Lord Peter Wimsey, published in two recent Christmas Numbers. The same Lord Peter as the one who viewed the body - one of her best known books. Lord Peter's exploits appeal to the connoisseurs of detective fiction; they are worked out with the utmost scientific ingenuity, and never depend for their interest merely upon thrills.


Speaker: Dorothy L. Sayers


ALFREDO CAMPOLI has broadcast often enough to need no introduction to listeners. But he has not before been heard over the microphone at the head of his own orchestra. Campoli was born in 1906, gave his first recital at Wigmore Hall in 1920 and showed himself so brilliant a virtuoso that he was immediately engaged for six more by an enterprising agent who, very astutely, pinned controversy about the boy's age to the wall of Wigmore Hall in the form of a framed birth certificate. Even then he had been handling a fiddle for ten years, for he came to England at the age of four, and started practising almost as soon as he got off the boat. At ten he carried off the first prize at the London Musical Festival, and came away with four more annual ' firsts ' until at last the Committee delicately suggested he should stand down and give others a chance. It was natural that he should come presently to the microphone, and not in the least surprising that his repeated broadcasts should be among those which appeal to a very wide audience.


(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)
, at 1 1.30
National transmitters close down : Daventry at 12.0 ; All others at 10.35.

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