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: The Daily Service

Special Readings and Prayers
Hymns, A. and M. 197, The King of Love my Shepherd is
A. and M. 318, Bread of Heaven, on Thee we feed


Directed by Norman Austin
Relayed from
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh


Directed By: Norman Austin

: A Recital of New Gramophone Records



Unknown: Christopher Stone


Directed by John Bridge
Cyril Jackson (Pianoforte)
(From Manchester)


Directed By: John Bridge
Pianoforte: Cyril Jackson



: A Ballad Concert

Margaret Bissett (contralto)
Webster Booth (tenor)


Contralto: Margaret Bissett


Directed by Guy Daines
(Scottish Regional Programme)


Directed By: Guy Daines

: The Children's Hour

'The Island in the Mist', No.1
'Great Grandfather's Legacy'; being the first of a new series of adventure plays written for the Children's Hour by Franklyn Kelsey
The Cast includes:
Franklyn Kelsey; Ivan Brandt; Harold Reese; John Rorke; Ivan Samson; Andrew Churchman; Edwin Ellis; Ralph Truman

This is to be the first of four wild adventure plays written round a man and his two sons, who start out for an unknown island in search of treasure.
Children who are no longer children in years will want to listen to it, remembering how much they enjoyed two sets of serial plays by Franklyn Kelsey a few years ago. They will call to mind Southward Ho, in which the characters were wrecked on a desert island, and The Shield of Macchus, in which a magic shield, from an old curiosity shop, was the cause of endless adventures.
And the local colour will be as vivid and real in the Island in the Mist as it was in Southward Ho, which is only is be expected from a playwright who is old sailor and has sailed round the I world.


Unknown: Franklyn Kelsey
Unknown: Franklyn Kelsey
Unknown: Ivan Brandt
Unknown: Harold Reese
Unknown: John Rorke
Unknown: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Edwin Ellis
Unknown: Ralph Truman

: ' The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music

Quartet in F, Op. 95 (concluded)
2. Allegretto ma non troppo, Allegro assai vivace, ma serioso; 3. Larghetto espressivo, Allegretto agitato, Allegro

: Spanish Talk


: Industrial Britain

Its People at Work—12
JOHN HILTON , Professor of Industrial Relations in the University of Cambridge
WHAT HAS HAPPENED in industry during the depression. Where we stand now. Competitive evolution or central planning. Surplus plant and out-of-date machinery. Organised industries. Knowing the facts and shaping the direction. The enigma of the export trades. Some principles of adaptation. Making ready for whatever the future may bring. Some features of our industrial life that have stood us in good stead, and will serve us still.
This is the subject matter of Professor Hilton's last talk in this series.


Unknown: John Hilton

: 'Playing the Game'

(Set foot of page)

A Farcical Extravaganza Specially written for broadcasting by L. du Garde Peach Music by George Baker Orchestral arrangements by Robert Chignell
Characters: Mr. MIRACLE, a Trainer Mr. TWEED, a Director Mr. HUMP, another Director Mr. SMALL, the Grocer ETHEL MAUD, the Grocer's Daughter ANTHONY AMBLE, a Young Professional Footballer A B.B.C. Commentator The Football Teams of Aspic Villa and Boychester City
The cast includes: Bertram Dench, Ernest Sefton, Bobbie Comber, Billie Baker, Bruce Anderson, Philip Wade, Lawrence Baskcomb, C. Denier Warren. The Male Voice Chorus and the B.B.C. Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Stanford Robinson. Produced by Charles Brewer


: The Second News

Time Signal, Greenwich; Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

: Foreign Affairs



Unknown: Vernon Bartlett

: The Wireless Military Band

Conductor, B. Walton O'Donnell
Joseph Farrington (bass)

Delibes, like more than one other French composer, wrote both church and theatre music; at one part of his life he held appointments in church and theatre at the same time. Successful in his own lifetime, and distinguished by many of the highest honours which France can offer her citizens, he cherished the ambition of composing serious opera, but it was as a composer of light opera and ballet music that he was most popular and that he is now remembered.
The opera Le Roi l'a Dit is based upon an old-world French subject, and was produced at the Opera Comique in 1873. Though the opera itself was not a great success in Paris, the Overture still holds its place in concert repertoires.

John Herbert Foulds is a Manchester man, and was at one time a member of the Halle Orchestra. In London he has had a good deal of experience as a conductor and as an organiser of concerts. He has written a great deal, and sometimes on an impressive scale, but to a wide public he is known very well as a composer of smaller pieces of great charm. He is perhaps best known to listeners by his popular 'Celtic Lament', with its beautiful but poignant Irish melody, the second of the three pieces forming this suite.

Sir Charles Stanford, besides being one of the greatest teachers of modern times, and an exceptionally busy man as the premier Professor at the Royal College of Music, found time to compose a great deal of music. Much of this has an Irish flavour, as is only natural with a man who had more knowledge than any musician living of the folk-music of his native country. Indeed, the 'Petrie Collection of Irish Music', which he edited, is the standard authority. The tune of 'Father O'Flynn', which Stanford made use of, is an old Irish one of the jig character; the words, as celebrated as the tune itself; are modern and were written by Alfred Perceval Graves, who contributed, in the manner of his predecessor, Thomas Moore, to Irish balladry.

Herman Finch, in spite of the fact that his years do not exceed sixty, has had the experience of a veteran in every activity known to the light opera stage. He must have conducted, at one time or another, in every theatre of note in London, and he is as popular a figure as ever turned his back on an audience in the exercise of his craft. His compositions, mainly of a light order, are numerous and very engaging. Who does not remember his 'In the Shadows', the tune that haunted the country for a year or more and still lives, and his numerous 'Switches', a type of composition which he claims to have invented?


Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell
Bass: Joseph Farrington


Conducted by The Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
Relayed from
St. Michael's, Chester Square


Unknown: Rev. W. H. Elliott
Unknown: Chester Square

: Dance Music

Harry Roy and his Band
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel

(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)


Musicians: Harry Roy and his Band

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