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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 45 of ' When Two or Three'

: THE WESTERN STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas
(West Regional Programme)

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas

: THE COMMODORE GRAND ORCHESTRA

Directed by Joseph Muscant
Relayed from
The Commodore Theatre,
Hammersmith

Contributors

Directed By: Joseph Muscant

: An Interlude of Gramophone Records

Ivor Moreton and Dave Kay (pianoforte with drums by Joe Daniels ): St. Louis Blues; Some of these days
The Piano Maniacs (pianoforte duets with instrumental accompaniment) : Avalon; Canadian Capers; Dinah; Tiger Rag; Bugle Call Rag; Flapperette; I can't give you anything but love; Nobody's sweetheart
ENGLAND v. SCOTLAND
ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL
INTERNATIONAL

Contributors

Unknown: Ivor Moreton
Piano: Dave Kay
Unknown: Joe Daniels

: Community Singing

Arranged by the News Chronicle
Conducted by T. P. RATCLIFFE
THE BAND of H.M. WELSH GUARDS (By kind permission of Col. R. E. K. Leatham , D.S.O., Commanding Welsh
Guards)
Conducted by Capt. A. HARRIS
Director of Music, Welsh Guards

Contributors

Conducted By: T. P. Ratcliffe
Unknown: Col. R. E. K. Leatham
Conducted By: Capt. A. Harris

: Running Commentary on the International

by GEORGE F. ALLISON
Relayed from the Empire Stadium,
Wembley
By courtesy of the Football Association
(Copyright. See notice on page 59)

Contributors

Unknown: George F. Allison

: THE CASANI CLUB ORCHESTRA

Directed by CHARLES KUNZ Relayed from Casani's Club

Contributors

Directed By: Charles Kunz

: ' The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: Sports Talk

R. H. ROUTLEDGE : 'At the Nets.
EVERY YEAR the M.C.C. gives facilities at Lord's for schoolboys to get their eye in, to see that their bat is straight, and to be generally coached, before the cricket season begins, and this evening R. H. Routledge , who has for many years been in charge of the Easter Holiday Schoolboy Cricket Classes held there, is to talk about coaching.
With the Cup Tie on the 28th, the football season is drawing to a close, and the willow is coming into its own. The L.C.C. and other councils throughout the country are getting out the nets ; the pitch on the village green, at the country house, in the school meadow, is already being rolled.
Routledge is a schoolmaster, and, but for one interval in his life, has always been one. His knowledge of the game has given him a knowledge of boys, and his knowledge of boys improved his knowledge of the game. But one wouldn't imagine him involved in adventures and hairbreadth escapes.
Yet in 1914, his schoolmastering laid aside, he was a serving sailor in the R.N.A.S. In his flying boat in the second year of the war he sighted a ship flying a flag of distress. His flying boat landed on the water, and he boarded what turned out to be a German ship. He was captured, but jumped overboard, swam to his machine, and escaped.

Contributors

Unknown: R. H. Routledge
Unknown: R. H. Routledge

: A Song Recital

by OWEN BENNETT (tenor)

Contributors

Tenor: Owen Bennett

: In Town Tonight

A Topical Supplement to the Week's
Programmes

: The First Twelve Years

Radio Variety, 1922-1934
NORMAN LONG
HELENA MILLAIS
JOHN HENRY
MABEL CONSTANDUROS
TOMMY HANDLEY
MARIO DE PIETRO
CLAPHAM and DWYER
ELSIE and DORIS WATERS
ANONA WINN
HARRY S. PEPPER and DORIS ARNOLD
THE CARLYLE COUSINS
HENRY HALL and THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
THE EIGHT STEP SISTERS
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by KNEALE KELLEY
Compere, JOHN WATT
This special programme marks an epoch. It is arranged in chronological order, and in Norman Long, with his Song, a Joke, and a Piano, listeners are to hear the first entertainer on the air; one of the men who hurried breathlessly to the little, hastily rigged-up studio in Marconi House to do something absolutely original. For in 1922 that slogan of a ballad, 'Under the sun there's nothing new' no longer held.
He must have felt a veteran on that opening night at Savoy Hill, not so many weeks later. Which brings us to John Henry, who told dialect stories at the microphone for the first time, and recorded in an interview in one of the early numbers of The Radio Times that he spoke French, Italian, and German fluently, but found Yorkshire the most expressive language of all.
In the early spring of 1925 Mabel Constanduros gave her audition, and was so frightened that she went home and went to bed. 'Don't mention the B.B.C. again', she said. 'I was a dead failure'. Yet at that audition she had given a sketch of 'Mrs. Buggins'.
Tommy Handley, again, thought he had failed in his audition. Prepared only for a voice test, he was told to do some patter at the end of his song, and all he could think of was a nursery rhyme. He gave it and thought mournfully: 'That's the end of me'. But he was told by the official listeners it was the funniest thing they had ever heard.
So this cavalcade of personalities takes us through the years. Clapham and Dwyer, Elsie and Doris Waters (Gert and Daisy), Anona Winn, Harry S. Pepper, and Doris Arnold, the Carlyle Cousins are to come to the microphone in the order of their first broadcasts. The Eight Step Sisters in a farewell (for a time) performance; Henry Hall, who is to follow up his own reminiscences by being a reminiscence himself.
The programme is to be compered by the popular compere of 'Songs from the Shows'. His intimate manner, the ease and spontaneity of his showmanship, have made a big name for John Watt.
And just as this programme commences with the first variety broadcast, so it will end with the very last (to date). 'On April 14, 1934, first broadcast of so-and-so and here he is.'

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Long
Unknown: Helena Millais
Unknown: John Henry
Unknown: Mabel Constanduros
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: Mario de Pietro
Unknown: Doris Arnold
Unknown: Henry Hall
Conducted By: Kneale Kelley
Unknown: John Watt
Unknown: Norman Long
Unknown: John Henry
Unknown: Mabel Constanduros
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Harry S. Pepper
Unknown: Doris Arnold
Unknown: Henry Hall
Unknown: John Watt.

: ' The Second News '

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

: THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA

(Section E)
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis

: A chorus from ' Hippolytus,'

by Gilbert Murray , read by NESTA SAWYER

Contributors

Unknown: Gilbert Murray
Read By: Nesta Sawyer

: DANCE MUSIC

THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall








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