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: THE

DAILY SERVICE
From page 78 of ' When Two or Three

: ' Common Sense and the Child'

' Catching ' Illnesses
H. C. JENNINGS , M.B., M.R.C.S., D.P.H., County Medical Officer for
Oxfordshire
At 11.00 London National will radiate
Television. Programme on page 796

Contributors

Unknown: H. C. Jennings

: An Organ Recital

by Dom GREGORY MURRAY
Relayed from Downside Abbey
(Frqm. Cardiff)
AMONG MUSICIANS Downside Abbey is associated with its organ, which, built by John Compton in very recent years, is regarded as one of the finest in England. Listeners will recall that the recently-built organ in the Concert Hall at Broadcasting House, is also by John Compton , and its construction and general characteristics are very closely related to the earlier instrument built in Downside Abbey.

Contributors

Unknown: Dom Gregory Murray
Unknown: John Compton
Unknown: John Compton

: THE SENIOR T.T. RACE

A Running Commentary by three
Commentators on the Senior International Auto-Cycle Tourist
Trophy Race
Relayed from the Isle of Man
At the Grand Stand : Major VERNON
BROOK
At Creg-na-Baa: JAMES L. FINIGAN At the Hairpin Bend, Ramsey :
VICTOR SMYTHE
(Copyright. See notice on page 779.)
, at 13.00
As an alternative to the Scottish Regional programme for Schools from 14.00 to
15.45 Scottish National will radiate the Regional programme. (Details at foot of page.)

Contributors

Unknown: James L. Finigan
Unknown: Victor Smythe

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Reception Test
14.05 (-14.25) Life and Work in the British Empire-7
' Sierra Leone : The Land of Freed
Slaves ', by ' Adam Broome '
14.30 (-14.55) English Literature:
' Some Books I like '
S. P. B. MAIS : 'Robbery under
Arms '

Contributors

Unknown: Adam Broome

: Concert to Schools

Under the direction of Sir WALFORD DAVIES a Programme of Grieg's Music, including: Aus Holberg Zeit and Peer
Gynt Suite No. I
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA (Section F)
(Led by Marie Wilson )
Conducted by AYLMER BUESST
MARY HAMLIN (soprano)
ONCE MORE Sir Walford Davies broadcasts his End of the Term Concert, taking for his material the works he has been talking about during the term.
His method will be to play excerpts from the suites on the piano to indicate the orchestration and to show how the orchestra gives colour to the music and enriches it. Schools will also hear the orchestra actually playing the suites. Sir Walford will, of course, direct the whole broadcast, and will introduce the items himself as he has done throughout the present series of Friday afternoon Concert Talks.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Walford Davies
Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Aylmer Buesst
Soprano: Mary Hamlin
Unknown: Sir Walford Davies

: CHARLES MANNING and his ORCHESTRA

Relayed from
The Granada, Walthamstow
(Continued overleaf)

: THE HOTEL METROPOLE ORCHESTRA

(Leader, A. Rossi )
Under the direction of Emilio Colombo
Relayed from The Hotel Metropole,
London

Contributors

Leader: A. Rossi
Unknown: Emilio Colombo

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: 'The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: Weekly Bulletin of Special Notices

Special Notices connected with Government and other Public Services

: The Foundations of Music PURCELL'S HRPSICHORD MUSIC

played by RUDOLPH DOLMETSCH
Five Pieces in G
1. Almand ; 2. Corant ; 3. Air; 4. Gavott; 5. Minuet
Two Grounds in C minor
Overture, Air and Jig in G minor

Contributors

Played By: Rudolph Dolmetsch

: Keyboard Talk

' You and the Composer
Sir WALFORD DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Walford Davies

: Gardening Talk

' Selected Strains ' W. F. GILES

Contributors

Unknown: W. F. Giles

: Along the Roman Roads '

G. M. BOUMPHREY
(From Manchester)
SINCE his TALK last week Mr. Geoffrey Boumphrey has covered a lot of ground. He has travelled the Icknield Way, walking, roughly speaking, in a south-westerly direction from Royston in Hertfordshire, through Baldock, Dun-stable, Wendover, past Watlington on the Chiltern Hills, over Swincombe Down, and on to Cleeve and Streatley.
He next travelled the loop of the Ridge Way. Starting from Streatley and passing through Segsbury Camp, two and a half miles south of Wantage, he negotiated Letcombe Camp and walked more or less northwest to
Dragon Hill and White Horse, two miles south of Uffington ; thence in a south-westerly direction through Ash-bury and Bishopstone to Fox Hill.
Lastly, he took Ermine Street.
Cricklade, Cirencester, Gloucester. Thence across the Severn and Forest of Dean to Coleford, south down the Wye Valley, and on to Chepstow and Caerleon, above Newport, Mon.

Contributors

Unknown: G. M. Boumphrey
Unknown: Fox Hill.

: Sandy Powell's Road Show

in Pages from Sandy Powell 's Album introducing
FLORRIE FORD
Roy JEFFERIES
BILLY MATCHETT
PEGGY WHITTY
CLARA KENYON
LITTLE NANETTE
Mr JAMES FLETCHER
FRANK MAYFAIR and EDDIE GRANGE
THE HARMONICA BAND and SANDY POWELL with THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by KNEALE KELLEY
This programme was broadcast by the Regionals on Wednesday night

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy Powell
Unknown: Florrie Ford
Unknown: Roy Jefferies
Unknown: Billy Matchett
Unknown: Peggy Whitty
Unknown: Clara Kenyon
Unknown: Little Nanette
Unknown: Mr James Fletcher
Unknown: Frank Mayfair
Unknown: Eddie Grange
Unknown: Sandy Powell
Conducted By: Kneale Kelley

: 'The Second News'

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

: Short Story

by Algenon Blackwood 'The Blackmailers', read by the AUTHOR

Contributors

Unknown: Algenon Blackwood

: A Pianoforte Interlude

by CECIL DIXON

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Dixon

: Acts III and IV of Puccini's Opera 'La Bohème '

Act III: The Toll Gate
22.30 During the Interval
22.45 Act IV : In the Attic
RUDOLPH, the poet of the four irresponsible Bohemians, has already quarrelled with Mimi, with whom he fell so deeply in love earlier in the opera. Marcel, the painter, has, too, fallen out with the temperamental Musetta. The scene of Act IIIincidentally, the most musically beautiful and effective act Puccini ever composed-is outside an inn near the Customs Gate. It is winter, and everyone is cold, irritable, and unhappy. Stragglers come and go. through the gate. Mimi comes in; she is ill, and asks at the inn for Marcel, to whom she tells her love troubles. When Marcel goes to fetch Rudolph, Mimi hides behind a tree. But Rudolph discoveis her, and to passionate music they are reconciled. Not so Marcel and Musetta, who continue to bicker fluently and spitefully. The famous quartet, which is really two contrasted duets sung together, is a delicious piece of music. The scene of Act IV is the garret where the four men live and work. As usual, they make light of their poverty and distress, and romp like schoolboys. Presently Musetta comes in, bringing Mimi with her, for the recent reconciliation . has not lasted very long. Mimi is dying. She is treated tenderly by the men, and all but Rudolph go in search of food and medicine for the sick girl. Left alone, Rudolph and Mimi renew their undying love for one another, but it is too late. No sooner have the others returned than Mimi sinks and is gone before even Rudolph can realise it. The curtain falls on his despairing cry of grief.
Cast in ordcr of appearance :
Conductor, GINO MARINUZZI
Producer, OTTO ERHARDT
Chorus Master, ROBERT AINSWORTH
Relayed from The Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden

Contributors

Chorus Master: Robert Ainsworth
Musetta: Ruth Naylor
Mimi EIDE: Eide Norena
Marcello, a painter: John Brownlee
Rodolfo, a poet: Dino Borgiolli
Schaunard, a musician: Aristide Baracchl
Colline, a philosopher: Ezio Pinza

: DANCE MUSIC

HARRY Roy and his BAND
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry onlyi at 23.15)

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Roy








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