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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 48 of ' When Two or Three'

: 'Thinking Aloud' A. G. STREET

IT IS NATURAL to wonder how a farmer in A. G. Street came to take up writing. The cause was as simple as the effect was unexpected and romantic. It all happened about eight years ago when, through the agricultural depression, the bottom was out of farming. Arthur Street had to cut out sport and found himself with time on his hands.
He chanced to read an article which had more frills in it than facts, and said angrily : ' Why don't they write the truth ? ' He started scribbling. In half an hour he showed what he had written to his wife. She said it was fine if he would take out the bad language. He did so, and a London newspaper paid him three guineas for it. He went on scribbling. His first novel, ' Farmer's Glory ', had an ovation from the critics and sold five editions in its first year.
A. G. Street 's latest book, ' Land
Everlasting', is to be published this week. It is of a serious nature and takes as its theme : The land was always here. What are we to do with it ? ... He is choosing the green peace of Wiltshire meadows in midsummer as the subject of his talk this morning.

Contributors

Unknown: A. G. Street

: QUENTIN MACLEAN

At The Organ of The Trocadero
Cinema, Elephant and Castle

: THE WESTERN STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas
Henry Wendon (tenor)
(From Cardiff)

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Tenor: Henry Wendon

: THE TROCADERO CINEMA ORCHESTRA

Directed by Alfred Van Dam
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema

Contributors

Directed By: Alfred van Dam

: A Pianoforte Interlude

by CECIL Dixon

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Dixon

: THE FOLKESTONE MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

THE FOLKESTONE MUNICIPAL CHOIR
RAYA GARBOUSOVA (violoncello) Conductor, ELDRIDGE NEWMAN
Relayed from The Leas Cliff Hall ,
Folkestone THE 'CELLO does not possess a very large repertoire of important works with orchestral accompaniment. Composers do not appear to have realised its immense possibilities as a solo instrument. No doubt the chief reason for this neglect is the fact that, with the exception of one or two virtuosos, such as Piatti, it was not until the later part of the nineteenth century that a high standard of technique became the rule rather than the exception. Today there are, comparatively speaking, almost as many fine 'cellists as there are violinists. Tchaikovsky's ' Variations on a Rococo Theme' was composed in 1876, and dedicated to William Fitzhagen, a celebrated 'cellist and Professor at the Moscow Conservatoire. It is a lovely work and [beautifully written for the solo instrument. Although the entire technical resources of the 'cello are exploited with brilliant and artistic effect, the music cannot be accused of being merely dazzling and showy. It possesses genuine poetic qualities that are deeply expressive. The theme, though ' rococo ' in style, is original in conception. After an introduction in which the theme is foreshadowed the solo 'cello plays it in full with light support from the strings, and then follow seven variations, the last being the most brilliant and decorative of all. When the ' Rococo ' Variations were played by Fitzhagen at the Wiesbaden Festival in 1879, Liszt heard the performance and remarked ' at last here is music again'.

Contributors

Conductor: Eldridge Newman
Unknown: Cliff Hall

: All Nationals except Daventry THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL
5.15 Daventry
The Children's Hour
'The Careful Queen'-No. 1. 'How the Queen made the King an April Fool' by EVELYN GLOVER , told by RONALD SIMPSON
A Special Programme by THE NEW
RADIO NOVELTY QUARTET
THE STAR GAZER
' THE CAREFUL QUEEN ' is the first of six stories round a very attractive but most foolish Queen, who is the cause of lots of fun. In the first story her children play a joke on April Fool's day, and you will see the part that their mother plays in it. The author makes her first bow in Children's Hour, but you all know Ronald Simpson and will immediately connect him with Winnie the Pooh.
' Mac ' heard about a new novelty quartet, and set off to listen to them in a little studio off Bond Street. The combination was so novel and their playing so fresh and lively that he at once engaged them. Al Shaw is their leader, and plays a steel guitar, which shines like aluminium. The other three instruments are piano-accordion, double bass, and violin. The violinist is also a tenor singer.
They all played for two years at
Quaglino's and at the May Fair Hotel, and decided to get together on their own. This afternoon you are to hear the New Radio Novelty Quartet on the air for the first time.

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall
Unknown: Evelyn Glover
Told By: Ronald Simpson
Unknown: Ronald Simpson
Unknown: Al Shaw

: ' The First News '

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music

HANDEL TRIO SONATAS (Op. 2) played by ANDRÉ MANGEOT (violin)
ANNE MACNAGHTEN (violin)
BERKELEY MASON (harpsichord)
Sonata No. 5, in G minor
Larghetto, Allegro ; Adagio, Allegro

Contributors

Harpsichord: Berkeley Mason

: ' For Farmers Only'

JOHN MORGAN

Contributors

Unknown: John Morgan

: 'In Trouble'

' The Death Penalty'
A discussion between JOHN PATON (Secretary, National Council for the Abolition of the Death Penalty) and RONALD Ross , M.C., M.P.

Contributors

Unknown: John Paton
Unknown: Ronald Ross

: HARRY S. PEPPER presents 'The Kentucky Minstrels'

The Black-faced Minstrels' Picnic
Book Written and Remembered by C. DENIER WARREN
Bones, Tambourines, Corner Men, Crack Banjo Team , Stump Speech,
Old and New Melodies
Cast :
SCOTT AND WHALEY
C. DENIER WARREN
AUBREY PANKEY
THE KENTUCKY BANJO TEAM: Joe Morley; Tarrant Bailey, Jnr. (by kind permission of Roy Cozyl); Dick Pepper
Orchestral arrangements by WALLY WALLOND
Music arranged by DORIS ARNOLD THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA and THE MALE VOICE CHORUS, conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE
('The Kentucky Minstrels' broadcast in the Regional programme last night)

Contributors

Unknown: C. Denier Warren
Unknown: Crack Banjo Team
Unknown: C. Denier Warren
Unknown: Aubriy Pankey
Unknown: Joe Morley
Unknown: Tarrant Bailey
Unknown: Roy Cozvl
Arrangements By: Wally Wallond
Arranged By: Doris Arnold
Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate

: ' The Second News '

Weather Forecast
Second General News Bulletin

: Lost Horizon'

A Radio Play by JAMES HILTON and BARBARA BURNHAM
Based on the Novel by JAMES HILTON
Cast : (Two Travellers) (Of the lamasery of Shangri-La) Time: The Present Production by BARBARA BURNHAM
(This play will also be broadcast by London, North and Scottish Regionals tomorrow night)

Contributors

Play By: James Hilton
Novel By: James Hilton
Production By: Barbara Burnham
Mallinson, a young man: Charles Mason
Conway: Ralph Truman
Barnard, an American: Ben Welden
Miss Brinklow, a lady missionary: Barbara Couper
Voices on the Telephone: Alban , Blakelock
Voices on the Telephone: Anthony Marshall
Voices on the Telephone: Robert MacDermot,
Voices on the Telephone: Sheila Borrett
Henderson: Michael Shepley
Rutherford: Norman Shelley
Chang: Richard Goolden
The High Lama: Esme Percy
Lo Tsen: Cathleen Cordell

: DANCE MUSIC

Roy Fox and his BAND
(Scottish Regional Programme)
Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only at 23.00 (n.o)

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Fox








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