From page 42 of 'When Two or Three'
over the Ards Circuit, near Belfast
A Running Commentary by F. J. FINDON at the Starting Point
JOHN SNAGGE at Newtownards and HENRY McMULLAN at Comber
(Copyright. See notice on page 518)
Forty-one entries, representing some of the finest British sports cars, are due to take part in the R.A.C. Tourist Trophy Race over the Ards Circuit, near Belfast, today. They will be handled by the cream of British drivers, though all followers of the race will regret the absence of Tazio Nuvolari, the Italian ace, who won the race last year in an M.G. Magnette at the record -peed of 78.65 m.p.h.
The race is for standard sports cars in full touring trim. Spectators and those who follow the race by means of the broadcast commentary will thus have an opportunity of seeing how the best sports cars that Britain can produce fare in a strenuous road race occupying approximately six hours.
An important alteration in the regulations this year excludes the use of superchargers, and this is likely to reduce speeds materially, but the race will be a thrilling one nevertheless, and will have the added interest that the cars running are practically the ' same as you can buy
The arrangements for this broadcast are described in an interesting article by H. W. McMullan , one of the commentators, which appears on page 479.
Directed by John Bridge
D. Leslie Holme (baritone) Time Signal, Greenwich, at 1.0
Directed by Harry Davidson
The Commodore Theatre,
Conductor, E. Godfrey Brown
James Johnston (tenor)
Harry Dyson (flute)
THE original overture to The Barber of Seville is said to have been lost. It has also been said that Rossini never wrote one. In any case, the overture always played in front of the opera is the one to be played this afternoon. It was first written for an opera called Aureliano in Palmira, which was not successful. Rossini, either from indolence or because he disliked waste, then used the same overture for a much more successful opera, Elisabeth, Queen of England, And a year later, needing urgently an overture to replace one that had been lost, or that had never existed, he took from Queen Elisabeth what he had given her a year before, and presented it to Rosina with complete nonchalance. The music of the Aureliano overture fitted The Barber of Seville as though written for it.
Directed by Frank Cantell
Running Commentary on the Last
(Copyright. See notice on page 518)
The GROSVENOR HOUSE DANCE BAND
Conducted by SYDNEY LIPTON relayed from Grosvenor House, Park Lane
The Children's Hour
' The Weather Eye', by Major J. T. Gorman , told by Mac
Selected Gramophone Records
Weather Forecast, First General News
Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
PETE DESJARDINS : Difficult Dives'
(Midland Regional Programme)
The great American diver ' Pete ' Desjardins, who has been called the cleverest diver in the world, is over in England lecturing and giving displays throughout the country. Tonight listeners are to have the opportunity to hear a talk by him. Diving has been topical this summer in view of the Empire Games and its competitions that have been held in the new swimming pool at Wembley.
Desjardins was over here in 1931, and those who saw him dive understood why he has been called ' the little bronze statue of Florida '. There must be many listeners who remember the talk he gave that summer.
In the 1928 Olympic Games he won both the Spring Board and the High Diving events, and so became champion of the world. His swallow dive from a thirty-three foot spring board has the grace of a bird, and his one-and-a-half forward somersault with a full twist-the supreme test of muscular control-has only been accomplished by four other divers in the world.
NANTYFFYLLON JUVENILE CHOIR
Conducted by D. C. WATKINS (Soloist, EVELYN GRIFFITHS> ) (Soloist, ALWIN THOMAS> )
(West Regional Programme)
Relayed from The Foster Hall,
THE ST. DENNIS
Conductor, A. G. RICHARDS
JACK COLLINGS (the fisherman bass)
The Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Cltappell and Co., Ltd.)
(This year the composer celebrates his seventieth birthday)
ODA SLOBODSKAYA (soprano)
BERNARD SHORE (viola)
LAURI KENNEDY (violoncello)
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY
(Principal violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE)
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
Symphonic Poem, Don Juan
LAMOND AND ORCHESTRA
Burlesque for pianoforte and orchestra
ODA SLOBODSKAYA AND ORCHESTRA
Closing Scene (Salome)
BERNARD SHORE, LAURI KENNEDY AND
Symphonic Poem, Don Quixote
Introduzione, Tema con Variazione e
Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character
Tickets can be obtained from [address removed] ; and usual agents. Prices (including Entertainments Tax) 7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved), 3s. (unreserved), Promenade (payment at doors only), 2s.
Second General News Bulletin
Devised by AUSTEN CROOM-JOHNSON with HARRY BENTLEY
This popular feature, devised by Austen Croom-Johnson , was one of the things the present Variety Director believed in, and it became a regularly monthly feature from January to July this year. Croom-Johnson's idea was to give jaded workers twenty minutes of memories, of quiet, cool melodies, to which they might Jean back and-listen in the armchair at home.
His broadcast tonight, the first this autumn, has a novel feature, inasmuch as it will be given from a studio in North London, the reason being that Quentin Maclean is to play the organ and this particular studio possesses one. This introduction of a famous oiganist to ' Soft Lights and Sweet Music ' has an additional attraction because those who are free to listen at ten o'clock at night very seldom hear the organ at that hour.
Amongst others to be heard in tonight's broadcast are Eric Siday , violinist, Robert Tredinnick , the gramophone expert from Midland Regional, who will announce, and, of course, ' Ginger ' Croom-Johnson himself at the piano.
Book', by Thackeray
Read by G. F. CAMPBELL-BROWNE
JACK JACKSON and his BAND
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel
Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0