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From page so of 'When Two or Three'

: 'What Shall I Read?'


: An Orchestral Programme of Gramophone Records

The 'London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : Toccata (Bach)
The New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Goossens : En Saga (A Legend) (Sibelius)
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted bv Fritz Busch : Helen Awakening, and Funeral March (Egyptian Helen) (Strauss.) .
The Lamoureux Orchestra of Paris, conducted by Albert Wolff : Spanish
Rhapsody; Prelude a la nuit; Malaguena; Habanera; Fena (Ravel)


Conducted By: Albert Coates
Conducted By: Eugene Goossens
Unknown: Fritz Busch
Conducted By: Albert Wolff


(Leader, Alfred Barker )
Conductor, T. H. Morrison Douglas Steele (pianoforte)


Leader: Alfred Barker
Conductor: T. H. Morrison
Pianoforte: Douglas Steele


Directed by Harry Davidson
Relayed from
The Commodore Theatre,


Directed By: Harry Davidson

: The Belfast Wireless Orchestra

Conductor, E. Godfrey Brown
John B. McAlpine (Baritone)


Conductor: E. Godfrey Brown
Baritone: John B. McAlpine


At The Organ of The Granada, Tooting


(Leader, Alfred Barker )
Conductor, T. H. Morrison
Mary Worth (soprano)


Leader: Alfred Barker
Conductor: T. H. Morrison
Soprano: Mary Worth


At The Organ of The Tower Ballroom,


Relayed from The Piccadilly Hotel
Few dance band directors have had as interesting a career as Sydney Kyte. Four years at the Savoy (he was one of the original announcers of the Savoy Orpheans), three years at the Berkeley, from there to Ciro's, and on to the Piccadilly, where he has been for nearly three years.
In addition to all this, he has been for ten years musical director to the Duke of Westminster, and has played at his Grand National parties at Eaton Hall, Cheshire, since 1924. Standing in that lovely ballroom that is almost as large as the restaurant at the Piccadilly, Sydney Kyte finds it hard to concentrate on dance music. An enormous Italian mosaic fireplace, windows looking on to the gardens and giving a view for miles, and old masters on .the walls.


Unknown: Sydney Kyte.

: ' The First News '

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: Sports Talk

' Racing on the Zambesi'
This evening Ernest Barry is to describe his first attempt to win the world's sculling championship. The holder was Dick Arnst , the Australian, and they arranged for the race to take place on the Zambesi, South Africa being a halfway house between Australia and England.
It was in 1910, and Barry set out with high hopes of victory. He was already the British champion and the holder of the record of the fastest time from Putney to Mortlake—a record that has never been beaten. He reached Africa and went up country. He and his rival stayed at Livingstone, which in those days had only about 120 white inhabitants. The course was three and a half miles, and the river so infested with crocodiles and hippopotami that the competitors were warned that if either of them swamped, he had better stay in mid-stream until rescued. Barry lost, but two years later over the Putney to Mortlake course, he had his revenge and so won the sculling championship of the world.
Listeners will remember his talk last
January in which he described how he took to the water. He was born on the river. He won Doggetts Coat and Badge when he was twenty-one, and soon found the only sculling he could get was as scratch man in Rum Turn handicaps. His entries were refused for open races all over the country lest he scared other competitors away.


Unknown: Ernest Barry
Unknown: Ernest Barry
Unknown: Dick Arnst

: All Nationals except Droitwich

A Recital by ElLEEN PILCHER (contralto)
6.45 Droitwich
Welsh Interlude
IORWERTH C. PEATE, M.A.: ' Preserving Welsh Peasant Culture'
(West Regional Programme)


Contralto: Elleen Pilcher

: In Town Tonight

A Topical Supplement to the Week's



: Music-Hall

Dave Apollon with his Band of Romantic Serenaders
and Nora Williams and Harold Aloma (by permission of the Directors of Streatham Hill Theatre)
Douglas Vine and Algy More with new comedy songs
Lily Morris, comedienne
Muriel George and Ernest Butcher, folk songs and duets
The Orchestra under the direction of Kneale Kelley
The Dancing Daughters (trained by Miss Rosalind Wade )
This is the first Music-Hall programme of the autumn series, and in it the Dancing Daughters are to make their debut. They were chosen with the greatest difficulty from the sixteen Radiolympia Girls who made a big hit at Olympia and went on to Glasgow for the Radio Exhibition there. The eight selected will appear in all the Music-Hall programmes.
Tonight's bill contains many popular broadcast stars, and Dave Apollon, who made his first appearance at the microphone with such success in August, is to appear again tonight with his band of Romantic Serenaders.
He is over here from America on his second visit to London. He is a Russian and naively tells us that he has twenty-five relatives to whom he is devoted. He supports them all and writes to them every week. All the Serenaders are Philippines whom he recruited in the islands. They are a happy crowd, but so sympathetic that if one of them is ill, it upsets them all. On the other hand, if one of them has a bit of good news, the rest are delighted.


Musicians: Dave Apollon with his Band of Romantic Serenaders
Singer: Nora Williams
Musician: Harold Aloma
Comedy singer: Douglas Vine
Comedy singer: Algy More
Comedienne: Lily Morris
Singer: Muriel George
Singer: Ernest Butcher
Orchestra directed by: Kneale Kelley
Dance trainer: Miss Rosalind Wade

: ' The Second News '

Weather Forecast, including Forecast for Shipping, and Second General
News Bulletin



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