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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 39 of 'When Two or Three

: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping

: REGINALD NEW

At The Organ of The Regal, KmgstononrThames

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

' Music and Movement for Very
Young Children'
ANN DRIVER

: THE NEW VICTORIA CINEMA ORCHESTRA

Directed by SYDNEY PHASEY
Relayed from The New Victoria Cinema, Bradford

Contributors

Directed By: Sydney Phasey

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: Friday Midday Concert

Under the direction of JOHAN HOCK
Relayed from
Queen's College, Birmingham
THELMA REISS (violoncello)
Tom BROMLEY (pianoforte)

Contributors

Unknown: Johan Hock
Pianoforte: Tom Bromley

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

RECEPTION TEST
2.5 Travel Talks: Life and Work—II J. C. STEELE, M.A., D.Litt.: 'The
Chinese Tea-growers'
2.25 Interlude
2.30 Music-Senior Course i, Lesson 6 THOMAS ARMSTRONG , D. Mus. : 'A
Scale and its Relations'
2.55 Interval
3.0 Friday Afternoon
Story HARCOURT WILLIAMS

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Armstrong
Unknown: D. Mus.
Unknown: Story Harcourt Williams

: 'To Unemployed Clubs'

JOHN HILTON : This and That'

Contributors

Unknown: John Hilton

: THE COMMODORE GRAND ORCHESTRA

Directed by Harry Davidson
Relayed from
The Commodore Theatre,
Hammersmith

Contributors

Directed By: Harry Davidson

: 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 First News

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers

: Weekly Bulletin of Special Notices

Special Notices connected with Government and other Public Services

: Keyboard Talk

' Beethoven '
D. F. TovEY , Mus. Doc. (Reid Professor of Music, Edinburgh University)

Contributors

Unknown: D. F. Tovey

: ' In Your Garden'

C. H. MIDDLETON

Contributors

Unknown: C. H. Middleton

: From Plainsong to Purcell

The Foundations of English Music
Under the direction of Sir RiCHARD RUNCIMAN TERRY
Seventeenth Century Songs
Sung by JOHN ARMSTRONG (tenor)
During the latter half of the seventeenth century the Playford family was responsible for the publication of practically all the English music printed during that period. John Playford , starting as a bookseller, published his first musical work, ' The English Dancing Master', in 1651. From that year onwards his publications were *of the greatest value to English music, the history and importance of which are associated as much with the name of I honest' John Playford as of anybody's living at that time
John died in 1686 and had, therefore, time to publish such of Purcell's music as saw print in the years before that date ; and it is quite in the spirit of the times that Purcell should have commemorated his death with. a piece of music specially written for the occasion.
This Pastoral Elegy is as appropriate a tribute as Purcell could have made, for amongst other things we are deeply indebted to Playford for his preservation of the great wealth of Country Dances, Airs and Ballads of the English people. The collection of tunes in Playford's ' The English Dancing Master' is immortal, and almost every English composer who has since his time set
, pen to music paper has, on some occasion or another, made use of the wonderful material contained in Playford's famous volume.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Richard Runciman
Tenor: John Armstrong
Unknown: John Playford
Unknown: John Playford

: Famous Trials-4

The Tragical History of The Honourable John Byng , Esquire
Admiral of the Blue being
A True Account of the Famous Sea-fight off Minorca in 1756, the loss of that island, and the trial and death of the British Commander
The Cast includes
Anthony Ellis , Ewart Scott , Edward Craven , Harold Clayton , Percy Rhodes , Harcourt Williams , John Cheatle , Victor Fairley , Philip Wade , Charles Lefeaux , Louis Goodrich , Henry Hal latt, Norman Shelley , Gordon McLeod , 1 Charles Mason , Ruth Anderson ,
Philip Desborough , Muriel Taylor , Naomi Ludolf , Margaret Blackwood , A. J. Denton , James Pearce , S. H. Culley , Rollo Gamble and Eric Lugg
Reconstructed by ANTHONY L. ELLIS
Production by VAL GIELGUD
When The King's Tryall was broadcast in February it was realised that a new medium of dramatic expression had been found for the microphone. Here in the realism of the Court-room, the echo of hoofs in Whitehall, the stamp of feet in the corridors, was drama all the more real and tense because it was based on facts and not conceived in fiction. The human story of a man who lived and died, the actual words he spoke, the way he faced his judges and executioners, held listeners as perhaps no radio drama had ever done before.
The Trial and Execution of Charles I was followed in May by ' The Trial of Simon, Lord Lovat', and in July by that of Richard Hathaway , and the good opinion of this new form of drama was confirmed.
Tonight's broadcast differs from the Trials that have preceded it in that it is not confined to the Court Martial. It is given in four main scenes : i, Byng setting out; 2, The battle; 3. The Court Martial ; 4, The execution. It is the first of the Trials to be produced by the Drama Director, and another point of interest is that the author of the script will play Admiral Byng.

Contributors

Unknown: John Byng
Unknown: Anthony Ellis
Unknown: Ewart Scott
Unknown: Edward Craven
Unknown: Harold Clayton
Unknown: Percy Rhodes
Unknown: Harcourt Williams
Unknown: John Cheatle
Unknown: Victor Fairley
Unknown: Philip Wade
Unknown: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: Louis Goodrich
Unknown: Henry Hal
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Gordon McLeod
Unknown: Charles Mason
Unknown: Ruth Anderson
Unknown: Philip Desborough
Unknown: Muriel Taylor
Unknown: Naomi Ludolf
Unknown: Margaret Blackwood
Unknown: A. J. Denton
Unknown: James Pearce
Unknown: S. H. Culley
Unknown: Rollo Gamble
Unknown: Eric Lugg
Unknown: Anthony L. Ellis
Production By: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Richard Hathaway

: THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND

Conductor,
B. WALTON O'DONNELL

Contributors

Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell

: ' The Second News'

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: 'Causes of War '—9

Sir JOSIAH STAMP, G.B.E.

: THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA

(Section D)
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by CLARENCE RAYBOULD

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: 'The Seasons,' by Edmund Spenser

Read by GLADYS YOUNG
All Nationals, except Droitwich, close down at 11.15.

: DANCE MUSIC

HARRY Roy and his BAND
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Roy








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