(B) From page 12 of ' When Two or Three '
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON CICELY MURKIN (pianoforte)
Directed by HARRY DAVIDSON
The Commodore Theatre,
Conductor, E. GODFREY BROWN
At The Organ of The Granada, Tooting
A Selection of the most popular songs of the day
Sung by BRIAN LAWRENCE
MARIUS B. WINTER AND HIS
Compere, JOHN WATT
Abandoned to FRED DUPREZ and CLAUDE HULBERT and ENID TREVOR and CYRIL LIDINGTON and DORIS OWENS and IKE HATCH
THE B.B.C. VARIETY ORCHESTRA, conducted by MARK LUBBOCK
All under the eagle eye of HARRY S. PEPPER
4.30-5.15 London National only (261.1 m.)
TELEVISION (By the Baird Process)
JOHN HENDRIK (songs)
The versatile PEGGY COCHRANE
SYDNEY JEROME'S QUINTET
Sound will be radiated on 391.1 m.
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Coming Down, by a Professional
Five years ago Al Harris gave up his life of a commercial pilot in America to take up parachuting. At a display in New York he made his first drop. He was pretty nervous-and that wasn't helped by the expressions of pity from the crowd. As the 'plane climbed the sky he thought he was leaving the world for good. At a height of 2,000 feet he climbed on to the wing of the 'plane ... and jumped. In his talk this evening he will describe what happened.
He has made some hundreds of 'jumps ' since then, and had many thrilling adventures in the course of them. It's an exciting game parachuting with a gale blowing.
And yet a parachute may mean safety. At the last moment Amy Johnson decided to take one on her record flight to Australia. One evening on the Western Front during the war an enemy 'plane skimmed over a line of observation balloons, from end to end, and set fire to them one after the other. Not a single British life was lost, thanks to parachutes.
A Recital by GRACE REYNOLDS (soprano)
6.45 Welsh Interlude
'London-Welsh Curiosities '
A Topical Supplement to the Week's
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
HARRY IDLE (violin)
Mrs. JACK HYLTON and her BOYS
MARIO DE PIETRO
Mandoline and Banjo Solos
THE NEW TRIX SISTERS
In Modern Syncopation
HARRY TATE and COMPANY
THE DANCING DAUGHTERS
(Trained by Rosalind Wade )
The B.B.C. VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Directed by KNEALE KELLEY
Mrs. J-ack Hylton started her band as a bet. More than two years ago Jack bet her a car she couldn't do anything of the kind. He came back from tour and she met him with her band. He had to pay up. Last year she toured 25,000 miles, playing on both sides of the Channel.
Mario de Pietro, as facile on the mandoline as on the banjo, is to give samples of his playing on both. George Doonan , at the age of five, sang ' You've Got a Long Way to Go '. He stayed the course.
The ' Trix Sisters ' was probably the first of the sister acts to become famous. Josephine is American and Helen English ; so their act has an international flavour.
Harry Tate has been in pantomime at Brighton and should be in good vein, for he is never happier than by the sea.
Whilst that other famous comedian
Sam Mayo , is still doing his act in a dressing-gown, but Th'e Immobile One has now introduced a piano.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
A commemoration and a tribute written and produced by PETER CRESWELL
This dramatic chronicle for Broadcasting, reconstructed from the existing records, presents various episodes in General Gordon's career, while the story itself is unfolded by the four Commentators.
Among other voices heard are
Major-General Charles George Gordon C.B., R.E.
Mr. Gladstone, Prime Minister of England
Sir Evelyn Baring (later Lord Cromer)
Major Herbert Kitchener , R.E.
Mr. W. T. Stead, Editor of the Pall Mall Gazette
Mr. Frank Power, Times correspondent at Khartoum
Mohammed Ahmed , The Mahdi of Allah
Newspaper Correspondents, Members of Mr. Gladstone's Cabinet, Members of the Khedive's Government in Cairo, Sudan Arabs, Dervishes of the Mahdi's army, etc., etc.
General Charles George
AMBROSE and his EMBASSY CLUB