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: THE DAILY SERVICE

@ From page 96 of ' When Two or Three'
@ , at 10.30

: Other Harvests '-9

' Rice from Bengal'
ANNA LUCIA GRAHAM

Contributors

Unknown: Anna Lucia Graham

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

The B B C Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Adrian Boult : Tragic Overture (Brahms)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : Ballet Suite, Le Pas d'acier (Steel), Op. 41 (Prokofiev)-1. Entry of the Characters ; 2. Peasants bringing food ; .3. The Managers ; 4. Little Newsboys ; 5. The Orator; 6.. Sailor and Work-woman ; 10. The Hammers ; 11. Finale

Contributors

Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conducted By: Albert Coates

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

French Talk-3
' Dans un jardin public'
E. M. STÉPHAN

: QUENTIN MACLEAN

At the Organ of The Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle

: CHARLES MANNING AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Relayed from
' The Granada, Walthamstow

: Organ Recital

by BERKELEY MASON
From the Concert Hall, Broadcasting
House Time Signal, Greenwich, at 2.0

Contributors

Unknown: Berkeley Mason

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

British History-5
' Road, Canal, and Rail '
RHODA POWER
This afternoon Schools are to hear about transport in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In 1830, the year in which the Liverpool and Manchester Railway was opened, Macaulay wrote : ' Our bridges, our canals, our roads, our modes of communication, fill every stranger with wonder '.
Nearly thirty years later, in 1859, the year of Macaulay's death, the public were laughing over some amusing rules that were going the rounds. ' Rule 2-Never sit in any unusual place or posture..... If a second-class carriage, as sometimes happens, has no door, passengers should take care not to put out their leg..... Rule 9-Beware of yielding to the sudden impulse to spring from the railway carriage to recover your hat which has blown off'.
This shows the public attitude of the day towards steam trains.

: English Literature The Fun of Writing

' Drama-Acting a Story'
S. P. B. MAIS

: A Pianoforte Recital

by JOYCE McGown

Contributors

Unknown: Joyce McGown

: THE FOLKESTONE MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Leader, ALBERT VOORSANGER
Conductor, ELDRIDGE NEWMAN
SOFFI SCHONNING (soprano) ALBERT VOORSANGER (violin)
Relayed from
The Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Contributors

Leader: Albert Voorsanger
Conductor: Eldridge Newman
Soprano: Soffi Schonning
Violin: Albert Voorsanger

: THE JOHN MACARTHUR QUINTET

Directed by JOHN MACARTHUR
(From Glasgow)

Contributors

Directed By: John MacArthur

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers

: 'Books in General'

DESMOND MACCARTHY

Contributors

Unknown: Desmond MacCarthy

: For Farmers Only

J. A. SCOTT WATSON (Professor of Rural Economy, University of Oxford) Tonight Mr. William Burkitt will speak of the forthcoming Show of the Royal Agricultural Society at Newcastle-on-Tyne. This year's 'Royal' will be held from July 2 to July 6 and is being looked forward to, as usual, as one of the main events in the farmer's year. The last Newcastle Show was one of the most successful in the history of the Society, with an attendance of 186,000. Newcastle is working for another big success this year, and there will be several new features of interest to farmers.
Professor Scott Watson will follow with a commentary on some recent developments in agricultural marketing.

Contributors

Unknown: J. A. Scott Watson
Unknown: Mr. William Burkitt
Unknown: Professor Scott Watson

: The Foundations

of Music
Bach Celebration under the direction of C. SANFORD TERRY , Litt.D., Mus.D.,
LL.D. (Hon. Fellow of Clare College,
Cambridge)
SECULAR CANTATAS
MILDRED WATSON (soprano)
KENNETH ELLIS (bass)
A CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Leader, Louis Willoughby
Conducted by ADRIAN BOULT
Mer hahn en neu Oberkeet (We've got a new master here) (Peasant Cantata)

Contributors

Unknown: Sanford Terry
Conducted By: Adrian Boult

: PETER HADDON

in ' The Indiscretions of Archie' by P. G. WODEHOUSE
Adapted for broadcasting by DOUGLAS HOARE
5-The Auction

Contributors

Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Broadcasting By: Douglas Hoare

: A Pianoforte Recital

by RONALD CHAMBERLAIN

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Chamberlain

: 'The Barber of Seville'

Introductory Talk to the Command Performance of at Covent Garden
ERIC BLOM

: A Command Performance: Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Act 1

in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of York of Rossini's Opera "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" ("The Barber of Seville").

The libretto of Rossini's The Barber of Seville is based on Beaumarchais's play ; the earliest one of three in which so many famous characters appear, of whom the most important are Figaro, the Count, and Rosina, afterwards to become the Countess. In this opera, however, Rosina is still a young girl the ward of Dr. Bartolo, and is being wooed under difficulties by Count Almaviva. As the Count is anxious to see more of the charming girl he is in love with, and as she is clearly anxious to escape from her irksome guardianship, he plots to achieve his purpose.

In the first scene of Act 1 he is in the garden of Dr. Bartolo's house serenading Rosina beneath her balcony.
Figaro, the most celebrated barber in Seville, and a useful ally in any intrigue, comes up at this moment, and is successfully drawn into the service of Almaviva. The scene closes with Rosina appearing on the balcony and dropping a letter to her lover. The next scene is in the room of Dr. Bartolo's house. Figaro is already acting as a go-between.
He brings Rosina a message from the Count and receives from her a letter in return; the Count is, however, impatient and he presently forces his way into the house disguised as a drunken soldier. But Dr. Bartolo penetrates the disguise and has him arrested, though he quickly orders his release when he realises that the intruder is a Grandee of Spain.

Contributors

Fiorello, servant of Count Almaviva: Aristide Baracchi
Count Almaviva: Heddle Nash
Figaro, a Barber: Giovanni Inghilleri
Rosina, the rich ward of Dr. Bartolo: Lily Pons
Doctor Bartolo, guardian of Rosina: Carlo Scattola
Don Basilio, teacher of singing: Ezio Pinza
Bertha, the old housekeeper of Dr. Bartolo: Ebe Ticcozzi
Conductor: Vincenzo Belleza
Producer: Charles Moor
Chorus Master: Robert Ainsworth

: THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND

Conductor,
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
Programme of Regimental Marches
(Arranged and compered by Walter Wood )

Contributors

Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell
Unknown: Walter Wood

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: Serenade

THE B B C ORCHESTRA
(Section D)
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by CLARENCE RAYBOULD

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: DANCE MUSIC

Roy FOX AND HIS BAND

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Fox








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