From page 60 of 'When Two or Three'
The B B C Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Adrian Boult : Tragic Overture (Brahms)
The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : Symphonic Poem, Don Juan , Op. 20 (Strauss)
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
Directed by HARRY DAVIDSON
The Commodore Theatre,
Foden's Motor Works Band, conducted by F. Mortimer : A Downland Suite, Prelude - Elegy — Minuet — Rondo (Ireland)
Grand Massed Brass Bands at
Leicester Band Festival : Community-land
A fly past of twenty squadrons in squadron formation in line astern
Squadron air drill by No. 19 (Fighter)
Fly past by seventeen squadrons in wing formation
A running commentary by Squadron
Leader W. HELMORE, R.A.F.
Relayed from Duxford Aerodrome
Today's Review of the Royal Air Force by H.M. the King is the first of its kind, and is responsible for the largest concentration of aircraft yet undertaken in this country.
The first part of the Review consists of an inspection by His Majesty of thirty-eight Squadrons on the ground at Mildenhall. On completion of the inspection the King will motor to Duxford, where he will be met by H.M. the Queen. Their Majesties will take luncheon in the Officers' Mess, and at about 2.20 they will proceed to the Royal Dais on the aerodrome.
At the conclusion of the third phase of the fly past, which comprises the second part of the Review, Their Majesties will leave by car for London.
Squadron Leader W. Helmore, who is to give the running commentary today, has broadcast the commentaries on the R.A.F. Display eleven times.
Commentaries by Colonel R. H. BRAND and Capt. H. B. T. WAKELAM on the Finals
Relayed from the Centre Court,
Colonel R. H.
Capt. H. B. T.
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
This evening H. E. Towner-Coston , the fishery expert, is to describe how he was initiated into big game fishing in New Zealand waters. In his first encounter he battled for forty minutes with a monster that another monster won ; in his second he was successful in landing a shark.
Swordfish, marlins, broadbills, king-fish, he has caught them all-great fish scaling nearly 1,000 pounds. ' Teasers ', by the way. are contrivances for teasing the giants to the surface when they are withdrawn in favour of the baited hook. Towner-Coston was most things in New Zealand for years. He is now back in England and the manager of a well-known fishery on the Test.
Conductor, LESLIE WOOD GATE
DALE SMITH (baritone)
At the pianoforte, BERKELEY MASON
Gaudeamus Igitur arr. Leslie Woodgate Peter Brown (Page 28)
A Litany of Drinking (Page 146) The Student (Page 12)
The West-End Perk (Page 102)
Mary had a little Lamb (Page 226) Sweet Kitty Clover (Page 270) Tut! Tut! (Page 288)
Down in Demerara (Page 208)
(The pages refer to the British Students' Song
Book, published by Bayley and Ferguson)
Sir Thomas More. first lay Chancellor of England, was born in 1477-8, the only surviving son of Sir John More , a barrister living in Cheapside. School in Threadneedle Street ; Oxford for a time ; then back to London and called to the Bar. The most witty and cultured man of his day met his future master when Henry, afterwards Henry VIII , was a boy of nine, who blushed to receive a poem, little knowing that he would have anything worse to blush for.
In 1504 Thomas More became a Member of Parliament ; in 1509 Henry became King. In 1521 More was knighted. In 1523, he was elected Speaker of the House of Commons. The remainder of More's life depended on Henry's insistence to divorce Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn. His attitude on the Oath of Supremacy further incurred the displeasure of both Henry and Cromwell. In 1534 he was committed to the Tower where he remained until his death on Tower Hill the following year.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY
DENIS O'NEIL (tenor)
The Man from the Country ; The Man about Town ; The Man from the Sea
North National will close doiin at 11.45
THE B B C DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL