From page 35 of ' New Every Morning '
(g) for Farmers and Shipping
Fred Hartley and his Quintet: Pop goes the Weasel. Sailor's Hornpipe
Una Bourne (pianoforte) : Pierrette,
Danse Creole (Chaminade) ; Rustle of Spring (Sinding)
The Cedric Sharpe Sextet: Old
English Melody, Serenade (Elgar)
' The Central Wheat-lands '
G. B. BARBOUR , Ph.D., and P. R. CROWE
Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, IDRis LEWIS
NANCY ELLIS (soprano)
by J. L. Hatton
THE BBC SINGERS (B)
Sybilla Marshall Margaret Rees Winifred Downer Anne Wood Peter Pears Emlyn Bebb Victor Utting Victor Harding Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
He that hath a pleasant face The hunt is up The Reproach
Over hill, over dale
Softly fall the shades of evening Spring, the sweet spring
The summer gale, that gently blows The Urchins' Dance
The Village Blacksmith What is got by sighing ?
See the rooks are homeward flying Song to Pan
Around the maypole tripping
Your Home and Mine
' How the Plough changed Britain'
G. M. BOUMPHREY
This afternoon Geoffrey Boumphrey is to speak of farmers of long ago, and to discuss the question of why they farmed where they did. He will describe the end of Roman Britain ; the Dark Ages and the coming of the Angles and Saxons. Listeners will hear about the new farming that followed, and how it changed the country. New homes sprang up in new places. There had been Roman villas ; there were Saxon manors now.
Things still to be seen—narrow terraces cut in the hillside (lynchets),
I traces of the old ' strip ' fields—show I evidence of early farming in Britain.
Is there any such evidence in your district ?
2.30 British History
A Dramatic Interlude
Written by HUGH Ross WILLIAMSON
2.50 ' Cromwell : The Statesman as Soldier '
THE LORD ELTON
Leader, Bertram Lewis
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
Solo pianoforte, ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN from the Pavilion, Bournemouth
Ilya Livschakoff 's Orchestra : Lehar
Melodies, I live for love, Waltz (Ball at the Savoy) (Abraham, Hammerstein)
Richard Tauber (tenor) : Bella
Venezia (Sckulenberg) ; Un peu d'amour (A little love) (Silesu)
Kirilloff's Balalaika Orchestra : Pot-pourri of Waltzes ; Russian Folk Song, Kazbec
(By permision of the Savoy Hotel, Ltd.). with SAM COSTA and THE RHYTHM Boys
Compère, JAMES DYRENFORTH
including Weather Forecast
Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY
Conducted by VICTOR REINSHAGEN
WEBSTER BOOTH (tenor)
ROBERT HALE in a Radiobiography
Presented by LESLIE BAILY and CHARLES BREWER and Compered by THE PLAYGOER
BINNIE HALE and SONNIE HALE will take part and the cast will also include
J. B. RowE IDA CRISPI
MARJORIE ESSEX and FOSTER CARLIN
THE BBC REVUE CHORUS and VARIETY ORCHESTRA conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
Star Gazing' will be repeated at 4.15 on Saturday afternoon in the Regional programme
This is the first broadcast in a new scries of radio programmes that Leslie Bailv and Charles Brewer have devised to alternate with their famous Scrap-books. In each programme a theatrical celebrity will come to the microphone and thread together the outstanding incidents of his or her career from the moment that ' a certain something' entered their blood, and they had to put on grease-paint and were to be thrilled by the call of ' Overture and beginners ' as long as they lived.
There could be no happier choice for this first programme than that popular actor, Robert Hale , who ran away from home to go on the stage, and married a girl who had done the same ; who began his career in one-night stands at thirty shillings a week, rose to the top of the ladder, and gave to the theatre, against his will, Sonnie and Binnie Hale.
Robert Hale has played in everything from red-nosed variety, through pantomime, blood-curdling melodrama, musical comedy and revue, to straight drama. Who does not remember his marvellous gifts of mimicry and impersonation ? Or the lightning changes he made in those flamboyant revues at the Alhambra at the beginning of the war ?
Today he is to broadcast his autobiography in typically breezy fashion. He will have Sonnie and Binnie with him. May one hope he will tell of his only failure-to prevent his children from going on the stage ?
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Led by MARIE WILSON
Conducted by JULIAN CLIFFORD
Ballet Suite, Chout (Joke) Prokofiev (The Tale of a Buffoon and how he hoodwinked seven other Buffoons)
I. The Buffoon and his Girl. 2. Dance of the Buffoons. 3. Death of the Buffoons' Women. 4. The Buffoon dressed as a Young Woman. 5. Third Entr'acte. 6. Dance of the Buffoons' Daughters. 7. Arrival of the Merchant. 8. In the Merchant's Bedroom. 9. Woman into She-goat. 10. Fifth Entr'acte. 11. Quarrel between the Buffoon and the Merchant. 12. Final Dance
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
Organist, Reginald Goss-Custard from St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
LAELIA FINNEBERG (soprano)
GORDON WALKER (flute)
Though primarily an instrumental composer, Felix White has written nearly three hundred songs. Not all of these are for the usual medium of voice with piano, for there are about thirty for voice with orchestra, six unaccompanied, two with violin, two with 'cello, and the three with flute to be heard this evening. The first is a Theocritan invitation to Pan ; the second a celebrated epitaph, addressed to some unknown lady, by Ben Jonson. The flute part of the third song is particularly brilliant and elaborate in its depiction of the skylark described in a newly-discovered poem by the unfortunate Northamptonshire peasant-poet, John Clare.