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: THE FIFTH TEST MATCH

AUSTRALIA v. ENGLAND
A ball by ball Commentary on the last ten minutes of the first day by VICTOR RICHARDSON , followed by a resume of the day's play by ALAN KIPPAX
From Melbourne
(In collaboration with the Australian
Broadcasting Commission)

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Richardson
Play By: Alan Kippax

: THE DAILY SERVICE

@ From page 97 of ' New Every Morning '

: Weather Forecast

@ for Farmers and Shipping

: TAKE IT IN TIME

The Squinting Child
By a Doctor

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Music and Movement-2
For Juniors
ANN DRIVER
11.20 Pianoforte Interlude by CICELY HOYE
11.30 Music and Movement-l
For Very Young Children
ANN DRIVER

Contributors

Unknown: Cicely Hoye

: AN ORGAN RECITAL

by Ambrose Porter from Lichfield Cathedral

Contributors

Unknown: Ambrose Porter

: THE BBC DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by Henry Hall

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: THE FIFTH TEST MATCH

AUSTRALIA v. ENGLAND
A ball by ball Commentary on the last ten minutes of the first day by VICTOR RICHARDSON , followed by a resume of the day's play by ALAN KIPPAX
From Melbourne
(In collaboration with the Australian
Broadcasting Commission)
(Electrical Recording)

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Richardson
Play By: Alan Kippax

: FRIDAY MIDDAY CONCERT

Under the direction of Johan Hock from Queen's College Chambers
Lecture Hall, Birmingham
The Birmingham Philharmonic
String Orchestra
Leader, Norris Stanley
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult

Contributors

Unknown: Johan Hock
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Interlude
2.5 Travel Talk
' Northern Nigeria: on the Edge of the Desert'
C. D. FORDE , Ph.D.
Dr. Forde is Professor of Geography and Anthropology in the University of Wales. It was he who actually planned all the Travel Talks scheduled in the Schools syllabus for this year. What is even more important in connection with this talk is that he spent a considerable time in Nigeria in 1935. So that he will have much to tell of the peoples who live under British rule on the edge of the desert. He will take you with him over the most recently opened section of the imperial airway, the branch that connects Khartoum, on the great England-to-Cape route, with Kano, capital of Northern Nigeria.
2.25 Interlude
2.30 Feature Programme
Cotton
A programme describing a visit to a cotton mill in Lancashire
Arranged by TOM HARRISSON
2.55 Interlude
3.0 English Literature-1
A Play made from the Story of St.
George
JEAN SUTCLIFFE
3.20 Special Music Interlude
SCOTT GODDARD
3.35 Talk for Sixth Forms
' Foreign Affairs'
Sir FREDERICK WHYTE , K.C.S.I.

Contributors

Unknown: C. D. Forde
Arranged By: Tom Harrisson
Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe
Unknown: Scott Goddard
Unknown: Sir Frederick Whyte

: A SYMPHONY CONCERT

The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward

Contributors

Conducted By: Leslie Heward

: THE BROADHURST SEPTET

(All arrangements by Lauretta
Williams and Roy Douglas )

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Douglas

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: VARIATIONS FOR PIANOFORTE-5

played by Kendall Taylor

Contributors

Played By: Kendall Taylor

: MUSIC AND THE ORDINARY LISTENER

Herbert Howells

Contributors

Unknown: Herbert Howells

: A RECITAL

Engel Lund (folk songs)
Harold Fairhurst (violin)

Contributors

Unknown: Engel Lund
Violin: Harold Fairhurst

: THE KENTUCKY MINSTRELS

The Kentucky Minstrels will broadcast again in the Regional programme tomorrow at 4.0

: THE THIRD NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: I WAS THERE

'The Battle of Abu-Klea, 1885'
William H. Peters
Tonight William Peters , who was in the 5th Royal Irish Lancers, is to tell the dramatic story of the Battle of Abu-Klea on January 17, 1885, in which he took part. His regiment was part of an expedition sent to Khartoum t6 relieve General Gordon, who was besieged there by the Mahdi. He will tell of forced marches, privation, and thirst, and of the eventual push from Korti when the news became desperate.
The hero of his story is Colonel
Fred Burnaby of ' The Blues ', who advanced mounted on a pony, his feet almost touching the ground, armed only with a sword. As they sighted Abu-Klea, flags fluttered and the enemy were seen on the walls and fired at. Skirmishers were sent out, but they had not advanced two hundred yards before ' a black cloud seemed to rise from the ground headed by sheiks mounted on horses '.
In the fierce battle that ensued, Colonel Burnaby was killed by an Arab.

Contributors

Unknown: William H. Peters
Unknown: William Peters
Unknown: Fred Burnaby

: DOWN MEMORY LANE

Devised and presented by George Inns
A programme introducing some melodies of the past, freshly orchestrated by Rae Jenkins and songs by Helen McKay and The Tin Pan Alley Trio with Rae Jenkins and his
Melody Quintette
(Bob Busby at the Piano)
Produced by Bryan Michie

Contributors

Presented By: George Inns
Unknown: Rae Jenkins
Songs By: Helen McKay
Unknown: Rae Jenkins
Unknown: Bob Busby
Produced By: Bryan Michie

: THE BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section D)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Albert Sammons (violin)
Bernard Shore (viola)
(First Performance)
(Conducted by the Composer)
Stanley Wilson was only fifteen when he won an open scholarship for composition at the Royal College of Music, where he studied under Sir
Charles Stanford. After he left the College he was appointed music master at Ipswich School. Among Mr. Wilson's compositions are a Piano Concerto, which was first performed at a Promenade Concert in 1929, and a 'Skye Symphony', which was first performed at a studio concert in the same year, both of which were conducted by the composer himself, and the present Concerto for violin, viola, and orchestra.
Richard Strauss 's opera Intermezzo, described as ' a bourgeois comedy with symphonic entr'actes ', was completed at Buenos Aires in August, 1923, and produced at the Staatsschauspielhaus, Dresden, in November, 1924. The libretto, written by Strauss himself, is based on an incident that had occurred in his own married life many years earlier, a comic affair of baseless jealousy that might easily have had a tragic ending.
In Intermezzo Strauss has tackled, and perhaps solved, the problem of modern German comic opera. The Mastersingers, glorious as it is, set German comic opera on the wrong path, a too symphonic path. In Intermezzo Strauss has deliberately restored a lighter texture and a lighter, swifter handling of the text, the symphonic element being concentrated in the orchestral interludes.

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Violin: Albert Sammons
Viola: Bernard Shore
Unknown: Stanley Wilson
Unknown: Charles Stanford.
Unknown: Richard Strauss








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