From page 37 of 'New Every Morning'
of Their Majesties
KING CHRISTIAN X of Denmark and Iceland and QUEEN ALEXANDRINE
Thanksgiving Service broadcast from Copenhagen
Cathedral including a description of the scene outside the Cathedral before and after the Service
Listeners will be taken over to Copenhagen a few minutes before the Service is due to begin, so that S. J. de Lotbiniere, Director of Outside Broadcasts, who has gone out to the Danish capital expressly for the purpose, can set the scene. He will describe the arrival of the royal procession, and give listeners a picture of the interior of the Cathedral-the candles and banners, the flags and hangings-and he will also interpret the course of the Service itself, which, being in Danish, will be difficult for most listeners to follow. Finally, in the News Summary at 10 p.m., it is hoped that he will be able to give listeners an account of the day's rejoicings and say something about the students' torchlight procession to the royal palace of Christiansborg.
Agnes Smith , who is to give her ninth broadcast since she first spoke on the air in 1935, is an industrial worker who began life as a ' doffer ' in a cotton factory at the age of twelve, and was later a weaver. Although she worked an eleven-hour day, beginning at 6.30 in the morning, she attended evening classes. At the age of seventeen she became the sole support of her invalid mother and young sister, and yet still found time for serious reading. Since the war the 48-hour week has made it possible for her to take up social and educational work in her spare time.
Led by Harold Jones
Conducted by Alfred Barker
Booth Unwin (bass)
Directed by Henry Hall
Leader, Charles Vorzanger
Directed by Harry Davidson from the Commodore Theatre,
Leo Slezak (tenor): An die Musik
Nacht und Traume (Schubert)
Lily Krauss (pianoforte) and Simon Goldberg (violin): Sonata in C (K. 296) (Mozart)-1 Allegro vivace 2 Andante sostenuto. 3
Allegro Leo Slezak (tenor): Litanei, Im
Running commentaries on Middlesex v. Sussex by Thomas Woodrooffe from Lord's
Lancashire v. Yorkshire by A. E. Lawton from Old Trafford and The Universities Athletic Union
Championships by H. M. Abrahams from White City Stadium
On and off for the last three years Eric Gillett has given talks under the heading ' These My Friends'. In the present series he has discussed in his entertaining way Jane Austen , Benjamin Robert Haydon , the painter, and Maria Jane Jews -bury, early - nineteenth - century essayist. Gillett has varied the series with a talk on burlesque and another on comedians, illustrating both with gramophone records ; and now, choosing the immortal diarist Pepys for his subject, he brings the present series to an end. On May 22 he is to begin a new one-six talks on ' These Made Me Laugh '.
Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
Directed by Henry Hall
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The BBC Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Julius Harrison
Frank Merrick (pianoforte)
Just over sixty years ago Berlioz produced an opera from which this piece is an extract. This ' Symphonic Entr'acte' represents a scene in ' a virgin forest in the neighbourhood of Carthage '. Naiads appear and bathe. The hunt is heard in the distance, gradually drawing nearer, and the naiads vanish. Hunters cross the scene A storm approaches. While the storm increases, Ascanias, son of Æneas, gallops past, followed by other huntsmen. The storm approaches its height and night falls, Dido and /Eneas, hunting, arrive and take refuge in a cave. Wood Nymphs appear, singing; also Fauns and Satyrs, all of whom dance a grotesque dance in the darkness. A little stream in the rocks becomes a noisy cataract. Lightning strikes a tree, and finally the whole scene is obscured by dense clouds. The storm at last abates and the clouds scatter.
Produced by A W. Hanson introduces to you some of the interesting people from different parts of the Empire who are in London for Coronation
BILLY CARYLL AND
HILDA MUNDY the Famous Comedy Duo
MATHESON LANG , IRENE VANBRUGH ,
VICTORIA HOPPER AND
COMPANY in an excerpt from the Pageant Play
'Drake' by Louis N. PARKER
Arranged for broadcasting by JULIAN FRANK
Produced by JOHN SHARMAN
FLANAGAN AND ALLEN The Popular Comedians-Oi!
WILL FYFFE the Famous Scots Comedian
RALPH READER AND SCOUTS from the Gang Shows
The Popular Radio Star, with her two pianists,
FREDDIE ASPINALL and RONNIE ALDRIDGE
REGINALD FOORT at the BBC Theatre Organ
THE BBC VARIETY
Conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
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A Recorded Programme of Coronation Festivities in London and the Regions
Produced by H. L. Morrow
tells the story of ' The Fire Bell'
Last July, that famous and elusive personality, A. J. Alan , broadcast a story of his, ' Charles', which he first gave in 1927, but it is a long time since he has written a new one. The feat has been achieved for Coronation week, and it is to be broadcast tonight. A. J. Alan is always news because he remains a mystery, but he is first and last a first-rate story-teller and broadcaster-and one never to be missed.
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