From page 105 of 'New Every Morning'
' The Ashanti Campaign of 1900 and the Surrender of Queen
Lt.-Col. S. H. Hingley
Lt.-Col. Hingley, late Middlesex Regiment. served throughout nearly all the Ashanti War of 1900 to 1901 as * captain in the West India Regiment, and ended the campaign as ' Staff Officer of the Ashanti Field Force ' in Kumasi.
He will describe what this campaign was about, what he saw of the severe fighting in 1900, and the actual surrender of Queen Ashantueh. possibly the most famous woman who ever held power in Africa, certainly in West Africa. Colonel Hingley has been widely known for eleven years as a lecturer on India the West Indies, and Cuba.
with Vernon Adcock (xylophone)
at'the Organ of the Regal Cinema,
Mark and Michal Hambourg
(pianofortes): Andante and Variations, Op. 46 (Schumann)
Ria Ginster (soprano), accompanied by Gerald Moore : Schone
Fremde. In der Fremde. Geisternahe. Mein Rose (Schumann).
Wiegenlied, Op. 105, No. 2 (Schubert)
Wilhelm Backhaus (pianoforte):
Impromptu in B flat, Op. 142, No. 3 (Schubert)
Leader, Leonard Hirsch
Conductor, Eric Fogg Joy Boughton (oboe)
(All arrangements by Arthur Dulay )
Emmy Bettendorf (soprano): Die
Lorelei (Silcher). Solveig's Song (Peer Gynt). Ich liebe dich (Grieg). It is a wondrous sympathy (Es muss ein wunderbares sein) (Liszt)
Norman Allin (bass): Arise, ye subterranean winds (The Tempest) (Purcell). Honour and Arms (Sam-son) (Handel). The Midnight Review (Glinka)
Conductor, Herbert Bennett
From the point of view of a Godmother
from St. Paul's Cathedral, London
Order of Service
Psalms cxlii and cxliii
Lesson, Isaiah Ix, 1 to 12
Magnificat (Lang in B flat) Lesson, Colossians ii, 6-17
Nunc Dimittis (Lang in B flat)
Hymn, Come rejoicing, faithful men, with rapturous singing (E.H. 22, 1-4, 9-12)
Carol, God rest you merry, gentlemen (trad.)
(The choir will consist of men's voices only)
Natan Milstein (violin): Polonaise brillante in D, Op. 4 (Wieniatcski); From my Homeland (No. 2) (Smetana); La Campanella (Paganini, arr. Kreisler) (All accompanied by Leopold Mittmann )
Under blue skies and in brilliant sunshine, the music of the South is played to you by Eugene Pini and his Tango
including Weather Forecast
W. S. Mansfield and H. Nicholson
W. S. Mansfield is bringing to the microphone H. Nicholson , of the Cambridge School of Agriculture, to discuss land drainage. Mr. Nicholson is a specialist in soil science. Apart from this, he has devoted much study to the practical aspect of drainage in agriculture. His views and advice should therefore be of great interest to all farmers, and especially to those who farm heavy land.
at the BBC Theatre Organ
' Music from the Films '
Several years ago when Reginald Foort was at the Regent, Bournemouth, he thought of playing a programme of ' hits of yesterday'. It proved so successful that he repeated it, developing it later into a programme of hits from the films. As he says, a film tune is a thing of the moment, it is heard while the picture is shown, played a month or two by the bands, and then forgotten. So from time to time he devotes a broadcast to film tunes old and new. He gives a selection or two from a few of the films that are being talked about, and then a medley of some of the tunes from the past. This feature is among the many popular innovations made by Reginald Foort since he joined the BBC.
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
The first of Smetana's cycle of six symphonic poems, collectively known as 'My Country', ', is ' Vysehrad ', which represents the rocky fortress at Prague above the bank of the river Moldau that flows through Bohemia. The solemn chords on the brass which open the work represent the castle of Vysehrad, and this motive is made use of in the other symphonic poems. The poetic idea behind this symphonic poem is that of the composer contemplating the vivid scenes and events associated with the historical old fortress, the passing of its glory, and its final decay.
P. S. G.
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
A new setting of an old story
Words and music by Spike Hughes
Prologue sung by Appleton Moore
Epilogue sung by Appleton Moore
The BBC Theatre Orchestra and BBC Revue Chorus conducted by the Composer
Production by Douglas Moodie
Three Sisters (or Brothers), of whom the two elder are ugly or malicious or unpleasant in some other way (and failures into the bargain), while the youngest is charming and everything a heroine (or hero) ought to be and succeeds brilliantly with or without magical assistance: that is one of the oldest folk-tale formulas in the world. It figures more or less prominently in the folklore of practically every nation.
On what original, if any, that industrious seventeenth - century Frenchman, Charles Perrault , based his charming version of the formula that we know as ' Cinderella ', it is difficult to say. But it is Perrault's version that now holds the field and it is Perrault's version, unspoiled by the pantomime-mongers, but filtered through the minds (a) of Spike Hughes 's six-year-old daughter, (b) of Spike Hughes himself, that provides the inspiration for this evening's entertainment.
' Cinderella' will be repealed tomon-ow at 9.15 in the Regional programme
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
and his Band with MOLLY O'CONNOR
REUB SILVER at the piano
Microphone ' visits' to some of London's amusements
Compered by Thomas Woodrooffc
Humphrey Jennings and Chiang Yee
Chiang Yee is a native of Kiu-Kiang in Central China, and a poet. Tonight he is going to read some of his own poetry in Chinese and discuss with Humphrey Jennings some of the differences between Chinese and English poetry.
will play for dancing from the May Fair Hotel