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: THE DAILY SERVICE

@ From page 53 of ' New Every Morning '

: Weather Forecast

@ for Farmers and Shipping

: 'SEAVIEW'

3—' A Horrible Holiday '
John Betjeman
(Western)

Contributors

Unknown: John Betjeman

: Gramophone Records 'DIDO AND AENEAS'

(Purcell)
Characters in order of their appearance
Chorus of Courtiers and People,
Witches and Sailors
Charles Kennedy Scott's
A Capella Singers
Harpsichord-Bernhard Ord
Conductor-Clarence Raybould Recorded under the direction of Hubert J. Foss
Act I-Scene 1, The Palace. Scene 2,
The Cave
Act 2, The Grove Act 3, The Ships
Purcell's opera, Dido and Aeneas, has often been called the one flawless masterpiece of music-drama composed by an Englishman ; in design and conception it was far in advance of its age. In his preface to Dido and Aeneas Purcell expressed views showing it was no accident that it was
'a perfect opera'. Dido was written to a libretto by Nahum Tate , then
Poet Laureate, for performance at a boarding school for young ladies a Chelsea. There was a notable revival of the opera in 1895, two hundred years after Purcell's death, and it has since been frequently performed in England and quite lately in Germany.

Contributors

Unknown: Hubert J. Foss
Unknown: Aeneas Purcell
Unknown: Nahum Tate
Belinda, Lady-in-Waiting to Dido: Mary Hamlin
Dido, or Elissa, Queen of Carthage: Nancy Evans
Second Woman: Gladys Currie
' Aeneas: Roy Henderson
Sorceress: Mary Jarred
First Witch: Gwen Catley
Second Witch: Gladys Currie
Spirit: Olive Dyer
Sailor: Sydney Northcote

: 'HERE THEY ARE AGAIN'

Gramophone records of popular tunes you all remember

: THE NEW COVENTRY HIPPODROME ORCHESTRA

Conductor, William Pethers from the New Hippodrome Theatre,
Coventry

Contributors

Conductor: William Pethers

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Lili Krauss (pianoforte),
Simon Goldberg (violin): Sonata in C (K. 296) (Mozart)
Heinrich Rehkemper (baritone):
Der Rattenfanger, Auftrag, and Der Feuerreiter (Wolf)

Contributors

Pianoforte: Lili Krauss
Pianoforte: Simon Goldberg
Baritone: Heinrich Rehkemper

: DAVIS CUP

European Zone-First Round
Great Britain v. Rumania
A commentary on the first day's play, by Thomas Woodrooffe from the Royal Hall Courts,
Harrogate
Since 1933 Great Britain, as holders of the Davis Cup, have played only in the challenging round, but, having lost the cup last year to America, now have to play right through the competition. Woodrooffe, in his first broadcast on lawn tennis, will describe the play in the singles today between Great Britain and Rumania. There will be another broadcast on May 9, when the doubles will be played, and if the match is not then decided there will be a further broadcast on May 10.

Contributors

Play By: Thomas Woodrooffe

: RUGBY LEAGUE CUP FINAL

SALFORD v. BARROW
A running commentary on the second half of the match by Hubert Bateman from the Empire Stadium, Wembley
(by permission of the Rugby League
Council)
Hubert Bateman , who is to give the commentary on the second half of the Rugby League Cup Final, was one of the commentators last year, when Keighley and Widnes were the finalists. The first half of today's match, described by F. H. Pember ton, is being broadcast at 3.30 on the Northern wavelength.

Contributors

Unknown: Hubert Bateman
Unknown: Hubert Bateman
Unknown: F. H. Pember

: DAVIS CUP

European Zone-First Round
Great Britain v. Rumania
A commentary on the first day's play, by Thomas Woodrooffe from the Royal Hall Courts,
Harrogate

Contributors

Play By: Thomas Woodrooffe

: GEORGE ELRICK AND HIS MUSIC MAKERS

with SHIRLEY LENNER
FRANCIS WALKER

Contributors

Unknown: Shirley Lenner
Unknown: Francis Walker

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: MUSIC BY NORWEGIAN COMPOSERS

The BBC Orchestra
(Section E)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Hugo Kramm
Theme and Variations
Ludwig Irgens Jensen
Snapshots from a Circus
Pauline Hall
1 Parade. 2 The animals are asleep. 3 Dancing Clowns
Norwegian Rhapsody, No 2
Johan Halvorsen
Hugo Kramm , who is the principal conductor and musical director of the Norwegian State Broadcasting, was born in 1890. He studied both the violin and piano and became a first-rate exponent of each instrument, making his public debut as soloist both in Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Piano Concerto No. 5, in E flat. For some years he played in string quartets and eventually in 1919 he was appointed conductor of the Municipal Theatre Orchestra in Stavanger. In 1924 he became conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Society, and three years later he took over his present post with the Norwegian State Broadcasting at Oslo.

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Hugo Kramm
Unknown: Johan Halvorsen
Unknown: Hugo Kramm

: ' IN TOWN TONIGHT '

5th Season
158th Editton
Produced by C. F. Meehan

Contributors

Produced By: C. F. Meehan

: MUSIC-HALL

JACK WARMAN
Sacked Again
JENNY HOWARD the Comedy Girl assicted by Percy King
WEE GEORGIE WOOD the Peter Pan of Vaudeville
(by permission of George Black) assisted by Dolly Harmer
MR. FLOTSAM AND
MR. JETSAM
TESSIE O'SHEA
Just Bubbling Over
(by permission of George Black
THE BBC VARIETY
ORCHESTRA conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
Presented by JOHN SHARMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Warman
Unknown: Jenny Howard
Unknown: Percy King
Unknown: Wee Georgie Wood
Assisted By: Dolly Harmer
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Presented By: John Sharman

: THE THIRD NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

A weekly commentary on American affairs
Raymond Gram Swing
(From America)

: MEDICINE AND THE STATE

A discussion between medical men on the status of medical practitioners and voluntary hospitals
Chairman, John Maude

Contributors

Unknown: John Maude

: 'YOU MAY LIKE TO HEAR .....'

Helen Henschel presenting a programme of gramophone records with a kick

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Henschel

: SIX-DAY BICYCLE RACE

The Finish
A commentary by Stewart MacPherson from the Empire Pool and Sports
Arena, Wembley
A broadcast of the Six Days' Bicycle Race at Wembley was given on Monday afternoon on the National wavelength fifteen hours after the start. Stewart MacPherson gave a second commentary on Wednesday afternoon on the Regional wavelength when the race was not quite half-way through. Tonight he will be giving the most exciting commentary of all, for this great race, which began at midnight last Sunday, is due to finish in ten minutes' time— on the stroke of I 1 p.m.

Contributors

Commentary By: Stewart MacPherson
Unknown: Stewart MacPherson

: JACK HARRIS AND HIS BAND

with ELSIE CARLISLE
DINAH MILLER
FRED LATHAM from Ciro's

Contributors

Unknown: Elsie Carlisle
Unknown: Dinah Miller
Unknown: Fred Latham

: LATE NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast








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