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: THE DAILY SERVICE

@ from page 89 of ' New Every Morning '

: 'I WAS THERE'

'The First Team from Australia,
1868'
Frank Gerald

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Gerald

: A BALLAD CONCERT

Alice Lilley (soprano)
Hervey Alan (baritone)

Contributors

Soprano: Alice Lilley
Baritone: Hervey Alan

: Gramophone Records BALLET MUSIC

London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by John Barbirolli : Swan Lake, Op. 20 (Tchaikovsky)—Scene ; Dance of the little Swans ; Waltz ; Scene, Hungarian Dance'; Czardas
New Light. Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent :-Three-Cornered Hat (Falla)- The Neighbours ; The Miller's Dance ; Final Dance

Contributors

Conducted By: John Barbirolli
Conducted By: Malcolm Sargent

: AN ORGAN RECITAL

by Guy Weitz from the Concert Hall, Broadcasting
House

Contributors

Unknown: Guy Weitz

: THE FOURTH TEST MATCH

' England v. Australia
A commentary during play by Howard Marshall from Headingley, Leeds

Contributors

Play By: Howard Marshall

: RHYTHM ON RECORDS

A programme of popular dance music on gramophone records

: TEST MATCH

A commentary on the closing overs before lunch and a summary of the morning's play, by Howard Marshall

Contributors

Play By: Howard Marshall

: TEST MATCH

Commentaries on the play by Howard Marshall and others

Contributors

Play By: Howard Marshall

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: TEST MATCH

A commentary on the closing over of the day and a summary of the day's play, by Howard Marshall

Contributors

Play By: Howard Marshall

: Medvedeff's Balalaika Orchestra

(All arrangements by Medvedefi)

: ANONA WINN

has invited
Gene Gerrard
Max Wall
Harold Clemence
' Tommy Tucker ' and The Ten of Clubs to
' THE BUNGALOW CLUB ' tonight

Contributors

Unknown: Gene Gerrard
Unknown: Max Wall
Unknown: Harold Clemence
Unknown: Tommy Tucker

: REGINALD FOORT

at the BBC Theatre Organ
In a programme of fan mail favourites

: 'PRESS GANG'

by Captain R. Harrison and Stephen Potter
Production by Stephen Potter
Nothing about the past makes us doubt the goodness of Good Old Times so much as the institution of the Press Gang. It was a shadow which lay over the lives of almost every man in the country. No matter if he had never seen the sea before in his life : no matter if his capture meant throwing his wife and children on the parish : there was always the chance that he might find himself suddenly condemned to the slavery of the old naval service, where his health would be ruined by rotten food an'd his character brutalised by cruelty and unnecessary suffering.
Listeners may remember that Captain Harrison took part in the P. & 0. programme last autumn. While in the studios he suggested the subject of this production. He is the Commodore of the P. & 0. Fleet. While the programme is being performed he will be with his ship, the Stratheden.

Contributors

Unknown: Captain R. Harrison
Unknown: Stephen Potter
Production By: Stephen Potter

: Perseus and Andromeda

An Opera by Handel
(Adapted from his unperformed pasticcio 'Jupiter in Argos')
Libretto by Albert G. Latham
Music arranged by Julian Herbage and Ralph Graves
The cast
The BBC Singers (A):
Margaret Godley, Margaret Rees, Gladys Winmill, Doris Owens, Bradbridge White, Martin Boddey, Stanley Riley, Samuel Dyson
The BBC Orchestra
(Section C)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Boyd Neel

Cassiopeia, Queen of Ethiopia, has foolishly boasted that her daughter Andromeda is fairer than Ianeira, favourite daughter of Poseidon, the god of the ocean. Incensed by the insult, Poseidon has caused the land to be ravaged by earthquake and flood. In an attempt to appease the sea god, Cassiopeia strips off her jewels and casts them as an offering into the waves. But this merely enrages Poseidon the more; there is only one way of atonement. The beautiful Andromeda must be sacrificed to a sea monster. Amid the lamentations of her people Andromeda is chained to a rock by the sea to await her doom.
The Argive hero, Perseus, flying on winged sandals, is returning in triumph after having slain the dread gorgon, Medusa. He learns from Cepheus, King of Ethiopia, of Andromeda's plight, and at once determines to give battle to the sea monster. After a fierce combat, during which the whole sky is darkened by thunder clouds,, he cleaves the monster with a stroke of his sword. The clouds disperse, a rosy dawn floods the sky, and Andromeda declares her love for her deliverer, who claims her as his bride.

An article on the romantic story behind this opera will be found on page 12.

Contributors

Unknown: Albert G. Latham
Unknown: Ralph Graves
Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Boyd Neel
Andromeda: Laelia Finneberg
Cassiopeia: Ruth Naylor
Ianeira: Constance Stocker
Perseus: Trefor Jones
Cepheus: Redvers Llewellyn
Poseidon: Stanley Riley

: 'THE PAST WEEK'

The Hon. Harold Nicolson ,
C.M.G., M.P.
Tonight the Hon. Harold Nicolson , one of the best known and most entertaining of broadcasters, is to give his fourth broadcast in this series in which he is talking on anything and everything of topical interest. News, not necessarily political ; gossip, not necessarily social ; information, not necessarily literary. News he hears about-at Westminster, in Mayfair, wherever he may have been-he will pass on to listeners week by week.
The Hon. Harold Nicolson has represented West Leicester in the National Labour interest since 1935.
He has had a long and varied career in the diplomatic service, having held appointments in Madrid, Constantinople, Teheran, and Berlin. He is also well known as author, journalist, and critic.

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Nicolson
Unknown: Harold Nicolson
Unknown: Harold Nicolson

: THE THIRD NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: MUSIC OF FRED HARTLEY

played by Alfredo Campoli and his Salon
Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Alfredo Campoli

: BILLY THORBURN AND HIS MUSIC

from the Royal Bath Hotel Ballroom,
Bournemouth

: RECORD SESSION

Scott-Wood and his Six Swingers








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