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: THE DAILY SERVICE

from page 97 of 'New Every Morning

: BEFORE WINTER COMES

'How the Seasons of the year affect your Health' by a Harley Street physician

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

The Pro Arte String Quartet:
Quartet in E flat, Op. 30, No. 3 (Haydn)
Prague String Quartet: Quartet in A flat, Op. 105 (Dvorak)

: LESLIE SIMPSON

at the Organ of the Classic Cinema,
Belfast

: Detectives In Fiction: No. 4: Mr. Fortune: The Case of the Missing Kitten

A story by H. C. Bailey from "The Little House"
The fourth of a series of programmes dealing with detectives in fiction whose exploits have made them famous.
[Starring] Esme Percy as Mr. Fortune
(Empire Programme)

Contributors

Author: H. C. Bailey
Adapted and produced by: Leslie Stokes
Mr. Fortune: Esme Percy (by permission of Howard Wyndham, Bronson Albery, and H. M. Tennent, Ltd.)

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

The Don Cossack Choir: In the Forest (Paschenko). Serenade (Abt). Kosaken Wiegenlied (Cossack Lullaby) (Grechaninov)

: Serial Reading ' MIDWINTER'

A reading from the novel by John Buchan , arranged for broadcasting by C. Henry Warren and read by Owen Reed
(From Midland)

Contributors

Novel By: John Buchan
Broadcasting By: C. Henry Warren
Read By: Owen Reed

: THE BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
Dora David (soprano)
DORA DAVID Songs
DORA DAVID
Songs

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Conducted By: Mansel Thomas
Soprano: Dora David

: A PIANOFORTE RECITAL

by Dorothy Manley

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Manley

: 'TUNES OF THE DAY'

From Stage and Film with Harry Porter
Marjorie Westbury
' We Three'
The Midland Revue Orchestra
Leader, Norris Stanley
Conductor, Reginald Burston Compère, Martyn C. Webster
(From Midland)
This programme was broadcast in the Midland and Regional programmes last night

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Porter
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Martyn C. Webster

: DESIGN AND THE COMPOSER

Gramophone records illustrating the history of sonata form, presented by Basil Lam
The Moderns-1

Contributors

Presented By: Basil Lam

: TROISE AND HIS BANJOLIERS

with Don Carlos
Programme continued overleaf

Contributors

Unknown: Don Carlos

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Szigeti (violin) : Capriol Suite
(Warlock, arr. Szigeti). Basse Danse. Pavane.
Mattachins Elsie Suddaby (soprano): Dedication and Almond Tree (Schumann)
Ania Dorfmann (pianoforte):
Rondo capriccioso, Op. 14 (Mendelssohn)
Parry Jones (tenor): There is a lady sweet and kind, and Take, 0 take those lips away (Warlock)
Szigeti (violin): Adieu (Elgar)

Contributors

Unknown: Basse Danse.
Soprano: Mattachins Elsie Suddaby
Pianoforte: Ania Dorfmann
Tenor: Parry Jones

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: Weekly Bulletin of Special

Notices connected with Government and other Public Services

: NOVA PILBEAM and GRIFFITH JONES in 'MARY ROSE

A Play in three acts by J. M. Barrie adapted for broadcasting and produced by Cyril Wood
Characters in the order in which they are heard
The action of the play, which covers a period of over thirty years, passes between a small manor house in Sus
- sex and an Island in the Outer
Hebrides
Act 1, The Home of the Morlands-
Sussex
Scene 1, As it was in 1919 Scene 2, As it used to be in 1889 Act 2, The Island — in the Outer
Hebrides
About four years later-1893
Act 3, The Home of the Morlands-
Sussex
Scene 1, As it used to be in 1914 Scene 2, As it was in 1919 In May, 1937, the first full-length play by Barrie was heard on the air, and most listeners agreed that Dear Brutus might have been written for broadcasting. As his second full-length play to be broadcast belongs to the same fairy genre, the same verdict may be given for Mary Rose , because both these plays depend so largely on atmosphere — a thing which radio conveys superbly.
The story of Mary Rose is told in an article on page 8 by S. R. Littlewood , who was present at the first night at the Haymarket, on April 22, 1920. The best news for listeners is that Nova Pilbeam , who gave such a beautiful performance on the air as Margaret, of the Might Have Been, is to broadcast as Mary Rose , of the Timeless Land. She should be as lovely on the air as Fay Compton was in the theatre eighteen years ago when at the end of the play she floated out like a spirit into the stars.
The only member of the radio cast who was in the original theatre production is Jean Cadell , who gave a memorable performance-of the shivering caretaker of the deserted house — the part she is to take tonight. A. Bromley Davenport broadcast as Mr. Coade in Dear
Brutus.
' Mary Rose ' was broadcast in the Regional programme on Sunday

Contributors

Unknown: J. M. Barrie
Duced By: Cyril Wood
Unknown: Dear Brutus
Unknown: Mary Rose
Unknown: Mary Rose
Unknown: S. R. Littlewood
Unknown: Nova Pilbeam
Unknown: Mary Rose
Unknown: Fay Compton
Unknown: Jean Cadell
Unknown: A. Bromley Davenport
Unknown: Mary Rose

: Selections from 'RHYTHM EXPRESS'

featuring
Ben Frankel and his Orchestra with Dorothy Carless
The Rhythm Brothers

Contributors

Unknown: Ben Frankel

: Llandudno Nights

The last of the series of broadcasts from seaside resorts
Concert Parties, Symphony Orchestra, Dance Bands, Variety, Cinema Organ, Punch and Judy, etc., etc.
Goodbye to all the Fun of the Seaside!
The microphone will visit:
The Pier Head Pavilion
The Grand Hotel
Catlin's Arcadia
The Odeon Theatre
The Happy Valley
Payne's Majestic Ballroom
Professor Codman's Punch and Judy Show
The Craigside Hotel Hydro and A Pleasure Steamer lying off the Pier
Commentators, Vaughan Thomas and Elwyn Evans
Broadcast from Llandudno
The microphone will speed from Great Orme to Little Orme to pick up what it can of Llandudno's entertainments. Some of the points to be visited have been familiar to many generations of visitors to North Wales, not the least of these being Happy Valley, nestling on the slopes of the Great Orme where, years ago, nigger minstrels were a great attraction and where Charles Wade and his Concord Follies now entertain the crowd.
A broadcast without a visit to Llandudno Pier is unthinkable, and from here will come music played by John Morava and his light orchestra.
The excerpt from Catlin's Summer Follies will be a link with the early days of concert parties, for the name Catlin has long been a famous one in the concert-party world. The programme will also include a couple of dance bands, a cinema organ, and a novelty quintet, not forgetting Professor Codman with his famous Punch and Judy show.

Contributors

Commentator: Vaughan Thomas
Commentator: Elwyn Evans
Unknown: Charles Wade
Played By: John Morava

: THE THIRD NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: I HEAR AMERICA SINGING

A Radio Album of Recorded
American Folk Song
No. 11—'Songs of Five Wars '
Compiled and presented by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Presented By: Alistair Cooke

: DVORAK

Trio in F minor, Op. 65
1 Allegro ma non troppo. 2 Allegretto grazioso. 3 Poco adagio. 4 Finale: Allegro con brio played by The Maurice Cole Trio:
Winifred Small (violin)
Edward Robinson (violoncello)
Maurice Cole (pianoforte)
Dvorak's Trio in F minor, written in 1883, is a wholesome corrective to the popular view of him as a merely lyrical, colourful, 'nationalist' composer. As Ottokar Sourek says, it is ' a magnificent work, unusually grave in character; the music unfolds itself in a kind of gloomy, passionate defiance. It is as though the composer confronted Fate with a stubborn and persistent—Why ? Not until the very end of the work does the prevailing sense of gloom make way for a feeling of peace and resignation. Hence the passion and power which permeate the work in thought, structure, and formal development ; hence the tendency to a symphonic grandeur which can only be realised in chamber music by the sonority and expressive co-operation of the piano '.

Contributors

Violin: Edward Robinson
Unknown: Ottokar Sourek

: THE GROSVENOR HOUSE DANCE BAND

Directed by Sydney Lipton from Grosvenor House, Park Lane

: DANCE MUSIC

Half-an-hour's gramophone records for dancers only








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