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: THE DAILY SERVICE

@ from page 17 of 'New Every Morning'

: Weather Forecast

Ⓓ for Farmers and Shipping

: ' MORNING. NOON, AND NIGHT'

Gramophone records for all times

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

@ French for Sixth Forms
* La Fontaine, I'homme et la poete '
YVETTE GUILBERT

Contributors

Unknown: Yvette Guilbert

: The BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, Walton O'Donnell

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Walton O'Donnell

: RHYTHM ON RECORDS

@ A programme of popular dance music on gramophone records

: THE WHITE WHALE '—2

,g A serial reading from
Herman Melville's
' Moby Dick ' by Geoffrey Tandy
This reading takes up the story where Ishmael wakes up and finds himself alongside the harpooner, Queequeg, in bed. He watches the cannibal's extraordinary toilet, which culminates with his shaving himself with his harpoon, while his hat is already on his head.
Ishmael then wanders out into
New Bedford where he finds his way to a Whalemen's Chapel. Here Father Marple, himself an ex-whale-man gives his remarkable sermon in the language of the whaling-ship, based on the text ' And God had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah '.

Contributors

Unknown: Moby Dick
Unknown: Geoffrey Tandy

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

@ World History
' Ancient Greece : The Return of Odysseus'
E. V. RIEU
Today's broadcast in this series, which is bringing week by week stories of the ancient world to listeners, will be concerned with the return of Odysseus to his home under the clear skies of Ithaca, after years of wandering. Odysseus arrived without anyone knowing of it, and a dramatic scene will show how he was received by his wife Penelope, his son Telemachus, and his faithful old servants. Of his home country and his return Odysseus declared in the words of Homer: 'It is a rough land but a fit nurse for men, and I for one do not know of a sweeter sight for a man's eyes than his own country.'
2.25 @ Interval Music
2.30 Biology in the Service of @ Man
' The Good Old Days'
H. MUNRO Fox , F.R.S.
(From Midland)

Contributors

Unknown: H. Munro Fox

: SIDNEY TORCH

@ at the Organ of the Gaumont
State, Kilbum
Tunes of the Times

: THE CAMBRIDGESHIRE

@ A commentary on the race by Thomas Woodrooffe at the winning post and Raymond Glendenning near the start
(Both commentators will be assisted by race-readers)
Broadcast from Newmarket
Racecourse
The great attraction at the Newmarket Second October meeting is the Cambridgeshire, a handicap of 1 mile, 1 furlong, which has been run there for nearly a hundred years. In a fortnight's time, at the Newmarket Houghton meeting, the Cesarewitch, 2 miles, 2 furlongs, is to be run, completing the big autumn double. For the first time both races in the same year are to be broadcast.
Today's race, run over an unusual distance, too far for a sprinter, too short for a stayer, is one of the most difficult to win ; and, incidentally, it is one of the most difficult races for a commentator to describe, for the course is dead straight and the horses are coming towards him, as he stands watching in the Grand Stand. So Thomas Woodrooffe will have no enviable task.
Raymond Glendenning , who has described several big races in Ireland, including the Ulster Derby, will be situated about 2 furlongs from the start to describe the earlier stages of the race. Each commentator will have a professional race-reader to assist him. The scene, the runners and riders, and the parade will be described in a five minutes' broadcast before the race, which is timed for 3.15.

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Woodrooffe
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning
Unknown: Thomas Woodrooffe
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning

: JAN BERENSKA AND HIS ORCHESTRA

from the Pump Room, Leamington
Spa

: EVENSONG

@ from St. Paul's Cathedral
Order of Service
Psalms lxv-lxvii Lesson, Job vi
Magnificat (Walford Davies in C) Lesson, Luke i, 57 to end
Nunc Dimittis (lflalford Davies in C) Anthem, The Lord is my Shepherd
(Schubert)
Hymn, Father, hear the prayer we offer (E.H. 385)

Contributors

Unknown: Walford Davies

: ' SAILOR, BEWARE!'

or
' The Girl in the Jacket of Blue'
A powerful love story told on gramophone records
Devised and produced by John Simmonds and Bill Flanagan

Contributors

Produced By: John Simmonds
Produced By: Bill Flanagan

: BERT FIRMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA

with Marjorie Stedeford
George Barclay

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Stedeford
Unknown: George Barclay

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: FREDERIC CURZON

at the BBC Theatre Organ

: THE BRIGHOUSE AND RASTRICK BAND

Conductor, Fred Berry

Contributors

Conductor: Fred Berry

: HORNER'S CORNERS',

No. 8
A Canadian Village Episode written and presented by Al and Bob Harvey with Billie Baker
Dave Miller
Sydney Jerome and the Village Band and, of course,
Al and Bob Harvey
Production by George Barker

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Harvey
Unknown: Billie Baker
Unknown: Dave Miller
Unknown: Sydney Jerome
Unknown: Bob Harvey
Production By: George Barker

: THE WORLD GOES BY

A Radio Magazine
Introduced by F. H. Grisewood

Contributors

Introduced By: F. H. Grisewood

: CHAMBER MUSIC

The Blech String Quartet:
Harry Blech (violin)
Edward Silverman (violin)
Douglas Thompson (viola)
William Pleeth (violoncello) with Watson Forbes (viola)
Alan Hyde (horn) and John Wills (pianoforte)

Contributors

Violin: Harry Blech
Violin: Edward Silverman
Viola: Douglas Thompson
Viola: William Pleeth
Viola: Watson Forbes
Horn: Alan Hyde
Pianoforte: John Wills

: THE THIRD NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: REQUIEM MASS

for soloists, chorus, and orchestra by Frederic d'Erlanger
Laelia Finneberg (soprano) Astra Desmond (contralto)
John Fullard (tenor)
William Parsons (bass)
The BBC Chorus
(Section A)
Chorus Master, Leslie Woodgate
The BBC Orchestra
(Section D)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
1 Introitus 2 Kyrie
3 Graduale
4 Dies Irae
5 Offertorium 6Sanctus
7 Agnus Dei
8 Lux aeterna
9 Libera me
See the article by Joseph Lewis on page 20

Contributors

Soprano: Laelia Finneberg
Contralto: Astra Desmond
Tenor: John Fullard
Bass: William Parsons
Chorus Master: Leslie Woodgate
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Joseph Lewis

: Gramophone Records of JEROME KERN

American composer of light music

: OSCAR RABIN AND HIS ROMANY DANCE BAND

will play for dancing from the Palais de Danse,
Hammersmith

: Gramophone Records SWING TIME

Swing for the Musician
Presented by Alan Franck

Contributors

Presented By: Alan Franck








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