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: The Daily Service

From page 1 of 'New Every Morning'

: The Beginner's Log

Frying, Savouries, and Sweets
Ann Hardy


Unknown: Ann Hardy

: For the Schools

11.00 Physical Training
(for use in an open space)
Edith Dowling
11.20 Interval Music
11.25 History in the Making
Joint Stock Enterprise
K. C. Boswell
This morning K. C. Boswell, well known to listeners for his discussions on current questions in the light of their historical parallels, will compare the modern way of risk-sharing through stock-and-share companies with the methods used in the seventeenth century. The great stock-and-share system did not grow up overnight, but is the result of years of development from the days in which one merchant might suggest to a couple of friends that they share a risk profit in, say a cargo ship sailing for the Indies.
The broadcast will be partly in dramatic form, scenes such as the above being contrasted with others typical of today.
11.45 Physical Training
(for use in a class-room)
Edith Dowling


Unknown: Edith Dowling
Unknown: K. C. Boswell
Unknown: Edith Dowling

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Lily Pons (soprano):
Bell Song (Lakmé) (Delibes), Variations (Proch), La Valse (Mireille) (Gounod)


Soprano: Lily Pons

: Empire Gazette

No. 8
A topical review of events overseas
Devised and edited by James Gilroy, assisted by Kenneth Baily
Presented by Pascoe Thornton
(Empire Programme)


Edited By: James Gilroy
Assisted By: Kenneth Baily
Presented By: Pascoe Thornton

: Frank Rea and his Orchestra

from the Orpheus Restaurant, Belfast

Selection of Wilfrid Sandersons Popular Songs - arr. Baynes
Spookie - Crooke
Dancing Daffodils - Finck
Rumba, Cuban Swing - Carletto and Bana
Katie Bairdie had a Coo, and Duncan Gray - Porteous
Rumanian Gypsy Dance - Geiger

: For the Schools

14.05 Our Parish
A special series for Rural Schools by Edith E. MacQueen , Ph.D.
'The Old Barn'
14.25 Interval Music
14.30 Senior English
Our English Speech, 3
The English we speak
(b) Vowels
Harold Orton
14.55 Interval Music
15.00 Concert Lesson
Tunes that change Places:
Oboe and Bassoon
Thomas Armstrong, D.Mus.
15.30 Interval Music
15.35 Early Stages in French
Yves Salaun and Yvette Paray


Unknown: Edith E. MacQueen
Unknown: Harold Orton
Unknown: Thomas Armstrong
Unknown: Yves Salaun
Unknown: Yvette Paray

: Leslie James

at the Organ of the Rialto Cinema, Coventry

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Emil Telmányi (violin) and Christian Christiansen (pianoforte): Sonata in A, Op. 9 (Carl Nielsen)—1. Allegro glorioso, 2. Andante, 3. Allegro piacevole e giovanile


Violin: Emil Telmányi
Pianoforte: Christian Christiansen

: Lithania, Latvia, Esthonia

A programme of recorded music to commemorate Twenty Years of Independence
Presented by Alfred C. Bossom, M.P.
This afternoon's programme is in commemoration of the independence of Lithuania, Latvia, and Esthonia which was given to these three countries twenty years ago. The broadcast will consist of folk music, dances, and popular songs, played, sung, arranged, and composed by national artists. Listeners will also hear something about the countries themselves. The programme is being presented by Alfred C. Bossom, President of the Anglo-Baltic Society, who knows all three countries intimately.


Presented By: Alfred C. Bossom

: The First News

including Weather Forecast

: The BBC Military Band

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
A Programme of English Music


Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: Class

An Inquiry into Social Distinctions—7
The Class Struggle
Arthur Horner and M. M. Postan
Interlocutor, T. H. Marshall


Unknown: Arthur Horner
Unknown: M. M. Postan
Unknown: T. H. Marshall

: For You, Madam

A Magazine Programme for Every Woman
Edited by Archie Campbell
Topical! Tuneful! Romantic!
This Issue contains
Jane Gardener
Your Radio Friend
Talking to you on Feminine Topics
Will you dance, Madam?
A four-minute dancing lesson with a well-known instructor
Which Way to Turn?
A Human Interest Problem, presented in dramatic form
Is there a solution?
What would you do?
Front-Page Wife
The Private Lives of Celebrities revealed by their Wives
(A new feature contributed by Howard Thomas )
No. 3
Echoes of the Past
The Love-Letters of Famous Men and Women
Serenade for One
(A Musical Interlude—based on an idea by Henry Oscar) introducing
The Singing Poet with L'Orchestre Romantique, under the direction of Percival Mackey
The programme produced by Archie Campbell


Edited By: Archie Campbell
Unknown: Howard Thomas
Unknown: Henry Oscar
Unknown: Percival MacKey
Produced By: Archie Campbell

: Légionnaires

Soldats de la Légion—Chantez !
Once again a detachment of the Foreign Legion makes its way across the desert. The atmosphere is heavy with the threat of an approaching sandstorm.
Le Capitaine Dubois (Lance Fairfax)
Sergent Lambkin (Jacques Brown )
Légionnaire Antonio Fratelli (Tony) (Peter Bernard )
Légionnaire Elmer P. Barton (Hank) (Sonny Miller)
Légionnaire Pieter Vanderpump (Dutchy) (Joe Lee )
Légionnaire Michael O'Sullivan (Mike) (Denis O'Neil )
Légionnaire Sergei Kerenskivitch Ivanov (Ivan) (Eric Lugg )
La musique et le chœur de la Légion sous la direction du Chef de Musique,
Monsieur Charles Shadwell
(The programme devised by Sonny Miller and produced by Max Kester)


Captain Dubois: Lance Fairfax
Sergent Lambkin: Jacques Brown
Tony: Peter Bernard
Hank: Sonny Miller
Dutchy: Joe Lee
Mike: Denis O'Neil
Ivan: Eric Lugg
Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Devised by: Sonny Miller
Produced By: Max Kester

: The Third News

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: Intermission

A Programme of Novelty Numbers and Solo Pieces
The BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader, Frank Cantell
Conductor, Charles Shadwell
Ronnie Hill (light baritone)
Compère, Anthony Hall


Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Conductor: Ronnie Hill
Compère: Anthony Hall

: Chamber Music

The London Wind Quintet:
Robert Murchie (flute)
Alec Whittaker (oboe)
Frederick Thurston (clarinet)
Edward Wilson (bassoon)
Edmund Chapman (horn)
with Walter Lear (bass clarinet) and Berkeley Mason (pianoforte)
'Mládí', the name of Janáček’s sextet for six wind instruments to be played this evening, means 'Youth', and nothing could be more typical of its composer. He was seventy when it was written, yet it breathes the very spirit of youth's exuberance and vigour. Even two years after that he said: ' I feel as though quite unexpected new worlds were opening within me', and to the end of his days he ranked himself along with the most ardent spirits of the modern movement.


Flute: Robert Murchie
Oboe: Alec Whittaker
Clarinet: Frederick Thurston
Bassoon: Edward Wilson
Horn: Edmund Chapman
Bass clarinet: Walter Lear
Pianoforte: Berkeley Mason

: Dance Music

Half-an-hour's gramophone records for dancers only
(until 24.00)

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