from page 1 of ' New Every Morning
A talk on eighteenth-century London
T. A. M. Bishop
Rosina Verne (contralto)
Ashmoor Burch (baritone)
at the Organ of the Empress
Here is a talk about the original one and only Champagne Charlie, on whose wild exploits the popular song was based. Champagne Charlie, or, to use his real name, the Marquis of Hastings, roistered round London in the 1860's, a rip of the days when champagne literally flowed for young bloods in music-hall and gaming-room. Prodigally generous, wildly irresponsible, Champagne Charlie for some five years led the young men of the town in and out of trouble. His practical jokes were on the grand scale, his gambling prodigious (he wagered £120,000 on a Derby loser), and his waistcoats, buttonholes, and canes were the talk of the town. He died, a victim of his own high spirits, at the age of twenty-six, penniless, but, after his own strange fashion, undoubtedly immortal.
A description of the organ, followed by a short recital by Ernest Bullock
(by permission of Brigadier H. G. Grant ,
Conducted by Captain F. J. Ricketts ,
Director of Music, Royal Marines (Soloist, C/pl. W. G. BANNING) )
(West of England)
Captain F. J.
C/pl. W. G.
A serial reading from Herman
Melville's ' Moby Dick ' by Geoffrey Tandy
At last Moby Dick is raised-by Ahab himself-and the chase begins.
The first try finishes by Moby Dick cutting Ahab's boat in two, and making off after a watery battle.
John Barhirolli 's Orchestra: Overture, The Bohemian Girl (Balfe)
Alfred Piccaver (tenor):
Kashmiri Song (Four Indian Love Lyrics) (W oodforde-Finden)
John Barbirolli 's Orchestra: Berceuse. Prseludium (Jarnefelt)
Alfred Piccaver (tenor): Beauty's
Eyes (Tosti). Roses of Picardy (Haydn Wood)
John Barbirolli 's Orchestra:
Doge's March (The Merchant of Venice) (Rosse)
from the Savoy Hotel, London
Gramophone records of favourite military bands
Elsie Owen (violin)
Harry Isaacs (pianoforte)
Sonata in D minor, Op. 108..Brahms
1 Allegro. 2 Adagio. 3 Un poco presto e con sentimento. 4 Presto agitato
A survey of recorded French song by Sydney Northcote , D.Mus. Chausson
Paul England with Rae Jenkins (viola)
Clive Richardson (pianoforte)
including Weather Forecast
' Beethoven at Work '
Illustrated from his sketch books
Here are the gramophone records that you've chosen
Presented by Dick Bentley
What is your favourite record ? Write the name of one record-your favourite song, dance tune, piece of light music or funny record-on a postcard, giving if possible the make and number of the record, and address the card to the BBC, Broadcasting House, London, W.I, marked ' Gramophone Request' on the top left-hand corner.
Presented by Harry S. Pepper and Douglas Moodie
Inspector Hornleigh Investigates
(No. 10-2nd Series) by H. W. Priwin , with S. J. Warmington as Inspector Hornleigh
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Rawicz and Landauer Derrick de Marney and Phyllis Konstam as Paul and Virginia
. Ethel Shutta
Singing Commères: The Three Chimes
The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell
Dorothy Manley and Myers Foggin
A Pageant of Christmas
Devised and produced by Robin Whitworth
Literary editor, R. Ellis Roberts
Musical editor, Sir Walford Davies
Conductor, Trevor Harvey
Composed from the Holy Bible, and from the works of Arnold, Blake, Chesterton, Gwent, Jonson, de la Mare, Milton, Shakespeare, and Tennyson, and from the music of Handel, Haydn, Parry, Warlock, and Hely-Hutchinson
The cast includes : Robert Speaight ; Robert Farquharson ;
The BBC Chorus (Section B)
The BBC Orchestra (Section C)
Led by Manus O'Donnell
Previously broadcast at Christmas, in 1935 and 1936
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
' The Dominions and Re-armament'
Sir Maurice Hankey ,
G.C.B., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O.
(Section B). Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Eileen Joyce (pianoforte)
Music by Italian Composers
' Responsabilites anglaises dans la peinture francaise moderne'
from the Astoria Dance Salon
Red Norvo and Mildred Bailey