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The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Symphony No. 101, in D (The
I Adagio-Presto. 2 Andante. 3 Minuetto: Allegretto. 4 Finale: Vivace
Prelude, Representation of Chaos
Symphony No. 99, in E flat
1 Adagio-Vivace assai. 2 Adagio. 3 Minuetto: Allegretto. 4 Vivace
Popular Dance Music and Songs on gramophone records
Conductor, Ivan Huckerby from the Hippodrome Theatio,
at the Organ of the Gaumont State,
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, Walton O'Donnell
Conducted by Denis Wright
The Second Test Match
England v. South Africa
A commentary on the closing overs of the day and a summary of the first day's play by E. W. Swanton from Newlands Cricket Ground,
A commentary during play in the final heat, by Willie Smith , from Burroughes and Watts Billiards Hall
The annual Boys' Billiards Championship is an occasion looked forward to by all devotees of the green table. This championship, which was founded in 1922, can be relied upon to produce billiards of an exceptionally high order
This year twenty youngsters from all over the country are assembling in Burroughes and Watts Hall , each intent on deposingast year's champion. Jimmie Hamilton , who will be there to defend his title.
Last year's runner-up,
Tommy Welch , will also be there, and these two players may expect, we understand some very stiff opposition, since the candidature includes, among other young cue-wizards, the Welsh and Midlands boy champions.
Birmingham has sent a strong contingent, including the youngest player in the championship, little eight-year-old Teddv Edge. ..
Act III of the Opera by Humperdinck from the Sadler's Wells Theatre
Scene: The Witch's House
Cast in order of speaking
The Sadler's Wells Orchestra
Leader, Joseph Shadwick
Conductor, Geoffrey Corbett
Producer, Sumner Austin
including Weather Forecast
The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by the composer
I Battle March. 2 To the Moume Mountains (Reverie). 3 Fluter's Hooly (Reel)
Three Louis XV Silhouettes
1 At Versailles (Intrada). 2 At the Tuileries: (a) Siciliana, (b) Tambourine, (c) Pavane, (d) Passepied, (e) Passacaglia. 3 At Luciennes (Rondo)
Incidental Music to the film Victoria the Great
1 Prelude. 2 Portrait of Lord Melbourne on a horse 3 Victoria and Albert. 4 The Queen's Caprice. 5 Victoria Regina
Anthony Collins has a distinctive flair for writing light concert suites and incidental music. His latest contribution to the former is the ' Three Louis XV Silhouettes '. which provides an admirable contrast to the other items in this programme, for the music is quiet in character and in the style of the eighteenth century. It is delicately scored for strings, flute, oboe, trumpet, drums, and harpsichord.
One of his most important successes in the way of incidental music was the music to the film Victoria the Great, the suite from which will be heard this evening. Another example of his gifts for this type of music will be heard later this evening, in Francis Dillon 's 'A Masque for New Year's Eve', for which Collins has composed the music.
For the Sixth Season and Hundred and Seventy-Ninth time we silence the mighty roar of London and from its great crowds we bring to the microphone some of the interesting people who are
IN TOWN TONIGHT' introducing
Personalities from every walk of life in interviews with Lionel Gamlin
Flashes from the News of the Week and ' Standing on the Corner'
(Michael Standing interviews the ' Man in the Street')
Edited and produced by C. F. Meehan
Issy Bonn, the Hebrew Vocal Raconteur
Gaby Valle, Soprano
Al and Bob Harvey, the Famous Canadian Comedians
Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon
Will Fyffe, the famous Scots Comedian
The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell
The BBC Variety
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Raymond Gram Swing from America
by Francis Dillon
Fear, Discord, and their Satellitef are claiming the Old Year, 1938. He is to be identified with them for ever. The Twelve Months invoke Good-fellow, and demand that he shall stage a Trial, by which, they contend, Old Man 1938 will gain a better reputation.
The Anti-masque of Fear and Discord dissolves, and the Trial, the Masque proper, takes place. Good-fellow is the Judge. The listener is Jury and can expect to hear only frivolous and fanciful evidence, for Fantasy is Clerk of the Court.
Music specially composed by Anthony Collins
The ast include :
William Ashley , Sheila Stewart , Clifford Bean , Horace Percival ,
Philip Cunningham , Norman Shelley , Laidman Browne , Geoffrey Wincott , Gladys Young , Philip Wade , Carleton Hobbs, Kathrine Kinear
Production by Francis Dillon
Led by Manus O'Donnell
Conducted by Frank Bridge
in England, Scotland. Ireland, and Wales including, at 11.45
A Watch Night Service from Broadcasting House
Tonight the microphone is going to take a tour of the British Isles to see how foil* in various parts of the country are greeting the New Year. This will not be a programme in which various people speak their greetings, but one in which listeners will be able to eavesdrop on various New Year occasions.
The bells of St. Clement Dane* will be heard in the middle of the programme when a special Watch Night service is broadcast from Broadcasting House. In this service, which will include a short address by the Rev. b. M. Berry , D.D. Secretary of the Congregational Union of England and Wales, the hymns ' 0 God of Bethel ' and ' Before Jehovah's Awful Throne will be sung.
Rev. B. M.