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(Church of England) from the studio
Order of Service
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Hymn, Praise to the Lord, the almighty (S.P. 626 ; A. and M. 657)
Reading, Romans xii, 1-5 Prayer of Repentance
Psalm xxiii (Scottish Metrical
Reading, John xv, 5-14
Address by JOHN MAUD , Fellow of University College, Oxford
Prayer of Dedication
Hymn, As with gladness men of old
(S.P. 83 ; A. and M. 79)


Unknown: John Maud


with Helen Hill
Thirty - three - year - old Charles Ernesco was a fellow pupil of William Primrose under Max Mossel at the Guildhall School of Music.
His first important engagement was as an ' extra ' for the London Symphony Orchestra at the Leeds Festival in 1925. From 1926 to 1932 he was in the orchestra at Covent Garden for the Grand Opera Season. Since 1933 he has been a free-lance musician and has worked with such artists as Van Phillips , Ben Frankel , Eugene Pini , Ray Noble , and Leslie Bridgewater.
Ernesco formed his quintet, in which he plays the first violin, in 1934, and has kept the same personnel ever since.


Unknown: Helen Hill
Unknown: Charles Ernesco
Unknown: William Primrose
Unknown: Max Mossel
Unknown: Van Phillips
Unknown: Ben Frankel
Unknown: Eugene Pini
Unknown: Ray Noble
Unknown: Leslie Bridgewater.


John Rorke
Few broadcasters over a long period have been on the air so constantly, or so successfully, or in a greater diversity of programmes than that fine baritone and admirable comedian, John Rorke. Revue, musical comedy, Children's Hour, television, all come alike to him; but perhaps one of his greatest radio successes was in that fine favourite
1 Old Music-Halls'—a success he shared with Denis O'Neil , Tessa Deane , and Bertha Wilmott in a series that began in 1933, ran through the whole of 1934, and was revived the following year.
John Rorke-his real name
John O'Rorke reveals his ancestry—comes of a famous theatrical family, his aunts being two of the most accomplished actresses in the modern history of the theatre: Kate Rorke and the late Mary Rorke.
As a young man he left the Civil
Service for the stage and was among the first to revive old English songs. He sang them at the Palladium and at the Coliseum, and all over South Africa.


Unknown: John Rorke
Unknown: John Rorke.
Unknown: Denis O'Neil
Unknown: Tessa Deane
Unknown: Bertha Wilmott
Unknown: John Rorke-His
Unknown: John O'Rorke
Unknown: Kate Rorke
Unknown: Mary Rorke.


Bernard Goldstein (violin)
Archie Marks (saxophone and clarinet)
Nora Walsh (pianoforte)


Violin: Bernard Goldstein
Violin: Archie Marks
Pianoforte: Nora Walsh


Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell


Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell


© A series of programmes of recorded Negro music collected and prepared by the BBC Office, New York
This is the third of the series of six programmes of recorded Negro songs. Many of these songs, typical of the Southern States of America, have never been recorded before. Certain others have been recorded but never before made public. That some of these are now to be heard is due largely to the help of Mr. John Lomax of the Library of Congress in Washington, who assisted the recording officials in securing copies of these records.


Unknown: Mr. John Lomax

: In Your Garden

'Trees, Shrubs, and Plants for Towns and Shady Corners'
C.H. Middleton and Roy Hay


Speaker: C.H. Middleton
Speaker: Roy Hay


Favourite pieces from the repertoire of The BBC Orchestra
(Section D)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Clarence Raybould


Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould


It has always been Willie Walker 's ambition to form a combination consisting entirely of virtuosos, and this has been amply realised in the case of his Octet. This light orchestra includes such famous names as Alfredo Campoli , Sydney Bright-brother of Ge-raldo-and Bill Shakespeare. All the arrangements for the Octet are by Michael Krein , ' the father of the gypsy band '.
Walker himself started to learn the clarinet when a child of seven in Newcastle, and later studied under Robert Smith , then the most famous clarinet teacher on Tyneside. After holding a position as musical director in a Newcastle cinema, he took over a similar post at a famous Newcastle restaurant. Here the seeds of his versatility were sown, a versatility which was recognised when Debroy Somers , happening to be in Newcastle, dropped into the restaurant one night and shortly afterwards offered him a job.


Unknown: Willie Walker
Unknown: Alfredo Campoli
Unknown: Michael Krein
Unknown: Robert Smith
Unknown: Debroy Somers


' Pathfinder Scouts in Northern
The Rev. D. Maxwell Robertson
The Rev. Maxwell Robertson went out to the Livingstonia Mission cl the Church of Scotland in 1925. He began his work at Lubwa in Northern Khodesia ten years ago at a new training-school for teachers at the four Mission Stations in the area. In connection with this work he started his Pathfinder Scouts, and his talk will mainly centre on his experiences of the enthusiasm with which African boys take up scouting methods.


Unknown: Rev. D. Maxwell Robertson
Unknown: Rev. Maxwell Robertson


at the BBC Theatre Organ


R. Ellis Roberts


Unknown: R. Ellis Roberts


with Lisa Hubsh


Unknown: Lisa Hubsh


John Brophy and Eric Gillett
There have been few more remarkable innovations in the book world during the past year or two than the wholesale introduction of sixpenny editions of well-known works of yesterday and today. This evening Eric Gillett , experienced broadcaster on literary topics, is going to discuss some of the more recent of these sixpenny publications.
John Brophy has been busy reading the current novels, and will talk about some of them in the other part of the broadcast.


Unknown: John Brophy
Unknown: Eric Gillett
Unknown: Eric Gillett
Unknown: John Brophy


Leader, Norris Stanley
Conductor, Reginald Burston


Secretaries versus Employers
A return match with new teams


from St. Martin-in-the-Fields
8.0 Order of Service
Hymn, Father, hear the prayer we offer (S.P. 487)
Confession and Thanksgiving Psalm xxiii
Lesson, Matthew ii, 1-12 Jubilate Prayers
Hymn, As with gladness men of old
(S.P. 83 ; A. and M. 79)
Address by the Rev. A. 0. STANDEN,
Vicar of Maidstone Hymn , 0 worship the King (S.P.
618 ; A. and M. 167)
Organist, S. Drummond WoM


Unknown: Maidstone Hymn
Organist: S. Drummond


An appeal on behalf of THE NORWICH DIOCESAN MORAL
The Moral Welfare Association for the county of Norfolk has been for years engaged in preventive and rescue work, which as it meets with increasing success requires more and more support. Girls often quite young are in danger of degradation and misery.
The well-known Penitentiary of Ditchingham is in urgent need of financial aid. It is fed by the refuge St. Augustine's Lodge in Norwich ; which itself must be provided with new premises as the work expands. Much the same applies to the shelters and refuges in Lynn, Lowestoft, and Yarmouth. Norfolk is a county peculiarly dependent on outside help owing to the paucity of rich people and the number of scattered lonely villages.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to Basil Maine, Esq., [address removed]


including Weather Forecast

: Henry Ainley in ' LES MISERABLES'

The first of twelve episodes of Patrick Riddell 's adaptation of Victor Hugo 's famous novel
With music specially composed by Robert Chignell
CANDLESTICKS ' in which Henry Ainley plays the part of Valjean
Baliol Holloway as Javert
C. W. Howard as The Bishop and the story-teller is Robert Speaight
Play produced by John Cheatle


Unknown: Patrick Riddell
Unknown: Victor Hugo
Composed By: Robert Chignell
Unknown: Henry Ainley
Unknown: Robert Speaight
Produced By: John Cheatle

: What's On Tonight

A Nineteenth-Century Amusement Guide
Written by Wilfrid Rooke Ley.
Music selected by Mark H. Lubbock and Max Robertson
Singers: Joan Hammond (soprano), David Lloyd (tenor)
Narrator, Wilfrid Rooke Ley
The BBC Theatre Orchestra, Leader, Tate Gilder, Conductor, Stanford Robinson
This is the first of a series of programmes which will paint a musical picture of amusements during Queen Victoria's reign.
The nineteenth-century man-about-town had a selection of pleasures that would be considered small by modern standards. Nevertheless the night life of London in those days was never mediocre.
Tonight's broadcast will cover the early years of Victoria's reign, from the 'thirties to the 'sixties, and listeners will be told among other things about opera and opera stars at Her Majesty's Theatre in the Haymarket, about ballet and the days of the great Taglioni, and about the kinds of private parties that were fashionable in those days.
A feature of the broadcast will be the playing of the pas de quatre, a dance executed by most of the famous ballet dancers of the day. The music was found in the British Museum.


Writer: Wilfrid Rooke Ley.
Music selected by: Mark H. Lubbock
Music selected by: Max Robertson
Soprano: Joan Hammond
Tenor: David Lloyd
Narrator: Wilfrid Rooke Ley
Leader: Tate Gilder
Conductor: Stanford Robinson


' Manifest Among Men '
Psalm xcvi
Matthew ii, 1-12
As with gladness men of old (A. and M.79)
John xiv, 21
Shipping Forecast at 11.0

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