★ from page 101 of 'New Every Morning'
* for Farmers and Shipping
by John Palmer
John Palmer received his musical training at the Royal Academy of Music, winning the Walter Macfarren Gold Medal for pianoforte-playing in 1932, and the L.R.A.M. (Performers') Diploma three years later. He also holds diplomas for conducting and organ-playing, and has several pieces to his credit as a composer.
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, Walton O'Donnell
Popular dance music and songs on gramophone records
Oxford v. Cambridge
A commentary during the first day's play, by E. W. Swanton, from Lord's Today the rival universities start on their second century of matches. Last year's game was the hundredth, and of these hundred Cambridge have won 46, Oxford 38, and 16 have been left drawn. It is an interesting, if somewhat disquieting, reflection on modern cricket that of these sixteen drawn matches five have occurred during the last ten years, and a similar tendency has been noticed in the Eton v. Harrow matches. All the same 'Varsity cricket is usually cricket at its best, with both sides all out to win, and the match this year should prove to be a closely fought game.
The 'Varsity match is generally regarded as a testing ground for future amateur county cricketers, and more than a few who have proved themselves in this game at Lord's have gone on to win higher honours. Among these might be mentioned C. B. Fry , A. P. F. Chapman , E. Crawley. E. R. T. Holmes , R. W. V. Robins , Norman Yardley , P. A. Gibb , and the wizard Duleepsinjhi.
A. P. F.
E. R. T.
R. W. V.
at the Organ of the Gaumont State,
Sydney Torch studied the piano as a child and got his first job in a cinema at E3 a week. In 1927 he was a pianist with the orchestra that played at the Broadway Cinema, Stratford. There was an organ there -probably one of the first cinema organs in the country-and he would creep in and practise it when there was no one about. This brought him a reprimand, but also the job as assistant organist when the talkies came in and the orchestra was scrapped.
Later Torch became assistant organist to Quentin Maclean at the Regal, Marble Arch, and subsequently to Reginald Foort. When Foort left he took over the job of organist at the Regal. It was then that he dropped piano-playing and made a full-time job of the organ. He spent the five years from 1929 to 1934 at the Regai, and declares that he learnt a great deal about the technique of organ-playing from his association with Maclean and Foort. At the end of 1934 he went to the Edmonton Regal, and was soon heard broadcasting from there. Leaving Edmonton, he joined Harold Ramsay for a short time, and eventually went to his present post at Kilburn, from where he frequently broadcasts.
Lawn Tennis-Motor Racing-Cricket
3.20 The Wimbledon Championships A commentary during play, by F. H. Grisewood and R. H. Brand , from the Centre Court, Wimbledon
4.35 Motor Racing The Crystal Palace Plate A commentary on the ten-mile race for sports cars, by F. J. Findon , from the Crystal Palace Road Circuit
5.0 The Wimbledon Championships (continued)
5.10 Motor Racing The Vintage Cup (for cars manufactured between 1904 and 1915) A commentary on the four-mile race by F. J. Findon , from the Crystal Palace Road Circuit
5.30 The Wimbledon Championships (continued)
5.45 Cricket Oxford v. Cambridge
A commentary during the first day's play, by E. W. Swanton, from Lord's
including Weather Forecast
' At Home' at the BBC Theatre Organ from 6.45 to 7.20 p.m.
His Guests of Honour will include
Phil Park and Donald Thorne
When last Sandy Macpherson was at home to a group of guest organists scores of listeners wrote to thank him for this chance of meeting and hearing the voices of favourites whom they had previously known only by their playing. This evening a fresh party of microphone organists is meeting for an informal chat with Sandy and a turn at the organ. Dudley Beaven plays at the Granada, Woolwich, Phil Park at the Edmonton Regal, Fredric Bayco at the Dominion, Tottenham Court Road, and Donald Thorne in a number of Bernstein Circuit theatres.
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Julian Clifford
The world's greatest chorus singer
(by permission of George Black)
The Peter Pan of Vaudeville
(by permission of George Black) assisted by DOLLY HARMER
The famous entertainer
RUDY STARITA and his Novelty Sextet
MURRAY AND MOONEY
Even their relations think they're funny
THE BBC VARIETY
Conducted by ERNEST LONGSTAFFE
Presented by JOHN SHARMAN
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Raymond Gram Swing
' Seaside Bandstand'
The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Harold Lowe
Many listeners will remember the previous programme under this title which was broadcast at Easter. Here is a second edition of ' Seaside Bandstand', which, like its predecessor, will attempt to recapture the leisurely atmosphere of the seaside promenade during pre-war days.
Directed by Sydney Lipton with Ivor Davis , Celia from Grosvenor House, Park LatM