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* from page 93 of ' New Every Morning '
10,30 Weather Forecast
* fcr Farmers and Shipping


Alice Johnston


Unknown: Alice Johnston


by Morgan Nicholas


Unknown: Morgan Nicholas


England v. The West Indies
A commentary during play, by Howard Marshall , from Kennington


Play By: Howard Marshall


at the piano
Like Ronald Gourley , who was at the Royal Normal College for the Blind before him, Stanley van Raalte overcame the handicap of being almost blind from birth. Studying the piano at college, he took naturally to theatre-organ playing and was organist at the Gaumont Palace, Lewisham, for four years.
His first broadcast was with Claude Bampton 's Band, and he has accompanied Pat and Vera Lennox on tour. In March this year he made his debut as a solo pianist, and has since broadcast to the Empire. In the summer of 1937 he was engaged as pianist at Butlin's Holiday
Camp, Skegness. He is a nephew of Julian Jones , for fourteen years Musical Director of the London Hippodrome.
Today van Raalte will play one of his own compositions, ' Transatlantic Flight which has been heard by Empire listeners. His programme will consist of popular music arranged by himself.


Unknown: Ronald Gourley
Unknown: Claude Bampton
Unknown: Vera Lennox
Unknown: Julian Jones


Commentary continued


England v. The West Indies
A commentary during play and a summary of the morning's play, by Howard Marshall


Play By: Howard Marshall


2.15 The Third Test Match
England v. The West Indies
A commentary during play, by Howard Marshall , E. W. Swanton, and Michael Standing , from Kennington Oval
3.0 Motor-Cycle Racing
The Ulster Grand Prix
A commentary on the race, by Raymond Glendenning at the Grand Stand and John T. Sutthery at Aldergrove, from the Clady Circuit,
County Antrim
A plan of the course will be found on page 71
3.30 The Third Test Match
Commentaries continued
4.35 Interlude
4.45 The Third Test Match
Commentaries continued
5.10 app. The Ulster Grand Prix
Commentaries on the finish
5.30 app. The Third Test Match
Commentaries continued


Play By: Howard Marshall
Play By: Michael Standing
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning
Unknown: John T. Sutthery


including Weather Forecast

: New Professions: 1: Continuity Girl: Helene Peacock

This is the first of a new series of six or seven talks in which various people with interesting jobs will come to the microphone to speak about them. The jobs chosen are all typically modern, that is to say, they are jobs that have grown up as the result of changes and developments in the world.
Helene Peacock is one of some twenty continuity writers in the country, and has had years of experience at her job. Were it not for the continuity girl, motion pictures might contain some very strange things indeed, such as an actor leaving a room in a bowler hat and entering the hall outside in a tweed cap. Every detail of dress must be noted by the continuity girl, as well as the exact position of every object on the set. Film scenes are 'shot' out of chronological order, and were the most scrupulous care not exercised all kinds of confusion might result.
Helene Peacock works long hours, but loves her job, about which she says that there must be no wavering. The expert continuity writer must always say yes or no. She is at present working on a picture, and is being specially released from the set this evening to give her talk.


Speaker: Helene Peacock


played by The BBC Orchestra
(Section C)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Constant Lambert
See the article by M. D. Calvocoressi on page 12


Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Constant Lambert
Unknown: M. D. Calvocoressi


A romantic story of the nineteenth century
Presented by Count Alfred Hessen stein, and told by Count Hessenstein and Madame Gabrielle Hartenstein
Produced by H. L. Morrow
The Genoese violinist, Niccolo Paga nini, was one of the most astonishing figures of the nineteenth century. His brilliant fiddling, weird appearance, and romantic personality, fascinated every class of society throughout Europe.
It was actually believed by many people that he was the Devil's disciple. When he played a ' witches' dance ' in Vienna, someone in the audience said that he saw the Devil, who bore a striking resemblance to Paganini, guiding the violinist's fingers and bow. This fantastic story gained such credence that in 1828 he was obliged to publish a letter from his mother to prove that he was of human origin.


Presented By: Count Alfred Hessen
Presented By: Madame Gabrielle Hartenstein
Produced By: H. L. Morrow
Violinist: Niccolo Paga

: Sing Song

being another helping of this popular mixture of Variety and community singing with Rupert Hazell and Elsie Day (host and hostess)
Gene Autry the singing cowboy of the screen
Regan and Ann 'such ado about nothing'
Harry Hemsley marvellous child studies
Campbell and Wise the weak guy and his weakness
Vine, More, and Nevard entertainers
Albert Burdon that funny little fellow
The BBC Revue Chorus
Al Bollington at the BBC Theatre Organ
The BBC Variety Orchestra
The show produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe

Do join in the choruses if you feel like it, and even if you don't

Gene Autry, who is at present over here on holiday, is one of the most popular cowboy film stars now playing. He is touring the British Isles in the caravan which he uses during film work on location in Hollywood, and is making a series of personal appearances at cinemas in big towns throughout the country. He is a picturesque figure in the true cowboy tradition, though he differs from some people's idea of the tough West in the fact of his beautiful singing voice. He is said to receive more fan mail than Robert Taylor, and his gramophone records sell in America even more than those of Bing Crosby.
Al Bollington, who started playing the organ in his own village at the age of ten, began to study the cinema organ in America at the time when this instrument was just becoming the rage of the States. Returning to England, Bollington got an appointment with Spiero's orchestra at the Tower, Blackpool, and be later obtained his first solo organist appointment at the Streatham Astoria. He was there for five years, spent two years at the Plaza, Piccadilly Circus, and succeeded Reginald Foort at the Paramount, Tottenham Court Road.
He has given a number of broadcasts on the Paramount organ as well as transmissions from the BBC Theatre Organ.


Unknown: Rupert Hazell
Unknown: Gene Autry
Unknown: Harry Hemsley
Unknown: Albert Burdon
Unknown: Al Bollington
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe
Unknown: Al Bollington
Unknown: Reginald Foort


including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping


A series of talks in which every month a speaker from each of the four Dominions will give an account of recent events and the state of public opinion in his own country
G. R. Powles-from New Zealand


Unknown: G. R. Powles-From New Zealand


Walford Hyden and his Orchestra in a programme of dance music from the Continent and other parts of the world
Leonie Zifado
Marcel de Haes and Dimitri Vetter
Produced by C. F. Meehan


Unknown: Walford Hyden
Unknown: Leonie Zifado
Unknown: Marcel de Haes
Unknown: Dimitri Vetter
Produced By: C. F. Meehan


with Pat Taylor
Hughie Diamond


Unknown: Pat Taylor
Unknown: Hughie Diamond


on gramophone records

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