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Conducted by Jack Frere


Conducted By: Jack Frere


(All arrangements by Guy Fletcher and Jack Beaver)
A successful novelty instrumental combination that has been introduced over the microphone is Frank Biffo 's Quintet, which consists of two trumpets, two trombones, and piano. Frank Biffo, who conducts his Quintet, is himself a well-known trumpet soloist who was once a member of the original Savoy Orpheans. The pianist and arranger is Guy Fletcher , who has had a wide experience of theatre orchestras and dance bands. The first trumpet is George Chappell , who was first with the Grenadier Guards, then Foden's Prize Band, and finally with Muscant's Orchestra. The second trumpet is Eric Todd , who comes from Manchester where he started as a member of the ' Bessie's o' the Barn' band, and later played with Al Davison 's Orchestra and Van Dam 's Trocadero Orchestra.
The first trombone is
Tony Mangan , who, in addition to playing with a number of London dance orchestras, was once a member of the Belfast Wireless Orchestra. His colleague is Stanley Wilson , who for many years played the trombone in the Scots Guards.


Unknown: Frank Biffo
Unknown: Guy Fletcher
Unknown: George Chappell
Unknown: Eric Todd
Unknown: Al Davison
Unknown: Van Dam
Unknown: Tony Mangan
Unknown: Stanley Wilson


' Told by an Angel'
4-' Joshua and Judges '
This afternoon the Angel will conjure up Joshua and three of the leading Judges of Israel-Deborah, Gideon, and Jepthah. His audible audience will, as usual, consist of the two children, Mark and Prudence.
The cast includes
Carleton Hobbs
Robert Holland
Muriel Pavlow
William Trent
Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Ann Codrington
Charles Lefeaux
Written and produced by Geoffrey Dearmer


Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Robert Holland
Unknown: Muriel Pavlow
Unknown: William Trent
Unknown: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Unknown: Ann Codrington
Unknown: Charles Lefeaux
Produced By: Geoffrey Dearmer


at the BBC Theatre Organ


Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by Arnold Perry
Jaromir Weinberger , the composer of the opera Schwanda the Bagpiper, was born in 1896 at Prague. He studied under Max Reger at Leipzig and in 1922 went to America as Professor of Composition at the Conservatorium of Ithica. The chief characteristics of his music consist of an engaging gift of melody, a piquant sense of harmony, and a modern conception of counterpoint.
Cherubini's long life overlapped those of Bach's sons and of Chay kovsky , thus linking up nearly two centuries of music. His own work covered almost as wide a field as that long period suggests, and it is all immensely dignified and sincere, singularly free from any mannerisms or of pandering to the popular taste of his age. Anacreon was an opera-ballet in two acts, produced at the Paris Opera in October, 1803. Only the splendid overture is now known.


Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: Arnold Perry
Unknown: Jaromir Weinberger
Unknown: Max Reger
Unknown: Chay Kovsky


2. The Grand Junction Railway
Michael Bonavia
This is the second of Michael Bonavia 's two talks on railway centenaries. Like the first one given last Sunday, it will be illustrated by extracts from contemporary accounts and guide books, read by V. C. Clinton- Baddeley. But it is reserved for a woman-Mrs. Winifred Holmes-to read a letter containing a very amusing account of a journey on the Grand Junction Railway taken by the actress, Fanny Kemble , who travelled on the footplate. She could little have guessed that her exploit would be told to thousands of listeners one hundred years later.


Unknown: Michael Bonavia
Unknown: Michael Bonavia
Unknown: Mrs. Winifred Holmes-To
Unknown: Fanny Kemble


Conductor, B. Walton O'Donnell
Dennis Noble (baritone)


Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell
Baritone: Dennis Noble


A programme of verse and song chosen from the works of William Wordsworth by D. G. Bridson and Alfred Barker
(From North)


Unknown: William Wordsworth
Unknown: D. G. Bridson
Unknown: Alfred Barker


(Roman Catholic) from St. Edmund's College Chapel,
Order of Service
Little Chapter
Hymn, Lucis Creator optime Magnificat
Address by the Very Rev. Canon G.D. Smith, D.D., Ph.D.
Benediction: O Salutaris
Motet-Bone Pastor (Eslava) Tantum Ergo Blessing
Hymn, O Beate mi Edmunde
The Rev. Wilfrid Pumey
Organist, The Rev. Hugh Thompson


Address: Canon G. D. Smith, D.D., Ph.D.
Choirmaster: Rev. Wilfrid Pumey
Organist: Rev. Hugh Thompson


An appeal on behalf of THE CHILDREN'S COUNTRY
D.S.O., M.C.
The Children's Country Holidays
Fund which is the joy of thousands of poor homes in London is in need of help. For over half a century it has brightened the lot of countless boys and girls by giving them a whole fortnight's holiday in the country during the summer.
On the roll of the London
Elementary Schools there are over 600,000 children, and from these are selected by voluntary workers from local committees those children most in need of a country holiday. Parents contribute according to their means towards the cost of the holidays and with their payments the fund is able to give a child a fortnight's holiday for one guinea.
Last year 33,919 children were sent away, but this year only 30,000 can go unless funds come in quickly.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to[address removed]


Unknown: Christopher Stone
Unknown: Christopher Stone


including Weather Forecast


An impression of and by some of the people of other countries who have made London their home
Devised by Berthe Grossbard
Since the foreign merchants of the twelfth century, people of many different countries have visited London, for adventure, for refuge, for the exchange of ideas, or whatever it may be. Some of their accounts of why they came, and why they stayed will be read tonight, and the programme will also include speakers from China, Russia, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, and other parts of the world, all of whom are living in London today.
Additional historical material supplied by Igor Vinogradoff
Those taking part
Norman Shelley , Cyril Nash ,
Ronald Simpson , V. C. Clinton -
Baddeley, Hubert Gregg
The programme produced by Felix Felton


Unknown: Berthe Grossbard
Unknown: Igor Vinogradoff
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Cyril Nash
Unknown: Ronald Simpson
Unknown: V. C. Clinton
Unknown: Hubert Gregg
Produced By: Felix Felton


with Brian Lawrance
(All arrangements by Fred Hartley)


Unknown: Brian Lawrance

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