at the Organ of the Granada,
Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
A glimpse of preparations for the broadcast from the Argyle Theatre,
Birkenhead, this evening
Today, for the first time, listeners are to hear a rehearsal in the morning of a Variety show that is being broadcast the same night. The theatre chosen is the music-hall that is one of the most popular as well as one of. the smallest theatres in the North of England — the Argyle, Birkenhead, from which broadcasts have been given regularly for years. It should make tonight's broadcast all the more interesting that listeners have been given a chance of hearing Jimmie Hunter and his Brighton Follies preparing for their ordeal.
The Parker-Crook Trio:
Irene Richards (violin)
Bernard Richards (violoncello)
Vera Parker-Crook (pianoforte)
The BBC Singers (A) Margaret Godley
Margaret Rees Doris Ownens Gladys Winmill Bradbridge White Martin Boddey Stanley Riley Samuel Dyson
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
A short story by Gerald Bullett
Read by Kevin Fitzgerald
(First broadcast in the National programme on October 3, 1937)
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conductor, Leslie Heward from the Town Hall, Birmingham
Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Haydn is one of the greatest works of its kind, showing a sense of beauty and proportion and an ingenuity of treatment that remain as fresh and expressive today as when it was first performed in 1873. The climax of the work is the finale, which is a magnificent passacaglia, the ground or repeated bass of which is derived from the opening Haydn theme (the ' Chorale St. Antonii ').
with Vernon Adcock (xylophone)
by Iris Loveridge
(By permission of the Air Council) .
Conducted by Squadron-Leader R. P. O'Donnell ,
Director of Music, Royal Air Force from the Royal Air Force
Squadron-Leader R. P.
Leader, Alva Spiero from the Hotel Victoria, London
in the Moreton and Kaye manner
A peep into the musical future with Ivor Moreton and Dave Kaye at two pianos
Programmes for all Regions 5.0-6.0
877 kc/s REGIONAL 342.1m.
5.0-6.0 Midland Programme
1013 kc/s MIDLAND 296.2 m.
5.0 BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY
The second programme of Singing Games comes from a school in the Cotswold country and you will see how they differ from the ones you heard last November The series has been arranged by H. W. Small See the article by H. W. Small on page 85
5.30 A CONCERT IN MRS. WESTON'S VILLAGE
Arranged by Dorothy Cooper Mrs. Weston will herself introduce the local 'stars'
668 kc/s NORTH 449.1 m.
5.0 'BILL'S REVENGE'
A further adventure of Georgina Pauline by Sybil Clarke with incidental music by Jack Hardy's Trio
5.40 A programme of songs, about INSECTS, BIRDS, AND ANIMALS
by Edward Olerenshaw
1050 kc/s WEST 285.7 m.
5.0 Midland Programme
5.30 'LIGHT AHEAD'
A play by Maisie Herring
In this play Maisie Herring re-creates for us the story of the building of the first Eddystone Lighthouse. Henry Winstanley, the engineer who was its creator, had to face not only the difficulties of wind and tide, but interference from the French with whom we were at the time at war. This play shows how he dealt with all the difficulties until the first Eddystone Lighthouse stood firm to show 'Light Ahead'. This is Maisie Herring's first programme for the West of England Children's Hour, although she has written several for Northern Ireland.
804 kc/s WALES 373.1 m.
5.0 AWR Y PLANT (The Children's Hour)
Yr Ardd gan Tom Jones
5.15 SGWEIER TOMOS CAT!
Y bennod olaf yn y gyfres gan Rhys Davies Williams
5.45 CWRS Y BYD
gan y Parch. Gwilym Davies (A play and two talks)
977 kc/s N. IRELAND 307.1 m.
5.0-6.0 Midland Programme
767 kc/s SCOTTISH 391.1 m.
5.0 A story for young children 'MR. HORSE'S NEW SHOES' by Lady Margaret Sackville, read by Christine
5.20 TALKS ABOUT TUNES-1
Tunes from Mozart played by Ian Whyte, who will tell you something about the tunes and about the man who made them
5.40 GUEST DAY-15
Devised by J. Miller Fletcher
sung by Charles Panzera
Auvergne and Limousin
Jeanneton, ou irons-nous garder ? arr. Ravel
Arranged by Canteloube
Viens par le pre La delaisseo Bailero
L'eau de la source
Ou irons-nous garder ? I (Chan-La-bas, dans Ie Limousin sons a Malheureux qui as une I danser) femme )
at the BBC Theatre Organ with Phil Park , George Melachrino. and Styx in a Programme of Rhythm Music
including Weather Forecast
A Romantic Light Opera
The Story by Alexander M. Thompson
Lyrics by Gerald Dodson
Music by Montague F. Phillips
The Narrator, Charles Wreford
The BBC Chorus (Section C) and The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
The programme arranged and produced by Gordon McConnel
Lady Mary (The Rebel Maid):
Derek Lanscombe (Commander of a rebel cutter).:
Septimus Bunkle (an innkeeper):
Abigail (Lady Mary's servant):
Captain Percy Jerome:
THE ARGYLE THEATRE,
As a change from its usual broadcasts of Variety, the Argyle, Birkenhead is presenting Jimmie Hunter and his Brighton Follies in a snappy half-hour programme, It will be remembered that this popular concert party were on the air last summer in ' Shows from the Seaside'.
Tonight's company is headed by Jimmie Hunter himself. This debonair compere, brilliant raconteur, and leading light of the Follies has brought them to the Argyle for a short season. Dove Bruce , a comedian well known in Scotland, but new to English listeners, is the principal fun-maker, assisted by cheeky little Mae Wynne. There will be vocal numbers by Dia Jones , the Welsh tenor, and Frances heymour gay Scottish airs by Jimmie Hunter 's Young Ladies ; accordion solos by Bobbie Watson ; and last but not least, more comedy by Bill Brewer.
(including Weather Forecast) SPORT. TOPICAL TALKS
from the Piccadilly Hotel
Herbert Janssen (baritone): Die beiden Grenadiere (Schumann). Standchen (Schubert)
Ria Ginster (soprano): Wiegenlied Op 105, No. 2 (Schubert).
Wiegenlied, Op 49, No. 4 (Brahms).
Maria Wiegenhed , Op. 76, No. 52 (Reger)
including Weather Forecast