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: The BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, B. Walton O'Donnell


Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell


by Wilfrid Senior


Conductor, Ivan Huckerby from the Hippodrome Theatre,
Aston, Birmingham


Conductor: Ivan Huckerby


at the Organ of the Regal Cinema,


by Harry Isaacs


Unknown: Harry Isaacs


A short story, written by the American author, Ring W. Lardner , adapted for broadcasting and read by Harold Stansbury


Unknown: W. Lardner
Read By: Harold Stansbury


The BBC Northern Orchestra
Led by Harold Jones
Conducted by Alfred Barker with Norah Moore (soprano)


Unknown: Harold Jones
Conducted By: Alfred Barker
Soprano: Norah Moore


Directed by Jack Hardy


Directed By: Jack Hardy


including Weather Forecast


from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Ltd.)
Part I
Astra Desmond (contralto)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
(ninety players)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood

: Terror from the Sea

A fantasy, a thriller... and a Parable, by Froom Tyler, based on Eden Phillpotts's novel, "The Owl of Athene"
Production by Cyril Wood
The Gods: Zeus; Pan; Apollo; Dionysus; Artemis; The Owl of Athene
The Mortals: A Devon Fisherman; a professor; Robert Falconer, Under-secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; Rosamond Falconer, his wife; Viscount Evercreech, his friend; Captain Anderson; a Member of Parliament; a pilot; an observer; Albert Mugg, a pharmaceutical chemist, of Weston-super-Mare; Mrs. Mugg, his wife; Molly, his daughter; soldiers, announcers, pressmen, etc.
The action of the play begins in the land of the Gods, and is continued in various parts of the Earth. The time is somewhere in the future.
The part of Robert Falconer played by Ralph Truman, and the cast also includes: Roy Baker, Gordon Boyd, F. Woulfe Brenan, W. Chatterley, Aithna Gover, Brenda Grossmith, Ross Hutchinson, Barry Kendall; Ivor Maddox, T. McKay, Nellie Oxley, J. Forrest Reid, Ronald Russell, Philip Taylor, Jack Train, Reginald Trowbridge, Harry Tyrrell, Jean Wickenden
(West of England)


Unknown: Eden Phillpotts
Production By: Cyril Wood
Unknown: Robert Falconer
Unknown: Rosamond Falconer
Unknown: Viscount Evercreech
Unknown: Albert Mugg
Unknown: Robert Falconer
Played By: Ralph Truman
Unknown: Roy Baker
Unknown: Gordon Boyd
Unknown: F. Woulfe Brenan
Unknown: W. Chatterley
Unknown: Aithna Gover
Unknown: Brenda Grossmith
Unknown: Ross Hutchinson
Unknown: Barry Kendall
Unknown: Ivor Maddox
Unknown: T. McKay
Unknown: Nellie Oxley
Unknown: J. Forrest Reid
Unknown: Ronald Russell
Unknown: Philip Taylor
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Reginald Trowbridge
Unknown: Harry Tyrrell
Unknown: Jean Wickenden


from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Ltd.)
Part 2
Astra Desmond (contralto)
Angus Morrison (pianoforte)
The BBC Chorus
Chorus Master, Leslie Woodgate
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
(ninety players)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
-The Rio Grande, for pianoforte, chorus, and orchestra
Constant Lambert
Conducted by THE COMPOSER
Contralto solo, ASTRA DESMOND
Solo pianoforte, ANGUS MORRISON
See page 13 for a short note on ' Rio Grande'
Tickets can be obtained from the British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting Home, Portland Place,
W.1, Messrs. Chappell' Box Office
Queen's Hall, Langham Place, W.1, and the usual Agents. Prices : Is. 6d,
65 5s. (reserved), 3s. (unreserved), promenade (payment at doors only) 2s.


Pianoforte: Angus Morrison
Chorus Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood
Pianoforte: Angus Morrison

: 'America Dances'

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra from Atlantic City, New Jersey
(In collaboration with Columbia Broadcasting System)
One hears a lot about swing. Tonight listeners are to hear the man who popularised the term, if he didn't invent it-Benny Goodman, King of Swing, and considered by many swing authorities in the United States the best clarinetist in the country.
Benny was born in Chicago less than thirty years ago. At the early age of six he bought a clarinet and for years he taught himself. Then he studied at Lewis Institute and landed his first big job with Ben Pollack 's Band at the Black Hawk in Chicago.
Three years ago he formed a band of his own, won a musical competition and played at Billy Rose 's Music-Hall in New York for six months. Then he assembled a new crowd, a radical group in music whose records, one and all, were smash hits, not only in the Americas but in Europe and the Orient. He began to broadcast m Los Angeles and became an overnight sensation.
At the Paramount Theatre in New York City this last winter he drew such crowds that police reserves had to be called out.
What is swing ? One answer is that swing is how Benny plays jazz.


Unknown: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Ben Pollack
Unknown: Billy Rose


including Weather Forecast

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