Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
Sophie Rowlands (soprano)
The BBC Singers (B):
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
at the Organ of the Regal Cinema,
from the Hippodrome, Blackpool
Mary MacNally (mezzo-soprano)
Ronald Onley (violin)
Irene Crowther (pianoforte)
No. 1-' King Street'
Devised by Douglas Cleverdon
Production by Pat Beech
In this electrical recording of the feature broadcast in the West of England programme last night, listeners will again be able to visit the Hall and seventeenth-century Almshouses of the Merchant Venturers, the Theatre Royal (the oldest theatre in England), the Coopers' Hall, the Slave Cellars beneath the street, the Women's Almshouses, the Llandoger Trow (the old sailors' inn), the Welsh Back (the quay from which the Hispaniola sailed), and other places of interest. An article about King Street will be found on page 8 and a drawing showing the places to be visited appears on page 48.
Major W. C. F. Wilson , O.B.E.
Ria Ginster (soprano): Wiegenlied
(Cradle Song), Op. 105, No. 2 (Schubert)
Lisa Perli (soprano): Cradle Song
Elena Gerhardt (mezzo-soprano):
Geistliches Wiegenlied (Sacred Lullaby) (Brahms)
Glasgow Orpheus Choir, conducted by Sir Hugh Roberton : Cradle Song (Armstrong Gibbs)
A programme of Variety, music and drama from our floating playhouse, reviving for you some of the glories of the old showboat days
The cast will include: Dick Francis as ' The Showman ', Frederick Yeo mans, Lorna Stuart , Robert Ashley , Hal Thompson , and Leslie Hutchin son (Hutch)
The Orchestra (led by Josef Marais ) and a section of the BBC Chorus under the direction of Jack Clarke. The programme devised by Adrian Thomas and presented by William MacLurg
John Ferguson (tenor)
A section of the BBC Northern
Directed by David Curry
Some personal experiences told by Godfrey Locker-Lampson
including Weather Forecast
A Familiar Comedy with Music
Book, lyrics and music by Spike Hughes. Additional music from operatic sources
The Singer is Nora Gruhn
The BBC Theatre Orchestra and BBC Revue Chorus, conducted by Spike Hughes
Production by Douglas Moodie
Vocal Girl Makes Good was first broadcast in June, 1936, under the title of / Scream Too Much.
This amusing satire on the world of night club, opera, radio, films, and Press turns the now almost traditional ' epic of the opera-singer ' neatly inside out. The story includes a commercial broadcast in New York, a Hollywood party where all the stars try to do business with the newcomer, and a big scene after the film-and-radio star has bought the historic opera-house and begun putting opera over with red-hot ' trailers ' in the approved cinema style. It is full of cracks and full of satire, in music as well as words.
' Vocal Girl Makes Good' will be broadcast again tomorrow (National,
A Waitress Mary:
' In Town Tonight ' Interviewer:
from the Ritz Cinema, Belfast
The World, Championship Finals A commentary on some of the heats by Stewart MacPherson from Wembley Stadium
Preliminary heats have been going on all through the summer on various tracks. The first (qualifying) round was held on seven Second Division tracks ; 56 riders entered, each riding at two meetings. The six leaders in this heat rode with 42 others in the second round, of which the 28 leaders entered the championship round run on the First Division tracks. The winners of this round are qualified to enter for the final. The World Individual Speedway Championship was won last year by Jack Milne.
Act 2 of Alfredo Catalani 's opera from the Turin Studios of E.I.A.R.
The E.I.A.R. Symphony Orchestra
Conductor, Ugo Tansini
Chorus master, Achille Consoli
Alfredo Catalani , who was born at Lucca in 1854 and died at Milan in 1893, was the son of a distinguished musician who gave him his first lessons. In 1866 he went to the Paris Conservatoire and later studied at the Milan Conservatoire under Bazzini. He was barely in his twenties when he made a name for himself in Milan with an eclogue La Falce (The Sickle), for two voices and chorus, the verses of which were written by Boito.
In 1890 he succeeded Ponchielli as professor of composition at the Milan Conservatoire. During the summer holidays of 1893 he became ill and on his return to Milan he died at the early age of thirty-nine.
Catalani's first opera Elda was produced at Turin in 1880, and then followed Dejanice, Edmea, Loreley, and La Wally , all of which were produced at La Scala, Milan.
A short article on ' Lorelev' will be found on page 17
Anna of Rehberg:
Walter, Lord of Oberwesel:
Rodolfo, Margrave of Biebrich:
with Jack Plant
Prisca Quartet: Quartet in B flat,
Op. 76, No. 4 (The Sunrise) (Haydn) -1 Allegro con spirito. 2 Adagio. 3 Minuetto. 4 Allegro ma non troppo
including Weather Forecast