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: TOM JENKINS

at the Organ of the Plaza Cinema,
Swansea

: THE BBCWEST OF ENGLAND SINGERS

Conductor, Joseph Jenkins

Contributors

Conductor: Joseph Jenkins

: THE STATEOPENING OF PARLIAMENT

by HIS MAJESTY THE KING
The Royal Procession from Buckingham Palace to the House of Lords described from Whitehall
It is also possible that round about midday there will be further descriptions from the Palace of Westminster itself

: ALFRED VAN DAMAND HIS STATE ORCHESTRA

from the Gaumont State, Kilburn

: The BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, Walton O'Donnell

Contributors

Conductor: Walton O'Donnell

: ' 'AFRICAN MENU '

Merlin Minshall

Contributors

Unknown: Merlin Minshall

: HARRY EVANS ANDHIS SEXTETTE INTIME

A Programme of Popular Tunes played in an intimate style
Music arranged by Harry Evans and Reg. Mitchell
(From West of England)

Contributors

Arranged By: Harry Evans
Unknown: Reg. Mitchell

: THE AEOLIAN ORCHESTRA

Directed by Ralph Letts with Catherine Wendol

Contributors

Directed By: Ralph Letts
Unknown: Catherine Wendol

: Gramophone Records SINGING FOLK

Suomen Laulu : Laksin minä
Kesäyönä (Madetoja) (Finnish)
Greek Ladies Chorus: 0 Choros touzalongou (Folk Song) (Greek)
Glasgow Orpheus Choir, conductor, Sir Hugh Roberton : An Eriskay Love Lilt (arr. Roberton) (Scottish)
Polish Choir, conducted by Professor S. Kazuro : Pognata dzie wezyna (K. Sikorski ) (Polish)
Don Cossacks Choir: Barynja and On the River Kasanka (Russian)
Manchester Children's Choir of 250 School Children, with the Halle Orchestra, conducted hy Sir Hamilton Harty : Nymphs and Shepherds
(Purcell)

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Hugh Roberton
Unknown: S. Kazuro
Unknown: K. Sikorski
Unknown: Sir Hamilton Harty

: THE TORQUAY MUNICIPALORCHESTRA

Leader, Harold F. Petts
Conductor, Ernest W. Goss
Henry Cummings (baritone) from the Pavilion, Torquay

Contributors

Leader: Harold F. Petts
Conductor: Ernest W. Goss
Baritone: Henry Cummings

: Serial Reading 'THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ASUPER-TRAMP'

by W. H. Davies , read by the author

Contributors

Unknown: W. H. Davies

: Join us this afternoon by radio in our THE DANSANT

and dance to the music of Oscar Rabin and his Romany
Dance Band

Contributors

Unknown: Oscar Rabin

: THE BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor. P. S. G. O'Donnell
Variations on a Dutch Folk Song van Gilse, arr. Gerrard Williams
Three Dances (The Song of Songs)
Bantock, arr. Howgill
I Dance of the Slave Girl. 2 Dance of the Concubines. 3 Dance of Mahanaim
Waltz, Wiener Mad'In (Viennese
Maidens) Ziehrer

Contributors

Unknown: S. G. O'Donnell

: THEATRE

' Design in the Theatre '
Molly McArthur and Roger Furse
By no means the least important work put into a stage production is that of the design and decor of the play in question. While it is an aspect of the stage which is often overlooked by audiences, there are few who would not immediately notice it were a play to be staged without a well-planned visual framework. Both tonight's broadcasters are expert theatrical designers. Molly McArthur has been designing for several years, both at the Old Vic and for other London managements. Roger Furse is similarly experienced, and among current successes has executed the decor for the Old Vic production of Hamlet, and Goodness, How Sad, a play in which, incidentally, two of his relatives are performing. The play was presented in the television programme on Sunday.

Contributors

Unknown: Molly McArthur
Unknown: Roger Furse
Designers: Molly McArthur
Unknown: Roger Furse

: NEWS BULLETINS

in French, German, and Italian

: 'STOP DANCING

The Singers
James Johnston Mary Johnston
Anna Meakin
The Players
Percy Waterhouse
David Curry
Frank Rea Sam Lowry
James Regan
George AUsopp and James Moody
Devised by James Moody
(Northern Ireland)

Contributors

Singers: James Johnston
Singers: Mary Johnston
Singers: Anna Meakin
Unknown: David Curry
Unknown: Frank Rea
Unknown: Sam Lowry
Unknown: James Regan
Unknown: George Ausopp
Unknown: James Moody

: THE BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section D)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Symphonic poem, The Golden Spinning Wheel, Op. 109.......Dvořák
The folk tale that provided the basis of Dvorak's symphonic poem ' The Golden Spinning-Wheel ' contains elements common to the folklore of many nations. A king, tired from his hunting, is given drink by a beautiful peasant girl whom he finds spinning in a cottage and with whom he falls in love. But a wicked step-mother kills and mutilates the girl and substitutes her own daughter, who is her exact double.
The king marries the wrong girl and soon goes off to the wars. In his absence a good magician sends to the castle a golden spinning-wheel of which the price is ' two feet '. The young queen wants it and her wicked mother gives for it the feet of the murdered stepdaughter. With a golden spindle and distaff the magician then buys back the rest of the body, which he restores to life.
The king returns and the queen proudly shows him her new spinning-wheel. But when it begins to spin the magic wheel tells the story of the crime. Horrified, the king kills her, rushes out into the forest, finds his true love restored to life, and marries her forthwith.

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: THE UNDER-TWENTYCLUB

In the Chair, Howard Marshall
' How are we to Speak ? '
Presented by Mary Somerville and George Dixon
In this evening's broadcast the Under-Twenty Club will discuss both the difficulties and advantages arising from the. various ways in which English is spoken today. The idea for the broadcast arose when, after a recent meeting of the Club, members found themselves informally talking over the question of BBC English, and deciding how in some cases it was an essential qualification for those wishing to get certain types of job. It would be tragic were dialects to be submerged in some form of standard speech, but at the same time there is little doubt that in their richer forms they are almost unintelligible to those unacquainted with them. Various dialects will be heard during the course of the broadcast.

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Marshall
Presented By: Mary Somerville
Unknown: George Dixon

: ROMANCE IN RHYTHM

with Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra (by pertnission of the Savoy Hotel Ltd.)
Romance Rhythm
Gwen Catley Eve Becke Monte Rey Al Bowlly and The Geraldettes
The Top-hatters
Section of the BBC Male Chorus

: RAWICZ AND LANDAUER

International Vaudeville and Radio
Pianists
A thrill on two Pianos

: Time Signal, Greenwich; The Fourth News

(including Weather Forecast)
News Talks and Sport

: THE GROSVENOR HOUSEDANCE BAND

Directed by Sydney Lipton with Chips
Chippendall George Evans
The Three T's from Grosvenor House, Park Lane

Contributors

Directed By: Sydney Lipton
Unknown: Chippendall George Evans

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Frida Lcider (soprano),
Lauritz Melchior (tenor): The Love Duet-Act 2, Tristan and Isolde (Wagner)

Contributors

Soprano: Lauritz Melchior

: NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast








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