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: HARRY FRYER AND HIS ORCHESTRA

I from the Chiswick Empire
Harry Fryer , accomplished resident conductor of the fifteen-strong Chiswick Empire Orchestra, is a North Countryman. As a lad in Sunderland he started his musical career by playing the piano in a local cinema. Fourteen years ago he joined the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, for whom he worked for twelve and a half years, ending up in the position of musical director at the Tivoli cinema in the Strand.
Later he succeeded Louis Levy at the Shepherds Bush Pavilion, where he gave over two hundred broadcasts. After touring various Paramount theatres for three years, he took his orchestra to the Chiswick Empire some sixteen months ago.
Most of his orchestra have played under him for the last six years or so. Fryer's biggest musical thrill, he tells us, was when he was invited by Sir Dan Godfrey to conduct the Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra.

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Fryer
Unknown: Louis Levy
Unknown: Sir Dan Godfrey

: BILLY POUND

and a violin with Harry Evans at the piano (From West of England)

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Evans

: LEONARDI AND HIS WIENER ORCHESTER

with Renee Barr (soprano) from the Continental Restaurant,
Bournemouth

Contributors

Soprano: Renee Barr

: At the Black Dog

' Mr. Wilkes at home in his own bar-parlour'
Presented by Pascoe Thomton and S. E. Reynolds
The fourteenth in a series of programmes that are being broadcast weekly to the Empire

Contributors

Presented By: Pascoe Thomton
Presented By: S. E. Reynolds

: 'THE A.B.C. OF FLYING 1-2

Wing-Commander S. L. G. Pope ,
D.F.C., A.F.C.

Contributors

Unknown: Wing-Commander S. L. G. Pope

: THE LEEDS UNIVERSITY MIDDAY CONCERT

from the University, Leeds
Societe des Instruments a Vent de
Bruxelles :
Maurice Van Gucht (clarinet) ; Victor Apostel (flute) ; Rene Antoine (oboe); Laurent Kerremans (bassoon); Gaston Renard (horn) ;
Phillipe de Clerck (pianoforte)

Contributors

Clarinet: Maurice van Gucht
Flute: Victor Apostel
Flute: Rene Antoine
Oboe: Laurent Kerremans
Horn: Gaston Renard
Horn: Phillipe de Clerck

: RHYTHM ON RECORDS

A programme of popular dance music on gramophone records

: A RECITAL

The BBC Singers (A): Margaret Godley Margaret Rees Gladys Winmill Doris Owens Bradbridge White Martin Boddey Stanley Riley Samuel Dyson Conducted by Trevor Harvey
(All edited by E. H. Fellowes )

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Godley
Unknown: Margaret Rees
Unknown: Gladys Winmill
Unknown: Doris Owens
Unknown: Bradbridge White
Unknown: Martin Boddey
Unknown: Stanley Riley
Unknown: Samuel Dyson
Conducted By: Trevor Harvey
Edited By: E. H. Fellowes

: Gramophone Records MUSIC FOR WIND

Marcel Moyse (flute): Am Waldesbach (By the Woodland Stream) (Wetzger). Le Rossignol en amour (The Amorous Nightingale) (Couperin, arr. Fleury)
Frederick Thurston (clarinet):
A Truro Maggot (P. Browne ). Gigue (C. H. Lloyd)
Leon Goossens (oboe): Simple aveu (Avowal) (Thome). Gavotte (Rameau)

Contributors

Flute: Marcel Moyse
Clarinet: Frederick Thurston
Unknown: P. Browne
Oboe: Leon Goossens

: 'STEAMBOAT'

A programme of Variety, music, and drama from the floating playhouse, reviving for you some of the glories of the old showboat days
The cast will include
Dick Francis as ' The Showman'
Lorna Stuart
Brian Lawrance
Jack Train and The Three in Harmony
The Orchestra (led by Josef Marais) conducted by Jack Clarke
The programme devised by Adrian Thomas and presented by William MacLurg
(Empire Programme)

Contributors

Unknown: Dick Francis
Unknown: Lorna Stuart
Unknown: Brian Lawrance
Unknown: Jack Train
Conducted By: Jack Clarke
Unknown: Adrian Thomas
Presented By: William MacLurg

: THE HOTEL VICTORIA ORCHESTRA

Leader, Aldo Spiero from the Hotel Victoria, London

Contributors

Leader: Aldo Spiero

: 'JACK AND THE BEANSTALK'

Scenes from the pantomime
Presented by Francis Laidler and produced by Gerald Seymour from the Prince's Theatre, Bristol
The cast includes and The Prince's Theatre Orchestra
Directed by Norman Brooks

Contributors

Presented By: Francis Laidler
Produced By: Gerald Seymour
Directed By: Norman Brooks
Jack: Jean Colin
Dame Durden: Norman Evans
The Squire: Howard Rogers
Simple Simon: Jack Barty
Fairy Gleam: Marie Delaine
Princess Twinkle: Joyce Winn
Mitzi: Marion Gerth
Giant Blunderbore: J Murray Stewart
Demon Grimm: Percy Garside
Constance, Dame Durden's Cow: Shanks Bros

: SYDNEY CUSTARD

at the BBC Theatre Organ

: Private Enterprise and Public Ownership in BROADCASTING

Would a commercial system under private enterprise give the British listener a better service than he gets under the present system of a publicly owned corporation?
A discussion between
H. G. Selfridge , Jnr.
C. B. Cochran
Mary Hamilton
Wickham Steed
Chair, Lord Stamp

Contributors

Unknown: H. G. Selfridge
Unknown: B. Cochran
Unknown: Mary Hamilton
Unknown: Wickham Steed

: SNOOKER

Sidney Smith v. Alec Brown
A commentary during play, by Willie Smith , from Thurston's Hall

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney Smith
Unknown: Alec Brown
Play By: Willie Smith

: Theatres of Variety

A Variety programme broadcast from the stage of The Hippodrome, Bristol
The artists taking part are:
The Western Brothers, Kenneth and George - Those Radio Cads
Rawicz and Landauer - A Thrill on Two Pianos
Michael Moore - Interviewing the Stars

Contributors

Pianos: Michael Moore

: THE BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section D) Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Anthony Collins
In its design ' Don Juan ' adheres fairly closely to the rondo of classical sonatas and symphonies, and in the varied forms in which the chief themes return we can follow the adventures of Don Juan in his crazy search for his ideal of incarnate womanhood. There are four principal themes heard at the outset. all glowing with the youthful .ardour of the quest. These are set forth and developed at some length to form the first section of the work.
The second section of the poem, which is quoted in the score, tells of disillusionment. That is set before us in the music no less vividly than the zest and youthful vigour of the first part, the principal theme of which reappears... It introduces the closing section representing the tragedy with which Lenau's poem comes to an early end-Don Juan's death and his despair in realising that life has lost its charm for him, that nothing is left but ' the cold and dark ash-strewn hearth '.

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Anthony Collins
Design: Don Juan
Unknown: Don Juan

: THE FOURTH NEWS

(including Weather Forecast)
NEWS TALKS and SPORT

: BILLY BISSETT AND HIS CANADIANS

with Alice Mann , The Canadian
Capers, Sue and her Boy Friends from the Cafe de Paris

Contributors

Unknown: Alice Mann

: NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast








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