at the Organ of the Ritz Theatre,
Theresa la Cava (mezzo-soprano)
The Sylvan Trio: John Francis (flute)
Evelyn Rothwell (oboe)
Millicent Silver (pianoforte)
Theresa la Cava has been broadcasting since the Savoy Hill days, and comes to the microphone with a background of experience surely as varied as any singer now living. She studied for five years with Anna Williams at the Royal College of Music and later privately under
Signor Bacci. Her musical experience has ranged from concerts at camps and recitals during the war, to lieder recitals, and to Spanish, Italian, and Neapolitan music.
She has collected a unique library from all parts of the Continent, and has made a speciality of collecting rare songs. She claims to have got the last bundle of songs out of Madrid before the outbreak of the Spanish civil war. She has often spent as much as two years hunting for specific songs, one of which she once heard in Valparaiso and later found in Milan.
' Mr. Wilkes at home in his own bar-parlour'
Presented by Pascoe Thornton and S. E. Reynolds
The sixteenth in a series of programmes which are being broadcast weekly in the Empire programme
' The Explorer—
Captain Thomas James '
C. M. Maclnnes
(From West of England)
from the University, Leeds
Chamber Music played by Sydney Errington (viola)
Stuart MacDonald (clarinet)
Edward Allam (pianoforte)
(by permission of the Air Council)
Conducted by Squadron Leader R. P. O'Donnell , M.V.O., Director of Music, Royal Air Force from the Royal Air Force
Squadron Leader R. P.
by Thomas Hardy , read by V. C.
4-' Christmas Day '
A weekly entertainment which includes something for everybody
Presented by William MacLurg
' The Lucky Melody ' the popular song of the week
' Mr. Medlar Lends a Hand' by The Melluish Brothers
' Sitting Out'
A romantic interlude with Brian Lawrance and Jill Manners
' Is that the Rule ? '
In which prominent sporting personalities will give their expert opinions on matters of topical interest
' Hands across the Sea '
This song takes me home
' Enter Sexton Blake '
Written in serial form for broadcasting by Ernest Dudley (by permission of the Sexton Blake library)
An adventure of the great detective, not forgetting his youthful assistant,
Tinker with George Curzon as ' Sexton Blake ' and Brian Lawrance as ' Tinker '
Episode 1—'The Quitter '
' Here you are then!'
A selection of melodies you have chosen
Edited by Adrian Thomas
Songs, anecdotes, and verses contributed by listeners
The music played by the Lucky Dip Orchestra, led by Rae Jenkins , under the direction of Jack Clarke
'Lucky Dip', No. 1, will be broadcast again this evening (National,
A fortnightly programme of current events in the world of science
with Bert Firman and his Orchestra
A highly improbable comedy with songs, by Spike Hughes
Musical continuity by Jack Beaver
Production by Douglas Moodie
Other parts played by Edwin Ellis , Chappie d'Amato, George de Warfaz , Robert Tredinnick , Paul Vernon , M. Landale , Ann Codrington , Olwen Brooks ,
The Three in Harmony
Solo pianist, Harry Foster
The BBC Augmented Variety Orchestra, conducted by Louis Levy
' Venetia's Wedding ' was broadcast in the Regional programme on Tuesday evening
The story of a Lakeland walk by D. G. Bridson and Joan Littlewood
Introducing scenes and characters met between Patterdale and Shap
In order to obtain at first-hand material for this feature programme D. G. Bridson , accompanied by Joan Littlewood —compère-interviewer for several of his big programmes-will follow the footpaths and tracks-as far as there are any, and then farther —' over the tops ' in a gruelling Lakeland walk across the lonely country lying between Patterdale and Shap. You will hear the story of this walk and the scenes and people encountered on it, and aiso the voices of some of the people of the locality who are coming to the studio to tell of their work, their lives, and the country in which they live.
The London Philharmonic
Leader, David McCallum
Conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood
Solomon (pianoforte) from Queen's Hall, London
Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell andCo. Ltd.)
Bax's ' November Woods ' was composed in 1917 at a time when the composer Was extremely luscious in his style. If his later works show more economy in means, nowhere is there greater mastery of orchestral effect than in this beautiful tone poem ' November Woods '. It has been described as ' a picture of storms and driving leaves and the sere and dank atmosphere of autumn. Mingled with this is the mood of human loneliness and regret, which is finally absorbed in the restlessness and turmoil of nature', which well sums up the poetic characteristics of the music.
(Solo pianoforte, SOLOMON)
In the last and biggest of his five piano concertos, the so-called ' Emperor Beethoven made several innovations in the traditional form. particularly in the first movement which is symphonic in style.
The slow movement is in effect a series of free variations on a melody of exceptional beauty, and the last movement is a brilliant rondo, which is linked with the slow movement by a beautiful transition passage. The theme heard at the outset, gay and swift-footed, sets the pace for a movement which is throughout in Beethoven's brightest good spirits.
Sir Henry J.
' They Read Us in French '
An account of English authors that are popular in France today, by Andre Maurois
with Alice Mann
The Canadian Capers
Sue and her boy friends from the Cafe de Paris
Songs from ' Die schone Miillerin '
including Weather Forecast