with Cyril Grantham
at the Organ of the Trocadero Cinema, Elephant and Castle.
Quentin Maclean has earned his living as a theatre organist for over seventeen years, and was actually the first person to broadcast on a theatre organ in this country. This he did from the Shepherd's Bush Pavilion. In 1928 he designed and opened the largest theatre organ in Europe, that at the Regal, Marble Arch.
Maclean has the theatrical tradition thoroughly in his blood. His father,
Alick Maclean, was musical director to Sir Charles Wyndham for fifteen years and was also a composer of operas. Quentin Maclean, however, had a strictly academic musical training at Leipzig under Max Reger and Karl Straube. He has been broadcasting regularly from the giant Trocadero Cinema since March, 1931, and is proud of the fact that his early training is not forgotten - he has played the Hindemith Concerto at a Promenade Concert, and the solo part in his own concerto with the Bournemouth Municipal
J W. Taylor (baritone)
The strings of the BBC Scottish
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie Conducted by Ian Whyte
in Bitter Brevities'
No. 7-1 Portrait of a Lady '
' Mr. Wilkes at home in his own bar-parlour'
Presented by Pascoe Thornton and S. E. Reynolds
The seventeenth in a series of programmes that are being broadcast weekly to the Empire.
Listeners who remember Reginald Arkell's previous broadcasts in this series will be glad to hear that enter- taining West Countryman once more talking about some of the things that struck him in London last time he was there.
The series ' Up to London' is broadcast from time to time in the West of England programmes, and is shared by a number of prominent West Country people.
Arkell was born in Lechlade,
Gloucestershire, and brought up in the farming tradition. It was soon obvious, however, that he had literary and dramatic talent at his finger tips, and he is well known, not only in the West Country but in London, as an author and play-wright. He has contributed light verse and articles to Punch and many other leading magazines, and has written a number of plays including the stage version of 1066-and All That, which ran for a year at the Strand Theatre. His first play Columbine was produced in Brighton in 1912, and a year later at the Strand Theatre and in New York. Arkell has given a great many broadcast talks, and has appeared frequently in television, talking on gardens, cruising, bridge, and other subjects in characteristically light vein.
1066-and All That was televised on Tuesday afternoon, and will be repeated on Saturday night.
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conductor, Leslie Heward from the Town Hall, Birmingham
(by permission of Brigadier H. G. Grant ,
Conducted by Major F. J. Ricketts ,
Director of Music, Royal Marines
Geoffrey Dunn (tenor)
Major F. J.
A weeklv entertainment which includes something for everybody
Presented by William MacLurg
' The Lucky Melody '—' Mr. Medlar Lends a Hand ' — ' Sitting Out ' — ' Is That the Rule ? '-' Hands Across the Sea '-' Enter Sexton Blake '— ' Here You Are Then! '-Listeners'
For full details, see 8.35
' The Trial of William Shakespeare for Deer-Stealing'
Told in the manner of an eye-witness account by W. H. Davies
Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
A Diorama of the Great Siege of Londonderry (1688-89), by Denis Johnston
Music for the programme arranged and composed by Gerrard Williams
The cast includes
Cicely Mathews , J. G. Devlin , J. R. Mageean , Charles Owens , R. F. Boyd , Harry Gibson , Kenneth Barton , Jack McQuoid ,
James B. Pugh , Pipe-Major William Hope
Special recordings made by the Queen's Island Male .Voice Choir and The BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra
The production by Peter Creswell
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 Mclluish 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 opinion 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 (on a synopsis by Berkeley Grey)
An adventure of the great detective, not forgetting his youthful assistant,
Tinker with George Curzbn as ' Sexton Blake ' and Brian Lawrance as ' Tinker '
Episode 2—' The Clue in Wax '
' 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 Rae Jenkins 's Lucky Dip Orchestra, under the direction of Jack Clarke
Being a weekly account of the proceedings of the Rural District Council of Nether Backwash
Presided over by none other than
Mr. Muddlecombe, J.P. in other words Robb Wilton
Minuted by Max Kester and Anthony Hall
String Quartet, Op. 83
1 Allegro moderato 2 Piacevole
3 Allegro molto / played by The Stratton String Quartet :
George Stratton (violin)
Carl Taylor (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola)
John Moore (violoncello)
All Elgar's chamber works, the Violin Sonata, the Quintet, and the Quartet, were written in a Sussex village in the years 1918 and 1919, so it is safe to assume that reaction from the horrors of the preceding years was largely responsible for their quiet autumnal beauty. They were first heard when the war had ceased. Each is constructed on much the same plan. There are three movements, no scherzo ; and the slow movement in each work is the jewel within the setting, a movement of rare beauty-as is the Piacevole in this Quartet.
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NEWS TALKS and SPORT
with Gwen Jones from Chez Henri
' Orfeo ' (Gluck)
Orchestre Symphonique of Paris ;
(Flute, Marcel Moyse ): Ballet des Champ-Elysees (Dance of the Blessed Spirits)
Jany Delille (soprano) and chorus:
Cet asile aimable et tranquille (In this peaceful and lovely abode)
Alice Raveau (contralto): Quel nouveau ciel (How mild the day)
Chorus: Final Chorus: Le Dieu de Paphos
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