Mary Agnes Hamilton
by Harold Thomson
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Goossens: La Boutique fantasque (The Fantastic Toyshop) (Rossini-Respilihi)
Kate Winter (soprano),
Linda Seymour (contralto), Parry Jones (tenor), Roy Henderson (baritone), Chorus, and Percussion Orchestra, conducted by Stravinsky: Les Noces (The Wedding) (Stravinsky)
Haydn Adams (tenor)
Sir John Hope Simpson , K.B.E.
This morning's speaker is one of the country's greatest experts on the refugee question, and he will deal with some of the outstanding problems that have recently arisen in Britain and abroad through the influx of refugees from certain countries. Sir John will not confine himself to the present, but will also discuss the refugee question as it has occurred from time to time in earlier history.
Sir John Hope
by The Reginald Paul Pianoforte
George Stratton (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola)
John Moore (violoncello)
Reginald Paul (pianoforte)
with Percy Manchester
Marjorie Hayward (violin)
G. O'Connor Morris (pianoforte)
Today's generation of children will, when it grows up, have no memories of Alexandra Palace previous to its present function as the BBC's television station. But this afternoon's speaker, who has been a Muswell Hill resident all his life, remembers the Palace of other days, when it was one of the gayest centres in North London. Great exhibitions were held there, choir festivals, and stunts of all kinds. Blondin walked the tight-rope there, and the famous parachutist, Baldwin, did exhibition jumps.
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, H. Foster Clark
at the Organ of the Granada,
Woolwich Favourites Old and New
Programme for all Regions 5.0-6.0
DARTMOOR, with its sudden fogs and wind storms, its rocks, and bogs, and tors, is the subject of the third in the series ' Hilltops of Britain'. You will hear the play this afternoon at 5.15.
1013 kc/s MIDLAND 296.2m.
668 kc/s NORTH 449.1 m.
804kc/s WALES 373.1m.
977kc/s N. IRELAND 307.1m.
767 kc/s SCOTLAND 391.1m.
877 kc/s REGIONAL 342.1m.
5.0 RONALD GOURLEY at the piano (From Regional)
5.15 'HILLTOPS OF BRITAIN' by L. du Garde Peach No. 3 - 'Dartmoor'
With John Valentine, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Barbara Rumsey, Keith Pyott, Charles Wreford, Franklyn Bellamy, Philip Wade, Leslie Perrins, and Vera Clarke
This afternoon you will again meet John, Betty, and their Uncle Robert, this time as the trio are taking a walk over Dartmoor. You will meet the first men who ever mined tin in this country, and you will hear how they traded with the Phoenicians, and how they received a visit from a mysterious stranger.
The second scene is set four hundred years ago, when the men of Devon and Cornwall marched across Dartmoor on their way to London to protest about Cranmer's new Prayer Book in the reign of Edward VI. Then you will hear something about folk lore of Dartmoor, how it is said to be haunted, by pixies and fairies, and how Jack o' Lanterns and Will o' the Wisps lure travellers from the road.
In the final scene at the time of the Napoleonic Wars, a French prisoner escapes from Dartmoor prison.
A Recital for April 1
The BBC Singers (B): Sybilla Marshall Bettine Young Anne Wood Winifred Downer Rene Soames Emlyn Bebb Victor Utting Victor Harding
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
At the pianoforte, Ernest Lush
Of all the birds that ever I see (from
A weekly entertainment programme presented by the Columbia Broadcasting System of America
Conducted by Lyn Murray
With Genevieve Rowe , Earl Rogers , and Chorus
Compere, Charles Stark
Produced and directed by George Zachary (From America)
An extravagant symphony in one movement for five bassoons, eleven actors, and orchestra.
Composed by John Gough and Ian Whyte
Taking part -
Bassoons: G. Holbrooke, E. Worsley, A.T. Wood, E. W. Vickerstaffe, J. H. Lindsay
Actors: Ian Sadler, Weston Fields, R.C. Stewart, Halbert Tatlock, Jean-Jacques Oberlin, Peter Moyes, Pearl Colquhoun, Campbell Robson, Charles Watson, W.L. Hunter, W.H.D. Joss and the BBC Scottish Orchestra
W. H. D.
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Leslie Heward
(New Edition) with Eve Becke, George Melachrino
Compere, Lionel Gamlin
Orchestrations by Peter Yorke
by Olga Coelho (soprano)
(including Weather Forecast)
NEWS TALKS and SPORT
with Wendy Claire , Bill Currie ,
Popular dance tunes of past years
including Weather Forecast