by Lady Henderson with a description of the scene by Thomas Woodrooffe from Vickers-Armstrong's Naval Yard, Barrow-in-Furness
When the new aircraft carrier, H.M.S. Illustrious, slides down the launching ' ways ' this morning hundreds of Barrow folk will be witnessing the launch of the biggest ship ever built in Vickers Armstrong's naval yard at Barrow-in-Furness.
Thomas Woodrooffe will be actually on board the Illustrious as she takes the water, and may be relied upon to bring a word-picture both of what a launch looks like and of what it feels like.
from the Granada, Clapham Junction
Spencer Thomas (tenor)
The Willoughby Trio:
Louis Willoughby (violin)
Vivian Joseph (violoncello)
Margaret Chamberlain (pianoforte)
Mr. Wilkes at home in his own bar-parlour
Presented by Pascoe Thornton and S. E. Reynolds
The twenty-sixth in a series of programmes that are being broadcast weekly to the Empire
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
A Song-and-Laugh Show for the High Brows, the Low Brows , and the No Brows including
The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell
At the Theatre Organ,
Written and presented by Greatrex Newman
Music by Wolseley Charles
Produced by Harry S. Pepper
The Fol-de-Rols ' will broadcast again this evening in the National programme at 8.0
Leader, Leonard Hirsch
Conductor, Eric Fogg
Bernard Shore (viola)
Militza Korjus (soprano)
Variations (Proch). Serenade
(Moszkowski). La Danza (Rossini)
Compere, Chappie D'Amato with Lois Graham
Directed by Harry Robbins
with Miff Ferrie and his Jakdauz and Annette Mills in impersonations and impressions with Jack Dent at the piano
' What the City means to you '
This is the first of a new series in which the speaker is going to discuss in popular vein the significance to the ordinary citizen of the great ' City '.
Today's talk will be introductory in character, and will outline the four fundamental functions of the City. These arc, in brief-the provision of mechanism by which money payments may be safely and quickly made without the use of actual notes or coin ; the provision of money that enables foodstuffs and raw materials to be produced and to undergo manufacturing processes until they are sold as finished articles ; the collection and investment of the country's savings ; and the provision of the vast foreign exchange market in which the currencies of various countries can he interchanged.
(Section D) Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Georg Szell 1 (C.A.E.)-L'istesso tempo. 2
(H.D.S.-P.)-AlIegro: 3 (R.T.H.) -Allegretto. 4 (W.M.B.)-Allegro di molto. 5 (R.P.A.)-Moderato. 6 (Ysobel)-Andantino. 7 (Troyte) -Presto. 8 (W.N.) - Allegretto. 9 (Nimrod)-Adagio. 10 (Dorabella) — Intermezzo : Allegretto. 11 (G.R.S.)-Allegro di molto. 12 (B.G.N.)-Andante. 13 (-)
— Romanza : Moderato. 14 (E.D.U.)-Finale: Allegro See the short nore on page 12
with Pat Taylor our tame glamour girl
Peter Barrie alleged crooner
Muddler of Ceremonies, Sid Colin
Songs from the Current Films
Directed by Sydney Lipton will play for dancing from Grosvenor House, Park Lane
Alfred Cortot (pianoforte) and Jacques Thibaud (violin)
Sonata (Debussy)-l Allegro vivo.
2 Fantasque et leger. 3 Finale: Tres anime
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