at the Organ of the Rialto Cinema,
Leader, Frank Thomas
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
Watcyn Watcyns (bass-baritone)
Mr. Wilkes at home in his own bar-parlour
G. H. T. Kimble
High up in the Barbary Mountains midway between Morocco and Tunisia lies one of the strangest parts of North Africa. This is Kabylia, the claim of whose people it is that, despite the numberless oppressors in their history, they have never been conquered. They are a fine-looking people, warm-hearted, hospitable, and at the same time ruthless in many of their customs. The blood feud remains in its strongest form, and assassination is commonplace.
George Kimble , who is Lecturer in Geography at Reading University, will describe some of the impressions he gained of the Kybeles during a recent visit, and will bring to his subject the eye not only of an experienced traveller but of an expert geographer.
G. H. T.
Commentaries on the Lightweight International Tourist Trophy Race from the Isle of Man
At the Grand Stand, Graham Walker and Victor Smythe
At Creg-na-Baa, George Brown
At Ramsey Hairpin, Richard North
Bronislaw Huberman (violin)
Waltz in C sharp minor (Chopin).
Kol Nidrei (Bruch). Sarabande (Partita No. 1, in B minor) (Bach)
(The new West Regional transmitters)
A broadcast of the opening ceremony at Start Point
The Chairman of the BBC, Sir Allan Powell , C.B.E., will call upon His Grace the Duke of Somerset, D.S.O., O.B.E., to open the transmitters
Speeches of welcome to the new broadcasting service will then be made by The Lord Mayor of Bristol
(Alderman W. A. Winchester)
The Lord Mayor of Plymouth
(Councillor G. S. Scoble )
The Mayor of Bournemouth (Alderman 1. W. Dickinson )
The Corporation's thanks will be conveyed to the speakers by the Chief Engineer of the BBC,
Sir Noel Ashbridge
See the article and pictures on page 9
Leader, Leonard Hirsch
Conductor. Eric Fogg
Devised and written by Josef Marais
Cast with Josef Marais and his Bushveld
Like Camp Fire on the Karoo ' and ' On Trek ', this new series by Josef Marais takes listeners to South Africa, the country of his birth. The scene is set on the stoep (verandah) of a typical farmhouse on the Karoo, an expanse of veld on every side, and the sound of crickets and the distant bleating of sheep heard repeatedly.
There are three characters: Hendrik, the owner of the farm, played by Josef Marais ; George, a boyhood friend of Hendrik's (who has just returned from England to Africa a qualified doctor and is practising in the nearby dorp (village) ), played by George Prangnell , who was in ' Camp Fire on the Karoo ' ; and Klaas, a Hottentot boy (seventy years old though he is), played by Cyril Evans , who was in both of Marais' previous shows. He is a South African and knew Marais out there.
The idea of the series is to plant the atmosphere of the veld ; to tell listeners something about the Hottentots, who survive in decreasing numbers ; and to introduce some of the lilting folk songs that are still sung out there.
Hendrik, the South African Farmer:
George, his friend:
Klaas, the Hottentot ' boy':
Toccata and Variations played by Frank Mannheimer
Illustrated Brochure by The BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader, Frank Cantell with Virginia Dawn
John Glyn Jones
(by permission of Stephen Mitchell )
Arranged and conducted by Charles Shadwell
Written and produced by Anthony Hall
including Weather Forecast
A programme of dance tunes, old and new arranged by James Moody
The Singers :
The Players :
A pageant of the Black Country
The Boyd Neel String Orchestra
Leader, Frederick Grinke
Conductor, Boyd Neel
The ' Concertino Pastorale' is John Ireland's most recent work. It was written specially for the present performance by the Boyd Neel Orchestra. The composer says of it: The work is not written to please the ultra-moderns, but is highly characteristic and achieves a great deal by comparatively simple means.'
A composite programme of Variety and cabaret from Bournemouth, Plymouth, and Torquay, celebrating the opening of the West Regions new transmitters
Commentator, John Watt
Dance Cabaret from the Royal Bath Hotel Ballroom,
Bournemouth with Claude Dampier
The Professional Idiot
Assisted by Billie Carlyle
Murray and Mooney
Even their relations think they re funny
' Southland's Dynamic Gentleman ' and Benny Loban and his Music
Compere, Kenneth Rainford
Variety from the Palace Theatre, Plymouth with Haver and Lee
The Fun Racketeers
Cabaret from the Grand Hotel, Torquay with Roy Royston and George Gee
The famous comedians
' looking for a job '
Stainless Stephen ' Semi-conscious '
The One-Man Revue and Harry Evans and his Dance Band
Devised and produced by Leslie
including Weather Forecast
with Adelaide Hall
The Loss Chords from the Astoria Dance Salon