Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
by The Radio Committee Trio and The Radio Centre Trio
Soloists, Andreeyeva (mezzo-soprano)
Fragrant Berries Oh You Winter
Our Path is Wide
ANDREEYEVA, WITH CENTRE TRIO
The Green Grove Oh You Sema
STRELTSOV, WITH DOMRA ORCHESTRA Why has the clear dawn clouded over ?
Seryozha the Shepherd
I've roamed the whole world over
at the Organ of the Granada, Welling
Although only twenty-six, John Madin has had ten years of cinema experience, beginning as an orchestral accompanist in the days of silent films.
At the age of fifteen he became organist at Newbold Church, near Chesterfield, and was a pupil of the Birmingham city organist, G. D. Cunningham. Madin received his first cinema-organ appointment at a Sheffield cinema where he succeeded Reginald Dixon. He was later 'sent to Coventry', where he stayed for five years, giving his first broadcast from there in 1934. He came to the Gaumont, Hammersmith, in 1936, and a year later gave his first broadcast on the BBC Theatre Organ. He is at present touring round London for the Pernstein Theatres.
Ninon Vallin (soprano)
L'Heure exquise (The Exquisite
Hour). L'Air. Lyde. La délaissée (The Forsaken Maid)
A serial version for broadcasting of Crosbie Garstin 's trilogy ' The Penhales '
Read by Geoffrey Tandy
Ortho Penhale's turn of luck when he inherited the Charmante Helene lasted ten years, and he made another name for himself-this time among the ' Blackbirders trading slaves between the Guinea Coast and the West Indies. But the end (as with all his adventures) made no mistake in its coming, and he finished up alone on St. Lucia, having lost his ship and his black cargo all at once, and was taken prisoner by the French.
But now he is back in England once more, and, war having broken out again, he gets another ship.
Bernard Goldstein (violin)
Archie Marks (saxophone and clarinet)
Nora Walsh (pianoforte)
William Primrose (viola)
Leader, H. S. Cropper
Conductor, Louis Cohen from the Sun Pavilion, Valley
Another programme of accordion records
Compiled by Harold Went
at the Organ of the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
from the Sparrow's Nest Theatre,
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
P. S. G.
An account of the first day's work, by F. T. Turk , Master of the King's
Conducted by Leslie Heward from the Royal Institution for the Blind, Edgbaston, Birmingham
The listeners' own serial thriller
Devised by Gale Pedrick
Written by Max Kester
Listen tonight and send your suggestion for next week's instalment on a postcard. The writer of the one used will receive one guinea.
' Soldats de la Legion—Chantez !'
Meet again all the old characters, gathered in the barracks at Sousse for the installation ceremony of a new recruit
Le Capitaine Dubois (Fred Yule)
Sergent Lambkin (Jacques Brown )
Legionnaire Joe North-Joe (
Jacques Brown )
Legionnaire Antonio Fratelli-Tony
(Peter Bernard )
Legionnaire Elmer P. Barton-Hank
Legionnaire Pieter Vanderpump —
Dutchy (Joe Lee )
Legionnaire Michael O'Sullivan -
Mike (Denis O'Neil )
Legionnaire Albert Hawkins-Smiler
La musique et la choeur de la Legion sous la direction du Chef de Musique,
M. Percival Mackey
Partitions d'orchestre, Max Saunders
The programme devised by Sonny Miller and produced by Max Kester
Last October this jolly programme, with its atmosphere of camaraderie and good humour, made its appearance on the air and scored a striking success. Tonight marks the first of six new broadcasts, to be given every fortnight as before, each presenting a different incident in the arduous, if not unhappy life of our Legionnaires.
With two exceptions the cast will be the same. Fred Yule is to play Le Capitaine Dubois (its creator, Lance Fairfax, being otherwise engaged doing a season at Blackpool). The other new recruit is Jack Warner in the part of a new character in the series, Albert Hawkins , round whom this first programme is centred. Warner, who is so good in lively Cockney parts, should add to the fun of it all, while Yule's fine baritone voice (he will sing in Frertch that always popular ' Le Reve Passe') will be a further asset. Both will be broadcasting for the first time as characters in a radio series.
Max Saunders has done all the arrangements for Max Kester shows over the last six years ; Alan Paul has been the accompanist on the barracks piano in all the Legionnaires programmes (and will continue to be).
including Weather Forecast
with Alice Mann
The Canadian Capers from the Cafe de Paris
, at 11.30