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: TONI AND THE NORTH PIER ORCHESTRA

from the North Pier, Blackpool

: Gramophone Records MUSIC BY BRAHMS

Recorded by Wilhelm Backhaus
(pianoforte)
Variations on an Original Theme,
Op. 21, No. 1. Ballade in D minor, Op. 10, No. 1 (Edward). Scherzo in E flat, Op. 4. Waltzes, Op. 39, Nos. 1, 2, 15

Contributors

Pianoforte: Wilhelm Backhaus

: REGINALD PORTER-BROWN

at the Organ of the Forum Cinema,
Southampton
Reginald Porter-Brown was teaching when he was twelve, and was choirmaster at sixteen.
His record on the air has been remarkable. Only twenty-seven now, he was the youngest of the four organists who opened the BBC Theatre Organ at St. George's Hall, London. In his five years of broadcasting he has made his signature tune, ' Oh, Mr. Porter', as famous as his name, and receives fan-mail from all over the world.

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Porter-Brown

: JOAN AND EVELYN ASHLEY

in ' Songs and Syncopation '
(West)

: 'LIVING DANGEROUSLY'

A short story written for broadcasting by H. B. Drake , and read by the author

Contributors

Broadcasting By: H. B. Drake

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Maggie Teyte (soprano): I'll follow my secret heart. Nevermore (Conversation Piece) (Coward)
Michael Bartlett (tenor): My heart will be dancing (Lilac Domino) (Grey, May)
Alice Moxon (soprano),
Stuart Robertson (baritone): A Paradise for Two (The Maid of the Mountains) (Tate)

Contributors

Tenor: Michael Bartlett
Soprano: Alice Moxon
Soprano: Stuart Robertson

: NELSON ELMS

at the Organ of the Granada, Tooting

: GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Ignaz Friedman (pianoforte)
Viennese Dances Nos. 2 and 6 (Friedman—Gärtner). Song without words in A flat (Duetto) (Mendelssohn). Waltz Caprice (Rubinstein)

Contributors

Pianoforte: Ignaz Friedman

: THE BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
Robert Edwards (pianoforte)
' Bombet ' (which was one of ' Stendhal's ' other pseudonyms) was probably the first writer to relate the well-known story of the ' Surprise ' Symphony. ' When Haydn was in England', he records, ' he perceived that the English, who were very fond of his instrumental compositions when the movement was lively and allegro, generally fell asleep during the andantes and adagios, in spite of all the beauties he could accumulate. He therefore wrote an andante, full of .sweetness, and of the most tranquil movement; all the instruments seemed gradually to die away ; but, in the middle of the soft pianissimo, striking up all at once, and reinforced by a stroke of the kettle-drum, they made the slumbering audience start.' Ai Haydn himself said when he was showing the score to a friend, ' There all the women will scream.'

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Idris Lewis
Pianoforte: Robert Edwards

: 'THE HODLARS'

The well-known Dutch accordion duettists

: A RECITAL

Winifred Radford (soprano)
Ivy Herbert (pianoforte)

Contributors

Soprano: Winifred Radford

: COUNTRY JOURNEYS

' The West Looe Valley '
Geoffrey Grigson

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Grigson

: TEA-TIME CABARET

from the Continental Restaurant,
Bournemouth with Gerald Casson bass-baritone
Arthur Pond the scandalmonger
Renee Barr soprano
Peter Valerio the wonder accordionist
Eric Shrimpton
Spanish and electric guitars
Robert Keys syncopating pianist and Leonardi and his Wiener
Orchester
Presented by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Bass-Baritone: Gerald Casson
Bass-Baritone: Arthur Pond
Soprano: Renee Barr
Soprano: Peter Valerio
Accordionist: Eric Shrimpton
Guitars: Robert Keys
Presented By: Leslie Bridgmont

: GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Walter Gieseking (pianoforte)
Gaspard de la Nuit (Ravel)-No.
1, Ondine. No. 2, Le Gibet. No. 3, Scarbo

Contributors

Pianoforte: Walter Gieseking

: THE SECOND TEST MATCH

England v. the West Indies
A commentary on the closing overs and a summary of the day's play, by Howard Marshall , from Old Trafford,
Manchester

Contributors

Play By: Howard Marshall

: THE OLLERTON COLLIERY SILVER BAND

Conductor, Ernest Slack

Contributors

Conductor: Ernest Slack

: ENGLISH FOLK MUSIC

A programme of music by Gerrard Williams , founded on English folk tunes, with an account written by the composer of the tunes and how they were collected

Contributors

Music By: Gerrard Williams

: 'THE BATH ROAD'

A journey from London to Bath undertaken by a Mr. Bayly and a Mr. Tarrant in the year 1820
Cast
Norman Shelley , Carleton Hobbs , Dennis Anderson , Gordon Boyd , Edward Brandon , Brian Cummins ,
George Holloway , Barry Kendall , Merrick Lucas , Phyllis Smale ,
Jean Wickenden
Written by Anthony Gittins
Produced by Francis Dillon
(West)

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Dennis Anderson
Unknown: Gordon Boyd
Unknown: Edward Brandon
Unknown: Brian Cummins
Unknown: George Holloway
Unknown: Barry Kendall
Unknown: Merrick Lucas
Unknown: Phyllis Smale
Unknown: Jean Wickenden
Written By: Anthony Gittins
Produced By: Francis Dillon

: Betty Huntley-Wright and Claude Hulbert in 'OUR MISS GIBBS'

A broadcasting version by Gordon McConnel and Daphne Limmer , founded on the musical comedy by ' Cryptos ' and James Tanner. Lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Green bank. Music by Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton
Cast in the order of their appearance
(Timothy's trombone played by John Howells )
The BBC Theatre Chorus (trained by Charles Groves ), the BBC Theatre
Orchestra (leader, Tate Gilder ), conducted by Harold Lowe
Scenes
Act 1, Garrods' Stores
Interlude, The drawing-room of the Earl's house in Park Lane
Act 2, Court of Honour at the Franco-British Exhibition
Production by Gordon McConnel
(To be broadcast again on Thursday:
National, 7.15)

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon McConnel
Unknown: Daphne Limmer
Unknown: James Tanner.
Unknown: Adrian Ross
Unknown: Percy Green
Music By: Ivan Caryll
Music By: Lionel Monckton
Played By: John Howells
Unknown: Charles Groves
Leader: Tate Gilder
Unknown: Harold Lowe
Production By: Gordon McConnel
Mr Toplady, manager of Garrods' Stores: Bernard Ansell
Lord Eynsford, a wealthy young nobleman: Gerald Nodin
The Duchess of Minster: Beatrice Kane
Lady Betty, her daughter: Janet Lind
Madame Jeanne: Colleen Clifford
Miss Mary Gibbs: Betty Huntley-Wright
The Hon Hughie Pierrepoint, an amateur criminal: Claude Hulbert
Timothy Gibbs, Mary's cousin: Horace Percival
Slithers, a professional crook: Philip Wade
The Earl of St Ives, Eynsford's father: Bryan Powley

: NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast

: DANCE MUSIC

en gramophone records








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