at the Organ of the Regal Cinema,
Louis Kentner (pianoforte)
Sonata in B flat, Op. 106 (Hammerklavier) (Beethoven)—1 Allegro. 2 Scherzo. 3 Adagio e sostenuto. 4 Allegro risoluto
' Mr. Wilkes at home in his own bar-parlour ' presented by Roy Speer and S. E. Reynolds
F. G. Thomas
F G. Thomas , author of ' The Changing Village', who is touring the south-west of England, comes to the microphone each week to talk about villages he has particularly noticed on his journey. He will repeat this talk on Somerset in the Western programme tonight at 8.0.
Thomas is in charge of the Extramural Department at the University College of the South-West, Exeter, and was recently the general editor of the broadcast series ' Town and Country '.
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack (First performance)
Conductor. William Pethers from the New Hippodrome Theatre,
Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Robert Heger : Overture, Alessandro Stradella (Flotow)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Anton Dorati : Les cent baisers (The Hundred Kisses), Ballet Suite (D'Erlanger)
Miliza Korjus (soprano) : Variations (Proch). Invitation to the Dance (Weber)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Alois Melichar : Capriccio Italian, Op. 45 (Tchaikovsky)
Miliza Korjus (soprano) : Serenade (Moszkowski). Maidens of Cadiz (Delibes)
Boston Promenade Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Fiedler : March, Entry of the Boyards (Halvorsen)
Leader, Aldo Spiero from the Hotel Victoria, London
Presented by Ernest Binns from the Arcadian Theatre, Morecambe
The company includes:
The de Venn Sisters
Programme continued overleaf
John Snagge visits a mechanised cavalry regiment and helps to put a light tank through its paces from Aldershot
John Snagge has done many things on the air-under water, on the water, in the air, under the earth. and through fire-but he has never yet driven a tank. He is to try his hand at this this evening in a broadcast from Aldershot. The tank-a light one on the establishment of the 1st King's Dragoon Guards (one of the most recent regiments to be mechanised) will push off down Gas Chamber Hill (and very steep it is) to Long Bottom. There, on comparatively flat ground, he will attempt to drive the tank himself. There is no dual control. He will be absolutely on his own, apart from being able to receive directions through a speaking tube. He will also fire the two Bren guns with which the tank is armed. Snagge will have a microphone with him. Listeners will hear the various questions he asks of the personnel, and their replies to him.
The tank will then be driven by its driver over rough country, negotiating a ditch and a hedge, and Michael Standing will describe its course.
with Ida Shepley
Elisabeth Welch and The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
2, King Charles's Shirt
Beatrice Curtis Brown
Nearly three hundred years ago on a cold January morning a short, slender man walked through the alleyways of Whitehall to a platform built out from the great Banqueting Hall. The man was Charles Stuart , King of England, who had come to die in full view of thousands of his subjects. The morning was cold, and when dressing King Charles had told his valet, Herbert, to bring him a warm shirt, since he did not wish to shiver and appear nervous before the onlookers. The shirt was brought, a high-necked garment of sky-blue. Dressed in this, and a pair of black breeches, Charles I was executed. The shirt is to be seen today in the London Museum together with two other relics that Beatrice Curtis Brown will describe.
The two others are a scrap of paper and a bed, both of them connected with the Royal House of Stuart. The scrap of paper bears the names of King Charles's family printed by one of the first printing machines in England, while the bed is that in which James Stuart-the Old Pretender-was born.
Beatrice Curtis Brown spends much of her time in London museums, and often conducts parties round items of interest purely as a hobby.
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Leader, Alfred Cave
Written and arranged by Mungo Dewar
Come and join the Funny Men aboard H.M.S. St. George. Tonight is a special occasion because our old friends Shorty, Lofty, Nobby, etc., are entertaining guests from the Destroyer (United States Navy) which is visiting this country on a shake-down cruise
The cast includes : Sidney Burchall , Tommy Brandon , Harry Hudson , John Rorke , John Duncan , Steam Scott , Phil Green , Tommy Nicol , George McTear , Sidney Keith , Vine, More, and Nevard, The Three Hobos
Guest Artist, Arthur Askey
The BBC Male Voice Chorus and Percival Mackey 's Orchestra
Conducted by Harold Lowe
Chorus arrangements by Doris Arnold. Orchestrations by Wally Wallond
Produced by ' The Old Salt '—
Harry S. Pepper
including Weather Forecast
Wally Dewar and his Band with Gordon Homer
Johnny Cotton from the Regent Dance Hall