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at the Organ of the Dominion
Theatre, Tottenham Court Road


Songs of the Sea by Stanford
Peter Dawson with Orchestra and Male Chorus: 1 Drake's Drum. 2 Outward Bound. 3 The Old Superb. 4 Devon, 0 Devon.


Unknown: Peter Dawson


2—' Cruising under Sail '
Today, W. A. Whetter , who is Introducing the various experts who are taking part in this series, meets at the microphone G. F. G. Pollard , 8 well-known yachtsman who lives at St. Mawes, Cornwall. There will be four talks in the series.


Unknown: W. A. Whetter
Unknown: G. F. G. Pollard


Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by Joseph Lewis
Suite, The Pagoda of Jade Albert Arlen
1 March of the Ming Warriors. 2 Pekin Love Tale. 3 Dance of the Lantern Bearers. 4 In the Forbidden City
Selection, La Boheme
Puccini, arr. Gauwin
Overture, Morning, Noon, and Night


Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Unknown: Jade Albert Arlen


in songs at the piano


Winifred Copperwheat (viola)
John Ticehurst (harpsichord)


Harpsichord: John Ticehurst


Conductor. James Denny


Conductor: James Denny
Unknown: David Richardson
Unknown: Elsie McCullough


A fortnightly programme of current events in the world of science


A weekly magazine programme presented by William MacLurg
Old and New Features, including, of course :
' The Lucky Melody'
The Popular Song of the Week
' Is that the Rule ? '
Expert opinion on sporting topics from Captain Cuttle and his guests
' Meet the Boys'
Ex-Divisional Detective - Inspector Jack Henry of New Scotland Yard in 'What Price Crime! ' by Patrick K. Heale and Jack Henry and ' Here You Are Then !
A selection of the melodies you have chosen
Among those present will be the editorial staff of the Lucky Dip magazine, and the Lucky Dip
Orchestra directed by Rae Jenkins
Production by Vernon Harris
(Empire Programme)
(To be repeated this evening :
National, 8.0)


Presented By: William MacLurg
Unknown: Jack Henry
Unknown: Patrick K. Heale
Unknown: Jack Henry
Directed By: Rae Jenkins
Production By: Vernon Harris

: Music for Dancing

played by Reg Pursglove and his Orchestra


Played By: Reg Pursglove

: The Children's Hour

Programmes for all Regions 5.0-6.0
877 kc/s REGIONAL 342.1 m.
1050 kc/s WEST 285.7 m.
1474 kc/s 203.5 m.
977 kc/s M. IRELAND 307.1 m.
5.0 NURSERY SONGS sung by Constance Carrodus
Another story from 'THREE'S A CROWD' by Michael Drin: 'The Spy Detector' (From Regional)
A play for children by D. Ifold Rendall
An accident occurred to the Tea-time Express on the Willie Wookey Model Railway half-an-hour ago. It is believed that some person left en obstacle on the line; and Donald the Donkey has come under suspicion...
(From West)

1013 kc/s MIDLAND 296.2 m.
Philip Garston-Jones will read some Jingle-Jangle-Jumble Rhymes by Mary Eades, and Dinah will play some old favourites
5.15 COUNTRY OR TOWN? Which would you like to live in? This afternoon people from the country and from the town will argue the question and their arguments will be supported by songs and verse A programme arranged by John Moore

668 kc/s NORTH 449.1 m.
5.0 FOR YOUNGER LISTENERS A Nursery Sing Song and 'The Magic Harp', a fairy story by Nancy Travis, told by Noel
5.30 See West

804 kc/s WALES 373.1 m.

5.0 'NEL GOCH'
Stori am hen wraig a'i bwgan brain rhyfedd gan Gwilym E. Thomas Darllenir hi gan W.D. Roderick
Drama ddifyr arall am Twm Sion Cati a'i ffrindiau gan Rhys Davies Williams
5.45 'CWRS Y BYD'
Hyn a'r Hall o faes yr Eisteddfod gan J. J. Williams, Penybercwy
(A story, a play, and a talk)

767 kc/s SCOTLAND 391.1 m.
Music of the Sea and Hebridean Airs played by the John MacArthur Quintet
The people living in the Western Isles of Scotland have always had tunes to which they work and play. They have songs for rowing, churning, spinning, and milking. You will hear some of these 'labour' songs, as they are called-also 'The Story of the Giant's Daughter'; an old Gaelic fairy-tale adapted by George Graves
5.30 'THE BEAUTY COMPETITION' (Quadrupeds Only)
A musical extravaganza, in which Bunny and Howard set out to find the magic potion which will make Miss Mouse the belle of Mousedom.


Presented by Roger Wimbush


Presented By: Roger Wimbush


' Antarctic Whaling Inspector '
Commander W. Ibbett , R.N. (Ret.)
Commander Ibbett is a whaling inspector, and works for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. His job is to sail with one of the thirty-odd whaling factory ships which go to the South every autumn for the Antarctic whaling season.
Most modern whaling on the high seas is conducted from factory ships, ranging from fourteen to thirty thousand tons. These are no more than floating oil refineries with a crew of two hundred men, and each factory is accompanied by speedy whale catchers, each as large as a big trawler, and immensely powerful and seaworthy.


Unknown: W. Ibbett


(Section C)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
The Yellow Princess
Saint-Saens's first opera, The Yellow Princess, was written in 1872, in a Paris scarcely recovered from the cruel consequences of war. The story centres round a princess painted on a Japanese fan and a scientist to whom the princess seems to come to life in his dreams. The music is said to be too cold in feeling for the somewhat exotic libretto, but the overture has survived as an effective and popular concert piece.
Faure's Pavane
Faure's beautiful Pavane for small orchestra, with chorus ad libitum, dates from 1887, the period of the Requiem Mass. It is, as Charles Koechlin says, ' no mere pastiche of
the sixteenth or seventeenth century'. The antique spirit is embodied in simple, gravely beautiful sounds that suit it perfectly, yet are unmistakably the music of a nineteenth-century Frenchman. This Pavane has left its mark on the better-known pavanes of Faure's best pupil, Ravel.


Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Warwick Braithwaite
Unknown: Charles Koechlin

: Undergraduate Summer

Oxford University life in cross-section
The cast will include :
Godfrey Kenton, John Mortimer, George Bradford, Norman Shelley, Olga Edwards, Frith Banbury, Valentine Dyall
Written and produced by Stephen Potter

When Stephen Potter first set off for Oxford with a van he imagined that he would find things little changed from the days when he himself was at the University. He soon discovered, however, that, Oxford man though he was, he had to tackle modern-day Oxford as any newcomer might have tackled it. The result you are to hear this evening in a programme that paints a picture of 'Varsity summer life from backwater to common-room, from Union to lecture hall, from college lunch to extempore undergraduate talk in the streets.
You will hear what the undergraduate of today is thinking and talking about, and you will visit a rehearsal of the famous O.U.D.S. Extracts from the lectures of six dons have been recorded, as well as a Union debate in which Mgr. Ronald Knox and Evelyn Waugh took part.
Other aspects of university life sought out by the microphone include the Isis office on press day, a history tutorial, lunch being ordered by 'scouts' in a college buttery, and the famous Oxford chimes themselves. It will be a programme of contrasts, and, Stephen Potter tells us, the extemporisation of the undergraduates themselves can only be described as first-class.
(A recording will be broadcast tomorrow: National, 3.0)


Participant: Godfrey Kenton
Participant: John Mortimer
Participant: George Bradford
Participant: Norman Shelley
Participant: Olga Edwards
Participant: Frith Banbury
Participant: Valentine Dyall
Writer/Producer: Stephen Potter
Panellist: Mgr. Ronald Knox
Panellist: Evelyn Waugh


Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra from New York City
(In collaboration with the Columbia
Broadcasting System)


Unknown: Teddy Wilson


The Newcastle String Players
Leader, Hermann McLeod
Conductor, Leslie Russell
Suite champetre (Rustic Suite)
Op. 98b
1 Characteristic Piece. 2 Elegiac Melody. 3 Dance
Romance, Op. 42
Elegy (Suite, King Christian II) Suite, Rakastava (The Lover) (for strings and timpani)


Leader: Hermann McLeod
Conductor: Leslie Russell


including Weather Forecast


with Norma Clarke
Stan Stanton
Tony Morris


Unknown: Norma Clarke
Unknown: Stan Stanton
Unknown: Tony Morris


on gramophone records

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