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Directed by Lena Blackman


Directed By: Lena Blackman


Margaret Hunter (soprano)
Philip Malcolm (baritone)


Soprano: Margaret Hunter
Baritone: Philip Malcolm


Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by Joseph Lewis


Conducted By: Joseph Lewis


An eerie story by A. G. Prys-Jones told by the author


Story By: A. G. Prys-Jones


Cicely Hoye (soprano)
Edwin Benbow (pianoforte) Cicely Hoye has been broadcasting since Savoy Hill days, both singing and playing the piano. It was as pianist that she won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, taking a number of prizes but, curiously, never one for her singing, which was her second study. It was with a piano recital that she made her debut at Wigmore Hall.
Edwin Benbow , who for four years held an open piano scholarship at the Royal College of Music, has been Piano Professor and Examiner there since 1929. He hat been broadcasting regularly since 1926, and has played at three Proms.
From 1933 to 1935 he was assistant chorus-master and pianist on the BBC staff. In May this year he gave a first performance of Alec Rowley 's piano concerto to the Empire.
He has been associated this season with the Ballet Rambert, whose most signal production was that of Lady into Fox, at the Mercury Theatre, London. He played at every performance.
His wife, Janet Powell , soprano, is a well-known broadcaster.


Soprano: Cicely Hoye
Pianoforte: Edwin Benbow
Unknown: Savoy Hill
Unknown: Edwin Benbow
Unknown: Alec Rowley
Soprano: Janet Powell

: Yascha Krein and his Gypsy Orchestra

Greetings from Moscow In the Caucasian Camp
Why do I love you so madly ? Rumanian Folk Songs Kalinka Malinka
Hungarian Folk Songs
(All the arrangements of the above traditional items are by Yascha Krein )


Unknown: Yascha Krein


Henri Merckel (violin),
Marcelli Hevson (cello), H. Zurflech-Teuroc (pianoforte): Trio (Ravel) — 1 Trio. 2 Pantoum. 3 Passacaille. 4 Finale


Violin: Henri Merckel
Violin: Marcelli Hevson
Cello: H. Zurflech-Teuroc


The Midland Radio Magazine
Edited by John Moore and Tristram Beresford
August Number including
Personality Page
A new feature
' On the Credit Side'
I-T. A. Waterhouse
Letters from Abroad
6—' Libya '
From our correspondent
Country Matters by John Moore
The Usual Gossip by John Day and A Short Story by John Body read by Godfrey Baseley
(A recording of the broadcast in the Midland programme on Monday)


Edited By: John Moore
Unknown: John Moore
Unknown: John Day
Story By: John Body
Read By: Godfrey Baseley


A weekly magazine programme


3—' Motor-Cruising '
Sir Richard Onslow
W. A. Whetter


Unknown: Sir Richard Onslow
Unknown: W. A. Whetter

: Music for Dancing

played by Tommy Kinsman and his Dance Orchestra


Played By: Tommy Kinsman

: The Children's Hour

Programmes for all Regions 5.0-6.0

877 kc/s REGIONAL 342.1 m.

1013 kc/s MIDLAND 296.2 m.

668 kc/s NORTH 449.1 m.

977 kc/s N. IRELAND 307.1 m.

767 kc/s SCOTLAND 391.1 m.
5.0 'ONCE UPON A TIME' Fairy-tale fantasies from Grimm, Andersen, and others
No. 1 - 'The shoes that were danced into holes' Dialogue and music by Henry Reed The music played by a section of The BBC Northern Orchestra, conducted by Henry Reed ' Once upon a Time ' will consist of radio versions of fairy tales by the Grimms, Hans Andersen, and others. This first programme is based on the Grimms' story of the twelve princesses who secretly danced their shoes to pieces every night, and of the poor soldier who, with the aid of a witch, discovered their secret and was consequently able to claim the youngest and fairest as his bride. Like Henry Reed's popular Æsop Fable programmes, these programmes have much in common with Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies. (From North)
You are invited to join Geordie Broon and Peggy Wilson on a visit of inspection to Girdleness Lighthouse near Aberdeen (From Scotland)

1050 kc/s WEST 285.7 m. 1474 kc/s 203.5 m.
Devised by Roger Manvell and John T. Stafford For hundreds of years Punch, with his hooked nose and humped back, has been one of the most popular stage characters. This afternoon you will hear of some of his early successes ; and this will be followed by a complete Punch and Judy show.
5.40 WORLD RECORDS - No. 7 'Poland '
Gramophone records of Polish folk songs and folk dances, and music by Polish composers

804 kc/s WALES 373.1 m.
Mair yn darllen stori gan Elizabeth Watkins Jones am geiliog oedd mewn bri mawr fel canwr
5.15 ' DYNION BACH Y DE' Rhaglen chwedl, chwerthin, a chan ar gyfer misoedd yr haf, gan Gerallt Richards Wel, mae wedi pump o'r gloch, A mae bron bod amser te: A dyma ni yn dyfod, blant, Sef Dynion Bach y De.
5.45 'CWRS Y BYD' D. Hughes Lewis yn bwrw trem dros ddigwyddiadau'r wythnos (A story, light Welsh programme, and a talk)


Noel Eadie (soprano)
The BBC Orchestra
(Section C)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Julian Clifford


Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Julian Clifford


at the BBC Theatre Organ
Stanley Tudor, twenty-eight years of age, was bom in Stoke-on-Trent, played the church organ before he was nine, won many prizes for piano playing and began his cinema career fourteen years ago in the days of silent films, as pianist at the Capitol, Henley. When he was sixteen he joined Gaumont-British, being appointed organist at the Hippodrome, Stoke. After three years at Stoke, he toured their circuit before being appointed to the Gaumont Palace, Hammersmith. During his four years there, he took part in the film Britannia of Billingsgate.
With the opening of the Gaumont
Theatre, Manchester, in October, 1935, Tudor went up there, and his performances on the large four-manual organ at this theatre became -and still are-a great feature of the programmes. His signature tune, ' Singing in the , is dedicated to the three weeks' downpour which greeted his arrival in Manchester.
This will be his seventh recital on the BBC Theatre Organ.


A weekly magazine programme presented by William MacLurg Old and new features including:
' The Lucky Melody'
The Popular Song of the Week
' Is That the Rule ? '
Expert opinion on sporting topics from Captain Cuttle and hi; 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!'
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


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


Your songs, your anecdotes, your verses
Edited by Adrian Thomas
A programme of items contributed by listeners
The Lucky Dip Orchestra
Directed by Rae Jenkins with Lorna Stuart and Brian Lawrance
Presented and compered by William MacLurg


Edited By: Adrian Thomas
Directed By: Rae Jenkins
Unknown: Lorna Stuart
Unknown: Brian Lawrance
Unknown: William MacLurg


A reconstruction of the famous judicial investigation of 1888-1889, by Denis Johnston
The cast includes: Henry Hallatt, William Trent, John Stephenson, Liam Redmond, Kenneth Barton, Allan McClelland, Charles Owens, Rosemary Leeper-Wilson, Harry S. Gibson, Derrick White, James Pugh Robert Windham, and E. S. Bates
Production by Henry McMullan


Unknown: Denis Johnston
Unknown: Henry Hallatt
Unknown: William Trent
Unknown: John Stephenson
Unknown: Liam Redmond
Unknown: Kenneth Barton
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Unknown: Charles Owens
Unknown: Rosemary Leeper-Wilson
Unknown: Harry S. Gibson
Unknown: Derrick White
Unknown: James Pugh
Unknown: Robert Windham
Production By: Henry McMullan


including Weather Forecast


with Molly O'Connor , Ken Crossley from Caproni's Restaurant "and Ballroom, Bangor, County Down


Unknown: Molly O'Connor
Unknown: Ken Crossley


on gramophone records

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