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at the Organ of the Regent Cinema,


on gramophone records
Symphony No. 2, in D played by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Koussevitsky


on gramophone records


'Nursing a Factory and Nursing
Alys Saville and Gwyneth L. Webster
(A recording of the broadcast in the Midland programme on Tuesday)


Unknown: Alys Saville
Unknown: Gwyneth L. Webster


Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by Joseph Lewis


Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis


by Dorothy Robson (soprano)


Soprano: Dorothy Robson

: Nor'-East Sidelights

(Eighth Flash)
A 'sound' magazine of entertainment
Devised and produced by Howard M. Lockhart, introducing 'This Might Be You', 'Radio Revuesreel', 'Auntie Aggie's Glamour Corner', 'Passing By'
(A recording of the broadcast in the Scottish programme last night)


Produced By: Howard M. Lockhart

: The Dartmouth Royal Centenary Regatta

A commentary including the 'Kingswear' Challenge Cup and the 'United Universities' Coronation Cup

The Kingswear Challenge Cup is for senior crews in four-oared boats not exceeding thirty-six feet in length, under the rules of the West of England Amateur Rowing Association, and is open to all amateur rowing clubs. The course, from the Higher Noss Mile Post to the Royal Dart Yacht Club, is approximately one and a half miles in length. The United Universities Coronation Cup was presented by the United Universities Women's Boat Club; starting at Coronation Park, the race is rowed in boats of a similar type to those entered for the Kingswear Challenge Cup, but the competition is under the rules of the Women's Amateur Rowing Association.


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 his guests
4 Meet the Boys'
Ex-Divisional Detective Inspector Jack Henry of New Scotland Yard in ' What Price Crime ! ' by Patrick K. Heale and Jack Henry
' Here You Are Then I '
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
(To be repeated this evening:
National, 8.0)


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


' What Sort of Sailing ? '
A discussion between W. A. Whetter , W. H. Graham , G. F. G. Pollard , and other speakers who have taken part in the series
(To be repeated this evening: West,


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

: Music for Dancing

played by Reg Pursglove and his Orchestra


Played By: Reg Pursglove


(Section C)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Trevor Harvey


Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Trevor Harvey


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


Music By: Gerrard Williams

: Forty Years of Song

with Peter Bernard in reminiscent vein
Arthur Finn as interlocutor
Norman Parry and Olive Martyn at the two pianos
The BBC Revue Chorus
The BBC Variety Orchestra
The show produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe


Unknown: Peter Bernard
Unknown: Arthur Finn
Unknown: Norman Parry
Unknown: Olive Martyn
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe


from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Leisees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Ltd
Heddle Nash (tenor)
Moiseiwitsch (pianoforte)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
(ninety players)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
Part 1
(First performance in England)
Samuel Barber was born at West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., on March 9, 1910. He began the study of music at six years of age, and at seven was already composing. When he was thirteen he entered the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied composition with Rosario Scalero. In 1935 he was awarded the Prix de Rome and the Pulitzer Prize.
Among his numerous compositions for orchestra, one of his latest is the Essay, which was first performed in 1938 by the NBC Orchestra at New York under
Vaughan Williams's Symphony
No. 4, in F minor, which was first performed in April, 1935, at a BBC Symphony Concert, has no programme as in the case of the composer's previous symphonies. It is, as Frank Howes recently pointed out, ' in F minor', and therefore ' any other meaning it may have should not be hard for the listener to discover, for it is as direct as the rest of Vaughan Williams 's larger works and a good deal more forceful than most of them.'
Tickets can be obtained from Broadcasting House, W.1, Queen's Hall, and the usual agents


Tenor: Heddle Nash
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood
Unknown: Samuel Barber
Unknown: Rosario Scalero.
Unknown: Frank Howes
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: Fifth Speedway Test Match

England v. Australia.

A commentary on the final heats by Stewart MacPherson from the Empire Stadium, Wembley.


including Weather Forecast


with Gwen Jones
Pat O'Regan from Chez Henri


Unknown: Gwen Jones
Unknown: Pat O'Regan
Unknown: Chez Henri


on gramophone records

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