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5.0 From Regional :
A dialogue story
We continue the adventures of ' Naughty Sophia,' by W. M. LETTS with incidental music played by THE VICTOR OLOF SEXTET
The cast includes : Joyce Moore , Lauri Lupino Lane , Ewart Scott , and Ivan Samson
5.45 From Northern Ireland :
' Instruments of the Orchestra '
5-' The Plucked String Family' by T. 0. CORRIN


Unknown: W. M. Letts
Unknown: Joyce Moore
Unknown: Lauri Lupino Lane
Unknown: Ewart Scott
Unknown: Ivan Samson


Working Men and Women play their favourite gramophone records
No. 2—Harold Beach
(Aircraft Fitter)
Harold Beach began his career in an optician's shop in Brighton, but at the age of sixteen, ten years ago, he grew tired of an indoor life and went to Coventry to look for work. He got a job in connection with aeroplane fitting, and eventually was employed at an aerodrome as an aircraft mechanic. Before becoming a serious collector of records-with money to spend on his hobby-he played the violin.


Unknown: Harold Beach


including Weather'Forecast


by ' Willow'
'Willow' is the pen-name of a very successful angler. He has fished most of the Midland trout rivers and has lectured and written extensively on fly-fishing.


The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Rigaudon, Op. 93, No. 2
A Night in Lisbon, Op. 63
Symphony No. 2, in A, Op. 55
1 Allegro marcato. 2 Adagio. 3 Scherzo. 4 Prestissimo
Suite, Op. 49


Conducted By: Leslie Heward


Mass for Five Voices by William Byrd
Kyrie; Gloria; Credo; Sanctus;
Benedictus ; Agnus Dei sung by The BBC Chorus (B)
Conducted by Sir Richard Runciman Terry
(From Regional)


Voices By: William Byrd
Unknown: Agnus Dei
Conducted By: Sir Richard Runciman Terry


A Programme of Novelty Numbers and Solo Pieces
The BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader, Bernard Reillie
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Ronald Hill (light baritone)
Compere, Bryan Michie
(From Regional)


Leader: Bernard Reillie
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Conducted By: Ronald Hill
Unknown: Bryan Michie


(including Weather Forecast)


including Weather Forecast

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