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: Reginald Porter-Brown

at the Organ of the The Guildhall, Southampton

Reginald Porter-Brown has broadcast regularly since he made his debut in a 'You Pays Your Money' programme in 1934. He first showed musical ability at the age of five, when he played the piano by ear, and by the time he was twelve he was assistant organist at two churches. Listeners will remember that he was one of the four organists who played for the opening of the BBC Theatre Organ.


Organist: Reginald Porter-Brown


including Weather Forecast


Conductor, Edgar E. Littlejohns
Muriel Kemp (pianoforte) The Plymouth Clarion Male Voice
Choir, founded in 1916 by a little band of music lovers, has competed with marked success at the local festivals. The Choir first broadcast in May this year.


Conductor: Edgar E. Littlejohns
Pianoforte: Muriel Kemp


' Sugar Beet'
A. W. Ling and W. S. Mockett
Much of the sugar beet produced in the Western counties is sent to a beet sugar factory in the Midlands. A. W. Ling will be discussing the development of this branch of agriculture with the manager of this factory.


Unknown: S. Mockett

: Theatres of Variety

A Variety Programme broadcast from the stage of THE PALACE THEATRE, BATH
This includes
Ethel Revnell and Grace West
(the two oddments)
We Three Fellows
(in a mixture of mirth and melody)
Eddy Bayes
(the radio gongster)
Clara Kenyon and Reg Fewings (in. a vocal and musical ensemble) and The Palace Theatre Orchestra
Directed by Lawrie Jackson
An article on Variety in the West of England, with particular reference to this broadcast, will be round on page 14. The broadcast will be notable for the inclusion of Ethel Revnell and Grace West, two of the funniest comediennes on the modern Variety stage. Ten days ago they had the honour of appearing at the Royal Command Performance at the London Palladium.4


Unknown: Ethel Revnell
Unknown: Eddy Bayes
Unknown: Clara Kenyon
Unknown: Reg Fewings
Directed By: Lawrie Jackson


(including Weather Forecast)

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