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A talk to invalids by K. M. Briggs Last month Miss Briggs gave a talk that was specially addressed to invalids, describing how they could while away the time in making useful articles. The success of the talk established the fact that broadcasting could do much to help to make life brighter for those confined to bed, and invalids have been quick to make suggestions for programmes specially suited to their needs. Here is another talk for their special benefit.

Contributors

Unknown:
K. M. Briggs

a programme featuring
Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans
including a guest artist from the A.F.S. or A.R.P. Service
Daphne and Jack Barker
Those famous cabaret stars
'Carroll goes to the movies'
'You call the tune ' a Carroll Gibbons piano feature
and 'Accent on love ' with Anne Lenner
Compere, William Gates

Contributors

Unknown:
Daphne Barker
Unknown:
Jack Barker
Piano:
Carroll Gibbons
Unknown:
Anne Lenner
Unknown:
William Gates

* Bees and spraying '
R. Gamble
The Minister of Agriculture recently made an appeal to fruit-growers and bee-keepers to co-operate during the coming spraying period so as to avoid killing the bees.
Today Reginald Gamble will have something to say about bees and spraying and the working of bees in connection with fruit production.

Contributors

Unknown:
Reginald Gamble

A play in one act very freely adapted from the novel of the same name by Anne Meredith
Cast
The action takes place in Bath, in the years 1810-1811
Produced by Peter Creswell

Contributors

Unknown:
Anne Meredith
Produced By:
Peter Creswell
A guide:
Bryan Powley
A visitor:
James McKechnie
Flora Vane:
Lydia Sherwood
Frederick Vane:
Arthur Young
Emily Vane:
Dora Gregory
Constance Lorimer:
Betty Hardy
Captain Jacob Smith:
Malcolm Graeme
The Dowager Duchess of Exe:
Gladys Young
Tom Fothergill:
Carleton Hobbs
Captain Nicholls:
Ivor Barnard
Ferrars, a manservant:
Antony Holles

Leader, George Stratton
Conducted by Basil Cameron
Albert Sammons (violin)
Beethoven
ORCHESTRA
Turkish march; and Overture
Leonora No. 1
ALBERT'SAMMONS AND ORCHESTRA
Violin concerto
Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D, one of the greatest of all concertos written for this instrument, was composed in 1806 and first performed at the Theater-an-der-Wien in Vienna by the leader of the orchestra, Franz Clement.
It is a world of great lyrical beauty, particularly in the first and second movements. The writing throughout shows Beethoven's perfect understanding of the violin and the orchestration is especially effective. One of the most notable features of the first movement is the opening figure consisting of four drum beats, which plays an important part throughout the movement.
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Contributors

Leader:
George Stratton
Conducted By:
Basil Cameron
Violin:
Albert Sammons
Unknown:
Franz Clement.

Trio in D minor (Op. 32) played by The London Ensemble:
Daniel Melsa (violin)
Lilly Phillips (cello)
Hetty Bolton (piano)
Arensky (born at Novgorod in 1861) studied at the Petersburg Conservatoire where Rimsky-Korsakov taught him composition. He was appointed professor of harmony and counterpoint at the Moscow Conservatoire, and later became director to the Court Chapel at Petersburg. As a composer he has more in common with Tchaikovsky than with his teacher Rimsky-Korsakov.
The Trio in D minor is dedicated to the memory of the great cellist Charles Davidov. The work is full of sincere elegiac feeling and of fresh spontaneous melody.

Contributors

Violin:
Daniel Melsa
Piano:
Hetty Bolton
Unknown:
Charles Davidov.

The life-story of Deanna Durbin
The singing voice of Deanna herself in transcriptions from the actual sound track of some of the motion pictures in which she has appeared
(By permission of Universal Films)
The characters in the dramatised story will be portrayed by Celia Lipton , Alan Keith , Sydney Keith , Joan Young , William Ashley
Programme arranged and written by Harry Alan Towers
Produced by Charles Maxwell

Contributors

Unknown:
Deanna Durbin
Unknown:
Celia Lipton
Unknown:
Alan Keith
Unknown:
Sydney Keith
Unknown:
Joan Young
Unknown:
William Ashley
Written By:
Harry Alan
Produced By:
Charles Maxwell

' Saturday matinee '
Join us at our Children's Theatre to hear
' Packy and the policeman '
A thriller sketch by Franklyn Kelsey
' Fable time'
A musical cartoon by Lyn Joshua and Mai Jones
'Well, well ! '
A comedy sketch by Dorothy Worsley
'Pleased to meet you'
An item by our guest visitor and Songs by the Rainbow Singers
Lyn will be there to introduce the artists to you, and so will
Mister Popcorn , the general nuisance

Contributors

Unknown:
Franklyn Kelsey
Unknown:
Lyn Joshua
Unknown:
Mai Jones
Unknown:
Dorothy Worsley
Unknown:
Mister Popcorn

Once again we stop the London traffic in order to bring you some of the interesting people who are In
Town Tonight
Introducing personalities from every walk of life
Edited and produced by C. F. Meehan
(A recording of this programme will be broadcast tomorrow at 11.0 a.m.)

Contributors

Produced By:
C. F. Meehan

with Elsie and Doris Waters
Bunny Doyle
Norman Long and other star artists
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Compere, Gordon Crier
Presented by John Sharman

Contributors

Unknown:
Doris Waters
Unknown:
Bunny Doyle
Unknown:
Norman Long
Conducted By:
Charles Shadwell
Presented By:
John Sharman

Men from distant lands of the Dominions and Colonies come to the microphone at this time every fortnight to tell of the trade they followed and the homes they left to join the fight for freedom
' From Britain's eldest Dominion-
Newfoundland '
Sergeant John Carnell and Sergeant
Walter Tucker
(See' Miscellany ', p. 4)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sergeant John Carnell
Unknown:
Walter Tucker

'Music for the million'
Arranged by Gordon McConnel, the producer, and Harold Lowe, the conductor
Singers
Linda Gray
Frank Titterton
The Three Radio Graces
BBC Theatre Chorus
Trained by Charles Groves
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Compere, Christopher Stone

Contributors

Producer:
Gordon McConnel
Conductor:
Harold Lowe
Singer:
Linda Gray
Singer:
Frank Titterton
Chorusmaster:
Charles Groves
Orchestral leader:
Tate Gilder
Compere:
Christopher Stone

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BBC Home Service is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 1st September 1939 and ended on the 29th September 1967.

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