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11.0 The music shop
Planned by John Horton
Some famous waltz tunes
11.20 Intermediate French by Jean-Jacques Oberlin and Madeleine Pommier
' Le renard et la cigogne' ; Scene dramatique d'apres la fable de La
11.40 Australia
Organising a new cattle industry in the North-West
Colin Wills


John Horton
Jean-Jacques OBErlin
Madeleine Pommier

2.0 Nature study
Putting questions to Nature: ' Can sea-shore animals change colour ? '
H. O. Bull
2.15 Interval music
2.20 Physical training
(for use in classrooms) by Edith Dowling
2.35 Interval music
2.40 British history
'Fisherman's doctor': the story of Grenfell of Labrador by C. Denley Clark


H. O. Bull
Edith Dowling
C. Denley Clark

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Janet Smith-Miller (contralto)
Haydn wrote twelve symphonies in all for Salomon, the impresario who brought him to London-six on the first visit in 1791 and six on the second in 1794. They are acknowledged to be the finest of all Haydn's
[Home Service continued overleaf hundred odd symphonies, and it is pleasant to reflect that London's hospitality was the occasion of Haydn's surpassing himself.
For some unknown reason, the No. 104 in D, the second of the Salomon symphonies, is known as the ' London ' Symphony. It represents Haydn at his greatest as a symphonist, and it may well be compared, with most of the others of this series, with the best symphonies of Mozart.


J. Mouland Begbie
Ian Whyte
Janet Smith-Miller

' The meat position '. by George Gibbard-
No one knows more about this urgent problem, both from the practical and from the political points of view, than Mr. George Gibbard. He was one' of the most popular Chairmen of the National Farmers' Union of recent years and is known to farmers in every county.


Mr. George Gibbard.

Fourth edition: All brand new with Kenway and Young, Reginald Purdell , Hugh Morton , Ian Sadler , Helen Clare , Clarence Wright , BBC Revue Chorus, and BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Sketches written by Eric Barker and Douglas Young
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont.


Reginald Purdell
Hugh Morton
Ian Sadler
Helen Clare
Clarence Wright
Conducted By:
Charles Shadwell
Written By:
Eric Barker
Douglas Young
Produced By:
Leslie Bridgmont.

A radio biography written and produced by Denis Johnston with Frank Cellier as Lord Palmerston
To have been a contemporary of both Napoleon and Abraham Lincoln seems almost impossible, yet by a rough generalisation the span of years between Trafalgar and Gettysburg was the term of office of Lord Palmerston. This light-hearted Irish peer, who lived from 1784 to 1865, played the game of ' high policy' in Europe through the long peace of the mid-nineteenth century and bequeathed as his legacy to the Foreign Office the phrase ' Civis Britannicus sum '.


Duced By:
Denis Johnston
Frank Cellier
Abraham Lincoln

Schumann's Kreisleriana (Op. 16)
' Johannes Kreisler Kapellmeister ' was a fictitious figure created in 1814 by the German romantic novelist E. T. A. Hoffmann (himself a composer of some merit), in a story called ' Kreisleriana ' and afterwards used by him as a mouthpiece for his musical criticisms. Kreisler, a grotesque figure, half genius, half lunatic, was a sort of exaggerated personification of the German romantic view of music during the first half of the last century, and was, to many German musicians of the period, the fantastic embodiment of a high ideal.
These pieces of Schumann's, written about 1839, aptly suggest
Kreisler's dreams and fancies, his wild rhapsodies, and his bitter epigrams.


Johannes Kreisler Kapellmeister

at the theatre organ
Selection: For the Forces
When he was six years old Donald Thorne joined the choir of St. Mark's Church, Clerkenwell, and soon knew .all the hymn tunes by heart. At the age of fourteen he was appointed organist. Since he first won .his spurs in the West End of London he has been responsible for arranging many of the big hit-numbers for such famous dance-band leaders as JackHylton, Henry Hall , Jack Payne , Debroy Somers , and Carroll Gibbons.


Donald Thorne
Henry Hall
Jack Payne
Debroy Somers
Carroll Gibbons.

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