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Primo Scala 's Accordion Band, directed by Harry Bidgood
Harry Bidgood , who directs Primo Scala 's Accordion Band, was taught the piano at an early age by his father who was a composer. As soon as he left school he went on to the Variety stage as a solo pianist, and also played at cinemas in the 'silent' days. He was an Army drummer during the last war, after which he was for a time pianist at the. Old Vic, thereafter forming the dance-band combination with which he spent three-and-a-half years at the Piccadilly Hotel.
Bidgood took over the directorship of Primo Scala 's Accordion Band some years ago. It has been recording for the last ten years, and broadcasting regularly since the beginning of this year.

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Primo Scala
Directed By:
Harry Bidgood
Directed By:
Harry Bidgood
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Primo Scala
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Primo Scala

Preludes for piano : played by Edward Mitchell
Op. 16, No. 1 in B ; No. 2 in G sharp minor; No. 4 in E flat minor
Op. 22, No. 3 in Op. 11, No, I in C ; No. S in D ; No. 6 in B minor ; No. 12 in G sharp minor ; No. 19 in E flat
It is not impossible that the musical historians of the future will decide to class Scriabin among the great miniaturists : his beautifully polished miniatures are like nothing else in the literature of the piano.
The preludes to be heard this afternoon are thoroughly representative of the composer's earlier style, revealing both his Chopinism and the assertion of his own independence in the face of Chopin (as in Op. 11, No. 6, written when the composer was still a seventeen-year-old military cadet).

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Played By:
Edward Mitchell

An adventure of the sea in six episodes, with Henry Oscar , Tucker McGuire , Sonnie Hale , Ivan Brandt. Script by Phillip Leaver and Ernest Dudley. Lyrics by Max Kester. Music by Kenneth Leslie-Smith . Orchestrations by Hal Evans. Part 6-' Battle of the Atlantic
Officers and Men of the Royal Navy and the German Navy. Augmented BBC Revue Ochestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum. Produced by Vemon Harris.
[Home Service continued on p. 26

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Unknown:
Henry Oscar
Unknown:
Tucker McGuire
Unknown:
Sonnie Hale
Unknown:
Ivan Brandt.
Script By:
Phillip Leaver
Script By:
Ernest Dudley.
Unknown:
Max Kester.
Music By:
Kenneth Leslie-Smith
Unknown:
Hal Evans.
Conducted By:
Hyam Greenbaum.
Produced By:
Vemon Harris.
Admiral Sir John Loring:
Henry Oscar
Susan Loring:
Tucker McGuire
Alfred Barker:
Sonnie Hale
Lady Juliet Kerr:
Kitty de Legh
Captain Warren:
Eric Lugg
Robert Green:
Ivan Brandt
Mr Macwirter:
Ian Sadler
Commander Masson:
Ewart Scott
Gloria Kaye:
Paula Green

Miracle play by Bernard Walke. Scene 1—Dressing the bride ; Scene 2-Outside the church during the wedding ; Scene 3—The home of bride and bridegroom ; Scene 4-The church at night
Bernard Walke , the author of the famous St. Hilary Miracle Plays, died earlier this year. Tonight the St. Hilary Players perform the play again, in the tradition established through so many years of broadcasting by him and Filson Young.

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Play By:
Bernard Walke.
Unknown:
Bernard Walke

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