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Some accounts of a romantic venture in overseas trading, by G. P... Ambrose
The Levant Company was formed in the reign of Queen Elizabeth to conduct trade in the Eastern Mediterranean, with Turkey, Greece, and Egypt. From the diaries of these merchant venturers can be reconstructed their daily life in Aleppo. Smyrna, Constantinople and other ports where they often settled down for lengthy periods.

From Leicester Cathedral
Versicles and Responses Psalms 6 and 8 First Lesson : Isaiah 26. vv. 1-14
Magnificat (Charles Wood in C minor) Second Lesson : St. John 7, vv. 25-44
Nunc dimittis (CharlesWoodinCminor} Creed and Collects
Versicles and Responses
Anthem : 0 Lord, give thy Holy Spirit
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (A. and M. 657)
Organist, George C. Gray


George C. Gray

Another historic episode in the annals of the Torbreck Home Guard, by R. J. B. Sellar. Produced by Moultrie R. Kelsall
In a broadcast last month listeners were introduced to the Torhreck Company of the Home Guard, which gained the distinction of outwitting a regular Army detachment in night manoeuvres round the village.
This evening you will hear a further episode in the career of these worthies. The programme has been written in light-hearted dialogue, which nevertheless serves to underline the fighting qualities, determination and spirit that exist throughout the entire Home Guard, and exemplified in the imaginary doings of the Torbreck Company.


R. J. B. Sellar.
Produced By:
Moultrie R. Kelsall

No. 10 of a new series in which Jimmy Dyrenforth introduces the British and American people to each other. Gillie Potter , Robert Easton , Helen Clare , Phil Cardew and his Orchestra, Arthur Mann in an interview, H. Collinson Owen , and (by 'special recording), an American radio star. (Special


Jimmy Dyrenforth
Gillie Potter
Robert Easton
Helen Clare
Phil Cardew
Arthur Mann
H. Collinson Owen

Script by Gale Pedrick. Music specially selected and composed by Alan Paul. Cast includes Leo de Pokorny, Joan Young, Gwen Catley, Ewart Scott, Fred Yule, Ian Sadler, C. Denier Warren, Bill Stephens, Foster Carlin. Solo violin, Boris Pecker
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Mansel Thomas.

Before the war Gale Pedrick, radio correspondent of The Star, was an indefatigáble worker for radio. He contributed innumerable scripts for broadcasting and outside the Corporation maintained the lively standard of criticism of one wholly interested in his subject. Pedrick is now Entertainments Officer for the Western Command, and has been instrumental in producing innumerable shows for officers and men on the spot, as well as doing a fair amount of work for the microphone. His play this evening might be described as a psychological study. Its hero is an Austrian violinist, who coming to England, joins the Pioneer Corps, dislikes it and thinks of nothing but his violin.


Gale Pedrick
Music specially selected and composed by:
Alan Paul
Leo De Pokorny
Joan Young
Gwen Catley
Ewart Scott
Fred Yule
Ian Sadler
C. Denier Warren
Bill Stephens
Foster Carlin
Solo Violin:
Boris Pecker
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Mansel Thomas
Eric Fawcett

(August 15, 1875-September 1, 1912) Rhapsodic Dance: The Bamboula
Slow movement from Violin Concerto
(Solo violin, Paul Beard)
Symphonic Variations on an African Air played by the BBC Orchestra, conducted by Avril Coleridge-Taylor
Coleridge-Taylor, who died thirty years ago today at the age of thirty-seven, was probably the greatest composer of light music that Britain has produced. He was a born melodist, a fine craftsman and in all his work he showed an outstanding individuality.
Unlike most composers ot light music, he was equally, successful in music of a more serious calibre, but, apart from the trilogy Hiawatha, his bigger works have suffered from the usual undeserved neclect shown to our own composers. Among such works are the Violin Concerto, his last important composition, written in 1910, and the Symphonic Variations on an African Air, both of which are fine examples of his superb gifts.

Radio play, adapted by Leonard Cottrell from the short story by* E. M. Forster. Produced by Leonard Cottrell
A signpost in a London suburb, pointing into a dead end but labelled (by Shellty, so tradition said) ' To Heaven ' : a boy, John, who saw more beauty in a suburb and a railway cutting than seemed sensible or proper to his parents ; Mr. Bons, a cultured gentleman who knew a great deal without understanding very much ; a mysterious service of horse omnibuses whose drivers included Sir Thomas Browne and Dante ; the Rhine-maidens with their treasure and Achilles with his shield-these are the ingredients of E. M. Forster 's fantasy in short-story form from which this play was adapted.


Adapted By:
Leonard Cottrell
Story By:
E. M. Forster.
Produced By:
Leonard Cottrell
Sir Thomas Browne
E. M. Forster

BBC Home Service Basic

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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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