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Four Hands in Harmony
(Tony Lowry and Olive Richardson at two pianos)
Eugene Pint (violin)
Andrew Wolkowsky (domra)
Bert Weedon (guitar)

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Lowry
Unknown:
Olive Richardson
Violin:
Eugene Pint
Violin:
Andrew Wolkowsky
Guitar:
Bert Weedon

by G. K. Chesterton
Produced by Ayton Whitaker
3—' The Eye of Apollo
Adapted for broadcasting by Douglas Cleverdon
Also David Stringer , Brigid Hodgson , Michael Duffield , and Christine Grimez

Contributors

Unknown:
G. K. Chesterton
Produced By:
Ayton Whitaker
Broadcasting By:
Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown:
David Stringer
Unknown:
Brigid Hodgson
Unknown:
Michael Duffield
Unknown:
Christine Grimez
Father Brown:
Arthur Ridley
Flambeau:
Valentine Dyall
Pauline Stacey:
Avice Landone
Joan Stacey:
Peggy Cameron
The Commissionaire:
William Trent
Policeman:
Charles Mortimer
Kalon The Priest of Apollo:
Raf de la Torre

Hughie Green as Master of Opportunities presents five new discoveries assisted by Pat McGrath
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by James Coghill
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Unknown:
Hughie Green
Assisted By:
Pat McGrath
Conducted By:
Stanley Black
Script By:
James Coghill
Produced By:
Dennis Main Wilson

A visit to three popular places where Londoners are finding entertainment, Interest, and relaxation-the Zoo, the Science Museum, and the Serpentine Lido
The microphone pays two visits to each-the first time to hear how the holidaymakers are enjoying themselves, and the second time to meet some of the people who are kept at work looking after the pleasure and well-being of the holidaymakers
Commentators: Henry Riddell
Audrey Russell , Thomas Woodrooffe

Contributors

Commentators:
Henry Riddell
Unknown:
Audrey Russell
Unknown:
Thomas Woodrooffe

Regional Variations (3)

Children's Hour: including nursery sing-song and Bank Holiday quiz.

BBC Home Service North

As North

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

This Week's Programmes
5.5 A Nursery Programme
' Dorcas the Wooden Doll': a serial story by Mary F. Moore , told byMay E. Jenkin (Elizabeth). 1-' I am Carved '
Dorcas, the wooden doll, was carved over two hundred years ago in the days of Queen Anne. Unlike Queen Anne, she is very much alive today. What's more, in telling her story she recreates the spacious period of her early days. Dorcas is a very human doll. * You are charming,' says the man who made her, and he put her on the side of the boat in which he completed her, to let dry the paint on her face. Like Narcissus she fell in, for vanity is not peculiar only to men, and her adventures began.
' He Sang to a Small Guitar': another nonsense programme by Elton Hayes. 6—' The Quangle Wangle's Hat'
' Me Versus the Night-Watch-man ': third of a new series of stories from ' Biffer, the Autobiography of a Cocker Spaniel ,' by Elf Lewis Clarke , told by Ernest Jay

Contributors

Story By:
Mary F. Moore
Told By:
May E. Jenkin
Programme By:
Elton Hayes.
Unknown:
Cocker Spaniel
Unknown:
Elf Lewis Clarke
Told By:
Ernest Jay

Regional Variations (5)

Midland sport: International Jet Air Race at Elmdon.

BBC Home Service Midland

Regional news.

BBC Home Service Welsh

As North

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

Sports Special.

BBC Home Service North

Jerry Desmonde introduces
Milo Lewis
Ridley and Williams
Johnny Stewart
Maureen Riscoe
Owen Walters and his Orchestra
Produced by Eric Spear

Contributors

Introduces:
Jerry Desmonde
Unknown:
Milo Lewis
Unknown:
Ridley
Unknown:
Williams
Unknown:
Johnny Stewart
Unknown:
Maureen Riscoe
Unknown:
Owen Walters
Produced By:
Eric Spear

Regional Variations (3)

West-Country Variety Orchestra.

BBC Home Service West

' It's All Yours.'

BBC Home Service Scottish

A weekly series of visits to seaside resorts for holiday entertainment
This week:
Great Yarmouth for extracts from some of the concert-party shows
Catlin's
' Showtime ' at the Wellington Pier and Jack Jay 's
' Yarmouth Follies ' at the Windmill Theatre
Introduced by Philip Garston-Jones

Contributors

Unknown:
Jack Jay
Introduced By:
Philip Garston-Jones

Campoli (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Irmelin and Koanga are both early operas by Delius. The former has a fairy-tale as its subject; the latter reflects the composer's experiences of tropical scenery when as a young man he worked as an orange-planter in Florida. Koanga is an African chieftain who is captured by Spanish slave-masters. But he refuses to submit to them. He escapes into the jungle and brings ruin on his captors by invoking the aid of voodoo and black magic. ' La Calinda ' comes from the second act.
So popular is Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, so engagingly melodious and smooth in its workmanship, that it is sometimes overlooked how unconventional it is in its form. The orchestral introduction is of the briefest: after only a bar and a half the soloist is launched on his fascinatingly wistful melody. The cadenza, written by Mendelssohn himself, occurs at an unusual place in the opening movement, shortly before the return or the main theme. There is a link (in the shape of a note held by a solo bassoon) between the first and second movements; and the finale, that miracle of lightness and gaiety, is prefaced by a short Allegretto section.
When he wrote his Second Symphony, Borodin was, also at work on his opera, Prince Igor; and a great deal of it was undoubtedly inspired by visions of the glories of medieval Russia. Borodin told a friend that in the opening Allegro he was thinking of the gatherings of Russian princes and warriors in the eleventh century. The slow movement recalled the songs of the Slav troubadours, and the finale represented a festival of the heroes of Kiev, held amid the rejoicings of the people. Harold Rutland

Contributors

Leader:
Paul Beard
Conducted By:
Sir Malcolm Sargent
Written By:
Mendelssohn

An improvisation for the Glockenspiel by James Bridie with Anthony Jacobs
Derek Birch
Characters in order of speaking:
Adapted for radio and produced by Donald McWhinnie

Contributors

Unknown:
James Bridie
Unknown:
Anthony Jacobs
Unknown:
Derek Birch
Produced By:
Donald McWhinnie
Angela Prout, B A:
Diana Churchill
The Rev William Paris C F:
John Laurie
George Prout R O R:
Anthony Jacobs
James Mutch, D Litt:
Derek Birch
Pte Jessie Killigrew, A T S:
Margaret Barton
Viscountess Dodd, D B E:
Ella Milne
Joe Byres, m p:
Tom Fleming
Hector MacAdam, M D , F R C S Ed:
Duncan McIntyre
Pte Walter Geikie, R A S C:
Malcolm Hayes

BBC Home Service Basic

About BBC Home Service

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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