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Emmy Bettendorf (soprano): Die
Loreley (Silcher). Solveig's Song (Peer Gynt) ; Ich liebe dich (I love you (Grieg). It is a wondrous sympathy (Es muss ein wunderbares sein) (Liszt). Norman Allin (bass): Arise, ye subterranean winds (The Tempest) (Purcell). Honour and Arms (Samson) (Handel). The Midnight Review (Glinka)


Norman Allin

The twenty-third -of the series of West Country programmes of simple humour and sophisticated dance, in'cluding four West Country dialect sketches
' Further Wiles of Old Gaffer ' by F. Marriott Watson
1—'A Weighty Matter '
2—' Arty Takes a Walk Round '
3—' The Molgrave Pageant'
4-' Second Sight'
Produced by Cyril Wood
The scene of all the sketches is in the bar parlour of The Pheasant Inn at Molgrave
Gavottes of various periods and composers will be played at the beginning and at the end of the programme, and in the intervals between the sketches


Produced By:
Cyril Wood

from St. Paul's Cathedral
Order of Service
Psalm xviii
Lesson, II Kings vi, 24-vii, 2
Magnificat, Plainsong (Causton) Lesson, Luke xvi
Nunc Dimittis, Plainsong (Causton) Anthem, Sing unto God (Greene)
(words, Psalm lxviii, 32)
Hymn, 0 for a closer walk with God
(E.H. 445)
(The choir will consist of men's voices only)

' The Hire-Purchase Bill '
By a Lady Barrister
This is the first broadcast in a new series which plans to take week by week some recent Act of Parliament and explain it to the man in the street. Today's broadcast on the Hire-Purchase Bill will be followed next week by a talk on the Midwives Act (1936) by Lynn Ungoed-Thornas .


Lynn Ungoed-Thornas

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
In 1873 Victor Hartmann , a well-known architect and painter, member of- Balakirev's circle and close friend of Stassov, the critic, and Mussorgsky, died at the early age of thirty-nine. Mussorgsky was deeply upset, and in the following year when Stassov arranged an exhibition of Hartmann's water-colours and drawings, he was moved to compose a cycle of ten piano pieces based on various subjects from Hartmann's pictures. These he entitled ' Pictures from an Exhibition'.
Mussorgsky appears to have been highly stimulated with the idea, for in a letter to Stassov, to whom the work is dedicated, he says : ' Hartmann is bubbling over, just as Boris Godunov did. Ideas, melodies, come to me of their own accord..... I can hardly manage to put it all down on paper fast enough '.


P. S. G. O'Donnell
Victor Hartmann
Boris Godunov

samples the holiday spirit
Although Lord Marshmallow is away from Hogsnorton, on holiday, correspondence is continually passing between him and his boon companion Mr. Gillie Potter who will tonight read for our entertainment some of his Lordship's letters, which are always written with such amazing difficulty.


Mr. Gillie Potter

by way of introducing
The Cavendish Three and The Rhythm Brothers with the Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles
Orchestral arrangements by Jack Beaver. Vocal arrangements by Jack Lorimer and Kay Cavendish


Arrangements By:
Jack Beaver.
Arrangements By:
Jack Lorimer
Arrangements By:
Kay Cavendish

A nautical comedy with music by David Yates Mason
Music by Geoffrey Wright
Orchestrations by Jack Beaver
Cast, in order of appearance
The Cavendish Three
The Rhythm Brothers with the Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles
Production by Archie Campbell
The action takes place at Windy- bourne-on-Sea and on board H.M.S.
See the article by David Yates Mason on page 6
' A Ship in the Bay ' was broadcast in the Regional programme last night


Music By:
David Yates Mason
Music By:
Geoffrey Wright
Jack Beaver
Production By:
Archie Campbell
David Yates Mason
Miss Mingle, Lady Superintendent of the Emily Jebb Holiday Home for Girls:
Nadine March
Paddy Browne
Tessa Deane
William Worsley
Ronnie Hill
Officer of the Wauh:
Lindesay Baxter
Captain Barricoe:
Dick Francis
Girls at the Holiday Home, etc.:
Audrey Cameron-
Girls at the Holiday Home, etc.:
Mollic Maureen
Sailors, Policemen, etc.:
Middleton Woods
Sailors, Policemen, etc.:
Bertram Dench
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Sonata in E flat minor
1 Moderement vite. 2 Calme-Un peu tent—Très soutenu. 3 Vivement, avec legerete. 4 Tres lent-Anime played by Frank Laffitte (pianoforte)
Frank Laffitte was born in England. His father, a Frenchman, became naturalised and for many years was a French master at the City of London School, where Laffitte was educated. As a musician he is a product of the Guildhall School of Music. He became a pupil there in 1915 and studied the piano under Marmaduke Barton , the violin under John Saunders , and harmony and counterpoint under Dr. Hamilton Robinson. He was a brilliant student and won the most important scholarship, the Mercers', and finally the Gold Medal of Instrumentalists in 1918, for which he played Rachmaninoff's C minor Piano Concerto.
After leaving the Guildhall he studied with Katharine Goodson and went to France, where he came under the influence of two great French musicians, Pierre Monteux , the conductor, and Maurice Ravel, the composer.
He made his London debut in 1920 at Queen's Hall under Sir Landon Ronald , and since that time he has not only broadcast frequently but played with the leading symphony orchestras in London, Paris, and Amsterdam.


Frank Laffitte
Frank Laffitte
Marmaduke Barton
John Saunders
Dr. Hamilton Robinson.
Katharine Goodson
Pierre Monteux
Landon Ronald

National Programme Daventry

About National Programme

National Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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