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★ (Church of England) from the Studio
Order of Service
Hymn, Jesu, thy mercies are untold
(A. and M. 189)
Psalm xcvi
Lesson, Colossians ii, 6-17 Collects
Hymn, Jesu, the very thought is sweet (A. and M. 177 ; S.P. 548)
Address by the Rev. LESLIE SIMMONDS
Hymn, Love divine, all loves excelling
(A. and M. 520 ; S.P. 573)


Rev. Leslie Simmonds

Ernest Leggett and the Continental Players broadcast their first characteristic programme of Continental music in May, 1937, and have since been responsible for the introduction into this country of a great many Continental tunes that have subsequently become popular. Among the more notable of these are Marquina's ' Spanish Gypsy Dance ' and the popular tango song, ' Play to me, Gypsy'.
Leggett has been broadcasting since 1927, and has brought four combinations to the microphone, including the Continental Players. He studied the violin at the Royal College of Music, was for three years a member of the Queen's Hall Orchestra, and later played with Sir Thomas Beecham at Covent Garden for five years.
For some years Leggett acted as leader and sub-conductor at various theatres devoted to musical comedy, and in 1929 he was appointed musical director at the Streatham Hill Theatre. Leggett himself directs the Continental Players which consist of eleven instrumentalists.


Ernest Leggett
Thomas Beecham

A new parlour game for listeners
Devised and presented by Neil Munro
Master of Ceremonies, F. H. Grisewood
Several distinguished visitors will be subjected to various tests of memory, such as memorising ten words given at the beginning of the programme and particular items in a small playlet
(A recording will be broadcast on Friday: National, 3.0)


Presented By:
Neil Munro
F. H. Grisewood

Quartet in D minor, Op. posth.
1 Allegro. 2 Andante con moto (Variations on Death and the Maiden). 3 Scherzo: Allegro molto. 4 Presto played by The Kutcher String Quartet:
Samuel Kutcher (violin)
Max Salpeter (violin)
Raymond Jeremy (viola)
Douglas Cameron (violoncello)
Schubert more than once made use of the same melody in more than one work. This quartet is a case in point ; it takes its name from the slow movement, which is a very beautiful set of variations on his song 'Death and the Maiden '. Alike to chamber-music enthusiasts and to the plain man to whom simple melody appeals, this is among the finest of all Schubert's works, rich in all the qualities that endear him to everybody.


Samuel Kutcher
Max Salpeter
Raymond Jeremy
Douglas Cameron

The Bells
8.0 Order of Service
Hymn, My God, how wonderful thou art (S.P. 581 ; A. and M. 169)
Confession and Thanksgivings Psalm xxiv
Lesson, St. Luke ix, 51-56 Jubilate » Collects
Hymn, 0 God of Bethel (S.P. 596 ;
A. and M. 512)
Address by the Rev. PAT MCCORMICK ,
Hymn, My God, my father, make me strong (S.P. 583)
Organist, S. Drummond Wolff


Rev. Pat McCormick
S. Drummond Wolff

The Sunshine Home for Convalescent Children was opened at Bognor in 1910. Since then it has been instrumental in establishing the health of many hundreds of children, who, debilitated through illness and poor home conditions, come to the bracing air of Bognor, and find at the Sunshine Home the care, good food, and rest so necessary for their restoration to health.
The Sunshine Home accommodates only ten children at one time. This ensures a real home atmosphere and the individual attention that is so important a part of convalescence. The length of stay varies with the requirements of each child, and is never less than one month.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to The Treasurer, [address removed].

The story of the enclosure and reclamation of the Zuider Zee by the people of Holland
Written and produced by Robert Kemp
Two months ago producers Gilliam and Kemp visited Holland and made records of the work in connection with the reclamation of the Zuider Zee. Since this started 48,000 acres have been reclaimed and turned into fertile ' polders ', and this is only a tenth of the total in mind.
' Men against the Sea' tells the history of this struggle, dramatising the whole adventurous story. You will find an article by Robert Kemp on page 13.


Written and Produced By:
Robert Kemp

Sonata in A, Op. 47
(The Kreutzer)
1 Adagio sostenuto-Presto. 2 Andante con variazioni. 3 Finale: Presto played by Arthur Catterall (violin)
R. J. Forbes (pianoforte)
Beethoven's ' Kreutzer' Sonata is dedicated to Rudolph Kreutzer , the famous violinist. Although Beethoven in the dedication calls Kreutzer his ' friend', little or nothing is known of- the relationship between the two great musicians.
It was with the English mulatto
Bridgewater that Beethoven first played this sonata. Bridgewater claimed that it was originally dedicated to him, the truth of which statement remains a matter of considerable doubt.


Arthur Catterall
R. J. Forbes
Rudolph Kreutzer

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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