Programme Index

Discover 9,868,673 listings and 220,721 playable programmes from the BBC

Regional Variations (7)

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Scotland

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Western

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Wales

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Northern

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Midland

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

Directed by Jack Hardy
Children's (Little Orchestrations by Jack Hardy )
The Little Orchestra, though a quintet, is not ' billed ' as such because it sets out to perform music of a decidedly ambitious character, music that is usually tackled by ' small orchestras '. Popular, but not new, music is played, nearly all the arrangements being made by Jack Hardy himself, who acts as pianist.
(North)

Contributors

Directed By:
Jack Hardy
Unknown:
Jack Hardy
Unknown:
Jack Hardy

Leader, Leonard Hirsch
Conductor. Eric Fogg
Irene Scharrer (pianoforte)
ORCHESTRA
Like most operatic overtures, Weber's overture to Oberon is based on material used later in the work. The opening horn theme is that of Oberon's magic horn which plays an important part in the action ; the beginning of the allegro is taken from the quartet, ' Over the dark blue waters '; the famous clarinet solo comes from Oberon's aria, ' From boyhood trained in battlefield', and the violin figure that breaks in upon it from Rezia's ' Ocean ! thou mighty monster '.
3.9 IRENE SCHARRER AND ORCHESTRA
Irene Scharrer first studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Tobias Matthay , and made her bow as a soloist at St. James's Hall in 1901. While still at the Academy, which she left at the age of sixteen, Irene Scharrer made her first tour with Mrs. Patrick Campbell, acting as pianist, with W. H. Reed as violinist. Sir Henry Wood brought her out at the Proms as a girl of fifteen. She has made several tours of America and has taken part in Nikisch concerts on the Continent.
3.44 ORCHESTRA
Tchaikovsky called Rimsky-Korsakov's Spanish Capriccio a ' colossal masterpiece of instrumentation ', which assuredly it is, but, referring to the first performance, in 1887, Rimsky-Korsakov says in his memoirs that ' the opinion formed by both critics and the public that the Capriccio is a magnificently orchestrated piece of music is wrong. The Capriccio is a brilliant composition for orchestra. The change of timbres, the felicitous choice of melodic designs and figuration patterns, exactly suiting each kind of instrument, brief virtuoso cadenzas for solo instruments, etc., constitute here the very essence of the composition and not its garb or orchestration.'

Contributors

Leader:
Leonard Hirsch
Conductor:
Eric Fogg
Pianoforte:
Irene Scharrer
Unknown:
Irene Scharrer
Unknown:
Irene Scharrer
Unknown:
Tobias Matthay
Unknown:
Irene Scharrer
Unknown:
W. H. Reed
Violinist:
Sir Henry Wood

Presented and produced by Walter Paskin from the Wellington Pier Pavilion, Great Yarmouth
The company includes:
The Three Clayton Sisters; Renee Beck; Erika Storm; Tom Collins; Jack Francois; Edmund Norton; Arthur Clarke; The Wellington
Girls; and Gus Elton

Contributors

Produced By:
Walter Paskin
Singers:
Three Clayton Sisters
Entertainer:
Renee Beck
Entertainer:
Erika Storm
Entertainer:
Tom Collins
Entertainer:
Jack Francois
Entertainer:
Edmund Norton
Entertainer:
Arthur Clarke
Entertainer:
Gus Elton
Entertainers:
The Wellington Girls

Regional Variations (7)

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

Regional Programme Wales

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

Regional Programme Scotland

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

Regional Programme Northern

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

Regional Programme Midland

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

Regional Programme Western

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

Programmes for all Regions 5.0-6.0
At 5.0 the microphone takes you to the National Eisteddfod of Wales. This picture taken last year shows two young competitors in national costume.

877 kc/s REGIONAL 342.1 m.
1013 kc/s MIDLAND 296.2 m.
1050 kc/s WEST 285.7 m.
1474 kc/s 203.5 m.
767 kc/s SCOTLAND 391.1 m.
$04 kc/s WALES 373.1 m.
5.0 'WHAT THE WELSH NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD IS LIKE'
from the National Eisteddfod, Denbigh The Welsh, as you probably know, are extremely musical, and have also a very strong feeling for the writing, drama, and culture of their country. Every year a national Eisteddfod is held, and a great festival of song, music, and literature takes place. This afternoon you will be able to hear what happens at one of these Eisteddfodau. You will hear choirs competing, will meet visitors from overseas, and also some of the children who have won prizes. Commentators will be on the spot at Denbigh to tell you exactly what it happening and why. (From Wales)
5.30 See North

977 kc/s M. IRELAND 307.1 m.
5.0 'MERRY-GO-ROUND' Gramophone records for the smaller listeners
5.15 'THE WIZARD OF LOCHLANN' Another play by Kenlis Taylour about the great hero of Ireland, Fionn mac Cumhal

668 kc/s NORTH 449.1 m.
5.0 REQUEST SOLOS by Charles
5.20 'TOWN TALES - SCARBOROUGH' 'The Mayor who was Tossed' Told by Noel
The thirteenth story in the series by Ann Rivers of stories grave and gay, true or legendary, about the places where you live
5.30 THE THREE SEMIS and Henry Reed in a programme of old songs sung in a new way
'THE MOOR RAIDER' A nature story by H. R. Jukes

Regional Variations (7)

See Regional

Regional Programme Scotland

HARRY DAVIDSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme Northern

LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme Wales

HARRY DAVIDSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme Midland

See Regional

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

See Regional

Regional Programme Western

from Sparrow's Nest Theatre,
Lowestoft

Regional Variations (7)

'MESSIAH'

Regional Programme Wales

THE PIG AND WHISTLE

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

THE PIG AND WHISTLE

Regional Programme Northern

See Regional

Regional Programme Western

' AUGUST IN THE GARDEN'

Regional Programme Scotland

GENERAL RELEASE

Regional Programme Midland

No. 17
' The Formation of the Village Band '
A truly rural episode
Written by Charles Penrose and produced by Ernest Longstaffe
Cast

Contributors

Written By:
Charles Penrose
Produced By:
Ernest Longstaffe
Rosie Jones, the landlady:
Miriam Ferris
Old Granfer:
Charles Wreford
Jimmy Larkin:
Sidney Burchall
Egbert Ullage:
Peter Penrose
'Erb (Rosie's Cockney cousin):
John Rorke
Sergeant Evergreen:
Charles Penrose
The Squire:
Dick Francis
The Squire:
Rae Jenkins'S Buskers

Regional Variations (4)

THIRTY YEARS AROUND THE VILLAGES'

Regional Programme Midland

'WHAT I WANT TO KNOW'

Regional Programme Northern

' EATING TO LIVE 1-2

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

C. F. Lawrance
During his thirty years spent first as a visiting lecturer, later as Horticultural Superintendent to Northamptonshire County Council, C. F. Lawrance has seen innumerable changes in rural life. Today, he declares, things in the countryside are sadly different from what they were. Young people are reluctant to cultivate the allotments their fathers held before them. The thatcher is a diminishing figure in the rustic scene, and the hedger of today is not the meticulous craftsman that he was yesterday.
C. F. Lawrance has a delightfully informal manner, and his two broadcasts will have given listeners a rare opportunity of seeing the English countryside through the practical eyes of a man who loves it, and has spent his life working in it.

Contributors

Unknown:
F. Lawrance
Unknown:
C. F. Lawrance
Unknown:
F. Lawrance

Regional Variations (7)

THE BBC ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme Wales

'ANTRIN DAYS'

Regional Programme Scotland

QUAYSIDE NIGHTS

Regional Programme Western

See Regional

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

THE BBC ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme Midland

EDWARD GERMAN

Regional Programme Northern

(Section C)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Clarence Raybould

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurance Turner
Conducted By:
Clarence Raybould

Regional Variations (7)

See Regional

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

DANCE MUSIC

Regional Programme Midland

See Regional

Regional Programme Scotland

DANCE MUSIC

Regional Programme Wales

DANCE MUSIC

Regional Programme Northern

See Regional

Regional Programme Western

The Ritz Players
Directed by Maurice Iliffe with Joan Davey , George Parry ,
Jack Goddard from the Winter Gardens Ballroom,
Wellington Pier

Contributors

Directed By:
Maurice Iliffe
Unknown:
Joan Davey
Unknown:
George Parry
Unknown:
Jack Goddard

Regional Programme London

About Regional Programme

Regional 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.

Appears in

About this data

This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More