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Regional Variations (6)

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Midland

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme London

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Northern

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Scotland

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Wales

Regional Variations (7)

A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Regional Programme London

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Scotland

HORACE FINCH

Regional Programme Northern

DATGANIAD

Regional Programme Wales

AN ORGAN RECITAL

Regional Programme Western

HAYDN HEARD AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme Midland

Although it is over a hundred years since W. S. Gilbert was born and it is close on seventy since ' Bab Ballads ' first appeared, their sparkle is not dulled and their wit is not blunted. They date from the days before he turned playwright and began his immortal association with Sullivan, when he was a regular contributor of both verses and drawings to the periodical called Fun.
In many of the Ballads can be recognised the germ of whimsical notions that were afterwards to achieve greater fame in the libretti of the Savoy operas. Thus ' Captain Reece ', to those who know H.M.S. Pinafore, is demonstrably a literary ancestor of Captain Corcoran. ' The Yarn of the Nancy Bell one of the most widely known of the Bab Ballads , was originally sent to Punch, but declined by the editor of that periodical as being ' too cannibalistic ', so, like the rest, it was given to the world by Fun.
' Bab ', incidentally, was Gilbert's nickname in childhood and was later adopted as a pseudonym for both verses and drawings.

Contributors

Unknown:
W. S. Gilbert
Unknown:
Bab Ballads
Unknown:
Bab Ballads
on Regional Programme Northern Ireland

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from First Presbyterian Church,
Coleraine
Hymn 7, Glory be to God the Father.
Tune, Regent Square. By Henry Smart , 1813-79.
Hymn 193, Holy Spirit, Truth
Divine. Tune, Buckland. By Leighton George Hayne , 1836-83.
Hymn 580, Hark, Hark, my Soul!
Tune, Pilgrims. By Henry Smart , 1813-79.
Hymn 592, There is a land of pure delight. Tune, Beatitude. By John Bacchus Dykes , 1829-76.
Hymn 292, Sun of my Soul. Tune,
Hursley. By Katholisches Gesang buch, Vienna, 1774.
Organist and Choirmaster,
James Moore
(All numbers are taken from the Revised Church Hymnary)

Contributors

Unknown:
Henry Smart
Unknown:
Leighton George Hayne
Unknown:
Henry Smart
Unknown:
John Bacchus Dykes
Unknown:
Katholisches Gesang
Choirmaster:
James Moore

Regional Variations (7)

Scottish Announcements and Market Prices

Regional Programme Scotland

Welsh Announcements

Regional Programme Wales

Midland Bulletin for Farmers and Midland Announcements

Regional Programme Midland

Interlude

Regional Programme London

Western Announcements

Regional Programme Western

Northern Bulletin for Farmers

Regional Programme Northern

Regional Variations (7)

BRIEF VARIETY

Regional Programme Northern

MELODIES FROM THE COMEDIES '

Regional Programme Midland

An excerpt from the pantomime ' PUSS IN BOOTS '

Regional Programme Scotland

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Western

An excerpt from the pantomime 'PUSS IN BOOTS'

Regional Programme London

Y NEWYDDION

Regional Programme Wales

with Harry Gordon Esme Marshall
Jones and Thomas Hazel Jennings
Jack Holden
De Haven and Page Betty and Olga Pepino 's Circus
18 Sherman Fisher Girls 12 Eileen Rogan Children from the Alhambra Theatre,
Glasgow
(Scottish Programme)

Contributors

Unknown:
Harry Gordon
Unknown:
Esme Marshall
Unknown:
Thomas Hazel Jennings
Unknown:
Jack Holden
Unknown:
De Haven
Unknown:
Page Betty
Unknown:
Olga Pepino
Unknown:
Eileen Rogan

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

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.

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