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including How Not To, How They Used To, and How You Must. Special Double Number for the Third Programme by Stephen Potter, with selected examples, by Joyce Grenfell, of Third Class Listening. The whole demonstrated for this exclusive occasion by especially selected members of the 'How' Repertory Company.

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Potter
Presenter:
Joyce Grenfell

BBC Symphony Orchestra (Leader, Paul Beard)
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Guest Conductor, Arthur Bliss
BBC Choral Society
BBC Chorus (Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate)
Soloists: Isobel Baillie (soprano), Astra Desmond (contralto), Bradbridge White (tenor), Alfred Deller (counter-tenor), Charles Whitehead (counter-tenor), Harold Williams (baritone)
English music
Part 1
God Save The King
8.2 Festival overture...Britten
(Specially composed for the opening of the Third Programme)
(First performance)
8.11 Music for the Royal Fireworks...Handel
8.32 Cantata: Come Ye Sons of Art...Purcell
Isobel Baillie, Alfred Deller, Charles Whitehead, and Harold Williams

Contributors

Musicians:
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader:
Paul Beard
Conductor:
Sir Adrian Boult
Guest conductor:
Arthur Bliss
Singers:
BBC Choral Society
Singers:
BBC Chorus
Chorus-Master:
Leslie Woodgate
Soprano:
Isobel Baillie
Contralto:
Astra Desmond
Tenor:
Bradbridge White
Counter-tenor:
Alfred Deller
Counter-tenor:
Charles Whitehead
Baritone:
Harold Williams

9.15 Serenade to Music...Vaughan Williams
Isobel Baillie, Astra Desmond, Bradbridge White, Harold Williams, and BBC Chorus
9.31 Music for Strings...Bliss
(Conducted by the composer)
9.54 Blest Pair of Sirens (for chorus and orchestra)...Parry

Contributors

Soprano:
Isobel Baillie
Contralto:
Astra Desmond
Tenor:
Bradbridge White
Baritone:
Harold Williams
Singers:
BBC Chorus
Conductor (Music for Strings):
Arthur Bliss

Week by week the Third Programme will let listeners hear again the best talks of past years. This evening you can hear one of the most distinguished of all
Sir Max Beerbohm on 'London Revisited' first broadcast on December 29, 1935

All that 'Max' said about London in 1935 is as interesting, entertaining, and valid as ever. But since then, from 1940 to 1945, London has been the target for more than wit, and this creates between 'Max' and his listeners a tension that was absent eleven years ago. It is as though a powerful, silent answer were returned to him by the ugly stones and girders of his firm distaste; 'in the quiet magic of the dawn.' more than the inaesthetic bulk of Regent Street has seemed especially nasty.'

Contributors

Speaker:
Sir Max Beerbohm

Third Programme

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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