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Personal Anthology Henry Reed

Poems chosen by Henry Reed read by DAVID LLOYD JAMES
BBC Radio 3

Personal Anthology: Henry Reed

Poems chosen and introduced by HENRY REED , and read by DAVID LLOYD JAMES , HENRY REED and DAVID SPENSER
Producer R. D. SMITH
Regional Programme Northern


After an absence of nearly a month Henry Reed plays tonight new tunes from the Continent and old tunes we all know
Compere, John Selby
Regional Programme Northern


Besides music from Vienna and a good number of up-to-the-minute tunes with a Continental flavour, Henry Reed and his Viennese Orchestra frequently play Spanish and Italian music. There are twelve players in the orchestra ; some of them are members of theatre orchestras, and some are Halle players. The musical arrangements are usually the orchestra's own.
Regional Programme Northern


Tonight Henry Reed presents his fifth programme of light music with a gay and decidedly Continental flavour
Compere, John Selby
Third Programme


A selection of his poems
Anne Cullen , John Fabian
Marius Goring , Henry Reed
Production by R. D. Smith
Network Three


by Henry Reed
First of two dramatic studies/ of the life of the Italian poet, Giacomo Leopard ! with Marius Goring , Sonia Dresdel and Beatrix Lehmann
His younger brothers:
To be repeated on April 26
The Monument: April 13
Network Three


A Tragi-Comedy by Henry Reed
The music arranged by Denis Stevens from Monteverdi, Frescobaldi and other Mantuan composers with APRIL CANTELO (soprano)
(harpsichord and organ)
THE AMBROSIAN SINGERS and an instrumental ensemble led by Neville Marriner
Fifth broadcast
BBC Home Service Basic

Marius Goring in ' THE UNBLEST'

A dramatic study of the Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi
Written for broadcasting by Henry Reed
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
Third Programme

The Dynasts

Part 1

Fore scene - Phantom Intelligences in the Overworld; Preparations for invasion -Wessex, London, Napoleon's camp at Boulogne; The coronation at Milan; The battle of Ulm.
(BBC Recordings)
(To be repeated on June 24. Part 2: Tuesday)

[Starring] Robert Harris and James McKechnie
with Felix Aylmer
An epic drama of the war with Napoleon by Thomas Hardy.
Arranged for broadcasting in six parts by Henry Reed, who writes on page 9

'And I heard sounds of insult, shame and wrong,
And trumpets blown' for wars'.

Cast for the six programmes:

(Michael Shepley is appearing in "His Excellency" at the Piccadilly Theatre, London; Austin Trevor, in "Kiss Me, Kate" at the London Coliseum)
BBC Home Service Basic


A version for radio of Dino Buzzati 's novel Larger Than Life by HENRY REED with Shelia Allen , Michael Hordern and Hugh Burden
Professor Ismani accepted top secret defence work In the mountains without exactly knowing what it would involve. A new bomb? It turned out to be something far more explosive....
Cast in order of speaking:
Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
See facing page
BBC Home Service Basic


A fairy tale retold, with words and music by Henry Reed
Produced by David Porter
Listeners have heard The Six Servants and The Shoes that were danced into holes. The Sleeping Beauty completes the triology of fairy plays, written and devised by Henry Reed , who has also written the music for each. Listeners are familiar with his Fables, which have long been popular in the North and were one of the most successful items in the recent series ' Roundabout '. These little fairy plays are on much the same lines, but are essentially romantic and keep faithfully to the stories frjm which they are taken. Henry Reed was once pianist with Henry Hall 's Band at Gleneagles.
Regional Programme London

The Children's Hour

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR programmes for all Regions 5.0-6.0
FOX FABLE. The story of Æsop's fox will be told in Silly Symphony form today at 5.0, with new words and music by Henry Reed. i
877 kc/s REGIONAL 342.1 m. 804 kc/s WALES 373.1 m.
1013 kc/s MIDLAND 296.2 m. 977 kc/s N. IRELAND 307.1 m.
668 kc/s NORTH 449.1 m. 767 kc/s SCOTTISH 391.1 m.
The story of Æsop's fox told in the manner of a Silly Symphony

Words and music by HENRY REED followed by a short programme of MUSIC, SONG, AND STORY in which you will hear THE THREE SEMIS, and THE CHILDREN'S HOUR ORCHESTRA will play some of the music specially written for them (Northern Programme)

The little musical play, Fox Fable, is founded on several of Æsop's fables about the fox-those chronicling his adventures with the grapes, the goat, the stork, and the crow. You will also hear something about the fox without a tail and Æsop's frogs. There will be solos by the fox, the goat, the crow, and the stork, and the little frogs will sing the choruses throughout.
The frogs, Tim, Tom, and Turn will be broadcast by The Three Semis — Violet Carson, Doris Gamble, and Muriel Levy - who are old favourites with listeners to the Children's Hour in the North.
Henry Reed is a well-known radio composer who wrote the music to The Flying Classroom and The Black Duke and the White Duke.
BBC Home Service Basic


A fairy tale retold, with words and music by Henry Reed
Produced by David Porter
This, one of the best of Hans Andersen 's stories, is the one about the two rogues who pretended to weave a cloth for the emperor so marvellous in texture that the stupid and incapable would be unable to see it. They clothe him in nothing, and in nothing he rides out.
Henry Reed , who is responsible for the music and script of more and more fairy tales, has followed the story fairly closely. But he has given the two weavers names-Tweedle and Twoddle-and introduced a love, interest. Wynne Ajello , once more playing a princess, falls in love with the King's third secretary, and listeners will hear the twist she gives to the plot. This Henry Reed version is being broadcast for the first time.
Regional Programme Northern


An entertainment circuit including
' Switch on Music' arranged by Idris Lewis : from Wales
' Family Foibles'
' The Legpennys' Bridge Party by E. M. Delafield
Produced by W. Farquharson Small from the West
' One-Man Revue'
Ian Sadler : from Scotland
' Inn-Door Sports'
David Gretton will introduce you. to Shove Ha'penny at Oxford: from
' News Narks'
The Western Brothers hit the headlines: from London
' Those Were the Days !'
Charles Coborn , Grand Old Man of Variety, meets the boys of the old brigade at Belfast: from Northern
'Please, Mr. Æsop!'
Fables retold in words and music by Henry Reed
1-' The Tortoise who wanted to Fly '
Produced by Martyn Webster from the North
Compere, Lionel Gamlin
Presented by Francis Worsley
' The Tortoise who wanted to Fly ' starts the North Region's contribution to 'Roundabout'. It is one of a new series of familiar fables in ' Silly Symphony ' style, very freely based on /Esop, and with words and music by Henry Reed.
The Children's Hour in the North first put on these amusing programmes of Reed's, but they were soon so popular that they secured a place in the evening transmissions. Eventually they were taken by London as well as the North. Critics have justifiably called Henry Reed 1 a Disney of radio
For ' Roundabout' Reed is doing a new set of fables, perhaps rather more broadly comical than the last lot, but again bringing the characterised voices of animals and birds, including a commentating chorus. Stork and Tortoise are among the main characters to be met in tonight's production from Manchester.
BBC Radio 3


Some new poems bv
HENRY WOOLF , and others
Chosen by R. D. SMITH , and read by NICOLETTE Bernard HUGH DICKSON
BBC Radio 3

Personal Anthology

Henry Reed
Poems chosen and introduced by HENRY REED and read by DAVID LLOYD JAMES , HENRY REED and DAVID SPENSER
Produced by R. D. SMITH
Network Three

The Complete Lessons of the War

A sequence of poems by Henry Reed
Naming of Parts
Judging Distances
Movement of Bodies
Unarmed Combat
Returning of Issue
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
Naming of Parts is probably the best-known poem of the second world war and is now, incredibly, considered an appropriate subject for school examinations. It was first published in 1946 with Judging Distances and Unarmed Combat in Henry Reed's A Map of Verona. Movement of Bodies appeared in The Listener some years later. The final poem, Returning of Issue, was completed a short time ago.
BBC Home Service Basic


The story of Cinderella retold in words and music by Henry Reed
Produced by David Porter
In the cast:
The Three Chimes, the BBC Revue Chorus, Augmented BBC Variety
Orchestra, leader, Frank CanteU , conductor, Charles Shadwell
Since the war listeners have heard a number of radio plays adapted by Henry Reed from fairy tales and produced by David Porter. Invariably the princess has been played by that most charming of radio artists, Wynne Ajello. So delightful have these plays been that listeners will look forward all the more eagerly to hearing Reed's adaptation of the world's favourite story. The radio Snow White's Cinderella should be a joy to listen to.
And what a cast supports her -the Baron, that grand radio comedian, Dick Francis (how good he was a, few years ago as Mr-Bluebeard, a much-married millionaire, in a Gordon McConnel Grand Christmas Attraction Mr. and Mrs. Bluebeard !) ; the King, C. Denier Warren, of Kentucky Minstrels and White Coons fame ; Buttons, George Moon , who played for Bobby Howes for a month in Hide and Seek ; the Chamberlain, Maurice Denham , who is so versatile that he played Lord Peter Wimsey at the Comedy ; and last but not least, Prince Charming, Dudley Rolph , another radio favourite, who starred in cabaret with Frances Day when she first came over from America.
BBC Home Service Basic

Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth in ' THE LAUGHING LADY'

Romantic musical play by Ingram d'Abbes, with music by Henry Reed. Lyrics by Max Kester and Henrik Ege. Orchestrations by Cecil Woods. BBC Revue Chorus and augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. Produced by Henry Reed.
Other parts played by Guy Verney , Frances Clare. Charles Mason , and Heron Carvic

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