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Regional Programme Northern

HENRY REED AND HIS VIENNESE ORCHESTRA

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

HENRY REED AND HIS VIENNESE ORCHESTRA

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

HENRY REED AND HIS VIENNESE ORCHESTRA

Tonight Henry Reed presents his fifth programme of light music with a gay and decidedly Continental flavour
Compere, John Selby
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.
'FOX FABLE'
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.
Regional Programme Northern

'ROUNDABOUT'

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
Midland
' 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
Ireland
'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.
Regional Programme London

'Colourwheel'

The second very grave Northern excursion, visiting a few of the old haunts and some new ones
The Suburbs (by train-very romantic) The Civic Store (lift still going up) The Dentist (a tense melodrama) The Odd Office (brighter business hours)
The Knocker-up (always a favourite) The University (the professor still lecturing)
The Old Home (an even tenser melodrama)
The Palais de Danse (very daring)
The World Tour (a desperate attempt to get away from it all)
The excursion conducted and generally made more difficult, by GILES PLAYFAIR
The cast includes
Eric Anderson , Hayland Harty , Richard North , Clifford Bean , Mary Aldcroft , Elaine Goodwin , Paula Blake ,
Doris Wyatt , and Henry Reed and a section of the B B C Northern
Orchestra
Conducted by T. H. Morrison
The book by CHARLES NOEL
Orchestration and additional numbers by HENRY REED
Produced by FELIX FELTON
Regional Programme Northern

Fascinating Rhythm

Melodies-old and new
Presented in the modern manner by HENRY REED AND HIS
VAUDEVILLE ORCHESTRA
This is a new number specially written and composed for this concert. It is a satire on the departments and activities of the North Regional Studios, the telephone number of which provides its title.
Orchestrations by HENRY REED
Compere, BRENT WOOD
Regional Programme Northern

' Colourwheel '

The second very grave Northern excursion, visiting a few of the old haunts and some new ones
The Suburbs (by train-very romantic) The Civic Store (lift still going up) The Dentist (a tense melodrama) The Odd Office (brighter business hours)
The Knocker-up (always a favourite) The University (the professor still lecturing)
The Old Home (an even tenser melodrama)
The Palais de Danse (very daring) The World Tour (a desperate attempt to get away from it all)
The excursion conducted and generally made more difficult, by GILES PLAYFAIR
The cast includes
Eric Anderson , Hayland Harty , Richard North , Clifford Bean , Mary Aldcroft , Elaine Goodwin , Paula Blake ,
Doris Wyatt , and Henry Reed and a section of the B B C Northern
Orchestra
Conducted by T. H. Morrison The book by CHARLES NOEL
Orchestration and additional numbers by HENRY Reed
Produced by FELIX FELTON
Regional Programme Northern

Everybody Swing

An Anatomy of Jazz
Presented by HENRY REED AND HIS ORCHESTRA with BRENT WOOD
Spot-light on Rhythm
The basis of jazz is rhythm and the basis of the jazz band is the rhythm section. The standard rhythm section of today consists of piano, guitar, string bass, and drums, though this combination was only arrived at after a number of experiments.
The more showy sections in the band, which we have already dealt with (the saxes and the brass) not only look to the rhythm team to provide rock-steady tempo, but also may derive individual inspiration from the perfect unity of the rhythmic foundation.
A brilliant rhythm section often 'sends' the entire band. 'Send' is the fans' word for 'inspire' and in this programme Henry Reed and his Orchestra will show you how 'sending' is achieved.
Regional Programme Northern

' AFTER DINNER '

The Three Semis
Henry Reed
Johnny Rosen and his Four Chaps
Violet Carson
New lyrics by Joyce Lustgarten
New Music by Henry Reed
The programme arranged by David Porter
Cotton and Wheat Prices at 10.30
Regional Programme London

' AFTER DINNER '

The Three Semis
Violet Carsons
Henry Reed
Johnny Rosen and his Four Chaps
Compere, Felix Deebank
New lyrics by Joyce Lustgarten
New music by Henry Reed
The programme arranged by David Porter
(From North)
Regional Programme Northern

'AFTER DINNER'

The Three Semis
Violet Carson
Henry Reed
Johnny Rosen and his Four Chaps
Compere, Felix Deebank
New lyrics by Joyce Lustgarten
New music by Henry Reed
The programme arranged by David Porter
Regional Programme Northern

EVERYBODY SWING

An Anatomy of Jazz
Presented by Henry Reed and his
Orchestra with Brent Wood
Farewell to Swing
In this series it has been sought to explain swing jazz. The main elements of swing have, we hope, been covered in the seven preceding instalments : Let's Go, The Saxophone Speaks, Spotlight on Rhythm, The Brass Talks, Dots and Dixie, Swinging the Blues, and ' Jam Session'.
With that fairly comprehensive schedule completed, Henry Reed and his Orchestra propose to abandon exposition in this final programme and concentrate solely upon swinging.
Regional Programme Northern

' AFTER DINNER'

The Three Semis
Violet Carsons
Henry Reed
Johnny Rosen and his Four Chaps
Compere, Felix Deebank
New lyrics by Joyce Lustgarten
New music by Henry Reed
The programme arranged by David Porter
Regional Programme Northern

EVERYBODY SWING

An Anatomy of Jazz
Presented by HENRY REED
AND HIS ORCHESTRA with Brent Wood
Swinging the Blues
It used to be thought by the uninitiated that swing was synonymous with noisy playing in a fast tempo. That belief has been gradually killed by the ever increasing number of slow and seductive swing performances. Many such examples can be found in the idiom of the blues-the basis and the essence of negro music. In this programme Henry Reed and his Orchestra, set out to achieve exactly what the title indicates.
Regional Programme London

' GALLERY GODDESS'

A Romantic Comedy of the Theatre
Play and Lyrics by Joyce Lustgarten
Music by Henry Reed
Cast
Other parts played by Eileen Draycott , Doris Gambell , and Margot Webster
Henry Reed 's Variety Orchestra
Produced by David Porter
(Northern)
Regional Programme Northern

'FROG FABLE'

A repeat performance of Æsop's well-known fable told in the manner of a ' Silly Symphony ', with words and music by Henry Reed
This was originally given in the Children's Hour on September 11,
1937, and now the frogs that figure in Aisop's Fables are to broadcast for evening listeners. Henry Reed has woven a web of charming and amusing music, of the ' Silly Symphony' type, round the story.
Regional Programme Northern

FURTHER FAMILIAR FABLES

4— "Ware Wolf
Aisop's stories about the Wolf told in a new way
With words and music by Henry Reed
The music played by a section of The BBC Northern Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
Produced by David Porter
Today the Wolf joins the company: of frogs, fox, mice, and ass, whose adventures have been retold in dramatic form with a background of music specially written by Henry Reed. Listeners will hear the fables of the Shepherd Boy and the Wolf, the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, and the Wolf's adventures with the lamb, the lion, the dog, and the nurse. In case these tales have been forgotten, it would be as well for listeners to read through them before the broadcast.
Regional Programme Northern

' PHANTOMIME '

A Timely Burlesque by Muriel Levy , R. J. Finnemore , Joyce Lustgarten , and Henry Reed with Doreen Brian and Norman Partriege
Henry Reed 's Variety Orchestra
Produced by David Porter
Regional Programme Midland

' GALLERY GODDESS '

A Romantic Comedy of the Theatre
Play and Lyrics by Joyce Lustgarten
Music by Henry Reed
Cast
Other parts played by Eileen Drycott , Doris Gambell , and Margot Webster
Henry Reed 's Variety Orchestra
Produced by David Porter
(Northern)






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