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2LO London

"England Expects." .

S.B. to other Stations.
Presented by R. E. JEFFREY.
Conducted by DAN GODFREY , Junr...
On this day, six score years ago, a Message fluttered to the mast-head of one of the King's ships, near the entrance to the Straits of Gibraltar. That message, and the epic conflict that followed it, has remained the inspiration of our great Sea Service.
" Tom Bowling."
"-Spanish Ladies."
" White the Stormy Billows
" The Bay of Biscay."
Dramatic Episode,
"OUTWARD BOUND." Specially contributed by FRANK H. SHAW. As far as it can be made so, this is a faithful representation of an old-time sailing ship leaving port for the deep sea. As the . various duties incidental to its departure are performed, the traditional sea shanties will be sung by mariner members of the Seven Seas Club.
A Naval Sketch in Four Episodes of Modern Life on a Man o' Specially contributed by " BARTINIEUS."
Episode I.-The Mess Deck of a Man o' War at Sea-5.30 a.m.
Episode II.-The Quarterdeck-
6.30 a.m.
Episode III.-The Starboard Battery-9.0 a.m.
Episode IV.-The Mess Deck-
9.55 p.m.
2LO London


(Conductor : JOHN E. WEST)
A Biblical Scene for Male Voice Chorus and Orchestra
THE LOVE FEAST OF THE APOSTLES was written soon after Wagner settled at Dresden as Chief Music Director. He had as yet only just begun his great series of Operas and Music Dramas. with Rienzi and The Flying Dutchman. He became leader of a Male Voice Choir which had not long been established at Dresden, and wrote the Love Feast for a choral Festival which he conducted in the summer of 1843 (when he was thirty). The music, which he dedicated to Frau Weinlig, the widow of his former teacher, was performed in church by over a thousand singers.
The words, writ ten by the Composer, are based on the scene in Chapter iv of the Acts of the Apostles. The music is laid out for a large male choir, divided in several portions of the work into three smaller choirs, for each of which the music is written in the usual four vocal parts.
The work opens with an unaccompanied portion for four-part ' Full Choir of Disciples,' the words (in the English translation as published by Messrs. Novello) beginning : ' We greet you, -brethren, in the Lord's name, Who at this feast in concord us unites, that we thereby may keep Him in remembrance.'
Then the Second Choir enters with the words 'We are oppressed, the mighty hate us sore..... Who can tell us how soon we part, in grief to languish ? ...' The Third Choir responds with 'Hold firm your trust,' and there is a dialogue between the fearful ones and the confident. The First Choir is added, singing ' Draw near. ye that hunger and are thirsty, to comfort you He doth give His flesh and blood.' So the movement goes on, the anxious ones being reassured by the majority of their fellows.
In the second part of the work (still unaccompanied) we hear the voices of the Apostles (twelve Basses sing this music), above the rest of the Choir. The twelve greet and Mess their brethren in the name of Christ, and warn them that persecution awaits them. The Apostles tell how their good works have roused the enmity of powerful foes, who have commanded them to cease their teaching.
All pray to God for strength to carry on their work of proclaiming the gospel. ' Send to us Thy Holy Ghost. they cry.
Immediately are heard ' Voices from Above ' singing ' Peace be yours, I am at hand, and My Spirit is with you ... Be not afraid.'
Here the Orchestra enters, and in the next section there is a gradual increase of tone, while the Choir sings ' What rushing now fills the air ? ... Salute we Thee, Thou Holy Ghost, for whom we prayed.....' The Apostles bid them ' give ear to what the Spirit hath to us declared. Though men may threaten, their threats are all in vain.' They then charge the faithful to go and ' bear joyful witness to the world of your Redeemer's wondrous deeds.' The disciples respond joyfully, and with an ascription of praise to God the work Comes to its end.
National Programme Daventry


In Harmonious Humour
With BRYAN SEYMOURE at the Piano
Dark Subjects
Under the direction of KNEALE KELLEY
JOHN OLIVERE and Morey Wicks formed a partnership as recently as last October, and have already been a success in variety, cabaret, concerts, and on the air.
Muriel George started in ' The
Follies ', and was the original singer of 'My Moon'. She was also the original Ilka in Night Bird in England. She sang ' somewhere in France ' during the War, and charmed not only Tommies. For one day while she was singing in a big army hut a bird flew in at one of the windows to listen, and a rabbit came out from under the stage and did the same. This is her first appearance as a solo act in front of the microphone.
A young man going from job to job till he finds one that suits him may gather no moss, but he gathers what is better-experience. Donald Peers ran away from school, travelled the country with a squad of journeyman painters, sailed to the Persian Gulf as a mess-room steward on a British tanker, got tired of the sea, and engaged in dock work at Lowestoft. There a concert party engaged him, and changed the tenor of his life.
Billy Bennett , who is Mose, has appeared in four Command Performances. He appeared with Alexander in 1931, and by himself in 1926, last year, and again this year.
National Programme Daventry

Custom and Conduct

Part I: Forces that Mould our Lives
4 ' Institutions '
H. A. Mess , Ph.D.
This evening, in his fourth talk, Dr. H. A. Mess takes for his subject the power of institutions as one of the forces that mould our lives. He will tell listeners what social scientists mean by an ' institution ' and give some examples, such as marriage, war, slavery, Christmas. He will point out what is meant by a ' system '--capital system, party system, and so forth. And he will discuss how institutions coerce us.
He will show that institutions are tenacious of existence, but they have beginnings and may have endings. The institution of war, he will argue, is neither primitive nor universal. Institutions are sometimes converted to new uses.
National Programme Daventry

Custom and Conduct

Part I
' Forces that mould our lives'—5
' Public Opinion'
H. A. MESS , Ph.D.
This evening Dr. H. A. Mess is to discuss Pubjic Opinion as a power influencing our behaviour. What is public opinion ? He will show how it sustains institutions, and produces willing acceptance of law. He will point out that its code is not always coincident with those of religion and law. It can sometimes reach where law cannot reach ; and its penalties may be very severe... He will discuss diseases of public opinion, and the case of freedom of speech and Press.
This series is being hailed by many listeners as one of the most interesting that has yet been given for Discussion Groups.
National Programme Daventry

Voluntary Social Service—5 ' Public Relations' W. McG. EAGAR

On April 23 Mr. W. McG. Eagar opened this series with a talk showing the extent to which Voluntary Social Service has grown in this country. The following week Mr. Blakiston sketched the historical background ; then Dr. H. A. Mess went on to explain the motives behind this great cause. Last week Mr. Eagar took up the threads again and described the organisation, and today he is to wind up the series.
He will try to show how the Voluntary Social Service retains both its vitality and the interest of the public, with its changing needs. He will show how voluntary and official action interlock ; the problems raised ; the change in outlook from condescension to co-operation. How much co-ordination is there ? Is more necessary or desirable ? What would be the effect of more public control ?
National Programme Daventry


Twentieth-Century Pessimism
Edwin Muir
The nineteenth century believed firmly in the reality and inevitability of human progress, and held hopes which were probably exaggerated. In the twentieth century there has been a reaction to a pessimism which is perhaps equally exaggerated. The purpose of this series of talks, of which this is the second, is to discuss what we mean by progress ; whether history does indeed indicate a trend towards a better and more satisfying human life; and, if so, how progress is achieved.
At the end of each talk Dr. H. A.
Mess will briefly link up what has been said with the other talks in the series. This, it is hoped, will make the discussion in the Discussion Groups more valuable.
Last week listeners heard about progress in the nineteenth century, about doubts and disappointments and the shadow of the European War. Today Edwin Muir , the well-known author and book critic of The Listener, will discuss the plunge into the abyss-the Great War and the reaction to it since.
National Programme Daventry


' Our Standards of Better and Worse'
H. A. Mess , Ph.D.
(Reader in Sociology in the University of London)
Before we can discuss usefully whether there is progress or not, we must decide what things we value most in human life. Valuations differ in different ages and communities. In relation to physical well-being, beauty, intellectual life, morality, social institutions, and spiritual life, our standards vary constantly.
At the end of this broadcast Dr.
Mess will briefly link up what he has said with the previous talks in this series.
National Programme Daventry


Old Soldiers never die (They just evaporate)
Norman Long
Just an Old War Horse
The Three Musketeers with New Ammunition
Russell and Marconi - released from the Guard Room
Sydney Jerome dealing out corporal punishment to the piano
Ernest Shannon his Signal appearance
Jim Emery a canteen of Mirth (we hope)
Fred Edgar . an Orderly Guest
Jack Warner reinforced by Bobby Alderson and Stanelli
Mess President (What a Mess ! !)
Reveille 8.15 Lights Out 9.0
Produced by John Sharman and Stanelli
BBC Home Service Basic


What must we give to get it?
11—' How would security affect us? ' Speakers from Europe and the Dominions give their impressions of the effect on society of a higher standard of living : Dr. Henry Mess , of the National Council of Social Service, puts the sociologist's point of view
BBC Home Service Basic


' How the Wireless Came to Toytown '
by S. G. Hulme Beaman
It all began because Mr. Noah lost-or mislaid, as Ernest the Policeman put it -one of his animals. It was a baby hippo, and it was wearing a blue and white jumper that Mrs. Noah had knitted for it. You may ask what the disappearance of a baby hippo can have to do with the arrival of wireless in Toytown. The answer is that when the Inventor starts messing about with one of those newfangled inventions anything may happen.
5.30 ' Children in France a talk by Anne Ortzen
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by the Rev. Derek Tasker
Light Programme


A weekly radio magazine for young listeners
Edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin
This week:
Report in Rhythm
Billy Mayerl and the Fleeting Footnotes send you their latest musical greetings
Curiosity Comer
How the Bang gets into the Cracker
Rose-Mary Sands investigates another everyday 'mystery'
* I'm On Your Side'
Frances Vaughan pays another friendly visit and invites you to argue with her afterwards if you feel like it!
Today: _' What a Mess!'
Such a Musical Creature
Michael Bell gives his fifth record round-up of familiar inhabitants' of the animal world who have had their portraits painted by famous musical artists
Today: Elephants and Mice (Continued in next column)
* Look Before You Leap *
A new adventure series by Geoffrey Morgan
The Conway Cousins tell you about another recent adventure, and want to know what you would have done!
Today: Broke in Brittany'
BBC Home Service Basic


A programme on Naval Construction
Raymond Baxter visits the Admiralty Experiment Works at Haslar to describe how designs for hull and propeller are tested
Douglas Fleming is at PAMETRADA (Parsons and Marine Engineering Tunbine Research and Development Association) at Wallsend-on-Tyne
Max Robertson links the programme from the Daring Class destroyer Decoy during her full power acceptance trials off the Isle of Arran. In her. too. are H.S. Pengelly, Principal Deputy Director of Naval Construction. and Rear-Admiral 1. G. Maclean. Deputy Engineer-in-Chief. to explain the development of a ship's hull and engine design; and Patrick Hogg to learn what improvements there are on the mess decks
BBC Home Service Basic


Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan in ' The Affair of the Lone Banana
Fred Nurke is missing! An over-ripe banana, in a deserted Cannon Street shipping office, is the only clue to his whereabouts. Inspector Ned Seagoon follows the trail to a British Embassy in South America, where he is just in time to help the Embassy staff in a brush with the rebels. Why are Senor Gonzales Mess and his gang trying to cut down the only banana tree in the Embassy gardens, and what is the connection between Fred Nurke and the over-ripe banana in Cannon Street?
Cast in order of speaking:
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer, Wallace Greenslade
Script by Spike Milligan Production by Peter Eton
BBC Home Service Basic


with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan in ' The End '
Cast in order of speaking:
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer, Wallace Greenslade
Script by Eric Sykes and Spike Milligan
Production by Peter Eton
Senor Gonzales Mess , string attache to the South-American Consulate in Salisbury, finds a loaded banana in a secret carboy of creosote consigned to the consul, Senor Scatheplunger. Inspector Neddie Seagoon is faced with the job of finding the consul's would-be assassin. What is an unopened box of lurgiridden Rumanian tennis balls doing in Major Bloodnok's overcoat pocket, and why is the mysterious Doctor Rheingold Fnutt furtively selling bagpipes mixture in Salisbury market?
Light Programme

The Goon Show: The Affair of the Lone Banana

Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan
Fred Nurke is missing! An over-ripe banana, in a deserted Cannon Street shipping office, is the only clue to his whereabouts. Inspector Ned Seagoon follows the trail to a British Embassy in South America, where he is just in time to help the Embassy staff in a brush with the rebels. Why are Senor Gonzales Mess and his gang trying to cut down the only banana tree in the Embassy gardens and what is the connection between Fred Nurke and the over-ripe banana in Cannon Street?
Cast in order of speaking:

Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer. Wallace Greenslade
Script by Spike Milligan Production by Peter Eton
Light Programme


presented by Michael Flanders with the help of Julian Bream and his guitar
' Time for Leisure'
Peter Scott , sailing at Cowes. talks to Alan Rothwell of the fascination of messing about in'boats
' Iona Calls'
Judy Clarke introduces fellow-campers and members of the Iona Community who are re-building the twelfth-century cathedral and discussing how to translate the ancient faith into modern life
' Music Making'
From both sides of the Irish Sea: The Belfast Girls' Choir and the Ehenvale Singers of Cumberland
' Himself When Young'
Judy Clarke visits Mrs. Moss and Pat at their home in Tring, and learns what Stirling was like as a lad
' Worth Hearing Again'
Bernard Miles reads' The Western Islands,' a fantastic story by John Masefield
BBC Television

The Sunday Play: Season of New Drama: The Holly Road Rig

by Martin Woodhouse.
Starring Avis Bunnage, Peter Butterworth and Ronnie Barker

Life at Number 38 looks all right on the ground floor - but what is going on in the cellar?
Light Programme


Wormwood by Hugh Burden with Mary Wimbush and Hugh Burden
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN

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