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Regional Programme London

'MANON'

An opera by J. Massenet
French text by H. Meilhac and Phillip Gille
English version by Dennis Arundell
(Continued on page 32)
Regional Programme London

'On the Road'-2

Gypsy PETULENGRO
There is a fascination in gypsies, as Borrow knew. They have other ways of life than ours. They live nearer Nature. They know the herb that is medicinal, as a dog does ; they tell the ' dukkerin '. or your fortune ... and when a real Roman, like Gypsy Petulengro, comes to the microphone, the whole of Britain seems to listen and writes him so many letters that he can't answer them, and has to beg listeners not to write any more.
In his last 'On the Road ' talk, which he gave in July, he described how every Romany chal, or young man, chops, or deals, in articles of increasing value until he attains his ambition to own a grye, or horse. He divided the fraternity we know as tramps into distinct classes with different ways of earning a livelihood, and told of succulent dishes to be had for nothing if you know where to look.
Surely no one broadcasting today has greater experience to draw on than Gypsy Petulengro, or greater ability to hold an audience ... Tonight he is to talk on customs on the road.
Regional Programme Western

A RECITAL ON TWO PIANOFORTES

by Margaret Harris and Edgar Glasspool
Edgar Glasspool is the eldest of three brothers, all of whom are musicians. This summer he has been the pianist in the Buxton Municipal Orchestra.
Margaret Harris , who won a Bristol Scholarship at the Royal College of Music in 1930, holds two gold medals and many prizes, and has broadcast on many occasions as a solo artist. These two pianists specialise in two-pianoforte recitals.
Regional Programme Scotland

' CRIME MARCHES ON ! '

The ' Gomeril' presents certain essays in dizzy detection by Ebenezer Glue, Sleuth Paramount, Investigator Extraordinary, the One-Man Anti-Crime-Wave, who solves another sinister mystery with his accustomed easy skill
Scotland's Super-Snoop and his gifted assistants, MacStiff and Miss Pickit, two of the Bloodhound Breed in Episode Two :
' The Case of the Baleful Baronet'
Taking part
Madeleine Christie , Maisie Dykes , C. Archer Mitchell , Alan Mont gomery, Ian Sadter ,
James K. Urquhart , and the John MacArthur
Quintet
Music by Douglas Steen
Arrangements by John MacArthur
Production by Robin Russell
The baronet in the case holds a mortgage on the ancestral home of Lady Linolia Fitzstilton , the young and beautiful daughter of the Duchess of Cheddar. Tonight's broadcast will reveal how the villain's plans are thwarted by the great detective Glue, the head of the Blue Moon Detective Agency.
Regional Programme London

The Kentucky Minstrels Hold a Party

iHost, PERCY PARSONS
(By permission of Gaumont-British Picture
Corporation, Ltd.)
Guests:
SCOTT and WHALEY C. DENIER WARREN
IKE HATCH
THE KENTUCKY BANJO TEAM:
Joe Morley , Dick Pepper , Edward
Fairs
At the pianos :
HARRY S. PEPPER and DORIS ARNOLD
THE B B C VARIETY ORCHESTRA and THE MALE VOICE CHORUS
Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE
Chorus arrangements by DoRis ARNOLD
Orchestral arrangements by WALLY WALLOND
Devised and Produced by HARRY S. PEPPER
The Kentucky Minstrels broadcast in the National programme on Thursday
Regional Programme London

' The Kentucky Minstrels' Hold a Party

Host : ROBERT BURNS
Guests :
SCOTT and WHALEY
C. DENIER WARREN
IKE HATCH
THE KENTUCKY BANJO TEAM:
Joe Morley ; Dick Pepper ; Edward
Fairs
At the Pianos :
HARRY S. PEPPER and DORIS ARNOLD
THE BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA and THE MALE VOICE CHORUS
Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE
Chorus Arrangements by DORIS ARNOLD
Orchestral arrangements by WALLY WALLOND
Book written and remembered by C. DENIER WARREN
Devised and Produced by HARRY S. PEPPER
The Kentucky Minstrels broadcast in the National programme on Monday
Regional Programme London

Sunday Orchestral Concerts-IX

POUISHNOFF (Pianorforte)
THE B.B.C. STUDIO
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL )
Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT
Regional Programme London

Promenade Concert

Relayed from THE QUEEN'S HALL, LONDON
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Wagner
PARRY JONES
ARTHUR FEAR
THORPE BATES
MAHRY DAWES
. IRENE MORDEN
VALETTA IACOPI
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Principal First Violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE)
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
Overture and Venusberg Music (Tannhauser) Preludo and Scene I (The Rhinegold)
PARRY JONES and Orchestra
Tannhauser's pilgrimage (Tannhauser)
ORCHESTRA
Ride of the Valkyries (The Valkyrie) Finale, Scone 4 (The Rhinegold)
THE story of the Rhinegold, of which the beginning and the end are being performed tonight, is as follows : The first scene is the depths of the Rhine where the Xibelung Alberich steals- from the Rhine maidens, who guard it, the gold whose possession can make him lord of the earth. In the second scene the gods are contemplating the great castle Valhalla, which the two giants, Fasolt and Fafner; have built for. them. - The price of their work.was to be Freia, goddess of Youth, but Wotan is trusting to the wily Loge, god of Fire, to extricate him from his bargain. When Loge comes, he tells the gods and the giants of Alberich's theft of the gold, and of its magic powers, and' the giants are filled with envy. They agree to accept the gold, instead of Freia, and insist on holding her meanwhile as a hostage. They lead her away and old age immediately falls on the other gods. The third scene takes us to the depths of the Nibelung's cavern where Alberich, by virtue of the Ring, has forced all the other dwellers underground to amass a mighty treasure of gold for him. Wotan and Loge appear, and by cunning wile make him captive and lead him to the upper world, the scene changing once more to their rocky height in front of the castle
Valhalla. All the treasure is forced from Alberich and handed over to the giants, but as the Ring is taken from him, he bestows on it the curse which follows it throughout the rest of the tale. Its power is immediately shown as the giants fall out and Fafner slays his brother. The drama comes to an end with the entry of the gods into their new home, over a mighty rainbow bridge which Donner, the god of Thunder, fashions for them with his mighty hammer from the clouds.
Regional Programme Midland

A Review of the Engineering and Hardware Section of The British

Industries Fair by The Rt. Hon. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN ,
M.P. (Chancellor of the Exchequer)
(Electrical Recording)
The Engineering and Hardware section of the British Industries Fair has been held at Birmingham since 1920. This year the experiment has been tried of holding it in May, instead of in February.
The space occupied this year will be over 350,000 square feet. The site is owned by the Corporation of Birmingham and the Fair is organised by the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. Last year the attendance was about 125,000. A large number of buyers from the Empire and from foreign countries regularly attend.
Many Associations make it the occasion of their Conferences. A special feature this year is a 2,000 feet Exhibition road illustrating different materials for road-surfacing. The Fair opens on May 20 and closes on May 31. It is to be visited by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales on May 23.
The Rt. Hon. Neville Chamberlain ,
Chancellor of the Exchequer, who is to give the talk to the Empire, is the second son of the late Mr. Joseph Chamberlain , and spent the years between 1800 and 1897 in the Bahamas, managing his father's Sisal plantation. He was Lord Mayor of Birmingham in 1915, but resigned to become first Director of National Services. He has been in Parliament since 1918.
Regional Programme Scotland

' A PLAIN MAN WANTS TO KNOW

introducing
' Libel on John Calvin ? '
An Investigation
Conducted by George Blake
This evening sees the beginning of an important new series of talks and discussions on one of the most debated questions in Scotland today: What is the influence of the religious doctrine known as Calvinism on Scottish life and character ? The views of Scotsmen holding different points of view will be heard. Some will maintain that Calvinism has been a harmful influence, others that it is only by a return to Calvinism that Scotland can save her soul.
Regional Programme Midland

Midland Towns and Cities

III, Nottingham
This programme will include ewell-known
Nottingham artists, being preceded by a short resumé of the features of the City by JOHN HINGELEY
A LTHOUGH it does not possess an orchestra of its own, Nottingham can be counted as one of the really musical towns in the Midlands. Some of the finest artists heard on the Midland Regional Transmitter are natives of the place, and it possesses some good choral societies. The organ recitals by H. 0. Hodgson arc a regular feature of the wireless programmes. One of the most interesting annual events in . the town is ' Goose Fair,' which, unfortunately, it was found impossible to broadcast this year. Situated on the Trent and guarded by the picturesque castle, Nottingham is one of the cleanest and pleasantest of English cities. What is left of Sherwood Forest, where the famous Robin Hood caused the Sheriff of Nottingham so much trouble, lies to the north. The town, which is noted for its manufacture of lace, is supposed to have been founded by early cavemen, as it is honeycombed with caves, including a great troglodyte fortress stretching for miles underground and capable of holding 30,000 men. This huge fortress, barred by a great iron door for fear inquisitive people should get them-solves buried alive in its mazes, is approached from the cellar of a greengrocer's shop.
Regional Programme London

'Das Rheingold'

(Wagner)
Scene t. The Depths of the Rhine
Scene 2. An Open Space near the Rhine
Scene 3. The Cavern of Nibelheim
Scene 4. An Open Space near the Rhine
Conductor, ROBERT HEGER
Relayed from The Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden
There is no break in the music of The Rheingold, though there are four scenes. The first is in the depths of the Rhine, where the Nibelung Alberich steals from the Rhino maidens, who guard it, the gold whose possession can make him lord of the earth. In the second scene the gods are contemplating the great castle, Valhalla, which the giants, Fasolt and Fafner, have built for them. The price of their work was to be Freia, goddess of Youth, but when Loge, god of Fire, tells of Alberich's theft of the gold, and of its magic powers, the giants are filled with envy. They agree to accept the gold, instead of Freia, but insist on holding her meanwhile as a hostage. The third scene is the Nibelung's cavern, where Alborich, by virtue of the Ring, has forced the other dwellers underground to amass a mighty treasure for him. Wotan and Loge appear, make him captive and lead him to the upper world, the scene changing once more to their rocky height in front of Valhalla. The treasure is forced from Alberich and handed over to the giants ; but when the Ring is taken from him, he bestows on it the curse which follows it throughout the reat of the talo. Its power is immediately shown as the giants quarrel and Fafner slays his brother. The drama comes to an end with the entry of the gods into their new home.
Regional Programme Scotland

The Trial of Madeleine Smith 1857

A Radio Report being a condensation of the verbatim speeches of the Trial, with a few cuttings from the contemporary press, by JOHN GOUGH
Characters and Witnesses played by CATHERINE FLETCHER , JAMES SLOAN ,
MARY S. URQUHART
Production by GORDON GILDARD
' The Trial of Madeleine Smith ', which was first broadcast in a radio report form on April 15 last, probably aroused more comment among Scottish listeners than any programme in the previous twelve months. It was billed to run for no less than two hours, and the programme-makers, confident though they were in its holding power, took pains to warn listeners who might feel unable to concentrate for so long.
But, as a fact, it was afterwards proved that the broadcast had held thousands of listeners enthralled, and many, particularly those among legal circles, talked about the programme for weeks afterwards. Most deservedly, ohn Gough's radio report of the fomous trial is being broadcast again tonight, this time to a much larger audience. Various economies in timing have been effected and the programme will run for an hour and a half.
Before preparing his radio report
Gough studied a great mass of contemporary material as well as the vast report of the trial, and as far as possible the actual words of Prosecution,
Defence, and of Madeleine herself are used. The programme, therefore, differs in many respects from other radio trials which listeners have heard. There is an illuminating article by John Gough on page 1 1.
Regional Programme London

THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

An appeal on behalf of BROTHERHOOD OF THE HOLY CROSS, by the Rev. GEORGE POTTER
The Brotherhood of the Holy Cross consists of priests and laymen who live under Franciscan rule and share the life of the poor. The founder, the Rev. George Potter, is Vicar of St. Chrysostom's Church, Peckham, . The Brothers help in parish work, and tend the sick. Their houses are open to all who need help and they run small hostels, holding twenty, for the homeless and for boys on probation for local police courts. Very few of the juvenile offenders have ever had the advantage of a good home life. Father George has dealt with two hundred boys during the past eight years and only seven have had both a good home and normal parents.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Regional Programme Scotland

WHO'S HERE ? '

A Radio Visitors' Book
Every fortnight for several months, Robin Russell , the BBC's Variety assistant in Glasgow, has been holding ' open house ' for visitors to the city. He has brought to the microphone many distinguished guests, as well as those who are less well known to the general public but who have interesting stories to tell. On Hogmanay he restricted his invitations to Scots who were on a visit to their native land. Before he joined the BBC, Robin Russell was a journalist in Glasgow.
Regional Programme Northern

CORONATION RALLY

South-East Lancashire
Girl Guides Association
A commentary on the proceedings followed by The address on arrival by the Chief Guide from Belle Vue, Manchester
The Chief Guide, Lady Baden-Powell, will have a busy time in the North today. The South-East Lancashire Girl Guides Association is holding three rallies in honour of the Coronation : one at Kochdale for Guides in - the Northern Area another for the-Western Area at Manchester Racecourse, and a third for the Manchester Area at the Greyhound Track at Belle Vue, Manchester. Her Ladyship is to address all three meetings. The Belle Vue Rally will be attended by about 7,000 Guides.
Regional Programme Scotland

A RECITAL OF INDIAN MUSIC

played on the veena by V. K. Narayana Menon
V. K. Narayana Menon is a descendant of a family of court musicians at Travancore and Cochin. He is now a student at Edinburgh University, where he is working for his Ph.D. degree.
The veena, on which he will play, is a finely-proportioned instrument, something like a very large mandoline in shape. It is the oldest instrument in India and the goddess of music in Hindu mythology, Saraswati, is always depicted holding it. It is particularly suited to South Indian music, which is said to be more traditional and purer in style than the music of Northern India.
Regional Programme Western

'BATH ASSEMBLY ROOMS'

Horace Annesley Vachell
The historic Assembly Rooms at Bath are being reopened this week. On Tuesday there will be a Ball, attended by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent, and the Mayor of Bath is holding an official opening ceremony, which the Duchess will also attend, on Wednesday.
Vachell, well - known novelist, author of ' The Hill ' and ' Quinney's', ', lives at Bath. Last year he published a book about the city.
Regional Programme Western

CAMP-FIRE SING SONG

Public Secondary Schools in Camp
Part of the final sing song of the camp attended by a thousand cadets from secondary schools throughout the country
One of the main objects of the Public Secondary Schools Cadet Association, founded in 1915, is to promote the holding of cadet camps, and camps have been held each year in various parts of the country, with an average attendance of over a thousand cadets. This year a camp is being held on Maryborough Common. The social side centres largely on the nightly camp concert, to which officers, N.C.O.s, and cadets contribute vocalists, instrumentalists, comedians, light opera companies, jazz bands, and brass bands. But perhaps the most thrilling feature of all is the community singing.






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