On page 72 of ' When Two or Three '
Mr. PHILIP THORNTON
Leader, Frank Thomas .
(West Regional Programme)
Directed by Joseph Muscant
The Commodore Theatre
The Three Keys: Heebie Jeebies
(Alkins) ; Song of the Islands (King)
The English Singers : The Turtle
Dove; The Dark-Eyed Sailor (arr. Vaughan Williams)
Nick Lucus (guitar): Teasing the Frets
Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord):
Gavotte in G minor (Bach)
A Running Commentary, by Captain
H B T. WAKELAM , on the International
Rugby Football Match
Relayed from Arms Park, Cardiff
(By courtly of The Welsh Ru-by Football Umon)
(Copyright. See notice on page 96)
New Series-No. 21
OLIVE GROVES ANONA WINN GEORGE BAKER
At the Pianos,
HARRY S. PEPPER and DORIS ARNOLD
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA and THE REVUE CHORUS
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
Compered and produced by JOHN WATT
, at 4.45
Directed by HENRY HALL
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
LAST SUMMER a Cambridge Vandals Rugby football and cricket team toured Canada and the United States, and this broadcast by R. W. Skene , who was a member of the team, is an account of their experiences. It was the first occasion on which an English Rugby football team had toured America, and Skene will give listeners an idea of the standard of play out there which will be all the more interesting to Rugger enthusiasts, as there is some idea of an American Rugby Team coming to England in the near future.
The Vandals played altogether nine games of football, all of which they won; and sixteen games of cricket, winning all but one, .which they lost by three runs. Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Buffalo, Chicago, St. Louis, Benton Harbour , Washington, New York and Philadelphia were visited, and so Skene has a pretty good idea of the standard of play covering a wide area, and should be able to sum up the abilities of a representative team. Their own XV was a good side, including one Blue, three Internationals, and several County players. Skene himself is a cricket Blue, and played for Oxford in the 'Varsity match of 1928. He was the only Oxford member of the team.
by MARY NOBLE
Mr. A. P. HERBERT
Mr. A. P.
A Topical Supplement to the Week's
(The Whistling Songster)
BENNETT and McNAUGHTON
THE GEDDES BROTHERS
(In a Musical Cocktail)
(With BRYAN SEYMOURE at the Piano)
Under the direction of S. KNEALE KELLEY
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
Mr. J. A. SPENDER
Mr. J. A.
ELSA KAREN (pianoforte)
Fantasy in F minor, Op. 49
Impromptu in F sharp, Op. 36 Mazurka in C minor, No. 35 Ballad in F minor
Relayed from The Old Vic
Act III: Scene I: Inside a Church
Scene 2: Outside a Church
Act IV: A Prison
FAUST in love with Marguerite, has urged his suit with such ardour, aided by the demoniacal influence of Mephistopheles, that her resistance has been overcome.
In the third act, with which this broadcast begins, Marguerite, abandoned by Faust, is already suffering the penalties of her position. The first scene is the interior of a church and Marguerite, distraught, is seeking Divine consolation. Mephistopheles however, .concealed within a pillar of the church, taunts her with the impossibility of redemption after what has happened, and tortures the poor girl with sinister counsel. The scene changes to the outside of the church, and soldiers enter to the music of the famous ' Soldiers' Chorus '. This is followed by Mephistopheles singing the equally famous Serenade. It is the derisive tone of this song that causes Valentine, Marguerite's brother, who has returned with his comrades from the wars, to learn what has occurred ; he challenges the betrayer of his sister, but, through the intervention of Mephistopheles, he is slain in the encounter. -
Marguerite, who is horror-stricken at the calamity of which she is the cause, gives way to despair. Her reason becomes affected, and in a fit of frenzy, she kills her child. She is thrown into prison for this crime.
Faust, with the aid of Mephistopheles, obtains access to the cell where she is imprisoned (Act IV). They both urge her to fly, but Marguerite, in whom holier feelings have gained the ascendant, spurns their proffered assistance, and places -her reliance in repentance and prayer. This is the well-known Trio.
Overcome by sorrow and remorse, and with an earnest prayer for forgiveness on her lips, the unhappy girl expires. Mephistopheles then triumphs at the catastrophe he has been able to bring about, but a chorus of celestial voices is heard, proclaiming pardon for the repentant sinner, and the Evil Spirit, foiled and overcome, crouches suppliantly as the accents of Divine love and forgiveness are heard, while the spirit of Marguerite, borne by angels, is wafted upwards to its heavenly home. An article on the legend of Faust appears on page 77.
AMBROSE and his EMBASSY CLUB
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)