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By Virtue of a Broadcast


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A Play specially written for broadcasting by Frank H. Shaw
The essential action of this play takes place in Frank Shaw 's favourite setting - the sea - but in an interesting manner he shows how the medium of wireless may provide incidents which in another age would have been almost supernatural.
The scene in the Albert Hall at the close of a religious service, but in a flash the listener is transported to the deck of a vessel battling with storm off Ushant Light.
In the fight for life which follows, the ship's company have the audible encouragement of prayer and well-wishing from their fellow-men on land, and that which in other days might have been a vision becomes by modern science an actual fact.


Broadcasting By: Frank H. Shaw
Unknown: Frank Shaw
The Rev Hilary Standish: Dodd Mehan
First Elder: Herbert Lugg
Second Elder: Frank Denton
Capt Standish: Henry Oscar
Menzies (First Mate): Reginald Dance
Fyfe (Chief Engineer): Ernest G Cove
Third Mate: Dino Galvani
Wireless Operator: Lawrence Gowdy
Helmsman: Fred Vigay
Sailor: Fred Maxwell

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By Virtue of a Broadcast

5IT Birmingham, 6 April 1927 20.00

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