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A Rur.ning Commentary on the match by the F. H. GILLINGHAM
Relayed from
- Essex C.C.C. Ground, Leyton
(See- pages 264 and 265.) THE LONDON Radio DANCE BAND. directed by SIDNEY FlRMAN


Unknown: New Zealand
Unknown: F. H. Gillingham
Directed By: Sidney Flrman

: Mr. R. H.;\VILENSKI: 'Thomas Gainsborough—His-Life and Work'

TWO hundred years ago to-day was born
Thomas Gainsborough, the greatest of the great band of English portrait painters of the eighteenth .century ; the painter of Mrs. Siddons and the Duchess of Devonshire, derrick and Chatterton, and that famous ' Blue Boy ' whose sale to America was the sensation of our century in the art-collecting world. Mr. H. H. Wilenski , the art critic of '1 lie Evening Standard, and a well-known connoisseur, will tell tonight of the artist and of his art.
(Picture on page 266.)


Unknown: Mr. H. H. Wilenski


The Sonatas of Beethoven

: Capt. Conor O'Brien: Round the World under Sail

On June 20, 1923, Captain O'Brien sailed from Dublin in the ketch Saoirse, 37 1/2 feet in length, with no auxiliary motor and a crew of two. Exactly two years later he made Dublin again after a voyage of 31,000 miles, via Pernambuco, Cape Town, Durban, Melbourne, New Zealand and the Horn - which the Saoirse is one of the smallest boats ever to round. Needless to say, such a voyage provided him with abundance of strange experiences, some of which London listeners will hear tonight.


SANDY ROWAN (Scotch Comedian)
ED. LOWRY (Keep Smiline)
CYRIL SHIELDS (Comedy Conjurer)
GLADYS MERREDEW (in Character Songs)


Unknown: Sandy Rowan
Unknown: Ed. Lowry
Unknown: Cyril Shields
Unknown: Gladys Merredew
Soprano: Lucille Benstead

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