The third of a ser;es of six Plays interpreted by REPRESENTATIVE RADIO PLAYERS
' PRUNELLA ' bv LAURENCE HOUSMAN and GRANVILLE BARKER
Incidental Music by JOSEPH MOORAT
The Players : LILIAN HARRISON ;
Dora BARTON : MARGARET COLFMAN ; ETHEL CARRINGTON ; PEGGIE ROBB-SMITH ; EILEEN KELSEY ; YVETTE PIENNE ; MICHAEL HOGAN ; JAMES WHIGHAM ; FRANK DENTON ; DOUGLAS BURBRIDGE : WILLIAM MACREADY ; DAVID STENSER ; REGINALD TATE ; IVAN BERLYN.
Nursery Rhymes and Stories, Old and New, by the Wireless Singers. 'The Three Bears' (in the 'Once upon-a-time' style),' by Elizabeth Clarke. 'Little Red Riding Hood' (New Style - as told by the Wolf), by J. C. Stobart
BY co-operation between the B.B.C. and two national newspapers it was possible last spring to play and expound several hands in such a way that bridge-players, from Aberdeen to Plymouth, were able to take part in the same game simultaneously, to hear it discussed, and to read a review the following day. It was a development new to British broadcasting, and an aid to the game of thousands of keen players.
In tonight's broadcast, which is again undertaken by arrangement between the B.B.C., the Evening Standard, and Daily Express, the following players are taking part :-
The Marchioness of Winchester, a keen student and player of auction bridge.
Mr. A. E. Manning Foster. Major H. S. Browning.
Mr. S. B. Harris , of the Evening Standard.
The last three are all known as regular writers on the game.
These four will be dealt a hand which will present fascinating problems in bidding and in play. To ensure that it shall contain striking features and to allow readers preliminary study—invaluable to the close follower of the broadcast — the deal has been made in advance, and is printed below.
To derive the maximum benefit, listeners are urged not to rcqd it at once, but to make up tables of four and play the hand for themselves ' in the dark." A fifth person should be asked to make the deal so that each player may know only his own hand.
During the broadcast listeners, sitting round the table, should join in the play enrd by card, and compare their conclusions with those of the players at 2LO. Comment from the studio immediately afterwards and a review of the play in the' Daily Express and the Evening Standard next day will drive home the lessons of the hand. The deal is as follows :-