STELLA CHURCHILL , 'How to Deal with Minor
HILDA BLAKE (Soprano)
ROBERT BERESFORD (Baritone)
Played by EDWARD O'HENRY
Relayed from TUSSAUD'S CINEMA
LEONARDO KEMP and his PICCADILLY
From THE PICCADILLY HOTEL
ESTHER COLEMAN (Contralto)
WILLIAM HESELTINE (Tenor)
JOYCE ANSELL (Pianoforte)
FRED KITCHEN and THE BRIXTON
With PATTMAN at the Organ
Relayed from THE BRIXTON ASTORIA
' Allegro ' (Handel) and other Violin
Solos, played by DAVID WISE
'The Woodpigeons '—another Mortimer Batten story
'The Happy Zoo '—a Zoo Talk by LESLIE G. MAINLAND
Poets: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
; WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BRAHMS' VIOLIN SONATAS
Played by MARJORIE HAYWARD (Violin) and O'CONNOR MORRIS (Pianoforte)
THE world moves so rapidly these days that yester day is almost ' history ' before to-day is born.
With the increasing tempo of life it becomes more and more difficult to keep our perspective with regard to the generations immediately passed.
It comes with a shock for us to hear our grand-fathers, in reminiscent mood, tell of days to which, for instance, all the thousand and one amenities derived from electricity were unknown. Yet few things are more delightful than hearing of such days from the lips of those who were vividly alive in them : a sense of the continuity of life comes to us and a realisation that to-day, for all its immediate and pressing attractiveness, is only a single link in a chain stretching back. wards as well as forwards.
Sir Alfred Yarrow , who is opening this series of talks in which we are going to look back through the eyes of men and women who were very much alive in days quite different from our own, is himself eighty-eight years of age. His work as a ship - builder has made his name' famous all over the world, his merchant steamers, river steamers, and other kinds of craft being found in every sea.
MAVIS BENNETT (Soprano)
STUART ROBERTSON (Baritone)
THE WIRELESS CHORUS
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
Overture, The Rival Poets'
STUART ROBERTSON and Chorus
The Yeomen of England (' Merrie England ')
THE setting of Merrie England is indeed merry, a land and an age when the sun shone and summer was truly summer. And the music is no less eloquent than the tale of the fresh, open air and smiling countryside. When it appeared in 1902, it was hailed with joy as a worthy successor to the long line of Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas ; it is in every way worthy to take its place beside them.
She had a Letter from her Love ('Merrie
STUART ROBERTSON and Chorus
King Neptune (' Merrie England') MAVIS BENNETT
Who shall say that Love is cruel ? (' Merrie
My Bonnie Lass she smileth
Four Jolly Sailormen (' A Princess of Kensington')
Twin Butterflies (' A Princess of Kensington ')
STUART ROBERTSON and CHORUS
The Song of the Devonshire Men (' The Emerald Islo ')
AFTER the success of The Rose of Persia, produced at the Savoy at tho end of 1899, Sullivan and Hood, his librettist for that work, embarked together on The Emerald Isle. Sullivan, however, died before his share of the task was much more than sketched out, and the music was completed by Sir Edward German ; the opera was produced in April, 1901.
Save for the expert, it is difficult to say which of the music is Sullivan's and which is German's. It is all full of that delightfully happy melody which made the Gilbert and Sullivan, and afterwards the German operas, the best things of their kind which the world possesses, and the music fits the text so closely as to form that completely satisfying unity which even grand opera only rarely achieves.
Three Dances (' Henry VIII ')
MAVIS BENNETT and Chorus
Hey derry down (' Tom Jones ')
Here's a Paradox for Lovers ('
Tom Jones ')
Finale, Act I (' Tom Jones ')
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN ; Local News (Daventry only) ; Shipping Forecast and Fat Stock Prices
' The New Programme of Talks'
WILL HAY (The Schoolmaster Comedian)
TOMMY HANDLEY (Comedian) Mr. FLOTSAM and Mr. JETSAM MABEL CONSTANDUROS and MICHAEL HOGAN in 'THE WHALE' by Mabel Constanduros and Michael Hogan
JACK PAYNE and his B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA and a relay from the COLISEUM
JACK HYLTON 'S AMBASSADOR CLUB BAND
Directed by RAY STARITA , from the AMBASSADOR
From GROSVENOR HOUSE, PARK LANE