The STATION ORCHESTRA, conducted by T. H. MORR0N
IN 1894 the Royal Academy of Musci attained flireo-score-year,3 and ten, and its Principal, Sir Alexander Mae , henzie, composed the Britannia Overture ;.s a celebration of the event ; and as the Academy's President at that timo was the ' Sailor Prince,' the Duke of Saxo Coburg and Gotha, there could lie no happier idea than to found the Overture, in part, on British sea tunes. Two of these, the College Hornpipe and Rule, Britannia ! ai'o used. as well as three other tunes of Mackenzie's own invention. In some oa?<?s the tunes are. combined — as when, near the end, the Composer neatly weaves together the dignified Rule, Britannia ! time and the perky Hornpipe.
' GENTLEMEN, THE KING !'
A Play by CAMPBELL TODD
(First broadcast from Manchester, August
Characters (in order of speaking) :
Lieut. -Col. Charles Ainsworth. D.S.O. Lieut.-Quartermaster James O'Grady Captain Arthur Lloyd
Sergeant Patrick Flynn
2nd Lieut. Harry Raymond
(All of the Royal Kildare Fusiliers,
John McGillveray (an old soldier, late of the Honourable the East India Company's Service)
THE scene is the Officers' Mess Room, Blank-i field Barracks, Yorkshire, on an evening in December, 1901. Dinner has just concluded, andthe Officers are talking and smoking. The walls of the room are decorated with pictures f events that have helped to build the British Empire, and just behind the Colonel, who is seated in the centre of the long mess-table, are tho regimental Colours, crossed and cased. The Regimental Band is playing in the Barrack Square
Cast includes: E. H. BRIDGSTOCK , D. E. ORMEROD , HAROLD CLUFF, W. E. DICKMAN ,
CHARLES NESBITT , HARRY GASCOIGNE