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: Falkman and his Orchestra

relayed from the Capitol Cinema.
(to 16.00)


Musicians: Falkman and his Orchestra

: 5WA's Five O'Clocks

Vocal and Instrumental Artistes.

Talks to Women.

Weather Forecast.

: How to Think (IV)

by a Psychologist.
(to 18.45)


Speaker: A Psychologist [name uncredited]

: News and Weather Forecast

S.B. from London.

Lord Lambourne
S.B. from London.

Local News


Speaker: Lord Lambourne

: Bees

Lt.-Col C. Weaver Price, M.C., Brecon.


Speaker: Lt.-Col C. Weaver Price

: Blue Water Evening - I

Arranged and Written by E.R. Appleton.

S.S. Wavelength leaves Cardiff on an Adventurous Voyage.

S.S. Wavelength, having set out from Cardiff with many hearty "Farewells", the efforts of the Quayside Band playing "Farewell to Thee, O Wales", become less obvious. Sentimental members of the crew conceal their handkerchiefs, whilst one or two others are caught removing cotton-wool from their ears.
There are many signs of an interesting voyage. A notable singer (Kenneth Ellis) is aboard. The crew have all passed the Folk Song Director's tests in the singing of Sea Shanties. The captain knows his job and can tell a good tale. The stewards are friendly, the cargo is offensive; and a young and beautiful lady passenger (Grace Hancock) finds in the chief officer (Sidney Evans), who is nearly as young as herself, qualities which had previously been ignored.
For some time all is well. A few Sea Shanty tests are carried out, though the listeners remaining till the end are both more interested in each other. Later in the day an appreciative audience listens to an impromptu concert in the saloon. But tragedy is not far distant. A storm arises; an S.O.S. signal is received, and the crew perform the gallant deeds expected of them. Finally we hear the reunion of the lovers and some joyful music of thanksgiving after the storm.


Arranged and Written by: E.R. Appleton
Singer: Kenneth Ellis
Incidental Music: The Station Orchestra
Lady passenger: Grace Hancock
The chief officer: Sidney Evans

: News and Weather Forecast

S.B. from London.

Sir William H. Bragg
S.B. from London.

Local News


Speaker: Sir William H. Bragg

: The Savoy Bands

S.B. from London.


Musicians: The Savoy Bands

: Close down


Announcer: W. N. Settle

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