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: Lunch-Time Music

from the Carlton Restaurant.
(to 13.30)

: School Transmission

"Visits to Famous Cities: 1: Warsaw," by Rev. Gwilym Davies, M.A.


Speaker: The Rev. Gwilym Davies

: The Station Trio

Frank Thomas (Violin), Frank Whitnall ('Cello), Vera McComb Thomas (Piano)


Violinist: Frank Thomas
Cellist: Frank Whitnall
Pianist: Vera McComb Thomas

: Washington Irving's Visit to Wales

by Mr. F. J. Harries.


Speaker: F.J. Harries

: The New Idea in Jewellery

by Mr. Michael Bateman.


Speaker: Michael Bateman

: Programme

S.B. from London

: Music and Comedy

The Station Orchestra
Conductor, Warwick Braithwaite
The Impresario is an Opera about the trials and troubles of a theatrical manager who had to put up with the foibles and jealousies of 'star' performers. Mozart must have written it with gusto, for he had a good deal to do with operatic singers, who were thorns in the flesh of composers.
The Overture starts showily, and goes on to treat some of the loveliest little tunes that Mozart ever wrote...
Walter is a young Knight, who aspires to membership of the mediae•val guild of citizens, the 'Mastersingers'. Moreover, he and Eva (daughter of the goldsmith) are in love, The hand of Eva is to be gained by singing a 'Master-song' in a contest.
On the night before the contest Walter has a vision of a sunlit garden and a lovely maiden-Eva. Out of this vision he makes his Prize Song, which everyone declares to be inspired, and which wins him the maiden's hand.


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

: Music and Comedy: Barbara Forbes Harker (Solo Pianoforte)


Pianist: Barbara Forbes Harker

: Music and Comedy: The Missing Link

by James Dyrenforth and H.M.H. Graham.
Characters, presented by The London Radio Repertory Players:

An amusing incident which might have been another version of the eternal triangle except for circumstances which are explained in the course of the play.
The scene is the dressing-room of Eric Maxwell-Smith, who is preparing to accompany his wife to a function. After the manner of man, Eric is frantically seeking for one of his cuff links.


Writer: James Dyrenforth
Writer: H.M.H. Graham

: Music and Comedy: Vivian Foster

'The Vicar of Mirth'; 'Yes, I Think So'


Entertainer: Vivian Foster

: Music and Comedy: The Orchestra

Selection, 'The Bing Boys on Broadway' .. Ayer

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