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: Lunch-Time Music

from the Carlton Restaurant.
(to 13.30)

: An Orchestral Concert

The Station Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

: Broadcast to Schools: Red Indian Children as I Have Seen Them

The Rev. F. W. Moxhay, F.R.G.S., late of Athabasca.


Speaker: The Rev. F. W. Moxhay

: The Author of Lorna Doone in South Wales

Mr. F.J. Harries


Speaker: F.J. Harries

: Writers of Greece: 8: Herodotus

Miss Kathleen Freeman


Speaker: Kathleen Freeman

: The Purse Strings

A Comedy in Four Acts by Bernard Parry.
Adapted for the Microphone and Produced by Gordon McConnel.

Act I. A lawn in the garden at Willmore's house at Walton-on-Thames. On the right a wing of the house, overgrown with ivy and creepers, with a door leading from the house into the garden. On the left a shrubbery in which there is an opening leading to other parts of the grounds. Beneath an apple-tree in full bloom there are two wicker chairs. On the lawn a golf hole with a flag in it shows that Willmore is an enthusiast, and on his first appearance he is dressed for golf, carries a putter in his hand, and is smoking an expensive cigar. He is a heavy, stolid man of about 40, dull but honest, pleasant but unintellectual-looking.
Mary, his wife, is a very pretty woman of about twenty-seven.
Ida, her friend, is a handsome, smartly-dressed woman of about thirty, with a keen sense of humour.
Ashby is about Willmore's age, with a strong personality, very human, but given to masking large sympathies under an air of levity.
Just after breakfast on a lovely May morning, Mary comes into the garden, reading a letter which seems to annoy her intensely. She places it in her bag as Willmore joins her and the play begins.
Act II. Six weeks have elapsed.
Act III. A fine morning in the following July.
Act IV. Five months have elapsed.

Incidental Music by The Station Trio
Joyous Youth, Suite No. 1 ........ Eric Coates
Serenade ......................... Schubert
Extract from 'Madame Roland' ... Fourdrain


Author: Bernard Parry
Adapted by/Producer: Gordon McConnel
Musicians: The Station Trio

: S.B. from London

(10.10 Local News)

(to 23.00)

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