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: Rugby Football Match: Newport v. Cardiff

Relayed from The Newport Athletic Club Ground, Rodney Parade, Newport.

: The Dansant

Music by the London Chordeans, relayed from Cox's Cafe.


Musicians: The London Chordeans

: The Station Trio

Frank Thomas (Violin); Frank Whitnall (Violoncello); Vera McComb Thomas (Pianoforte)

The Rest House
A Radio Satire, written by Andrew Harding.
Played by the Station Radio Players.
Henry Dale appears to be on the verge, if not in the vortex, of a peculiar nervous breakdown. He complains that his life is 'a tragedy to a jazz accompaniment'. Professor Brottlebury's suspender (which has nothing to do with socks) gives him access to an ephemeral nirvana.
A room in Henry Dale's House.
From next door comes the sound of jazz music played on a piano with relentless determination. In response to an urgent S.O.S., Professor Brottlebury has called to see Mrs. Dale with a view to prescribing for her husband.

A Radio Fantasy written by Edward P. Genn and W. Huntley Adams.
Professor Moon's zealous efforts to reform mankind are making life unbearable for his family. A weird experience, a glimpse into a possible future, modifies his views and the altitude of his brow. In the Moons' ordinary sitting-room Harold, an ordinary young man, is fiddling with an ordinary crystal set. His breezy young sister, Elizabeth, enters and asks a tactless question.


Violinist: Frank Thomas
Cellist: Frank Whitnall
Pianist: Vera McComb Thomas
Writer (The Rest House): Andrew Harding
Professor Brottlebury: Donald Davies
Henry Dale: Sidney Efans
Mary Dale: Mary Wyndham
Keeper of the Rest House: Donald Davies
Writer (Moonlight): Edward P. Genn
Writer (Moonlight): W. Huntley Adams
Professor Harold Moon (Social Reform Crank): Donald Davies
Horace Moon (His Son): Sidney Evans
Elizabeth Moon (His Daughter): Muriel Cock
Mrs. Moon (His Wife): Mary Wyndham
Professor Highbrow (The Revealer): Gordon McConnel

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