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: Broadcast to Schools

London Programme relayed from Daventry

: The Station Trio

Frank Thomas (Violin); Frank Whitnall (Violoncello); Evelyn Amey (Pianoforte)


Violinist: Frank Thomas
Cellist: Frank Whitnall
Pianist: Evelyn Amey

: The Dansant

relayed from the Carlton Restaurant.

: Thrift

Miss Elspeth Scott


Speaker: Elspeth Scott

: The Photography of 'Colour'

Mr. T.J. Lewis


Speaker: T.J. Lewis

: The Station Trio


Musicians: The Station Trio

: Today and Tomorrow

Including a review of the last fortnight's work at the Station.
The Station Director


Speaker: The Station Director [name uncredited]

: 'Mid Northern Mists

Relayed to London
(With Orchestral accompaniment)
Tone Poem, 'En Saga' ('A Legend')...Sibelius

Sibelius's music expresses the ruggedness of his native Finland and its people, as all who listen to his Finlandia (to be given later this evening) may gather.
He has received high honour in his own country, for a year or so ago. on his sixtieth birthday, the President of Finland personally bestowed on him a high decoration, and Parliament doubled the pension of 50.000 marks a year, which he has received for the last eleven years. A national subscription of 270,000 marks was also raised in his honour.
In En Saga we are to imagine we are listening to an old tale told by a bard-a tale of heroic doings and strange perils, of pathos, love, and mystery, of tragedy and triumph.

Watcyn Watcyns (Baritone)
Song Cycle of Four Songs
'Lords of the Sea' ............ Wm. Wallace

Norwegian Dance ..... Grieg

John Adams
'Songs of the Norseland' ..... H. Lohr
You loved the time of Violets; Youth has a Happy Tread; My Ships that went a-sailing.
(With Orchestral accompaniment)

The Lyrian Singers
'Landerkennung' ....................... Grieg
(With Orchestral accompaniment)

The Orchestra
'Norwegian Rustic March' ..... Grieg


Baritone: Watcyn Watcyns
Tenor: John Adams
Singers: The Lyrian Singers

: S.B. from London

(9.15 Local News)

: The Locked Chest

A Play in One Act (from a Tale in the Laxdaelasaga), by John Masefield.
Played by the Station Radio Players

This ancient Icelandic legend tells how Thorolf, pursued by Ingiald, whose brother he has slain in fair fight, seeks refuge at the house of Thord. In spite of Thord's treachery, Vigdis makes such good use of her woman's wit and a 'Locked Chest' that the adventure terminates in a surprising and unexpected fashion.
The action of the play takes place in a simply-furnished room in Thord's house. 'The Locked Chest' is large, and used as a bench. Vigdis is heard singing as she embroiders a cloth.


Writer: John Masefield
Thord Goddi (a Farmer): Donald Davies
Thorolf (Cousin of Vigdis): Ivor Maddox
Ingiald (a Lord): Sydney Evans
Vigdis Goddi (Wife of Thord) Soldiers (adherents of Ingiald): Kate Sawle

: Watcyn Watcyns


Baritone: Watcyn Watcyns

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