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: An Afternoon Concert

The Station Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

Solo Violins: Leonard Busfield and Frank Thomas. Solo 'Cello: Ronald Harding


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Warwick Braithwaite
Violinist: Leonard Busfield
Violinist: Frank Thomas
Cellist: Ronald Harding

: Letters from a Thames Backwater

Elspeth Scott


Speaker: Elspeth Scott

: The Dansant

from the Carlton Restaurant.

: The Children's Hour

The Station Orchestra


Musicians: The Station Orchestra

: Our Weekly Sports Review

Capt. A. S. Burge and Leigh Woods


Speaker: Capt. A.S. Burge
Speaker: Leigh Woods

: S.B. from London

(9.30 Local Announcements)

: The King's Highway

A Programme for the increasing number of listeners who camp out with portable sets. Listeners find themselves given the freedom of the road, and the play by Ben R. Gibbs - brings all the excitement of highway robbery to an age in which such occurrences are becoming almost legendary

The Station Orchestra
conducted by Warwick Braithwaite


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Warwick Braithwaite

: The King's Highway: Proved

A Play in One Scene by Ben R. Gibbs.

When old Rhys ap Richard has the ancient Grandfather's clock taken from his house to be sold, we learn that the activities of a Highwayman are responsible for this sudden uprooting of a family heirloom.
His daughter Gwynneth is less concerned with heirlooms than with her father's prejudice against her lover, and the said lover independently comes to the conclusion that he must cut a more manly figure in the old man's eyes.
Scene: Rhys ap Richard's old Welsh house.
The time of the action is evening in the winter of the year 1802.
After an evening in the open by the roadside fire there comes drowsiness. The highwayman peril is over, and we have met the pair who have been to Gretna Green. The beat of the horses' feet dies in the distance, the fire smoulders and we settle down for the night, to the rhythm of Galloping Home.

10.19 Orchestra
(to 23.00)


Writer: Ben R. Gibbs
Rhys ap Richard: Jacque Thomas
Gwynneth Richard, his daughter: Vera Meazey
Mervyn Rhydderch: Sidney Evans

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