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: Houses, B.C. - Sumerian Dwellings

Mrs. D. Portway Dobson


Speaker: D. Portway Dobson

: The Dansant

from the Carlton Restaurant.

: A Song of the Sea

The Station Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Warwick Braithwaite

: A Song of the Sea: The Howling Silence

An Original Radio Play in One Act by Mannin Crane.
Played by the Station Radio Players

The small navigating bridge of a tramp steamer which is barely making headway against a howling hurricane in the North Pacific Ocean. Pitch black night. The Captain is anxiously waiting the completion of the crew's work on the foredeck below. It is very cold. Enormous seas are rolling up, some of which crash across the almost helpless vessel.
A tiny reflection of light from the compass binnacle shows up on the glistening oilskins of the Quartermaster at the wheel in the centre of the bridge.
It is half past ten on the night of November 1, which corresponds to 10.50 a.m. in London the same day.
The Captain, who has not left the bridge for three days, speaks first.

10.28 Orchestra


Writer: Mannin Crane
Captain Scott: Murray Carrington
First Mate, Mr. Barker: Tom Jones
Second Mate, Mr. Cummings: Daniel Roberts
Helmsman, The Quartermaster: T. Hannam Clark
Several of the Crew: [Members of] The Station Radio Players

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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