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: A Popular Concert

Relayed from the National Museum of Wales.

National Orchestra of Wales

(to 12.45)


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales

: The Children's Hour

The Armadillo at the Zoo, by Gladys Davidson.

Henry Heather-kin's Web, by Olwen Bowen.

Songs: 'The Elephant', and 'The Mare' (Rowley), 'A Stem Story' (Cowett)


Author (The Armadillo at the Zoo): Gladys Davidson
Author (Henry Heather-kin's Web): Olwen Bowen

: Eastern Cameos - Tea for Two with a Chinese General

Esylt Newbery


Speaker: Esylt Newbery

: Glamorgan County Cricket; West of England Sport

Glamorgan County Cricket
Mr. Norman Riches

West of England Sport

Mr. Leigh Woods


Speaker (Glamorgan County Cricket): Norman Riches
Speaker (West of England Sport): Leigh Woods

: A Popular Concert

Relayed from the Assembly Room, City Hall
Relayed to Daventry Experimental
The National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

Through the midday crowd in the square of Seville glides a dark, fascinating gipsy girl. It is Carmen. She sings of love, and, using all her powers of attraction, dances to the slow, swaying rhythm of the Spanish Habanera.


Musicians: The National Orchestra of Wales
Orchestra conducted by: Warwick Braithwaite

: S.B. from London

(9.30 Local Announcements; Sports Bulletin)

: The Manx Mascots Concert Party

Relayed from the Llandaff Fields, Pavilion.
A Quintet, 'Killarney', by Claude Derwent and the Four Ecila Girls
Jack B. Royce, Coon Impressionist, and 'Little Octoroon'
'Poor Coon', by Jack and the Four Ecila Girls
A Dramatic Affair, by Norman Langford and Dorothy Ford
Pauline Lawrence, Entertainer at the Piano
Norman Langford and Claude Derwent argue and sing
Ivor Nelson (Baritone) will sing 'A Warwickshire Wooing'
A Wedding Cameo by the Company
The Famous Manx Mascots wish you all Good-night


Performer: Claude Derwent
Performers: The Four Ecila Girls
Impressionist: Jack B. Royce
Performer: Norman Langford
Performer: Dorothy Ford
Entertainer/pianist: Pauline Lawrence
Baritone: Ivor Nelson

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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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