Miss M. SIDGWICK : ' The Governess who became Famous '
By H. A. BATE
Relayed from ALL SAINTS', MARGARET STREET
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
2.30 . Rural Science
Mr. C. E. HUDSON : ' The School Garden—VI,
Manures and Manuring '
Mr. C. E.
Mr. FRANK VICARY ' Down a South Wales
THE SYBIL EATON QUARTET:
SYBIL EATON (1st Violin) ; PIERRE TAS (2nd Violin) ; RAYMOND JEREMY (Viola);
ALLEN FORD (Violoncello)
CHRISTINE MCCLURE (Mezzo)
From THE DORCHESTER HOTEL
An Old-fashioned Fairy Story, told by HARCOURT WILLIAMS
The Overture to 'The Marriage of Figaro ' (Mozart), and Selections from ' La Boutique Fantasque ' (Rossini-Rcspighi), played by GENIAL
At approximately 5.35 p.m., a Summary of tho Week's News, ' Hero and There,' by STEPHEN KiNa-HALL
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
arranged by Lady TREE , O.B.E. and Mr. GEORGE GROSSMITH
Mr. FRANK BIRRELL
Professor JOHN MACMURRAY (Grote Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic, University of London): The Demands of the Industrial
Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
PHYLLIS SCOTT and JOHN RORKE in Duets
(with PHYLLIS SCOTT at the Pianoforte)
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
Mr. VERNON BARTLETT
Libretto by A. P. HERBERT
Music by THOMAS F. DUNHILL
THE WIRELESS CHORUS
THE B.B.C. LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Conducted by THOMAS F. DUNHILL
A. P. HERBERT 'S book for this light opera is so rich all through, in its situations and its lines, in the whimsical humour of which he is master, that to cut it down to a few lines of blunt prose is sheer sacrilege. Many of our listeners, however, must have enjoyed it in its stage production this year, and for them the broadcast of this concert version is bound to revive joyous memories. The tale introduces us to two very different worlds-Chelsea, with its atmosphere of modern art, and the fox-hunting Earl with his family and friends, making it clear what poles apart these are in their traditions and ideals. In the first act, the studio of the popular tenor, Hugh Heather , we see the aristocratic Lady Ann, the earl's daughter, losing her heart to Hugh, though she is engaged to Lord Bareback, Master of Hounds. Her brother Charles, at the same time, is attracted by Jenny Jay , a young painter of the most advanced school. The occasion is a birthday party, and its bohemian gaiety is joyously set forth in the music, as in the book.
Act II is at Tantivy Towers on the evening of the Hunt Ball, beginning with a dinner. As the guests go to prepare for the ball, there is a whole series of complications : Hugh and Jenny are both there, with their noble admirers as infatuated as ever, and it looks as though two mesalliances were inevitable. Act III, however-a forest glade with a shooting party at lunch, and the hunt passing close at hand-leaves us in no doubt that town and county are incompatible. Hugh, in compassion for tho fox, shoots it just as hounds are about to overtake it, and the outrage is unforgivable. Jenny leads him away, and the county people sing cheerily at their departure.
An author's note, at the end, tells us that
Ann marries Bareback, and they settle down to the quiet life of the country. Hugh joins the Savage Club.
Hugh Heather (a singer):
Jenny Jay (a would-be painter):
The Earl of Tantivy:
The Countess of Tantivy:
Lady Ann Gallop (their daughter):
Charles Viscount Harkaway (their son):
Captain Lord Bareback, M F H:
THE SAVOY ORPHEANS from the SAVOY HOTEL