Miss MARJORIE Graves , M.P.
From THE REGAL, MARBLE ARCH
by C. H. TREVOR
Relayed from THE QUEEN'S HALL
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
Mr. C. E. HUDSON : 'Successional Cropping '
Mr. C. E.
VINCENT ALFORD : ‘ London Streets ' rpHE arteries of the great city offer an exciting pattern of moving colour. Life flows along them in apparent confusion, but an unseen organization is controlling the stream, giving it purpose and direction. Coaches, newsboys, policemen, traffic signs—these and countless otjier units are doing something or going somewhere, and in this talk the functions of them all are vividly described.
MARY HAMLIN (Soprano)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
Concert introduced by Sir H. WALFORD DAVIES
Sir H. Walford
THE STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Directed by Guy DAINES
Xylophone and Vibraphone
Solos by RUDY STARITA
Moro Nonsense Verse by HUGH WRIGHT
of the Week's News by STEPHEN KING-HALL
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
Schumann's Songs sung by ANNE THURSFIELD (Soprano)
Frühlingsbotschaft (Spring's Message) j Der Abendstern (The Evening Star) 1 Schmetterling (The Butterfly) I Marienwiirmchen (The Ladybird) 1 Kinderwacht (Guardian Angel) Sandmann (The Sand Man)
Die Kartenlegerin (The Fortune-Teller)
Der Knabe mit dem Wunderhorn (The Boy with the Magic Horn)
Mr. W. BRETT : ‘June Roses '
Sir J. ARTHUR THOMSON , LL.D.: ' Claude Bernard (1813-1878) : One of the Founders of Modern
CLAUDE BERNARD offers the amusing spectacle of a dramatist deflected to a career of scientific research by a dramatic critic. After an apprenticeship in a druggist's shop, Bernard arrived in Paris, twenty-one years old, with a vaudeville comedy, a five-act prose drama and an introduction to Saint-Marc Girardin. The critic persuaded him that man was a more profitable study in the laboratory than on the stage, so Bernard applied himself to medicine at the groat Paris hospital—Hôtel-Dieu, and eventually became the first Professor of Physiology at the Sorbonne. Bernard was a pioneer in the study of the effect of gland fluids on the digestion, and of the secretion of bile in the liver ; and an authority on the actions of poisons. Humanity and the stage owe few major benefits to dramatic critics, but the case of Claude Bernard provides an honourable exception.
Sir J. Arthur
or 'Cashiered for His Country'
An Unlikely Tale of the Crimean War
Set to music by WALTER LEIGH
The Book by V. C. CLINTON-BADDELEY and SCOBIE MACKENZIE
The Lyrics by V. C. CLINTON-BADDELEY
Characters in the order of their appearance :
Act I. The General's house in London
Act II. The garden of the General's country house
THE WIRELESS CHORUS and the B.B.C. THEATRE
Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE
Produced by GORDON MCCONNEL
Miss de Lacy:
General Sir Joshua Blazes:
The Prime Minister:
van Der Gucht
Captain Rudolph de Vavasour:
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
Mr. GERALD BARRY
by ELSA KAREN (Pianoforte)
Danseuses de Delphes (Dancers of Delphi)
Voiles (Veils)La Fille aux cheveux de hn (The from
Girl with the flaxen Hair)
Co qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest
(What the West Wind saw) Prelude —Book I
Relayed from THE ROYAL OPERA
HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN
Scene I. A wooded place on the Rhine.
Scene II. Gunther's Hall
Woglinde, THEA PHILIPS; Wellgunde, BETTY THOMPSON ; Flosshilde, GLADYS PALMER (Rhine Maidens)
Conductor, Sir THOMAS BEECHAM
IN this act the intricate storv of The Ring is brought to a close.
The ring, made from the gold wrested from the Rhine maidens in The Rhinegold, is now, through a series of adventures, borne on Siegfried's finger, and the curse laid on it by Alberich is about to reach its final fulfilment. Deluded Siegfried, wrought upon by Hagen, the son of Alberich. has betrayed Brünnhilde by marrying her to Gunther, and has himself married Gutrune, little knowing that his own death is to be the next step in Alberich's sinister plan to recover the ring. The first scene is a wild spot by the Rhine, and Siegfried separated from a hunting party encounters the Rhine maidens who warn him of his approaching death. The hunters now enter and all rest, drink and converse, until Hagen treacherously spears Siegfried from behind. In his dying moments, Siegfried remembers his love for Brünnhilde. Siegfried's Funeral March leads into the last scene, the Hall of the Gibichungs. Here, Hagen in his struggle to get the magic ring from Siegfried's finger kills Gunther.
Briinnhilde appears, Siegfried's funeral pyre is prepared and as it burns she leaps upon it, determined thus to be reunited to Siegfried. The Rhine rises, bringing with it the Rhine maidens who recover the ring, while Hagen plunges in after them only to meet his death. In the distance Valhalla is seen in flames in final fulfilment of the curse.
THE SAVOY HOTEL ORPHEANS, from the SAVOY