From ' When Two or Three,' page 30
At The Organ of The Regal, Kingston-on-Thames
Conducted by Anton
Relayed from The Brixton Astoria
Directed by Frank Cantell
Round the Countryside-I
Mr. Eric PARKER : 'September Moths and Butterflies'
Sir WALFORD DAVIES : 2.30, Introductory Course, On Neighbours and Relations; 3.0, Advanced
MR. VERNON BARTLETT : ' Whither Germany?'
The first talk in a new series for schools which will cover a current topic of news each week. Mr. Vernon Bartlett , who, with Commander King-Hall, will bo a regular speaker in this series. has just returned from the last of many visits to Germany. He will explain the meaning of recent political events in that country, and give a valuable first-hand impression of the spirit and temper behind those events.
LEONIE ZIFADO (Soprano)
THE ELSIE OWEN STRING QUARTET:
Elsie Owen (Violin); Jean Le Fèvre (Violin): Dorothy Lee (Viola) ; Hildegard Arnold
'The Country Holiday,' No. IX
' In the Rain,' by ARTHUR DAVENPORT
Time Signal, Greenmch
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
CHOPIN'S WALTZES AND PRELUDES
Played by CYRIL SMITH
Waltz in E flat, Op. 18
Waltz in B minor, Op. 69 Waltz in D flat, Op. 70 Waltz in E, Op. posth.
Waltz in E minor, Op. posth.
CHICK ENDOR, CHARLIE FARRELL ,
EDDIE POLA, with PHYLLIS ROBBINS in a new type of non-stop entertainment
IAN STEWART at the Pianoforte
In tho welter of home-bred talent that makes up the vast majority of the autumn entertainment programmes, the rapid transatlantic wit of Eddie Pola has a distinctive appeal. Pola will be remembered as the author-announcer of the recent burlesque American broadcast, America Calling. Here he is again, presenting, with the well-known vaudeville team Chick
Endor and Charlie Farrell , thirty-five minutes of crazy gags, patter and songs, inset with the sweet jazz-singing of Phyllis Robbins and the piano playing of Ian Stewart.
Relayed from Sadler's Wells
Cast in order of appearance:
Conductor, ALBERT COATES
Producer, JOHN B. GORDON
(An article on Sadler's Wells Theatre appears on page 590)
Puccini's Bohemians, taken from Miirger's novel of Paris life, were Colline, the great philosopher ; Marcel, the great painter; Rudolph, the great poet, and Schaunard, the great musician-inseparable comrades. At their favourite haunt, the Cafe Momus, they were known as ' the four Musketeers.'
The scene of Act I is the garret which they share. It is Christmas Eve and bitterly cold: there is no fuel for their stove. Marcel offers to burn his picture, ' The Crossing of the Red Sea,' but Colline and Rudolph object that the smell would be too unpleasant, and Rudolph nobly sacrifices the manuscript of a tragedy, burning it act by act. As its feeble warmth vanishes, errand boys come in with food, drink and fuel, followed by Schaunard, who is in funds: he has found a generous patron. They proceed to toast each other in the unlooked-for wine, when their landlord, Benoit, appears to demand his overdue rent. They make him drink with them and chaff him, turning him out half tipsy, and then Schaunard insists that the occasion demands a festive meal at the cafe. Rudolph has an article he must write, and stays behind, promising, as the others go out, to follow soon. It is then that Mimi enters, a pate and fragile girl, who introduces herself as a neighbour, asking for a light for her candle. Rudolph and she are at once attracted to one another. ' Your tiny hand is frozen,' he sings, and ' They call me Mimi,' she tells him-two of the best-known pieces of melody in the opera. The voices of the others are heard without, calling Rudolph to join them, and, with Mimi's arm in his, they go out together, confessing their love for one another.
Musetta in Act II only:
Alcindro in Act II only:
Relayed from Sadler's Wells
The scene of Act II is a square, to one side of which is the Cafe Momus. The square is thronged with a gay crowd of Christmas shoppers, street vendors, and people passing to and fro. The scene is very animated. Amid the throng we see Rudolph buying Mimi a new bonnet, while the other three Bohemians mingle with the crowd. Eventually, they all seat themselves at a table outside the cafe and order supper for five.
Before they have begun it, Musetta comes through the crowd, followed by her elderly gaHant, Alcindoro. She and Marcel are old sweethearts, but she had left him for one of her flights to the world of wealth and luxury ; now she wants to return. Comparing her life to a song, in which each affair of the heart is but a verse, she calls Marcel its refrain. To tell him of her feelings, without letting Alcindoro into the secret she sings a message which she knows he will interpret aright: that is the popular song in waltz measure ' As through the streets.' Ridding herself, by pretext, of Alcindoro, she joins the Bohemians, adding to theirs the supper he had ordered. But when the bill arrives, Schaunard cannot find his purse, and there is no money to pay the waiter ; Musetta tells him that Alcindoro will pay when he returns, and the party make off, aided in their flight by the passing of 6 military patrol.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
LEW STONE and THE MONSEIGNEUR BAND, relayed from Monseigneur
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)