From page 48 of ' When Two or Three '
G. H. HALL , M.P.
Directed by Sydney Phasey
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
Directed by John Bridge
Ernest Armitage (tenor)
Relayed from WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Isabella Vass (soprano)
Ceredig Jones (bass)
Directed by Guy Daines
(Scottish Regional Programme)
SYDNEY KYTE and his BAND, relayed from The Piccadilly Hotel
The Children's Hour
' The Island in the Mist'
No. 2-' The Red Sea Lagoon'
A Play written for the Children's
Hour by FRANKLYN KELSEY
HERE is the second ' Island in the Misi ' play by Franklyn Kelsey ; you will
remember being thrilled by the first play three weeks ago. Today our intrepid father and his two sons set out for that elusive island in a ship the father should never have bought, for it is half-manned by the villain who stole the plans.
They set sail, and when they come to the lagoon in the Red Sea, safely navigate the vessel through the narrow channel. Is this the island of their dreams ?
Before they can find out, they encounter a native dhow (boat), and, after a terrific fight against overwhelming odds, they are captured by the Emir. Taken to his palace, they discover to their horror that they are to be sold as slaves. How are they to escape ?
So, breathlessly, from play to play, the story goes on.
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
SONATE DA CAMERA
Played by SPENCER DYKE (violin) TATE GILDER (violin)
JOHN TICEHURST (harpsichord)
MARIA DE LAGUNA, M.A. (London)
(Examiner to the University of London)
Dramatic Interlude No. i
'The Dorsetshire Labourers'
A hundred years ago, when the worker, acting on his own, might as well have asked for the moon as for a rise of wages, it was discovered that acting together had a very different result. Trade Unions were formed throughout the country.
In the southern counties the weekly wage of the agricultural labourer was 10s. It was computed by those who didn't have to do it that such a man could support a family of six persons on 8s. 7}d. In Dorset, however, the standard wage was 7s.
Six farm labourers from the village of Tolpuddle, suffering hunger, cold, weariness, humiliation, and despair, after failing to get anything by asking for it, did what hundreds were doing-formed a Trade Union.
Panic seems to have seized the ruling class. It was discovered that though Trade Unionism was not against the law, an old mutiny act made the taking of secret oaths illegal.
The six simple, honest, religious men were arrested, and committed for trial. In a written statement from the dock, after the judge had summed up against them, George Loveless declared: 'We were uniting to preserve ourselves, our wives, and our children from utter degradation and starvation. We have injured no man's reputation, character, person, or property'. All six were found guilty and transported with convicts to Botany Bay.
The public outcry in England obtained their pardon, but it did not come through for two years - two years of chain-gangs and the lash. As the authors of 'The Tolpuddle Martyrs' write: 'The workers of today have stepped into a heritage battled and won for them by the valiant souls of yesterday'. These six are commemorated in Tolpuddle Church.
G.D.H. Cole tells the full story of the Dorsetshire Labourers in an article on page 89, and R.S. Lambert discusses this 'dramatic interlude' in this week's 'Background to the Broadcast' on page 85.
G. D. H.
Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
LEONARD GOWINGS (tenor)
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
MAGGIE TEYTE (soprano)
TIBOR de MACHULA (violoncello)
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
HOWARD JACOBS and his BAND
Relayed from The Cafe Anglais
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)
National transmitters close down : Daventry at 12.0 ; all others at 10.45.