From page 72 of 'When Two or Three'
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
JOHN CLINTO (tenor)
Directed by Harry Davidson
The Commodore Theatre,
Conductor, E. GODFREY BROWN
MURIEL STARKIE (mezzo-soprano)
Leader, FRANK THOMAS
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
'Counting Close Cannons
It's an amazing thing to go into Thurston's and watch big players making their hundreds with infinitely more facility than we make our ' ten ' breaks, and perhaps it is even more fascinating to watch the marker who, unlike even the best players, never seems to make a mistake.
For two sessions a day, for a good many years now, a slender figure at the far end of the hall has called out the score, his voice a mechanical echo like the click of the balls, a white-gloved hand taking a ball out of a pocket-going on like a machine.
He is a tradition there. He must know the shape of Inman's face as well as Tom Webster does. And this evening Charles Chambers is to speak of sqme of his experiences.
He marked the Stevenson-Tom Carpenter match during a Zeppelin raid. He marked Lindrum's record break of 4,700 odd and Joe Davis 's four-figure break that followed. He marked when Lindrum went two-and-a-half times round the table with close cannons, and when Tom Reece ineffectually sprang his surprise of the pendulum stroke on Inman, and Inman is said to have gone out to the telephone to find out if the stroke was barred.
Billiards at Thurston's and Charles
Chambers are synonymous.
All Nationals except Droittvich
by SEYMOUR WHINYATES
6.45 Welsh Interlude
GRIFFIN JOHN WILLIAMS ,
'Welsh Books of 1934' (From West Regional)
A Topical Supplement to the Week's
JOYCE NEWTON (contralto)
HENRY BRONKHURST (pianoforte)
This is the first broadcast of the revival of a series that was extremely popular in the spring of 1932. In fact, it is to be doubted whether any better medium has ever been found for providing spontaneous and topical conversation over the microphone. Several well-known authors have already promised to contribute material for ' Conversations in the Train ', including A. P. Herbert , whose series ' Mr. Pewter Works It Out' was one of the most popular features in broadcasting in the early part of last year.
WALSH and BARKER
The well-known duettists
The Sportsman Ventriloquist
THE DANCING DAUGHTERS
(Trained by ROSALIND WADE)
THE B.B.C. VARIETY
ORCHESTRA directed by KNEALE KELLEY
Tonight's Music-Hall contains several old favourites, including Lily Morris , whose rousing songs are as popular over the microphone as they have long been on the halls. Teddy Brown , the world's heaviest xylophonist, is making a ' 'come-back' in radio variety. He has not broadcast since April, 1932. Johnson Clark is a ventriloquist whose act is funny enough in itself to make good broadcasting without depending on the sleight-of-hand element. Walsh and Barker are an American act who have spent a year in England playing in cabaret and on the halls. As for the Variety Orchestra and the Dancing Daughters, they are both comparative newcomers who have proved the contribution they can make to the atmosphere of these Music-Hall broadcasts. The composition of the Variety Orchestra is given in the box on page IIII.
THE PRIME MINISTER
The Rt. Hon.
J. Ramsay MacDonald , M.P.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
WINIFRED FISHER (soprano)
with THE B.B.C.