From page 51 of ' When Two or Three'
At the Organ of The Paramount Theatre, Leeds
Emmy Bettendorf (soprano) and Herbert Ernst Groh (tenor) with Orchestra : Come, sing the song of love (The Force of Destiny) (Verdi); Garden Scene (Faust) (Gounod) ; 0 holdes Bild (0 lovely picture) (Barber of Bagdad) (Cornelius); Wer uns getraut ? (Who tied the knot ? ) (The Gypsy Baron) (Johann Strauss )
Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
Directed by SYDNEY JONES
The Argyle Theatre, Birkenhead
March, Stars and Stripes for Ever
Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Order of Service
Psalms 59, 60, and 61 Lesson, Isaiah xxx, 8-21, 23-26 Magnificat (Bullock in D)
Lesson, St. Mark viii, 27; ix, 1 Nunc Dimittis (Bullock in D) Anthem, Hosanna (Weelkes)
Hymn, When I survey the wondrous
Cross (S.P., 133)
The Berlin Grand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hans Knapperts busch : Symphony in G (The Military) (Haydn)—I. Adagio , Allegro ; 2. Allegretto ; 3. Menuetto ; 4. Finale : Presto
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Wilhelm Furtwangler : Ballet Music, No. 2, in G, and Entr'acte No. 2, in B flat (Rosamunde) (Schubert)
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham : Paris (Delius)
by ALAN STEPHENSON
Relayed from Coventry Cathedral
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Bach Celebration under the direction of C. SANFORD TERRY , Litt.D., Mus.D., LL.D. (Hon. Fellow of Clare College,
Harpsichord Music played by BORIS ORD
The Fifteen Inventions and Sinfonias
Invention No. 6, in E; No. 7, in E minor; No. 8, in F; No. 9, in F minor; No. 10, in G
Sinfonia No. 6, in E; No. 7, in E minor; No. 8, in F; No. 9, in F minor; No. 10, in G
' The Plan '
Brigadier H. St. J. L. WINTERBOTHAM , C.M.G., D.S.O. (Director-General of Ordnance Survey, 1930-35)
Last week General Winterbotham dedicated his opening talk to the holiday spirit, and that is the keynote of his very interesting broadcasts on Ordnance Maps. The ordinary topographical map, he explained, is as important a part of a holiday as a knapsack, bicycle, or car. It takes 238 of these ' old friends '-the one-inch Ordnance Map-to cover England. With the one or two that are necessary for the ground you intend to cover, you may plot your holiday long before you set out, and revise it each evening in the wayside inn. The scale of one inch to the mile is big enough to show everything of importance to holiday-makers.
But this evening he is to discuss larger maps or plans, which are made to the scales of six inches to the mile, and twenty-five inches to the mile. England was first surveyed on the twenty-five inch scale between 1863 and 1892, and since then has been periodically revised. All ground below a certain agricultural value was planned on the six-inch scale.
A twenty-five inch plan costs 7s. 6d., and is cheap at the price. It takes in one and a half square miles, or 960 acres. The areas of fields are given, the positions of trees in parks, high and low water marks, even fences and pigstys.
To a surveyor, every field is a parcel, and every parcel is numbered in each parish. General Winterbotham talks of these plans as an artist might talk of a picture. He regrets, with all surveyors, that at the present time they are so out of date (through urgent national economy, for they are peculiarly England's. But the inconvenience to the public has been recognised, and he hopes that by the grant of more men to the Survey department this unique national record may be brought up to date.
A Broadcasting Version of the Farcical Musical Play
Founded on the Book by A. A. Thompson and Robert Courtneidge
Lyrics by Paul A. Rubens and Arthur Wimperis
Music by Paul A. Rubens and Frank E. Tours
Adaptation by the Producer and Daphne Limmer
Characters in the order of their appearance : of H.M.S. ' Merryman'
THE WIRELESS CHORUS and THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA, conductor,
ACT I. Lady Brudenell's Model
Dairy at Hindstead
ACT 2. Gymnasium at Miss Pyechase's Academy
Produced by GORDON MCCONNEL
In order to simplify matters for listeners, five leading characters have been eliminated from the plot as it was in the stage version, which depended almost entirely upon visual action. So did Dan Rolyat 's comedy. Joe Mivens 's incredible leap from the gymnasium gallery, the knockabout business with the punching ball, the grotesque appearance of two Naval officers disguised as schoolgirls-none of these essential ingredients in the stage mixture can be broadcast.
On the other hand, the charming music by Paul Rubens and Frank Tours is in itself good entertainment, and the actual dialogue only occupies half an hour. In that space of time the entire story, in which there are no fewer than four distinct love affairs, will be told by the actors themselves.
Vera Lennox , who is to play Peggy, the part created by Carrie Moore , has come straight from a record pantomime run in Leeds to be the manageress of Lady Brudenell's Model Dairy. Wynne Ajello , who played Sombra in the radio version of The Arcadians, will again be singing coloratura songs originally written for Florence Smithson. Horace Percival , the ' Chocolate Soldier ', takes Walter Passmore 's part; Miriam Ferris plays Eliza, the part created by Gracie Leigh. Dora Gregory runs the Pyechase Academy ; and Rex London as Joe Mivens is the mainspring of this farcical plot. An article, on The Dairymaids, by M. Willson Disher , appears on page 7.
' The Dairymaids' was broadcast in the Regional programme last night
Winifred Brudenell (Lady Brudenell's daughter).:
Peggy Waterston (Lady Brudenell's ward):
Lt Frank Meredith:
Lt Sam Brudenell:
Miss Penelope Pyechase (of Pyechase's Academy).:
In this-the fourth broadcast in this popular series-the group idea has been dropped, and it is hoped to give more representation to individual turns. ' All orchestrations by Eric Siday ' is becoming a familiar phrase, and he alone is still responsible for them, whilst Austen Croom-Johnson looks after the presentation.
Today they are to introduce a young
English lyric writer and composer in Julian Jones , who has never featured in any show on the air. Listeners are to hear his new song, ' Trying to emulate the Leech '.
'Listenable' dance music, favourite singers-including the ever popular Elisabeth Welch , who is now rehearsing for Ivor Novello 's new show, Glamorous Nights, at Drury Lane.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Conducted by The Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
A New Radio Play by Lord DUNSANY
Produced by LANCE SIEVEKING
Scene I : To Mr. Perdins she came too late
Scene 2 : James Smith never saw her at all
Scene 3 : But to Harry de Reves ...!!!
Characters in order of speaking
Scene 2 and all the Family and all the people in the Auction Room
This play will be repeated in the Regional programme tomorrow night
Dunsany being Dunsany, he prefers to catch the Goddess with the Golden Trumpet in a playfully ironical mood. For, strictly speaking, his play shows her in but one mood. His ' Three Moods ' are three whimsical variations on a single theme. Fame visits three poets who have spent their lives in dreaming of her and longing for her. And she comes to stay. But to none does she appear as he had expected her. Her coming is tragic to one, wryly humorous to another, disconcerting to all three.
Lord Dunsany's vein of fantasy is as individual as ever in this bitter-sweet trifle. He has used this theme before, but here he develops it on fresh lines. The 'Moods', musical like all Dunsany's prose, are suggestive of a large-scale piece of music-three movements, each complete and self-contained, together forming a whole greater (in defiance of Euclid) than its constituent parts.
Harry De Reves:
MAURICE WINNICK AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Relayed from San Marco