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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 60 of 'When Two or Three'

: Week-Ends at Work

'Setting Up Sporting Results'
By a Compositor
'Letting Theatrical Rooms'
By a Landlady

It is simple enough on a Saturday to file out with the crowd from a cricket ground and buy a paper giving cricket results from all over the country; but the getting of those results into the paper is another matter. A fight against time; a hundred things going on at once; the photograph of a catch within an hour after the catch was made. The achievements of compositors are marvellous, as listeners will hear after listening to this talk.

Then they are to hear how quite a different class of person spends the week-end at work - the landlady of 'professional' rooms. The touring company does not leave the town until the Sunday morning, and maybe the next company to come in arrives at mid-day. Sheets have to be changed, rooms turned out; then the landlady has to prepare and cook a meal. Small wonder that she means much in an actor's life.
You will find in her visitors' bbok such farewell words as 'Home from home', and, Ask Ma for her treacle tart. If the address is a bad one, you will find 'Quoth the raven' -
And everyone but the landlady knows what it means.

: Pierre Fol Quintet

(By permission of the Trocadero Restaurant)

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

The Royal Opera Orchestra, Covent
Garden, conducted by John Barbirolli : Ballet russe (Luigini) - I. Czardas ; 2. Mazurka ; 3. Russian March

Contributors

Conducted By: John Barbirolli
Unknown: I. Czardas

: First Test Match ENGLAND v. ALL INDIA

Running Commentary by HOWARD MARSHALL from Lord's

Contributors

Commentary By: Howard Marshall

: THE WHITBY MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Leader, Tom Jenkins
Conductor, FRANK GOMEZ from the Spa, Whitby

Contributors

Leader: Tom Jenkins
Conductor: Frank Gomez

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

The Band of H.M. Grenadier Guards, conducted by Major George Miller : March Selection, Songs of England; March, King Cotton (Sousa)

Contributors

Conducted By: Major George Miller

: First Test Match ENGLAND v. ALL INDIA

Commentary by HOWARD MARSHALL from Lord's

Contributors

Commentary By: Howard Marshall

: First Test Match

ENGLAND v. ALL INDIA
Running Commentary by HOWARD MARSHALL from Lord s

Contributors

Commentary By: Howard Marshall

: A Ballad Concert

LÉONIE ZIFADO (soprano)
ELLIS KEELER (baritone)

Contributors

Baritone: Ellis Keeler

: First Test Match ENGLAND v. ALL INDIA

Commentary by HOWARD MARSHALL from Lord's

Contributors

Commentary By: Howard Marshall

: THE HUNGARIA GYPSY ORCHESTRA

from the Hungaria Restaurant Cimbalom solo played by ELEK RÁCZ

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers

: CLAUDE HULBERT AND BOBBIE COMBER

in 'Big Business'
A sketch by H. E. KAVANAGH
Episode 3 -' Seven days of Boldhead '

Contributors

Unknown: H. E. Kavanagh

: THE BBC DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: EDNA BEST

in 'The Silver Cord' by SIDNEY HOWARD
Adapted for broadcasting by BARBARA BURNHAM
Cast
The action, which passes in twenty-four hours, occurs in the present day at Mrs. Phelps's house, which is situated in one of the more mature residential developments of an eastern American city.
Production by VAL GIELGUD
This play by the American author Sidney Howard had its London theatre production at the St. Martin's in 1927, when Lilian Braithwaite played the part of the mother who would rule the lives of her sons.
Tonight's radio production is singularly well served with fine actresses -Edna Best and Ann Todd primarily of the theatre, and Gladys Young primarily of the air. She has been broadcasting regularly for the last ten years and has been memorably associated with the radio plays of Philip Wade. Her broadcasts in his Oranges and Lemons and Family Tree were outstanding, but perhaps she gave the performance of her life in the dual role of Mrs. Dean in Wuthering Heights.
Edna Best, who has had an amazingly successful stage career, made a specially big hit as Tessa in The Constant Nymph at the New Theatre in 1926. Three years later at the St. Martin's she played Sydney Fairfield in A Bill of Divorcement-the part she took when the play was broadcast.
Ann Todd has never looked back since she appeared in A Damsel in Distress eight years ago. She is one of the prettiest of our younger actresses and listeners will remember her broadcast as Phyllis Bentley in Bulldog Drummond.
' The Silver Cord' will be repeated in the Regional programme at 8.0 on Friday

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney Howard
Broadcasting By: Barbara Burnham
Unknown: Sidney Howard
Unknown: Lilian Braithwaite
Unknown: Edna Best
Unknown: Ann Todd
Unknown: Gladys Young
Unknown: Philip Wade.
Unknown: Ann Todd
Unknown: Phyllis Bentley
Mrs Phelps: Gladys Young
David (her son): Ronald Simpson
Robert (her younger son): Geoffrey Keen
Christina (David's wife): Edna Best
Hester (Robert's fiancee): Ann Todd

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: THE BBC THEATRE ORCHESTRA

Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY
Conducted by B. WALTON 0' DONNELL
FRANK TITTERTON (tenor)

Contributors

Conducted By: B. Walton
Tenor: Frank Titterton








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