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: THE NORTHERN STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Directed by JOHN BRIDGE
(North Regional Programme)

Contributors

Directed By: John Bridge

: REGINALD FOORT

At THE ORGAN of THE REGAL,
MARBLE ARCH

: ' The First News'

WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GEN
ERAL NEws BULLETIN; London Stock Exchange Report, Football Results and Bulletin for Farmers

: THE CARLTON MASON SEXTET

NINO MAUDINI (Tenor)

Contributors

Tenor: Nino Maudini

: An Organ Recital

By MAURICE VINDEN
Relayed from
ST. MARK'S, NORTH AUDLEY STREET

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice Vinden

: 'Friday Morning'

A Play for the Microphone by JULIAN CRANE
Time-The Present
Scene-For the most part in an Air Liner between
London and Paris
Characters :
Basil, a young man Shirley, a young girl
Mr. Andrew McLaurin , a commercial traveller Miss Hannah K. Seward , an American Miss Janet Seward , her aunt
Sir Edward Harwood , a baronet Mr. Henry Chapman and Mrs. Henry Chapman } of The Briars, \\ okmg also
A Scotsman, a Page Boy, a Steward, a Stenographer, a Neighbour, an Announcer, an Editor, two English Tourists
The Cast includes :
HARMAN GRISEWOOD, GWEN DOLEN EVANS , FRANK SNELL , MOLLY JOHNSON , HERMIONE GINGOLD , ELIOT MAKEHAM. DORA GREGORY, Louis GOOD-RICH, J. HUBERT LESLIE , ALBAN BLAKELOCK, MARGARET BLACKWOOD , DOROTHY HOLMES -
GORE, Eric ANDERSON , FRANKLYN BELLAMY
Produced by VAL GIELGUD

Contributors

Unknown: Julian Crane
Unknown: Mr. Andrew McLaurin
Unknown: Miss Hannah K. Seward
Unknown: Miss Janet Seward
Unknown: Sir Edward Harwood
Unknown: Mr. Henry Chapman
Unknown: Mrs. Henry Chapman
Unknown: Gwen Dolen Evans
Unknown: Frank Snell
Unknown: Molly Johnson
Unknown: Hermione Gingold
Unknown: J. Hubert Leslie
Unknown: Margaret Blackwood
Unknown: Dorothy Holmes
Unknown: Eric Anderson
Unknown: Franklyn Bellamy
Produced By: Val Gielgud

: The Wireless Military Band

Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
DAVID WISE (Violin)
GERRARD WILLIAMS , the composer of the Operetta, The Tale of a Shoe, with a book by Rodney Bennett , is already counted by listeners as one of their good friends, not only from his many skilful arrangements for Military Band, but by music of his own which is broadcast from time to time. The characters of the Operetta are all Nursery Rhyme figures, and at the beginning we find Mother Hubbard with Polly Flinders as her maid-ofaU-work and Simple Simon as the boots. Mother Hubbard-we know how poor she was-has taken the Old Woman's Shoe and turned it into a boarding-school to which there come Georgie Porgie , Mary-Mary, and many other young folk of nursery legend. The Pieman, Simon's old friend, has clearly a curious interest in Polly. The Duchess of Banbury Cross, house-keeper to Old King Cole (whose daughter disappeared some time ago), brings a cat to board in the Shoe. The Cat is pushed into a well by Jackie Green and emerges as the Prince of Hearts, put under a spell by the Duchess (really a witch), one which can be broken only by immersion in water. It then transpires that the Pieman is King Cole in disguise, searching for his daughter, who is Polly Flinders (carried off by Gypsies). The Prince (late Cat) and she had formerly been affianced, so we have the ' lived-happily-ever-after ' ending demanded by nursery stories.
In the Suite, the short Prelude, or Overture, is made to lead into a Country Dance, performed in the play by the scholars ; the Gavotte is sung and danced by Polly when it is discovered that she is the Princess ; she promises to invite the scholars to Court, where they shall dance a ' prim gavotte like this ' ; the Cracker Dance occurs at a Christmas party (with the Pieman as Father Christmas), and ends with all the scholars pulling their crackers ' by numbers.' The whole operetta has been broadcast.

Contributors

Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell
Conductor: David Wise
Unknown: Gerrard Williams
Book By: Rodney Bennett
Unknown: Mother Hubbard
Unknown: Polly Flinders
Unknown: Simple Simon
Unknown: Mother Hubbard-We
Unknown: Georgie Porgie
Unknown: Jackie Green

: ' The Second News '

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL News
BULLETIN

: DANCE MUSIC

AMBROSE and his ORCHESTRA, from THE MAY
FAIR HOTEL








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