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At The Organ of The Gaumont Palace
Cinema, Chester


Directed by Frank Cantell
James Bolesworth (bass)


Directed By: Frank Cantell
Bass: James Bolesworth

: The Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra

Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Relayed from The Hippodrome Theatre, Coventry


Conductor: Charles Shadwell

: A Recital of Gramophone Records

A Symphony Concert
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Julius Kopsch : Overture, Fidelio (Beethoven)
Walter Gieseking (pianoforte) and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood : Concerto No. I, in E flat (Liszt)
The Halle Orchestra , conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : Symphony No. 4, in A (The Italian) (Mendelssohn)


Conducted By: Julius Kopsch
Pianoforte: Walter Gieseking
Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood
Unknown: Halle Orchestra
Conducted By: Sir Hamilton Harty

: 'The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News
Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Announçements and Regional Bulletin for Farmers

: Phyllis Scott (soprano) and John Rorke (baritone) in a recital of Mountain Ballads and Cowboy Songs

Phyllis Scott at the Piano

It was inevitable for these two popular singers to meet, for Phyllis Scott and her original partner were the first to broadcast this particular type of folk song. John Rorke has been singing old songs since the days when, as a young man, he was the first on the music-hall stage to sing them.

Years ago he used to go round to the publishers for old songs, and they inevitably said: "Can't you sing something new?" He always told them that one day they would be glad he was singing the old ones. With albums of old songs selling freely today, his words have come true; but then, he has largely contributed to their popularity by singing them for years at the microphone. He was actually doing so at Cardiff as long ago as 1924.


Baritone: John Rorke
Soprano/Pianist: Phyllis Scott




Tenor: Percy Manchester

: 'The Magnificent Charlatan'

A Dramatic Chronicle by CECIL LEWIS
Other parti played by : Dennis Hoey , Wallace Evennett , Clare Harris , Philip Wade , Hermione Gin gold, Percy Rhodes , J. Hubert Leslie ,
Patric Curwen , H. St. Barbe West , Bernard Benoliel , Herbert Lugg , Eugene Leahy , Douglas Burbidge , Peter Grisewood and Peter Vokes
Conducted by KNEALE KELLEY
Production by THE AUTHOR


Unknown: Cecil Lewis
Played By: Dennis Hoey
Played By: Wallace Evennett
Played By: Clare Harris
Played By: Philip Wade
Played By: Hermione Gin
Unknown: Percy Rhodes
Unknown: J. Hubert Leslie
Unknown: Patric Curwen
Unknown: H. St. Barbe West
Unknown: Bernard Benoliel
Unknown: Herbert Lugg
Unknown: Eugene Leahy
Unknown: Douglas Burbidge
Unknown: Peter Grisewood
Unknown: Peter Vokes
Music By: Gerrard Williams
Conducted By: Kneale Kelley
Christopher Columbus: Lewis Casson
Queen Isabella of Spain: Haidee Wright
King John of Portugal: Felix Aylmer
Francisco Pinzon: Leslie Perrins
1st Narrator: Carleton Hobbs
2nd Narrator: Bruce Belfrage

: The Second News'

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin


The CASANI CLUB ORCHESTRA, directed by, CHARLES Kunz , relayed from
Casani's Club


Directed By: Charles Kunz

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