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: A Ballad Concert

Grace Elson (soprano)
William Towers (baritone)
Edith Hempseed (pianoforte)
Charles Warren (violin)

Contributors

Soprano: Grace Elson
Pianoforte: Edith Hempseed
Violin: Charles Warren

: HAYDN HEARD and his BAND

Relayed from
The West End Cinema, Birmingham

: ARTHUR SALISBURY

and his ORCHESTRA
Relayed from The Savoy Hotel

: ' The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: A Recital for Two Pianofortes

by MARY and GERALDINE PEPPIN

Contributors

Unknown: Geraldine Peppin

: Chamber Music

THE CHAMBER MUSIC PLAYERS
STRING QUARTET:
Arthur Catterall (violin);
Laurance Turner (violin) ; Bernard Shore (viola);
Cedric Sharpe (violoncello)
MEGAN FOSTER (soprano)

Contributors

Violin: Arthur Catterall
Violin: Laurance Turner
Violin: Bernard Shore
Viola: Cedric Sharpe

: MR. TOD SLAUGHTER

and His Famous Company of Barnstormers in the Classic Melodrama
' Sweeney Todd '
THIS OLD-TIME melodrama was presented by Tod Slaughter at the Elephant and Castle Theatre in 1928, and revived by him at the Kingsway for the Christmas season of 1932. Many of the cast of those productions will be included in tonight's broadcast.
It is the fashion nowadays to play these old dramas for their comedy, and this, as both the stage and radio revival of The Streets of London showed, is an amusing and legitimate treatment. But Tod Slaughter always plays these melodramas for all that they are dramatically worth, and the vigour and straightforwardness of his style make for refreshingly strong entertainment in these days of intimate acting. Thus, Sweeney Todd will not be played as burlesque, but as straightforward, full-blooded melodrama. The incidental music that does so much to heighten the atmosphere and tension will be given full scope.
Tonight's presentation should please both those who affect to find the strong methods ' amusing', and the large number of play-listeners who still have a warm corner in their hearts for the forthright honest alarums and excursions of real old-fashioned melodrama.

Contributors

Unknown: Sweeney Todd
Unknown: Tod Slaughter
Unknown: Tod Slaughter
Unknown: Sweeney Todd

: 5 'The Second News'

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

: DANCE MUSIC

LEW STONE and his BAND








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