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At The Organ of The Gaumont
Palace Cinema, Chester

: The Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra

Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Relayed from The Hippodrome Theatre, Coventry


Conductor: Charles Shadwell


Directed by Frank Cantell
Grace Field (soprano)


Directed By: Frank Cantell

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

A Symphony Concert The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Leo Blech: German-
Dances 1-6 (Schubert, arr. Webern) The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lawrance Collingwood, i'nd Ernst von Dohnanyi (pianoforte) : Variations on a Nursery Tune, Op. 25 (Dohnányi) The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Stokovski: Overture, Russian Easter Festival (Rimsky-Korsakov)

: The First News

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

: Act I of Wagner's Opera 'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg '

('The Mastersingers')
Scene : The Interior of St. Katherine's
THE OVERTURE ended, the curtain rises on the scene of St. Katherine's Church n Nuremberg. Eva, with her maid, Mngdalena, is listening to the service. Walther is gazing admiringly at her. As she leaves the church he speaks to her, and learns that she is to be the bride of the victor at tomorrow's song-contest. Walther determines to comrete and win. In this he is helped by David, Sach's apprentice, who does his best to coach him. Presently the Mastersingers arrive to test intending candidates. Walther claims to be heard, and sings to the assembled Mastersingers, one of whom is Beckmesser, the ' marker '. Beckmesser hopes to win Eva for himself, and marks him ruthlessly. Walther is accordingly rejected, but, the meeting having broken up, Hans Sachs , who is attracted to the young knight, ponders how he can help one who he is persuaded has in him the makings of a more than ordinarily gifted candidate for the Guild.
Cast in order of appearance :
Balthasar Zom , Pewterer ROLF SCHARF
Augustin Moser , Tailor POWELL LLOYD Ulrich Eisslinger , Grocer TREFOR JONES Hans Foltz ,
Hans Schwarz ,
Stockingweaver FRANKLYN KELSEY
Producer, Dr. OTTO ERHARDT
Relayed from
The Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden


Unknown: Hans Sachs
Unknown: Balthasar Zom
Unknown: Pewterer Rolf Scharf
Unknown: Augustin Moser
Unknown: Tailor Powell Lloyd
Unknown: Ulrich Eisslinger
Unknown: Grocer Trefor Jones
Unknown: Hans Foltz
Unknown: Coppersmith Frederick Woodhouse
Unknown: Hans Schwarz
Conductor: Stockingweaver Franklyn Kelsey
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Walther von Stolzing, a young Knight from Franconia: Max Lorenz
Eva, Pogner's daughter: Kate Heidersbach
Magdalena, Eva's nurse: Ruth Berglund
David, Sach's prentice: Martin Kremer
Mastersingers :Veit Pogner, Goldsmith: Alexander Kipnis
Sixtus Bcckmcsser, Town Clerk: Eduard Habich
Hans Sachs, Shoemaker: Rudolf Bockelmann
Kunz Vogelgesang, Furrier: Alfred Bartolitius
Konrad Nachtigall, Tinsmith: Samuel Worthington
Fritz Kothner, Baker: Herbert Janssen
Hermann Ortel, Soapboiler: Ronald Stear

: An Empire Day Programme of Gramophone Records



Unknown: Christopher Stone


New Radio Play
'Wings of the Morning '
The Story of a fantastic crime committed in the Fourth Dimension
‘ If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there ... Thy right hand shall hold me ’
Scene: Cambridge
Dramatis Persona :
Policeman, Bank Manager, Voices and Members of the Royal Society
The Play produced by THE AUTHOR
This play will be repeated in the National programme tomorrow night.


David Holland, F.R.G.S. (Assistant Director of the Headley Museum): Harold Scott
Professor Ogilvie (Reader in Physics and Mathematics): Esme Percy
Dr Somerville, D.Sc, F.R.S. (Director of the Headley Museum): Ronald Kerr
Olive Somerville (his wife): Lydia Sherwood
A Night Watchman: Douglas Ross
A Learned Counsel: Alfred Harding
An Usher: Philip Wade
A Solicitor: Walter Hudd
A Doctor: Frank Birch
A Nurse: Beatrice Gilbert
The Rock Travel Agency: Barbara Howard
The Narrator: Denis Waldock

: 'The Second News'

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin


Directed by CHARLES Kunz Relayed from Casaai's Club


Directed By: Charles Kunz

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