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: REGINALD DIXON

At the Organ of The Tower Ballroom,
Blackpool

: THE B B C DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: The Children's Hour

'The Court of Stillrania prepares for a Pageant'
Some of you have already met King Snuffit and the Stillrania Court ; others of you may not even have heard of Stillrania before. It makes no difference: you will laugh with them and at them in this programme, written and presented by Muriel Levy
The cast includes : DORIS GAMBELL ,
MURIEL 'LEVY, ALAN MITCHESON ,
FRANK NICHOLS , and HAROLD DEHN
(From North)

Contributors

Unknown: Stillrania Court
Presented By: Muriel Levy
Unknown: Doris Gambell
Unknown: Alan Mitcheson
Unknown: Frank Nichols

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Sports Bulletin

: THE BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, ALFRED BARKER
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON

Contributors

Leader: Alfred Barker
Conductor: T. H. Morrison

: FRED HARTLEY AND HIS NOVELTY QUINTET with BRIAN LAWRENCE

Souvenirs of Song, No. 3
All arrangements by Fred Hartley

Contributors

Arrangements By: Fred Hartley

: Unrehearsed Debate

That Parents are Unfitted by Nature to Bring Up their Own Children
Proposer, BERTRAND RUSSELL
Opposer, G. K. CHESTERTON
Chairman, CYRIL BURT
G. K. Chesterton is one of the greatest controversialists in England today. At one time or another he has crossed swords fearlessly with doughty opponents of the calibre of Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells. Tonight he will be well tested when he opposes Bertrand Russell on education. Earl Russell 's schooling was unorthodox : at the age of eighteen he went to Cambridge, but before that he was taught wholly by governesses and tutors. In 1927 he and his wife founded a school which was run on extremely unconventional lines-possibly listeners will hear something about this much-criticised and much praised school in the course of the debate. Whatever happens, however, it is certain that listeners will be treated to a brilliant display of verbal fireworks when these two minds with such different views clash before the microphone.

Contributors

Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Unknown: G. K. Chesterton
Unknown: Cyril Burt
Unknown: G. K. Chesterton
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: H. G. Wells.
Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Unknown: Earl Russell

: Act II of Auber's Opera c Fra Diavolo'

Scene : A Room in an Inn
Cast in order of appearance
Conductor, WARWICK BRAITHWAITE
Producer, JOHN B. GORDON
Chorus Master, GEOFFREY CORBETT
Relayed from
Sadler's Wells Theatre
In 1820 Auber was fortunate in securing the partnership of Scribe, who was one of the most skilful and prolific librettists of the period. The partnership lasted until Scribe's death in 1861. Fra Diavolo, a romantic comic opera, is a good specimen of their joint work. It was written in 1830 and is considered to be one of Auber's best operas. The music as a whole is full of catchy tunes, and it has a verve, grace, and clarity that are characteristically French in style.
In Act II the scene is Zerlina's bedroom. Fra Diavolo and two of his men, Beppo (tenor) and Giacomo (bass), have hidden themselves here, intending to rob the English travellers, who sleep in rooms adjoining hers. Zerlina goes to bed, and the robbers set about their work. They are interrupted, and an alarm is raised. The bandit, in his character as the Marquis, covers the retreat of his men, and boldly declares that he came at Zerlina's invitation. Lorenzo, furious, both with him and with Zerlina, challenges him to a duel, which is arranged for the next day.

Contributors

Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite
Producer: John B. Gordon
Chorus Master: Geoffrey Corbett
Zerlina: Ruth Naylor
Lord Allcash: Sumner Austin
Lady Allcash: Edith Coates
Fra Diavolo (as the Marquis): Howard Hemming
Beppo: Powell Lloyd
Giacomo: James Barber
Lorenzo: Henry Wendon

: NEWS SUMMARY

Weather Forecast and News
DANCE MUSIC








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