v Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
at the Organ of the Paramount
by The Hugo Riemann Orchestra with Lillie Claus (soprano)
Franz von Szpanowski (violin) from Berlin
Ninon Vallin (soprano)
Clair de Lune (Moonlight) L'Air
La Delaissee (The Forsaken One)
(by permission of the Watch Committee)
Conducted by Captain F. W. Wood, M.V.O., Director of Music
Captain F. W.
A short story written for broadcasting by J. D. Beresford and read by the author
A programme of popular dance music on gramophone records
In the presence of Their Majesties The King and Queen
(In aid of King George's Pension Fund for Actors and Actresses), at the London Coliseum
Overture, This England by Debroy Somers
(Orchestra under the direction of Jack Frere)
Prologue, I Pagliacci from Leoncavallo's opera
Pierrot, Harlequin, and Columbine
'The Little Father of the Wilderness' by Austin Strong
Produced by Felix Aylmer
A Mammoth Dance Ensemble staged by Jack Swinburne
The nucleus of the King George's Pension Fund for Actors and Actresses was formed in 1911 when the net profits of a gala performance at His Majesty's Theatre, in celebration of the King's coronation, were deposited for the fund. Two years later it was decided to give an annual performance with an all-star cast in aid of the fund. The first of these performances was a production of Dion Boucicault's play, London Assurance, and the cast was all-star indeed, including as it did Herbert Tree, Henry Ainley, Arthur Bourchier, Godfrey Tearle, Charles Hawtrey, Irene Vanbrugh, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, and Marie Tempest.
Since then, with only an occasional year missed, productions in aid of the fund have been given annually and have included almost every type of show from Shakespeare to farce. This afternoon's performance will be given by a strong cast, and five crack troupes of dancing girls are in Jack Swinburne's ensemble.
The commentary will be given by Thomas Woodrooffe.
Leader, Harry Lipman
Conductor, Herbert Lodge from the Town Hall, Worthing
Suites by Living English
W.H. Steavenson, F.R.A.S.
The 200-inch telescope that is being built in California will be by far the most powerful in the world.
Dr. Steavenson, who is known to listeners for his monthly talks on the stars in the series 'Science Review', will describe the problems of constructing a telescope of this sizeÂ— how, for example, it took the best part of a year to cool the glass disc for the mirror, and how an even longer time has been spent in grinding and polishing its surface. He will also tell listeners something of what astronomers are hoping to discover when the telescope is finished.
H. B. Elliston
St. George's Hall for this broadcast is transformed into a cabaret. There will te dancing tonight to the music of Carroil Gibbons and the Savoy
(By permission of the Savoy Hotel, Ltd.) and a Floor Show
1 the following artists
The Radio Revellers
The Six Floor Show Girls
Centenary celebrations under the direction of M. D. Calvocoressi
Songs sung by Sophie Wyss (soprano)
Peasant's Lullaby The Ragamuffin Death's Lullaby
On the River (from Sunless) The Nursery:
Tell me a story The Beetle
Prayer at Bedtime
Sophie Wyss , one of the most versatile singers on the air, was born in Switzerland and spent her youth near Neuchatel, on the borders of German- and French-speaking Switzerland. Owing to this, she claims, she is able to sing German lieder to the manner born, as well as French songs.
Sophie Wyss studied at the Conservatoire de Geneve, and soon after leaving there married an Englishman. She now -lives in this country and returns to Switzerland only for holidays.
In her ten years of broadcasting she claims to have brought to the microphone more new works than any other singer. She was the first to bring to the listening public many of the songs of such composers as Honegger, Milhaud, and Tailleferre. She sings in six languages and has an almost unlimited repertoire.
for all children under a hundred
George Darlow v. Jack Millburn
A commentary on the welterweight contest, by Thomas Woodrooffe and W. Barrington Dalby , from the ringside
(including Weather Forecast)
NEWS TALKS and SPORT
with Gwen Jones from Chez Henri
with Julie Dawn
Sam Costa from Quaglino's Restaurant
Gerhard Hüsch (baritone): Mondschein (Moonlight) ; and Elegie an die Nachtigall ('I'o the Nightingale) (Kilptnen)
Mariah Anderson (contralto):
Come away, Death ; and The Tryst (Sibelius)
Gerhard Hiisch (baritone): Venezianisches Intermezzo (Venetian Intermezzo) (Kilpinen)
including Weather Forecast