Personalities and Players
Stories and Verse
(Selected according to the weather)
Presented by Denis Morris
This programme will consist of an account of a village cricket match, an interview with a famous player, and impressions of a county match. The village match will be between two old rivals, Moreton-in-the-Marsh, in the Cotswolds, and Shipston-on-Stour. The commentator will be Percy Dewey , of Chipping Campden, who has frequently broadcast and took part in the first Midland broadcast on village cricket. Denis Morris , who is presenting the ' Cricket Interval ' series, will interview at the microphone, R. J. Crisp , the old South African fast bowler, on touring in England. R. J. Crisp now plays with Sir Julien Cahn 's XI and is doing journalistic work in Nottingham. A. W. Carr, the old
Nottinghamshire cricket captain, will give his impressions of whichever first-class match in the Midlands provides the most interesting cricket.
Eric Blom began his career in England as a music critic and writer of the annotated programme notes for the old Queen's Hall Orchestra. He then became London correspondent for the Manchester Guardian and was later appointed music critic of the Birmingham Post, which position he still holds. Born in 1888 he is one of the most learned of his generation of critics. In addition to numerous articles in the dictionaries of- Grove and Cobbett, he has written several books of outstanding importance, including one on Mozart for the ' Master Musicians ' series, of which he is editor.
A Comedy Opera by B. C. Stephenson with music by Alfred Cellier
Adapted for the microphone by Reginald Burston and Martyn C. Webster
Chorus of Hop Pickers, Peasants,
Guests, Bridesmaids, etc.
The BBC Midland Chorus and The BBC Midland Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Burston
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
Squire Bantam, The Squire of Chanticleer Hall:
Geoffrey Wilder, his nephew, a London Gallant:
van Der Gucht
Harry Sherwood, Wilder's friend:
John Tuppitt, Landlord of ' The Hop Pole:
Lurcher, a Sheriff's Officer:
Tom Strutt, a-young farmer:
Dorothy Bantam, Sir John's daughter:
Lydia Hawthorne, her cousin:
Phyllis Tuppitt, the Landlord's daughter:
Mrs Privett, a widow:
Lady Betty, a spinster:
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