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Off the beaten track with a gramophone and Bernard Miles
Here is the first programme of a new series of gramophone records to be presented by one of our most original comedians, Bernard Miles. Whoever has seen his farm labourer leaning on a cart wheel, whether at the Players' Theatre a year or two ago, or in Diversion No. 2 at Wyndham's, will surely agree. Many will have seen his fine performance as Briggs, the consumptive workman, in Thunder Rock.


Bernard Miles
Bernard Miles.

' The Bat '
Act 1 of the opera by Johann Strauss A performance by the Sadler's Wells Opera Company in association with the Scottish Orchestra
Produced by Tyrone Guthrie
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
From a theatre in the South-East of Scotland
The story of Die Fledermaus is the usual comic-opera plot of dancing and flirtations, masks and disguises, in which the Bat (Die Fledermaus), the nickname given to Falke, a young beau, is the leading spirit.
Falke has an old score to pay off against the Baron Eisenstein, who has been sentenced to a week's imprisonment. He persuades Eisenstein to put off going to prison and spend the evening at Prince Orlofsky's ball. Meanwhile Rosalinda, Eisenstein's wife, receives an admirer Alfred. They are embarrassed by the entrance of the Governor of the gaol, who has come for the Baron, and to save the awkward situation, Alfred pretends to be Rosalinda's husband and is taken off to prison. So ends Act I.


Johann Strauss
Produced By:
Tyrone Guthrie
Conducted By:
Warwick Braithwaite
Joan Collier
Ruth Packer
Powell Lloyd
Gabriel Eisenstein:
Tudor Davies
Dr. Blind:
Haydn Meredith
Dr. Falke:
Sumner Austin
John Hargreaves

£100 Red Cross Radio Contest
Twelve more amusing sound problems set by Neil Munro in aid of the Red Cross Penny-a-Week Fund, with Ronald Waldman as master of ceremonies, assisted by many radio personalities
Listeners are reminded that every competitor is allowed three entries at 21d. each, and that each 21d. is sufficient to keep a Red Cross convalescent home for exactly five minutes.


Problem setter:
Neil Munro
Master of Ceremonies:
Ronald Waldman

Once again we stop the London traffic in order to bring to you some of the interesting people who are In Town
Introducing personalities from every walk of life
Edited and produced by C. F. Meehan
(A recording of this programme will be broadcast tomorrow at 11.45 a.m.)


Produced By:
C. F. Meehan

Being a comedy of the days when knights were bold by Lalage Pulvertaft
Produced by John Cheatle


Produced By:
John Cheatle
King Baldegg, who is rather afraid of his wife:
Ivor Barnard
Queen Emma, who is not too good at cooking:
Lydia Sherwood
Sir Eddleworth Porter, a knight of advanced years:
Bryan Powley
Cook, who has served all the best giants:
Betty Hardy
Giant Galumphus, who is a plain man:
Arthur Young
The Green Witch, who has come down in the world:
Gladys Young
Princess Alfreda, a damsel in distress:
Thea Holme
Baron Boarwulf, who enjoys a fight:
Malcolm Graeme
The Story-teller:
Ronald Simpson

A programme arranged by Gordon McConnel and Reginald Burston
Gwen Catley
The Three Radio Graces
Compere, Bobbie Comber, with a critic from the East
BBC Theatre Chorus
Trained by Charles Groves
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Reginald Burston
Presented and produced by Gordon McConnel
This programme will consist mainly of melodious favourites with Oriental titles, but there will also be recorded impressions of genuine Eastern songs and instrumental pieces. An Indian critic may make some unexpected comments about our most 'Eastern' favourites.


Arranged By:
Gordon McConnel
Gwen Catley
Bobbie Comber
Tate Gilder
Conducted By:
Reginald Burston
Produced By:
Gordon McConnel

(Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Ruth Naylor (soprano)
Barely twelve years ago an Australian girl, whose grandparents had come from England, won a singing scholarship at Adelaide to the R.C.M. in London. A year or two later she went to Sadler's Wells for an audition, but was turned down. Yet she was destined to be sent for by them and to become one of their luckiest finds. In a very few years Ruth Naylor has won recognition as one of the best of our younger prima donnas.


Paul Beard
Conducted By:
Clarence Raybould
Ruth Naylor
Ruth Naylor

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