Hepzibah and the Haunted Haystack' (Otwen Bowen ) ; Doctoring the Zoo,' by L. G. M. , of the Daily Mail; Christmas Songs by THE WIRELESS CHORUS,
from the Rialto
A Talk by Mrs.
1. C. HUMPHREYS, illustrated by LEON VAN STRATEN 'S RIVIERA CLUB DANCE BAND, relayed from the Riviera Club, Grosvenor Road
FIRST GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
Mr. Louis GOLDING , 'A Village Christmas in the Austrian Tyrol'
MR. LOUIS GOLDING is one of the most accomplished of literary travellers. In' Sunward' and ' Sicilian Noon,' in particular, he has completely captured the atmosphere of the Mediterranean lands. In addition to his travel books, he has written several notable novels, including ' Forward from Babylon ' and ' Day of Atonement.'
From Bombard to Browning '
MAJOR POLLARD is a former editor of Discovery, and is now co-editor of Country Life. He has himself a wonderful collection of fireanns of all countries and every period, and ho has written a ' History of Firearms ' and several similar books.
(A Dickens Dream Phantasy)
Written by STANLEY O. WEST. The Music composed by MARJORIE BROUGHTON. Orchestrated by ROBERT CHIGNELL.
Performed by THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA and The WIRELESS CHORUS, conducted by JOHN ANSELL
The scene is the parlour of the Marquis of Granby inn at Christmas - time - the present day.
Among the characters introduced are :
Produced by Howard Rose
Christmas, for English people, will always be associated with Dickens, who more than any other writer expressed the spirit of the English Christmas. In this fantasy we are being given something more than any one actual Dickens Christmas - whether at Dingley Dell or with Tiny Tim and the converted Scrooge. This is a vision of a synthetic Dickens Christmas, in which Mr. Pickwick gives a party (surely, at any Dickens party, Mr. Pickwick would always be the host), and to it come not merely the Wellers and the Pickwickians themselves, but a select gathering drawn from all the novels. Dora sings to her Doady, Captain Cuttle shows his glazed hat, and Mr. Stiggins describes the world as he would make it if he had his way. It is, in fact, such a dream as might well present itself to the mind of a Dickens-lover, failing asleep on Christmas Day in the snuggery of the Marquis of Granby inn.
Weller - ROBERT CHIGNELL
Tupman - SPENCER THOMAS
Winkle - FREDERICK HAYES
Snodgrass - STANLEY RILEY
Wardle - WILLIAM MACREADY
Jingle - HENRY OSCAR
S Weller - KINGSLEY LARK
Pickwick - FRED GROVE
Betsy Prigg - WINIFRED DAVIS
Sarah Gamp - VIVIENNE CHATTERTON
Copperfield - REGINALD DENHAM
Micawber - JOSEPH FARRINGTON
Interpreted by WILLIAM PRIMROSE
Chaconne from Partita in D Minor
THIS is a familiar' war-horse' of Violinists.
Scarcely a season passes among the concert halls of London or any other largo centre without half-a-dozen performances of this famous work by more or less famous Violinists.
The Chaconne was an old dance-form, and it comes into this Partita as one of the usual series. But it is far removed from anything dance-like, being an elaborate musical movement in the form of a Theme and Variations.
The Theme is a broad melody in a mindr key, eight bars long and in three-beat time, most of it harmonized by chords across four strings of the Violin. The succeeeding Variations, which expand the harmonies rather than the melody of the Theme, run into each other without a break. There are twenty-nine of them, Nos. 15 to 23 being in the major.
The Chaconne will Dractically fill the allotted fifteen minutes.
A Programme of Pre-War Reminiscences
Directed by JOHN ANSELL
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA.
, SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN; Local Announcements
VANE, the Whispering Sopranos
ORPHEANS and THE SYLVIANS from the Savoy Hotel