Mrs. D. Portway Dobson
from the Carlton Restaurant.
(9.35 Local Announcements)
The Station Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
An Original Radio Play in One Act by Mannin Crane.
Played by the Station Radio Players
The small navigating bridge of a tramp steamer which is barely making headway against a howling hurricane in the North Pacific Ocean. Pitch black night. The Captain is anxiously waiting the completion of the crew's work on the foredeck below. It is very cold. Enormous seas are rolling up, some of which crash across the almost helpless vessel.
A tiny reflection of light from the compass binnacle shows up on the glistening oilskins of the Quartermaster at the wheel in the centre of the bridge.
It is half past ten on the night of November 1, which corresponds to 10.50 a.m. in London the same day.
The Captain, who has not left the bridge for three days, speaks first.