DOROTHY STANTON (Soprano)
PHYLLIS NASH (Violin)
Conducted by GEORGES HAECK
From the Restaurant Frascati
THE OLD ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Conducted by FRED ADLINGTON
Songs by HELENA MILLAIS
' The Ship Aground '—an Old-Time Adventure
Story by C. Fox SMITH
' Noodle's Tea-Pot'—another Gnome Story by MABEL MARLOWE
FOR VIOLIN AND PIANOFORTE
Played by MANJORIE HAYWARD and G. O'CONNOR MORRIS
FROM the hygienic point of view, the Port of London must present one of the greatest problems in the world. Into it come ships from all over the globe, bringing with them men of all nationalities, and the possibility of infection with any of the terrible diseases known to mankind, particularly the plagues of the East-cholera, typhoid, Yellow Jack. To prevent these diseases from being brought ashore is a work that demands all the ingenuity of medical science, and how it is accomplished Dr. C. F. White , Medical Officer of the Port of London, will explain in this evening's talk.
HEDDLE NASH (Tenor)
DAVID McCALLUM (Violin)
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
THE Rhapsody, founded on tunes which may well be actual Breton folk songs, is in two distinct movements, of which the second undergoes a good many changes of speed and rhythm. The first begins in an easy-going pastoral way with a tune for one clarinet alone, a happy, ambling tune. Other instruments join until the whole orchestra is busily engaged, but the first tune really forms the basis of the whole movement. The second begins very simply with a tune on the strings and from it the whole of the first section is built up; Then thero is a brief return to the speed and something of the melody of tho first movement, and it and the simple tune from the beginning of the second alternate one with the other for a time. The end ii formed by the pastoral tune from the beginning ; it fades away very softly at the close.
An Idle Fancy by Jerome K. Jerome
9.35 'THE PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK'
AN IDLE FANCY BY JEROME K. JEROME IN A A AND AN PROLOGUE, PLAY, EPILOGUE. CAST A Satyr Joey Wright, A Retired Bookmaker An Old Bachelor J. SEBASTIAN SMITH A Bully Major Tompkins, Retired A Husband and Wife DAVID HAWTHORN A Shrew Mrs. Tompkins, His Wife DOROTHY BLACK A Hussy Vivian, His Daughter Two Lovers DOROTHY HOLMES-GORE A Coward Christopher Penny, A Painter MICHAEL HOGAN A Rogue Jape Samuels, Of the City A Jew JOHN REEVE A Cad Harry Larkcom, His Jackal An Entertaining Party EDWIN LEWIS A Cat Miss Kite, Unattached A Maiden Lady HILDA BRUCE-POTTER A Snob Mrs. Percival de Hooley, Cousin to Sir George Tweedle, Bart. A Rich Aunt FLORENCE WOOD A Slut Stasia, The Slavey An Important Pefton LILIAN HARRISON A Cheat Mrs. Sharpe, The Landlady The Lady of the House DORA GREGORY A Passer-by The Third Floor Back A Friend ANDREW CHURCHMAN The Play produced by HOWARD ROSE
There are some plays which grow old very gracefully. In their heyday they held the glass of fashion; in the course of time they resigned their places at the demand of a changing mode, but by then had made for themselves an assured position which they owe both to their good qualities and to the style of a bygone day which they recall. The Passing of the Third Floor Back was first performed in 1908, with Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson as the Stranger who is a messenger of light to a Bloomsbury boarding house; it has since been many times revived, and is being broadcast tonight not for the first time.
: JACK PAYNE and The B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA