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National Programme London

A Running Commentary on THE FINALS of THE
ALL-ENGLAND LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP MEETING at WIMBLEDON, by Captain H. B. T. WAKELAM and Colonel R. H. BRAND
TODAY is and yesterday was devoted to the finals of the five All-England Championships for which hundreds of competitors, representing twenty-threes countries, have been striving for the last fortnight at Wimbledon, and before that in the qualifying competition at Roehampton and ..Manchester. This year's broadcast running commentary on the finals is the sixth. For the information and 'convenience of readers we give the names of the existing champions : Men's Singles: S. B. Wood (U.S.A.) ; Ladies' Singles: Fraiilein C. Aussem (Germany); Men's Doubles: J. van Ryn and G. M. Lott (U.S.A.); Ladies' Doubles: Mrs. Shepherd-Barron and Miss P. Mudford (Great Britain); Mixed Doubles: G. M. Lott and Mrs L. A. Harper (U.S.A.).

Contributors

Unknown:
Captain H. B. T. Wakelam
Unknown:
Colonel R. H. Brand
Unknown:
B. Wood
Unknown:
J. van Ryn
Unknown:
G. M. Lott
Unknown:
Miss P. Mudford
Unknown:
G. M. Lott
Unknown:
Mrs L. A. Harper

COLLINSON and DEAN
Comedians
NORMAN LONG
A Song, a Joke, and a Piano
ETHEL LEVEY
The Famous Revue Artist
CHARLES HIGGINS 4
Comedian
MARIO LORENZI
Harp Solos
LILY MORRIS
Comedienne
MOLLIE MOLLOY
The Street Singer
THE B.B.C. THEATRE
ORCHESTRA under the directiorr of S. KNEALE
KELLEY VAUDEVILLE , always the most popular of broadcast programmes, demands its biggest audience on Saturday night, and 'Music Hall 'this week continues the tradition of first-class variety entertainment associated with its title, '
.Lily Morris, whose second microphone appearance this is, is becoming as great a favourite with radio audiences as she is on her native 'Halls' by her vivid personality, full-blooded songs, and breezy style.
Ethel Levey , famous for her songs in revue and variety in London, Paris, and New York for the last thirty years, made her first appearance on the London stage at the old Tivoli Music Hall on 'Mafeking' Night, May 18, 1900. Mario Lorenzi , with his attractive harp solos, the comic ever-fresh patter of Collinson and Dean, and Charles Higgins , the street-songs of Mollie Molloy , and Norman Long with his popular songs and jokes at the piano make up a varied and attractive 'bill ' of ideal entertainment for a summer Saturday night.

Contributors

Piano:
Ethel Levey
Artist:
Charles Higgins
Harp:
Mario Lorenzi
Unknown:
Lily Morris
Unknown:
Mollie Molloy
Unknown:
S. Kneale
Unknown:
Kelley Vaudeville
Unknown:
Ethel Levey
Unknown:
Mario Lorenzi
Unknown:
Charles Higgins
Unknown:
Mollie Molloy
Unknown:
Norman Long

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Daventry National Programme

National Programme London

Admiral GORDON CAMPBELL , V.C., D.S.O., M.P.:
'Mystery Ships'
'MYSTERY SHIPS ' or ' Q ' Ships as they were for a short time called, came into existence as one of the British defence methods against the German submarine menace. They were apparently harmless merchant-men, but in reality extremely well armed men-of-war, with n full equipment of guns, and a crow trained to the minute, as a ' U ' Boat unwary enough to come to the surface after apparently crippling one by torpedo fire soon discovered. The war at sea had no more dangerous phase than that covered by those ships, whose crews so often had to abandon all chance of rescue in order to make cure of getting thoir submarine.
Admiral Gordon Campbell commanded three
'if these ships—H.M.S. Q. 5, H.M.S. Parauest, and H.M.S. Dunraven—that accounted foronemy submarines in 1917. The Q. 5 action was described officially as the supreme test of naval discipline, as it might well be, since the guns' crew had to remain coneealod in. their gun-houses for nearly half-an-hour while the ship slowly sank lower in the water.

Contributors

Unknown:
Admiral Gordon Campbell
Unknown:
Admiral Gordon Campbell

THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section C)
(Lod by F. WEIST HILL )
Conducted by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
A LEXIS CHABRIER, born in 1841 (died 1894), is one of those few but distinguished composers who practically taught themselves. He studied law, but fortunately preferred music. His music is brilliant, witty, and full of orchestral colour, his Spanish Rhapsody affording a very famous example of all these qualities. He wrote operas, the most famous of them being Le Roi malgré lui, which is still sometimes performed. He had a remarkable influence on the French composers who succeeded him, and he is considered to be one of the generators of modern French music.
MASSENET was essentially a composer for the stage, and in Paris, in his day, he was the most adored of all operatic composers. He wrote a great number of operas, but with the exception of Manon, not one of them really held the affection of English audiences. Outside the theatre he did not compose a great deal. His three or four orchestral suites, however, are played very much in concert-rooms all over the world. This is a number from one of the most popular of these suites.
THE opera Mignon is the most celebrated of the many written by Ambroise Thomas. It was revived only this spring at the ' Old Vie,' and it has always been popular in this country, while in Paris it is in the standing repertory. Tho plot of the opera is taken from Goethe's Withelm Aleister , and the young girl, Mignon. is made a very charming character. Everybody is familiar with this Gavotte from the opera, which is so perfect of its kind that it is alone enough to make the reputation of any composer. In the opera itself it is a song.

Contributors

Unknown:
F. Weist Hill
Conducted By:
Victor Hely-Hutchinson
Written By:
Ambroise Thomas.
Unknown:
Withelm Aleister

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National Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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