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The Radio Half-Way House
Under the direction of ARCHIE DE BEAR
Book by ARCHIE DE BEAR and REGINALD ARKELL
Music by WOLSELEY CHARLES
Additional numbers by various compqsers
Cast :
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
ELSIE OTLEY
TOM PURVIS RODNEY GOVE
JEAN ROPER MIMI CRAWFORD GEORGE BAKER
At the Piano, Doris ARNOLD
THE B.B.C. QUINTET
Conducted by HAROLD LowE
The Listeners' Inn is a friendly hostelry and meeting place of town and country folk, situntod near the town of Ogle-Bogle. It is somewhere south of nowhere and somewhere north of hero.

Contributors

Book By:
Archie de Bear
Unknown:
Reginald Arkell
Music By:
Wolseley Charles
Unknown:
Elsie Otley
Unknown:
Tom Purvis
Unknown:
Rodney Gove
Unknown:
Jean Roper
Unknown:
Mimi Crawford
Unknown:
George Baker
Piano:
Doris Arnold
Conducted By:
Harold Lowe

PETER DAWSON (Baritone)
BELINDA HEATHER (Pianoforte)
BEETHOVEN was twenty-six when he wrote this the most important of his early songs.
That it is a work of frankly emotional sentiment merely fixes its period and does not affect its beauty. Nor does the form in which it was written. It is planned formally, and is archaic in diction, but that plan was the only one in use for solo songs in the grand manner, and Beethoven accepted it at that time without question.
HENRI RABAUD is an important French musician of which we hear but little in this country. He was born in 1873, studied under Massenet, and gained a Prix de Rome. He has been conductor at the Opera Comique in Paris, and at the Paris Opera. Immediately after the war he spent a year as conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a post which is a kind of blue riband of the conducting world. Returning to France, he Was elected Director of the Paris Conservatoire in succession to Fauré. Rabaud has written a number of works for the stage, the most successful being the comic opera Marouf, on a book adapted from a story in the Thousand and One Nights. This has been 'performed all over Europe, has crossed the Atlantic, but somehow or other has never thought to make the short trip across the Channel.
FÉLIX FOURDRAIN, whose music appears
-*- occasionally in these programmes, is a Parisian composer of, light operas which are well liked in his own country, but essentially French in their appeal. He has written also some pianoforte pieces and songs, and is altogether at home in a city that requires that its music, however light, shall be the work of at least a well-equipped musician.

Contributors

Pianoforte:
Belinda Heather
Unknown:
Henri Rabaud

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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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