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by Jane Austen
Read by Mr. Ronald Watkins
Mr. Ronald Watkins, whose excellent voice and subtle changes to indicate various characters have won great popularity for the series of readings, continues today from Chapter XXXV and on Thursday from Chapter XXXIX.

Today the climax of the novel is approached. Elizabeth learns how she has been deceived in Darcy from his letter, while his explanation of Bingley's conduct to Jane places her in another quandary.

Contributors

Author:
Jane Austen
Reader:
Ronald Watkins

THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section C)
(Led by F. WEIST HILL)
Conducted by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHIN -
SON
Overture, The Devil as Hydraulicus
Schubert
Suite Breve (Short Suite) ...... Dubois
1. Graceful little Dance ; 2. In Fun ; 3. Duet; 4. Waltzing ; 5. Miniature exotic March
ONE sometimes wonders whether France knows as little of our distinguished composers as England appears to do of hers. Francois Theodore Dubois , who died in 1924, was an important French musician in the fifty years of his activity. He won the Prix de Rome, held the post of organist at the Madeleine in succession to Saint-Saens, had operas produced at the Opera and the Opera-Comique, composed much successful organ and church music, was a member of the Institut, and became head of the Paris Conservatoire. It is disquieting to reflect that a French musician might at this moment be finding it necessary to consult an encyclopaedia in order to learn who on earth was, for example, Sir Charles Stanford.
Spanish Serenade... Glazounov, arr. Foulds Serenade .............. John Gough Icelandic Folk Dance Liefs St. Paul's Suite for Strings Holst
1. Jig; 2. Ostinato ; 3. Intermezzo ; 4. Dargason
THERE must be something stimulating
-L in writing with only the immediate applause of girls in mind-school-girls and little girls, of course-particularly if it comes off. It came off with Lewis Carroll and his ' Alice' stories; with Henry Purcell , who wrote his finest opera, Dido and Aeneas for a Seminary of Young Ladies at Chelsea, and with Gustav Hoist, whose St. Paul's Suite is among the most successful things he has written.
He composed it, in 1913, for the pupils of St. Paul's Girls' School, at Hammersmith, of which he had been music master since 1905, and they gave it the first performance.

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Unknown:
F. Weist
Conducted By:
Victor Hely-Hutchin
Unknown:
Francois Theodore Dubois
Unknown:
Sir Charles Stanford.
Unknown:
John Gough
Unknown:
Lewis Carroll
Unknown:
Henry Purcell

"As You Like It" is the fifth Shakespeare play to be presented this year in the National programme. This notable series, including The Taming of the Shrew, Othello, Henry V, and Hamlet, has proved immensely popular, and established Shakespeare as by far the most successful radio dramatist.

"As You Like It," his arcadian and untroubled comedy, probably written in 1599 and therefore belonging to the middle period, is being produced in a way that will emphasise the youthful, lyrical spirit of its conception. A young cast, with such accomplished modern comedy actors as Ronald Simpson and Jack Melford playing Orlando and Touchstone, should keep the humour fresh and flowing. The Rosalind of Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies will be beautifully spoken and originally conceived, as those who remember her Juliet and her Cordelia will expect. Douglas Ross, who made a powerful impression as the mad Swede in Marie Celeste, plays Jaques, and Felix Aylmer plays the banished Duke.

Contemporary music performed by members of the Dolmetsch family on contemporary instruments, a consort of viols, recorder and lute, will restore the musical element to its proper place within the play. Several traditional airs will be used, including Scotch Brawl, Half Hannikin, The Hunt is Up, Blow thy Horne, the setting of It was a Lover and his Lass from Morley's First Book of Airs; My Lady Zouche's Maske by Giles Farnaby, and a Pavan and Galliard by Dr. John Bull.

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Unknown:
Ronald Simpson
Unknown:
Jack Melford
Unknown:
Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Unknown:
Douglas Ross
Unknown:
Felix Aylmer

Regional Variations (2)

Daventry National Programme

National Programme London

PART III
Arranged by GORDON McCONNEL and CHRISTOPHER STONE
Old Man : ' Idon't think modern popular songs are nearly as good as the old ones'
Still Older Man ' They never were
Cast :
VIVIEN LAMBELET , GEORGE BAKER ,
DENIS O'NEIL , HERMIONE GINGOLD
Produced by GORDON MCCONNEL
THE REVUE CHORUS and the ORCHESTRA
Conducted by LESLE WOODGATE
Compere, CHRISTOPHER STONE

Contributors

Arranged By:
Gordon McConnel
Arranged By:
Christopher Stone
Unknown:
Vivien Lambelet
Unknown:
George Baker
Unknown:
Denis O'Neil
Unknown:
Hermione Gingold
Produced By:
Gordon McConnel
Conducted By:
Lesle Woodgate
Unknown:
Christopher Stone

National Programme Daventry

About National Programme

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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