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Admiral Sir William Goodenough, G.C.B., M.V.O.
(An electrical recording of a talk broadcast in the National programme on June 20)
Admiral Goodenough earliest memory of Lord Fisher is a memory of being taken by him to the circus as a small boy. He still remembers the excited amusement mingled with awe with which he heard Lord Fisher exchange jokes and repartee with the clown in the ring. It was of sterner and more important matters that Admiral Goodenough spoke on June 20, when he put before his listeners a description of the very complex character of a man to whom this country owes a great debt.


Sir William Goodenough

5—' The Busman's Holiday ' by Hans W. Priwin
In this series of sketches, Inspector Hornleigh interrogates the various witnesses, and in each case the witness makes some slip which convicts him. Are you as astute as Inspector Hornleigh? The mistake the witness makes will not be disclosed until later in the programme


Hans W. Priwin
Inspector Hornleigh

Act 2 of Verdi's Opera
'FALSTAFF' from the Festspielhaus,
The Vienna Philharmonic
(Act 3 will be broadcast at 9.20 tonight in the Regional programme)
Act 2 of Verdi's Falstaff consists of two scenes. Scene 1 is a room in the Garter Inn, where Falstaff, drinking deeply, soliloquizes on his gifts as a lady-killer and a diplomat. Mistress Quickly brings Falstaff a message from Mistress Ford bidding him to a rendezvous. Ford himself comes next and, under an assumed name, learns from Falstaff all that he wished to know. The next scene is the famous one of the linen basket, in which Falstaff is put and eventually gets emptied into the river, to everyone's delight.
Act 3, which is being broadcast in the Regional programme, also consists of two scenes. Scene 1 is outside the Garter Inn. Falstaff is beguiled into agreeing to meet the fair Alice once more, this time at the Oak of Herne the Hunter, in Windsor Park. When he is gone, the whole plot of make-believe fairies and sprites is hatched, which is to complete his discomfiture. The second scene takes place in the Forest of Windsor, where everything falls out as the conspirators had devised, except that Nanetta (the librettist's name for Shakespeare's Ann Page) is wedded to her chosen lover, Fenton, instead of to the husband approved by her father. That gives Falstaff a chance to laugh in his turn at Ford, and the opera comes to an end with a fugue on the theme that life is nothing but a great joke.


Arturo Toscanini
Mariano Stabile
Piero Biasini
Dino Borgioli
Dr Caius:
Alfredo Tedeschi
Giuseppe Nessi
Virgilio Lazzari
Franca Somigli
Augusta Oltrabella
Mrs Quickly:
Angelica Cravcenco
Mrs Meg Page:
Mita Vasari

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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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