Ⓓ from page 97 of New Every Morning'
Ⓓ for Farmers and Shipping
Regional Variations (2)
by Michal Hambourg
The Warwickshire Couple
' Strikes or Conciliation ? '
A discussion between
G. H. Jones
W. M. W. Thomas and Graham Cunningham
Chairman, Alderman S. J. Grey
(A recording of the programme broadcast in the Midland and Regional programme on Friday evening, January 27)
Popular dance music and songs on gramophone records
from the Granada, Clapham
with Tessa Deane
' The Marriage of Figaro '
Acts 1 and 2 of the Opera by-Mozart from the Sadler's Wells Theatre The action takes place in the neighbourhood of Seville
Act 1, A room in Count Almaviva's palace
Act 2, The Countess's bedroom
Cast in order of appearance
The Sadler's Wells Orchestra
Leader, Joseph Shadwick
Conductor, Lawrance Collingwood
Chorus Master, Geoffrey Corbett
Producer, Clive Carey
Count Almaviva is the fickle husband of Rosina. He pursues several pretty girls, among them the Countess's maid, Susanna, who is betrothed to Figaro, the Count's valet. Figaro tries to defeat his master's designs and hasten the wedding, but the Count likes things as they are, and so does the Countess, who knows her husband's little ways. Susanna,
of course, is in her confidence, and so is the young page, Cherubino, who likes to flirt with Susanna but is in love with womankind in general. The Count is trying to make love to Susanna when he discovers Cherubino concealed in an armchair, and in his fury he appoints Cherubino ensign in his regiment and sends him off. Marcellina is a housekeeper, Basilio is a music master, and Bartolo is a physician who is trying to get Marcellina married to Figaro.
('The Marriage of Figaro ')
Act 2 of the Opera by Mozart
Scene: The Countess's bedroom from the Sadler's Wells Theatre
In this Act Figaro comes to the Countess's room to tell her of a plan by which he hopes to gain the consent of the Count to his wedding. He has sent an anonymous note to the Count saying that his wife intends to meet a gentleman in the garden. Susanna is to promise to meet the Count there, but Cherubino, dressed in Susanna's clothes, will keep the appointment instead. The Countess will catch her husband in the wrong, and so humble him.
In the midst of dressing up
Cherubino, the Count knocks at the door. After some small complications Cherubino jumps out of a window and is seen by the gardener ; but Figaro takes the blame on himself, and the Count's suspicions are allayed.
Now comes a diversion. Marcellina comes to complain that Figaro has broken a promise to marry her. The Count is glad, for he has another excuse to forbid his valet to wed Susanna, at any rate, until the charge is looked into. This incident, the climax and end of the act, is most effectively worked up in Mozart's happiest style.
Sir Ernest Bennett , M.P.
Many tourists on their way to the North Cape must have seen the Lofoden group of islands which lie inside the Arctic Circle, farther north than Iceland. But few English people have actually stayed there. Sir Ernest Bennett , M.P., used to spend a holiday there for many years, and today he is going to tell listeners something about these remote and lovely islands.
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
' Music from the Far North'
including Weather Forecast
Conductor, J. Alderson
Appleton Moore (bass)
For the Sixth Season and One Hundred and Eighty-Third time we silence the mighty roar of London and from its great crowds we bring to the microphone some of the interesting people who are
IN TOWN TONIGHT' introducing
Personalities from every walk of life in interviews with Lionel Gamlin
Flashes from the News of the Week and ' Standing on the Corner '
Michael Standing interviews the ' Man in the Street'
Edited and produced by C. F. Meehan
BENNETT AND WILLIAMS Two Jovial Boys with their Phono-Fiddles
RENEE HOUSTON AND DONALD STEWART
PETER DAWSON baritone
THE TWO LESLIES (Leslie Sarony and Leslie Holmes) Britain's Brightest Entertainers
THE BBC VARIETY ORCHESTA conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
Presented by JOHN SHARMAN
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Raymond Gram Swing
Revue Night with Tessa Deane (soprano)
Doris Hare (comedienne) Gordon Little (baritone)
Horace Percival (light comedian) and The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
A reading from his letters for his birthday, January 27 by G. R. Schjelderup
with Pat Taylor
Hughie Diamond from Ciro's
Popular dance tunes of past years