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For the sixth season and one hundred and eighty-eighth 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

Contributors

Unknown:
Lionel Gamlin
Unknown:
Michael Standing
Produced By:
C. F. Meehan

FAY COMPTON with V. H. Tildsley 's
Eight Royal Mastersingers
EDDIE MORRELL AND
DON MELVILLE
Two Sons of Fun
LESLIE WESTON
The Cheery Chatterbox
GEORGE ELRICK
The Smiling Voice of Radio
THE WESTERN BROTHERS
(Kenneth and George)
MURRAY AND MOONEY
Even their Relations Think they're
Funny
THE BBC VARIETY
ORCHESTRA conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
Presented by JOHN SHARMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Fay Compton
Unknown:
V. H. Tildsley
Unknown:
Eddie Morrell
Unknown:
Leslie Weston
Conducted By:
Charles Shadwell
Presented By:
John Sharman

The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson in a popular programme of Italian Opera with Rosetta Pampanini (soprano)
Some years ago Toscanini had occasion to visit a provincial opera house in Italy. Here he heard a little-known singer, the quality of whose voice so fascinated him that he gave her that most cherished prize of all prima donnas, an invitation to sing at the Scala, Milan.
Here for several seasons Rosetta
Pampanini—who, by the way, is affectionately called ' our Rosetta' by the Italian people-was prima donna. She sang there in a great number of famous operas, very often having Gigli as her partner. Her success at the Scala was for her a gateway to the world, and she undertook a series of engagements in the principal opera houses of Europe, including Great Britain.
Although she is gifted with a remarkable voice, Rosetta Pampanini ascribes her fame equally to hard work at her art. When singing at Covent Garden she has always practised under the direction of her old teacher, Gaetano Loria. She is possessor of many valuable decorations and gifts from monarchs and other heads of State. She is one of only two women who hold the medal for Arts and Letters presented by the King of Sweden.

Contributors

Leader:
Tate Gilder
Conductor:
Stanford Robinson
Soprano:
Rosetta Pampanini
Unknown:
Rosetta Pampanini
Unknown:
Gaetano Loria.

A short story written for broadcasting by Gerald Bullett , and read by the author
Gerald Bullett may well be described as a master of the microphone short story. He has read a great number of his works over the air, all of which are characterised by an easy colloquialism of manner that makes them extremely good broadcasting.
The story that he will read tonight is no exception to this rule, and listeners who have enjoyed his broadcasts in the past should not miss this tale which has as its setting a British troopship nosing its way through the Mediterranean during the Great War, escorted by four Japanese destroyers. Among those on board are Nesta and Harriet, two V.A.D.s whose friendship has a quality which mystifies them both, and which is eventually revealed in a climax thoroughly typical of this versatile author.

Contributors

Broadcasting By:
Gerald Bullett
Unknown:
Gerald Bullett

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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