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2LO London

A RELIGIOUS SERVICE

From Westminster Congregational
Church
Prayer of Invocation
Hymn, ' All people that on Earth do dwell' (Congregational Hymnary 1) (A. and M., No. 166)
Holy Scripture Te Deum
Prayer and The Lord's Prayer
Solo, How Lovely are Thy Dwellings ' (MISS ETHEL MAUNDER )
Offering and Voluntary
Hymn, ' Come, Thou Fount of every
Blessing (Cong. Hymnary, No. 497) (Tune, Hyfrydot 37, Appendix)
Sermon, The Rev. JonN MCNEILL Hymn, ' Jesu, Lover of my Soul'
(Cong. Hymnary, No. 369) (A. and M., No. 103)
The Blessing Silent Prayer
Vesper, ' Whilst the Night dews are distilling' (Cong. Hymnary, No. 603, v. 3)
(For 8.15-10.30 Programmes see opposite page)
5XX Daventry

A RELIGIOUS SERVICE

From Westminster Congregational
Church
Prayer of Invocation
Hymn, ' All people that on Earth do dwell' (Congregational Hymnary 1) (A. and M., No. 166)
Holy Scripture Te Deum
Prayer and The Lord's Prayer
Solo, How Lovely are Thy Dwellings ' (MISS ETHEL MAUNDER )
Offering and Voluntary
Hymn, ' Come, Thou Fount of every
Blessing (Cong. Hymnary, No. 497) (Tune, Hyfrydot 37, Appendix)
Sermon, The Rev. JonN MCNEILL Hymn, ' Jesu, Lover of my Soul'
(Cong. Hymnary, No. 369) (A. and M., No. 103)
The Blessing Silent Prayer
Vesper, ' Whilst the Night dews are distilling' (Cong. Hymnary, No. 603, v. 3)
(For 8.15-10.30 Programmes see opposite page)
2LO London and 5XX Daventry

A RELIGIOUS SERVICE

From Westminster Congregational
Church
Prayer of Invocation
Hymn, ' All people that on Earth do dwell' (Congregational Hymnary 1) (A. and M., No. 166)
Holy Scripture Te Deum
Prayer and The Lord's Prayer
Solo, How Lovely are Thy Dwellings ' (MISS ETHEL MAUNDER )
Offering and Voluntary
Hymn, ' Come, Thou Fount of every
Blessing (Cong. Hymnary, No. 497) (Tune, Hyfrydot 37, Appendix)
Sermon, The Rev. JonN MCNEILL Hymn, ' Jesu, Lover of my Soul'
(Cong. Hymnary, No. 369) (A. and M., No. 103)
The Blessing Silent Prayer
Vesper, ' Whilst the Night dews are distilling' (Cong. Hymnary, No. 603, v. 3)
(For 8.15-10.30 Programmes see opposite page)
National Programme Daventry

'Three Soldiers'

A Play for the Microphone by L. DU GARDE PEACH
Mr. L. du Garde Peach's new play is a dramatic statement, in terms of three soldiers, of the stages by which the modern industrial system has reached its present state of dislocation. His first soldier returns from the Napoleonic Wars in 1816, and is involved in the Lancashire Luddite Riots ; his second comes back from the Crimea in 1856 to Glasgow to find industry booming and jobs to be had for the asking; the third, a boot factory-hand, is one of the three million unemployed of today whose existence challenges scientists, economists, and politicians to cure the evils of industrialism by the proper application of the technique of production and distribution. This is essentially a play of ideas, with little action, but it grips by the reality of its theme and its relevance to present-day conditions, and the naturalness of its dialogue.
National Programme Daventry

'Stardust and Sawdust'

A Play for Broadcasting in Six Scenes by LAURIE DEVINE and T. W. REES
The Cast will include:
PATRICK WADDINGTON , EVELYN NEILSON , LESLIE FRENCH , CYRIL NASH , RICHARD HURNDALL , GEORGE SANDERS , REGINALD PURDELL , JOAN HARE , HERMIONE GINGOLD , JANET TAYLOR , THEODORE SMYTHE , PASCOE THORNTON , JOHN Y. SMART , CHARLES GROVES , ETHEL LODGE , PERCY PARSONS (by permission of the Gaumont-British
Picture Corporation), GEORGE FOSTER
Regional Programme London

' STARDUST AND SAWDUST'

A play for broadcasting in six scenes by LAURIE DEVINE and T. W. REES
Production by PETER CRESWELL
Time and Places of the Action :
Scene 1. A travelling circus outside Potchcfstroom, Transvaal, South Africa. 1912
Scene II. A Burlesque theatre off State Street,
Chicago. 1913
Scene III. A trench. ' somewhere in France.'
1918
Scene IV. Chelsea, with the Bright Young
People. 1928
Scone V. A small travelling circus at Pinner.
1928
Scene VI. A private ward in a hospital. 1928
Characters :
A compère
Mavis, a contortionist Johnny, an acrobat
Fred Pringle , the Ringmaster Bozo , a clown
Helen, a soubrotte Ruben, a pianist
Jimmy, a comedian Buddy, a producer
Edward J. Grant , a Canadian soldier Patsy O'Rourke , an Irish soldier Bert Jones , a Cockney soldier Cohen, a Jewish soldier Betty, a hostess Valerie, a guest
Petronella, a guest Dicky, a guest
Peter, a gate-crasher Cyril, a gate-crasher
Circus turns, attendants, chorus girls, audience, a fortune teller, side-show proprietors, a barker, guests, and other voices
The cast will include :
PATRICK WADDINGTON ; EVELYN NEILSON ; LESLIE FRENCH; CYRIL NASH ; RICHARD HURNDALL ; GEORGE SANDERS ; REGINALD PURDELL ; JOAN HARE ; HERMIONE GINGOLD ; JANET TAYLOR ; THEODORE SMYTHE ; PASCOE THORNTON ; JOHN Y. Smart ; CHARLES GROVES; ETHEL LODGE; PERCY PARSONS (By permission of the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, Ltd. ; GEORGE
FOSTER
This exciting and atmospheric play of circua life has the stamp of reality. It is the first work for broadcasting of Laurie Devine and her brother, Tom Rees , two well-known dancers who were born within smell of the sawdust ring. Their father toured Australia and the East with Wirth's and Pillis' circuses; the two children were born in Australia, and Laurie Devine started her career at a tender age as a contortionist. London acclaimed her in Cochran's On With the Dance; Tom and Laurie Devine became a favourite cabaret dancing act, and here they are breaking into radio playwriting.
Regional Programme London

'Flags on the Matterhom'

A Play for broadcasting adapted by I. D. BENZIE and BARBARA BURNHAM from the German of Gasbarra and Pfeil
Characters in order of speaking :
A Guide; A Man Tourist; First Narrator; Mr. Brown; Mr. Simpson; A Woman Tourist; Other Tourists ; Second Narrator ; Mr. Green ; Mr. Thompson; Mr. Whymper; Jean Antoine Carrel; Luc, the hunchback; Old Matteo; A Peasant; Gorret; Signor Giordano ; Peter Taugwalder ; Favre, the Landlord ; Mr. Hadow; Zermatt Peasants; Cisare Carrel; Daniel Maquignez ; Croz; A Boots; Lord Francis Douglas ; Inn Servant; Rev. Mr. Hudson:
A Bailiff; Young Taugwalder
The cast will include:
FELIX AYLMER ; WALTER HORSBURGH ; WILLIAM FAZAN ; GORDON MCLEOD ; CYRIL NASH ; FRANCIS JAMES ; DINO GALVANI ; RUSTOM MEDORA; BERNARD BENOLIEL ; PASCOE THORNTON ; FRANK DENTON ; GEORGE SANDERS ; RICHARD HURNDALL ; HARALD COLONNA ; CYRIL GARDINER ; THEODORE SMYTHE ; JOCK NANGLE; JOAN HARE ; JOHN Y. SMART; F. VON BERGEN; ARVID LANGUI; ETHEL
LODGE
Produced by PETER CRESWELL
(To be broadcast again in the Daventry National
Programme tomorrow night)
National Programme Daventry

Flags on the Matterhorn

The Cast will include:
FELIX AYLMER; WALTER HORSBURGH; WILLIAM FAZAN; GORDON McLEOD; CYRIL NASH; FRANCIS JAMES; Dino GALVANI; Rus-TOM MEDORA; BERNARD BENOLIEL; PASCOE THORNTON; FRANK DENTON; GEORGE SANDERS; RICHARD HURNDALL; HARALD COLONNA; CYRIL GARDINER; THEODORE SMYTHE; Jock NANGLE; JOAN HARE; JOHN Y. Smart; F. VON BERGEN; ARVID LANGUI; ETHEL LODGE.
(See centre column and article on Whymper and the Matterhorn on page 811)
National Programme Daventry

Trafalgar'

Being episodes from ' The Dynasts '
By THOMAS HARDY
Arranged by ALLAN WADE
The Cast will include :
Allan Wade , Richard Hurndall , John Boxer , H. B. Longhurst , Alban Blakelock , Wallace Evenett , Charles Wreford , Franklyn Bellamy , J. Leslie Frith , Norman MacLennan , Phillip Godfrey , Ronald Kerr , Leslie Perrins , Douglas Burbidge Adrian Thomas , Harold Reese , Frederick Peisley , Irene Rooke , Henry Morrell , Lance George
Regional Programme London

Twelve Plays for Broadcasting VII— 'MATINEE'

A Farcical Fantasy
Specially written for the microphone by P. H. Lennox
With music by LESLIE WOODGATE
Extra numbers by DENNIS ARUNDELL
Produced by LANCE SIEVEKING
Date of original broadcast. May 21, 1930
Dulcie Domus , our Heroine
Harold Domus , her Husband
Lily Domus ; her Daughter Herbie Domus , her
Son Annie , her Maid-of-all-work The Butcher
The Grocer her Tradesmen The Fishmonger
Mrs. Other, her Neighbour
A Voice on the Wireless; An Announcer;
Her Guests and the Mayor
The Cast will include :
Ray Wallace , Harold Scott , Norman Shelley , Richard Hurndall , Gladys Young , Hermione Gingold , Charles H. Mason , Ronald Hill , Philip Wade , Basil Lindsay , Eric Lugg , Elizabeth Addison , Edward Craven , Christine Hartley , Ethel Lodge , Geoffrey Lawrence , Joan Davis and The Revue Chorus
National Programme Daventry

Twelve Plays for Broadcasting -VIII 'OBSESSION'

A radio play by DULCIMA GLASBY
Produced by PETER CRESWELL
(First produced August I, 1930)
Characters :
Peter Farquharson Dick Farquharson Mr. Farquharson Mrs. Farquharson Wilkins , stableman Matron Doctor
Randle, parlourmaid Dennis Ian
Pat Undergraduates
Bill
Professor
Theatre Attendant Theatre Manager Railway Porter
Captain of Liner
Bob Henderson , Boss of a lumber camp Mary, his daughter
Tom, foreman of a lumber camp
Servants, Undergraduates, Theatre-goers,
Lumbermen, and others
Cast :
PASCOE THORNTON , PATRICK WADDINGTON , CYRIL NASH , GLADYS YOUNG, DOUGLAS Ross , ETHEL LODGE, HERMIONE GINGOLD , BEATRICE GILBERT , JOAN HARE , WILLIAM FAZAN , DRELINCOURT ODLUM, JAMES TOVEY , THEODORE SMYTHE , RONALD HILL, RICHARD HURNDALL , HUGH HARE , CHARLES FARRELL , Roy EMERTON , LAURIE DEVINE , TOM REES , LESLIE BRADLEY , ERNEST DIGGES ,
JOHN HENDRICKS
This is the second revival of this exciting thriller, which was last broadcast on August 25, 1932. It is the work of a former B.B.C. play-adaptor, who makes full use of the resources of radio production to obtain vivid and impressionistic effects. The theme is fear, and the conquering of fear. Two young brothers are experimenting with gas, when fire follows an explosion, and Dick Farquharson believes that his elder brother, Peter, loseshis life through a moment's cowardice on his own part. As a result, fear obsesses him. In the gallery of an opera house he mistakes the clang of a workman's tool in an adjacent building for a fire-bell, and creates a panic. Despising himself, he runs away to Canada, where eventually, by conquering his fear of heights, he makes good and wins the girl he loves. Cyril Nash is one of our earliest actors and is an important addition to a large cast of which Gladys Young , Douglas Ross , Charles Farrell , and Roy Emerton were in the first revival. Gladys Young was also in the original production. Obsession will be broadcast again tomorrow night in the London Regional Programme.
National Programme Daventry

Twelve Plays for Broadcasting

'THE THREE MUSKETEERS'
.\ Melodrama adapted from Dumas' novel by TYRONE GUTHRIE and PATRICK RIDDELL
With incidental music by VICTOR HELY -
HUTCHINSON
Part I
' The Diamond Studs '
The Cast includes :
GUY PELHAM BOULTON; IVAN SAMSON ; NORMAN SHEI. LEY; WILFRID FLETCHER ; CARLETON HOBBS ; GWENDOLEN EVANS ; CYRIL NASH ; ARTHUR EVANS ; LIONEL SCOTT ; THEODORE SMYTHE ; PASCOE THORNTON ; JANET TAYLOR ; RICHARD HURNDALL ; JAMES TOVEY ;
DOUGLAS Ross
Orchestra conducted by S. KNEALE KELLEY
This radio version of Dumas' novel was first broadcast on November 17 and 18, 1932, its first part in the Daventry National programme and its second part in the London Regional. The same procedure will be followed in this revival. The first part (in tonight'sprogramme) carries the story up to the great ball in Paris on the Eve of All Souls, and shows how D'Artagnan saves the face of Anne of Austria to the confusion of Richelieu ; while part two (in tomorrow's London Regional programme) paints the villainies of Milady in higher lights and carries the story on to her catastrophe.
Regional Programme London

Twelve Plays for Broadcasting

'THE THREE MUSKETEERS'
A Melodrama adapted from Dumas's novel by TYRONE GUTHRIE and PATRICK RIDDELL
With Incidental Music by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
Part Two
'Milady'
(See. centre column)
Regional Programme Scotland

' Clyde Built'

A Play in Three Acts by GEORGE BLAKE
Ccst in order of their speaking :
The action passes in what the Crockett's call, quite simply, the sitting-room on An afternoon in April An evening in August and An evening in September in the year 1913
The Play produced by GORDON GILDARD
(From Glasgow)
As the giant Cunarder No. 534 nears completion, a programme about the Clyde and shipping becomes more and more topical. Clyde Built was first produced by the Scottish National Players at the Athenaeum Theatre, Glasgow, in 1922. The play deals with the fortunes of a Greenock ship-building family prior to the Great War. Matthew Crockett retires from business in favour of his son, Tom Crockett , but the latter through some frailty of character is far from successful in the business. Indeed, the firm of Crockett is on the verge of bankruptcy and it would appear that the family can be saved from destitution only by amalgamating with a combine. Matthew Crockett 's grand-daughter, Jean Bannerman , becomes a pawn in the game and it is settled that she will marry the son of Sir William Merson when the transfer of the business takes place. The return of her lover, Captain Douglas, who was believed to have been drowned, upsets the plans that have been made and Matthew Crockett dramatically tears the transfer deeds in pieces and flings them in the fire. Clyde-built stands for honest workmanship and sterling character.
National Programme Daventry

Clyde Built'

A Play in Three Acts by GEORGE BLAKE
(From Glasgow)
This play, as well as its title, is Clyde-built, for its author was a young Glasgow pressman twelve years ago when it was first produced by the Scottish National Players. It has weathered the years-unlike the ship that plays so potent a part in it-the North Star. But then, though she was built on the Clyde, she was jerry-built by interlopers, Mersons Ltd., and she foundered in the first gale.
If this play was only about the Clyde and shipping, it might have had no longer a life, but, as the author with some tenderness confesses, it is the love story of Jean Bannerman. We see the story unfold from three points of view. The firm of Crockett has been building ships' boats for nearly a century, and Jean's honest and unpretentious grandfather, Matthew Crockett , has retired, leaving affairs in the hands of his son, Tom. The old people believe that things are still prosperous, and get their awakening.
Then there is the point of view of Tom, Jean's uncle, and of Helen, her ambitious aunt, who, to stave off bankruptcy, would sell the business to the Mersons-and sell Jean, too. For Stanley Merson would make that part of the bargain.
Lastly comes Jean's point of view.
She loves Captain Harry Douglas , whose first ship is to be the North Star on her maiden voyage. But Jean's mother will not hear of her marrying a sailor because the girl's father was lost at sea. In a poignant farewell she cries : ' Take me and kiss me and hold me-close, close close !'
She is left alone in spirit in the house at Greenock, overlooking the Clyde. Time passes and the North Star is reported overdue and then lost. Pressure to marry Stanley Merson is brought to bear on her by nearly everyone. What does it matter whom she marries now Harry is dead ? The bargain is to go through ; Crockett's to be sold. But Jean's grandmother says : ' It's sellin' an immortal soul that makes me feel like killing somebody'.
That is the situation, steeped in tragedy and pity and human suffering, which leads up to the drama of the last act. George Blake wrote stuff to endure when he wrote Clyde-Built. Twelve years old it may be, but it doesn't date, because our loves and passions and cupidities have a way of not changing.
Regional Programme London

'In the Shadow'

A play for broadcasting by HORTON GIDDY
The main action of the play takes place on board a British destroyer which is lying at anchor in a tropical bay where, except for native fishing craft, the only other vessel is a foreign cruiser.
It is an hour before sunset when the play opens.
The voices heard are :
Also Newsboys, Restaurant Customers, Street Cryers, Travellers by Train, etc., etc. : WALTER HORSBRUGH , NORAH CAULFEILD , and PATRICIA GODFREY
The Production by PETER CRESWELLL
Regional Programme Scotland

'In the Shadow'

A play for broadcasting by HORTON GIDDY
The main action of the play takes place on board a British destroyer which is lying at anchor in a tropical bay where, except for native fishing craft, the only other vessel is a foreign cruiser.
It is an hour before sunset when the play opens.
The voices heard are :
Also Newsboys, Restaurant Customers, Street Cryers, Travellers by Train, etc., etc. : WALTER HORSBRUGH , NORAH CAULFIELD and PATRICIA GODFREY
The Production by PETER CRESWELL






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