Part 2-The Guv'nor of Daly's
An illustrated biography compiled and written by S. R. Littlewood
The cast will include the following artists
Compère, S. R. Littlewood
The BBC Theatre Chorus and BBC Theatre Orchestra (leader, Tate Gilder ), conductor, Stanford Robin son
Production by Gordon McConnel , in collaboration with Mark H. Lubbock
Listeners will remember that the first George Edwardes programme, broadcast in June, traced ' the Guv'nor's ' history from the days of the early Gaiety burlesques — Faust Up-to-Date, Carmen Up-to-Date, and the rest-to the musical-comedy period.
This second programme, covering the Daly's period, will trace the gradual evolution of musical comedy into operetta with such productions as The Merry Widow, The Count of Luxembourg, and The Dollar Princess. It is an exciting story, for Edwardes was saved almost from ruin by The Merry Widow and the £150,000 it brought him.
This programme will be broadcast again on Saturday (Regionaf, 6.0)
A Jubilee of Association
Devised by Stephen Potter
From chaos to order - the history of the internal organisation of a great game; with scenes from the past, and some account of difficulties overcome. Further illustrated by comments on the present by the game's leaders today
Produced by John Pudney and Stephen Potter
Among those whose voices will be heard are:-
C.E. Sutcliffe, President of the League
George Allison, Manager of the Arsenal
S.F. Rous, Secretary of the Football Association
Ivan Sharpe, leading Football Journalist
Also taking part are:
This is the jubilee year of the Football League, founded by William McGregor in 1888, and the idea of the programme is to tell its eventful history in short dramatised scenes, linked up by a narrator. Listeners will hear about the days when clubs refused to make fixtures, and how the League at last organised them and arranged that clubs of the same status should play together. With every match a cup-tie as it were, the Football League has enormously increased interest in professional football, with an organisation that is copied all over the world.
Oxford v. Cambridge
A commentary during the first day's play, by E. W. Swanton, from Lord's Today the rival universities start on their second century of matches. Last year's game was the hundredth, and of these hundred Cambridge have won 46, Oxford 38, and 16 have been left drawn. It is an interesting, if somewhat disquieting, reflection on modern cricket that of these sixteen drawn matches five have occurred during the last ten years, and a similar tendency has been noticed in the Eton v. Harrow matches. All the same 'Varsity cricket is usually cricket at its best, with both sides all out to win, and the match this year should prove to be a closely fought game.
The 'Varsity match is generally regarded as a testing ground for future amateur county cricketers, and more than a few who have proved themselves in this game at Lord's have gone on to win higher honours. Among these might be mentioned C. B. Fry , A. P. F. Chapman , E. Crawley. E. R. T. Holmes , R. W. V. Robins , Norman Yardley , P. A. Gibb , and the wizard Duleepsinjhi.
Radiolympia is the outstanding event of the year in broadcasting. It is designed to put before listeners throughout the country the very latest models and ideas in radio sets. Here listeners may meet and exchange opinions and here they may get expert advice. The Exhibition opens on Thursday, and with the exception of Sunday, will remain open until Saturday week. It will be held for a week in Glasgow from August 31 to September 8.
Throughout the ten days in London and during the week at Glasgow broadcast stars will entertain all who go to the Exhibition. So far as London is concerned, broadcasts will be given on Thursday (National) and on Saturday (Regional) the first week, and on the Monday and Saturday (National) and on the Wednesday (Regional) the second week.
Radiolympia will be decorated in blue and gold, with floodlighting effects which will change the colour scheme according to the temperature outside. If it is hot, the audience will be cooled with an opal tint of early morning.
If it is cold, they will be warmed with a sunset-rose. The actual ventilation will be kept at a uniform temperature by means of a special plant.
Madeline Howard (soprano)
The Whinyates String Quartet:
Seymour Whinyates (violin)
Dorothy Everitt (violin)
Veronica Gotch (viola)
Helen Just (violoncello)
Miss RHODA POWER: 'Children of Other Days :
1731-1931—II, The Flight to Varennes'
3.5 STORY FOR YOUNGER PUPILS
Miss RHODA POWER: The Monks and the Robin' (Breton)
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
The Children's Hour
' Pig and Pepper', from Alice in Wonderland', by LEWIS CARROLL , arranged as a dialogue story, with incidental music played by THE OLOF
The Woodman, No. 2
CHILDREN will remember going with A. Bonnet Laird on an imaginary country walk three weeks ago, and this afternoon they are to be taken again.
Perhaps snow will be on the ground and then they may be shown the patterns made by wild creatures-the criss-cross made by the feet of birds, the slothlike depressions made by the feet of rabbits.
Or perhaps nature will have painted the landscape with frost, and Bonnet Laird will point out how lovely a picture it can be. Or perhaps it will be one of those mild days when the birds think of nesting, and the first coltsfoot peeps yellow from the verge of the road.
For the spring is coming; in a month it will be here. Three weeks from now your friend, ' The Woodman ', will be telling you about the birds' nests ; some, like the robin's, hidden away in secret places, some, like the blackbird's, big and brazen for all to see.