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Regional Programme Western

Aerial Tour in the Black Mountains

An Adventure in Time and Space
Devised and presented by JOHN MOORE and FRANCIS WORSLEY in which
A young man with a rucksack en- counters Gerald the Welshman, an itinerant; George Borrow , a literary traveller
Mr. Black, an elegant peripatetic, and certain inhabitants of those parts
Regional Programme London

A Branch of Arbutus A Song Cycle

THE ARBUTUS, or, as known in Southern Ireland, the Strawberry Tree, bears luxuriant foliage, brilliant flowers and a berry-like, red fruit, and is associated with such fragrant sentiments as are lavender and myrtle. ' My love is an arbutus ' is one of the oldest and most beautiful of folk songs. Thus it is easy to see why Mrs. Needham has named the settings of Irish poems contained in this song-cycle ' A Branch of Arbutus '.
Alicia Adelaide Needham, an Irish musician, has composed some hundreds of songs, many of which have had a tremendous popularity.
National Programme Daventry

The British Empire-2

The Colonial Empire
' White and Black in East Africa '
A Discussion between Sir EDWARD GRIGG , K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., and Dr. J. H. OLDHAM
APPROXIMATELY 15,000 white settlers live in Kenya and 3,000,000 Africans, 40,000 Indians, and 10,000 Arabs. How shall these races live side by side to their mutual advantage ? That is the question to be discussed in the broadcast this evening.
Sir Edward Grigg ,- D.S.O., M.C., has sat as National Conservative member for Altrincham since 1933. After a brilliant university and journalistic career, he joined the Grenadier Guards in 1914, and achieved something unprecedented by rising within three years from ensign to G.S.O.i of the Guards Division. Amongst many other activities, he was Private Secretary to Mr. Lloyd George from 1921 to 1922, M.P. for Oldham 1922-5, and Secretary to the Rhodes Trustees , 1923-5. He was Governor of Kenya Colony from 1925 to 1931.
Dr. J. H. Oldham has been secretary of the International Missionary Council since 1921 ; Administrative Director of the International Institute of African languages and cultures ; a member of the Advisory Committee on education in the Colonies ; of the Institut Colonial International ; of the East Africa Commission on Closer Union from 1927 to 1928.
National Programme Daventry

'The Pace Egg'

or ' St George 's Annual Play
As performed until recent years on Good Friday at Midgley, near Halifax, and revived in 1932 as a direct result of a studio broadcast in Leeds
Characters :
Performed and relayed from the main street of the village of Midgley, where the village folk are assembled for the festivities
(North Regional Programme)
CUT OF THE SACRIFICE and ritual of primitive times evolved mock sacrifice, born of the. instinct of play in the human race. At hohday time folk festivals were performed, and in medieval days the sword dance sprang up all over Britain. The dancers were young men who often blacked their faces, and invariably ' killed each other a ' doctor' coming along and bringing the ' dead ' to life.
From the sword dance evolved the Mummers' play, in which mock sacrifice again was the principal motif.
The hero was generally St. George, or Sir George, or Prince George, and his opponents were various. Sometimes the devil had to be slain and he was little Devil Doubt, Little Jack , or (as in this play) Old Tosspot , with his rag dolls.
The great point of interest is that these Mummers' plays have survived —the text and the characters vary with the district. The dragon hard y ever appears, but St. George usually refers to his exploit.
The ' Pace-eggers ' or ' Pasque-eggers ' nlav as its name suggests, is appropriate to Easter. The villagers, moving from place to place, perform and collect the offerings; the players being known as mummers, or guisers, owing to their disguise, and in Cornwall, geese-dancers. The Pace Egg has been performed at Midgley, Yorkshire, for over a hundred years.
Regional Programme Scotland

Grand Concert

(19.10) Under the auspices of THE INVERSNECKY MUTUAL AMUSEMENT
SOCIETY to celebrate the opening of the new Town Hall, Inversnecky
The Hall will be declared open by The Laird Himself,
HARRY GORDON
Esquire of Inversnecky
The Platform Party will include :
ARTHUR BLACK
A. E. CRUICKSHANK
THEODORE CROZIER
RUBY DUNCAN
TOM FORBES
GEORGE ROWNTREE HARVEY
WILLIE MESTON
THOMAS MCKAY
ADDIE Ross
HALL AND COMPANY'S CHOIR
Conducted by THOMAS AYRTON
The Opening Ceremony and Concert will be relayed by the B.B.C. from
7.10 to 8.0
(Aberdeen Programme)
2BD Aberdeen

A Grand Concert

Under the auspices of THE INVERSNECKY MUTUAL AMUSEMENT
SOCIETY to celebrate the opening of the new Town Hall, Inversnecky
The Hall will be declared open by The Laird Himself,
HARRY GORDON
Esquire of Inversnecky
The Platform Party will include :
ARTHUR BLACK
A. E. CRUICKSHANK
THEODORE CROZIER
RUBY
DUNCAN TOM FORBES
GEORGE ROWNTREE HARVEY
WILLIE MESTON THOMAS McKay
ADDIE Ross
HALL AND COMPANY'S CHOIR
Conducted by THOMAS AYRTON
The Opening Ceremony and Concert will be relayed by the B.B.C. from 7.10 to 8.0
National Programme Daventry

A Royal Night of Variety on the occasion of the ROYAL COMMAND PERFORMANCE

at the London Palladium
Note: The Second General News
Bulletin will be broadcast during the interval in the programme at the London Palladium. (The exact time was announced during the First and Second News yesterday and the First News today.
2BE Belfast

A Royal Night of Variety

A Programme from Stage and Studio on the occasion of the ROYAL COMMAND
PERFORMANCE in aid of the Variety Artistes' Benevolent Fund and Institution, given in the presence of Their Majesties, THE KING and QUEEN at the London Palladium
(Direction, George Black )
The following Artists will broadcast from the Stage of the London Palladium
LUCAN and McSHANE
Comedy Couple
ELSIE and DORIS WATERS
Gert and Daisy
GEORGE ROBEY
The Prime Minister of Mirth '
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
MURRAY and MOONEY
Comedians
GEORGE CLARKE
Comedy Sketch
BILLY BENNETT Almost a Gentleman
A Grand Finale with JACK HYLTON and his BOYS
THE PALLADIUM ORCHESTRA under the direction of RICHARD
CREAN
Interludes from the Studio
Linking Music by THE B.B.C. THEATRE
ORCHESTRA
Conducted by KNEALE KELLEY
Prologue and Epilogue
Specially written by JOHN DRINKWATER
(National Programme)
Note : The Second General News Bulletin will be broadcast during the interval in the programme at the London Palladium. (The exact time was announced during the First and Second News yesterday and the First News today)
National Programme Daventry

Variety

HEBE HAWORTH and DENNIS
REDHEAD
He, She, and a Piano
GEORGE BUCK
Comedian
BOBBIE COMBER , assisted by MYLES CLIFTON in a Sketch
'ORDER TO VIEW'
By FRED COYNE
MARIO LORENZI
Harp Solos
THE TWO ODDMENTS
(Ethel Revnell and Gracie West)
LEONARD HENRY
Comedian
THE B.B.C. THEATRE
ORCHESTRA
Under the direction of KNEALE KELLEY
HEBE HAWORTH and Dennis Redhead met at Felixstowe in a concert party, started out at the end of the season as a double turn, and have been ' He, She, and a Piano ' ever since. Hebe comes from a theatrical family, and showed it by winning a prize for singing ' She Sells Sea-Shells on the Sea-Shore ' when she was three years old.
George Buck is one of that select band who were the first to give out laughter over the air from the little studio at Marconi House. More recently he did a lot of good work with Charles Brewer in the Midlands.
In ' Order to View ' Bobbie Comber is to play a Cockney caretaker of a house to let, which will be a distinct change from the irate father in the sketch he has been playing for the last seven months.
Mario Lorenzi is the only harpist to play hot jazz ; but he is just as much at home playing a classical solo. He has played in concerts, music-halls, jazz-bands, symphony orchestras, on the air, and even appeared in television.
Leonard Henry , unique in that he comes from playing Lancelot Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice to Variety, has the incorrigible habit of re-writing his patter at the last minute. He says he always thinks of something better. He always used to walk on the stage with a black cat under his arm, but it died, and he was too fond of it to replace it, though he has several black cats at home.
' The Two Oddments ' were such a success as the Ugly Sisters at the Palace, Manchester, last Christmas, that Julian Wylie has booked them for his next year's pantomime in the West End.
Regional Programme Scotland

'Buchan and the '45 '

A play by HELEN DREVER , on Lord Pitsligo and the people of Buchan, during and after the Rising
Characters : and Buchan gentlemen, Jacobites,
Recruits, Soldiers, Servants, etc. played by JOHN GRASSIE , JOHN GLENNON , BRUCE WATSON , CHARLES T. WILLIAMS , ROBERT EDDIE , P. WYNESS CHAPMAN and WILLIAM CARNEGIE
The incidents cover the period
1745-1756
Produced by GORDON GILDARD
(Aberdeen Programme)
2BD Aberdeen

' Buchan and the '45 '

A Play by HELEN DREVER , on Lord Pitsligo and the people of Buchan, during and after the Rising
Characters : and Buchan gentlemen, Jacobites, Recruits, Soldiers, Servants, etc. Played by John Grassie , John Glennon , Bruce Watson , Charles T. Williams , Robert Eddie , P. Wyness Chapman and William Carnegie
The incidents cover the period 1745-
1756
Produced by GORDON GILDARD
2BE Belfast

: You shall have Music ... *

A non-stop musical variety
THE GUITAR1 PIONEERS Hawaiian and Spanish Guitars
GEORGE HATCH
Character Songs rAMES MOODY and EDDIE PEARL
Two Pianos
HUGO THOMPSON and MARY
JOHNSTON
Musical Comedy Duets
WILLIAM HENRY
Mouth Organ
THE VERSATILE THREE
Syncopation
HUGO CAVOLLI
Violin Virtuosities
ANNA MEAKIN and DOROTHY MORROW
Harmony at Two Pianos
AUBREY CUPPLES and BENA
BLACK
Banjo and Spanish Guitar Duets
RODNEY MALCOLMS ON
Monologues
GLADYS SKUCE
Siffieuse
ARNIE KITSON
Xylophone and DAVID CURRY and his
ORCHESTRA
Regional Programme Scotland

A SCOTTISH RELIGIOUS SERVICE

Relayed from The Miller Memorial
U.F. Church, Glasgow
Conducted by the Rev. JOHN SERVICE, LL.B., and the Rev. BRUCE B. BLACK -
WOOD, B.D.
Order of Service
Organ Prelude
Call to Worship
Psalm No. 24, vv. 7 to end (Tune,
St. Georges, Edinburgh)
Prayer
Hymn, Father of heaven Whose love profound (Tune, Rivaulx) (Rv. C.H.,
Scripture Lesson, Isaiah xl-Read by Major E. J. DONALDSON
Hymn, There is a land of pure delight
(Tune, Beatitude) (Rv. C.H., 328)
Address by the Rev. BRUCE B. BLACK -
WOOD, B.D., Moderator of the Assembly of the United Free Church of Scotland
Prayer
Hymn, Through the night of doubt and sorrow (Tune, St. Oswald) (Rv. C.H., 214)
Benediction
National Programme Daventry

Nelson'

A Play to Commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar,
October 21, 1805
Regional Programme Midland

' The Black Dog of Hergest '

A dramatisation of a Herefordshire folk-tale by HELEN ENOCH
Scene i. A sitting-room in Hergest
Court one hundred years ago.
Characters
Martha Jones , caretaker.
Emily Davies , her friend
Scene 2. (a) Outside the palisade ot Hergest Court, 1468; (b) Inside the great hall
Characters
Hildebrand, a Yorkist nobleman ; Owen, his serving man ; Black Vaughan ; Retainers ; Serving man; Welsh bard;
Welsh serving maid
Scene 3. Kington Market, about 1470
Characters
Watkins, a market carrier ; Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Hughes : Market women; George
Morgan ; Wesley Evans , a verger
Scene 4. Hergest Court one hundred years ago
Characters
Martha Jones; Emily Davies ;
John Jones
The cast includes
NITA VALERIE , JOHN LANG , GLADYS JOINER , ALFRED BUTLER , HILDA BIRCH , GODFREY BASELEY , MABEL FRANCE, JOHN BENTLEY , DENIS FOLWELL , HELEN
ENOCH
Production by MARTYN C. WEBSTER
Helen Enoch is a native of Leominster, and studied at Hereford County College. She began literary work with The Contemporary Review in 1920 ; and has broadcast frequently on legends and folk-lore. Her microphone appearances total one short of a hundred, and she was the first person to broadcast from the present Birmingham Studios in Broad Street, in January, 1926.
Regional Programme Scotland

Excerpts from the Pantomime 'Simple Simon'

with TOMMY MORGAN
BABETTE O'DEAL (principal girl)
NORA CHAPMAN (principal boy)
PETER SINCLAIRE
ROBERT WOOLARD (baron)
THE MASON SISTERS
DORIS EDWARDS
GORDON RAY 'S 16 GIRLS
Produced by CHARLES DENVILLE
Relayed from
The Empire Theatre, Glasgow
(By permuission of George Black of The Empire
Theatre,Glasgow)
With Interludes by THE SCOTTISH
STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Regional Programme London

The Black Dog of Hergest'

A dramatisation of a Herefordshire Folk
Tale by HELEN ENOCH
Prologue : A sitting-room in Hergect
Court one hundred years ago
Characters
Martha Jones. caretaker Emily Davies , her friend
Scene 1 : Outside the Palisade of Hergest
Court, 1468
Scene 2 : Inside the Great Hall
Characters
Hildebrand, a Yorkist nobleman
Owen, his serving-man
Black Vaughan
Retainers
Welsh Serving Maid
Scene 3 : Kington Market some time since 1470
Characters
Mrs. Lewis
Mrs.
Morgan Mrs. Evans } Market Women Mrs. Hughes
George Morgan
Wesley Evans , a verger
Watkins, a market carrier
Epilogue : A sitting-room in Hergest
Court one hundred years ago
Characters
Martha Jones
Emily Davies
John Jones
The cast includes : NITA VALERIE , JOHH LANG , GLADYS JOINER , ALFRED BUTLER , HILDA BIRCH , GODFREY BASELEY , MABEL FRANCE, JOHN BENTLEY , DENIS FOLWELL
Produced by MARTYN C. WEBSTER
Regional Programme Midland

The Black Dog of Hergest '

A dramatisation of a Herefordshire
Folk Tale by HELEN ENOCH
Prologue : A sitting room in Hergest
Court one hundred years ago
Characters
Martha Jones , caretaker Emily Davies , her friend
Scene I : Outside the Palisade of Hergest Court, 1468
Scene 2 : Inside the Great Hall
Characters
Hildebrand, a Yorkist Nobleman Owen, his serving man Black Vaughan Retainers
Welsh Serving Maid
Scene 3 : Kington Market some time since 1470
Characters
Mrs. Lewis
Mrs.
Morgan Mrs. Evans }Market Women Mrs. Hughes George Morgan
Wesley Evans , a verger
Watkins, a market carrier
Epilogue : A sitting-room in Hergest
Court one hundred years ago
Characters
Martha Jones Emily Davies John Jones
The cast includes : NITA VALERIE , JOHN LANG , GLADYS JOINER , ALFRED BUTLER , HILDA BIRCH , GODFREY BASE LEY, MABEL FRANCE, JOHN BENTLEY ,
DENIS FOLWELL
Produced by MARTYN C. WEBSTER
Regional Programme Northern Ireland

'THE ROMANTICS'

A play in one act by GEORGE MITOFSKY
Characters
Mr. Kent, a respected middle-class father
Mrs. Kent, his wife Eileen, their maid
John Denton , a young novelist
Cynthia, the Kents' younger daughter Angela, her sister, in love with John Arnold Brown , Mrs. Kent's preference for Angela
The entire action takes place in the Kents' drawing-room
The cast includes : J. R. MAGEEAN , CHARLOTTE TEDLIE, MARY BRAITH-WAITE, BRYAN CULLEN , MARY BLACK, BEATRICE HURWITZ , and J. S. N.
SEWELL
Produced by S. A. BULLOCH






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