The Edward German discography

Fallen Fairies 1938 Broadcast


The following information was contributed by Arthur Robinson:

The London Times of Saturday, Apr 23, 1938 (pg. 8) lists among the radio
programmes to be broadcast "songs and scenes from Fallen Fairies; or, The
Wicked World, a light fantastic opera; lyrics by W.S. Gilbert; music by
Edward German; with Lorely Dyer, Doris Vane, Dennis Noble, Stanley Pope,
Jean Roper, Thelma Sheehan; The B.B.C. Women’s Chorus and the B.B.C.
Theatre Orchestra, conductor, Stanford Robinson".

The broadcast actually appeared on Apr 24 at 9:05pm.

Produced By: Gordon McConnel
Unknown: Gwen Williams
Leader: Tate Gilder
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Selene (Queen of the Fairies): Lorely Dyer
Darine (one of Selene's subjects): Doris Vane
Lutin (a goblin): Dennis Noble
Sir Phyllon (a mortal): Dennis Noble
Sir Ethais (another mortal): Stanley Pope
The Fairy-Story Teller: Thelma Sheehan

For (not much) more information about the broadcast, see the BBC Genome project at

This broadcast has probably not been preserved.

There was, apparently, another broadcast with other selections from Edward German operas in 1939, after which "Fallen Fairies" was heard no more on the airwaves.

The Graphic, Dec 25 1909