From page 69 of 'When Two or Three '
EMELIE WALLER : 'Vegetable Pies and Puddings '
At The Organ of The Regal,
Directed by Joseph Muscant
The Commodore Theatre,
Directed by Frank Cantell
As an. alternative to the Scottish Regional Programme for Schools, from 14.00 to
16.30 Scottish National will radiate the Regional Programme. Details at foot of page.
14.05 (-14.25) Round the Countryside-5
' Bird Protection : 2-Eggs'
BECAUSE birds' eggs are in themselves lovely things, and there is a thrill in finding them, and their variety of colouring makes them something to be coveted like a Newfoundland postage stamp ; above all, because they are forbidden, they are, and must always be, a temptation to a boy or girl.
But one has only to point out that birds' nesting is cruel ; that if they take an egg they are depriving a mother of her child and taking a life, to win the best boys and girls over to the side of the birds.
They have enough enemies-cats, weasels, marauders of their own species like cuckoos and crows ; they have storms to contend with; they have their own misguided instinct in building nests in places like old ventilators and chimneys, and even a goods truck which, lying in a siding in the south, may carry the nest and eggs to the north of England.
But, above all, what will appeal most to the boy and girl is the bravery of the mother bird who will sit close on her eggs, indifferent to approaching danger. If there is one thing lovelier than the hedge-sparrow's sky-blue eggs in their cup of moss and feathers, it is the courage of the little mother bird, so alert but steadfast, as she sits on her nest almost begging you with her bright eyes to leave her alone.
14.30 (-15.30) Music
Sir WALFORD DAVIES : ' Refrains, Burdens, and Fa-la-las '. 14.30, Introductory Course. 15.00, Advanced
15.33 Reading Test
15-35 Early Stages in French
H. M. STÉPHAN assisted by E. R. MONTEIL
THE PORTLAND STRING QUARTET:
Alan Bartlett (violin); Ralph Nicholson (violin) ; Violet Brough (viola) ;
Barbara Amor-Wright (violoncello)
VAUGHAN WELSH (baritone)
Directed by HENRY HALL
The Children's Hour
' The Tale of Ernest the Policeman ' -another Toytown Adventure by S. G. HULME BEAMAN , with incidental music, played by THE GERSHOM
A Selection of Verse
S. G. Hulme
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
BEETHOVEN'S PIANOFORTE SONATAS played by JOHN HUNT
Sonata in F (Op. 10, No. 2)
I. Allegro ; 2. Allegretto ; 3. Presto
(Dedicated to the Countess von Browne)
MAx KROEMER (Instructor of German at the Polytechnic, Regent Street,
London, and for the L.C.C.)
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
FRANK SALE (baritone)
A BARBER in the period of this opera was a much more important person than he is now, and for all sorts of happenings in the city he was a kind of agent or impresario. People met at the barber's ; if there was anything to be done the barber was the man to see that it got done; he dispensed advice, a little law, a little physic, a little bit of everything useful ; a most important man, and Figaro, who in this song calls himself ' the city's factotum ', is not claiming more than he is entitled to claim.
THE DANCE OF THE TUMBLERS is taken from the opera The Snozvmaiden. Festival is at its height in the realm of the Snowmaidens. It is the first day of Spring, and bridal pairs have assembled to receive the King's blessing. Tumblers are engaged to amuse them.
' How do we Evolve ? '
A Discussion between H. LEVY (Professor of Mathematics at the Imperial
College of Science and Technology) and DORIS L. MACKINNON (Professor of Zoology and Animal Biology at King's College in the University of London)
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
GARDA HALL (soprano) LEILA is a priestess whose love for
Nadir, a pearl fisher, compels her to be unfaithful to her vows. In penance she is to sleep in a ruined temple overlooking the fishing grounds. She is full of fear until, to her great joy, she sees her lover coming towards her.
(A synopsis of Act III is on page 593)
THE GROSVENOR HOUSE DANCE BAND
Conducted by SYDNEY LIPTON
Relayed from Grosvenor House,
(Shipping Forecast, on Davcntry only, at 23.20)