From page 93 of When Two or Three
Mrs. F. M. INGILLSON
Mrs. F. M.
At the Organ of The Regal, Edmonton
' Tracing History Backwards '
In the last two weeks listeners have heard about industry in Great Britain as it is today and as it was years ago. In today's talk Commander King-Hall is to speak about agriculture as it is today, and next week Mr. K. C. Boswell is to trace its history backwards.
Commander King-Hall, in this morning's talk, is. to speak of the acute problems of the British farmer, and of what is being done to ease them. He will explain how and why most of the wheat for the bread we eat comes from abroad, and why we have to go to other countries for eggs and butter and bacon.
Marek Weber and his Orchestra:
Selection, Tosca (Puccini)
St. Peter's Church, Bournemouth
Order of Service
The Litany of the Holy Spirit (A. and M. 470)
Hymn, City of God, how broad and far
(E.H. 375 ; S.P. 468)
The Bidding Prayer
Address by His Grace The Lord
Archbishop of YORK
Hymn, Ye watchers and ye holy ones
Hymn, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God
Almighty (A. and M. 160 ; S.P. 187)
BEATRICE HALL (soprano)
Delibes is usually associated with light and tuneful ballet music, but he composed one important and very successful opera—Lakmé. The story is an Eastern one, and Lakme, the heroine, is a Priestess ot Brahma. Her sacred grove is violated by an English soldier, who falls in love with her, but he is seen by Lakme's father, a priest, who swears vengeance. He comes upon the Englishman in the brilliant scene of an Eastern bazaar, and it is there that Lakme sings the Bell Song. The angry priest stabs the young man, and Lakme carries him off to a secret place in the woods to nurse him back to health. There his friends find him and carry him off to duty, gladly though he would remain with his charmer. Lakme eats the fruit of a poisoned tree and dies just as her father finds her.
Round the Countryside
3—'Distribution of Seeds'
C. C. GADDUM
This afternoon Mr. C. C. Gaddum is to tell listeners all about seeds. He will say why Nature has thought it wise to scatter them and then how they are scattered ; by the wind, by animals, by mechanical means. Those blown by the wind are especially adapted for flight : for instance, the wings of the sycamore and the parachute of the dandelion.
Again, most of the edible fruits are scattered by birds, while the goose grass and burdock are carried here and there on the coats of animals. As for mechanical means, a striking example is the common gorse, front which the seeds are catapulted.
Teachers will find it useful to have ready either specimens or drawings of the following : a sycamore seed, a dandelion clock, a gorse pod, and goose grass showing seeds.
Mr. C. C.
1—' Animal Cartoons'
S. P. B. Mais
For the first time in school broadcasting, films have been acknowledged as a branch of English literature, and this term three talks on films are to he given by Mr. S. P. B. Mais , so well known to listeners. Today he is to talk on ' Animal Cartoons ' (and listeners will all ask at home if they may sit up to hear the Mickey Mouse programme on National at o.o tonight).
On November 5 Mr. Mais will talk about news reels, and on December 3 about historical films. His listeners today will be interested to hear that lie has daughters both older and younger than themselves, and to read the brief story of his life in ' People You Hear' on page 13.
Mr. S. P. B.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham. Bt. : Overture, La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder) (Rossini)
Lina Pagliughi (soprano) with Orchestra : Di piacer mi balza il cor (How beats my heart with joy), Deh reggi in tal momento (Ah ! Bounteous Heaven) (La gazza ladra-The Thieving Magpie) (Rossini)
The Milan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lorenzo Molajoli : Intermezzo (Amico Fritz) (Mascagni)
Alexander Kipnis (bass) with The
Berlin State Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Erich Orth mann : II lacerato spirito (Prayer) (Simon Boccanegra ) (Verdi)
Anna Rosza (soprano),
Olga De Franco (mezzo-soprano), Ziliani (tenor). Callegari (tenor), Lenzi (bass), and The Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, conducted by Carlo Sabajno : Excerpts from Act I, La Traviata (Verdi)—Prelude ; Dell' invito (It is long past the hour) ; Libiamo, Libiamo ne' Lieti calici (Brindisi) (A Toast, fill your glasses in brimming measure) (Drinking Song)
Early Stages in French
E. M. STÉPHAN assisted by Mile.
' This and That'
JENNY SONNENBERG (contralto)
STRING QUARTET :
Jessie Snow (violin) ; Alan Bartlett (violin) ; Ernest Tomlinson (viola) ;
Edward Robinson (violoncello)
Gerrard Williams began his career as an architect, and music was no more than a pleasant diversion until he was over thirty years of age. Almost entirely self taught, Gerrard Williams writes fluently for orchestra, military band. string quartet, and voice. His Second Quartet is a graceful and pleasing work showing genuine invention and excellent craftsmanship
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Early Songs (1811-1814) sung by HERBERT HEYNER (baritone)
Todtengraberlied (Gravediggers' Song)
(Poem by Holty)
Der Jiingling am Bache (The Youth at the Stream)
(Poems by Schiller)
Don Gayseros (Poem by Fouque)
1. Don Gayseros ; 2. Nachtens klang die susse Laute (Nightly sounded the Sweet Lute); 3. An dem jungen Morgenhimmel (In the Early Morning Sky)
' Making the Law '
Captain H. BALFOUR , M.C., M.P.
A Comedy with Music
Book and Lyrics by C. DENis FREEMAN
Music by MARK H. LUBBOCK
THE B B C REVUE CHORUS
THE B B C THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by MARK H. LUBBOCK
Production by C. DENIS FREEMAN
The action takes place on the Cross-
Channel steamer and in Paris
' Week-End Return ' was broadcast in the Regional programme last night
David Graham (his son):
Comtesse de Boule:
Mariette (her daughter):
Robert Brindley (A Lancashire mer chant):
Denis Brindley (his son):
Miss Dimpty (a companion):
Dolores Dimpty (her niece, a dancer):
Georgette la Rue (a singer):
A Programme in which you will meet most of the characters from Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Films and Silly Symphonies
(By special permission of Walt Disney Mickey
Adapted for broadcasting from the Film Cartoons by JOHN WATT and WALLY WALLOND
Additional material by HENRIK EGE
This time you will meet most of the animals and THE B B C VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON at
The Host is JOHN WATT
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
A Psycho-analytical Approach to Social
1—The Cost of becoming Civilised
By a MEDICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Many people feel it necessary to step over cracks in the pavement, others deliberately step on them to prove that they are not compelled to step over them. Is such conduct reasonable ?
How far, in fact, does reason lie, behind our actions or our opinions ? Are there powerful unconscious processes at work ? How far are those in high positions free from applying their own unconscious impulses to the conduct of affairs ? Such matters as these, of increasing interest at the present time, will be discussed tonight.
PHYLLIS EVENNETT (contralto)