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: The Care of the Child-I, .

THIS series follows on ' 'Our Boys and Girls.'
The speakers in the present series include
Dr. Buchan (who is giving four of the talks),
Dr. Saleeby, the Hon. Mrs. St. Aubyn, and Miss MeLeod.


HINDA PHILLIPS (Pianoforte')


2.0 2.25 (Daventry only) Experimental Transmission of Still
Pictures by the Fultograph Process

: Broadcast to Schools:

Mr. A. LLOYD JAMES : ' Speech and Language '

: Evensong

From Westminster Abbey

: ' Life in Foreign Lands ' —I, Mrs.

PHILIP NOEL BARKER : 'Village Life in Modern Greece '
MRS. PHILIP BAKER is dealing with ' Village Life in Modern Greece,' of which she has a wide, first-hand knowledge, visiting there some time every year. Speakers later on in this series will include Madame Kallas , Baroness Margareta Palmstierna , and Madame Jo. Arners- Kuller.

: A Concert



(Lord Dunsany)
With music to suit the occasion by THE


Played by GORDON BRYAN (Pianoforte)

: Miss V. SACKVILLE-WEST : 'New Novels '

MISS V. SACKVILLE-WEST will be remembered by listeners for her illuminating series of talks last year on Modem English Poetry. She now turns to prose and will provide a weekly review of some of the best novels as they appear. Her best-known work, so far, has been the epic poem, 'The Land' —a poem that amazes one with its combination of learning and aesthetic beauty. It is the modern epic of the English countryside and rightly won its author the Hawthomden
Prize of 1927. Her prose includes several unusual travel books and an attractive study of ' Aphra Ben. '

: The Rt. Hon. THE EARL or GOSFORD, M.C. :

'China—I, An Englishman looks East-The New China '
THIS series of twelve Thursday talks will deal with a country whose problems, racial, social, political, and economic, are the concern of every thinking man or woman today. ' East is East and West is West' is an aphorism that has become more and more questioned as civilization has tended towards its present international aspect. Hard to understand, easy to romanticize, China needs, more than almost any other country, the searchlight of clear think. ing before it can be understood by Western races. The series will aim at giving listeners a detailed idea of the cultural and historical background of this huge country and at providing an intelligent understanding of its contemporary problems. Lord Gosford, who is a Director of the American Tobacco Co. (China), Ltd., is opening the series.

: A Recital

THE appearance of Schumann's name beside Chopin's inevitably recalls the remark
'Hats off, gentlemen - a genius.' At another time Schumann spoke of Chopin as 'the boldest and proudest poetic spirit of our time.'
Enthusiasm was the mainspring of Schumann's nature, a warm-hearted generosity and outlook which is often part and parcel of the genuinely romantic temperament. Exactly what' romantic' means, as we apply it to the whole school of music on whose behalf Schumann was so tirelessly active, alike as musician and as scribe, is most easily learned by listening to his music itself. If anybody was ever entitled to call one of his own pieces a ' Romance,' it was Schumann.
THE two tributes of Schumann, quoted above, are by no means all that could be said in praise of Chopin. He was one of the world's really great pianists, and a composer for his instrument whose niche in the temple of Fame is peculiarly his own. A master of delicate and original rhythm and harmony, a real master also of style, he holds the affection of pianists and lovers of pianoforte music even more by the fascination of his melodies. Choosing in most of his shorter pieces the forms in which something of rhythm and type are definitely prescribed, he was thus apparently facing himself with the task of saying the same thing over and over again, and yet he never says the same thing twice. Not only did he invest every new Etude, Ballade, Mazurka, whatever it might be, with an interest and an importance such as they never had before, but each one has a message of its own for us, which can neither be repeated nor imitated. It was as though he possessed that magical power, given only to the elect, of transmuting everything he touched into a unique gem, of whose production no other holds the secret.

: B.B.C. Orchestral Concert

Relayed from the People's Palace, Mile lEnd Road, E.1
HARRIET COHEN (Pianoforte)
Conducted by SiR LANDON RONALD

: The Contest for The Lightweight Championship

of Great Britain
SAM STEWARD v. FRED WEBSTER (of (Lightweight Kentish Town) Ex-
Champion) Amateur Lightweight
Organised by Mr. BARNEY JACOBS
Running Commentary by Mr. LIONEL BETTINSON and Mr. A. ST. J. AUSTIN
Relayed from The Royal Albert Hall
10.30 Description of the Scene

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