Mrs. THIRKELL : Australian
THERE is very little difference between English and Australian cooking; but there are some dishes which the Australians look upon as particularly their own, especially those made with one or other of the fruits for which the country is renowned. Apart from its fruits, Australia is a great meat-eating country : but .the only particularly Australian meat is kangaroo—which is not very easy to get from English butchers. In this talk Mrs. Thirkell describes an Australian Christmas with the' thermometer at 105° : and yet they keep an English Christmas with turkey and plum-pudding ! The plum-pudding isn't quite the same, however. Mrs. Thirkell gives n recipe for it. Other dishes which she deseribes this morning are a salad dressing from Victoria and a cold pudding with passion-fruit. a purple-coloured egg-shaped fruit which comes over in bottles from Australia.
At The ORGAN of TUSSAUD'S CINEMA
From THE PICCADILLY HOTEL
Mr. ERIC PARKER : 'Round the Countryside—XII, Tho Moon '
Sir WALFORD DAVIES : Concert Lesson (2.30. Juniors; 3.0 Seniors)
Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN : Early
Stages in French — XII
Monsieur E. M.
' That it, is against the Interest of the Community that Motor Traffic should Destroy the Railway '
Proposed by Mr. GILBERT PONSONBY
Opposed by Mr. C. T. BRUNNER
Mr. C. T.
DIRECTED BY ALFRED VAN DAM
From THE TROCADERO CINEMA, ELEPHANT AND
West Country Songs by Farmer
Giles-otherwise FREDERICK CHESTER , who will also tell the Story of ' Julia M.F.H. '
An Interlude by GENIAL JEMIMA
Thoro will also be some more of ' The Lays of Ancient Rome' (Macaulay)
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
Sung by THE WIRELESS SINGERS
Conductor, STANFORD ROBINSON
THE glory of our Elizabethan period in music was one in which everybody shared, from the Queen herself to the humblest countryman or woman. Splendid music was composed in such volume that big libraries would be needed to house it all, could it ho gathered together now, and the whole of Europe looked towards England with a great deal more than mere respect, for its music. But music was a part of everyday life, as it has never since been, here or anywhere : to be able to sing or play, to read one's own part at sight, in madrigal or in a consort of lutes or vicls, to accompany on the spinet or the virginal, was as much a part of the ordinary man's or woman's equipment, as walking or riding. These were not accomplishments whose possession marked one out for favour or attention : they were taken for grautod, as eating or drinking or sleeping are taken for granted now, and to proclaim oneself untutored in such ways was, indeed, to be an outcast. As we sit down now to a rubber of bridge, the Elizabethan household and its guests went after dinner to the music-room to sing or play, and part-books were sot out where we should look for cards. Quito often they were printed, not in score, but with the sheets for the several parts set together in cross-shape, so that the singers could stand, or sit, about a table, and each sing from his own page, without any guidance from seeing what the others wore about. No wonder, then, that much fine music was composed : it had to be, in accordance with the stern old law of supply and demand.
It may bo that the present day has improved conditions in some ways since then : it would need to offer something very valuable to make up for that loss of music as an everyday joy, a part of the common man's delight. We listen to music now, instead of making it ourselves : if the wireless singers are reviving something of that forgotten culture, if they can awako a renascence of household team-music as the bust use for evening's leisure from the worries of the day, they will deserve well of their generation.
OLIVE RICHARDSON'S CHILD
Light Songs and Impression:
FAMOUS FAUX PAS No. 4
Written by HAROLD FRENCH
'FROM REVUE TO GRAND OPERA'
THE STUDIO CHORUS in medley
WYN RICHMOND (Soprano)
WARDE MORGAN (Tenor)
The Orchestra, under the direction of S. KNEALE KELLEY, will play throughout the programme
Devised and illustrated by Tom Clare
3. George Grossmith
Devised and illustrated by:
The Hon. HAROLD NICOLSON , C.M.G.: ' Literature and Ethics'
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
THE B.B.C. LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT
ROY Fox 's BAND from MONSEIGNEUR