VICTORIA MAITLAND (Contralto)
HECTOR HALL (Tenor)
DOROTHY TRESEDER (Pianoforte)
by WALTER VALE
From ALL SAINTS', MARGARET STREET
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
2.30 Rural Science
Sir JOHN RUSSELL , F.R.S. : 'How Science came into Farming-VI, Germs and Plants'
Mr. HAMLET ROBERTS : Snowdon Slates '
Mr. FRANK RoscoE
' The Christmas Carol'
(Charles Dickens ) :
Specially selected Gramophone Records
From THE DORCHESTER HOTEL
Songs and Imitations by RONALD GOURLEY
The Second Adventure of ' Chatterer the Rod
Squirrel' (Thornton Burgess )
At 5.35 p.m., approximately, a Summary of tho
Week's News, by STEPHEN KING-HALL
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report, and Bulletin for Farmers
Professor IFOR WILLIAMS
Welsh Place Names
WELSH place names can throw a good deal of light on the history of the country. Somu of them are really the names of Celtic or pre-Celtic tribes, who once lived in the regions now called after them. Occasionally, a place name is the only available testimony to the presence of a certain tribe in a particular district. Professor Williams will give some examples of such place names and show their connection with thejpast. He will also discuss old Welsh words which have disappeared from modern literature, but which survive here and there as place names.
Professor JOHN MACMURRAY (Grote Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic, University of London) : 'Is a Democratic Culture possible ? '
WE are now awake to the difficulties of meeting tho two great modern demands which are made upon education. But wo must remember that, even if those difficulties are satisfactorily surmounted, education has not yet begun to perform its most important function—its only true function—which is to train free men to live freely. We have, therefore, to turn in the last two talks to the question of culture, and of education for culture. Two main problems face us. Can culture bo democratic, and, if so, what kind of culture must it bo ? We shall find that the question is bound up with the quantity and quality of leisure that our industrial democracy can provide, and with the kind of use that can be made of it. for living a truly human life. The second problem is the subject of the last talk. next Friday.
Performed by THE COVENT GARDEN OPERA
THE PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE,
Act II: the Inn of Lillas Pastia
Cast in order of appearance :
Conductor, ROBERT AINSWORTH
THE inn is on the outskirts of Seville, a haunt of the smugglers to whose band
Carmen belongs. It isevening. and revelry is the mood of all there—soldiers, gipsies, and townsfolk. Soon they are joined by Escamillo, bull fighter and idol of Seville; they toast him, and in response ho sings his Toreador song. He and Carmen are obviously fascinated by one another. The inn is closed for the night, but Carmen still expects Jose, the handsome soldier whom she had beguiled into freeing her a month before ; she was under arrest in his charge, for having stabbed a follow cigarette maker. His voice is heard, and she admits him, dancing for him as she had promised she would do if he came to seek her there. Tiumpettones, blending with the music of her dance, sound his recall to barracks, and Carmen taunts him with his devotion to duty rather than to her. His reply is the Flower Song. Taking from his breast the bloom which once she threw him, he tells her how he languished in prison for her sake—his punishment for letting her escape— dreaming always of her witchery. A knocking on the gate breaks in on the end of his song, and his officer enters ; he, too, is enslaved by Carmen's charm. He orders Jose off, and in a moment of mad jealousy the soldier draws his sword ; the clash of weapons brings tho smugglers in a rush, to disarm and make captives of them both, officer and trooper.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
Mr. VERNON BARTLETT
Adapted for Broadcasting by BARBARA
The Incidental Music by ROBERT CHIGNELL
Played by THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE
Lucius' Song composed by H. M. CECIL Sung by LESLEY DUDLEY , with harp accompaniment by SIDONIE GOOSSENS
The Play produced by PETER CRESWELL
THE SAVOY HOTEL ORPHEANS, from THE