The Hon. Mary Pickford, C.B.E., M.P.
You may, perhaps, wonder exactly what the title of this series means. The idea is this: until Parliament reassembles and the usual 'Week in Westminster' series starts again, it may be interesting and useful to you to know exactly how Local Government works and what it is specially meant to do. Miss Pickford, who will tell you this, is one of the new members of Parliament; she has had considerable experience of politics. She was formerly a Factory Inspector under the Home Office; she is a member of the Departmental Committee on Education in Relation to Industry and was technical adviser to Government Delegates at International Conferences in Geneva in 1927 and 1928. She received the C.B.E. in 1929.
Hon. Mary Pickford, C.B.E.,
by WALTER VALE
From ALL SAINTS', MARGARET STREET
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
From The Dorchester Hotel
Fifth Day of Request Week
' The Dicky-Bird Hop,' ' The Sick Teddy
Some Whistling and a few Imitations by RONALD GOURLEY
' Bumble's Banquet '— more news from the ' Gnome Family ' (Mabel Marlowe )
At approximately 5.35 p.m., ' Hero and There ' — a Summary of the Week's News, by STEPHEN KING-HALL
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
Bach's 48 Preludes and Fugues
Played by JAMES CHING
The Hon ROBERT JAMES: The Growing of Tender Plants out of doors '.
Mr. HUGH GAITSKELL
Dr. C. Delisle Burns, D.Lit. (Stevenson Lecturer in Citizenship, University of Glasgow):
' Do new Customs make new People ? '
'Is youth in revolt? Is authority undermined? Have women reached equality with men?' These are the questions which are to be discussed in Part II of the 'Education and Leisure' section of the 'Changing World' symposium, which begins this evening. It is difficult to see what is really happening, because everybody suffers from old pigeon-holes in his mind into which he tries to cram new experiences. Immense changes in social standards and customs have taken place in the last thirty years. The discussion of these changes must not be merely a contest of vague opinions, it must be based on a study of the material facts which have caused social attitudes to change. This is what Dr. Delisle Burns is going to do. Dr. Burns has been an Extension Lecturer for Oxford, Cambridge and London Universities, lectured in America, and in Logic and Social Philosophy at London University. During the war he worked in the Ministry of Reconstruction, and soon after with the Labour Office at the League of Nations and in the Intelligence Department of the Ministry of Labour. He is the author of several books on international and other social problems.
Dr. C. Delisle
Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
HILDA BOR (Pianoforte)
An enthusiast for the folk-music of his native Hungary, Kodaly has collected over 3,500 folk-tunes, many of them taken down from the singing of peasants in remote parts of the country. These dances, which made their appearance only in 1929, come from that part of Hungary and Transylvania through which the River Maros takes its way. Laid out for quite a small orchestra - wood-winds, horns, percussion, and strings - they are set forth simply and without any modern extravagances of harmony, reproducing the national characteristics as only a true Hungarian could have done. They are not cast in the form of separate dances, but played continuously with only slight breaks or pauses, as the melodies change from dignity to vigour, from swift grace to the wistful languor no other national music can express in quite the same way. The first dance begins on clarinets, violas, and violoncellos, with a majestic tune whose rhythm dominates it throughout. The next, also begun by wood-winds and lower strings, is in a brisk two-in-the-bar measure, and there follows a fantasy based on the melody of the first dance. The next is for the most part a capricious melody for wood-winds with only slight string accompaniment, and again there is a return of the opening dance. With another change to 2-4, flute and oboe begin a vivacious measure, and it, too, is joined to I he next dance by a little return of the beginning. In a very bold and sturdy rhythm, with one dominant theme heard again and again, the last dance works up to a big climax of tone to finish the suite in boisterous mood. This is the first broadcast of the masterly arrangement of the dances for military band, made by R. J. F. Howgill.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
THIS is the first of a new series of talks on the Empire, which is very prominent in world and homo affairs at the present time. Professor Coatman, on Friday evenings during the next two months, will take listeners round the Empire, describing places and points of interest. He has had a remarkable career. He took a B.A. degree at Leeds University, and then went out to India, serving for several years in the mounted police force. He returned, and went to Oxford, where, in two. years, lie took a brilliant first in 'modern greats.' He is now Professor of Imperial Economic Relations at London University, and was attached to the Round Table Conference. On Friday evenings after this series is over, it is hoped to arrange a series of political talks or discussions, possibly in connection with the Budget.
The Famous Musical Comedy Star
' THE DUSTER '
By PHILIP WADE
HAVER and LEE
The Fun Racketeers
THE ORCHESTRA, under the direction of S. KNEALE KELLEY
,will play during the programme
10.30 REMINISCENCES OF
Devised and Illustrated by TOM CLARE -5
THE SAVOY HOTEL ORPHEANS, from THE SAVOY