' The Family Bills on £3 a Week '—V
At THE ORGAN of THE TROCADERO
CINEMA, ELEPHANT AND CASTLEi
From THE HOTEL MAJESTIC, ST. ANNE'S-ON-SEA
(From North Regional)
Professor WINIFRED CULLIS , C.B.E. : ' Your
Body every Day-VI, Ways of obtaining Information from the Outside '-III
Miss N. NIEMEYER : Delight in Poetry-VI,
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' (S. T. Coleride
Conducted by MONTAGUE BIRCH
HAROLD FAIRHURST (Violin)
From THE PAVILION, BOURNEMOUTH
At THE ORGAN of THE BEAUFORT CINEMA
From WASHWOOD HEATH, BIRMINGHAM
Third Day of Request Week
'Toad's Adventue' from ' The Wind in the Willows'
(Kenneth Grahame )
With Incidental Music played by ERNEST Lusn
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
SCHUBERT'S MISCELLANEOUS PIANOFORTE MUSIC
Played by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
Thirteen Variations on a Theme of Hüttenbrenner March in E
Mr. CEDRIC BELFRAGE
CEDRIC BELFRAGE , film critic of a leading Sunday newspaper, only recently succeeded Francis Birrell as B.B.C. critic. He is unique among London writers on film subjects in that he has lived and worked many years in Hollywood. Only four weeks ago he returned from a six weeks' visit to the i Californian film capital. While in Hollywood, he spent many entire days in the studios of the big companies, discussing the present state of film affairs with such leading executives as living Thalberg of Metro-Goldwyn, David Selznick of Radio Pictures, B. P. Schulberg of Paramount. From a careful analysis of the situation, he concludes that the talkie is waning in America, that this is due to loss of audience-interest in indifferent stories (the big stories like Grand Hotel, One Hour With You, Shanghai Express,and Scar/ace can still pack the cinemas) and that American producers today will welcome outstanding British pictures as providing novel and stimulating- -material to recover their own audiences and restore the now dying habit of movie-going. In his talks Mr. Belfrage ingeniously mingles observations on the Movie in general with reviews of current films. He is no highbrow-and his opinion of pictures is a reliable guide to the ordinary listener.
Sir DANIEL HALL , K.C.B., F.R.S., Chief Scientific
Adviser, Ministry of Agriculture
Mr. A. LLOYD-JAMES: Pronunciation and Dialect'
MR. LLOYD-JAMES continues his original and provocative incursion into the world of speech. This week he attacks the thorny problems of dialect and standard pronunciation. He will analyse the way certain English vowel and consonant sounds are treated in various parts of the country, and broach the delicate question of whether a standard English pronunciation is either possible or desirable-and Whether anyone would use it.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
Miss HELEN SlMPSON
HARRY ISAACS (Pianoforte)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA (Section F)
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER)
Conducted by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
SIBELIUS is more and more becoming popular as a composer of other things besides Finlandia and Valse Trials, and he begins to.be recognized universally, and not alone by practising musicians, as one of the most distinguished composers of his age. His symphonies have been more frequently performed in England during the last year than in all the years before, and it is being discovered that his music, so far from being outside the ken of average comprehension, is comfortably within it. It will not be long before Sibelius, who has already the esteem of tho larger public, may count also upon their affection.
Sibelius has composed a fair amount of incidental music to contemporary plays, and by reason of his keen sense of drama, always successfully. He has the gift of throwing himself into the period and environment of the play he is dealing with, so that his incidental music is as much an apt reflection of the dramatist as of the composer. It is so with this music to the play by Adolf Paul, a Swedish playwright. It was written, of course, for the theatre, but being the work of a symphonic writer, its natural permanent home is the concert room.
Roy Fox and his BAND from MONSEIGNEUR