'Before Birth,' by an OBSTETRIC
SINCE 1900 the general birth-rate has declined by approximately one third, infant mortality by one-half, but the maternal mortality figures remain stationary. It is hoped to improve this serious state of affairs, revealed by a recent Ministry of Health Report, by broadcasting the latest and best specialist information.
by HERBERT DAWSON
Relayed from ST. MARGARET'S,
Directed by HARRY FRYER
From THE SHEPHERD'S BUSH PAVILION
' Life and Work in Europe '—11
Mr. CLIFFORD COLLINSON : ‘The Normandy
2.30 Rural Economy
B. A. KEEN , D.Sc: ' Science and Agriculture
—1, How the Soil was Formed '
3.0 Concert to Schools
Under the direction of Sir WALFORD DAVIES
3.35 Friday Afternoon Story
Mr. FRANK ROSCOE
Directed by JOHN BRIDGE
Directed by HENRY HALL
Red Indian Stories and Songs by Chief
5.35 'HERE AND THERE,' a Summary of the Week's News by Commander STEPHEN KING ,
6.0 ' The First News '
Time Signal, Greenicich
WEATHER FORECAST, First GENERAL, NEWS BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers
DEBUSSY'S PIANOFORTE MUSIC
Played by ELSA KAREN
INTERESTED listeners are asked to send to Mr. B. J. Marples , Manchester University, together with their full name and address, information on the following points : the exact position of roosts observed ; date and period when roost was occupied; from which side of the roost most of the flocks come, or whether they come in from all sides equally.
Mr. B. J.
Mr. BEVERLEY NICHOLS : ' Autumn
Mr. S. K. RATCRIFFE : The United States-II, A Century of Expansion'
IF you want to know America today, you must know what she was like yesterday, and the day before. Mr. Rateliffe has the facts. -
Mr. S. K.
The brighter and younger novelists and playwrights of the post-war years have too often found inspiration and butts for their barbed wit in the heterogeneous modern week-end house party. Aldous Huxley, Noel Coward, and Evelyn Waugh have all worked this rich vein of ephemeral folly with considerable profit. In this jeu d'esprit, inspired by Poulenc's ballet music for Les Biches, the author turns on these contemporary Savonarolas with their own weapons and compiles a fantastically satirical entertainment within the frame of just such a house party as they love. "House Party" was first broadcast in September, 1931, and many of the original cast remain to decorate its cheerful revival.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN, followed by Topical Talk
TONIGHT, Sir Arthur Salter , for many years Director of the Economic and Finance Section, League of Nations, inaugurates an important political broadcasting innovation. He will preface an unfinished debate on Disarmament, to be broadcast next Friday, with an introductory talk on this intensely topical and vital question. Similar procedure introductory talk one week, followed by debate the next -will be applied in succeeding weeks to such subjects as the Means Test, National Taxation, Tariffs, Currency and Trading.
DOROTHEA HELMRICH (Mezzo)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
THE SAVOY HOTEL ORPHEANS, from THE
11.0 Shipping Forecast