Miss E. M. DELAFIELD : 'Reading and Everyday
Life' (From Plymouth)
The difficulty of deciding in the midst of a busy life what books to buy or borrow is a very real one. Few people have the opportunity of keeping up with the flow of new books, and. Miss E. M Delafield , author of The Diary of a Provincial Lady,' guides the reader who wants relaxation over the shelves of the circulating and subscription library, indicating old favourites in the less pretentious fields of literature. She begins today a series of thirteen talks with such palatable titles as'VeryLight Reading,' Books to Read Aloud,' 'Some Exciting Books,' and Books with Happy Endings. At the end of them a great many people should know their way beUer about the dark worlds of 'Fiction' and ' Non-Fiction.'
Miss E. M.
Miss E. M
At The ORGAN of THE TROCADERO CINEMA,
ELEPHANT AND CASTLE
From The Piccadilly Hotel
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
by ERNEST LUSH Debussy dedicated this charming little Suite which was first written for pianoforte and later scored, ' To my dear little Chou-chou with her father's tender excuses for what follows.' There are six movements, only four of which afe now beingplayed.'The Gollywog's Cake Walk ' is the most popular of them all, partly for the reason that Kreisler has arranged it so effectively for the violin.One of the pieces omitted this afternoon, by the way,i3 called' Jimbo's
Lullaby.' A friend pointed out to Debussy that of course lie meant ' Jumbo,' but Debussy would have nothing of it; ' Jimbo,' he said, 'is the elephant's name, not Jumbo,' and in the teeth of all the evidence that could be brought to bear; upon this tremendous issue Debussy stuck to his point, and Jimbo's Lullaby' it will remain for as long as children care to listen
- to it.
Conductor, Sir DAN GODFREY MISCHEL CHERNIAVSKY (Violoncello)
From The Pavilion, Bournemouth Tchaikovsky's original intention was to call this work ' A Programme Symphony,' although he never intended to reveal the programme, which was to remain a morbid and melancholy introspective secret. When it was complete, however, Tchaikovsky realized that he had wiitten perhaps the finest work of his career, and he sought the opinions of his friends regarding it. His brother was the originator of a suggestion that it should be called the Pathetic Symphony. Tchaikovsky first liked the name and agreed to it, but though better of the idea and instructed his publishers to call it merely ' Symphony No. 6 '; it was too late, however. Listeners will agree that it cannot now be associated with any other label.
At the Organ of The Tower Ballroom, Blackpool
(From North Regional)
THIRD DAY OF REQUEST WEEK
A Family Party
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers
The Foundations of Music
Bach's Pianoforte Music
Played by Three-Part Inventions, XII-XV Prelude and Fugue in A minor Toccata and Fugue in E minor
Horticulture Commissioner of the Ministry of Agriculture: Opportunities for Fruit and Vegetable Growing Today '
Recent tariffs offer increasedopportunity for home-grown fruit and vegetables:the Commissioner of Horticulture to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries indicates the best lines of development.
Directed by Joseph Muscant
From The Commodore Theatre, Hammersmith
The Anglo-French Comedienne
BEN OSBORNE and NELLIE PERRYER
Comedy Character Cameos
' That's LOVE-THAT WAS'
By BETTY ASTELL
MARIO DE PIETRO
Mandoline and Banjo Solos
STANLEY HOLLOWAY of the Co-Optimists; and LAWRENCE BASKCOMB
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA, directed by HENRY HALL , will play during the programme
Tonight's bill contains a judicious mixture of come-backs,' first radio appearances, and well-tried performers. Stanley Holloway , famous Co-Optimist, creator of ' Sam ' and ' Albert ' and a first-class microphone artist, provides Lancashire humour of rare quality. Yvette, the Anglo-French comedienne, a great favourite in early Savoy Hill days, has just returned from France with a bunch of brand new songs, specially written for her. Betty Astell , British film scenarist and actress, makes her first appearance in a clever satire on. Hollywood's tangled love-life. Mario de Pietro, mandoline and banjo ' ace,' Sweeps the strings, and Osborne and Perryer exchange Cockney back-chat. Lawrence Baskcomb is the compere, and if you remember his work as Guy Fawkes in Fireworks, you'll know what to expect.
A Discussion between Sir JOSIAH STAMP'
C.B.E., and Mr. J. M. KEYNES , C.B.
Mr. J. M.
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
Roy Fox and his BAND, from THE CAFÉ
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)