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: 'The Provincial Lady and her Books '-I

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.'

Contributors

Unknown: Miss E. M. Delafield
Unknown: Miss E. M Delafield

: QUENTIN MACLEAN

At The ORGAN of THE TROCADERO CINEMA,
ELEPHANT AND CASTLE

: A RECITAL OF NEW GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

By CHRISTOPHER STONE

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Stone

: A Pianoforte Recital

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.

Contributors

Unknown: Ernest Lush

: THE BOURNEMOUTHMUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

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.

Contributors

Conductor: Sir Dan Godfrey
Conductor: Mischel Cherniavsky

: REGINALD DIXON

At the Organ of The Tower Ballroom, Blackpool
(From North Regional)

: The Children's Hour

THIRD DAY OF REQUEST WEEK
A Family Party

: ' The First News'

WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers

: JAMES CHING

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

: Mr. H. V. TAYLOR, O.B.E.

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.

: THE COMMODORE GRAND ORCHESTRA

Directed by Joseph Muscant
From The Commodore Theatre, Hammersmith

Contributors

Directed By: Joseph Muscant

: Vaudeville

YVETTE
The Anglo-French Comedienne
BEN OSBORNE and NELLIE PERRYER
Comedy Character Cameos
' That's LOVE-THAT WAS'
A Satire
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.

Contributors

Unknown: Ben Osborne
Unknown: Betty Astell
Unknown: Mario de Pietro
Unknown: Banjo Solos
Unknown: Stanley Holloway
Unknown: Lawrence Baskcomb
Directed By: Henry Hall
Unknown: Stanley Holloway
Unknown: Betty Astell
Unknown: Lawrence Baskcomb
Unknown: Guy Fawkes

: ' SPENDING AND SAVING'

A Discussion between Sir JOSIAH STAMP'
C.B.E., and Mr. J. M. KEYNES , C.B.

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. J. M. Keynes

: The Second News

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

: DANCE MUSIC

Roy Fox and his BAND, from THE CAFÉ
ANGLAIS
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Fox








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