'Gastric Upsets and Constipation,' by a Physician
Relayed from ST. EDMUND'S, LOMBARD
Directed by Harry Fryer
From The Shepherd's Bush Pavilion
Directed by HENRY HALL
From The Palace, Erdington, Birmingham
(Leader, A. Rossi )
Directed by EMILIO COLOMBO
From The Hotel Metropole
Viennese Popular Melodies
Songs by GRAHAM PAYN
Another Adventure of Buster Bear
(Thornton W. Burgess )
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN, and Bulletin for Farmers
Sung by LILY ZAEHNER (Soprano)
Wiedersehn (Meeting again)
Totengräber's Heimweh (The Gravedigger's Longing for Home)
Liebesbotschaft (Love's Messenger)
An die Entfernte) (To the distant one) Der Erlkönig (The Erl-King) Hark, hark, the Lark
Mr. ST. JOHN ERVINE
Tonight Mr. St. John Ervine succeeds
Mr. James Agate as the regular critic of the theatre for listeners. The new critic is already known to a wide public as dramatic critic to The Observer, and by his frequent articles on the drama in The Radio Times. He has achieved success as a novelist and playwright, and as a critic he is noted for his outspoken and comprehensive comments on all that concerns the pleasure, comfort and profit of the playgoer.
Mr. R. C. B. GARDNER : ' Preserve your Timber and Save your Purse '
Mr. R. C. B.
Commissioner Lamb surveys, from the extensive experience of fifty years' remedial and ameliorative work in the Salvation Army, the changes the last half-century has seen in the conditions of working-class life in this country. Particular interest is given to this review at the moment by the publication of the third volume of the ' New Survey of London Life.' This continues the work of ! Life and Labour of the People of London ' published between 1891 and 1903 by Charles Booth , the sociologist, called the ' particular,' to distinguish him from William Booth , the ' general.'
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
In a small store-room in Broadcasting House lie some thirty miles of fine steel tape, each mile tightly coiled on a drum. There is nothing to be seen on this tape which distinguishes one yard of it from another, but on it is recorded by the Blattnerphone (Stille system) bits and pieces of past programmes. In one may lie the 1932 Derby, in another the end of the contest for the Schneider Trophy, while in yet another rack you may find a programme relayed from America and rebroadcast in this country.
From all these miles of tape some lengths have been joined together to bring back a few broadcast memories of 1932. They have been chosen, not so much for their artistic value, but because the broadcasts which are reproduced are the sort of programmes which can never repeat themselves. Those who have listened a great deal this last year will recognize many of these strips of tape, while others may capture what Time has already carried past them.
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Mr. S. P. B. MAIS
Listeners have already heard the stirring appeals by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, and by the Prime Minister, for a concentration, of voluntary service on behalf of the unemployed. Everyone wants to help : the SOS series, by describing successful voluntary schemes already in operation shows the way to immediate action. The practical part of the scries begins with Mr. S. P. B. Mais ' talk tonight : he is one of the best known of broadcasters, with extensive knowledge of conditions in all parts of the country, and he will give details of voluntary schemes that he has inspected and seen in action. In future talks, directors and organizers of particular schemes will come to the microphone and give full descriptions of these methods.
Mr. S. P. B.
Mr. S. P. B.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
Humour is a very difficult thing to convey inmusic. Irony, satire and burlesque are of necessity common constituents in the works of operatic composers, but simple fun and ordinary buffoonery are not easy to simulate in orchestral music deprived of the help of voices and words. This example of Gounod's, however, is an exception. One of the dolls in a puppet show has, we are to suppose, just died, and his fellow-dolls are in solemn attendance as mourners at his funeral. It is true puppet-music with a touch of puppet-pathos, and, as humour of a simple kind, is extraordinarily effective.
The earliest of the ' Toy ' Symphonies, this one of ' Papa ' Haydn's is toy-like in purpose and dimensions, just such a little joke as one would expect from that genial, ingenuous composer. It is scored for two violins, a 'cello, child's rattle, toy-trumpet and drum, a ' nightingale,' a ' cuckoo,' and a ' quail.' It is in the three orthodox movements of a full-grown symphony, and a first-rate piece of fun.
The Carnival of Animals is a piece of fun, a parody, a genial satire, and has, or had, implications hidden in the music. For a long time Saint-Saens would not allow it all to be published, though he released from the Suite for general use that graceful, charming little piece, The Swan. Many of the numbers are supposed to reflect the idiosyncrasies of some of his friends and associates, others to burlesque musical conventions. The whole Suite is the jolly kind cf music that one would expect from little sound pictures of birds, animals, domestic fowl, and pianists.'
GERALDO and his ORCHESTRA, followed by THE Savoy HOTEL ORPHEANS, from THE SAVOY HOTEL
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