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: 'Books'

Miss E. M. DRLAFIELD :'Old Favourites '


Unknown: Miss E. M. Drlafield


At the Organ of the Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle




Unknown: Christopher Stone

: The English Language: VII

'What we say and what we write'
Mr. J. R. FIRTH 'The Hand Languages' - II, 'Writing Things Down'


Unknown: J. R. Firth

: ' Biology and Hygiene '

Body Every Day '—VII, ' Water '


Unknown: Winifred Cullis


Conductor, Sir DAN GODFREY
VERA TOWSEY (Pianoforte)
Relayed from The Pavilion, Bournemouth
(First Performance in England)
(From Bournemouth)
Vaughan Williams considers that a better title for his London Symphony ' would perhaps be "Symphony by a Londoner " ; that is to say, the life of London (including, possibly, its various sights and sounds) has suggested to the composer an attempt at musical expression, but it would be no help to the hearer to describe these in words.' Londoners and those who know London well will find no difficulty in recognising various well-known sounds of tho city which the music so cleverly and subtly suggests; for instance, the Westminster chimes that appear on the clarinet and harp thirty-one bars after the opening of the first movement and again on the harp in the last few bars of the fourth movement before the Epilogue; then there is a lavender-seller's call, and the sound of the bells that used to be fastened to the horses of hansom cabs.
The music of Victor Vreuls is not well known in England, but it is highly esteemed in France and Walloon. Vreuls was born at Verviers in 1876, and studied at the local school of music. He then went to the Liege Conservatoire and remained there until when he moved on to Paris and finished his studies under the late Vincent D'Indy. As a composer be has been largely associated with the theatre, but he also has a number of orchestral and chamber works to his credit, which to a certain extent show the influence of Cesar Franck.


Conductor: Dan Godfrey
Pianoforte: Vera Towsey
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Victor Vreuls
Unknown: Vincent D'Indy.
Unknown: Cesar Franck.


At the Organ of The Beaufort Cinema,
Washwood Heath , Birmingham
(From Birmingham)


Unknown: Washwood Heath

: The Children's Hour

The Rose and the Ring, Part 2, by W. M. Thackeray
Adapted for Broadcasting by Sybil Clarke


Author: W. M. Thackeray
Adapted for broadcasting by: Sybil Clarke

: ' The First News '

BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music

Played by Herbert Dawson
From St. Margaret's, Westminster
Alia Breve in D
Trio in D minor
Choral Prelude, Wie sehbn leuchtet dor
Morgenstern (How brightly shines the morning star)


Played By: Herbert Dawson

: Careers: Sir Isidore Salmon, M.P.: Catering

The head of the largest catering firm in the country, with over 36,000 employees under his control, discusses the possibilities of his own business as a career for others; in the process he is likely to dispel many prejudices and reveal unsuspected chances to those who are looking for authoritative information about possible and congenial careers.


Speaker: Sir Isidore Salmon, M.P.

: Farmers' Talk

Major The Rt. Hon. W. E. ELLIOT , M.C., M.P. :
' The New Policy for the Pig Industry '
The reorganisation of the pig industry is the first big scheme which an industry, with the help of the Government, has tackled under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1931, which provides for reorganisation schemes, agreed upon hy groups of producers, being given the effect of law. The main new principles involved in this scheme are a Farmers' Board, price-regulation and limitation of imports. Major Elliot will consider their application to existing conditions in the pig, bacon and pork trades. For the first time, in this important talk, a Minister comes before the microphone to discuss the economic possibilities of a reorganisation scheme for the benefit of the farming community.


Unknown: Rt. Hon. W. E. Elliot

: ' Some Political Ideas of Today'-I

' Conversation '
The large correspondence that has followed
Professor Laski's recent talks on ' What is the State ? ' has revealed the main points on which the plain man, with an interest in civics, desires enlightenment. These queries will be discussed with Professor Laski tonight by a discussion group leader, representing the large number of these groups that have been following these talks. This conversation prepares the way for a new series of debates on current political ideas.

: 'Saint David'

A Pilgrimage in Time and in South Wales by FILSON YOUNG
Spoken and directed by the Author
Produced by CYRIL WOOD
(West Regional
Little that is historical is known of St. David, but from the legends surrounding his life there has emerged a figure that Wales is proud to honour as her national saint. This programme is the story in a sequence of sound, speech and music of a modern pilgrimage to his shrine: the author acts as narrator, while listeners in imagination accompany two Welsh and English travellers from Cardiff to St. David's Cathedral. Here, on the spot where the Saint lived and built his monastery five hundred years before the Cathedral was built, listeners are taken back through time to the days of St. David.
Time Signal, at 9.0


Produced By: Cyril Wood

: The London Welsh Celebration

SPEECHES at the St. David's Day Dinner
The Viscountess ASTOR, M.P., and Professor W. J. GRUFFYDD, M.A. will reply to the toast of 'The Guests' and A MUSICAL PROGRAMME by MEGAN FOSTER (Soprano)
Relayed from
The Trocadero Restaurant, London
(West Regional Programme)

: ' The Second News'



Roy Fox and his BAND, from THE KIT-CAT
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)


Unknown: Roy Fox

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