On page 75 of ' When Two or Three '
Mr. Wilfrid Roberts
This morning's talk in this vivid series will show listeners the housewife of the fells: a woman who is wife, mother, needlewoman, cook, gardener, dairy-maid, poultry-keeper and often the manager of the farm. A thrifty, hard-working, self-reliant body; up at cock-crow, clattering in clogs across the flagged floors, lighting the fire with faggots brought in overnight, drawing the water from the well.
From before dawn to long after dusk she is on the go, a picturesque figure in her dark frock and bright coloured apron; milking the cows twice a day, digging a bit of garden, plucking the cockerel she has killed for Sunday, or baking girdle cakes in the 'high ovens' of her whitwashed farm.
Always working. No sooner are the children back from school hungry for their meal than in come the men from work hungry for theirs. And even when the last plate is washed up and the children are in bed, and her husband's pipe scents the dark, silent house, her work begins again. There are Johnny's pants to darn, or she must go out with the storm-lamp to give a last feed to the newly-hatched chicks.
She possesses few of the amenities of life. She seldom has the chance of a gossip, yet is she unhappy? Wilfrid Roberts - a Cumberland farmer, too, who meets her and her prototype every day-can best answer the question. He is not only showing characteristic types in these broadcasts, but the extent to which they are resisting the changes of modern life; changes which are even creeping into the fells.
At The Organ of The Plaza Cinema,
Leader, Frank Thomas
Gwen Hirst (contralto)
Sir JOHN Russell , D.S.C., F.R.S :
'Land and Food'
Mr. ALEC MACDONALD : The Fight for Empire in Europe'
A Recital by Irene Scharrer (pianoforte)
Andante and Rondo Capriccioso (Mendelssohn) ; Etude in C minor ; Etude in E flat (Chopin)
The Cup Ties
Mr. GEORGE F. ALLISON
Mr. George F.
' Early Stages in German '-I
Herr A. HERMANN WINTER
ANTONIA BUTLER (violoncello)
DENISE LASSIMONNE (pianoforte)
ANTONIA BUTLER AND DENISE LASSIMONNE
The Scottish Studio Orchestra
Directed by Guy Daines
Overture, Vanity Fair
Ballade and Bergomask (for Strings) Suite, Sylvan Scenes
I. In Beauty's Bower; 2..Sylvia Dances; 3. Pool of Narcissus; 4. Cupid's Carnival
Pearl o' Mine
Valse Caprice, Bal Masque
(Scottish Regional Programme)
, at 4.45
Directed by HENRY HALL
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
Mozart's Sonatas for Violin and Pianoforte
Played by DAVID WISE (violin) and EILEEN JOYCE (pianoforte)
Sonata in C (K. 6)
I. Allegro ; 2. Andante ; 3. Minuet I and II ; 4. Allegro molto
Sonata in D (K. 7)
1. Allegro molto ; 2. Adagio; 3. Minuet I and II
(Composed in Paris, 1763)
IN THE WELL known Koechel catalogue of Mozart's works the first five, in order of composition, are tiny piano works, each of about twenty or thirty bars in length ; they are the compositions of an infant, for Mozart was no more than six years old at the time.
The next ten compositions in the catalogue are the Sonatas for Violin and Pianoforte, which are being performed in this week's Foundations. The first of these was composed in 1763, when Mozart was seven, and the tenth in 1764 when he was eight. They have been included amongst the Foundations, not simply because they are wonderful as being the work of a child scarcely more than Kindergarten age, but because they are first-hand witnesses of Mozart's later development.
Mr. DESMOND MACCARTHY
Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL
British, not English : Scottish Character Miss E. S. HALDANE , C.H., LL.D.
Miss E. S.
Another Test of the Listener's Ear
LAST WEEK you may have listened to one or other (or both) of two little programmes entitled Who Was That?, in which listeners were invited to recognise the voices of a number of unannounced broadcasters. Tonight's game carries the same idea into a new field, substituting places for people.
-Within a quarter of an hour you will be taken by microphone to a number of places in Great Britain. The announcer will give each place a number but no name, leaving you to judge for yourselves from the characteristic sounds picked up by the microphone what type of place you are visiting and possibly exactly what place it is. The solution will be broadcast at the end of the programme of dance music that follows.
IN TONIGHT'S broadcast John W. Green , well known as the composer of a new show, Mr. Whittington, now such a success in the North of England, will play some piano duets with Carroll Gibbons. John W. Green is also the composer of the ' Night Club' suite which is to be conducted by Constant Lambert in a broadcast performance later in the month.
Time Signal, Greemvich
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
Lady HOSIE :
'The Cities of China'
by Shelley, read by JOHN EMERY
SYDNEY KYTE and his BAND relayed from The Piccadilly Hotel
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)