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On page 93 of ' When Two or Three ',
10-30 Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

: 'The Wise Penny'

Mrs. PEARL ADAM: That Extra
THIS MORNING'S talk is the first of three in this series which are to concern the housewife who is in the happy position at times to have that little extra to spend which makes all the difference.
Mutton, reappearing half the week in disguises which don't disguise, creates boredom, ill-humour, and indigestion ; but the unexpected dish, because of its very novelty, is greeted with delight, and creates good will and good digestion.
Pearl Adam will give recipes and ideas this morning, and again on the mornings of January 23 and 30.


At The Organ of The Regal, Kingston-on-Thames


Directed by Joseph Muscant
Relayed from
The Commodore Theatre,


Directed By: Joseph Muscant

: Gramophone Records

A Miscellaneous Programme
The Halle Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : Hungarian Dance No. 6 in D (Brahms)
Emmy Bettendorf (soprano): The Flower Waltz (Nutcracker Suite) (Tchaikovsky)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Goossens: Mazurka (Coppelia Ballet) (Delibes).
Charlie Kunz and the Casani Club
Band: You've got everything
Marlene Dietrich: Enough (Wat Berg, Stern, Tranchant)
Reginald Foresythe and his New Music: Serenade for a Wealthy Widow
Joe Sullivan (pianoforte): Ginmill Blues (Joe Sullivan )
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Awful Sad
Between 2.0 and 4.30 The Scottish National Transmitter on 285.7 m. will radiate the Regional Programme. (Programme below)


Conducted By: Sir Hamilton Harty
Conducted By: Eugene Goossens
Unknown: Charlie Kunz
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: Wat Berg
Unknown: Reginald Foresythe
Pianoforte: Joe Sullivan
Unknown: Joe Sullivan



: Round the Country-side'



Unknown: Sir Peter Chalmers Mitchell

: Music

On thinking, reading, and writing
2.30 Introductory Course
3.0 Advanced Course


Unknown: Sir Walford Davies

: Early Stages in French-I

Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN


Margot Macgibbon ' (violin); Evelyn Ruegg (violin); Dorothy Jones (viola) ;
Peers Coetmore (violoncello)


Violin: Margot MacGibbon
Violin: Evelyn Ruegg
Violin: Dorothy Jones
Contralto: Margaret McIntyre


Directed by HENRY HALL


Directed By: Henry Hall

: 'The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music

Mozart's Sonatas for Violin and Pianoforte
Played by DAVID Wise (violin) and EILEEN JOYCE (pianoforte)
Sonata in B flat (K. 8)
1. Allegro; 2. Andante grazioso; 3. Minuet I and II
Sonata in G (K. 9)
1. Allegro spiritueso ; 2. Andante ; 3. Minuet I and II
(Composed in Paris, 1763)
AT THE TIME these Sonatas were written
Mozart was touring the Continent with his father and sister and astonishing the world of music by his amazing feats as pianist, organist and composer.
Amongst other cities he visited Paris and London. When in London, the Mozarts took lodgings in Soho and quickly made friends with a neighbour, John Christian Bach , the youngest of Johann Sebastian 's sons, who was resident in England and Music Master to the Court.
Bach took a very great interest in young Mozart, encouraged him in his compositions, and introduced him to the Court. The product of these circumstances was the writing of a set of six Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, all of which are amongst the number being played in these Foundations, and a number of performances at Court. In keeping with the custom of the period Mozart père contrived to get these Sonatas printed, particularly in order that he might send copies, with a dedication, to the English Queen, who made the composer a present of fifty guineas in return for the compliment, as it was, of course, hoped and expected that she would do. The first four of these Sonatas had already been dedicated, two to Madame Victoire de France, the French King's second daughter, who took an interest in the family while they were in Paris, and two to the Countess of Tess6.


Played By: David Wise
Pianoforte: Eileen Joyce
Unknown: John Christian Bach
Unknown: Johann Sebastian
Unknown: Madame Victoire


(Section E)
(Led by Marie WILSON )
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
PERCY HEMING (baritone)


Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Baritone: Percy Heming

: ' Whither Britain ? '-2

C.H., M.P.
IT FALLS to the lot of few men, whatever their opportunities and however gifted and versatile their talents, to pack so many things so gracefully into a lifetime as Winston Churchill.
Listeners know of his attainments, but it seems incredible that one man in his time has played so many parts. That he has seen active service in four different countries-Cuba, India, Egypt, France. That the First Lord of the Admiralty, who mobilised the Fleet in 1914, was commanding a battalion in the trenches in 1916. was Minister of Munitions the following year, and Secretary of State for War the year after.
With enviable ease Winston Churchill shouldered the labours of a Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1924 to 1929, and found time to write ' The World Crisis ' in four volumes.
One of the most brilliant men of our time, and one of the most astonishing, who tonight is going to look into Britain's future.


Unknown: Winston Churchill.
Unknown: Winston Churchill

: ' The Second News'

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

: ' Ghosts'

Specially adapted for broadcasting by MARIANNE HELWEG and BARBARA BURNHAM
Cast :
Production by VAL GIELGUD
AS A RESULT of the success of Ibsen's Wild Duck, which was broadcast in the Daventry National and North Regional programmes on May 31 and on June 2, last year, the same author's Ghosts will be performed on the air for the first time this evening.
Like The Wild Duck, Ghosts is strong drama that hits out at ideals and illusions. But whereas in the former play the target is the illusion of romance, in this latter it is the illusion of convention. In another Ibsen play of the same type, A Doll's House, the wife (Nora) tries to escape from reality by leaving her home, so in Ghosts, the wife (Mrs. Alving) tries to do the same, but is made to go back by Parson Manders. A victim of convention, she remains to face the tragedy of her marriage until the bitter end.
Ghosts, translated by William Archer , was first produced on March 13, 1891, when it was wildly attacked by the critics. Since then it has had six revivals at London theatres-three since the war. This modern tragedy can stir emotions but not passions today when we have no illusions left.
An article on Ghosts by the Producer appears on page 71.


Unknown: Henrik Ibsen
Broadcasting By: Marianne Helweg
Broadcasting By: Barbara Burnham
Production By: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Parson Manders.
Translated By: William Archer
Mrs Alving: Leontine Sagar
Oswald Alvihg: Donald Eccles
Parson Manders: Milton Rosmer
Engstrand: Percy Rhodes
Regina Engstrand: Margaretta Scott


Relayed from The Cafe Anglais


Unknown: Lew Stone

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