From page 66 of' When Two or Three'
Mr. G. H. HALL , M.P.
Mr. G. H.
and NEW VICTORIA ORCHESTRA
Directed by Norman Austin
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
As an alternative to the Scottish Regional programme for Schools, from 2.0 - 3.0 Scottish National will radiate the Regional programme (details at foot of page) and from 3.0 - 4.5 the London Regional Programme. (Details on page 339)
2.5 2.25 ' Tracing History
Mr. K. C. BOSWELL : The Problem of Machines'
2.30 2.50 King's English-16
Professor A. LLOYD JAMES
Mr. K. C.
Relayed from WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Dr. ERNST DEISSMANN: Lenore ' (A. Burger) ; ' Der Zauberlehrling ' (Goethe)
Directed by Guy Daines
Margaret Allan (soprano)
(Scottish Regional Programme)
Directed by Charles Kunz
Relayed from Casani's Club
(All Nationals except Daventry)
5.15 The Children's Hour
A Play written for the Children's Hour by Arthur Davenport
On January 11 children listened to a play by Arthur Davenport called "Wild Waters", and they are to hear another play by him about wild waters this afternoon. But it is quite a different play, they must understand. This one is all about some children who think they know all about sailing, going out in a boat. It's a very dangerous thing to think you know all about anything, as this play will show.
They pretend they are smugglers, but they run into a fog which is no pretence at all. In fact, they can't see a yard in front of them and lose their way. Presently, quite close, they hear a conversation. They listen, and hear, to their excitement and horror, that it comes from real smugglers in a boat quite close to them. And then the fun begins - and the danger too.
Listen very closely. Because at the end you will be asked a question. This is just a hint.
Frenchman and Inspector Parish:
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
HAYDN STRING QUARTETS, OP. I played by THE GRILLER STRING Quartet :
Sidney Griller (violin) Jack O'Brien (violin) Philip Burton (viola)
Colin Hampton (violoncello)
Quartet in G (No. 4)
1. Presto ; 2. Menuetto; 3. Adagio ; 4. Menuetto ; 5. Presto all TFIE MEMBERS of this Quartet, which has been formed for just over four years, are British. The average age of the players is less than twenty- four. They were all students together at the Royal Academy of Music. While still students, they went to a recital by one of the greatest quartets now before the public, and were so fired with enthusiasm for the playing that they decided to live together in order to facilitate rehearsing and gain a real knowledge of each other. Accordingly, they took a house and have lived together ever since and are still convinced that this is the only way to achieve anything worth while as a quartet. They have refused all offers of engagements as soloists or orchestral players.
The Quartet has made . some four hundred public appearances, including concerts in Germany and Holland, and has already broadcast from British studios more than twenty times.
Senorita Maria De
Professor John Hilton
The broadcast this evening concerns Organisation and Direction, and Professor John Hilton will discuss fully the jobs of the directors and managers who issue the instructions down to the roles of the workers who carry them out. Some of the intricate details necessary to the efficient carrying on of a large works will be mentioned. Draughtsmen and designers, demonstrators and rate fixers, foremen and shop stewards; their source, education, and training will be discussed, and light will be thrown on the various duties on which efficiency and output depend.
Professor Hilton's next talk in this series, on Hands and Machines, will be broadcast on 15 February.
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by WARWICK BRAITHWAITE
LAURANCE TURNER (violin)
BERLIOZ was always attracted to Shakespeare, for whose works he had the greatest admiration, even though he knew them only in the French translation. It was, however, the humanity in Shakespeare's characters that appealed so to Berlioz, and it was this characterisation that he endeavoured to reproduce in his music. This overture to ' King Lear ' is in the nature of a symphonic poem on the subject of Shakespeare's play. Although the play is a tragedy and the subject a sombre one, Berlioz was, when he began the Overture, passing through one of the happiest periods of his life, according to his own confession ; this was during a holiday at Nice. Actually, however, the greater part of the work was written in Rome. When the work was complete Berlioz, as was his habit, plugged it as much as he could, including it in such programmes as he had control of; and it is typical of this extraordinary man that at one of the earlier performances it was played so well that Berlioz was struck with amazement. Can I really have written this ? ' he asked himself, knowing, of course, the answer perfectly well. It is a fact, but by no means a fault, that Berlioz thought very highly indeed of his own music.
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
with PHYLLIS EVENS
(Solo Violin, HUGO RIGNOLD)
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)
National transmitters close down : Daventry at 12.0; London, North, and Scottish at 11.0; West at 11.5