From page 84 of ' When Two or Three'
' Teeth and their Troubles', by a DOCTOR
by DOM GREGORY MURRAY
Relayed from Downside Abbey
Directed by HENRY HALL
Directed by John Bridge
As an alternative to the Scottish Regional programme for Schools, from
2.0-3.50 Scottish National radiates the Regional Programme. Details at foot of page.
2.5 2.25 ' Life and Work in the British Empire'—4
Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN : 'French
2.30 2.55 English Literature
Reading from Shakespeare,
' The Taming of the Shrew'
3.0 3.30 Concert Talk
Sir WALFORD DAVIES
3.35 Friday Afternoon Story
Told by Mr. FRANK Roscoe
The Granada, Walthamstow
(Leader, A. Rossi )
Directed by Emilio Colombo
The Hotel Metropole, London
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
The Children's Hour
Violin Solos by DAVID WISE including ' Children's Suite' by Joseph Slater , the well-known flautist
' Mostly Mary ' No. I
A Story about Bears by GWYNEDD
A Selection of Verse
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
Special Notices connected with Government and other Public Services
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 B flat (No. 5)
I. Allegro ; 2. Andante ; 3. Allegro molto
2.—'The Harmonic Highway'
Sir WALFORD DAVIES
Mr. HERBERT COWLEY : 'Alpines under
The Colonial Empire
British Rule in Africa: Setting the Scene
Mr. I. L. EVANS
FROM NOW until this series ends on March 23, the Friday broadcasts will dea with Africa, and all listeners interested in the subject would do well to read a copy of Professor Coupland's comprehensive pamphlet, The British
Empire ', obtainable from [address removed], price 6d., 7d. post free.
The heading of the initial talk by I L. Evans this evening is self-explanatory, inasmuch as it will show how the white man came to Africa, and what he achieved there. It will also discuss the many different forms British ru!" takes in different parts, and the status of the different dependencies-
Colonies, Protectorates, Mandates,
'Condominiums'. In a second talk, on February 16, he will deal with economic development.
Mr. I. L.
New Series-No. 24
At the Pianos :
HARRY S. PEPPER and DORIS ARNOLD
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA and THE REVUE CHORUS
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
Compered and Produced by JOHN WATT
THEATRES so far chosen in this increasingly popular series have been the Shaftesbury, Drury Lane, and the Vaudeville, and tonight songs are to be sung from vet another theatre in the Strand. The Adelphi, once the home of melodrama, has been given over in recent years to W. H. Berry shows
Cochran and Coward revues, Jack Hulbert and Cicely Courtneidge-fare of laughter and colour and music far removed from the stage villainies ot yesteryear.
Tonight's songs will come from beymourHicks's sparkling musical comedy, The Earl and the Girl, 1903; from Offenbach's Tales of Hoffman 1907; from The
Boy founded on Pinero's farce The Magistrate, 1917; from Ronald Jeans s and Douglas Furber 's revue, The House that
Jack Built , 1929; from the most lovely of all Cochran revues, Ever Green 1930, and from his Nymph Errant now running at the Adelphi with Gertrude Lawrence in the leading part.
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
Professor C. G. SELIGMAN :
' Ritual and Healing '
IN HIS TALK last week Professor Seligman showed how far the mind can influence the behaviour of the body. He explained how paralyses can be produced not only by suggestion but were also frequently the result of shell-shock during the War.
Professor Seligman will describe tonight such a case of shell-shock, and will give examples of strange rites performed by the Polynesian races of the Pacific, by natives of Ceylon and by Dervishes in Egypt. He will describe a case of self-induced anesthesia on the part of an Indian Sadhu
(Holv Man) and, most astonishing ot all, a Maori's death by suggestion.
Professor C. G.
Adapted for the microphone by MARIANNE HELWEG from Cyrus Brooks ' Translation of the original of Erich Kastner
The Tremendous Adventures of a small boy up from the country
The cast includes the following little boys:
Master Hugh Green - Master Alphonse Nohn
Master Geoffrey Lawrence Master Michael Goodwin - Master Reginald Keel
Master James McDermott .. Master Anthony Kelly Master Ricky Hyland
Master Stanley Bridger Master Victor Keefe Master Alan Carter
Master Desmond Tester Master David Marten and little girls:
Miss Joan Davis
Miss Florence Woodgate Miss Jasmine Shushtary and grown-up people:
Francis L. Sullivan Beatrice Gilbert Brember Wills
Hubert Langley Dorothy Dayus Naomi Ludolf Eric Lugg
Loftus Wigram Victor Fairley
The Chief People in the Play:
Emil, aged 12
Frau Tischbein , Emil's mother The policeman in Neustadt Grundeis , the sinister man in the train
Pony Hiltchen , Emil's little girl cousin
The Chief Constable Gustav, aged 13
' Professor,' aged 14
' Little Tuesday ', aged 9 ' Flying Stag ', aged 12 ' Mittenzwei aged 14 Petzoid, aged 10 Bleuer, aged 11
There are also people in the train and in the streets, and hundreds and hundreds of children
The Play produced by LANCE SIEVEKING
ERICH KASTNER 'S STORY, ' Emil and the Detectives ', published three years ago, conforms with the best tradition of children's classics in affording equal delight to children and grown-ups. It tells the simple tale of how a very ordinary and human small boy had all his money stolen from him by a sneak in a bowler hat; and how within the short space of twenty-four hours he had enlisted the help of half the children in Berlin, and brought the thief to justice ; a tremendous romantic adventure, yet a perfectly credible one, set as it is amid the familiar commonplaces of modern every-day life—bowler hats, railway carriages, tram-cars, taxis, traffic lights, scooters, bicycles, and bank clerks. That, indeed, is the great charm of the story. As Mr. Walter de la Mare pointed out in his preface to the English edition, Emil's adventures might easily have been those of an English boy travelling to London, Liverpool, or Manchester.
Many listeners will already have seen the excellent film version, produced last year, and some may have seen the stage version, produced in English at Croydon last year. As a radio play it promises to be equally exciting; even Emil's nightmare in the train will lose nothing by its translation into terms of sound. And, as in the film, all the children's parts will be played by a cast of real boys and girls.
Th's play was broadcast in the Regional programme last night.
A series of photographs taken from the film version of ' Emil and the Detectives ' appears on page 299.
HARRY Roy and his BAND
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel (Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)
National transmitters close down : Daventry at 12.0; all others at 10.55. At
11.0 London National (261. 1 m.) reopens for Television. Programme on page 352.