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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 90 of' When Two or Three '

: Living in Cumberland

Mr. WILFRID ROBERTS
(Newcastle Programme)
THIS MORNING Wilfrid Roberts will discuss the craftsmen of his moorland district, both those of today and those of yesterday. The blacksmith is still to be seen in his forge, but his sons are probably mechanics with an eye on the motor industry that is creeping in year by year. The younger generation ride their own motor cycles maybe, and prefer the smell of petrol to that of singeing hoof.
Potters still exist. Like gypsies, they are a distinct class in Cumberland, but they are not gypsies. They all deal in everything from scrap iron to feathers ; and in horses, too.
But the fame of the villages for hand-loom-weaving is a thing of the past. Few people remember it, though many, curiously enough, indirectly suffer from it. For in the old days the ground floors of houses were sunk below ground level with the object of keeping the raw material for weaving moist. Today, though the atmosphere is no dryer, people insist on inhabiting these below-ground rooms, despite threats from rheumatism and medical officers.
Another craft that is no more than a memory is that of violin making, for which Brampton, Wilfrid Roberts home town in Cumberland, will always be famous. Here William Forster was born in 1739, whose father and grandfather had made spinning wheels and violins and taught him the trade. William came to London to win renown as the first violin maker of his day, and later on, as the publisher of Haydn's music.
Wilfrid Roberts will say something, too, of the craft of making grandfather clocks, which once flourished in his district, and of the art of water divining which is practised to this day ; of the clog dancers that have gone, and of the few strolling musicians who still haunt the moors.

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Wilfrid Roberts
Unknown: Wilfrid Roberts
Unknown: Wilfrid Roberts
Unknown: William Forster
Music: Wilfrid Roberts

: TOM JENKINS

At the Organ of the Plaza Cinema,
Swansea

: THE WESTERN STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas
Victor Hunt (tenor)
(From Cardiff)

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Tenor: Victor Hunt

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

2.5 (-2.25) Science and Agriculture-5
Sir JOHN RUSSELL , D.Sc. F.R.S.:
'Beef
2.30 (-2.55) ' World History', Talk 3
Mr. ALEC MACDONALD : The French
Revolution'

Contributors

Unknown: Sir John Russell
Unknown: Mr. Alec MacDonald

: Gramophone Records

A Recital by Yvonne Arnaud (pianoforte)
(with String Orchestral Accompaniment)
Allegro in F minor (Bach) ; Rondo (Haydn); Valse Caprice (Saint-Saens)

Contributors

Pianoforte: Yvonne Arnaud

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Early Stages in German-5
Herr A. HERMANN WINTER

Contributors

Unknown: Herr A. Hermann

: A Sonata. Recital

John Snowden (violoncello)
Marion Keighley Snowden (pianoforte)

Contributors

Unknown: John Snowden
Pianoforte: Marion Keighley Snowden

: THE SCOTTISH STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Directed by Guy Daines
(Scottish Regional Programme)

Contributors

Directed By: Guy Daines

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: 'The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music

Chopin's Preludes and Studies
Played by STEFAN ASKENASE
Preludes, Op. 28
No. i in C
No. 2 in A minor No. 3 in G
No. 4 in E minor No. 5 in D
No. 6 in B minor No. 7 in A
No. 8 in F sharp minor No. 9 in E
No. 10 in C sharp minor No. 11 in B
No. 12 in G sharp minor No. 13 in F sharp
No. 14 in E flat minor

Contributors

Played By: Stefan Askenase

: New Books

Mr. DESMOND MACCARTHY

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Desmond MacCarthy

: Economics in a Changing World'

Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen King-Hall

: The National Character

Views from Abroad-2
Professor FELIX FRANKFURTER
THIS EVENING we are to be appraised through the eyes of an American, distinguished in his own country as a legal expert.
Professor Felix Frankfurter was
Assistant District Attorney of New York, and became Legal Adviser to the Department of War when Mr. Stimson was Secretary of War. He then became Professor of Law at the Harvard
Law School. When the United States entered the War he was Assistant to the Secretary of War, and then became Chairman of -the War Labour Policies
Board.
Professor Frankfurter now holds the George Eastman Professorship at ; Oxford.

Contributors

Unknown: Professor Felix Frankfurter
Unknown: Professor Felix Frankfurter
Unknown: George Eastman Professorship

: THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA

(Section D)
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by Sir LANDON RONALD

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Sir Landon Ronald

: ' The Second News '

Weather Forecast, Second General
News Bulletin

: The Far East

Mr... PETER FLEMING : The Meaning of Manchukuo'
PETER FLEMING , author of ' Brazilian Adventure ', is to broadcast the last talk on China in this series this evening. He returned from China three months ago, where he was acting as special correspondent for The Times.
In addition to the better known parts of Manchuria (Manchukuo is the Japanese name for it), Fleming visited Jehol and accompanied a flying column of Japanese troops on a bandit drive in the interior.
He will describe the position of affairs out there, the life and his own experiences. He was, incidentally, also in Manchuria at the time of the Japanese invasion in 1931. The next five talks in this series will be on Japan.

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Fleming
Unknown: Peter Fleming

: NATALIE HALL in ' Love Needs a Waltz'

This programme will be given by all Regionals, except West, tomorrow night.
An article on 'Love Needs a Waltz' appears on page 374.

: 'Diversion on a Penny Whistle,'

by George Meredith , read by FELIX AYLMER. (Today is the anniversary of the birth of George Meredith )

Contributors

Unknown: George Meredith
Read By: Felix Aylmer.
Unknown: George Meredith

: DANCE MUSIC

MAURICE WINNICK 'S CIRO'S CLUB
OCHESTRA, relayed from Ciro's Club
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice Winnick








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