From page 45 of ' When Two or Three '
Mr. WILFRID ROBERTS
1 IN HIS TALK this morning
Wilfrid Roberts will leave for a moment the beauty of Cumberland. He will go in imagination to the other end of the county, to the industrial West, where once men and women were happy and prosperous, but where for twelve long years unemployment has hung over the people like a menace.
He is to talk of an isolated industrial district running up to the West of the Lake District, where 10,000, or over thirty per cent. of the population of the county, are out of work. Neither coal nor iron, the two principal industries, has really flourished since 1922. He will deal with some of the reasons, and some of the palliatives, since no remedy seems to exist. Already the hearts of almost hopeless people in villages like Frizington and Cleator Moor, and down to Maryport, have begun to hope again through the work of the Society of Friends. But the clubs they have started here and elsewhere, and the help they are giving, and even a scheme to train miners as poultry farmers, cannot remedy the evil.
Is the land a solution ? If Cumberland had as many men on the land as they have in Denmark, the whole of the 10,000 might be absorbed into agriculture.
At The Organ of The Plaza Cinema,
Leader, Frank Thomas
Roma Johnson (contralto)
As an alternative to the Scottish Regional programme for schools, from 2.0 to
4.0 Scottish National will radiate the Regional programme. Details at foot of page.
2.5 (-2.25) Science and Agriculturc-3 Mr. B. A. KEEN , D.Sc.: How stock is marketed'
2.30 (-2.55) World History
Mr. J. C. S. EWEN : ' Science grows up '
Mr. B. A.
by BILLY MAYERL
' Allotment Gardening-Sowing and Planting '
Mr. C. H. MIDDLETON
Mr. C. H.
Early Stages in German-8
Herr A. HERMANN WINTER, assisted by Fraulein M.-E GILBERT .
HELEN JUST (violoncello)
HETTY BOLTON (pianoforte)
Directed by Guy Dairies
(Scottish Regional Programme)
conducted by SYDNEY LIPTON
, Relayed from
Grosvenor House, Park Lane
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
LISZT'S HUNGARIAN RHAPSODIES
Played by LESLIE ENGLAND
Rhapsody No. 8 Rhapsody No. II
IN THE SENSE of ' Foundations ', Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies are the models upon which all later composers have based their fantasies, rhapsodies, and other pieces built up from folk melodies. Liszt had a scholar's knowledge and a patriot's love of his native Magyar folk music, and with the idea of preserving as much of it as he could in the most acceptable form he could think of, he selected certain characteristic Magyar melodies and weaved them into a series of brilliant pianoforte works, twenty in all, which he called Hungarian Rhapsodies. Pianistically, the Rhapsodies are difficult and of a very high virtuoso standard, but, musically, they are more than that. Many of them have been scored for orchestra, and these have always been as popular as anything in the orchestral repertory. It is undoubtedly due to Liszt and his Rhapsodies in the first place that we owe our never-fading delight in the rhythmic and fascinating Hungarian folk melodies now so familiar to us.
Mr. 1. M. PARSONS
Commander STEPHEN KiNG-HALL
‘ Modern Industry and National
Mr. WILLIAM FERRIE
IT is a big jump from the employer of industry to the working man, and there must necessarily be a wide divergence in their points of view. We heard last week an employer's analysis of the problem of the effect of industry on national character, and this evening we are to hear that of William Ferrie , who is an employee in a large engineering works.
William Ferrie 's views may or may not represent those of the majority of his colleagues, or of the working man in general, but they are those of a man who has been employed all his life in industry, and knows where the shoe pinches.
Ferrie will give listeners an account of his day; he will tell them what his workmates are saying and thinking; of the effect of machinery on them, and of the conditions under which they live at home.
Next Monday listeners are to hear the views of a working woman.
by CARROLL GIBBONS
A Broadcasting Burlesque by GODFREY M. HAYES and F. KESTON
I Incidental Numbers by JACK VENABLES
The Cast includes :
DOROTHY SUMMERS LAWRENCE BASKCOMB JOHN RORKE HARRY HEMSLEY PHIL RAY PHILIP WADE
ERNEST SEFTON ANONA WINN and FRED HARTLEY and his NOVELTY
Produced by CHARLES BREWER
(An article on ' This Radio Racket', by the Producer, forms this week's Background to the Broadcast' on page 615)
I Weather Forecast, Second General
Mr. OLIVER LAWRENCE : 'Japan's
TONIGHT'S SPEAKER is a young economist, late of Cambridge University, who has been engaged in the study of Japanese economic conditions and trade competitions.
The story of the salvage of a million pounds in bullion, told in dramatic form by TERENCE HORSLEY
' In June, 1929, the Sorima Salvage
Company embarked on the most ambitious task they had yet attempted. .... On May 20th, 1922, the liner Egypt, carrying bullion valued at £1,054,000 ... had reached a point 25 miles south-west of Ushant ... a thick fog lay over the water ... A large cargo steamer struck the Egypt ... in twenty minutes the liner was at the bottom of the sea.
' The finding of the wreck was likely to be the most difficult part of the task . , . we could not count on more than ten working days, of four hours each, in a month.
' By noon, on August 30th, 1930, we were certain that the Egypt lay beneath us ... in 66 fathoms (396 feet) of water.'
Extracts from ' Seventy Fathoms Deep ' by David Scott , to whom the author is indebted
Taking part :
David Tennant , James Tovey , Ronald Simpson , Cyril Nash , Robert Craven. Percy Rhodes , Robert Speaight , Edward Craven , Eric Lugg , Wallace Evennett , Matthew Boulton , Geoffrey Wincott , Pascoe Thornton , Adeline Hook.
Production by GORDON GILDARD
NEARLY twelve years ago the P. & 0. liner Egypt was in collision with a cargo steamer, off Ushant. The liner sank, and although a large number of her passengers and crew were rescued, the bullion which she was carrying, which was valued at over a million pounds, went with her to a depth of nearly 400 feet beneath the surface of the Atlantic.
Up to that time divers had never explored depths greater than 200 feet, and even at this depth the amount of work which rubber-suited divers could do was limited. It was some years before a diving shell was designed which permitted diving at even 300 feet, and it was not until 1929 that raising the gold from the Egypt became a feasible proposition.
The story of the Egypt's gold is told by Terence Horsley , author of the play, in an illustrated article on page 623.
JACK JACKSON and his BAND
Relayed from The Dorchester Hotel
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)
National transmitters close down : Daventry at 12.0 ; all others at 10.40. At
11.0 London National (261.1 m.) re-opens for Television. Programme on page 646.