From page 51 of 'When Two or Three'
Directed by Norman Austin
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
As a;i alternative to the Scottish Regional programme for Schools, from 2.0 to 3.0 Scottish National zvill radiate the Regional programme (details at foot of page), and from 3.0 to 4.5 the London Regional programme. Details on page 847.
2.5 (-2.25) Tracing History
K. C. BOSWELL : Educating Men to
2.30 (-2.50) King's English-22
A. LLOYD JAMES (Professor of Phonetics, School of Oriental Studies, London) : ' Speech Tunes in Talking and Reading'
Relayed from Westminster Abbey
ERNST DIESSMANN, Dr. Jur. : ' Eine Viertelstunde mit Deutschen Liedern'
Directed by Guy Daines
Winifred McLeod (contralto) Castles in the Air
The Children's Hour
' The Waterways of England No. 5
Adventures of Plymouth Sound
A Play by L. DU GARDE PEACH
THIS PLAY is all about the Pilgrim Fathers, and whenever you hear of them you think of the Mayflower, for that was the ship in which a hundred Puritans, fleeing from religious persecution, sailed from Plymouth to America on September 6, 1620.
That Plymouth-not only Plymouth,
England, but Plymouth, U.S.A.—so much concerns them was the result of accident, for they had sailed from Southampton a month earlier in two boats, one the Mayflower and the other the Speedwell, but the latter was found untrustworthy, and the Mayflower sailed alone from Plymouth, as we have seen.
Then, again, accident played a part in their future, for they intended to land in Virginia, but, from some cause or another, landed in Massachusetts instead. They were among the first settlers, and the first town they built they called Plymouth after the name of the port they had left. It might just as well have been Southampton, Virginia, but for chance.
These settlers and their descendants changed the whole course of American history, but du Garde Peach's play this afternoon has to do with their departure from Plymouth Sound. A brave body of men and women, undaunted by the false starf they had made, setting out on a perilous journey to an unknown land.
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
BEETHOVEN'S STRING QUARTETS, OP. 18
Played by THE KUTCHER STRING QUARTET:
Samuel Kutcher (violin); Frederick Grinke (violin); Raymond Jeremy (viola) ; Douglas Cameron (violoncello)
Quartet in D, Op. 18, No. 3 (concluded)
2. Andante con moto ; 3. Allegro ; 4. Presto
Its People at Work-2
JOHN HILTON (Professor of Industrial Relations in the University of Cambridge)
' THE BEST-LAID SCHEMES....' Friction in the human bearings. Envies, jealousies, and frustrations. Bullying on both sides; its successes and failures. The new and better type of manager and foreman. Trade unionism: its rôle and policy. Grievances and complaints. Industrial justice. What is possible if the spirit is right. Engaging, training, up-grading, and promoting. The labour superintendent. Committees, canteens, and clubs. Moods and tempers as important as machines and organisation.
This is a synopsis of Professor
Hilton's talk this evening. Next Thursday he will discuss Plans and Policies.
A Series of Programmes written and arranged by M. WILLSON DISHER 5-THE LONDON PAVILION
THE EIGHT STEP SISTERS
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Conductor, STANFORD ROBINSON
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
"To the Nightingale" tells of one in whom the mournful song of the nightingale arouses sad memories. 'Pour not out so the strains of loveâ€™ he pleads.
"Death that is the cool night", one of the loveliest of Brahms's songs, is a setting of Heine's well-known lyric.
"In the churchyard" tells of one who wandered on a day of wind and rain through a neglected churchyard and seemed to see on all the forgotten tombstones the sad word Gewesen (which means simply 'been'), but at the end he knows, with a blessed hope, that the word should be Genesen (which means 'recovered from sickness', and is here used in the sense of 'arisen').
"Ever fainter grows my slumber" is one of the favourites among Brahms's songs. Its mood of drowsiness and restrained passion gives beauty to the lament of one who is dying heart-broken.
Erich Wolfgang Korngold, the son of one of the foremost music critics of our time, made his first appearance as a composer at the precocious age of only eleven, with a Pantomime, "The Snow Man". It was produced at the Royal Opera, Vienna, in 1897. Other operatic and chamber music followed closely on its heels, and he had won an important place for himself while he was still in his 'teens. More than one of these works was immediately successful, and his operas, "Violanta" and "Die tote Stadt" ("The Dead Town") are regularly included in the repertoire of most German opera houses.
"Peace My Soul" is a love song. Strauss had to use what lyrics offered themselves in his country's literature, and most German lyrists are stricken either with love or with grief. In this case the wound is to be stanched.
"Autumn Crocus" is a tiny song which extols the pretty flower that is shaped like a lily and is coloured like a rose, but whose poison concealed in its petals makes this autumn flower like a last fond love, sweet but faded.
"Droop o'er my Head" is a lover asking that he may rest in the shade of the raven locks of his beloved, in the soft light of her eyes.
In "Cecily" Strauss indulges to the full his habit of heroic, exultant melody with a rushing turbulent accompaniment and plunging modulation.
Conducted by The Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)