From page 42 of ' When Two or Three '
THE CENTRAL IDEA behind this new series is to bring various speakers to the microphone who each have had some different reason for going abroad. It will be found as the series goes on how very varied and interesting these reasons may be. Helen Simpson , the well-known novelist, who is to open the series this morning, had an extremely unusual one. She went to study witchcraft.
She must be one of the few women in England who has actuallv had letters from witches and he-witches. Magic and witches are still to be found in the country districts of France, Germany, and Austria, and Miss Simpson has made more than one interesting journey in search of information. Last summer she was staying in a wonderful old castle, said to have been built by the devil in a night, in one of the mountain districts of France, and here she came across a wizard who could find water, not by the usual hazel twig, but by consulting the stars. He actually found a spring in California by casting a horoscope. The whole matter was dealt with by post. This is surely magic up to date.
This morning Helen Simpson will tell listeners something about her journey to the Valley of the Witches.
At The Organ of The Plaza Cinema,
Leader, Frank Thomas
Elsie Davies (soprano)
An Orchestral Programme
The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Leopold Stokowski :
L'Arlesienne Suite (Bizet); (Prelude,
Menuet, Adagietto, Dance Provencale, Carillon)
The Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, conducted by Mengelberg : Elegiac Melodies (Grieg); (Heart-aches; The Last Spring)
The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bruno Walter : Siegfried Idyll (Wagner).
The Lamoureux Orchestra of Paris, conducted by Albert Wolff : Viennese Rhapsody (Florent Schmitt)
Directed by John Bridge
Louie Myers (soprano)
(North Regional Programme)
FREDERICK GRINKE (violin)
DOROTHY MANLEY (pianoforte)
Directed by Guy Daines
(Scottish Regional Programme)
Directed by HENRY HALL
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
SCHUBERT'S WINTERREISE AND
SCHWANENGESANG sung by GEORGE PARKER (baritone)
Winterreise (Winter Journey) :
Gute Nacht (Good Night)
Die Wetterfahne (The Weathercock) Gefrome Thranen (Frozen Tears) Erstarrung (Benumbed)
Der Lindenbaum (The Linden Tree) Wasserfluth (Streams)
Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL
Lord RIDDELL: The Scene and the Personalities '
EUROPEAN POLITICS-and even world politics-to-day are closely bound up with the various provisions of the Versailles Treaty. What were the' circumstances in which the terms of the Treaty were negotiated and agreed ? Who were the personalities involved ? What were the difficulties ? What were the terms finally agreed upon, and how have these agreements fared since ? And finally, how does the Treaty appear to us and to other countries to-day ?
These are some of the questions these talks will try to answer. The series falls naturally into three parts : Setting the Scene; the Terms of the Treaty ; The Results.
In this opening talk this evening Lord
Riddell, who was in Paris throughout the Peace Treaty negotiations in 1919, and present at the final signing of the Versailles Treaty, is going to describe the atmosphere in which the negotiations were carried out in Paris, and to give a picture of some of those personalities involved-Mr. Lloyd George, President Wilson, M. Clemen ceau, and others.
Next Monday Professor Webster will discuss the Problems before the Peace-makers.
A Radio Entertainment by ASHLEY STERNE and A. A. THOMSON
Lyrics by A. A. THOMSON Music by ASHLEY STERNE
The Cast includes :
DIMITRI VETTER NELSON JACKSON BRUCE WINSTON
THE REVUE CHORUS and THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
' Table d'Hote ' will be broadcast in the Regional programme tomorrow night
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
R. J. S. McDOWALL , D.Sc., F.R.C.P., Professor of Physiology in the University of London (From Edinburgh)
R. J. S.
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by WARWICK BRAITHWAITE
MAY BUSBY (soprano)
LYOF KNIPPER is a brilliant young Russian composer, some of whose work has been heard already by listeners. He holds a high musical position in the Soviet administration, particularly as official composer in the Moscow State Opera. In his idiom and orchestration he appears to have affinity with Stravinsky and, in some respects, with Schonberg. He has composed three symphonies, one of them based on songs of the Red Army, and about ten suites, several inspired by the adventures of the same mediæval rogue, Till Eulenspiegel, that inspired Richard Strauss, and others based on folk music collected in that region of Southern Asia Iving north of the Pamir Mountains.
by John Galsworthy, read by NESTA SAWYER
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)
LEW STONE and his BAND