From page 30 of ' When Two or Three'
SHORT NIGHTS and long days are a problem to the mother, who does not necessarily bless summer time. It's one thing to get the children to bed, and quite another to get them to go to sleep in broad daylight. They stay awake and are tired in the morning. How is their strength to be maintained ? In the holidays a rest, and even a sleep in the afternoon may be feasible. But what is the remedy when they are going to school ?
Such a problem as this, and others that arise from too much work and play, and too little sleep, will be dealt with this morning by an experienced children's doctor. As the title of the series indicates, common sense is the thing to use in the welfare of children, and common-sense, methods based on experience will be suggested in these talks.
The broadcast next Thursday will deal with the all-important question : ' What shall they wear ? '
At 11.0 London National (261.1 m.) will radiate Television. Programme on page 154.
by Dom GREGORY MURRAY
Relayed from Downside Abbey
Directed by HENRY HALL
Directed by John Bridge
MURIEL HAY (violin)
ELSA JORDAN (pianoforte)
Marek Weber and his Orchestra :
The Music comes (Straus)
The Kardosch Singers: Sonia from the Ural (Steininger, Felder) ; Castles in the South (Grothe, Hannes)
Reda Caire (tenor) : J'ai caissé mon coeur (My heart is broken) (Enter, Mauprey)
Marek Weber and his Orchestra :
Selection, La Belle Helene (Offenbach)
Lys Gauty : J'aime tes grands yeux
(I Jove your great big eyes)
Edith Lorand and her Viennese
Orchestra: Bohemian Polka and Furiant (Schwanda, the Bagpiper) (Weinberger)
Relayed from The Granada,
(Leader, A. Rossi )
Directed by Emilio Colombo
The Hotel Metropole, London
Directed by HENRY HALL
The Children's Hour
Songs and Duets by STUART ROBERTSON and ALICE MOXON
'St Bruin's Day', being the last adventure from 'Mostly Mary', by GWYNEDD RAE
(All Nationals except Daventry)
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
Special Notices connected with Government and other Public Services
SONATE DA CAMERA played by SPENCER DYKE (violin)
TATE GILDER (violin)
JOHN TICEHURST (harpsichord)
Sonata in A minor (Op. 4, No. 5) ed. Jensen
Preludio — Allemanda - Corrente — Gavotta
Sonata in B flat (Op. 4, No. 9) ed. Klengel
Preludio-Corrente-Grave- Tempo di Gavotta
Sir WALFORD DAVIES
You and The Composer
Captain R. H. JENKINSON : Flowering
Captain R. H.
JULIAN HUXLEY , Honorary Lecturer in Zoology and Animal Biology in the University of London
Mr. Huxley will at the end of his talk answer questions put to him by ' A LAYMAN'
ARTHUR ASKEY (entertainer)
(Iceland's Antidote for the deep depression), assisted by ' HUBERT'
ROBB WILTON (comedian) in one of his popular sketches
Assisted by IRIS PARNELL
GEORGE BAKER and B. C. HILLIAN (' Flotsam ')
THE B.B.C. THEATRE
Under the direction of KNEALE KELLEY
Time Signal, Greenwich; Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by FRANK BRIDGE
VALENTINA AKSAROVA (soprano)
VALENTINA AKSAROVA AND ORCHESTRA
Scena, Ritorna Vincitor ! (Aïda). . Verdi
AÏDA, the daughter of the King of Ethiopia, is at present a slave in the retinue of the King of Egypt's daughter. She has attracted the love of Rhadames, the commander of the Egyptian army, who is about to take the offensive against the Ethiopians. Aida is torn between her love for Rhadames and her wish for his personal glory, and her duty to her father and her country, whose defeat would cause her bitter sorrow. 'Ritorna vincitor ' (Return victorious) is the song in which she appeals to Heaven to have compassion on her difficulties and to reconcile her conflicting emotions.
WHEN Grieg cast his instrumental music to Ibsen's play of Peer Gynt in the form of two Suites, he furnished a little summary of the story to show which were the points in it which the several movements illustrate. The movements do not follow one another in the order in which they appear in the play, and the First Suite takes us to several parts of the world. Two of the movements in the First Suite are set in Morocco, where Peer found himself in his wanderings ; the first, called ' Morning ', is his awaking on the shore, and the third is a dance performed for him by the Arabian girl, Anitra. The second depicts his mother's death. Peer has escaped from the realm of the mountain king, and makes his way home, to find his mother dying. The last movement in the First Suite is the Dance of th: people of the mountain king where Peer is held captive.
IN THIS sad-hearted song, listeners will remember, Butterfly, deserted by her lover, Pinkerton, sings of her steadfast faith that he will one day return She tells of how she will go to meet him, hiding at first, and then springing out to greet him joyously.
IN THE original version of Gounod's Faitst, produced in Paris at the Theatre Lyrique, the only ballet was in the Kermesse scene of the second act. Ten years later the composer revised the work for production at the Grand Opera. and the traditions of that theatre demanded something more elaborate in the way of ballet. The two authors of the libretto accordingly raided the second part of Goethe's Faust, untouched for Gounod's original opera, and made use of the revels of the Walpurgis night. There, in Goethe's play and in this revised version of Gounod's opera, Faust meets many of the famous women of old, Cleopatra, Helen, the Trojan Women, and other personages of myth and legend. When the opera is given in this country this scene is almost always omitted.
Ritorna Vincitor ! (aÃ¯da).
'Ace High', by PETER FLEMING
PETER FLEMING is a traveller and adventurer. He explored Brazil, and his outstanding travel book ' Brazilian Adventure ' was the result of it; he acted as special correspondent for The Times in China, and is now engaged on a book on Manchuria.
His broadcast entitled ' The Meaning of Manchukuo ' (February 12) in the Far East series, will be remembered, and tonight's story on the air finds a new medium of expression for his pen.
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 10.50