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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 54 of ' When Two or Three'

: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping

: ' The Wise Penny'

EMELIE WALLER: A Good Roast'

: REGINALD NEW

At The Organ of The Regal,
Ki ngston-on-Thames

: THE COMMODORE GRAND ORCHESTRA

Directed by Joseph Muscant
Relayed from
The Commodore Theatre,
Hammersmith

Contributors

Directed By: Joseph Muscant

: THE MIDLAND STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Directed by Frank Cantell
(From Birmingham)
As an alternative to the Scottish Regional Programme for Schools, from 2.0. to
4.30 Scottish National will radiate the Regional Programme. Details at foot of page.

Contributors

Directed By: Frank Cantell

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

(14.00) RECEPTION TEST
2.5 (-2.25) Round the Countryside-2
ERIC PARKER : ' The Cuckoo '
THE MOST INTERESTING, because the most individual and unusual of our summer birds. The mellow, soft notes of the male must surely have been heard by everyone ; if you live in the country and keep your eyes open, the bird is often to be seen, hawk-like, slaty-blue in colour.
Our common cuckoo has been the subject of sayings, rhymes, and controversy. Its note thrilled Wordsworth ; some poets have been bored by its monotony. In spring it is a clear-cut 'Cuckoo! Cuckoo ! ', but when you hear the stuttered ' Cuc-cuckoo ' you know that summer is going.
To call a boy a cuckoo is to call him a fool, and yet the subject of Eric Parker 's talk this afternoon is far from being one. It is unsocial ; it doesn't even pair ; the hen is quite unprepared to set up housekeeping, yet assiduous in seeing that another bird shall take over the job for her.
She deposits her egg in some small nest, and that is the end of the business so far as she is concerned. The young cuckoo hatches out, and Nature has made its skin so sensitive that it cannot tolerate the pressure either of the eggs or nestlings of its foster-mother against it. It works them up on its back and throws them out. The foster-mother takes no notice of its young dead or dying outside the nest, but feeds this voracious stranger which has murdered them.
So the parasite survives, apparently designed by Nature to make use of others.

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Parker
Unknown: Eric Parker

: Music-Adding Thirds

Sir WALFORD DAVIES : 2.30 Introductory Course. 3.0 Advanced Course

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Walford Davies

: The Summer Term-2

HOWARD MARSHALL: How to Report a School Match'

: A Light Classical Concert

THE CHELSEA STRING QUARTET:
Jean Robley (violin); Olive Davidson
(violin); Joyce Cook (viola); .
Betty Macrae Moir (violoncello)
ALFRED READ (baritone) , at 4.45

Contributors

Violin: Jean Robley
Violin: Olive Davidson
Violin: Joyce Cook
Viola: Betty MacRae Moir

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by Henry Hall

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: ' The First News'

(18.00)
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music

(18.3) BACH'S
DIE KUNST DER FUGE
(The Art of Fugue) played by a STRING QUARTET led by CHARLES
WOODHOUSE
Contrapunctus 5
Contrapunctus 6, a 4, in Stile francese
(In the French style)
Contrapunctus 7, a 4, per Augmentionem et Diminutionem
Contrapunctus 8, a 3

: German Talk

MAX KROEMER (Instructor of German at the 'Polytechnic, Regent Street,
London, and for the L.C.C.)

Contributors

Unknown: Max Kroemer

: Padstow Hobby Horse

A Relay of a May Day Cornish custom with a Commentary by A. K. HAMILTON JENKIN , from Padstow
(From Cardiff)
PADSTOW was once a busy place. In its small but active shipyards many a fine vessel rose on the stocks before slipping away to the great sea-world outside. But the days of the wooden sailing ships have gone, and now the little town has relapsed into unbroken peace and memories of its past.
From this happy state one day stands out in contrast. At midnight on April 30 the Hebby Horse ' Pairs' perambulate the town, singing their ancient festival song in honour of the new-born summer. Next morning the Hobby Horse itself is brought out for its annual excursion into the streets, and the remainder of the day is given up to dancing and merrymaking.
Something of this ancient folk-festival, which has gone on from time immemorial, will be transmitted through the microphone this evening. A. K. Hamilton Jenkin has fully described this and other ceremonies in his latest book, ' Cornish Homes and Customs ' ; this evening he will give a running commentary and a brief description of the history and meaning of the Padstow Hobby Horse.

Contributors

Commentary By: A. K. Hamilton Jenkin
Unknown: A. K. Hamilton Jenkin

: THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA

(Section E)
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis

: The Web of Thought and Action-4

The Economist shows his hand
A Discussion between H. LEVY , Professor of Mathematics at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, and GRAHAM HUTTON , Assistant Editor of The Economist

Contributors

Unknown: H. Levy
Unknown: Graham Hutton

: ' The Second News '

(21.00) Time Signal, Greemcich
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

: The Chariot Hour

(No. 3 of the new series) with DORIS HARE
BETTY NORTON
DELORES DALGARNO
ERIC BARKER JACK MELFORD
REGINALD SMITH
HUGH SKILLEN
MICHAEL NORTH and 'JUNE'
THE B.B.C. THEATRE
ORCHESTRA
Conducted by MARK H. LUBBOCK
Assistant to the producer,
REGINALD SMITH
The production devised and compered by ANDRE CHARLOT
The Charlot Hour was broadcast by all
Regionals last night

Contributors

Unknown: Doris Hare
Unknown: Betty Norton
Unknown: Delores Dalgarno
Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: Jack Melford
Unknown: Reginald Smith
Unknown: Hugh Skillen
Unknown: Michael North
Conducted By: Mark H. Lubbock
Producer: Reginald Smith
Unknown: Andre Charlot
Unknown: Charlot Hour

: ' Ode', by John Dryden

(Today is the anniversary of the death of John Dryden )

Contributors

Unknown: John Dryden

: DANCE MUSIC

Roy Fox and his BAND
Relayed from The Cafe de Paris
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Fox








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