From page 21 of ' When Two or Three '
' Dans une Librairie '
E. M. STÉPHAN and CAMILLE VIÈRE
At The Organ of the Trocadero
Cinema, Elephant and Castle
Leader, Frank Thomas
Gwen Hirst (contralto)
As an alternative to the Scottish Regional programme for Schools, from 2.0 to 2.55 Scottish National will radiate the Regional Programme. Details at foot of page.
(14.00) RECEPTION TEST
2.5 (-2.25) British HistorY-3
RHODA POWER: A Country
2.30 Biology-How Life is Lived-3
WINIFRED C. CULLIS , C.B.E., D.Sc., Professor of Physiology, London (Royal Free Hospital) School of Medicine for Women : ' What to eat and why'
A Running Commentary by R. C. LYLE , relayed from The Roodeye Race Course,
(Copyright. See notice on page 407)
A plan of the course is on page 378
THE ANNUAL RACING FESTIVAL at Chester ranks only second to the summer carnival at Epsom, and what the Derby is to the one, ' t'Coop ' is to the other, and lovers of racing will welcome R. C. Lyle 's running commentary this afternoon.
The Chester Cup Stakes is a handicap run over the old Cup Course, about two miles and a quarter, which means slightly more than two circuits of the cramped, basin-shaped track on the Roodeye. It is worth about £2,500 to the winner, and the owners of the first, second and third horses each receive of long tradition a Champion Cheshire Cheese ' of the value of 5 sovs '.
Through the generations this Cup has been inseparable from romance. In the old ante-post betting days fortunes were won and lost on it, and coups were planned the year before. In the 'seventies it was won two years in succession by a horse called Pageant, a feat emulated by Chivalrous in 1922 and 1923. In 1931, Brown Jack , the finest stayer of modern times, won it, though he was already seven years old and carried an almost prohibitive weight.
by Cecil Dixon
,Conductor, Sir DAN GODFREY Relayed from The Bandstand in the ; Pine Walk, Bournemouth
Directed by Henry Hall
(All Nationals except Daventry)
The Children's Hour
'The Zoo Man' will conduct a tour round the London Zoo
The quality that makes the Zoo Man's talks so enchanting to children is his power to see animals almost as human beings. He himself is thrilled just now with yet another pet, for Diana, the Pigmy Hippopotamus, has just presented the Zoo with a tiny calf. Diana came from West Africa in 1913, when she was believed to be ten or more years of age; so she is now quite an old lady. He well remembers her first calf and how excited they all were at the Zoo when they knew of its arrival.
It was born early one morning and, in the evening, they decided to allow Diana to go into her warmed pool and to take her tiny baby with her if she felt so inclined. They sat up in the Hippo house until very late that night and watched. Out of her den came Diana, the baby following close at her heels, though only a few hours old. Into the water she plunged, while the babe stood undecided on the brink. She came to the edge and coaxed it, and presently, its mind made up, it too made a plunge. It had never seen water before, but proved to be able to swim like a fish.
Wouldn't you all like to be the Zoo Man? Certainly the next best thing is to go with him on a microphone tour round the Zoo this afternoon.
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
CHORAL VARIATIONS played by C. H. TREVOR (organ)
Choral Variations on 0 Gott, du frommer Gott (0 God, Thou faithful God) (in 9 Partite) (in nine variations)
rganised by The B.B.C.)
The Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Atessrs. Chappell and Co., Lid.)
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY
(Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL )
Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT (An article on the Competition by Richard Capell is on page 338)
(21.05)' Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
VLADIMIR HOROWITZ 'S comparatively short career has been one of great brilliance. Born in Kiev in 1904, he is, as yet, barely thirty years old. He made his debut in Kharkov at an unhappy time for artists, and touring Russia he gave in Leningrad alone twenty-three concerts, for every one of which all seats were sold. He then gave recitals in almost every continental capital, playing with practically all the famous orchestras. After three years from his first European tour, he sailed to America, leaving a trail of golden criticisms behind him.
London knows him, but not too well, for his appearances here are rare. This, for example, is his first appearance with the B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra, and, since the concert is to be broadcast, his first introduction to the British microphone.
Tickets can he obtained from [address removed] ; and usual agents. Prices 2S. to 125. (including Enter-tainmènts Tax)
THE GROSVENOR HOUSE DANCE BAND, conducted by SYDNEY LIPTON , relayed from Grosvenor House, Park Lane
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)