From page 45 of ' When Two or Three '
THOSE who heard Mr. Philip Thornton 's talks in his last series will remember that he then unfolded his theory about the similarities in the world's music. He showed with his innumerable examples how the result of the same emotion felt in the hearts of people in widely separated parts of the world, finds its almost identical expression in their music. Mr. Thornton is in this new series relating some strange stories of his experiences in search of his mateuals, and will illustrate his talks as before with songs and tunes played upon his weird musical instruments. His intention is to give as complete a survey of ancient and Eastern music, and its relation to the music we know in Europe, as time permits.
Directed by John Bridge
Directed by Joseph Muscant
The Commodore Theatre,
Directed by Frank Cantell
Dorothy Richards (contralto)
\t The Organ of The Granada, Tooting
(17.15) JACK JACKSON and his BAND
Relayed from The Dorchester Hotel
(17.15) The Children's Hour
Programme relayed from a ward in the Hospital for Sick Children, Great
JOHNSON CLARKE (ventriloquist)
ALEC TEMPLETON (entertainer at the piano)
HELEN ALSTON (songs at the piano)
RUDY STARITA (xylophone solos)
CHILDREN'S sympathy, which is always warm for those in distress, will be stirred this afternoon by this broadcast from the ward of a children's hospital. Sitting at home in comfort, they will so easily imagine the delight of the sick children lying in Dresden's Ward, and of the children from other wards who have been brought there to enjoy the treat of a Children's Hour performance.
Poor little things, some of them have been lying there in pain, some of them are weak and listless, but you will, almost see their faces light up when they actually see the entertainers they have only heard before.
Great Ormond Street was the first hospital in London to be devoted entirely to children. When it was opened over eighty years ago it had ten beds in an old London house : today it is the most famous children's hospital in the world, with 252 beds in London and seventy-five in the country. And it has special appeal for you all because it was one of the first hospitals in which the Children's Hour endowed a cot.
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin
HOWARD MARSHALL : The Australian
IT is now nearly a month since the Australian Test cricketers arrived in England ; they have played their first match, and they will play their first Test, at Nottingham, June 8 to 12. This evening Howard Marshall is to discuss their prospects of regaining the Ashes.
If, in Woodfull, they have probably the most popular Captain they have ever had, and in Oldfield, in the opinion of many, the best wicket-keeper in the world today, they have in Bradman the most phenomenal batsman of modern times. Though he is only twenty-five, he is Woodfull's second in command. Among his records may be mentioned the highest score in first-class cricket, 452 against Queensland in 4 1/2 hours ; and the highest in a Test, 334 at Leeds in 1930.
THOMAS JONES , C.H., LL.D.:
' Labour, Learning, Leisure '
S. P. B. MAIS: 'The Outer Hebrides'
THIS IS to be the first of a new series of talks on the Islands of Britain by the ever popular S. P. B. Mais. They will be of a holiday nature-walks to take, objects of interest to see, things to do. Listeners who remember his talks on ' This Unknown Island ', and his more recent ' The Modern Columbus ', know how good S. P. B. Mais is at observing things and conveying his impressions through the microphone. This evening's broadcast covers the Outer Hebrides, and the Inner Hebrides are to be discussed next Saturday. Each week Mr. Mais will come to the microphone from a personal tour of the islands.
A Topical Supplement to the Week's
Britain's Master of Comedy
WILL HAY and his SCHOLARS
MAX and HARRY NESBITT
Songs and Duets with Ukulele Accompaniment
THE SINGING SISTERS The Famous Viennese Septet
THE B.B.C. THEATRE
Under the direction of KNEALE KELLEY will HAY has been on the Halls for twenty years. Graduated from old-fashioned Minstrel Troupes, and has played sketches in every English-speaking country in the world. Writes practically all his own material.
First broadcast in July, 1922, at the old Marconi House studio.
Bertha Willmott has worked as a ballad singer. Did seven years on the music-halls. Has done a lot of concert-party work and revue. Was educated in a convent; and the nuns discovered she had a voice and trained it. She won certificates at the London College of Music, and the Stratford Festival.
Max Nesbitt plays the uke and piano, and Harry is the vocalist. South Africans : brothers : write all their own songs.
The Singing Sisters. All Viennese.
Arrived in England last September.
Hal Swain was a little boy cornetist in a band at Halifax, so small he had to stand on a ginger-beer box to watch the beat. Then he went overseas and grew so big that he became a Quartermaster in the Canadian Army. First Musical Director of the Cafe Royal, and played in a band for four years at Prince's Restaurant.
(21.00) Time Signal, Greemvich
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
THE great depression in the shipping trade of Britain has caused grave unemployment among seamen, and the slight improvement in conditions is unfortunately insufficient to dispel the gloom which has settled on the hearts and minds of those who man our ships, and bring us our food from abroad.
The term ' seamen ' includes sailors, officers, firemen, stewards, cooks, and, in fact, everyone who makes up a ship's crew. These men have to seek work in ports, though their homes may be far inland. Many of them cannot enjoy the social benefits they are entitled to because they have no fixed address.
The strenuous nature of the work, especially on cargo boats, means the signing on of the youngest and strongest, and owing to the slackness of trade crews are cut down to a minimum. Modern methods have greatly depleted the number of firemen and trimmers required, and, even if shipping got back to normal, it is doubtful if many of these would find employment again.
This series aims at bringing unemployed men to the microphone to speak of their difficulties, and to tell listeners how they are trying to stand up to life.
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by CLARENCE RAYBOULD
Overture, Der Bauer ein Schelm (The
Die Waldtaube (The Wood Pigeon)
Symphonic Variations on an Original
Read by IAN SINCLAIR PHAIL
(Today is the anniversary of the death of Gladstone)
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)