From page 51 of 'When Two or Three'
A. G. STREET
' Le depart pour la Montagne '
E. M. SPÉPHAN and CAMILLE VIÈRE
At The Organ of The Trocadero
Cinema, Elephant and Castle
Leader, Frank Thomas
Edith Williams (soprano)
As an alternative to the Scottish Regional
Programme for Schools, from 14.00 to
15.00 Scottish National will radiate the Regional Programme. Details at foot of page.
14.05 (-14.25) British History-5
RHODA Power : 'An Irish Chief'
14.30 (-14.55) Biology : How Life is
Doris L. MACKINNON , D.Sc. (Professor of Zoology, King's College, University of London): 'Eggs'
Under the direction of Captain H. G. AMERS
CYRIL SMITH (pianoforte)
The Winter Garden, Eastbourne
Overture, Im Fruhling (In Spring)
Symphony No. 4, in E flat ..
Glazounov I. Andante , Allegro moderato ; 2. Scherzo ; 3. Andante, Allegro
CYRIL SMITH AND ORCHESTRA
Concerto No. 2, in C minor
RACHMANlNOV'S Second Pianoforte Concerto, which by many of his admirers is considered his finest composition, has held its place in the repertory for more than thirty years, and now no pianist of any reputation can afford to exclude it from his repertory. At the time he was writing it Rachmaninov seemed to be more than usually inspired, and more ideas and thematic inventions came to him than he could find use for in the Concerto; so for that work he chose the best of them. But that there should be no waste of good material, he hastened to get these surplus ideas fixed into various compositions of different kinds. This goes to explain how it is that nearly all his works of a certain period seemed to show a striking resemblance, both in treatment of material and similarity of themes.
Captain H. G.
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
The Children's Hour
Uncle SAMBO will entertain and tell another story by Flittermouse
West Country Songs by FREDERICK CHESTER , who will also tell how Julia went on the films
Folk Dance Records
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
BEETHOVEN'S PIANOFORTE SONATAS played by JOHN HUNT
Sonata in D (Op. 10, No. 3)
I. Presto; 2. Largo e mesto; 3. Menuetto, Allegro, Trio ; 4. Rondo : Allegro
(Dedicated to the Countess von Browne)
JOHN MORGAN visits the Market Special
FOR some little time Market Special has been a feature of the West Regional programmes, and this interesting item which features the conversation of farmers sitting round the dinner table at an inn after the special dinner on market day is to be reviewed this evening with three important innovations.
First, Market Special is to be relayed for the first time to National listeners; secondly, John Morgan himself is to be there ; and, thirdly, it is on the opening day of the Bath and West Show which is held this year at Oxford. Thus listeners over a wide area are to hear something about the third biggest show in the country.
Mr. Morgan intends to get the opinions of the farmers present on the value of shows from an agricultural point of view. He is all for .their being run for utility rather than for fancy. It is not the most handsome cow that matters, but the one that gives the most and the best quality milk. The modem-day tendency of shows is in this direction, and classes are scheduled for handicrafts, machines, and so forth, and demonstrations of all sorts of processes and experiments are given.
' The Adult Offender '—2
Lt.-Colonel Sir VIVIAN HENDERSON ,
THE TALK last week dealt with the ' star ' prisoner-the type of offender whom it is desirable to keep apart from the persistent type.
A recidivist is, for prison purposes, one who serves more than one sentence of imprisonment; recidivism is the habit of relapsing into crime.
The Departmental Committee of Persistent Offenders, surveying the official figures in the Commissioners' annual report for 1931, concluded that ' a very large proportion of " first-timers " are not re-convicted ; of the comparatively small number of persons who return to prison on a second sentence a large proportion, however, come back repeatedly; the probability of relapse increases with the number of previous sentences, and a substantial part of the prison population consists of a " stage army " of individuals who pass through the prisons again and again.'
It is of this class of prisoner, as divided from the ' star' class, that Lieut.-Colonel Sir Vivian Henderson will talk this evening. He will say something of where they are sent, how long they stay, and what is done to them. He will speak of preventive detention, and of various prisons to which recidivists are sent.
Radio's Merry Song and Dance Show with HELENE COONEY
VIOLA LYEL ; DOROTHY DAMPIER ; DORIS KINGSTON; HARRY ORCHID; DODO JAY; JACKIE BOSTOCK ; BRYAN MEREDITH ; BERT MEREDITH ; PHYLLIS CARDEW ; GERALD OSBORNE ; GARNET JACK ; Tommy Ross ; RITA MARRIOTT ;
DORIS PALMER ; HUGH DEMPSTER
THE SEVEN SINGING SISTERS
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA, under the direction of KNEALE KELLEY and PHILIP RIDGEWAY
(The Ridgeway Parade will be broadcast again by all Regionals, except Midland, tomorrow night)
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL )
Conducted by ALBERT COATES
ON PAGE 592 Mr. Albert Coates discusses the items in this concert, particularly the symphony of Shaporin. Mr. Coates, as is well known, spends much time each year in Russia, where as a conductor, both in the concert room and at the opera, his distinction and public standing are second to none. In other European cities and in America his engagements as guest conductor are frequent; in consequence, when he does come to London, the time he can spend here is regrettably short.
He learnt his conducting abroad, particularly as a second to Nikisch, whose pupil for a time he was. Thereafter, in the opera-houses of Germany and Russia he acquired a very thorough knowledge of the operatic repertory, and when he was thirty-one he came to England and shared with Nikisch the eonductorship of the Wagner operas in that brilliant season of 1913. Since that date, interrupted by the War, he has been one of the most prominent of British conductors both here and abroad.
Lou PREAGER and his BAND
Relayed from Romano's Restaurant
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 23.00)