From page 60 of ' When Two or Three '
ATHENE NEWNHAM: To go on an Elephant Kraal'
This morning Mrs. Athene Newnham is to tell listeners of her experiences when she witnessed an elephant kraal at Ambanpola in the north-west province of Ceylon.
She is to describe how she motored ninety odd miles from Colombo to the support line, as it were, and then had to transfer to a jolting bullock cart to reach the scene of action. Her talk is alive with local colour, and one of the most vivid in this interesting series.
A kraal, or driving of wild elephants into a stockade, is an affair of days and nights. She will tell listeners how it is done, the unexpected way in which the beaters are refreshed, and the part tame elephants play in the proceeding. It is all very exciting ; pathetic, too. But at least the drives don't take place until the herds get so big that they are damaging crops. There was one young tusker who cried with grief and anger at being caught, and it is a nice touch in the talk when Mrs. Newnham describes how she went into the stockade the next morning and comforted the poor prisoner with a hunk of bread.
At The Organ of The Plaza Cinema,
The Lener Quartet: Quartet in G minor, No. 10 (Serenade, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) (Mozart)—Allegro ; Romanza: Andante ; Menuetto and Trio ; Rondo : Allegro
Quintette Instrumental de Paris:
Sonata for flute and strings (Scarlatti) -Allegro Moderato and Adagio; Fugue ; Largo ; Allegro
Leader, Frank Thomas
Blodwen Caerleon (contralto)
Directed by Guy Daines
(Leader, THOMAS MATTHEWS )
Conducted by HORACE FELLOWES
The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
(North Regional Programme)
From Gluck is said to originate all modern opera, or at least that side of it that comes under the heading of Grand Opera. lphegènie in Aulis was one of Cluck's greatest successes in his zealous campaign of directing French opera into that dignity and sanity from which it had regrettably lapsed since the early days of the art. The libretto of Iphegenie was founded on Racine's drama, which itself was in some measure adapted from Euripides.
HELEN JUST (violoncello)
HETTY BOLTON (pianoforte)
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
The Children's Hour
' The King who was cross at Breakfast ', by Margaret Lodge , told by BARBARA
'THE ZOO MAN'
An Outside Broadcast from Croydon Aerodrome. By courtesy of the Air Ministry, and in co-operation with Major L. F. Richards , Chief Aerodrome Officer, MAC will visit the Croydon Aerodrome Control Tower at the Airport of London, piloted by one of the Duty Officers
E. H. LAWFORD , A.F.C.
All of you have heard of the great Air Port at Croydon which is to aeroplanes what a station is to trains. Many of you know that a regular service of aeroplanes is run between Croydon and the Continent, and passengers cross the Channel in them every day of the week.
Well, at Croydon there is what is called a Control Tower. It is a sort of eye that sees everything, and the officers on duty in it arc the brains behind the eye. No aeroplanes can leave, and none can land, without permission from the Control Tower.
This afternoon Mac is going down to
Croydon, and it is hoped that you will hear two or three aeroplanes actually take off and arrive. You are to hear Mac talk with one of the Control Tower officers. He will describe the scene and ask the officer questions, and you will hear his answers. And what makes it all the more interesting is that during the War Mac used to sit in the aeroplane which this officer, E. H. Lawford , flew. Mac was his observer then, and he is to be your observer today.
Major L. F.
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
Conductor, ARTHUR W. DELAMONT
The Vancouver Boys' Band has come to us from Canada with an enviable reputation. Only last year, competing in Chicago, the boys won the World's Championship in their class, and that is but one of the honours they have gained.
The band was founded in 1928, under its present conductor, at Kitsilano, a suburb of Vancouver. It was begun in quite a small way. A few boys met to make a sort of music with the instruments common to most boys, harmonicas or, as we say, mouth-organs. tin whistles, drums, and perhaps a ukulele or two ; but development was ambitiously planned and rapid, so that the band is now of full military band strength and quality. Enthusiasm and application have worked a marvel.
The band at its full strength is seventy, and of these forty-six have come to England. The boys, whose ages range from eleven years to nineteen, are all from school or college, and it is therefore a band of students-probably unique of its kind. Already the boys have had a great deal of experience, and in the present eight weeks' tour in Europe they will acquire a lot more.
They have, for example, played their way across Canada, given two exhibition concerts at Belle Vue, in Manchester, the headquarters of Northern band festivals, been officially received at Grosvenor House by the High Commissioner of Canada, and now they are broadcasting. Further engagements include performing in the Moat at the Tower of London, and possibly on the Terrace of the House of Commons, competing at the West of England Band Festival at Bugle, in Cornwall, an extension of the tour to Scotland, and perhaps the Belgian and French coast towns.
They carry not only a huge repertory
-enough for twenty-one complete programmes-but a mascot. She, the daughter of the conductor, can be seen in the picture on this page, the centre of the splendidly uniformed group of talented and very jolly boys that she, no doubt, encourages and disciplines.
TREVOR GLYN (tenor)
Second General News Bulletin
The speaker is the distinguished mountain climber and explorer who was created Baron Conway in 1931. In 1892, in the Himalayas, he climbed a peak 23,000 feet high and surveyed 2,000 miles of mountains. Two years later he traversed the Alps from end to end. In 1898 he explored and surveyed the Bolivian Andes. He has been honoured everywhere ; he is the author of many publications based on his epic experiences, and he is to enthral listeners with some of them tonight.
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
THE CASANI CLUB ORCHESTRA
Directed by CHARLES KUNZ Relayed from Casani's Club
Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 23.00 (11.0)