From page 84 of ' When Two or Three'
Simon Barer (pianoforte) : Sonetto
No. 104 del Petrarca (The 104th Sonnet of Petrarch); Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes) (Liszt)
Peoples of the World
L. S. B. LEAKEY , Ph.D. : 3—' Herdsmen of the Grassy Highlands of East Africa
L. S. B.
Directed by ERNEST LEGGETT
ERNEST HARGREAVES (tenor)
Conducted by Harry Pell
The Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham
Nature Study: Round the Countryside
Eric Parker: 3: Autumn Migrants
Today Mr. Eric Parker, Editor-in-Chief of The Field, is to give the second of his fortnightly talks to schools in the autumn programme. Most of you know that certain birds stay in this country all the year round, whilst others come and go at various seasons. Redwings and fieldfares, for instance, come from farther north in the autumn to winter here in a warmer climate. Have you ever seen them? Did you ever note the first autumn day on which you did?
Martins and swallows, on the contrary, have spent the late spring and summer here and migrate in the autumn to Mediterranean countries where it is warmer still. So you have birds changing their places of stay for the sake of climate, and to get what suits them, they will struggle on in exhausting flights across land and sea.
Some of you may have noticed a few-martins and swallows reappearing on mild mornings about a month after apparently all have gone. Because of this unexpected reappearance the great naturalist, Gilbert White, of Selborne, surmised that they had been awakened from sleep and thought it not unreasonable to suppose that a certain number of swallows and martins, unlike the majority, spend the winter here in a state of torpor.
Scottish National 285.7 m,
Details will be found on page 44.
E. M. STÉPHAN, assisted by E.
A Light Orchestral Programme with STUART ROBERTSON (bass-baritone)
Dnjos Bela and his Balalaika Orchestra : Around the Volga (Pot-pourri of Russian Songs) (Bouchel)
Stuart Robertson : A Farmer's Boy ;
I married a wife; Dashing around with the smoothing iron; Bobby Shaftoe
Dajos Bcla Orchestra : Waltzes from
Vienna (Johann Strauss , Bittner, and Korngold)
Stuart Robertson : The Lincolnshire
Poacher ; The Vicar of Bray Dajos Bela Orchestra:
Serenata Sici !iana (Bccce)
THE LONDON ENSEMBLE :
Harold Fairhurst (violin); Helen Just (violoncello); Hetty Bolton (pianoforte)
SYBIL CRAWLEY (soprano)
with OLGA ALEXEEVA (soprano) in A Programme of Russian Holiday Music
' Isboushka '
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
The Foundations of English Music
Under the direction of Sir RICHARD RUNCIMAN TERRY
My Ladye Nevells Booke (William Byrd )
Played by RUDOLPH DOLMETSCH (harpsicord)
My Ladye Nevells Grownde
Qui Passe for my Ladye Nevell The Barelye Breake
JOHN McMURRAY : Personality, Freedom and Authority'
(Leader, W. H. REED )
Conducted by MALCOLM SARGENT
Second General News Bulletin and Talk on ' Rabbit Week ' by Sir ROBERT GOWER , O.B.E., M.P.
' Our Home in Space-the Earth'
Sir JAMES JEANS, F.R.S.
More perhaps than any other scientist, Sir James Jeans has succeeded in interpreting science to the people, particularly in his book ' The Mysterious Universe ', and this evening he is to give his first talk in this new series...
It aims at conveying a popular idea of the universe-the earth, the sky, the moon and other planets, the sun and its family, other suns than our own, the Milky Way, and the further depths of space.
In these talks listeners are to travel in their imaginations with Sir James, so far through space that our earth will look tinier than a speck of dust, and so far through time that all human history will shrink to nothing.
This evening, before starting on our long journey, we are to examine our home in space-the earth.