From page 51 of' When Two or Three'
Extracts from talks read by Mercedes Saavedra de Bolin
Adolf Busch (violin), Aubrey Brain (horn), Rudolf Serkin (pianoforte) : Trio in E flat (Brahms)
E. M. STÉPHAN and CAMILLE VIÈRE:
' Marie reçoit'
At The Organ of The Trocadero
Cinema, Elephant and Castle
Relayed from The Granada,
Dajos Bela Orchestra : Schonbrunn
The Berlin Charlottenburg Opera Orchestra, conducted by Julius Priiwer :
Voices of Spring; Tales from the Vienna Woods (Johann Strauss )
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Karl Alwin : Waltz from Intermezzo (Strauss)
HAZEL WINTER: Early Days in Virginid
2.30 Dramatic Reading
' X=O ' by John Drinkwater
This afternoon schools are to hear the reading of an ironical play, showing the folly of war. The scene is set in the tenth year of the siege of Troy. Helen's beauty has long ceased to inspire, the soldiers on either side-they don't know what they are fighting for. But from time to time a Greek is ordered to go -out on night patrol and kill a Trojan, just as a Trojan is ordered to go out and kill a Greek. Neither the one nor the other has any wish to kill.
On the Greek side Pronax, who would be a statesman, leaves his friend, Salvius, who is a poet, reading, and goes out into the darkness, whilst on the Trojan side Ilus, who would be a statesman too, leaves his friend Capys, a young sculptor, on guard, and glides out into the night from the Trojan wall.
Schools will hear what happened and may not go back in their minds as long ago as the siege of Troy. They may remember hearing that men went out on just such patrols between 1914 and 1918. 2.50 Interval
by PHYLLIS SIMONS
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
The Pavilion, Bournemouth
HAROLD FAIRHURST (violin)
Directed by John MacArthur
Directed by HENRY HALL
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
A. J. CRONIN
Dr. Cronin, who made his bow this autumn as one of the regular broadcasting book critics, has followed the path of such distinguished writers as Conan Doyle , H. de Vere Stacpoole , and Somerset Maugham, the path that leads from the medical profession to the world of letters. It is, perhaps, surprising that so few have followed that path, seeing that the opportunities for studying human nature that come to a general medical practitioner in the course of his daily round are such as come to few men in other walks of life.
Dr. Cronin's first novel, ' Hatter's
Castle ', in addition to being a full-blooded melodrama, was a subtle and absorbing study of a megalomaniac degenerate, such as only a medical man could have drawn with the necessary insight. The book, which was published early in 1931, won instantaneous and wide popularity. It has since been followed by other novels, ' Three Loves ', ' Grand Canary ' and ' Kaleidoscope in K ', all conspicuous for a clear-cut intellectual outlook on life and mankind, and a strong sense of vivid drama.
H. de Vere
The Foundations of English Music
Under the direction of Sir RICHARD RUNCIMAN TERRY
My Ladye Nevells Booke (William Byrd ) played by RUDOLPH DOLMETSCH
Have with yow to Walsingame All in a garden grine
Lord Willobies Welcome Home The Carman's Whistle
The third of a new ' Songs from the Shows' series-a chronological survey of film songs from the silent picture theme song up to the present-day talkie hit.
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA and THE REVUE CHORUS
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
Orchestral arrangements by WALLY
Chorus arrangements by DORIS ARNOLD
At the Pianos, HARRY S. PEPPER and DORIS ARNOLD
Compered and Produced by JOHN WATT
(' Songs from the Films ' was broadcast in the Regional programme last night)
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by Sir GRANVILLE BANTOCK
Weather Forecast, including Forecast for Shipping, and Second General
ROBERT MAAS (violoncello) MARCEL MAAS (pianoforte)
' True Love' by Sir Philip Sidney
'Kiss,' by Sir Philip Sidney
Read by PATRIC CURWEN
Roy Fox and his BAND
(North Regional Programme)