From page 78 of 'When Two or Three'
By a Newly Married Modern Girl
Peoples of the World—11
' Cultivators of the Nile Valley '
WINIFRED S. BLACKMAN
Winter is with us, fields have lost their colour, and growth has stopped, but in Egypt, where the floods'have subsided during the last fortnight, leaving a layer of fertile sediment in the valley, the farmers have been busy sowing, and by Christmas from either bank of the Nile green wheatfields will ' stretch out towards the yellow sand '.
The harvest will be gathered in April, and from then until the end of May it is dry, barren, and desolate in Egypt. June brings the cooling ' winds of the North' from the Mediterranean, and once again the annual floods begin.
Winifred S. Blackman is to tell us all about this today, and what it means to the people of Egypt. She will also say something about the religion and industries, about the life of the peasants (or fellahin), and about medicines and charms.
(By permission of The Trocadcro Restaurant)
Frederick Summers (baritone)
Conducted by HARRY PELL
The Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham
A Programme of Old Favourites Time Signal, Greenwich, at 2.0
Nature Study—Round the Countryside
11—' The Story of Eels '
2.30 Music-Junior Course 1
Lesson 6, ' The Major Scale in Review '
ERNEST READ, F.R.A.M.
3.5 Early Stages in French
E. R. MONTEIL , assisted by YVES
3.35 Topic of the Week
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : On the Steppes of Central Asia (Borodin); Night on the Bare Mountain (Mussorgsky)
The Lamoureux Orchestra of Paris, conducted by Albert Wolff : Capriccio Espagnol (Rimsky-Korsakov)
THE GERSHOM PARKINGTON TRIO:
Maurice Litowitch (Violin) ; Gershom Parkington (violoncello) ; Wilfred Parry
MARIA MAROVA (soprano)
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
The Foundations of English Music
Under the direction of Sir RICHARD RUNCIMAN TERRY
Seventeenth Century Songs
Sung by JOHN ARMSTRONG (tenor)
E. M. SrfPHAN
'Is the State's Claim Absolute?'
C. R. M. CRUTTWELL
C. R. M.
by BERKELEY MASON
From The Concert Hall, Broadcasting
Recital of Light Organ Works
Scenes from a Comic Opera by Johann Strauss
(See cols. 1 and 2)
('The Gypsy Baron' was broadcast in the Regional programme last night)
English lyrics adapted from the German of J. Snitzler by Henrik Ege
Sandor Barinkay, a young exile:
Saffi, a gypsy maid:
Czipra, an old gypsy woman:
Count Carnero, royal commissioner:
Kalman Zsupan, a wealthy pig farmer/Count Peter Homonay, Governor of Temesvar:
Arsena, daughter of Kalman Zsupan:
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
the King of Pantomime Producers and MACK SENNETT the King of Film Producers will discuss
'Pantomimes v. Films'
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
ALICE EHLERS (harpsichord)
by John Gay
Read by GLADYS YOUNG
(Today is the anniversary of the death of John Gay in 1732) All Nationals, except Droitwich, close down at 11.15