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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 81 of ' When Two or Three'

: Would You Change?

S. R. LITTLEWOOD
This morning's talk in this series is to be given by Mr. S. R. Littlewood , who won great popularity with his recent series of talks ' The Family Album '.
Nor today is he to desert the diary as a medium for providing endless interest.
He is to weave his talk round two draries, both dealing with incidents that occurred in China in the early nineteenth century, and he will read extracts from each.
The first diary is that of Henry Hayne ,
Secretary to Lord Amherst, who was chosen to proceed to Pekin as British envoy, to represent to the Emperor Kea K'ing the wrongs which British subjects were suffering under his rule.
The second diary is that of Gilbert Smith , who was a prisoner of the Chinese at Macao in 1839, at the beginning of the Opium War.

Contributors

Unknown: S. R. Littlewood
Unknown: Mr. S. R. Littlewood
Unknown: Henry Hayne
Unknown: Gilbert Smith

: QUENTIN MACLEAN

At The Organ of The Trocadero
Cinema, Elephant and Castle

: CHARLES MANNING and his ORCHESTRA

Relayed from The Granada,
Walthamstow

: An Organ Recital

by MAURICE VINDEN
From The Concert Hall, Broadcasting
House

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice Vinden

: To Unemployed Clubs

Your Club Activities
JOHN NEWSOM

Contributors

Unknown: John Newsom

: THE BOURNEMOUTH MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
ISOLDE MENGES (violin)
Relayed from The Pavilion,
Bournemouth
ORCHESTRA
Symphony (No. 1) in E minor Sibelius i. Andante ma non troppo, Allegro energetico ; 2. Andante ma non troppo lento; 3. Scherzo; 4. Finale (quasi una Fantasia)
Only one of Sibelius's symphonies is identified by name with any part of h's country's folk-lore. Composed already when he returned home in 1893, Kullervo, a symphony for solo voices, chorus and orchestra, is based on the national epic, the Kalevala, in which he found inspiration for so much of his music. But he has never allowed it to be published. Op. 39, which has always been known as. his first symphony, appeared six years later, after such distinctively Finnish music as En Saga, Karetia, Rakastava, and Finlandia had made it clear wherein lay his strength and his downright sincerity.
The symphony, nameless though it is, is as definitely a part of Finland's racial heritage as any of those. It is more strictly in accord with tradition, in its form, than any of the latter symphonies.
Ore of the foremost present-day Italian composers, Respighi was first made known to us in this country by the music for this ballet. The tunes are taken from some of the light pieces, chiefly written for pianoforte, which Rossini composed in his last years, after he had practically retired from the operatic world, and Respighi has arranged them to make a delightfully fresh and dainty ballet.

Contributors

Conductor: Richard Austin
Violin: Isolde Menges

: THE JOHN MACARTHUR QUINTET

Directed by JOHN MACARTHUR
(Frem Glasgow)

Contributors

Directed By: John MacArthur

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: ' The First News '

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers

: Books in General

G. K. CHESTERTON

Contributors

Unknown: G. K. Chesterton

: For Farmers Only

JOHN MORGAN and ANNESLEY VOYSEY
Kent County Council provides instructional centres in several market towns for ' school-leavers ' who have already taken up farm work. A few other counties are setting out to provide similar facilities.
Children who have just left school to work on the land need an all-round training if they are to be efficient and happy in their work. There is also the problem of the town child who wants to take up an out-of-door life and who, given the right background and training, would make good. Both types, as yet, are too young for the courses at the Farm Institutes and Colleges, and many of them must learn while they earn.
Mr. Annesley Voysey will discuss with Mr. John Morgan what Kent is doing to meet the need for training in evening for boys and girls between the ages of fourteen and sixteen.

Contributors

Unknown: John Morgan
Unknown: Mr. Annesley Voysey
Unknown: Mr. John Morgan

: The Foundations of Music

Handel Celebration under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT
Concertos Played by THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section C)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by JULIAN HERBAGE
Concerto Grosso in B flat (Op. 3, No. 2)
Vivace (Grave)-Largo; Allegro Allegro (Gavotte)
Concerto in F
Largo-Allegro

Contributors

Unknown: Edward J. Dent
Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Julian Herbage

: 'Azeff'

A Melodrama of Czarist Russia by G. F. NOXON and LAURENCE GILLIAM
Based on a play by Alexis Tolstoy , from the Russian by George Reavey
Characters
Detectives :
President of court, a waiter, a cab driver, a policeman, passers-by, etc., etc., played by HARALD COLONNA , EDWARD CRAVEN , CHARLES MASON ,
CATHLEEN CORDELL , and JOSEPHINE SHAND
Produced by LANCE SIEVEKING
Fantastic as it may seem. this play is based strictly on fact. Ivan Nicolaevitch Azeff was a real person who nourished in Czarist Russia, and he did act at the same time as an agent of the Secret Police, and as head of the Battle Organisation of the revolutionaries. In the course of his career, he took part in escapades and treacheries worthy of the most sensational novelist. The facts behind tonight's radio play are given in more detail in the article on page 13.
('Azeff' will be repeated in the Regional programme on Friday night)

Contributors

Unknown: G. F. Noxon
Unknown: Laurence Gilliam
Play By: Alexis Tolstoy
Unknown: George Reavey
Played By: Harald Colonna
Played By: Edward Craven
Played By: Charles Mason
Unknown: Cathleen Cordell
Unknown: Josephine Shand
Produced By: Lance Sieveking
Unknown: Ivan Nicolaevitch
Azerf: D A Clarke-Smith
Members of the Terrorist Organisation :: Gotz Matthew Boulton
Chernoff: Cyril Nash
Savinkov: Norman Shelley
Sassonoff: Alexander Sarner
Zilberberg: Charles Lefeaux
Kataiev: John Cheatle
Burtzeff: Harold Scott
Ratchkovsky, Chief of Police: Boris Ranevsky
Gershuni: Percy Rhodes
Plehve, Minister of the Interior: Scott Sunderland
Chief of the Detective Bureau: Gordon MacLeod
Mednikoff: V C Clinton-Baddeley
Diviatkin: Philip Wade
Varya: Veronica Turleigh
A Narrator: Robert Speaight

: ' The Second News'

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: NELSON KEYS in The January Revue

with ANN CODRINGTON
BETTY DAVIES
ARTHUR MARSHALL
HELEN RAYMOND
NANCY LOGAN
ERIC BARKER
'May, JUNE and JULIE'
JACK CLEWES and HUTCH
(Leslie A. Hutchinson )
Music by JACK STRACHEY
Additional numbers by various
Composers
THE B.B.C. VARIETY ORCHESTRA, conducted by HYAM GREENBAUM
Production by C. DENIS FREEMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Codrington
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Helen Raymond
Unknown: Nancy Logan
Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: Jack Clewes
Unknown: Leslie A. Hutchinson
Music By: Jack Strachey
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Production By: C. Denis Freeman

: Dance Music

Roy Fox and his Band 11.0-11.45
(D)

London National only (261.1 m.)
TELEVISION (By the Baird Process)
MAISIE SENESHALL (songs)
LYDIA SOKOLOVA (Prima Ballerina of the Diaghileff Russian Ballet)
Assisted by HAROLD TURNER
HAROLD SCOTT (songs)
Sound will be radiated on 391.1 m.

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Fox
Unknown: Maisie Seneshall
Unknown: Lydia Sokolova
Assisted By: Harold Turner
Assisted By: Harold Scott








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