Ⓓ From page 27 of 'When Two or Three'
ALLAN FERGUSON , D.Sc. (Assistant Professor of Physics, Queen Mary
' Question Time '
A Service of Information
' Im Deutschen Reisebüro'
ERNST DEISSMANN and MARGARET VON TRESCKOW
by PURCELL J. MANSFIELD
Relayed from Glasgow Cathedral
Acts III and IV of Puccini's Opera
'Manon Lescaut '
CHORUS and ORCHESTRA of La Scala,
Conductor, LORENZO MOLAJOLI
Leader, FRANK THOMAS
The Practice and Science of Gardening—1
' How the Seeds got into the Packet'
B. A. KEEN , D.Sc.
Last term Dr. B. A. Keen and Mr. C. H. Middleton told you about the soil and how you should prepare it for the growth of plants. This term, in alternate talks, they are to tell you about the plants themselves-how a plant grows from the seed to, say, a ten-week stock, just as the life in an egg develops into a chick that hatches out and grows into a cock or hen.
If you have a garden and look around it, you will find here a tiny marigold, there a small snapdragon, bravely growing from seeds that ripened in the sun last summer, dropped to earth, lay dormant for a while, and germinated in spite of the winter frosts.
Forget-me-nots, pulled up in the summer when they have finished flowering, and shaken over the garden bed, will produce seedlings in such abundance as to be almost a nuisance. But other plants, like the zinnia, are so delicate in infancy that however carefully the seeds are sown and the seedlings cared for, many of them will perish before they have a chance to bear a flower.
Dr. B. A.
Mr. C. H.
' The two Empires : China and Rome ' EILEEN POWER, Professor of Economic History in the University of London
Early Stages in German
A. H. WINTER , assisted by M.-E. GILBERT
LILLY PHILLIPS (violoncello)
ANNE MUKLE (pianoforte)
Conducted by WILLIAM COMPTON
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
JOHN BAKER , D.Phil. (Demonstrator in Zoology in the University of Oxford)
S. R. LITTLEWOOD
These talks have always been favourites with listeners, and they are being given this session by a pioneer broadcaster, who gave a talk on Shakespeare in the first year of broadcasting.
Mr. S. R. Littlewood is dramatic critic of The Morning Post, and has had long experience of dramatic criticism on various papers. He is familiar to the modern generation of listeners through his recent morning talks ' The Family Album ', and he gave a talk last Wednesday on two diaries written in China, in the ' Would You Change ? ' series. He discusses his appointment as B.B.C. dramatic critic, and radio criticism in general, in a characteristic article on page 7.
Mr. S. R.
Under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT , Mus. B. (University Professor of Music at Cambridge)
Played by ANDRÉ MANGEOT (violin)
ANNE MACNAGHTON (violin)
JOHN TICEHURST (harpsichord)
Sonata in G minor (Op. 2, No. 2)
Sonata in F (Op. 2, No. 3)
' Art Free and in Service '
In his talk this evening Mr. Eric Newton will discuss imaginative art. He will touch on art before and after the Renaissance, and will trace the shaping of its central aims towards material things. The only ideas to which art is in service today are ideas of commerce. Good as commercial art may be, the bulk of modern art is not in service at all, and has to fall back on the personality of the artist. Subject matter has ceased to be of importance. The artist's attitude to his subject has taken its place. The modern artist is an individual who stands or falls by the power or feebleness of his personal vision.
Directed by WALFORD HYDEN in A Programme of Dance Music from the Continent and other parts of the world with RYINKA
LEO Mussi and LEO VON POKORNY
Produced by A. W. HANSON
ANN PENN and NAVARRE
Impressions of Famous People
The Rev. JOSEPH MCCULLOCH
Tonight's speaker was a scholar of Exeter College, Oxford, was ordained in 1931, and held several curacies before he came to St. John's, Westminster, a few months ago.
The church has a seating capacity of 2,000, and every Sunday it is almost filled.
He gave a stage pageant in the church during Christmas week. Scenes were depicted from Genesis to the Birth of Christ. He arranged it himself, and the pageant was staged with modern lighting. Each night the church was filled.
The views of such a man-still in his twenties-are views worth hearing. And he is to look ahead in this series tonight.
By CECIL DixoN
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
THE NEW LONDON TRIO :
David Wise (violin) ; Norina Semino (violoncello) ; John Pauer (pianoforte)
WINIFRED RADFORD (soprano)
SYDNEY KYTE and his BAND
Relayed. from The Piccadilly Hotel