Ⓓ From page 24 of ' When Two or Three '
At The Organ of The Regal, Edmonton
Peoples of the World—5
'Island People of the Pacific Ocean'
RAYMOND FIRTH , Ph.D.
This afternoon Dr. Raymond Firth is to talk about the inhabitants of an island called Tikopia, in the Solomon Islands Protectorate. Dr. Firth spent twelve months on the island, for nine of which he did not see a single white man. Tikopia has only about 1,200 people, who are extremely primitive-in fact, they are about the only really primitive Polynesians left. They practise their old religion and are quite isolated. No traders go there. Perhaps a missionary boat puts in once a year, and a Government boat once in three or four years.
Yet they flourish on this beautiful volcanic island, surrounded by its coral reef. The natives' clothing is made of bark cloth and their houses of sago thatch. They grate coconut for pudding and cook it with hot stones. They dance on the beach like children, and at night they go out in their outrigger canoes and net flying fish by torchlight.
Adolf Busch (violin) and Rudolf Serkin (pianoforte) : Sonata in F, Op. 24, (Spring) (Beethoven)-I. Alle gro ; 2. Adagio motto espressivo ; 3. Scherzo and Trio ; 4. Rondo : Allegro ma non troppo
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema
Round the. Country-side—5
' How Birds help the Farmer'
When farmers shoot the birds they see feeding among their crops, they often unknowingly shoot their best friends. Not many men care to work for sixteen hours a day, but birds do that willingly, destroying insects, grubs, and other creatures in countless numbers.
Unless these pests were kept in check, the farmers' crops would be ruined. Nor does the good work of the birds cease at the coming of darkness. It is then that such hunters as the owls and the nightjars come from their hiding places, and chase and destroy the enemies of the crops white the farmer is sleeping.
This, in brief, is what Mr. i...chard
Morse is going to talk to you about this afternoon.
2.2 ; Interlude
Junior Course I, Lesson 3 'Movements by Seconds'
ERNEST READ, F.R.A.M.
Today Mr. Ernest Read is to deal with another kind of tune-making. He will encourage you to move in the scale by seconds, and so produce an easy, flowing melody. Movement by seconds means that you go from one step of a scale to the next, either above or below.
3.5 Early Stages in French
E. M. STÉPHAN, assisted by E.
3.35 Talk for Sixth Forms
Recent Scientific Research-I
P. M. S. BLACKETT (Professor ot
Physics, Birkbeck College, London)
' This and That'
Listeners will remember John Hilton 's talk a few weeks ago about the possibility of giving pensions to men at the age of sixty in order to let younger men take their places. He invited you to draw up your own Act of Parliament with all the clauses indicating what should be done, and suggested that you gave your ideas of how strictly the law should be enforced, of where the money was to come from, and of how effective the scheme was likely to be in reducing unemployment.
He was delighted to receive over 300 letters in response. He has now analysed them, and this afternoon he will devote his talk to them. John Hilton will be featured next week ip ' People you Hear'.
THE MACNAGHTEN STRING QUARTET : Anne Macnaghten (violin) ; Elise Desprez (violin); Beryl Scawen Blunt
(viola) ; Olive Richards (violoncello)
MURIEL GALE (contralto)
with OLGA ALEXEEVA (soprano)
Song of Tsynia
Variations on the melody, Beresanka
The Cosy Corner
The Mountains of Kazbek Chastooshka (sung by YOURA)
A Pljasovaia Dance
Finale, Mas!enitsa (Pancake Revels)
(All arrangements by Medvedeff)
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Handel Celebration under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT
Harpsichord Music played by LUCILLE WALLACE
Suite in G minor (First Collection
1. Overture; 2. Andante; 3. Allegro ; 4. Sarabande; 5. Gigue; 6. Passacaille
E. M. STEPHAN
' Nazi Germany'
H. POWYS GREENWOOD
Adapted for broadcasting from Stanislaus Stange's English version of the libretto by Adolf Bernauer and Leopold Jacobson
Music by OSCAR STRAUS
'The Chocolate Soldier' will be repeated in the Regional programme tomorrow night
CLIVE ERARD , RONALD HILL ,
JACK LORIMER , and THE RADIO THREE
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Sir WILLIAM BEVERIDGE , K.C.B.-
A Commentary on American Affairs by RAYMOND SWING
(Arranged in co-operation with the Columbia Broadcasting System of America)
RISPAH GOODACRE (contralto)
LEW STONE and his BAND