From page 84 of 'When Two or Three'
At the Organ of The Regal,
Peoples of the World-6
'Native Farmers of New Zealand'
RAYMOND FIRTH, Ph.D.
Last week Dr. Raymond Firth told you about a Polynesian people who live in a tropical climate, in the island of Tikopia. Today he is to speak about a section of this great Polynesian race, the Maoris, who live in a temperate climate in New Zealand, to which they came in canoes hundreds of years ago.
Today they are mainly dairy farmers.
Dr. Firth will tell you about their clothes, their food, their love of the land. He will discuss their tribal pride and the influence of their chiefs ; their native Dance ; their slight contact with the outside world and their friendliness nevertheless with Europeans.
Schnabel (pianoforte) : Sonata in D,
Op. 28 (Beethoven)—I. Allegro ; 2. Andante; 3. Scherzo: Allegro, vivace and Trio ; 4. Rondo : Allegro ma non ppo
THE TROXY GRAND ORCHESTRA
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema
Round the Countryside—6
' Rooks and Rookeries'
Rooks are crows, but crows aren't rooks, and there's a world of difference. Both belong to the crow family, but so do magpies, jays, and ravens. Rooks are friends of the farmers, but crows are their enemies, for the first eat grubs that destroy the crops, while the true crow loves nothing better than eggs and chicks.
Though there are grey or hooded crows to be found in Britain, the crow more commonly seen in England is the black or carrion. And one of the things Mr. Eric Parker is going to point out to you today is that the black crow and the rook, that are so wide apart, are very much alike to look at. But true crows are unsociable birds and build isolated nests, whilst rooks, as you know, love crowds. They go about in crowds ; they nest in crowds ; at evening the sky may be black with them.
The same old nests ; perhaps a stick or two more. The same old colony in the same old tree. The same old cawing. It is of the benevolent rook and his massed family life you are to hear this afternoon.
Junior Course ia, Lesson 3a ' Phrase Beginning'
ERNEST READ, F.R.A.M.
E. M. STÉPHAN
The Situation Abroad-2
' The Pacific'
ARNOLD J. TOYNBEE (Research Professor of International History in the University of London and Director of Studies in the Royal Institute of International Affairs) *
'This and That'
THE BRITISH STRING QUARTET:
Jessie Snow (violin); Alan Bartlett (violin) ; Ernest Tomlinson (viola) ;
Edward Robinson (violoncello)
WINIFRED WHITE (contralto)
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT
Anthems sung by THE WIRELESS SINGERS and VOCAL OCTET
At the organ, BERKELEY MASON
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
Chandos Anthem, 0 come let us sing
2. Chorus : 0 come let us sing
3. Tenor solo : 0 come let us worship 4. Chorus : Glory and worship
Tenor : BRADBRIDGE WHITE
(This anthem will be concluded on Wednesday evening)
E. M. STÉPHAN and CAMILLE VIÈRE
' Church and State Today'
The Rev. J. H. OLDHAM , D.D.
Rev. J. H.
Actual and responsible Manager, M. WILLSON DISHER , of the above address
Now open for One Hour only
The performance will commence at eight o'clock with the very laughable farce of 'THE LOTTERY TICKET'
Scene : A Village
After which, at half-past eight o'clock, A grand pirated version of Dion Boucicault 's Military Spectacle in Three
Acts of 'THE RELIEF OF LUCKNOW or Jessie Brown , the Highland Girl
Scenery in the Drama :
Act ist. Mrs. Campbell's Bungalow with distant view of Lucknow
Act 2nd. Interior of a Mosque near
Act 3rd. The Redan, a fort commanding a certain part of the City of Lucknow, with encampment of Rebel Sepoys in the distance
Realistic display of fireworks-The End.
During the evening, the Band, under the direction of Mr. Kneale Kelley , will execute the following pieces:
Song, I'm a Gent J. Stirling Coyne Song, Jessie's Dream
Incidental Music, Blue Beard
The Plays produced by Mr. Peter Creswell
Theatre Royal, Memory Lane' will be repeated in the Regional programme tomorrow night. See the 'article by M. Willson Disher on page 8.
Wormwood (a lawyer's clerk):
Mr Capias (a village lawyer):
Charles (in love with Susan):
Mr. W. E. C.
Mrs Corset (staymaker):
Randal McGregor (of the Army, honourably in love with Mrs Campbell):
Rev Mr Blount (a clergyman):
Cassady (a drummer):
Mr. D. Hay
Sweenie (a fifer):
The Rajah of Bithoor (a rebel):
Mr V. C.
Achmet (a spy of villainous character):
Mrs Campbell (a young widow, loved by Randall) ...:
Jessie Brown (a Scotch girl):
Alice (Mrs Campbell's sister, loved by Geordie):
Mrs. Campbell's children : Charlie:
Mrs. Campbell's children : Mary:
by LESLIE ENGLAND
including Weather Forecast, and Forecast for Shipping
H. V. HODSON
A Commentary on American Affairs by RAYMOND SWING
(Arranged in co-operation with the Columbia Broadcasting System of America)
with SYLVIA LESLIE
(By permission of Sydney Carroll)
Music by Jack Strachey
Additional numbers and sketches by various authors and composers
THE B.B.C. VARIETY ORCHESTRA under the direction of RONNIE MUNRO
LEW STONE AND HIS BAND
Relayed from the Hollywood