From page 99 of ' When Two or Three '
At the Organ of The Gaumont Palace
Districts of England
The River Thames
I. The Cotswold Country
S. P. B. MAIS
Last term Schools heard all about Cornwall, Northumberland and Durham, and Warwickshire and Leicestershire. This term the scene is changed to the Thames Valley. And today that Popular broadcaster, Mr. S. P. B. Mais , is to give the first of three talks on the Cotswold country, the second and third of which will be given by Miss Eileen Power.
Mr. Mais will tell you just what is meant by the Cotswolds and why the hills are important to the Thames
It is a district of no big cities and only a few small market towns. The country is quiet and rather lonely now, but it was once busy enough and many butitwasoncebusyenough,and many old crafts and customs have been preserved. Sheep flourished on the higher ground, and wool-merchants grew so rich that they were able to build wonderful churches. The people learnt to weave wool into cloth, and mills were built beside the swifter streams.
You will hear all about, the country ; the roads and trackways ; buildings and crafts ; dialect, folk-songs, and stories ; old Cotswold sports.
Mr. S. P. B.
Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
Tracing History Backwards
Government-Now and Then I- The County Council Now
Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL
Last term Commander King-Hall described how the country was governed as a whole ; that is to say, how the central government works. This term he is going to show how the special affairs of each district are dealt with ; that is to say. how local government works. In Commander King-Hall's opening talk this afternoon he will discuss County Councils and the local affairs with which they deal.
' How Life is Lived : I-How Animals
DORIS L. MACKINNON , D.Sc. (Professor of Zoology, King's College, University of London)
This term starts off with two talks by Professor Doris Mackinnon -' How Animals Feed '. You heard last term how our bodies dealt with food and drink. We have the same apparatus, the same teeth and the same method of digestion, whether we are flesh-eaters or vegetarians. But that is not the case with animals.
The teeth of a vegetarian, like a rabbit, are quite differently shaped from those of a meat-eater like a cat or a dog. You will hear why. The horse or cow drinks with its mouth, the cat and dog lap with their tongues. The cow chews the cud, the horse does not. A toothless animal like a fowl has to carry stones about in its gizzard for purposes of digestion. Owls vomit the pelt they are unable to digest. You will hear reasons for all this, and why it is a vegetarian animal has to eat more than an animal living on flesh.
Relayed from Westminster Abbey
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : Water Music Suite (Handel, arr. Harty) -Allegro ; Air ; Bourree ; Hornpipe ; Andante ; Allegro deciso
Mischa Elman (violin) with Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Collingwood : Two Romances for Violin and Orchestra (Beethoven)-1. in G, Op. 40 ; 2. in F. Op. 50
The New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Geoffrey Toye : Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet) (Delius)
The London Select Choir and The
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham : Closing Scene, Koanga (Delius)
Relayed from The Piccadilly Hotel
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Bach Celebration under the direction of C. SANFORD TERRY , Litt.D., Mus.D., LL.D. (Hon. Fellow of Clare College,
ORGAN MUSIC played by BERKELEY MASON
Trio-Sonata in E flat i. Con spirito; 2. Adagio ; 3. Allegro
The Christmas Choral Preludes in the Orgelbuchlein (The Little Organ Book)
1. Puer natus in Bethlehem (A Babe is born in Bethlehem) ; 2. Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ (Now blessed be Thou, Christ Jesu) ; 3. Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich (0 hail this brightest' day of days); 4- Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schaar (From Heaven came the angelic host) ; 5. In dulci jubilo
' The Making of the Post-War Danubian
R. W. SETON-WATSON (Masaryk Professor of Central European History in the University of London)
Last week Professor Arnold Toynbee described for listeners the ' historical setting'. thus opening this series which purposes to continue the examination of the post-war European situation, started in the talks on the ' Treaty of Versailles and After ' given last summer. This evening Professor R. W. Seton-Watson, Masaryk Professor of Central European History in the University of London, is to discuss the making of the post-war Danubian map. He will start off with the position of Austria-Hungary at the outbreak of war, and trace the course of events leading to the partition of Austria and Hungary. He will speak of Czechoslovakia, Rumania, and Yugoslavia, and their claims ; say something about the new frontiers, and the weak spots in the Treaties of St. Germain and Trianon.
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
The Living Instrument
ARTHUR PRINCE and ' JIM '
SCOTT and WHALEY
The Celebrated Koloured Komedy
THE B.B.C. VARIETY
Directed by KNEALE KELLEY
At the request of a number of listeners who work too late on Saturday night to hear Music-Hall, it is being given on a Thursday for the first time, and will be broadcast on Thursdays, May 16 and 30. Arthur Prince is once more to bring
Jim to the microphone, after a six months' absence, and Leslie Weston and Rudi Grasl are to repeat their success of January and February last. Hildegarde has been vaudeville and radio star in America, cabaret star celebrated in Paris, Le Touquet, Biarritz, and Cannes, and has broadcast with Ambrose and Henry Hall.
It is known that Scott and Whaley have been touring with the Kentucky Minstrels. The dramatic circumstances in which they met in America as boys and together fought life against long odds will be described in the next ' People You Hear '.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
by ADOLPH HALLIS
' Round about London Town ', by Adelph Hallis, is founded on genuine old London songs, which are transcribed to interest the modern child and to this end, suitable up-to-date titles have been affixed. Except in one instance the composer claims that his modern harmonic dressing does not affect the quality of the original music. The first number is founded on a song called ' Description of London ' by Mr. Moulds, which was sung by Mr. Fawcett with great success at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. The second number is based on ' London Lasses ', which was published in the London Magazine in 1773 and was first sung at Sadlers Wells. The third number is one that the composer says he has ' deranged '. ' It was ', he says, ' a silly tune, with sillier words called " The London Hunt " written by a " social sportsman " who suggests that the " game " of London is its follies ". This I have drastically altered by turning the tune into the minor key with quasi-oriental harmonies. I do not fear the composer's wrath in his grave ! ' The fourth number is taken from an issue of the Edinburgh Magazine in 1786 and it was originally called' ' Twiggle and Friz '. As the music is nautical in character, this has been appropriately renamedj ' London Docks'. The last number is based on Oh, London is a fine town', which has been used in The Beggar's Opera. Some of the material of the previous numbers is woven into the music of this number in order to build up an imposing finale.
A Discussion between
CECIL DAY LEWIS and PAUL ENGLE
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL