@ From page 96 of ' When Two or Three'
@ , at 10.30
' Rice from Bengal'
ANNA LUCIA GRAHAM
The B B C Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Adrian Boult : Tragic Overture (Brahms)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : Ballet Suite, Le Pas d'acier (Steel), Op. 41 (Prokofiev)-1. Entry of the Characters ; 2. Peasants bringing food ; .3. The Managers ; 4. Little Newsboys ; 5. The Orator; 6.. Sailor and Work-woman ; 10. The Hammers ; 11. Finale
' Dans un jardin public'
E. M. STÉPHAN
At the Organ of The Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle
' The Granada, Walthamstow
by BERKELEY MASON
From the Concert Hall, Broadcasting
House Time Signal, Greenwich, at 2.0
' Road, Canal, and Rail '
This afternoon Schools are to hear about transport in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In 1830, the year in which the Liverpool and Manchester Railway was opened, Macaulay wrote : ' Our bridges, our canals, our roads, our modes of communication, fill every stranger with wonder '.
Nearly thirty years later, in 1859, the year of Macaulay's death, the public were laughing over some amusing rules that were going the rounds. ' Rule 2-Never sit in any unusual place or posture..... If a second-class carriage, as sometimes happens, has no door, passengers should take care not to put out their leg..... Rule 9-Beware of yielding to the sudden impulse to spring from the railway carriage to recover your hat which has blown off'.
This shows the public attitude of the day towards steam trains.
' Drama-Acting a Story'
S. P. B. MAIS
by JOYCE McGown
Leader, ALBERT VOORSANGER
Conductor, ELDRIDGE NEWMAN
SOFFI SCHONNING (soprano) ALBERT VOORSANGER (violin)
The Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
Directed by JOHN MACARTHUR
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
J. A. SCOTT WATSON (Professor of Rural Economy, University of Oxford) Tonight Mr. William Burkitt will speak of the forthcoming Show of the Royal Agricultural Society at Newcastle-on-Tyne. This year's 'Royal' will be held from July 2 to July 6 and is being looked forward to, as usual, as one of the main events in the farmer's year. The last Newcastle Show was one of the most successful in the history of the Society, with an attendance of 186,000. Newcastle is working for another big success this year, and there will be several new features of interest to farmers.
Professor Scott Watson will follow with a commentary on some recent developments in agricultural marketing.
J. A. Scott
Bach Celebration under the direction of C. SANFORD TERRY , Litt.D., Mus.D.,
LL.D. (Hon. Fellow of Clare College,
MILDRED WATSON (soprano)
KENNETH ELLIS (bass)
A CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Leader, Louis Willoughby
Conducted by ADRIAN BOULT
Mer hahn en neu Oberkeet (We've got a new master here) (Peasant Cantata)
in ' The Indiscretions of Archie' by P. G. WODEHOUSE
Adapted for broadcasting by DOUGLAS HOARE
by RONALD CHAMBERLAIN
Introductory Talk to the Command Performance of at Covent Garden
in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of York of Rossini's Opera "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" ("The Barber of Seville").
The libretto of Rossini's The Barber of Seville is based on Beaumarchais's play ; the earliest one of three in which so many famous characters appear, of whom the most important are Figaro, the Count, and Rosina, afterwards to become the Countess. In this opera, however, Rosina is still a young girl the ward of Dr. Bartolo, and is being wooed under difficulties by Count Almaviva. As the Count is anxious to see more of the charming girl he is in love with, and as she is clearly anxious to escape from her irksome guardianship, he plots to achieve his purpose.
In the first scene of Act 1 he is in the garden of Dr. Bartolo's house serenading Rosina beneath her balcony.
Figaro, the most celebrated barber in Seville, and a useful ally in any intrigue, comes up at this moment, and is successfully drawn into the service of Almaviva. The scene closes with Rosina appearing on the balcony and dropping a letter to her lover. The next scene is in the room of Dr. Bartolo's house. Figaro is already acting as a go-between.
He brings Rosina a message from the Count and receives from her a letter in return; the Count is, however, impatient and he presently forces his way into the house disguised as a drunken soldier. But Dr. Bartolo penetrates the disguise and has him arrested, though he quickly orders his release when he realises that the intruder is a Grandee of Spain.
Fiorello, servant of Count Almaviva:
Figaro, a Barber:
Rosina, the rich ward of Dr. Bartolo:
Doctor Bartolo, guardian of Rosina:
Don Basilio, teacher of singing:
Bertha, the old housekeeper of Dr. Bartolo:
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
Programme of Regimental Marches
(Arranged and compered by Walter Wood )
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
THE B B C ORCHESTRA
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by CLARENCE RAYBOULD
Roy FOX AND HIS BAND