From page 21 of 'When Two or Three'
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At the Organ of The Paramount
'Districts of England'
' The River Thames'-4
' The Upper Thames '
S. P. B. MAIS
Today that popular broadcaster, S. P. B. Mais, who gave the first talk in this series on the Thames Valley, is to talk about the Upper Thames. Where does it rise ? What was travelling by water like in the past ? Schools will hear about the Thames as a busy highway ; about Cricklade as a river port; about the Thames and Severn Canal; about Thames boating today, and about canoeing and locks and bridges.
They will hear about a coaching inn, and Godstow Nunnery. What can be seen from Port Meadow. And the story of Fairford's glass, and the story of William Morris.
Directed by Norman Austin
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
Tracing History Backwards
'Government-Now and Then ',-5
Parish Councils and Rural District
Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL
Today Commander King-Hall is to tell you about the smallest of that nest of boxes he mentioned in his first talk in this series, the smallest unit of local government-the parish council.
As he will tell you, every parish of over 300 people has a parish council. Its duties include the provision of allotments and the parish hall, the care of footpaths, street lamps and fire engines, public libraries, village greens, and so on. You will learn the relationship between parish councils and rural district councils, and between parish and Parliament.
' How Life is Lived '-5
' The Flower and the Fruit'
DORIS L. MACKINNON , D.Sc., Professor of Zcology, King's College, University of London
Today Professor Doris Mackinnon is to describe the plan of a flower. She will explain how the seed is formed and how it is carried to earth. How the poppy pods burst and its seeds go flying in a circle round it, how the fluff of the thistle, even more lucky, floats off on the air to land where it has growing space-perhaps three fields away-to the farmer's despair.
His man digs them up ; squirrels eat the acorn ; boys and girls-don't deny it-hurtle up sticks and bring down the ' conker ', flower seeds fall so profusely that they crowd each other to death. Yet, for all the odds against them-frosts, slugs, nibbling rabbits-plants survive. Some survive on the principle that if a thousand seeds germinate, one may live. Others survive in curious ways. Have you ever thought how the mistletoe comes to be growing on the oak bough thirty feet from the ground ?
Birds, wind, insects-all mobile things-each plays a part in carrying on the race of the plant that grows helpless, its roots stuck in the earth.
Relayed from WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Order of Service
Psalms 147, 148, 149, 150
Lesson, Daniel vii, 9-10, 13-14 Magnificat (Wood in E flat, I) Lesson, John xiv, 1-27
Nunc Dimittis (Wood, in E flat, 1) Anthem, Praise Jehovah (Bach)
Hymn, See the Conqueror mounts in triumph, see the King in royal state (A. and M. 148)
British Light Orchestra, conducted by Stephen S. Moore : Handel's Music -Minuet (Samson) ; March (Hercules); Minuet (Water Music Suite) ; Minuet (Firework Music); March (Seipio); Grand March (Joseph)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Adrian Boult : Symphony No. 8, in F, Op. 93 (Beethoven)-1. Allegro vivace e con brio ; 2. Allegretto scherzando ; 3. Tempo di menuetto ; 4. Allegro vivace
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lawrance Collingwood : Passepied and Pavane (Le Roi s'amuse) (The King's Diversions) (Delibes)
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt. : Brigg Fair (Delius)
by H. O HODGSON
St. Mary's Church, Nottingham
The revival of interest in Liszt's more serious compositions is both timely and welcome. It is now realised that if Liszt turned out much showy and possibly ephemeral music, he also wrote a fair quantity of works that well deserve to be called ' great The Fantasia and Fugue on B-A-C-H for organ shows a musical imagination of immense range, and is a worthy tribute to Bach. Liszt was always interested in the organ, but he was rarely tempted to use it as a means of expression.
Relayed from The Dorchester 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,
MILDRED WATSON (soprano)
FREDA TowNSON (contralto)
JOHN FRANCIS (flute)
PERCY WHITAKER (flute)
JOY BOUGHTON (oboe)
PETER BEAVAN (violoncello)
ERNEST LUSH (harpsichord)
Wedding Cantata, Vergntlgte Pleissen-
Stadt (0 Leipzig, favoured town)
' The Economic Legacy of the Peace Treaties and Subsequent Developments'
Sir ARTHUR SALTER , K.C.B. (formerly Director of the Economic and Financial
Section of the League of Nations)
In tonight's talk Sir Arthur Salter is to discuss the old Austro-Hungarian Empire as a balanced economic system ; conditions in the five countries at the Armistice ; relief measures, the position in Austria and Hungary; revolution and famine ; and what was done, and how it was done to help these countries, and Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Roumania, to get on their feet again.
The work of the League ; the set-backs ; the world depression ; the present position, and the prospects ahead-all will be dealt with by Sir Arthur. He is a Member of the Economic Advisory Council, and was formerly Director of the Economic and Financial Section of the League of Nations.
by Captain DAVID W. BONE
Programme produced by GORDON GILDARD
Captain David W.
Captain David W
The Chief Mate:
A Tug Master:
The Captain's Niece:
MAX and HARRY NESBITT
Songs and duets with Ukelele accompaniment
The Modem Bunch of Mirth
DERICKSON and BROWN
FRED KITCHEN AND COMPANY
A Song, a Joke, and a Piano
The Essence of Eccentricity
THE B B C VARIETY
Directed by KNEALE KELLEY
The many attempts to get Fred Kitchen for Music-Hall have been defeated again .and again by his engagements on the Continent or in the provinces, or by clauses in contracts with managements. But at long last these difficulties have been overcome, and tonight one of the most famous sketch comedians of this and the last generation is to make known his personality over the air.
Fred Kitchen will be remembered at
Drury Lane, the Lyceum, and in all the big pantomimes, and in The Dandy Thieves, Moses and Son, The Bailiff and-perhaps his most popular part-in the title-rdle of Private Potts. In fact, he was for years the fun and laughter of all the Fred Karno sketches, of which he was part-author as well as leading man.
He was in Hotch Potch at the Duke of York's Theatre, and in Jig Saw at the Hippodrome, London. He has performed in thirteen different theatres in Paris alone, and has played practically all round the world.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
' Faith and Freedom'
His Grace the Lord Archbishop of YORK
National Lectures occur but seldom ; only two were given in 1934. But great feasts are not for every week-or month, and listeners have learned by this time that they can rely on a National Lecture being a feast for the mind.
The last broadcast in this outstanding series was Dr. T. R. Glover 's lecture on ' The Challenge of the Greek ' last December. Tonight listeners are to hear the views on ' Faith and Freedom ', of one of the most alert brains in the Church today. A quarter of a century ago the present Archbishop of York devoted his first book to ' Faith and Modern Thought ', and the theme of his National Lecture has always been prominently interwoven in the texture of his thinking.
Dr. T. R.
THE BBC DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
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