From page 81 of ' When Two or Three '
Sir Algernon Aspinall, C.M.G., C.B.E.
This morning's talk is to be given by an accepted authority on matters West Indian, and will deal with a little-known industry, and no doubt again raise the controversy: How does a flying-fish fly?
Sir Algernon Aspinall has paid a number of visits to Barbados and other West Indian Colonies. He has for many years been Secretary to the West India Committee, the oldest colonial body in the Empire; and he is the author of a standard work, 'The Pocket Guide to the West Indies' the latest edition of which has been described as 'an up-to-date encyclopaedia in miniature concerning a part of the world that is attracting an increasing number of visitors year by year '.
Listeners will remember his talk on the West Indies in the Colonial Empire series a year ago, when he renewed acquaintance with broadcasting that dated from the days of 2LO.
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : A Faust Overture (Wagner)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Landon Ronald : Theme and Variations (Suite No. 3, in G) (Tchaikovsky)
' Une promenade dans la ville'
E. M. STÉPHAN and CAMILLE VIÈRE
At the Organ of The Trocadero Cinema,
The Granada, Walthamstow
by AILEEN BRANSDEN
Relayed from The Chelsea Parish
Church of St. Luke
' The Great Trek'
In the early part of last century the Boer settlers in Cape Colony became dissatisfied with British government, particularly when they were forced to emancipate their slaves ; and, finally, in 1835, they left their farms to trek northward to set up independent republics. In the manifesto they published these words occurred :-
We despair of saving the country from the evils which threaten it in the turbulent, dishonest conduct of vagrants..... We complain of the severe losses which we have been forced to sustain by the emancipation of our slaves..... We complain of the continual system of plunder which we have ever endured from the Kaffirs..... We quit this country under the full assurance that the English government has nothing more to require of us, and will allow us to govern ourselves without its interference in future.'
In today's talk Rhoda Power will describe these voortrekktrs and their adventures.
The 152nd Renewal of the Derby
A Running Commentary by R. C. LYLE Relayed from Grand Stand, Epsom
(Copyright. See notice on page 49)
See the picture and plan of the course, and the article by the Outside Broadcast
Director on page 7
Under the direction of H. G. AMERS
FREDA TOWNSON (contralto)
The Winter Garden, Eastbourne
After a highly successful visit to England in March, 1884, and another later in the .year, Dvorak was assured of the esteem and affection of the English people. When he came again in 1890 he was naturally invited to conduct at a concert of the Philharmonic Society. For this occasion he had brought the score and parts of a new symphony which was exceedingly well received. This was the fourth symphony (Op. 88 in G), one of his most delightful works, brimful of lovely melody and scored with those transparent orchestral colours that infallibly proclaim the hand of Dvorak.
No other composer has ever come so near to Schubert's ' linked sweetness long drawn out' and this Symphony is one of the most Schubertian of all his works.
FREDA TOWNSON AND ORCHESTRA
The Lorelei .................. Liszt
Suite from the Opera, The Bartered
Bride ....................Smetana i. Village Scene, Love Duet and Opening Chorus
2. Jenik's Aria and Dance of Villagers
3. March of Comedians, Teasing
Duet and Dance of Comedians
Grand Study in C Rubinstein
FREDA TOWNSON AND ORCHESTRA
Still as the night................Bohm The leaves in the wind Leoni
An Irish Rhapsody........... Herbert
Leader, FRANK THOMAS
Behind MacDowell the composer can always be heard MacDowell the poet. All his smaller pieces were written to express some thought, picture or feeling that, having its origin in poetry, could have found equal expression in the few lines of a lyric. The very titles arc suggestive, and make no promise that the music does not carry out. MacDowell loved Nature, preferred to have his dwelling in the. woods, and lived the life of a dreamer and idealist whenever his duties left him free to do so. Actually, he was a busy man, and, both practically and by example, gave considerable impetus to the progress of American composition and musical culture.
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
J. A. SCOTT WATSON (Professor of Rural Economy, University of Oxford)
J. A. Scott
Bach Celebration under the direction of C. SANFORD TERRY , Litt.D., Mus.D., LL.D. (Hon. Fellow of Clare College,
HARPSICHORD MUSIC played by ALICE EHLERS
French Suite No. 5 in G
1. Allemande; 2. Courante; 3. Sarabande; 4. Gavotte; 5. Bourree ; 6. Loure ; 7. Gigue
by JAMES MACPHEE (tenor)
Presented by LESLIE BAILY and CHARLES BREWER
Memories of Thirty Years Ago
Britain under Edward the Peacemaker
Derby Day in 1905 Sir Henry Irving 's Farewell
The Entente Cordiale
A New Slogan : ' Votes for Women ! '
Heyday of the Old Music-Hall
Those heard in the programme, in person and from records, will include :
C. B. FRY
ARTHUR BARRETT HAYDEN COFFIN
MRS. FLORA DRUMMOND
Supported by NELSON JACKSON BRUCE BELFRAGE GORDON BAILEY
J. G. BANKS
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA conducted by MARK H. LUBBOCK
' Scrapbook for 1905 ' will be repeated in the Regional programme tomorrow night. See Leslie Baily 's article on the ' Scrapbook ' series, which will be found on page II
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
'Fifty to One'
The popularity of A. J. Alan continues with his anonymity. But there is more than human curiosity to account for it. He is about as good at his job as anyone can be, and never overdoes a good thing. In fact, it is often said that he does not come to the microphone often enough. Listeners' letters guessing that he is the Chief Announcer, the Zoo Man, or John Tilley arrive with the same unfailing regularity as those asking when he will next broadcast.
A. J. Alan will broadcast again in the Regional programme on Friday night
Lew Stone and his Band
London National only (261.1 m.)
By the Baird Process
A TOUR OF NEW YORK by Television
BILLY MILTON SARA ALLGOOD
ROSE WALKER and CHARLIE WOODS
THE EIGHT GOOD LOOKERS in Dance Ensembles presented by MILLIE JACKSON
SYDNEY JEROME 'S ORCHESTRA
Produced by EUSTACE ROBB