(B) From page 18 of ' When Two or Three
At the Organ of The Paramount
Districts of England-7 ' The Thames Estuary'
H. M. TOMLINSON
You have already heard six of the seven talks on the Thames. They started at the source and are ending at the mouth of the river. Like it, they began with beautv and are ending in usefulness.
Last week Mr. H. M. Tomlinson told you about tides and docks and shipping. Today he is to discuss
Gravesend and Tilbury-the duties of a pilot. You will hear about the marshes of the Lower Thames, and new developments. Petrol stations, pylons, aircraft. Rochester, Chatham,
Sheerness. The Nore Lightship. Shoals and sandbanks. The gateway to Europe and the East.
Mr. H. M.
Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
Tracing History Backwards
'Government-Now and Then '—8
' Law and Order-Then'
K. C. BOSWELL
For two terms you have been learning about government. Last term government by the Houses of Parliament ; this term government by the county, borough, and parish. It has been a scheme of these talks for Commander Stephen King-Hall to talk to you one week about some phase of government today, and for Mr. K. C. Boswell the next week to.go back through the years and show you how that same phase of government existed in the past, how it began, or at least what took the place of it.
In this way you have been able to compare the past with the present, to see for yourselves a picture of progress painted in two panels every fortnight. Last week Commander King-Hall told you about law and order as it exists today ; this afternoon Mr. Boswell is to tell you about law and order in the days when there was certainly law, but very often no order at all.
Mr. K. C.
Winired C. Cullis, C.B.E., D.Sc (Professor of Physiology, London (Royal Free Hospital) School of Medicine for Women), and Doris L. Mackinnon, D.Sc. (Professor of Zoology, King's College, University of London)
For two years you have been hearing about biology - in other words about life. Week by week Professor Doris Mackinnon or Professor Winifred Cullis has shown you how animals and plants have the same essential needs as ourselves. Light, air, food, water, you yourselves and the sheep and the tuft of grass must have them or die.
You have heard how animals and plants and ourselves depend on each other, and about unsuspected things. You know how the shoots of a plant grow towards the light, and its roots towards earth and water. You know how insects fertilise flowers.... And life must be more interesting to you because you now know something about life. The course is over. Today, in a final broadcast, Winifred Cullis and Doris Mackinnon are to give a sort of final, summing up.
Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Order of Service-
Lesson, Jonah iii and iv
Magnificat (Alcock in B flat) Lesson, Romans vi
Nunc Dimmitis (Alcock in B flat) Anthem, Sing joyfully (Byrd)
Hymn, Immortal, invisible, God only wise (E. H. 407)
The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra of New York, conducted by Toscanini : Overture, The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
Krnst von Dohndnyi (pianoforte) and The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Collingwood : Variations on a Nursery Tune, Op. 25 (Dohnányi)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : Tod und Verklarung (Death and Transfiguration) (Strauss)
' Death and Transfiguration ' is one of the earliest of Strauss's symphonic poems. It was completed in 1889, when the composer was only twenty-five... The score originally was prefaced by a poem by Alexander Ritter. This was, however, as a matter of fact, written after the music, and is some-, what in the nature of a commentary.
The music is divided into four sections : (i) the sick man lies in his bed and dreams of ' childhood's golden day ' ; (2) then comes a fierce, delirious fight with Death. Once again there follows stillness; (3) the dying man reviews, as in a trance, all his past life. At length there comes a briefer, fiercer struggle, in which Death strikes its final blow ; (4) the stillness of death is succeeded by the Transfiguration.
The Town Hall, Birmingham
Directed by SYDNEY LIPTON
Relayed from Grosvenor House,
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
under the direction of C. SANFORD TERRY ,Litt.D., Mus. D., LL.D. (Hon. Fellow of Clare College,
CHURCH CHORUS CANTATAS AND
THE B.B.C. SINGERS
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
At the organ, BERKELEY MASON
Unaccompanied Motet for double
Chorus, Der Geist hilft uns'rer Schwachheit auf (The Spirit also helpeth us)
Motet (Cantata No. 118) for Chorus and Organ, Jesu Christ, mein's Lebens Licht (Lord Jesus Christ, my Life, my Light)
' The European and Geneva Setting and Significance of Recent Events,
This evening, in the ]ast broadcast in this series, Mr. George Glasgow is to discuss the Little Entente as a factor in European diplomacy, and Austria as the chief clue to peace on the Danube. He will deal with recent events in Europe and their effects or significance. And finally he will discuss the present nature of the clues to peace.
The Famous American Film Star, and Company
Almost a Gentleman
THE MILLS BROTHERS
Four Boys and a Guitar
BILLY COTTON AND HIS BAND (By permission of the London Palladium Manage-ment)
LESLIE SARONY and LESLIE HOLMES (The Two Leslies)
Singing their own compositions
The Famous Scots Comedian
(By permission of the London Palladium Management)
THE BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Directed by KNEALE KELLEY
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Conducted by The Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
CHRISTINE McCLURE (mezzo-soprano)
THE BBC DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL