From page 51 of ' When Two or Three'
(D) for Farmers and Shipping
At The Organ of The Paramount
' The Monsoon Lands '—India
2—'The Himalaya '
J- N. L. BAKER , Lecturer in Geography the University of Oxford, and KENNETH MASON , M.C., Professor of Geography in the University of Oxford The Himalayas, along the north border of India ; 1,500 miles long, rising from tropical jungle to peaks of snow. One of the mountains that makes up the range, Everest that defies man and is the highest mountain in the world, standing just over 29,000 feet high. It was nearly climbed-some say that it was climbed-by Mallory and Irvine in 1924. They were seen through a telescope within a thousand feet of the summit, and never seen again.
On the Himalayas is a region called
Sikkim; and life in a Sikkim village is to be the subject for a detailed discussion today between Colonel Kenneth Mason , a famous Himalayan explorer and Professor of Geography at Oxford, and his lecturer in Geography, Mr. J. N. L. Baker.
Here is a discussion that many would travel the length of England to hear, and it is coming to the listener's school-room. Boys and girls should ask their teachers to show them the photograph of the very summit ot Mount Everest that was taken during the epic flight over it in 1933. It is reproduced in the pamphlet' Regional Geography, obtainable at the Publications Department, [address removed], or from any Regional Station, price 2d. post free.
Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
2-' The Country-side'
Last week Patrick Monkhouse , who is the son of Allan Monkhouse , the distinguished journalist, author, and play-wright, gave the first of four talks on the Peak District, in Derbyshire. He told you what the land is made of and what it looks like, described some old industries and a typical village, and mentioned some of its famous and beautiful places
Today he passes on to the farmland of the Peak, and he will describe some typical farmsteads, and tell listener; about the breeds of sheep to be found here and about the sagacious epdogs; about the grouse moors and fishing rivers ; and the birds and plants and insects of the district.
Then, this evening, or as soon as the listener has the time, he or she can sit down and write out in an exercise book the varieties of birds that frequent the Peak, and are also seen in his own neighbourhood. Has he ever seen a ring ouzel-or a grouse ? Are there rivers where he lives? And what fish are caught in them ? The farms round his village, the crops that are grown on them, the snakes, if any, that he has seen, the number and names of the different grasses he has picked ... all these things will add to the interest of his little log of his parish and to his knowledge of England.
2.30 World History-2
' The Old Civilisations of America ' EILEEN POWER, Professor of Economic History in the University of London
Last week Professor Eileen Power told listeners about the discovery of America, and today she is to follow up that talk by discussing the people of America before the European came.
Listeners will hear about the old civilisations ; about the Mayas, ancient race of Central American Indians who dominated the whole of Central America in the tenth century, had their own language and calendar, and were marvellous architects. They will hear about the civilisation of the Aztecs, aboriginal natives of Mexico, who had their arts and architecture, a State organisation, but a grim religion, and were destroyed by Cortez in the sixteenth century. And, finally, about the Incas, ruling class of Peru, who were highly cultured, worshipped the sun, and were exterminated by Pizarro in the same century.
Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Order of Service
Lesson, Job viii
Magnificat (Wood in F) Lesson
Nunc Dimittis (Wood in F)
Anthem, Drop, drop slow tears
Hymn, 0 God of Bethel, by whose hand (S.P. 596)
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Leo Blech : Overture, Jubal (Weber)
Jascha Heifetz (violin) with The
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by John Barbirolli : Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 81.....(Glazunov)
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy : Hary Janos Suite (Kodály)—Prelude, The Fairy Tale Begins ; Viennese Musical Clock ; Song ; The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon ; Intermezzo ; Entrance of the Emperor and his Court
by A. M. HENDERSON
Relayed from Glasgow Cathedral
Directed by CHARLES KUNZ
Relayed from Casani's Club
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
String Quartets, Op. 2 played by THE KUTCHER STRING QUARTET:
Samuel Kutcher (violin); Frederick Grinke (violin); Raymond Jeremy (viola); Douglas Cameron (violoncello)
String Quartet in F (Op. 2, No. 4)
1. Presto; 2. Menuetto; 3. Adagio non troppo; 4. Menuetto; 5. Allegro
Seflorita MARIA DE LAGUNA
The National Income
In this series of weekly talks Geoffrey Crowther , the well-known contributor to The Economist and the News Chronicle, is to invite listeners to study the present-day economic structure of Great Britain. As far as possible, he will eschew the rôle of prophet and political protagonist.
Andre Messager was for several years a conductor at'the Paris Opera Comique, and during the period igoi-6 he held the post of 'artistic director' at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden-a post that was later held by Percy Pitt. As a composer Messager is chiefly known in England by his two operas, The Little Michus and Veronique. He may be described as the last of the long line of French comic opera composers whose music really preserves qualities worthy to be dignified by the name ' Opera '. He was a pupil of Saint-Saens, and in every way a worthy pupil. All his music has not merely charm and sparkling grace but a dignity and style which tempt one to call him the aristocrat ot the comic opera stage.
An article on Véronique, by Willson Disher will be found on page 11.
This musical comedy will be repeated in the Regional programme tomorrow at 8.0
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
A Programme of Famous Marches
Arranged and compered by WALTER WOOD
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
Organist, Reginald Goss-Custard
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
Directed by HENRY HALL