From page 33 of 'When Two or Three' Ⓓ Time Signal, Greenwich, at 10.30
At the Organ of The Paramount Theatre,
' The Monsoon Lands'— 'India '
12-' The Indo-Chinese Borderlands'
J. N. L. BAKER , Lecturer in Geography in the University of Oxford, and Sir
GEORGE DUNBAR , Bt.
This afternoon J. N. L. Baker will introduce to listeners Sir George Dunbar , the soldier-explorer. Sir George was a member of the 1912 expedition that set out to explore the source of the Brahmaputra. He has many interesting stories to tell. For over three years he was in the hills north of Assam. And all this time, as he will explain, he was never really dry once ! At a place called Cherrapungi the depth of rain over a period of twelve months was more than seventy feet. In the course of his duties Sir George learnt a great deal about the hillmen-tribes who can count only up to forty on their fingers and toes and have to use little bundles of sticks to calculate any further.
J. N. L.
J. N. L.
Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
Relayed from The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
' South Lancashire'
3—'The People and their Work '
JOHN HILTON , Professor of Industrial Relations in the University of Cambridge
Ask the average Lancastrian where he is working, and, if he is lucky enough to be in a job, he will probably give one of four answers : ' Deawn t' pit', ' Up at t' forge ', ' In t' works ', or ' In t' mill '. For Lancashire is the county for coal, steel, machinery, and cotton.
This afternoon John Hilton will talk about these industries and the thousands of people who work in them. Many towns have spread so much that they run into one another, with not a green field between them. But the wise Lancashire folk can still find rugged moors from which the lark soars into the clear sky, lovely cuntry-side unspoilt by chimneys and smoke.
' Europe spreads East and West'
EILEEN POWER, Professor of Economic
History in the University of London
Europeans sailed to distant lands centuries ago in vessels that would look pathetically tiny beside a small tramp steamer of today. It is probable that the Norse sea-rovers reached America long before Christopher Columbus's famous voyage of 1492. Every voyage was' an adventure. Yet there were always men who never hesitated to hazard their lives to explore and trade. And sometimes whole families emigrated to avoid political and religious oppression. In 1620, for instance, the Mayflower sailed from Southampton and arrived in the New World after an exciting voyage of sixty-five days. Europeans ventured eastwards, too, long before the formation of East Indian companies.
Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Order of Service
Psalms lxv-lxvii Lesson
Magnificat (Ireland in F) Lesson
Nunc Dimittis (Ireland in F)
Anthem, Never weather beaten sail
Hymn, 0 come, 0 come, Emmanuel
(A. and M. 49)
' I Knew a Man-Samuel Butler '
An electrical recording of the talk broadcast in the National Programme at 10.0 p.m. on December 6
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Clemens Krauss : Scherzo (Symphony No. 4, in E flat) (Romantic Symphony) (Bruckner)
The Walther Straram Orchestra
(Paris), with The Alexis Vlassoff Choir , conducted by Stravinsky : Symphony of Psalms (Stravinsky)—Prelude ; Double Fugue ; Allegro symphoniquf
by RALPH T. MORGAN
Relayed from The Church of St. Mary
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Celebration under the direction of SIR HUGH P. ALLEN
The Story of the Sufferings and Death of our Lord and Saviour-Jesus Christ , after the Evangelist St. Matthew
THE B B C SINGERS (A and B)
Conducted by TREVOR HARVEY
(The St. Matthew Passion will be given in two parts, the first tonight, and the second on Friday night)
Sir Hugh P.
' International Finance'
JOHN MCKENNA (tenor)
GWENDOLEN MASON (harp)
Gwendolen Mason is professor and examiner at the Royal Academy of Music and is well known in Britain and abroad as a gifted soloist. One of her great admirers is Dame Ethel Smyth , who has written for Miss Mason several elaborate harp parts in her operas and songs. Miss Mason has on several occasions played Ravel's Septet with the composer, notably when the degree of Doctor of Music was conferred on him by the University of Oxford.
John McKenna has given many recitals in London and has appeared at a number of important concerts, including the Royal Philharmonic Society in 1928, and for four years he sang in opera at Covent Garden. During the war Mr. McKenna served in France, and shortly after the Armistice he entered the Royal College of Music, where he studied for four years. He then went for two years to Italy and later to Germany.
At Leipzig he was engaged by Professor Straube, the Cantor of the Thomas-Kirche, to sing at the Bach Festival in 1931.
Devised and Produced by MAx KESTER and BRYAN MICHIE with EFFIE ATHERTON
HINDLE EDGAR and THE BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by KNEALE KELLEY
The Air-Do-Wells broadcast in the Regional programme last night
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.
Led by MARIE WILSON
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
JOAN COXON (soprano) -
Cesar Franck 's symphonic poem ' Les Eolides' was composed in 1876. The music is based on some lines by Leconte de Lisle, of which the following is a free translation : ' 0 breezes drifting in the skies, sweet breath of lovely spring, who with playful kisses caress the hills and plains. 0 virgin daughters of Æolus, lovers of peace, nature wakens at your songs.' (Soloist, JOAN COXON> )
THE BBC DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL