'8' From page 21 of 'When Two or Three'
at the Organ of the Paramount Theatre,
The Monsoon Lands :
China and Japan. China ' The Dry North-West'
G. B. BARBOUR , Ph.D.
The cradle of the Chinese race lies in the dry North-West. Travelling in a thirty-passenger aeroplane' at the invitation of Mr. Kung, seventy-second lineal descendent of Confucius, the party will be conducted by Dr. Barbour to the cave-dwellings of the loess highlands. Past the tombs of forgotten emperors and the ancient aqueducts in the Wei Valley, the Great West Road
'eads by Lanchow to Kashgar. The other highway from China to the heart of Asia is that by which Marco Polo came from Mongolia to Peking through the gateway in the Great Wall.
Directed by ALFRED VAN DAM
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Music from the Film, Broadway
Melody of 1936
2 — ' Sea Dogs of Devon'
A Dramatic Interlude, with Musical
Illustrations by STUART ROBERTSON
In Devon one never seems to be far from the sound of water, either the .rushing streams of the moors, or the sea-breakers, or the quiet flow of the rivers. This perhaps is one of the reasons why Devon has sent so many of her sons to the sea. In almost every Devon home you'll find at least one sailor.
No description of Devon would be complete without saying something about the sailors of old times, the sea-dogs of Devon, whose voyages took them across unknown seas to the farthest corner of the world. And to-day in a dramatic interlude listeners are to hear songs and stories of these and other West Countrymen like Drake, Raleigh, Gilbert, and Grenville, who sailed the seas in the days of Queen Elizabeth.
2.30 World History-2
The American Revolution
Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Order of Service
Magnificat (Ireland in F) Lesson
Nunc Dimittis (Ireland in F)
Anthem, Jesu, the very thought
Hymn, The race that long in darkness
Talks for Listeners at Leisure in the Afternoon
What do you think ?
In this series of weekly talks men and women with alb kinds of experience come to the microphone to discuss things and activities which they themselves find interesting. The speakers include men and women themselves out of work, business men and workers engaged in various branches of commerce and industry, leaders of educational and social thought, travellers and writers, and sometimes visitors from abroad.
Directed by HARRY DAVDISON
The Commodore Theatre,
Tchaikovsky, who is usually associated (perhaps rather unjustly) with serious and melancholy music conceived on a big scale, has written one work that may well be called a masterpiece of light work — the ' Casse-Noisette ' Suite.
In 1891 Tchaikovsky was commissioned to write an opera and a ballet for the St. Petersburg Imperial Opera. The scenario for the ballet was based on E. T. A Hoffmann's Christmas Fairy Tale — ' Nutcracker and Mouse King '. It is divided into two Acts. The first deals with a Christmas party. The guests arrive and the children receive their presents, among which is a nutcracker in the shape of a little wooden man. When the party is over the little girl, Clare, creeps downstairs to play with the toys, particularly the Nutcracker. She falls asleep and dreams of a battle between an army of mice led by the Mouse King and, an army of tin soldiers led by the Nutcracker, who is later transformed into Prince Charming.
The Second Act takes place in the Prince's Enchanted Castle where festivities on a grand scale are in progress, a part of which consists of a number of costume dances. These dances are now chiefly known in the form of the ' Casse-Noisette ' Suite.
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
LISZT (1811-1886) COMMEMORATION
Under the direction of Bernard van Dieren
Pianoforte Music played by FRIDA KINDLER
Annees de Pelerinage (Years of Pilgrimage)
First Year : Switzerland (concluded) 8. Homesickness; 9. The Bells of Geneva
Weihnachtsbaum (Christmas Tree)
1. Psallite (Old Christmas Song); 2. 0 heilige Nacht! (Holy Night!) (Christmas song based on an old air) ; 3. The Shepherds at the Manger (' In dulci jubilo ') ; 4. Adeste Fideles (March of the Three Kings)
The Public Social Services—3
' John Smith 's House '
For the first time since the Air-do-Wells were formed nearly two years ago Effie Atherton will be missing from the cast. She sailed for Chicago to join Jack Hylton at the beginning of the month. Another absentee is Marjery Wyn , now playing principal boy in pantomime at Glasgow. Their places are to be filled by Doris Nichols and Alma Vane : Doris, noted for her versatility, is to sing a sentimental children's song, ' Up the Wooden Hills of Bedfordshire ', and to impersonate a woman lion-tamer in a song of her own composition (preceding Claude Gardner in The Lion Tamer at Home, by Donald Kean ); and Alma has a new song, ' Just like a Fairy Tale', composed by Max Saunders , who does most of the scoring for the Air-do-Wells.
Tonight there are to be two comedy waltzes : (i) ' Oh, Flo, don't let him go ', being advice to young girls, by Fred Neville , who did most of the songs for the Step Sisters and the Dancing Daughters ; (2) 'A Cup of cold Poison beside me ', by ' Box and Cox'.
Among other features, Hindle Edgar is to do a monologue, ' The Harmonica Tremens ', by Anthony Hall , author of the ' thriller ' serial ' Terror by Night ', and a new song by Ronnie Hill about the market in Petticoat Lane, to be given by the entire company.
The Air-do-Wells will broadcast again in the Regional programme on Saturday afternoon at 4.15
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 LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by E. GODFREY BROWN
E. Godfrey Brown is the son of Dr. E. Brown , well known in Lancashire music for fifty years. He began as a choir-boy, then studied the violin, piano and organ at the Royal College of Music, played in all kinds of orchestras and sang in various choirs. He then went back to the North and had much pioneer work for the Kendal Festival. Mr. Brown's next important post was as resident Director of Music to the Belfast Philharmonic Society. He formed the Belfast Symphony Orchestra, and in 1924 became Music Director to the Belfast branch of the BBC, now known as Northern Ireland Region. In this year's Honours List he was given an O.B.E.
Relayed from the Dorchester Hotel