A description by GEORGE BLAKE of the movements and scenes on the occasion of the Q.S.T.S. Queen Mary's journey down the Clyde from John Browns shipyard to the open sea at Greenock
From page 69 of ' When Two or Three
' The Meat Course '—1
Mrs. E. ST. JOHN
at the Organ of the Regal, Edmonton
Tracing History Backwards—5b
' East and West' K. C. BOSWELL
A further description by George Blake of the movements and scenes of the Q.S.T.S. Queen Mary's journey down the Clyde to the open sea.
Leader, Frank Thomas Conductor, IDRIS LEWIS
2.5 Nature Study
' Round the Countryside 'â10
' Early Nests ' C. C. Gaddum
It is probable that there is no greater thrill to the average child than the finding of a bird's nest. Nor need the thrill be predatory. Just to see the lovely colour of the eggs is enough-there is no need to take one. Few seeing in the hedgerow the bright eye of the mother thrush, her beak uplifted above her speckled breast, as she sits on her eggs, will disturb her if they use their imaginations. She has enough enemies in the shape of cats, and trusts boys and girls to leave her alone.
Today Mr. Gaddum is to talk about the first signs of nesting. The sparrow goes house-hunting, and there is activity in the rookery. He will describe the rebuilding of new nests, the choosing of new sites, and the first nests to be found in the open fields. Teachers will find it helpful to their pupils to have illustrations of a rook, a house sparrow, and a plover in the classroom.
2.30 English Literature - 10
' Some Books I Like'
' The Man-eaters of Tsavo' by J. H. Patterson
In 1907, the year 'The Man-Eaters of Tsavo' was published, that veteran pioneer of Africa, F. C. Selous, wrote in a preface to it:
'It was some seven or eight years ago that I first read, in the pages of The Field newspaper, a brief account written by Colonel J. H. Patterson , then an engineer engaged on the construction of the Uganda Railway, of the Tsavo man-eating lions..... I have spent the best part of two nights reading the proof-sheets of his book, and I can assure him that the time passed like magic. My own long experience of African hunting told me that every word in this thrilling narrative was true.'
Few boys and girls who listen to today's broadcast talk will rest content until they have borrowed a copy and read every page of ' The Man-Eaters of Tsavo'.
Colonel J. H.
Early Stages in French
E. M. STÉPHAN
Talks for Listeners at Leisure in th:
' This and That'
THE NORBERT WETHMAR
Norbert Wethmar (violin) ; Jenny Blank (violin); John Yewe Dyer (viola) ; Bram Martin (violoncello) ;
Wilfrid Parry (pianoforte)
Dvorak's Piano Quintet was written in 1887. It is one of the finest of his chamber works : ' an absolute revelation ', says Ottokar Sourek , ' of the personality of Dvorak, a man apparently locked within himself, moving only in the sphere of divine beauty, now plunged in gloomy meditation, his vision lost in eternity, now smiling brightly, bubbling over with happiness and breaking forth in outbursts of the frankest joy. Such a spirit was Dvorak, and thus he appears in this quintet-one of the freshest and most characteristic creations of his genius '. The composer makes brilliant use of Czech dance forms, notably the ' Furiant' in the scherzo movement.
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Psalms, Songs, and Sonnets
THE BBC SINGERS
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
Songs of Five Parts i. Retire, my soul; 2. Arise, Lord, into thy rest; 3. Come, woeful Orpheus ; 4. Sing we merrily unto God (the first part); 5. Blow up the trumpet (the second part); 6. Crowned with flowers ; 7. Wedded to will is witless ; 8. Make ye joy to God
' The Family in the Totalitarian State '
R. H. S. CROSSMAN
R. H. S.
by THELMA REISS Vater unser im Himmelreich (Our Father which art in Heaven)
By technique and personality and a certain intensive beauty in her playing, Thelma Reiss has won her way into the front rank of our younger cellists. Our own critics have acclaimed her ; France, Holland, Norway, and Spain have all recognised her outstanding gifts. She was something of a child prodigy, for at the age of seven she was able to play the Goltermann concerto in A minor, and in her early 'teens won an open scholarship to the Royal College of Music, where she studied under Ivor James.
About six years later Miss Reiss made her début at the Wigmore Hall, and soon afterwards appeared as soloist in the Elgar 'Cello Concerto at Queen's Hall under Sir Henry Wood. Since that time Miss Reiss has played with most of the leading orchestras in Britain and has played a great deal of chamber music with various eminent pianists, including Harriet Cohen and John Ireland.
RUSSELL, MARCONI and VERNON
The Cheery Chatterbox
Iceland's Antidote for the Deep
Assisted by HUBERT
ROBB WILTON in ' The Solicitor '
Assisted by WILTON SMITH
THE B B C VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by KNEALE KELLEY
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' The Significance of Air Power '
Air-Comm. J. A. CHAMIER , C.B.,
The speaker this evening, Air-Commodore John Adrian Chzmier, is a retired officer of the Royal Air Force, now an aviation consultant and agent, and secretary of the General Air League of the British Empire. In 1927-28 he served as Director of Technical Development at the Air Ministry. His war record is distinguished: he was mentioned in despatches and was awarded the D.S.O.