From page 66 of ' When Two or Three'
Tracing History Backwards-Ib
' Diplomacy '
K. C. BOSWELL
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
2.5 Nature Study
'Round the Country-side
2-A Curious Plant-the Wild Arum '
C. C. GADDUM
For this broadcast, teachers are advised to have specimens of the Wild Arum or Cuckoo-pint, because it will be desirable for the children to pull the flowers to pieces in order to reveal the ingenious trap in which the plant catches insects. They are also recommended to have illustrations of the colt's foot and the sundew.
In this broadcast the following points will be dealt with: the first spring flowers; the unattractive colt's foot; the wild arum, and particularly the structure of this curious flower; and the trap for catching insects. C. C. Gaddum will explain how the insects are imprisoned and released after they have done what the plant needed. Finally, reference will be made to the sundew which not only catches insects. but eats them.
with VERNON ADCOCK
(xylophone and vibraphone)
Early Stages in French
E. M. STÉPHAN
Talks for Listeners at Leisure in the Afternoon
' This and That'
NORA D'ARGEL (soprano)
THE WILLOUGHBY STRING QUARTET :
Louis Willoughby (violin) ; Clayton Hare (violin); Max Gilbert (viola);
Peter Beavan (violoncello)
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Early Chamber Music played by THE REGINALD PAUL PIANOFORTE
George Stratton (violin) ; Watson Forbes (viola); John Moore (violoncello) ; Reginald Paul (pianoforte) Pianoforte Quartet No. I in E flat
I. Adagio assai; 2. Allegro con spirito; 3. Theme (cantabile) con variazicni
' The Nature of the Commonwealth '
H. V. HODSON
History does sometimes get tired of repeating herself. Now and again she experiments with a fresh model-no doubt for future imitation. The British Commonwealth of Nations is a case in point. The British Empire had evolved into an organism so unlike any empire of the past that General Smuts's inspired phrase was badly needed to define its nature : a league of independent states held together by a common ancestry and by allegiance to one crown.
Like all living organisms, the Commonwealth is constantly evolving. It has changed even since General Smuts re-christened it nearly twenty years ago, and the course of its future development is of vital importance to the world.
(By permission of the Savoy Hotel, Ltd.) with BRIAN LAWRANCE
ANNE LENNER and THE THREE Ginx
Introduced by JAMES DYRENFORTH
Leader, ALFRED CAVE
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
Dvorak's Second Symphony
The numbering of Dvorak's Symphonies is a little misleading. Actually his first three symphonies were written as early as 1874-75, but two of these were suppressed till after his death while the third was issued only in a revised form as No. 3, Op. 76 '. In the meantime Dvorak had produced his so-called First and Second (really fourth and fifth) Symphonies, Opp. 63 and 70. The Second Symphony in D minor was composed in 1883-85 for the Royal Philharmonic Society, and Dvorak came to London to conduct the first performance in April, 1885. It is a magnificent work, a finer achievement than the far better-known Fourth and Fifth (' New World ') Symphonies, though its tragic nature will always stand in the way of its popularity.
Franck's Prelude to the second part of Redemption, a ' Poem Symphony ', or sacred Cantata, written in 1872, expounds the idea of man's redemption from the fruits of his selfishness and anger through the influence of Christian ideals and conduct. The Prelude is a blend of graceful melodic ideas, woven with all Franck's skill and dramatic power.
From (he Kalevala
'The Return of Lemminkainen' with 'The Swan of Tuonela ' form Two Episodes from the Kalevala '. ' The Return ' is scored for full orchestra in a brilliant and stirring manner, and the tempo is extremely rapid. It is intended to describe the return of Lemminkainen from his unsuccessful expedition against Pohjola.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
' Manning the Ship '
Over 150,000 men are employed on board ships of the Merchant Navy. Mr. Basil Sanderson, who is Chairman of the Shipping Federation and -a Director of the Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line, Ltd., will describe tonight how ships are manned, and what prospects the sea holds out to those who decide to make it their profession. He will also describe the work of the National Maritime Board which, as Major Thornton said in the first talk of this series, ' has enabled the industry to deal with its own domestic problems in a sensible and tolerant manner, without involving the public in the discomforts of a national strike '.
with DORIS HARE
RENARA RONALD HILL and his MUSICAL
JEANNE DE CASALIS
Compere, BRYAN MICHIE
Serenade ................ Pergament Jumping Jack................Sabathil Nocturne Sibelius Alia gavotte
Petite danse (Miniature Dance) Ketelbey
from the Dorchester Hotel