From page 21 of ' When Two or Three '
' On the Frontiers of Siam '—I
The first six talks in this series were given by Edward Shackleton , and this morning, and again next week, Lady Holberton is to describe people and customs met with when travelling along the frontiers of Siam.
Lady Holberton's husband,
Sir Edgar Holberton , was for many years British Consul for Siam in Rangoon, and she had rare opportunities to see behind the scenes in the Orient. She has visited places in the Murgui Archipelago that few British women have seen-places only visited by a few rubber planters and pearl merchants. She saw wolframite mined at Tavoy during the war, and has stayed with her husband at Penang as the guest of one of the Royal Princes of Siam. Listeners will remember her talk in March on fashionable crazes in the Far East.
The Leslie Bridgewater Quintet : Old
Irish Medley (air. Bridgeuater) ; Waltz, Wine, Woman, and Song (Joliann Strauss )
Derek Oldham (tenor): For ever and for ever (Tosii) ; Killarney (Balfe) ; I love thee (Grieg)
Fred Hartley and his Quintet: Songs of Jerome Kern ; Midnight, the stars and you
2.-' Marie expedie un cadeau de mariage '
E. M. STÉPHAN and CAMILLE VIÈRE
at the Organ of the Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle
Leader, Daniel Melsa
Conductor, ERIC FOGG 1. Introduction and Royal March of the Lion; 2. Hens and Cocks ; 3. Mules ; 4. Tortoises; 5. The Elephant ; 6. Kangaroos; 7. Aquarium ; 8. Long-eared Persons; 9. The Cuckoo in the Heart of the Wood; 10. Aviary; 11. Pianists; 12. Fossils ; 13. The Swan ; 14. Finale (Pianofortes, MURIEL LIDDLE and JOHN WILLS )
Saint-Saëns' 'The Carnival of Animals', scored for two pianos, two violins, viola, 'cello, bass, flute, clarinet, harmonica, and xylophone, consists of fourteen short numbers. The music as a whole is full of charm, wit, and fancy. Several numbers are delightfully satirical, such as No. 4, which is based on two themes from Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld (the first from the final ballet and the second from Act I) ; No. 5, which is a humorous distortion for double-bass and piano of Berlioz's ' Danse des Sylphes ' and Mendelssohn's ' Song of a Summer Night'; No. 11, which imitates an awkward beginner playing five-finger exercises and scales in various keys (we have all suffered from this disturbing animal ! ) ; and No. 12, which is a queer mixture of two well-known popular French airs, Saint-Saens' own ' Danse macabre ' and an air from Rossini's Barber of Seville. No. 14 is a very jolly and brilliant affair in which several of the animals are introduced to each other with harmonious effect.
with LOLA GORDON
The 153rd Renewal of the Derby Stakes
A Running Commentary by R. C. LYLE from the Grand Stand, Epsom
preparations for departure on her maiden voyage to New York described from the ship by GEORGE BLAKE , and from the Embarkation Shed by Lt.-
Commander T. WOODROOFFE , R.N.
from the deck of the Queen Mary
4.15 Departure of the Queen Mary described from the ship by GEORGE BLAKE and from the Dockside by Lt.-Commander T. WOODROOFFE , R.N.
Broadcast from the S.R. Ocean Dock,
Directed by JOHN MACARTHUR
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Clavierubung played by ALICE EHLERS (harpsichord)
The Goldberg Variations
Variations: i. Allegro moderato 2. Andante ; 3. Andante ; 4. On poco meno mosso ; 5. Vivace; 6. Andante tranquillo; 7. Vivace 8. Allegro; 9. Andantino; 10. Allegro (fughetta) Aria
I—' What Animals Eat'
JULIAN S. HUXLEY
Here is the first of five talks on possibly the best known place in London. We're taken there when we're young and we return when we're grown up, and always find something of interest-the elephant who flaps his ears 'for a bun, squirrels that like milk chocolate, penguins walking unsteadily down their slipways to the water, Boo-Boo and Jubilee.
Today Professor Julian Huxley , the famous scientist and broadcaster, is to tell listeners what animals eat-its infinite variety and, collectively, its unimaginable bulk. Professor Huxley last broadcast in 1935 in ' Plans for Tomorrow' when he talked of the Tennessee Valley Authority. That was in November, and in April of last year he described filming plants and animals. Listeners will remember his Scientific Survey of 1933 and his discussion a year later in 'Industrial Britain * with Professor John Hilton and Professor Scott-Watson, all three well-known broadcasters.
J. A. SCOTT WATSON
Professor of Rural Economy, University of Oxford)
J. A. Scott
with BRIAN LAWRANCE
(All arrangements by Fred Hartley )
ISOBEL BAILLIE (soprano)
HAROLD WILLIAMS (baritone)
THE BBC CHORAL SOCIETY
Chorus Master, LESLIE WOODGATE
THE BBC ORCHESTRA
Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL
Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT
'A Sea Symphony' by Vaughan Williams for Soprano and Baritone Soli,
Chorus, and Orchestra
Words by Walt Whitman
1. A Song for all Seas, all Ships 2. On the Beach at Night alone 3. (Scherzo) The Waves 4. The Explorers
A sound picture of the departure of the Queen Mary from Southampton
Compiled from recordings made earlier in the day
Edited by LAURENCE GILLIAM
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
The Spring Revue
Sketches, Lyrics, and Music by Various Authors and Composers with HERMIONE BADDELEY
THE RADIO THREE
JEAN SABLON and THE BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by HYAM GREENBAUM
Orchestrations by BEN BERLIN
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL