From page 77 of 'New Every Morning'
The New World
Tropical America from Mexico to
' The West Indies '
L. DUDLEY STAMP , D.Sc.
This morning L. Dudley Stamp is to tell the story of a voyage he made from England to the West Indies on a modern banana boat. Something about the trip ; Barbados and its sugar plantations; Trinidad and its cocoa and oil ; Jamaica and its great banana trade-all will be described in this talk, to say nothing of the journey home. Not-the least interesting, if ironical, part of it was that though Mr. Stamp came back with a cargo of ten million bananas, he couldn't get one to eat.
Leader, Frank Thomas
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
Harding Jenkins (baritone)
Nora d'Argel (soprano)
George Pizzey (baritone)
2.5 Your Home and Mine
' How shall we build our House ? '
Last term Geoffrey Boumphrey talked chiefly about houses of the past, and revealed something of the long story that lies behind our own houses. This term he is going to explore all the different parts of a house and discover the different ways in which each is made.
You must not think that Mr.
Boumphrey is going to do it all. He can't possibly visit every home in the land. So he wants you to help him by keeping your eyes and ears open and by always thinking ' Why? ' If you come across anything especially interesting, he hopes that you will write to him about it, and even send him a photograph.
He hopes he is going to know more about houses, as well as about you, before the year is ended!
2.30 British History
From the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth
' Printed Books and News '
A dramatic interlude written by HUGH Ross WILLIAMSON
Leader, Bertram Lewis
Conductor, Richard Austin Solo oboe, Leon Goossens from the Pavilion, Bournemouth (Soloist, LEON GOOSSENS> )
with MARY LEE
SID. BUCKMAN and THE ' CUBS '
including Weather Forecast
' Pushkin and the Russian Novel'
Just a hundred years ago-on February 8, 1837-Alexander Pushkin was mortally wounded in a duel fought ' in defence of his wife's honour'; two days later he died. Thanks to an anonymous letter-writer, the greatest figure in Russian literature was killed at the age of thirty-eight.
The well-read Englishman has at least a nodding acquaintance with Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, and Tchekov; novels and prose plays are translatable. But Pushkin, who bulks larger than any of these in the history of Russian literature as a whole, is known to a much narrower circle, mainly because a great proportion of his work was in verse. He was equally a master of the poetic play, the dramatic sketch, the novel, the short story, the narrative poem, and the tiny lyric, and it is typical of his versatility that of his two best-known novels one, ' Eugene Onegin ', is a contemporary story in verse, while the other, ' The Captain's Daughter', is an historical novel in vivid prose.
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by FRANK BRIDGE
TAPIA CABALLERO (pianoforte)
Devised and produced by Max Kester and Bryan Michie with MARJORIE STEDEFORD
THE BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
The Air-do-Wells will broadcast again at 4.0 in the Regional programme on Saturday
' The Theatre from Then till Now'
Last week, in the opening talk of this new series, listeners heard how Shakespeare was acted in his own day. This evening Harold Child is to carry the story on through the eighteenth century (when David Garrick played Shakespeare in what was then modern dress) to the colour and spectacle and pageantry of Irving's and Tree's productions.
Harold Child , has been a writer on The Times and The Times Literary Supplement since 1902. He was dramatic critic to The Observer from 1912 to 1920, and has contributed to ' The New Cambridge Shakespeare ' and to publications of the Royal Society of Literature and the Shakespeare Association.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Pianoforte Music played by Frank Mannheimer
Preludes, Op. 103
No. 1 in D flat
No. 2 in C sharp minor No. 3 in G minor No. 4 in F No. 7 in A
No. 8 in C minor
Valse caprice No. 4, Op. 62
Vaughan D. Traherne
Selected by T. S. Eliot read by Geoffrey Tandy
Conducted by the Rev. L. F. Church , Ph.D.
Organist, Reginald Goss-Custard from St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. L. F.
Directed by Henry Hall