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Grasslands and Plateaus of Venezuela and Guiana
L. Dudley Stamp, D.Sc.
In the first broadcast of the term, you will remember, Dr Stamp took you to the West Indies and showed you, amongst other places, the island of Trinidad. Today he is to take you back there. You will sail with him in imagination through the 'Serpent's Mouth', the narrow strait connecting the island with the north-east coast of South America. You will arrive at Georgetown, capital of British Guiana, and explore this countryâoriginally colonised by the Dutch, as is indicated by the canals everywhere. He will show you the rice fields and sugar fields and many other interesting things. Then you will make a second trip with him, again from Trinidad; this time he will show you something of Venezuela, taking you with him up the steep road from La Guiara harbour to Caracas, the capital, high up in the mountains.
Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
Tom Williams (baritone)
The BBC Singers (A)
Margaret Godley Rosalind Rowsell Gladys Winmill Doris Owens Bradbridge White Martin Boddey Stanley Riley
Samuel Dyson Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
with Olga Alexeeva (soprano)
Max Turganoff (tenor)
2.5 Your Home and Mine
' The Story of the Chimney'
Today Geoffrey Boumphrey is to trace the history of heating a house from the smoke-hole of very olden times down to the modern chimney which in so many places is used only as a ventilation shaft for a gas fire. Indeed in many modern flats and houses a chimney is no more than decorative, for the rooms are warmed by electric fires.
There was a certain romance about the old-fashioned chimney, however dirty it was and whatever work it entailed, and many people, young and old, have found it delightful to sit in the ingle-nook on a cold winter's night. Such ' open fires', as some people call them, are still to be found. Have you ever seen such a fireplace in the country? They exist on many an old farm.
2.30 British History
' The Lord Mayor's Show'
A Dramatic Interlude written by HUGH Ross WILLIAMSON
Leader, Bertram Lewis
Conductor, Richard Austin Solo violin, Viola Mitchell from the Pavilion, Bournemouth
Directed by Henry Hall
including Weather Forecast
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Frank Bridge
Individuality and technical mastery are apparent throughout the four movements of Goetz's Symphony in F. Judging by the fitness and general excellence of the orchestration, one is inclined to think that the music was conceived orchestrally. In the first movement the style is essentially polyphonic, the very pleasing themes are short and terse and treated with great contrapuntal skill. The second movement is a delightful intermezzo based on two themes: first, a horn call, and second, an airy Mendelssohnian tune for wood-wind over an accompaniment for strings pizzicato, both of which are worked out in combination with considerable rhythmic interest. The slow movement is tranquil and thoughtful in mood, and the finale, a rondo, is a brilliant and high-spirited movement. The music as a whole is very intimate, being almost chamber music in style, a fact that commends itself to microphone reproduction.
A Radio Play by Francis Dillon
The cast includes
-Workmen, Policemen, Warders, etc.
Produced by Jan Bussell
A large engineering firm has moved from Lancashire to the South, and, with better times has decided to reform the old Prize Brass Band with a new conductor. This leads to conflict and petty tyranny and eventually to murder. The ' Two Brass Men ' is the title of an old brass band number which is mainly a conversation piece between trombone and cornet, and the play is the development of the scene in dialogue.
' Two Brass Men ' will be broadcast again tomorrow at 7.50 in the Regional programme
Directed by Henry Hall
' Broadcasting and the Cinema '
The high-water, mark of this series is reached today with a broadcast by one of the most versatile and distinguished men the modern stage has known. Actor, dramatist, author, producer, manager, Granville Barker did brilliant work in the heyday of the Stage Society before joining Vedrenne and giving to the world, among other things, the best of Bernard Shaw.
He has taught and shown throughout his career that in Shakespeare it is Shakespeare that matters — the words and not scenery or pretty pictures ; and his productions of The Winter's Tale, Twelfth Night, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, at the Savoy will long be remembered. He also wrote what many consider to be the most readable and helpful series of prefaces to Shakespeare's plays.
Listeners will have an intellectual treat tonight in listening to his argument as to why • Shakespeare cannot be interpreted on the screen, and can be interpreted only with limitations over the air.
Next week, incidentally,
Alfred Hitchcock and Val Gielgud are to reply for screen and radio respectively.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
A reading of prose and verse
played by Clifford Curzon Variations and Fugue in E flat, Op-
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. Elliott
Organist, Reginald Goss-Custard from St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
Leader, Montague Brearley
Conducted by Harold Lowe
Webster Booth (tenor)