from page 57 of ' New Every Morning '
Music and Movement-2
11.20 A Pianoforte Recital by CICELY HOYE
11.30 Music and Movement—1
For very young children
by Ernest W. Maynard from Bath Abbey
Directed by Henry Hall
Under the direction of Johan Hock from Queen's College Chambers
Lecture Hall, Birmingham
A Recital by Constance Alldritt (contralto) and Albert Voorsanger (violin)
2.5 Travel Talk
' Malaya '
IRENE J. GURNOW , Ph.D.
2.30 Feature Programmes and Topical Talks
Young Canada Come to England
The aim of this series is to bring the outside world to the, classroom and to intersperse ordinary lessons with something unusual and fresh that yet adds all the time to general knowledge. One can imagine, for instance, few schoolchildren who, if thev had had a holiday last Friday, would not have queued up to hear how Robert Flaherty went to India to make the film Elephant Boy, especially when they were to hear Sabu, the elephant boy himself, speak. The previous Friday they heard sea stories told by Commander A. B. Campbell , and the week before F. H. Grisewood (' Our Bill ') gave them a programme dealing with preparations for the Coronation. Today some of the three hundred Canadian schoolchildren who are visiting England to see the Coronation and to stay in English schools will give their impressions of England and say something about thtir homes in Canada.
3.0 English Literature—1
A Story for Miming
' Persephone '
3.20 Special Music Interlude
3.35 Talks for Sixth Forms
' Foreign Affairs '
Sir FREDERICK WHYTE , K.C.S.I.
The Story of the Theatre Royal, told by Cyril Nash
Music written and arranged by Robert Chignell
The BBC Revue Chorus
The BBC Empire Orchestra
Leader, Daniel Melsa under the direction of Eric Fogg Production by Pascoe Thornton
The popular actor, Cyril Nash , author of the radio programme The Bounty Mutineers, has compiled a radio history of Drury Lane, to be presented to Great Britain and the British Empire this afternoon. He himself will be the storyteller. Listeners will hear about this famous theatre from the days when it received its first charter three hundred years ago, down to Sir Thomas Beecham 's Russian Ballet and Opera SeaSon in 1914, and Rose Marie , Show Boat, Cavalcade, and even Glamorous Night. Various dramatic incidents in Drury Lane's career will be broadcast: 'Sweet Nell of Old Drury's' meeting with Charles II in the royal box ; David Garrick acting a scene from Othello ; a scene from The School for Scandal under Sheridan's management ; the witches' scene from Macbeth (Edmund Kean as Macbeth) ; an extract from a pantomime of the 'eighties introducing Dan Leno and Herbert Campbell , and a scene from The Whip (1909).
Finally, Ivor Novello himself will give a scene from Glamorous Night, now running at Drury Lane-a scene in which he and Dorothy Dickson will broadcast.
A commentary on the match by Howard Marshall from Lord's
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including Weather Forecast
C. H. Middleton and F. H. Grisewood
C. H. Middleton will bring to the microphone F. H. Grisewood and Colonel Durham to describe the wonders of the great spring show of the Royal Horticultural Society, of which Colonel Durham is President. It opened on Wednesday and closes today, and may be described as the most important event in a gardener's year and the greatest flower show in the world. In the large grounds of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea are to be seen nearly all the flowers of the two hemispheres. Last year one exhibitor used 15,000 carnations to make up his stand. Another firm required sixteen pantechnicons to bring one exhibit to the show. The thousands of roses and orchids represent a fortune, while gardens are constructed complete with lawns, walls, fountains, and herbaceous borders; these and rock gardens, running streams, and ornamental ponds make the whole place a fairy-land.
with SAM COSTA and HELEN RAYMOND
Compere, BRYAN MICHIE
What the Composer expects from the Listener
Sir Donald Tovey
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 in the Regional programme tomorrow at 6.0
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
The Rt. Hon.
W. G. A. Ormsby-Gore , M.P.
Tonight's speaker in this important series has been Secretary of State for the Colonies since last year. The Rt. Hon. William Ormsby-Gore , who has been a Member of Parliament for nearly thirty years, saw active service in Egypt and was intelligence officer at the Arab Bureau in 1916. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Viscount Milner and was Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet during two following years and Assistant Political Officer in Palestine in 1918. From 1922 to 1924 and from November, 1924 to 1929 he was Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, Postmaster-General two years later, and First Commissioner of Works from 1931 to 1936.
Among the other distinguished appointments he has held, he was a member of the Colonial Office Mission to the British West Indies from 1921 to 1922, principal representative of the Crown Colonies and Protectorates on the Imperial and Economic Conference in 1923, Chairman of the East African Parliamentary Commission in 1924, and he visited British West African Colonies in 1926, and Malaya and Ceylon two years later.
W. G. A.
Rt. Hon. William
(Joan, Wendy, and Kay) in Triple Harmony
in Another Comedy of Mangel Street
Conductor, B. Walton O'Donnell
Leonard Gowings (tenor)