at the Organ of the Plaza Theatre,
The Rose. ' The Thistle. The Shamrock. The Leek
' Mecca and the Arabs '
H. St. John Philby
(An electrical recording of the talk broadcast in the National programme on November 30, 1937)
German for Fifth Forms
' Dichtung und Musik: Wagner'
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, B. Walton O'Donnell
by Douglas Hawkridge from the Concert Hall,
Gramophone records of popular tunes you all remember
2.5 Science and Gardening
© 'Plant Growth' (continued)
' The Mature Plant'
B. A. KEEN , D.Sc., F.R.S.
Once again some of the talks in this course will be given by a scientist, Dr. Keen, and others by a gardening expert, C. F. Lawrance. Last term Dr. Keen traced the growth of the plant from the seed, and now he is to deal with the fully-grown or mature plant. Mr. Lawrance is to describe some difficult gardening operations, and it will be for you to listen to him and try to carry out those jobs yourself.
Today, in the first talk of the new term, Dr. Keen is to tell you what happens as the plant grows to maturity, and he will discuss the meaning of maturity, the plant framework, and storage in the plant.
2.25 Interval Music
2.30 Music, First Year
Ⓓ Intervals of Fourth and Sixth'
' Tied Notes'
THOMAS ARMSTRONG , D.Mus.
3.35 Early Stages in German
A. H. WINTER and MARGOT BERGER
The broadcast course to Schools ' Early Stages in German ', which is now in the middle of its fifth year, will carry on the scheme begun last term to give pupils an aspect of German life and history. An illustrated pamphlet entitled ' Early Stages in German' is obtainable from the BBC, price 2d. post free. The principal speaker in the course will again be A. H. Winter , Lecturer in German at the Polytechnic, Regent Street, London, and Professor of German at the Royal Academy of Music.
at the Organ of the Granada,
for the Ordinary Listener
Annotated by Sir Walford Davies
including Weather Forecast
Sonatas for two violins and continuo played by George Stratton (violin)
Carl Taylor (violin)
John Moore (violoncello)
John Ticehurst (harpsichord)
Sonata No. 6, in B minor
1 Largo. 2 Allegro. 3 Larghetto. 4 Allegro
Sonata No. 5, in D
1 Largo. 2 Andante. 3 Largo ed amoroso. 4 Allegro
' The Composer's Use of the Pianoforte'
presented by Harry S. Pepper and Douglas Moodie
Singing commere, Judy Shirley
1 The Harmony Imps
2 ' Inspector Hornleigh
(S. J. Warmington as Inspector
No. 25 ' Incident on board
S.S. Otrantic' by Hans W. Priwin
3 Puzzle Corner
? ? ? Guess ? ? ?
4 Archie Pitt as Ernie, the Beach Hut Superintendent
5 Alice Delysia
6 Claude Hulbert and Enid Trevor in Talent Spotting
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
' The Director's Job '
Cinema-goers are becoming familiar with the names of directors and look out for the films made by those whose work they have learnt to enjoy. But what exactly is the director's job? Tonight listeners are to hear just what it is from one of the most distinguished British directors.
Alfred Hitchcock made his name in the silent days with The Lodger, and has gone from success to success since the days of the talk.ies. Many listeners will have seen some of his earlier productions, among them Blackmail, Juno and the Paycock, and The Skin Game. In the last few years The Thirty-Nine Steps, Secret Agent, and Sabotage have shown the skill and maturity of his art. He has just finished a picture, probably to be called The Girl Was Young, star-ring Nova Pilbeam.
A Romantic Melodrama by Alexandre Dumas
Adapted for broadcasting as a dramatic serial by Patrick Riddell and produced by Peter Creswell
No. 4, The Escape
Persons of the Play
(By permission of H M Tennenl, Ltd )
The Story Teller:
The Abbe Faria:
The Governor of the Chateau d'lf:
The Doctor of the Chateau d'lf:
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Teddy Joyce and his Band of Beauties with Barbara Blair Dinah Miller
The Teddy Joyce Octet The Three in Harmony
A dance band entertainment which endeavours to prove that the female of the species is as rhythmic as the male
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Constant Lambert
John Greenwood is chiefly known as a composer of film and theatre music. Among his most successful productions has been the music for the films Man of Artn and The Constant Nymph, and the incidental music for J. B. Fagan's stage productions of The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Some listeners will perhaps also remember that in February, 1936, Mr. Greenwood conducted the BBC Orchestra in the first performance of his short orchestral piece 'Salute to Gustav Holst'.
In the summer of 1879 Rimsky-Korsakov wrote a string quartet entirely based on Russian folk tunes, the movements being entitled respectively: 'In the Fields', 'In the Maidens' Room', 'Khorovod' (a kind of choral round dance), and 'At the Monastery'. It was tried through in private, but the composer disliked the work and laid it aside till the following year. Then, having completed the opera Snow Maiden, he took the quartet out of his desk and began to orchestrate it, turning it into a sinfonietta. The Sinfonietta was not completed till 1884, however. It consists of only the first three movements of the quartet, which were drastically revised as well as orchestrated. (The material of the fourth movement was afterwards used in Sadko.) The Sinfonietta is one of the biggest orchestral works that have ever been based entirely on folk tunes.
with JAMES REID , ERIC SPENCER from the Plaza Ballroom, Glasgow
Roy Fox and his Band