From page 65 of ' New Every Morning '
Looking after old people who are up and about.
Music and Movement for Juniors
11-20 A Pianoforte Interlude by CICELY HOYE
11.30 Music and Movement for Infants
by Frederick Dalrymple from Canton Parish Church, Cardiff
under the direction of Johan Hock
from Queen's College Chambers Lecture Hall, Birmingham
A Recital by Frank S. Park (viola) and Beatrice Hewitt (pianoforte)
The Swing of the Seasons Madagascar, Home of the Lemur
A. M. CHIRGWIN
' Madagascar is a land of contrasts. Within an hour's motor-ride of the capital with its well-lit shops, its large churches, and its French officials, you can be amongst primitive forest tribes living in tiny huts made, of woven bamboo and thatched with banana leaves. '
The above is an extract from a talk to be given by a man who has travelled through Madagascar on foot, by car, by canoe, and in a filanjana, or carrying chair. You will hear among other things how children, wading through the shallow rivers on their way to rice-fields or to school, scare the crocodiles away.
2.30 Feature Programme
and Topical Talks
' When the Cows Come Home'
The milking ; taking the milk to the depot; on the train ; the milkman
2.50 © Interval Music
2.55 Junior English
An Irish Story
Programme devised by Jean Sutcliffe and broadcast by Ruth Field
3.15 Talk on Next Week's
presented by Leonard Feather
The bill includes
Murray and Mooney A surprise item !
Compered by Courtenay Hall and supported by Van Straten and his Band
Desiree MacEwan (pianoforte) (all arranged Brill)
including Weather Forecast
with Stanley Maxted
A comic opera by Frederic Smetana
Libretto by Karl Sabina English version by Rosa Newmarch
The presentation written and spoken by Wilfrid Rooke Ley
Production by Stanford Robinson , Gordon McConnel , and Rex Haworth
The BBC Chorus (Section C)
The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
The scene of The Bartered Bride is laid in a Bohemian village on the afternoon and evening of the Patron Saint's Day. The action takes place during the first half of the nineteenth century. The outline of the story is as follows: Marenka, the pretty daughter of a peasant couple, is promised in marriage to Vashek (son of Micha, a wealthy farmer) whom she has never seen. She objects to the suit because she is already in love with Jenik, whose doubtful parentage and position make him a less desirable match.
The marriage-broker Ketsal intrigues on her parents' behalf to bring off the union between Marenka and the rich but stupid Vashek. As these two have never met, Marenka easily contrives to conceal her identity and put Vashek off the track.
But meanwhile the marriage-broker persuades Jenik to relinquish his chance of obtaining Marenka by accepting a bribe to give her up-on condition that her bridegroom shall be Micha's son. The usual complications follow, but in the last act Micha recognises in Jenik his long-lost elder son, and as the marriage-contract only calls for Marenka to marry ' the son of Micha ', she is now free to choose between Jenik and Vashek, which she does to everybody's satisfaction.
The Bartered Bride will be broadcast again next week on Tuesday evening, February 22, in the Regional programme.
Krushina (a peasant):
Ludmila (his wife):
Marenka (their daughter):
Micha (a peasant):
Hata (his second wife):
Vashek (her son):
Jenik (son of Micha's first wife):
Ketsal (the village marriage broker):
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
' Germany '
T. P. Conwell-Evans
Interlocutor, Wilson Harris
Tonight T. P. Conwell-Evans is going to give his views on the question of how far a country can combine efficiency as a nation with the liberty of the individual citizen, in its relation to Germany. Mr. Conwell-Evans, who has written widely on foreign affairs, including a work on the Council of the League, has made a special study of German political and social conditions. He was actually teaching at a German university when the revolution broke out. At the end of this talk
Wilson Harris , who is appearing throughout the series as interlocutor, will question him on what he has said.
Tonight T. P.
The BBC Orchestra
Led by Laurance Turner
Franz Schmidt studied in Vienna and later became a cellist in the Vienna Opera Orchestra. In 1892 he was appointed professor at the Vienna Conservatorium, which was later changed to the Academy of Music, of which he is now Director. His compositions include two operas, Fredegundis and Notre Dame.
Paris for the Last Time
Another letter from Miss Angela Welbeck to her cousin Claire-and some more Parisian stars with Gabrielle Brune and some gramophone records
Produced by George Gordon
with ELSIE CARLISLE , DINAH MILLER ,
FRED LATHAM , JOANNE ANDREWS from Ciro's