Ⓓ From page 45 of ' New Every Morning
Henri Temianka (violin) : Larghetto (Handel). Romance, Op. 23 ;
Chant de Roxane (Szymanowski).
Introduction and Rondo capnccioso, Op. 28 (Saint-Saens)
Ⓓ Regional Geography
' Russia '
' The Conquest of Frost'
H P. SMOLKA
Here is the first of three talks-the first two on Russia-by H. P. Smolka , who spent a winter in the Polar regions of Russia a year or two ago. He is going to tell listeners how the Russian people have made valiant attempts to bring these frozen parts of the world to life.
Mr. Smolka, who is the author of '40.000 against the Arctic', and was the first man other than a Russian to reach the farthest outposts of Northern Siberia and the Asian
K:-aSVtan^ railway and by aeroplane to the coast. There the people showed him how they tried to conquer frost and why they did it. He went on to towns farther inland, and will say something about them. Listeners will notice that on page 26 of the pamphlet there is a photograph of a man walking along a wide street with a little girl. The town is
Igarka, the little girl is from one of the schools there, and the man is Mr. Smolka himself.
© Mr. Wilkes at Home in his own bar-parlour
Presented by Pascoe Thornton
This is the twenty-third in a series of programmes which are being broadcast weekly to the Empire
Featuring American artists and bands
(All arrangements by Guy Fletcher and Jack Beaver )
@ ' Our Village' ,
' A Burglary in the Village'
Written for broadcasting by EDITH E. MACQUEEN , Ph.D.
2.25 ® Interval Music
2.30 British History
@ From the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Century
A dramatic interlude written for broadcasting by RHODA POWER
There is a record of an advertisement dated 1671 for a sale at Garraway's Coffee House of 3,000-weight of beaver skins belonging to the Governor and Company of Merchant Adventurers trading into Hudson's Bay; and it is interesting to note what traders at about that time were giving in exchange for beaver skins: powder, shot, hatchets, knives, beads, and so forth.
The lure of the fur trade attracted adventurous Frenchmen and English-men to Canada and was the cause of much rivalry. Today you will hear how the traders fared and will meet some members of the famous Company of Merchant Adventurers of England trading into Hudson's Bay.
@ An Open-Air Note-Book
, William Aspden
Leader, Harold Fairhurst
Conductor, Richard Austin
Solo violin, Eda Kersey from the Pavilion, Bournemouth (Soloist, EDA KERSEY> )
@ Life on a Citrus Farm
Although not South African bom, Mrs. Jordi has spent more than half her life in South Africa ; and yet, until her husband and she took up land as Ex-Officer Settlers in 1921 they had never lived in a farming district. Any kind of farming was new to them. Like their neighbours, they had to start from the beginning, learning everything as they went along, and they are proud of having had their share in turning a wilderness into one of the most important citrus-producing areas in the world. Irrigation citrus farms were a new and uncertain venture in South
Africa when they went out there. They learnt many things besides how to grow citrus during their years as settlers.
Twenty minutes of sweet music on gramophone records
this afternoon, by radio and dance to the music of Reg Pursglove and his Orchestra
including Weather Forecast
A discussion between
Frank O'Connor and L. A. G. Strong
L. A. G.
by Betty Humby (pianoforte)
Partita No. 1, in B flat
1 Prelude. 2 Allemande. 3 Courante. 4 Sarabande. 5 Minuet 1. 6 Minuet 2. 7 Gigue
Colonel G. W. F. Fuller
Maud Heaton (contralto)
Colonel G. W. F.
A Non-Stop Pageant of Popular Music with Geraldo and his Orchestra
(By permission of the Savoy Hotel, Lid.) Tessa Deane
Esther Coleman Wilfrid Thomas
Monte Key Cyril Grantham
The BBC Revue Chorus
Charles Smart at the BBC Theatre
' The Balance of Power '
Speaker, The Hon.
Harold Nicolson , C.M.G., M.P.
Interlocutor, Sir Alfred Zimmern
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Harold Lowe
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. Elliott
Organist, Reginald Goss-Custard from St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
A Lyrical Drama by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Composed in the autumn of 1821 Scene: A terrace on the Seraglio,
Chorus of Greek Captive Women, directed by Elsie Fogerty , C.B.E.
Production by Barbara Burnham
In the spring of 1821 the Greeks rebelled against their Turkish oppressors ; in the summer of that year Shelley's friend, Prince Mavrocordato left for Greece to join the insurgents ; and in the autumn Shelley wrote this poem, dedicating it to Mavrocordato.
' Written at the suggestion of the events of the moment', Shelley himself said, Hellas is a mere improvise, and derives its interest solely from the intense sympathy which the author feels with the cause he would celebrate.' But its interest was never merely topical. 'Hellas ', wrote Mary Shelley after her husband's death, 'was among the last of his compositions, and is among the most beautiful. The choruses are singularly imaginative, and melodious in their versification.'
An Indian slave boy:
Ahasuerus, an old Jew:
Phantom of Mahomet:
from the Piccadilly Hotel