from page 89 of ' New Every Morning
Christopher Isherwood , who has been hailed by many critics as the most brilliant of our younger novelists, recently paid a visit to
China with W. H. Auden , poet and dramatist. They returned a month or two ago, and in his broadcast this morning Christopher Isherwood will describe many of the things he saw in China, how he went to the battle-front at Hankow, to the Yellow
River and South Eastern fronts, and how he met among other notabilities
General and Madame Chiang Kai -Shek. The talk will be non-political in character, and will aim at presenting a picture of China as seen through the eyes of a writer in search of material for a new book.
' Et avec ca ? '
JEAN-JACQUES OBERLIN and YVONNE OBERLIN
Leader, Frank Thomas
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
Trevor Anthony (bass)
Wanda Landowska (harpsichord):
Suite No. 7, in G minor (Handel) 1 Overture ; 2 Sarabande ; 3 Allegro; 4 Andante; 5 Gigue;
6 Passacaille. Suite No. 10, in D minor (Handel)—1 Allemande; 2 Allegro; 3 Air; 4 Gigue; 5
Minuetto and Variations. Air and Variations (Suite No. 5, in E) (Handel)
Laurence Hasson (tenor)
A Section of the BBC Northern
Directed by David Curry
Directed by Jack Hardy (From North)
Round the Countryside
' The King of the River '
' Manners Maketh Man'
A serial reading from Surtees
1—' Our Hero 'told by G. H. Dayne
This is the first of a series of nine readings from one of the most delightful of the hunting novels of Robert Surtees. The series has been arranged by the teller of the stories.
Leader, Harold Fairhurst
Conductor, Richard Austin
Solo pianoforte, Moiseiwitsch from the Pavilion, Bournemouth (Soloist, MOISEIWITSCH)
You and Your Clothes
' Behind the Scenes in the Fashion
A collection of eighteenth-century songs from Acadia and Quebec, sung to the accompaniment of the zither by Juliette Gaultier de la Verendrye
de la Verendrye
(All arrangements by Frederick Kell )
including Weather Forecast
' The Winter Fattening of Cattle'
Leslie Banks and Constance Cummings in extracts from 'Goodbye, Mr. Chips' by James Hilton and Barbara Burnham now being presented by Messrs. O'Bryen, Linnit, and Dunfee, at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Clarence Raybould and Eric Coates
(First nerformance, conducted by the composer)
The ballet, The Enchanted Garden, is one of Eric Coates 's most ambitious works. The chief theme of the story. is the conflict of the Spirits of Light and Darkness. After the opening orchestral introduction the curtain goes up to show the Prince setting out on a journey, bidding farewell to rhe Princess and leaving her in the care of the animals and birds of the garden, who to cheer her each bring an offering of flowers and fruit, which they lay at her feet.
During the ballet the influence of the Evil Spirit of the garden breaks in from time to time and after gaining in strength he and his brood enter to a tarantelle. The animals surround the Princess to protect her, and the Evil Spirits in their turn, surround them to try to capture the Princess. The dance becomes faster and faster with the Evil Ones getting closer and closer to the Priacess, and just as she is within their grasp the Prince returns holding a flaming sword in his hand with which he disperses the Evil Spirits, after which all is rejoicing and the garden once more settles down to its peaceful aspect.
Interlocutor, E. H. Carr ,
Professor of International Politics, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
A commentary during transmission by Thomas Woodrooffe from Alexandra Palace
Theme : ' Followers All'
Take up thy Cross (A. and M.
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Psalm xxv, 3, 4, 7-9
Reading from a chapter entitled ' The
Great Leader' in the book ' Followers All', ', by A. M. Wilkinson
(No. 1-New Series)
The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson