From page 15 of 'When Two or Three'
DORA COLLINS : The Problem of the School Dinner'
At 11.00 London National (261.1 m.) radiates Television. Programme on page 646.
by ERNEST W. MAYNARD
Relayed from Bath Abbey
Directed by HENRY HALL
Directed by John Bridge
As an alternative to the Scottish Regional programme for Schools, from 14.00 to
15.30 Scottish National will radiate the Regional programme (details at foot of page).
14.05 (-14.25) Life and Work in the British Empire-5
J. GRANVILLE SQUIERS : 'Tanganyika-on Trek'
14.30 (-14.55) English Literature
' Some Books I Like'
S. P. B. MAIS : ' The Prisoner of Zenda'
15.00 Concert Talk
Sir WALFORD DAVIES
The Granada, Walthamstow
(Leader, A. Rossi )
Under the direction of Emilio Colombo
The Hotel Metropole, London
Directed by HENRY HALL
The Children's Hour
Songs at the piano by HELEN ALSTON
Peter Cottontail , No. 6,
'Peter Cottontail is Surprised ', by THORNTON W. BURGESS
17.40 'Here and There', a summary of the Week's News, by Commander
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
Special Notices connected with Government and other Public Services
BEETHOVEN'S PIANOFORTE SONATAS played by JOHN HUNT
Sonata in E (Op. 14, No. I)
I. Allegro ; 2. Allegretto-Maggiore ; 3. Rondo : Allegro comodo (Dedicated to the Baroness von Braun )
Sonata in G (Op. 14, No. 2)
1. Allegro; 2. Andante ; 3. Scherzo : Allegro assai
(Dedicated to the Baroness von Braun )
' You and the Composer'
Sir WALFORD DAVIES
Lord ABERCONWAY, C.B.E.
G. M. BOUMPHREY
AS THIS TALK of Mr. Boumphrey's, as well as the one he gave last week, deals with his journey along the Fosse Way, it might be as well to say a word not only about the Fosse, but also about the three other ' royal roads ' in Britain —Icknield Street, Eming or Ermine Street, and Watling Street. These four roads were mentioned in documents and by writers of the eleventh century, and were distinguished from all other existing roads because they enjoyed the special protection of the king.
Though the precise course of these roads, as they existed, is a matter of contention, early charters tell us that Icknield Street ran along the Berkshire downs and the Chilterns; Ermine Street almost due north through Huntingdonshire; Watling Street north-west across the Midlands from London to Shrewsbury, and the Fosse Way diagonally to it from Exeter to Lincoln, intersecting it at High Cross, four and a half miles south-east of Hinckley, in south Leicestershire, at a point sometimes called ' the centre of England.'
The derivation of the four names is unknown. The first three may be from English personal names. Fosse seems to be the Latin fossa in its rare sense of an embankment of earth or stones.
Apart from Icknield Street, they all seem to have been made or developed by the Romans, and the former perhaps was a prehistoric track, and was probably used by them.
Last Friday Mr. Boumphrey spoke of the south portion of the Fosse Way which he had covered as far as Cirencester, in Gloucestershire. This evening he will speak of the northern half on to Lincoln, which he has covered during the last seven days. He has passed through Stow-on-the-Wold, near Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, through Warwickshire, past Warwick and Rugby, through Leicester, on to Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire, and ending up at Lincoln.
GERALDO with his SWEET MUSIC
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by THE COMPOSER
FRANK TITTERTON (tenor)
An Eighteenth-Century Overture Prelude Scherzo
FRANK TITTERTON AND ORCHESTRA
A Song of Quietness (Twelve little Shy is my love songs of the All my songs are sung J Year)
Suite, In an Old Cathedral Town
T. The Sleepy City wakes; 2. Jack-in-the-Green ; 3. The Close at Noon; 4. Market Day
I bless the dawn that gave me you The Unforgotten Melody
Three movements from the - Suite,
1. Caprice (Coquetr-y) ; 2. Romance (Pensiveness) ; 3. Concert Waltz
'Murder in Broad Daylight'
By G. D. H. COLE
IT IS not often that a writer so distinguished as G. D. H. Cole , who has given to the world serious publications on social and political issues, turns also, and successfully, to detective fiction.
He is University Reader in Economics at Oxford ; Vice-President of the Workers' Educational Association ; Hon. Secretary of the New Fabian Research Bureau ; and a member of the Economic Advisory Council. Publications to come from his pen since 1913 hear such titles as ' The World of Labour' ; ' Chao3 and Order in Industry ' ; ' William Cobbett ' ; ' Robert Owen ' ; ' A Short History of the British Working Class Movement'.
Nor is it the case that when he collaborates with Mrs. Cole he seeks a lighter field for his labours, for she has written on topics just as serious, and is as distinguished as her husband. For instance, she was co-author with him of ' The Intelligent Man's Review of Modern Europe ', published last year. Yet these two, separately and together, write thrillers with fecundity and zest. Their latest, ' Death in the Quarry ', the Crime Club selection for May, is being reviewed as we go to press.
HARRY ROY and his BAND
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 23.00)