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this popular broadcaster, who has won large audiences in his brief two years before the microphone, forms one of the subjects in our new feature ' People who are Heard ' under the title of ' The Countryman ' on page 742. His books on the country and country things and problems have become as well known as Cobbett's ' Rural Rides '. Like Cobbett's sons, he was brought up in the country, where he ' learnt to ride, and hunt, and shoot, and fish, and look after cattle and sheep, and to work in the garden, and to feed the dog, and to go from village to village in the dark '. He has asked himself: Was this such a bad upbringing ? '

Two Impromptus, Op. 90, Nos. 3 and 4; Two Moments Musicals, Nos. 2 and 3; Valse Impromptu ............ Liszt
THESE are amongst the shorter pieces in Liszt's extensive list of pianoforte compositions, and among the very few whose titles do not immediately suggest that they were written to a programme. Not, however, that they can be regarded as abstract music, a medium rarely employed by Liszt, and an' atmosphere ' of some sort may be implied. The greater number of Liszt's pianoforte pieces are specifically labelled, as, for example, the ' Consolations ' and the ' Apparition '.


Cecil Dixon

Suite No. 8 in F
Prelude - Almand - Courante -
Minuet Chacone and Jig in G minor
Four Pieces from Musick's Handmaid
1. Minuet; 2. A New Scotch Tune ; 3. A New Irish Tune; 4. Rigadoon
A Ground in Gamut
RUDOLPH DOLMETSCH, who is no stranger to listeners, is a gifted member of a famous family. The Dolmetsches live at Haslemere, in Surrey, and every summer for years now a Dolmetsch festival of old music, which musicians in all countries of the world have been glad to attend, has been a feature of English musical life.


Played By:
Rudolph Dolmetsch
Minuet Chacone

' After prison, what?'
M.C., M.P.
BIGHT TALKS in this series have now been given, dealing with crime and the causes of crime, with the work of a probation officer, with the child in trouble, with young offenders, with 'star' prisoners and recidivists, and with women in prison. And now
Lieut.-Colonel Sir Vivian Henderson , who has himself given five of these talks, comes to the crucial point in the series : ' After prison, what ? '
We have seen how prisoners are separated from each other whenever possible with the object of preventing contamination in prison ; we have seen how they are trained to do something useful with their lives. But what is the object of all this if they are to come out of prison and find themselves marked men and women whom no one will trust because they have served a sentence ? x
Sir Vivian will deal with this complex question in his talk this evening, and speak especially of the good work done by the Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society, which has a central executive on which various societies are represented. These societies regularly supplement prisoners' clothing, and often assist them with railway fares, and in other ways. In this splendid work of giving men and women another chance the Church Army and Salvation Army play their part, while Roman Catholic prisoners are watched and helped by the Roman Catholic Prisoners' Aid Society.


Sir Vivian Henderson
Sir Vivian Henderson

THIS thoroughly British programme is of compositions by composers all of whom belong to the twentieth century. The most immediately popular of these, Sir Edward German and Eric Coates, who begin and end the programme, need no introduction whatever to listeners. Neither, for that matter, do Roger Quilter and Cyril Scott, fellow students, by the way, in their early days. Of the remainder, two, W. H. Squire and Harold Samuel, are both very familiar figures on the concert platform. York Bowen is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, and Michael Head, a song writer of the younger school, finds his name more and more frequently in broadcast programmes. Albert Mallinson was in his day a song writer of distinction and great popularity, as indeed was Maud Valerie White, who, as a student, gained the select and very distinguished Mendelssohn Scholarship. Finally, the name of W. H. Aikin, whose setting of ' Sigh no more, Ladies ' and other Shakespearean verses, has rarely been absent from any issue of THE RADIO Times for a very long time.

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