THIS is another of the series of talks designed to introduce listeners to the attractions of various sorts of holidays that they may not ever have tried. Mr. Filson Young , the distinguished journalist. and writer, knows Cornwall well-many readers will remember his delightful book, ' Cornwall and a Light Car'and is well able to describe the joys of a holiday there.
:. Selections by the Victor Olof Sextet. ' The Cobbler who became Chief Astrologer,' told by Ena Grossmith. ' 'Pualuna the Eskimo finds a White Man,' by E. Le Breton Martin
' Journalistic Scoops,' by Mr. SYDNEY MOSELEY
THIS is the first of a new series which will be broadcast from time to time describing the doing and making of everyday things. Today Mr. Sydney Mosoley will tell us how the journalists secure their coveted 'scoops.' Mr. Sydney Moseley is a journalist whoso experience includes many years in those branches—war-correspondent and special correspondent—where the chances of scoops most abound ; and he has many good stories to tell from the inside.
S.B. from Edinburgh.
Last week, in the first of the series of these talks in which he is discussing the absorbing subject of the limits that Nature has set to progress in size, speed and form, Professor D'Arcy Thompson dealt with the limits of variation in human size. Today he will explore the question of speed, jumping power, and powers of flight and swimming, and how far they are limited by the dimensions of the performer - and perhaps by other things as well.
Professor Thompson has been Professor of Natural History at St. Andrew's University since 1917.
In the early eighteenth century Pugnani was not only a noted Violinist ; lie wrote Operas among other things. But he was pre-eminent as a Violinist and as a writer for his own instrument, and he is best known today for this spirited piece, with its contrasted Prelude. In both sections a Violinist has excellent scope for exercising his powers.
A Fantastic Musical Play in Three Acts
Book by MARK AMBIENT and A. M. THOMPSON.
Lyrics by ARTHUR WIMPERIS. Music by LIONEL MONCKTON and HOWARD TALBOT
Characters : THE WIRELESS CHORUS and ORCHESTRA, directed by JOHN ANSELL
ACT I. PART I
ONLY soft winds blow through the land of Arcadia, where th" trees are always green, and all living things are in harmony together in tho bright and brilliant sunshine of the beautiful grassy glades.
In one of these, where gentle slopes lead down to a rippling stream, there is a Well of Truth, and here the Arcadian maidens love to recline, twining wreaths of fragrant flowers for their hair and filmy gowns while they sing together.
ACT II. PART I
English summer weather cannot quite match the Arcadian climate, but it is very gay and pleasant at Askwood Racecourse, where a crowd of well-dressed people is eagerly moving from the track to the grand-stand, and on to the enclosure where the spirited horses are led out from time to time.
ACT II. PART II
Mr. Smith has been having strange adventures in Arcadia, where the Well of Truth has-transformed him from a middle-aged gentleman with a red face and whiskers to a youthful and frisky shepherd in sandals and a tunic garlanded with flowers, whom the Arcadians have renamed Simplicitas.
Unaware of all this, Mrs. Smith is mingling with the gay crowd on the English racecourse at Askwood, when she meets Peter Doody. an old friend who is now a jockey in the service of Jack Meadows.
With the aid of Simplicitas, Mrs. Smith has transformed the Arcadian Restaurant into as good a representation of the real thing as artificial trees and flowers and green banks can achieve. There is even a Well of Truth there, and the waitresses are led by Sombra and Chrysea, like whom they are dressed.
Peter Doody-a Jockey:
Sir George Paddock:
Debroy Somers' Ciro's Club Dance Band from Ciro's Club