IN his first five talks Sir Ernest Gray dealt with the making of the machinery by which our laws are made. Now he comes to the working of the machine-the history of a legislative measure in its progress through three readings in the Commons, with amendments, divisions, and Committee, its journey to the Lords, and the Royal Assent that finishes its transformation into law.
THIS week Mr. Collinson carries the story on from China to the Philippines, and down to the Equator, under the heat of the vertical sun. Next week he will move southward again.
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by THE ENGLISH FOLK DANCE SOCIETY
The Mary and Dorothy ; Gathering Peascods ;
Rufty Tufty ; Haste to the Wedding
Country Dance Instruction and Lecture on English
Folk Songs by Miss MAUD KARPELES
KEITH FALKNER (Baritone) ELSIE Avril (Violin)
by EVELYN BRYAN (Soprano)
'More Mere Nonsense,' including Songs by Dale Smith.
'The History of the Seven Families who lived on the shores of Lake Pipple-Popple' (Edward Lear), and Nonsense Rhymes - famous and infamous
Played by JOHN PETRIE DUNN
Sonata in A Flat (Op. 110), First and Second
HERE are many moods, all of them expressed witli wonderful power, and most of them immediately appreciable by anyone.
The FIRST MOVEMENT sings its benignant way in gentle grace, with engaging little touches of ornamentation.
The SECOND MOVEMENT is all brisk, almost brusque determination, as of a person who obviously knows where he is going, and exactly how to get there. It is spare, taut, cleanly energetic music.
CORRECT breathing is the foundation of health, and listeners who heard Dr. Winifred Cullis 's talk on the subject, in her recent series on ' Health and Commonsense.' will be particularly glad of the opportunity to go into it more fully. Professor Barcroft, who this evening starts a new series of six talks, is now Professor of Physiology at Cambridge, where he is a Fellow of King's College. He is a past-President of the Physiological Section of the British Association.
LUCILLE BENSTEAO (Musical Comedy Songs)
RONALD GOURLEY will Whistle
MURIEL GEORGE and ERNEST BUTCHER
FRED DUPREZ in a Sketch
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Relayed from the Wigmore Hall
MR. J. B. McEWEN , Principal of the Royal
Academy of Music, was the first composer in the series of programmes of Chamber Music of Living British Composers instituted in 1924. Tonight's broadcast of his Quartet ;n B Minor is this work's first performance.
Mr. J. B.
FOR those who like thrills, there are plenty of places in which to seek them. Crook plays, the movies, steeplechasing, prize-fights— all provide their quota ; but for real genuine hair-raising excitement, one thrill following so fast on the next that one never gets one's breath back at all, nothing can beat the Tourist Trophy races in the Isle of Man, when racing motor-cycles flash along the roads and skid round corners at an incredible number of miles an hour. And, of course, the races serve a very useful purpose in providing a test for the manufacturers, and giving British riders and British machines a chance to show their powers in competition with their rivals from abroad. This eye-witness account will be given by an expert, whose name carries weight in all the circles where motor-cycle racing and production are discussed.