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Relayed from Westminster Abbey An Address will be given by the DEAN OF WESTMINSTER
(1.0 Time Signal, Big Ben)
(See special programme on previous page

: Sir ERNEST CRAY, 'How English Laws are Made by King and Parliament-How Laws are Really Made by the People '

IN today's talk Sir Ernest Gray will explain how the people do really have some control over the making of laws-as is shown when a Ministry is thrown out over an unpopular measure, and a dissolution is followed by a General Election, when the electorate as a whole has its chance to give its verdict.


Unknown: Sir Ernest Gray

: Mr. CLIFFORD W. COLLINSON, 'Let's Go Round the World '

IN his last talk Mr. Collinson described the islands that lie off the North-East coast of Australia, and came (town to Sydney. Today ha returns to the South Sea Islands-particularly the British Solomons, with their strange people and strange ways.


By arrangement with the ENGLISH FOLK DANCE SOCIETY
"intry Dance Instruction and Lecture on English Folk Songs, collected in the Appalachian Mountains of America, by Miss MAUD KARPELES
Violin, ELSIE Avril montres. Goddesses : The Mary and Dorothy;
Haste to the Wedding


Singer: Miss Maud Karpeles
Singer: Keith Falkner
Violin: Elsie Avril

: Wimbledon

The Championships
Centre Court Matches from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon
Running Commentary by Capt. H.B.T. Wakelam
(See page 565.)

Recital by Elsie Francis Fisher


Commentary : Captain H.B.T. Wakelam
Contralto: Elsie Francis Fisher

: The Children's Hour: Plantation Day

The programme will include Piano Solos by Dorothy Howell. A Story of 'Brer Rabbit,' told by Mrs. E. Maiden. 'Darky' Songs by the Wireless Chorus, under the direction of Stanford Robinson.


Good Morning (Guten Morgen) : The Princess :
Twas on a lovely eve (Am schönsten Sommerabend War's) : A Vision (Was ich sah) ; Take Good Heed (Sieh' dicb vor)


Sung By: Isabel Panson

: Prof. JOSEPH BARCROFT. 'The Art and Practice of Breathing-The Perils of the Gas Pipe

IN the third of his talks Professor Barcroft will warn listeners against the dangers of poisoning from ordinary coal gas, which are all the greater now that gas is being made with a larger proportion of carbon monoxide gas.
Listeners who would like fuller information about Professor Barcroft's series may obtain a special booklet. ' The Art and Practice of Breathing,' containing synopses of the talks and illustrative diagrams, by sending . in stamps to[address removed]


The Revue Star
IT was at the beginning of the war, just when we most needed cheering up, that
Mr. C. B. Cochran brought Delysia over from Paris to play in that series of intimate revues at the Ambassadors Theatre of which she was one of the chief attractions. Her humo.ur. her broken English, her dancing and the charm of her personality conquered London, and many a leave man found solace in Odds and Ends, More, and Pell Mell. Later she appeared in many of Mr. Cochran's spectacular productions—Afgar, Mayfair and Montmartrc, and, more recently, after a visit to America, in On with the Dance, and its successor, Still Dancing. But. though she can dominate a big stage, she is still pre-eminent for the qualities that made her famous in revue intime, and which make her equally irresistible before the microphone.


Unknown: Mr. C. B. Cochran




Arranged By: Gladstone Murray

: The Rt. Hon. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN. M.P.. ' How to Have Cleaner Cities.'

S.B. from Birmingham.
(Today the Smoke Abatement Act comes into force)

: Popular Orchestral Concert

The Wireless Orchestra conducted by John Ansell

10.0 app. An Excerpt from 'The Tempest' played by members of the Oxford University Dramatic Society
The University of Oxford is a thousand years old, and yet one of its most prominent and characteristic institutions is a mushroom growth whose first appearance can be remembered by many men still in their prime. The O.U.D.S. - everybody in Oxford calls them the Owds - were founded forty years ago by Mr. Arthur Bourchier, the first of the many brilliant actors whom they have given to the professional stage; but no occasion is more typical of the life of Oxford than a repetition generale of the O.U.D.S.. in the New Theatre in winter and in some cloistered College garden in the Summer Term. This year, with their accustomed boldness, the O.U.D.S. are producing The Tempest, and the performance that listeners will hear tonight is an excerpt from the show that Oxford has just been seeing, in the afternoon under the grey walls of Worcester, and in the evening on the smooth lawns of the Botanical Gardens, under the shadow of Magdalen Tower.

10.25 app. The Orchestra
Three English Dances


Conducted By: John Ansell
Unknown: Mr. Arthur Bourchier.


KEEN Bridge-players have come to recognize the series of Auction Bridge broadcasts initiated by the Daily Express and the Evening Standard (of which this is the third) as a unique opportunity for studying the game as it is played by experts-particularly in relation to the ' majority calling ' system which is coming into general usage. Tonight's game will follow the same procedure as to play and announcements as the two previous broadcasts.

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