.HISTORY and geography are so closely related that they are nowadays being studied almost as branches of the same subject. This course will treat the history and the geography of the British Empire on parallel lines, each broadcast consisting of one talk on each subject. The first three afternoons will be devoted ,to the British Isles, and the next two will start the treatment of the overseas Empire with talks on the West
Indies and the mainland of Central and South
The first of a series of six Plays interpreted by representative Radio Players
I. 'ABRAHAM LINCOLN'
* A Play by JOHN DRINKWATER
Arranged in five scenes
ACT 1. The parlour of Abraham Lincoln 's house at Springfield, Illinois, early in 1860. ACT II. A year later. The Secretary of State's room, Washington
ACT III. Nearly two years later. A small reception room at White House.
ACT IV. An April evening in 1865. A farm house near Appomatox-the headquarters of General Grant, Commander in Chief, under Lincoln, of the Northern Armies
ACT V. The evening of April 14, 1865. The lounge of a Theatre
Abraham Lincoln was first produced by the Author, under Sir Barry Jackson 's management, at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre on October 12, 1918. It has met with great success in both hemispheres
The other plays in this 'Drama to Schools
Series ' will be given at 3.50 p.m. on the following dates : October 14, Twelfth Night ; November 4, Prunella; November 11, The Tempest ; December 2, She Stoops to Conquer ; December 16, Richard II
DANCING may never have been so much the favourite occupation of all classes as it is today, but there is no recorded period of history in which it does not bulk largely amongst the diversions of the human race. In this talk Miss
Hirons will recall a few famous passages about dancing from the dramatic splendour of the Waterloo Ball in ' Vanity Fair ' to the uproarious jollity of Dingley Dell, the formal manoeuvres of Jane Austen 's heroes and heroines to the fantastic dance on Rose Macaulay’s Orphan Islands.
: Selections from
'Lilac Time ' (Schubert, arr. Clutsam) by the Olof Sextet. Marjorie Allen will tell the story of ' The Two Sisters,' an old English Fairy Tale. The Wicked Uncle will again narrate an instalment of his Wonderful Adventures on M'Bung Island—(Don’t you believe it!)
YVETTE DARNAC and BERNARD CLIFTON in light
French and English Songs
THE art of the films is one -that many of us flatter ourselves we understand, but really most people are astonishingly ignorant of the processes that go to the making of a moving picture. Mr. Anthony Asquith has worked in Holly-wood, the Mecca of the movie world, and he has now come back to direct pictures in England, so he has a thorough knowledge of working conditions in the studios. In this series of talks he will discuss many points that the ordinary theatre-goer is apt to overlook, though they may, without his realizing it, have a powerful effect upon his enjoyment, or otherwise, of the film.
A ' Faust' Symphony in three character Studies after Goethe: Faust; Gretchen; Mephistopheles; with Final Chorus (text from the last scene of Geothe's ' Faust ',' Part II) (Liszt)
Tenor Solo, WALTER WIDDOP and THE WIRELESS CHORUS (Male Voices)
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