LAST term Miss Rhoda Power broadcast a course of talks called 'Boys and Girls of the Middle Ages,' in which she gave a series of vivid pictures of everyday life in other times. This term she continues into a rather later age, beginning with the story of a. schoolboy going to St. Paul's School shortly after its foundalion by Colet, Dean of St. Paul's, one of the pioneers in England of the Now Learning, and the friend of Erasmus and Sir Thomas More.
THIS term's ' 'great stories' will be drawn from the abundant legends of the Arthurian cycle-that body of stories which Geoffrey of Monmouth first codified, which Malory enriched and Tennyson poularized with the Idylls of the King.' This afternoon's story will tell how the first of the heroes of Britain came to his throne. An interesting sixteenth - century statue of King Arthur, showing him as the ideal mediaeval knight, is reproduced on page 82.
COTTINGTON TAYLOR - Marmalade Making
AMONGST the institutions on which the British Empire has been built up, tho Englishman's breakfast takes not the least place. Wherever he goes he takes it with him, and the most unlikely corners of the world have heard the frizzling of his morning bacon, smelt the fragrance of his coffee and seen the golden splendour of his marmalade. Marmalade has taken a unique place amongst our table delicacies ; one could no more cat jam at breakfast than marmalade at any other time. All loyal subjects will want to learn from Mrs. Cottington Taylor how to make it really well.
which will include
Esther Coleman (Contralto) in 'Songs of my lovers'
Mabel Marks in Syncopated Items
Tom Clare at the Piano
Zacharewitsch in Violin Solos
Excerpts from 'The Happy Wanderer and other Poems,' read by the Author, Olave March
And at 9.45
The Ceremony of the Keys
Carried out by the 1st Bn. H.M. Coldstream Guards
By kind permission of the Commanding Officer, Lieut.-Col. E.D.H. Tollemache
Preceded by a descriptive talk by H.V. Morton
Relayed from The Byward Tower, Tower of London
The Tower of London - Mecca of sight-seers - is the most historic place in the kingdom, and ritual and tradition cling to its ancient and frowning walls. The nightly ceremony of the Keys is an impressive reminder of the days when the Tower was a royal palace and a State prison where captives were immured whose escape might have brought the Crown tumbling down. Listeners who remember last year's broadcast will know how effectively the microphone conveys the sounds of the Chief Warder's round of the great gates, and this year there will be also a descriptive talk broadcast from the spot by one of the most brilliant descriptive writers in Fleet Street - Mr. H.V. Morton, whose 'In Search of London' established him as an observer with an unfailing flair for the curious and the picturesque.
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