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: Mr. Eric PARKER: Out of Doors from Week to Week—I, Snow and Frost'

THIS term, as before Christmas,
Mr. Eric Parker will, every week, give a talk designed to make his hearers notice the chief phenomena of Nature as they occur throughout the changing seasons of the year. Today he will tell of snow and frost, their different forms, and their effects on the soil and on wild life ; and in his future talks he will deal with birds and flowers, plants, butterflies, and moths.



: Miss HELEN GREIG SOUTER : and Sights in Algeria '

SOME time ago Miss Helen Greig Souter broadcast a very interesting talk on the souks of Tunis-the most picturesque bazaars of the Near East. Today she will describe a visit to Algeria, that interesting country in North Africa where the relies of Roman civilization, which have survived a thousand years of Arab dominance, look on the new order of French rule.



: Mr. H. L. WELLINGTON : 'How to Appreciate Pictures'

THIS is the first of a scries of six talks in which an attempt will be made to show what pleasure can be had by the appreciation, as an amateur, of various forms of art. After pictures, sculpture, music, and architecture will be dealt with in their turn. Mr. Wellington, who gives this talk, was formerly official lecturer at the National Gallery, and he now lectures at the Royal College of Art.


A Comedy in Three Acts
Abridged and Arranged for Broadcasting
(.See Special Article on page 79)
Margaret Flaherty (called PegeenMike), Daughter of Michael James Flaherty
Shawn Keogh , her cousin, a young Farmer
Michael James Flaherty (called Michael James ), a Publican
Jimmy Farrell small Farmers
Philly Cullen small Farmers
Christopher Mahon
Widow Quin , a Woman of about thirty Susan Brady. ..Village Girls
Nelly ..... Village Girls
Sat^Tan.Vy^fviUage Girls Honor Blake...
Old Mahon, father of Christopher Mahon. a Squatter
A Bellman
Some Peasants
The action of the play takes place near a village, on a wild coast of Mayo. The first Act passes on an evening of autumn, the other two Acts on the following day.

: ' I Remember ' : Mr. DESMOND MACCARTHY, ' Reminiscences of Henry James '

PERSONAL recollections of the great departed are always interesting, as the sales of memoirs and reminiscences constantly attest. This talk opens a series in which people qualified to make the past live again will give their recollections of the famous characters they have known. Mr. Desmond MacCarthy , who fortnightly broadcasts his criticisms of new books, begins, taking as his subject that strange, troubled, fastidious writer who was one of America's first serious contributions to the literature of the world.
Born in New York in 1843, James soon settled in England, which he regarded as his spiritual home; he became a naturalized British subject in 1915, and received the Order of Merit in the year of his death, 1916. Amongst his best-known books' are ' Roderick Hudson ,' ' The Portrait of a Lady,' and The American Scene.'


Specially designed and arranged by the well-known theatrical director
THIS is the second of the six broadcasts in which M. Andre
Chariot is bringing to the microphone a new kind of entertainment invented by himself. Chariot has always been a pioneer ; he pioneered in revue at the Alhambra, in ' intimate revue ' at the Playhouse and the Vaudeville, and, more recently, in ' magazine revue' at the Prince of Wales's. What he makes of the new medium of broadcasting should be well worth listening for.


THE SAVOY BANDS, from the Savoy Hotel

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