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MARBLE ARCH PAVILION ORCHESTRA, from the Marble Arch Pavilion

: Mr. T. R. SCOTT, ' The Building of the Hills '

IN the third and last talk of his series Mr. Scott will briefly summarize the story of the earth's substance as the geologists have unravelled it, following the thread of continuity through the mazes of peat and glaciers, clay, chalk, and sandstone, mud banks, shell banks, and coral reefs.

: Miss E. Arnot Robertson: Ideas for Holiday Week-ends

How many people spend their week-ends either doing nothing in particular or doing the same thing - golfing, motoring, or whatever it may be - until it becomes as monotonous as their week's work? In this talk Miss Arnot Robertson will put forward some now ideas for cheap and practical week-ends, contrived with the aid of river-punts, small boats, cyclists' tents; and motor-caravans.


Speaker: E. Arnot Robertson


' Sunlight runs a race with Rain
All the world grows young again.'
Songs of Springtime, sung by MEGAN Thomas : ' Awake in March ' (Eleanor Farjeon ), ' Kensington Gardens' (Leslie Hurd ), and other appropriate verso
The story of ' Forget-me-not and Lily-of-the-Valley,' from ' The Glass Mender'
(Maurice Baring)

: The Rt. Hon. the Earl of DROGHEDA: 'Broadcast Listening' (under the auspices of The Wireless League)

FIVE full years of broadcasting have not sufficed to diffuse a universal art and technique of listening, and there are still many people who listen too much or too little, too diligently or too carelessly—listeners carpingly critical, listeners fatuously complacent, listeners blase, listeners ignorant, listeners inept. In this evening's talk the Earl of Drogheda, who is a member of the Council of the Wireless League, will give some advice on how to listen wisely and weli, according to the views of the League.


Played by EDWARD ISAACS (Pianoforte)
Nocturne in G Minor, Op. 37, No. I
Nocturne in F, Op. 15, No. I

: Professor A. Y. CAMPBELL, Greek Plays for Modern Listeners-IV, Euripides and his " Hippolytus ".' S.B. from Liverpool

EURIPIDES, the latest of the three great tragic, dramatists of classical Greece (for he was twelve years younger than Sophocles, though they died in the same year), is the one whose work is most popular in our own age. In this talk Professor Campbell will discuss Euripides and his work, with special reference to the Hippolytus.


ESTHER COLEMAN (Contralto) in a Song Cycle
' Proposals,' by Herbert Bedford
ROBB WILTON (Entertainer)
UNA O'CONNOR (Irish and Cockney Charactor

: (Daventry only) Mrs. MARY ADAMS, Problems of Heredity— IV, The Inheritance in Man

UPON tho study of heredity, and the verdicts that it pronounces, the approach to many of our social problems depends. In this talk Mrs. Mary Adams will discuss the known facts about the inheritance of physical and mental characteristics, a subject that involves such vital questions as ' Are diseases transmitted ? ' and ' Is there a criminal " class " ? '


A Play in Three Acts by HENRIK IBSEN
Translated by EDMUND GossE and WILLIAM ARCHER
Abridged and arranged for Broadcasting
Characters :
Some Ladies. A Crowd in the Street
Produced by HOWARD ROSE
ACT I. The scene is a plainly-furnished workroom in the house of Halvard Solness. Doors lead to-inner rooms of the house and to an adjoining draughtsman's office, in which sit Knut Brovik and his son Ragnar, occupied with architectural plans and calculations. Kaid Fosli is in the workroom writing in a ledger.
ACT II. A prettily furnished drawing-room in Solness's house.
ACT III. The large broad veranda of Solness's dwelling-house.

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