To a man from the mountains or the wide open spaces of the Far West, Surrey country would look Lilliputian; but on its miniature scale it abounds in charm. From Leith Hill (famed as a landmark and as a spot from which one gets marvellous views on every side) miles of Surrey scenery-hills and winding roads, meadows and rivers and dense-foliaged woods-running right up to the river on the north, and on the north-east to the outskirts of London on 7.0 (Daventry only) Mr. DONALD MAXWELL: The
Countryman in London-III, Nautical London '
A LTHOUGH the big docks are moving steadily down the river, London itself remains, as , to its Eastern verge, very much a port. Wapping, Poplar and Shadwell are still shipping parishes ; anywhere down the length of the East India Dock Road you may see masts and funnels rising suddenly behind the roofs ; the names of the streets are nautical, and the River dominates it all. It is in many ways the most interesting part of London, and Mr. Donald Maxwell knows it inside out.
JOSEPH FARRINGTON (Bass)
THE WIRELESS SALON ORCHESTRA. Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
ORCHESTRA Overture to ' The Bohemian Girl ' - Balfe
Selection from ' La Poupco ' (The Doll) - Audran, arr. Tavan
7.45 JOSEPH FARRINGTON Rocked in the cradle of the deep - Knight
Down among the dead men - Old English
ORCHESTRA Selection from ' Maritana ' - Vincent Wallace
8.6 JOSEPH FARRINGTON Simon the Collercr - Halton
The Wolf - Shield
ORCHESTRA Gavotte, ' Stephanie ' - Czibulka
Waltz, ' L'Estudiantina ' - Waldteufel
March, ' A Frangesa ' - Kaiser
No subject has been more keenly debated in the post-war years than that of housing.
Everybody realizes the grave nature of the problem ; any number of different solutions have been proposed ; many have been tried, much has been done, and more remains to do. In tonight's talk Mr. Eagar will give an impartial survey of the housing problem as it is today.
A play in one act
By John Masefield
(From a Tale in the Laxdaelasaga)
Characters: Thord Goddi, A Farmer
Thorolf, Cousin of Vigdis
Ingiald, A Lord
Vigdis Goddi, Wife of Thord
Soldiers, Adherents of Ingiald
More than a thousand years ago Iceland was the centre, not only of 'deep depressions' but a great northern epic tradition. It was the home of the sagas, the classic folk-stories of the Nordic peoples of whose blood there is a large admixture to this day in English veins.
In the sagas, recited to a harp accompaniment at the feasts of those rude forefathers of ours, the race spirit of the Northmen found its principal artistic expression.
John Masefield, the celebrated poet and romance writer, in his adaptation of one of these old stories, has preserved besides the dramatic interest of the ancient story, a great deal of its original quality.
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