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: (Daventry only) Some Summer Drinks

IT is probably the influence of America that has popularized the fruit-drink, in all its many varieties, here in England today : for certainly it is only of recent years that the possibilities and delights in this direction have been at all considerably exploited. In connection with the recipes that will bo broadcast this morning, it may be noted, incidentally, that the applications for the Empire Marketing Board's leaflets now total over 15,000.


ALPHONSE DU Clos and his
From the Hotel Cecil
2.0 2.25 (Daventry only) Experimental Transmission of Still Pictures by the Fultograph Process

: For the Schools

Sir Walford Davies's series for students of Music
(a) A Beginner's Course
(b) An Intermediate Course with Short Concert
(c) A Short Advanced Course


A lesson by Monsieur E. M.


Conducted by ARNOLD EAGLE
From the Shepherd's Bush Pavilion

: For Secondary Schools

'THE BIBLE As LITERATURE-Dramatic Epic in the Old Testament: The Book of Job,' by Mrs. KATHLEEN E. INNES


Polichinelle (Kreisler) and other Violin Solos, played by DAVID WISE
Zoo Mystery Animals—according to
Leslie G. Mainland
The Frenchman-another Mortimer Batten Story


Last Movement of Sonata in A Flat, Op. 26
Sonata in D, Op. 10, No. 3
First Movement-Presto; Second Movement-
Largo e maesto

: The History of English Letters Six Types of Tudor Prose-

I, ' The Translators : North,' by Mr. T. S. ELIOT
NOT the least of the splendours of our Elizabethan and Tudor heritage is the prose which, like poetry, seemed suddenly to blossom in that sunny morning of the world. Early Tudor prose was not yet the perfect malleable thing it became in the hands of such Elizabethan writers as Sidney, Dokker, and Bacon ; nevertheless,' the seeds of its perfection were there, and it is a mistake to assume that the Bible fathered that perfection entirely. Tudor prose grew out of Tudor life-its abundance, its new horizons, its youthfulness, and its sudden splendour. In this, the first of Mr. Eliot's talks on the subject, the translator is considered ; why he abounded in that period; how his work enriched our language as well as our thought, and, lastly, how ho compares, both favourably and unfavourably, with his modern brother. As a typical example of Elizabethan translators, Mr. Eliot takes North, whose Plutarch everybody knows. Mr. T. S. Eliot, perhaps the most discussed poet of our time and the one whose influence has been widest, shows h;mself in these talks in his critical capacity.

: An Evening Concert


: ' The Second News '



Eighth Series: 'Handel at the Harpsichord'

: 'La Gioconda'

Relayed from the Royal Opera
House, Covent Garden
LA GIOCONDA, the Italian equivalent for our Jocund,' is the name given to the heroine who is a famous ballad singer. In English the Opera is accordingly usually called The Ballad Singer. Although Ponchielli is now known almost solely by this work, he was looked up to in the latter part of last century as one of the brilliant figures in Italian music. The libretto of this Opera was prepared for him by the composer Boito. La Gioconda was produced in 1876 in Milan and was first heard here in 1883. The tale, adapted from Victor Hugo 's ' Angelo, the Tyrant of Padua,' is profoundly tragic.
The third Act takes place in the Palace of Alvise, one of the Lords of the Inquisition in Venice. He suspects his wife Laura of having been unfaithful and sings of the vengeance he proposes to take upon her. He summons her, and as she comes, the sound of singing is heard from gondolas on the Canal outside the Palace. Alvise hands Laura a flask of poison and tells her that she must drink it before the sound of singing dies away in the distance. He goes, and ' La Gioconda' comes in from behind a curtain, where she had concealed herself. She gives Laura a sleeping draught which will make her seem to be dead, and she drinks it instead of the poison. Alvise comes back to see his apparently lifeless wife stretched on the funeral bier which he had made ready for her. The scene changes to a banqueting hall in the house where ho is entertaining guests. The festivities are suddenly interrupted by the arrival of Barnaba, a spy in the service of the Inquisition. He brings with him the old blind mother of La Gioconda, and when she is asked about her presence there, she tells that she was praying for one just dead. Alvise draws back the curtain which hid the bier and points to the apparently dead Laura. Enzo, an outlawed nobleman, with whom Alvise suspects she has been unfaithful to him, rushes forward to stab the Inquisitor, and is seized by guards to be hurried off to prison.


The Piccadilly Players, directed by Al Starita and the Piccadilly Hotel Dance Band, directed by Jerry Moey from the Piccadilly Hotel

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