Mr. DESMOND MACCARTHY
MR. DESMOND MacCARTHY begins tonight a series of twelve talks that are not in any sense educational, but designed to discuss famous books and the right way of reading them so that the maximum amount of enjoyment may result. Mr. MacCarthy believes that there are many people today with little time for reading, who often wish they could devote more of their time to the great books of our literature. For their guidance lie will range over many classes of books that have stood the test of time. discussing their merits and the appropriate approach to them. Listeners who intend to follow Mr. MacCarthy this autumn are advised to secure from the Publications Dept., B.B.C., a copy of B.B.C. Talks, September, December, 1932, in which they will find a list of the books he proposes to discuss.
A Musical Play
Book by ARTHUR MILLER
Lyrics by ARTHUR STANLEY
Music by EMMERICH KALMAN
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THIS popular operetta was last broadcast in May, 1931. It was specially adapted for broadcasting from the original version that ran for 212 performances at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, in 1921. Many of last year's cast appear in this revival, which, with its romantic story of the prince who loved a gypsy singer, its gay musicianly score, and modernized libretto, should provide ideal light entertainment.
Mr. VERNON BABTLETT
(From Geneva) mONIGHT Mr. Bartlett gives his last -L talk in the series ' The Way of the World,' which he has broadcast with brief intervals since January, 1923. Next week he opens a new chapter in broadcasting with his first talk, from Geneva, in the new series of talks from various European capitals. The aim of this experiment is to give listeners both a ' close-up ' and a bird's-eye view of the current international scene. Mr. Bartlett will be visiting six European capitals, and speaking once a fortnight from abroad to listeners in this country of the conditions of life, the political situation, the mood and outlook of the people with whom he mixes, and in the intermediate weeks a survey of world affairs will be provided that will give a longer and wider view and gather up the threads of the news from all countries and continents.
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