BORROW, the lover of gipsies and tinkers and strolling pugilists, is one of the most notable of those literary tramps, amongst whom are numbered Defoe and Stevenson and so many of the writers of our own time. In Spain, Borrow had all possible scope for his bigotry, insularity and prejudice of all lands, but everything he wrote is full of character, and even when he is most wrongheaded lie has a disarming charm.
: 'Cello Solos by Margaret Izard. ' Bellarion tho Bull comes to tho Farm-yard' (Olwen Bowen). 'The Answer to tho Call' (H. Mortimer Batten)
SIR DANIEL HALL , who is Chief Scientific Adviser and Director-General of the Intelligence Department at the Ministry of Agricutture, and a member of the Minister's' Administrative Council since 1920, is the author of many books and papers on problems of crops and the soil.
The Sonatas of Mozart
THE third of the Empire-Builders of whom
Principal Grant Robertson will speak in his series is one of the most tragic figures that even the stormy history of India can show. The Proconsul who won India for Britain was then accused of tyranny, extortion and peculation. His trial was the sensation of the eighteenth century, and it brought together such a galaxy of orators as has never met together in England before or since.
St. Patrick's Eve Programme
9.54 London and Other Stations
An Excerpt from 'My Son John'
A Musical Play in Two Acts and Six Scenes.
Book by GRAHAM JOHN
Music by OSCAR STRAUS
With additional numbers by W. H. THOMPSON, Junr., and VIVIAN ELLIS
Relayed from the Shaftesbury Theatre
Sandy Fayre ............ ANNIE CROFT
Suzanne ............... BETTY CHESTER
Jack Revier .....REGINALD SHARLAND
M. Nicolai ..... HENRY LATIMER
Benjamin Littlewood. BILLY MERSON
The following numbers will be broadcast : She Don't Go To Cabarets ...... Thompson BILLY MERSON and Chorus Sentimental Sweetheart ..... Ellis BETTY CHESTER The Love Game Straus ANNIE CROFT and REGINALD SHARLAND I Like the Polka Best Straus ANNIE CROFT, BETTY CHESTER. REGINALD SHARLAND and BILLY MERSON What Has Happened THE scene of the excerpt (from Act II) is the garden of the Hote! Barcarolle, on the Lido, near Venice. Lady Blackley, wife of the proprietor of a big London store, has run away from London with Jack Revier, a wealthy young man-about-town. Revier has brought with him Sandy Fayre, who has been dismissed from Blackley's Store on account of her possession of a child whose presence she refuses to explain. Sandy is to act as a 'screen' for Lady Blackley. Sir Peregrine Blackley, who is aware of his wife's intrigue, has had her followed to Venice by Benjamin Littlewood, the house detective at Blackley's. Benjamin has adopted the disguise of an Albanian prince, and is horrified to discover a real Albanian nobleman, Monsieur Nicolai, staying at the hotel, who insists on talking to Benjamin about Albania, and forces him into stating that he is related to a certain Albanian family against which he, Nicolai, has a blood feud.