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MANY women who wish to go to Australia to take up life there are not eligible for the free passages out that are provided under the Empire Settlement Act, because they are not qualified in household work. A new Hostel has recently been opened at Market Harborough by the Overseas (Settlement Department and the Australian Government, where such women can take a short course in practical house. hold management, and thereby qualify for afree passage. This scheme Miss Margaret Bondfield , the well-known Labour M.P. and ex-Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour, who is a member of the Oversea Settlement Committee, will describe in her talk this afternoon.

Despite many gloomy prognostications, neither the star system nor the touring-company has succeeded in killing the repertory theatre. Much of the most interesting experimental work in the modern theatre has been done by repertory companies here and America, so that lately 'repertory' has acquired a dual meaning - on the one hand, the advanced, 'art' type of theatre, and on the other, the good old-fashioned heavy drama. Even in London repertory of the old type still thrives, down at the Elephant (whither Maria Marten has been drawing all the West-end), up at Collins's, in Islington, and not least at the Regent Theatre, where Mr. Martin Sabine's own company is enjoying great success. In his talk he will deal with the stock companies of yesterday and of today.

Last week Miss Power sketched out the plan of Christendom in the Dark Ages, showing how, amongst the chaos that succeeded the Roman Empire, three forces kept civilization together - the Catholic Church, the Frankish kingdom, which became the Holy Roman Empire, and the feudal system. This evening she proceeds to the Middle Ages, when the chief influences at work were the Church and chivalry. In this talk she will deal with them both, their great personalities and great achievements -
Pope Innocent III, St. Francis, and Aquinas, and the great cathedrals, the feudal castles and the romances of chivalry - and with their union in that epic of the Middle Ages, the Crusades.

YVETTEDARNAC (French and English Songs)
ELSIE SOUTHCATE (Violin)
RUPERT O'HEA (Entertainer)
THE SOUTHERNTHREE
(Syncopation, and Negro Spirituals)
CHARLIE KIDD ( Comedian)
8.0 8.30 (Daventry only)
Dr. P. SARGANT
FLORENCE: Men and Machines— Men and Markets '
MAKING the goods is only half the task in the modern economic world. Marketing them has become as intricate a business, demanding as much expert knowledge as manufacture itself. In the last of'his series of talks Dr. Florence will discuss the science and art of salesmanship and advertising, and their importance from tho point of view of national efficiency.

A Comic Opera in Three Acts
English Lyrics by Adrian Ross
English Dialogue by Charles H.E. Brookfield
From the French of Messrs. Meilhac and Halavy
Music by Offenbach
Arranged and abridged for broadcasting

Act I. An Encampment -€” Morning (Four days elapse)
Act II. State Apartment in the Palace - ”
Afternoon
Act III, Scene 1. The Crimson Suite - Evening
Scene 2. A Market Place - €”Dawn

The Opera deals with the happenings at the Court of a certain Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, who came to power at a very early age, with no other guidance than that afforded by an aged chamberlain, Baron Puck, and an old general named Boum, both of whom have very antiquated ideas of statecraft. In the army is a young recruit named Fritz, who is in love with a peasant girl, Wanda, but the Grand Duchess herself raises him to the rank of General, and eventually makes an avowal of her love for him after he has led her army to victory. Fritz, however, is too obtuse to accept such an honour, and the Grand Duchess resolves to take her revenge by joining a conspiracy between Puck, Boum, and a certain Prince Paul, one of her neglected suitors, to get rid of Fritz. Another personage, named Baron Grog, assists in the and urges the Duchess to marry Prince Paul. Everything, of course, turns out happily in the end; Fritz is allowed to marry Wanda, and the Duchess gives her hand to Prince Paul.

Contributors

English Lyricist:
Adrian Ross
English Dialogue:
Charles H.E. Brookfield
Composer:
Jacques Offenbach
Singers:
The Wireless Chorus
Musicians:
The Wireless Orchestra
Conductor:
John Ansell
The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein:
Vivienne Chatterton
Wanda (a peasant, betrothed to Fritz):
Olive Groves
Fritz (a Recruit):
Herbert Thorpe
Prince Paul (Son and Heir of the Elector of Steis-stein-steis etc.):
Kingsley Lark
Baron Puck (Chamberlain):
George Pizzey
Nepomuse (Aide-de-Camp):
James Topping
General Boum (Commander-in-Chief):
Aubrey Millward
Officers:
in the Grand Duchess's Army, Maids of Honour, Ladies of the Court, Ushers, Soldiers and Vivandieres

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