and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Recordings by the famous guitarist
7.30 Physical exercises for younger men 7.40 Physical exercises for older women 7.50am Interlude
and summary of today's Home
at the organ of the Forum Cinema,
Leader, Laurance Turner
Conducted by Eric Warr
Overture: The butterfly's ball Cowen Suite: Cities of romance
I Budapest (Hungary). 2 Venice (Soft eyes from a lattice). 3 Seville (Fiesta)
Intermezzo: Manon Lescaut. ..Puccini Waltz from Serenade for strings
Norwegian rhapsody No. 2 Svendsen
' Walking and talking ' by a doctor
from page 25 of ' New Every Morning '
11.0 Music and movement for infants
Rhyme and reason:
' Precis writing'
L. A. G. Strong
L. A. G.
Questions of Empire: Canada '
Conductor, W. C. Crozier
Foster Richardson (baritone)
Edna Hatzfield and Mark Strong
Many listeners will remember the voice of the ' Scottish Mr. Middleton ' when he broadcast his regular gardening talks before the war. Alexander Keith is an Aberdeen journalist with a delightfully intimate and informal manner at the microphone. He talks of the countryside, wild life, birds, flowers, trees, and even history with the voice of the ordinary man who is an enthusiast but not a specialist.
A programme of listeners' requests arranged and presented by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC Theatre Organ
2.0 Travel talks (Ages 9-12)
' Peoples of the Empire '
Planned by E. G. R. Taylor
' With a Hill Tribe of Southern India '
2.20 ' If you were French'
A feature programme by Julia Goodey
2.40 I ysgolion Cymru
(For Welsh schools)
Dechrau'r Diwydiannau Mawr gan Emyr Gwynne Jones
Rhaglen ddramatig. Ymdrinir yn fwyaf arbennig a dechrau'r diwydiant copr yn ardal Abertawe, gan ddangos y cysylltiad rhwng Abertawe a mwyngloddiau Mynydd Parys, Sir Fon.
A short interlude by Valerie Larg adapted from an original story by Ewart Scott , with music by John Morley
The Variety Orchestra Leader, Frank Cantell
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
A programme of numbers beginning with the letter ' A '
Alan Paul and Ivor Dennis
Presented by Martyn C. Webster
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Ymddiddan gan y Parch T. Madoc Jones
( A talk in Welsh)
5.20 Piano solos by Charles 5.30 Songs by a section of the BBC
Chorus, conducted by Joseph Jenkins and A story-' A Leg-Pull for Hamish ', by Jacqueline Chappie
Settings of Paul Verlaine
Green ] (from the 11 pleut dans mon cceur > ' Ariettes Chevaux de bois J oubliees ') Clair de lune }(Fêtes galantes (Set 1))
Fantoches sung by Megan Foster (soprano)
Of all branches of musical composition the French excel in that of song. Of the many great French song composers, one of the greatest was undoubtedly Debussy. He worked at a particularly rich and productive period in poetry-when the symbolists, such as Mallarme, Baudelaire, and Verlaine were at the height of their powers. At that period of the nineteenth century French poets extolled music and French musicians extolled poetry. One of Debussy's favourite poets was Verlaine, many of whose 'musical' poems he set with rare insight and understanding of their subtleties.
Listeners will have the opportunity of hearing some of Debussy's settings of other contemporary poets in this series of recitals.
A fortnightly programme reflecting the life, the song, and the story of the people of France
followed at not earlier than 7.20 by Scottish and Northern Ireland
on gramophone records
With a water-lily
Eileen Joyce (piano)
Papillons (Butterflies) Melody
3-' Christian ' Britain ?
Sir Walter Moberly , D.S.O., D.Litt.
An interlude with music by Noel Coward
The action passes on the stage, in a dressing-room, and on the stage again of a provincial music-hall
The Revue Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Production by Reginald Smith
This little episode is a typical example on Noel Coward 's versatility. While he can on the one hand write with moving sincerity on human affairs, he can on the other pull the human leg with almost diabolical skill.
Red Peppers is an episode in the lives of a typical 'husband and wife ' third-rate music-hall act. For years these two, known professionally as the Red Peppers, have toured provincial theatres of Britain. With piercing satire Coward shows you the act on the stage, and the same act behind the scenes.
Red Peppers was one of the short plays in Tonight at 8.30, produced in the West End a year or two ago. Red Peppers was produced twice for television.
The British Merchant Navy at work in war
A programme recorded on board a 7,000-ton freighter, loading in dock, and at sea, eastward-bound
The Master, officers, crew, and gunner of the ship--and a pilot-tell the story
Devised and recorded under the direction of Alan Melville , with the help of the owners of the ship and the ship's company
in a camp concert performed and presented by members of the Senior
Service from ' somewhere in the North'
at the Ballroom of the Royal Bath Hotel, Bournemouth
with 'Hutch' (Leslie Hutchinson )
Jeanne de Casalis (Mrs. Feather)
Webster Booth and Anne Zeigler - (the famous singers)
Eric Barker (the Prince of Satirists)
and Benny Loban and his Music Weavers with Eddie Gurey and Celia Lipton
Compere, Kenneth Rainford
Presented by Leslie Bridgmont
A selection of old Scots airs and dances recently revived
The BBC Scottish Orchestra
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Kathleen Moorhouse (cello)
Frank Merrick (piano)
Jean Hure was born in 1877, began his career as a concert pianist, and later founded the Paris Ecole Normale de Musique. Among Hure's chamber music there are three sonatas for cello and piano. The first in F sharp minor is cast i.\ four linked movements, which arc preceded by a prelude and followed by a postlude.