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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MUSIC BY KETELBEY

recorded by the composer's Concert
Orchestra
Bank holiday ('Appy 'Ampstead)
(Cockney suite)
Gnomes' march (In a Fairy Realm) Passing storm-cloud on a summer day (Three Fanciful Etchings)

: UP IN THE MORNING EARLY'

7.30 Physical exercises for younger men
7.40 Physical exercises for older women
7.50 a.m. Interlude

: I LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!'

A thought for today

: NEWS

and summary of today's Home
Service programmes

: FRANK OLSEN

at the organ of the Picture House,
Glasgow
Although Frank Olsen , one of Glasgow's favourite cinema organists, was only four years old at the outbreak of the last war, he had already begun music lessons. A year later he was organist at Holy Trinity Church, Grimsby, a post that he held for five years before being transferred at the venerable age of ten to another church. At the age of eighteen he began playing the cinema organ at a picture house in Peterborough. Since then he has been stationed in the North of England and Scotland.

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Olsen

: WOODY HERMAN AND HIS BAND

Some records of one of America's successful dance bands

: CELLO AND PIANO

played by James Phillips (cello)
Geoffrey Corbett (piano)

Contributors

Cello: James Phillips
Piano: Geoffrey Corbett

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from page 73 of ' New Every Morning '

: - FOR THE SCHOOLS

' Singing together' (Ages 9-15) by Herbert Wiseman
Now is the month of Maying (Elizabethan song)
Where are you going to, my pretty maid ? (Nursery rhyme)
Solomon Levi (Students' song)

Contributors

Unknown: Herbert Wiseman
Unknown: Solomon Levi

: THE BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA.

Leader, Laurance Turner
Conducted by Eric Warr

Contributors

Leader: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Eric Warr

: TOM JENKINS AND THE GRAND HOTEL, EASTBOURNE, ORCHESTRA

from the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne (Solo violin, Tom Jenkins)At the piano, Sydney ffoulkes

: NEWS

: ' CRICKET AT LORD'S '

Under 30's v. Over 30's
A commentary during play by Howard Marshall from Lord's
The Under 30 team, captained by F. R. Brown , of Surrey and England. will have such young representative cricketers in their team as Denis Compton and Len Hutton ; while the Over 30's, captained by Walter Hammond , Gloucester and England captain, will put into the field such veteran giants as Leslie Ames and Stan Nichols.
Many of the cricketers in both teams will have changed from khaki or light blue into flannels.
Not a first-class match, perhaps, in the official sense of the term, but first-class cricket nevertheless.

Contributors

Play By: Howard Marshall
Unknown: F. R. Brown
Unknown: Denis Compton
Unknown: Len Hutton
Unknown: Walter Hammond
Unknown: Leslie Ames
Unknown: Stan Nichols.

: THE BLACKHALL COLLIERY BAND

Conductor, Wilfred Dawson

Contributors

Conductor: Wilfred Dawson

: 'SCRAPS FROM THE LIFE OF A PENNY SHOWMAN '

Tom Norman

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Norman

: THE BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Faure
Masques et bergamasques
I Overture. 2 Minuet. 3 Gavotte. 4 Pastorale
Pelleas et Melisande
1 Prelude. 2 Fileuse. 3 Sicilienne. 4 La mort de Melisande

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the BBC Theatre Organ

: TWO MODERN STRING QUARTETS

played by The Virtuoso String Quartet:
Marjorie Hayward (violin), Edwin Virgo (violin), John Yewe Dyer
(viola), Cedric Sharpe (cello)
The ' Biscay ' Quartet is probably the best known of McEwen's string quartets. Although it bears titles for each movement, the composer has not offered any definite programme, but the work is permeated with the atmosphere of the Atlantic coast of France, as is indicated by the picturesque titles of the three movements.
Toreador's Prayer
The subject of Turina's Quartet No. 2, ' The Toreador's Prayer ', is a picturesque one. Attached to every bull-ring in Spain is a private chapel for the use of bullfighters. A toreador before he makes his entrance into the ring enters this chapel and offers up a prayer for his success and safe return. This is a solemn ritual in the dangerous life of the bullfighter and one that he never misses.
This short movement was originally composed for four lutes and later transcribed for string quartet.

Contributors

Violin: Marjorie Hayward
Violin: Edwin Virgo
Violin: John Yewe Dyer
Viola: Cedric Sharpe

: ' WHAT I'M READING NOW'

A talk about books by Compton Mackenzie

Contributors

Unknown: Compton MacKenzie

: 'HE HATH SONGS

for man or woman of all sizes'
A programme of gramophone records
Presented by Keith Falkner

Contributors

Presented By: Keith Falkner

: 'CRICKET AT LORD'S'

Under 30's v. Over 30's
A commentary during play, by Howard Marshall , from Lord's

Contributors

Play By: Howard Marshall

: NEWYDDION

(News in Welsh)

: PYNCIAU'R DYDD AR CAN

gan Eddie Parry a Gunstone Jones
(Random rhymes)

Contributors

Unknown: Eddie Parry

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Fashion's Alphabet'
A programme of songs and stories about things people wear
Devised by Helen Drever followed by Out-of-doors in Scotland: ' The blossom on the bough ', by John R. Allan

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Drever
Unknown: John R. Allan

: NEWS

: WELSH SING SONG

by the Nantlle Vale Male Singers
Conductor, C. H. Leonard

Contributors

Conductor: C. H. Leonard

: 'WHITE VELVET'

by Sax Rohmer
A serial play dramatised by the author from his novel of the same name, dealing with Secret Service, romance, adventure, in the shadow of an international drug ring
Production by Howard Rose
Episode3—'The Port Said Custom-House '
Cast.
(Cathleen Cordeil appears by permission of British National Films. Ltd., and Pascal
FilmProductions.I.id.)

Contributors

Production By: Howard Rose
Unknown: Cathleen Cordeil
Musette: Cathleen Cordell
Lawrence Tabrer: Valentine Dvall
Wally: Neville Gates
Nubian: Harold Scott
Bruce Grimstone: Ivan Samson
Kingswood: Ronald Simpson
Hogan: Malcolm Graeme
Malados: D A Clarke-Smith
Kaspar: Alan Wheatley
Arab: Philip Cunningham
Second Officer: Edgar Norfolk

: BILLY MAYERL

and a piano

: National Announcements Regional Announcements

followed at not earlier than 7.20 by Scottish and Northern Ireland announcements

: SOLDIERS' WIVES IN BATTLE'

by Major T. J. Edwards
A programme with the BBC Military
Band
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
Narrator, Stuart Hibberd
Regimental music will represent :
R.A.M.C.; 16/15th Lancers; 15th Hussars; Royal Artillery ; Royal Welch Fusiliers ; Worcestershire Regiment; Gordon Highlanders ; Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment ; 4th Q.O. Hussars ; Rifle Corps; Highland Light Infantry; Prince Albert's Somerset Light
Infantry

Contributors

Unknown: Major T. J. Edwards
Narrator: Stuart Hibberd
Unknown: Gordon Highlanders

: MONDAY NIGHT AT EIGHT'

Presented by Harry S. Pepper and Ronald Waldman
Curtis and Ames
' Inspector Hornleigh Investigates '
(No. 24-3rd series) by H. W. Priwin with S. J. Warmington as Inspector
Hornleigh
' Anniversary '
Memories of famous first nights
Puzzle Corner - ? ?? Guess ? ? ?
Elisabeth Welch
' Mr. Walker wants to Know ' by Ernest Dudley and Gordon Crier
This week Syd Walker will deal with a poser of Elizabeth Cowell 's
' May we introduce ... ? '
Presented by Leonard Urry and compered by Davy Burnaby
Singing commeres, the Three Chimes
The BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Ernest Longstaffe

Contributors

Presented By: Harry S. Pepper
Presented By: Ronald Waldman
Unknown: H. W. Priwin
Unknown: S. J. Warmington
Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Unknown: Ernest Dudley
Unknown: Syd Walker
Unknown: Elizabeth Cowell
Presented By: Leonard Urry
Unknown: Davy Burnaby
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe

: NEWS

: AT SHORT NOTICE

A time reserved for talks that cannot be announced in advance

: 'NARVIK'

A dramatic reconstruction of a great naval feat of arms by Terence Horsley
On April 9, 1940, a British destroyer flotilla consisting of the ships Hardy, Hotspur, Hostile, Havoc, and Hunter, was cruising off the north-west coast of Norway between the Lofoden Islands and the mainland. Soon it was ascertained that a strong force of German destroyers had entered Narvik Fiord. The rest of the story with its Admiralty message to the Hardy's captain-' Use your own judgment'—is well known, and must rank as one of the great feats in British naval history.
Tertnce Horsley , with the help of Admiralty officials, has written this dramatic reconstruction of Narvik. You will hear the sort of things men said to one another, the way they thought, and how they actually went into action against a greatly superior force.

Contributors

Unknown: Terence Horsley
Unknown: Tertnce Horsley

: VICTORIAN MELODIES'

Frank Titterton
Joseph Dudley (solo cornet)
The BBC Augmented Men's Theatre
Chorus, and Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Charles Groves
The programme arranged by Gwen Williams
Compere, Christopher Stone

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Titterton
Unknown: Joseph Dudley
Leader: Tate Gilder
Conducted By: Charles Groves
Arranged By: Gwen Williams
Unknown: Christopher Stone

: THE BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section C)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Clarence Raybould

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: NEWS









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