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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STARS

Records of the Merry Macs, the American close harmony quartet

: ON PARADE!

Popular artists and bands fall in for your entertainment on gramophone
. records

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A thought for today
R. W. Moore , Headmaster of Bristol
Grammar School

Contributors

Unknown: R. W. Moore

: NEWS Programme Parade

Details of some of today's broadcasts

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

Communique of the week from the Ministry of Food

: THE RECORD GOES ROUND AND AROUND

Thirty minutes of rhythm with Kay Cavendish

Contributors

Unknown: Kay Cavendish

: FREDRIC BAYCO

at the theatre organ

: Telling the Weather

S. B. Vickers and a weather expert
How much truth is there in old weather sayings?
S.B. Vickers will recount some of the Lincolnshire saws, and a weather expert explains what modern science has to say about the traditional weather lore of our forefathers.

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 61 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 38 of ' Each Returning Day'

: HAWAIIAN NOVELTY'

A record programme arranged by A. P. Sharpe

Contributors

Arranged By: A. P. Sharpe

: ' HEALTH MAGAZINE

Topical notes on wartime health, mainly by doctors

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Serial geography story
' Living with cannibals on the New
Hebrides Islands '
Tom Harrisson
2-' Learning to live like an islander '

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Harrisson

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Laurance Turner
Conductor, Gideon Fagan
Overture : Don Pasquale. ....Donizetti

Contributors

Leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Gideon Fagan
Unknown: Don Pasquale.

: 'SIESTA'

A programme of light music played by Eugene Pini and his Tango Orchestra with Dorothy Carless

Contributors

Played By: Eugene Pini
Unknown: Dorothy Carless

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

An ENSA concert for war-workers with Sutherland Felce
Arthur Salisbury and the Savoy
Hotel Orchestra with Helen McKay and Victor Lyndon

Contributors

Unknown: Sutherland Felce
Unknown: Arthur Salisbury
Unknown: Helen McKay
Unknown: Victor Lyndon

: ' OVER THE BORDER '

Week-end notes for women gardeners by Elizabeth Cowell and Anna Scarlett

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Cowell
Unknown: Anna Scarlett

: NEWS

: BBC ORCHESTRA

Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Walter Widdop (tenor)
This popular singer made his debut in Aida at Leeds in 1933. Later he toured Britain with the British National Opera Company. In 1930 he visited America, singing at the Cincinnatti Festival and at Chicago. He has also sung in Spain in a performance of The Valkyries conducted by Albert Coates.

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Tenor: Walter Widdop
Unknown: Albert Coates.

: 'BAD SIR BRIAN BOTANY'

and other poems by A. A. Milne set by Walford Davies and sung by the BBC Singers (A) Margaret Godley Joyce Sutton Margaret Rees Margaret Rolfe Bradbridge White Stanley Riley Emlyn Bebb Samuel Dyson Conducted by Trevor Harvey
At the piano, John Wills
Bad Sir Brian Botany The christening Disobedience The mirror

Contributors

Unknown: A. A. Milne
Unknown: Walford Davies
Conducted By: Trevor Harvey
Unknown: Sir Brian Botany

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Percival Mackey and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Percival MacKey

: BBC SALON ORCHESTRA

Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater

Contributors

Leader: Jean Pougnet
Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

: MODERN PIANO MUSIC

played by Donald Hargreaves

Contributors

Played By: Donald Hargreaves

: ' TALKING IT OVER '

by Alice Hooper Beck

Contributors

Unknown: Alice Hooper Beck

: ' GRAND SLAM '

with strong suits in clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades
Book and lyrics by Muriel Levy
Music by Leslie Bridgemont
The players :
Dick Francis , Paula Green ,
Charles Heslop , Billy Milton , The Cavendish
Three, Herman Darewski and his
Orchestra, and Trump Cards
Produced by Leslie Bridgemont

Contributors

Music By: Leslie Bridgemont
Unknown: Dick Francis
Unknown: Paula Green
Unknown: Charles Heslop
Unknown: Billy Milton
Unknown: Herman Darewski
Produced By: Leslie Bridgemont

: 'YFFERMWR'

Trafodaeth rhwng Alun Roberts a Hugh Owen
(A discussion in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Alun Roberts
Unknown: Hugh Owen

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 The valley of the magic flower'
A fairy tale written by Form lc., Bournemouth School
Told by Rosamund Barnes 5-35 'Fact against fancy' by Frank Gillard followed by some gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Gillard

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: PROMENADE CONCERT

London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, George Stratton
Conducted by Sir Henry Wood
Beethoven Adagio (from Ballet Music, Prometheus) .
(Solo cello, John Moore )
Symphony No. 5, in C minor
From the Royal Albert Hall , London

Contributors

Leader: George Stratton
Conducted By: Sir Henry Wood
Conducted By: Beethoven Adagio
Cello: John Moore
Unknown: Albert Hall

: 'JOHN GALSWORTHY'

The man and his works, by St. John
Ervine

: TO THE CHILDREN

and also to those who have not forgotten that once upon a time they were children themselves, this programme is presented by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ with Esther Coleman

Contributors

Presented By: Sandy MacPherson
Unknown: Esther Coleman

: ' EAST BY NORTH

The story of Britain's North Atlantic lifeline by D. G. Bridson

Contributors

Unknown: D. G. Bridson

: Arthur Askey in 'BIG'S BROADCAST'

More fun and games with radio's 'silly little man' and his satellites
Scarisbrick
(' He doesn't say much )
Auntie
(' Don't frivol, Arty ! ) and Mr. Willis
(' There's a clause about that
The Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Tement
Special orchestrations by Phil Cardew
Additional dialogue by Barbara Gordon and Basil Thomas
Produced by Harry S. Pepper and Gordon Crier

Contributors

Conducted By: Billy Tement
Unknown: Phil Cardew
Dialogue By: Barbara Gordon
Dialogue By: Basil Thomas
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper
Produced By: Gordon Crier

: NEWS

: 'PORTUGAL'

by Professor W. J. Entwistle

Contributors

Unknown: Professor W. J. Entwistle

: 'HORSEPLAY'

A rip-roarin' Wild Western story starring
Billie Burke
(impersonated by Alma Vane)
Edward Everett Horton
(impersonated by Michael Moore ) and W. C. Fields
(impersonated by George Melachrino ) with Joan Young and Sidney Keith Cowboys, rangers, Indians, miners, storekeepers, etc.
(impersonated by themselves)
The drama written and directed by Max Kester , with music by Alan Paul

Contributors

Unknown: Billie Burke
Unknown: Edward Everett Horton
Unknown: Michael Moore
Unknown: George Melachrino
Unknown: Joan Young
Directed By: Max Kester
Music By: Alan Paul

: JOHANN STRAUSS

The Man and his Waltzes
A programme of music by Johann Strauss , the elder played by the BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Narration written by Wilfrid Rooke
Ley
A miniature Strauss Festival is to be broadcast, and today's programme provides a fitting subject with which to launch it.
Johann Strauss , the elder, was the first who swept Europe with the Viennese waltz craze. He played at Queen Victoria's first state ball in her Coronation year, and gave seventy-two concerts in a single season. Touring through England and Scotland before the days of railways, they encountered numerous adventures in the cause of bringing the romance of Vienna to Britain. When he left London a few weeks before his death he was accompanied down the Thames by a procession of boats full of performing musicians.
In the first two weeks of September, there will be musical biographies of Joseph Strauss and Edward Strauss , followed by a performance of Die Fledermaus, written by Johann Strauss , junior.

Contributors

Music By: Johann Strauss
Leader: Tate Gilder
Written By: Wilfrid Rooke
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Joseph Strauss
Unknown: Edward Strauss
Written By: Johann Strauss

: News in Gaelic

: HARRY ROY

and his Band

: -LULLABY'

A programme of restful melody arranged and presented by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ

Contributors

Presented By: Sandy MacPherson

: : NEWS









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