and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of the Merry Macs, the American close harmony quartet
Popular artists and bands fall in for your entertainment on gramophone
A thought for today
R. W. Moore , Headmaster of Bristol
Details of some of today's broadcasts
Communique of the week from the Ministry of Food
Thirty minutes of rhythm with Kay Cavendish
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.
News commentary and interlude
from p. 61 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 38 of ' Each Returning Day'
A record programme arranged by A. P. Sharpe
Topical notes on wartime health, mainly by doctors
Serial geography story
' Living with cannibals on the New
Hebrides Islands '
2-' Learning to live like an islander '
Leader, Laurance Turner
Conductor, Gideon Fagan
Overture : Don Pasquale. ....Donizetti
A programme of light music played by Eugene Pini and his Tango Orchestra with Dorothy Carless
An ENSA concert for war-workers with Sutherland Felce
Arthur Salisbury and the Savoy
Hotel Orchestra with Helen McKay and Victor Lyndon
Week-end notes for women gardeners by Elizabeth Cowell and Anna Scarlett
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.
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
Percival Mackey and his Orchestra
Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater
played by Donald Hargreaves
by Alice Hooper Beck
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
Trafodaeth rhwng Alun Roberts a Hugh Owen
(A discussion in Welsh)
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
followed by National and Regional announcements
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
The man and his works, by St. John
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
The story of Britain's North Atlantic lifeline by D. G. Bridson
More fun and games with radio's 'silly little man' and his satellites
(' He doesn't say much )
(' 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
by Professor W. J. Entwistle
Professor W. J.
A rip-roarin' Wild Western story starring
(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
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
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.
A programme of restful melody arranged and presented by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ