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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Nancy Evans (contralto)

: ' UP IN THE MORNING EARLY'

Exercises for men : Coleman Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Coleman Smith

: TUNE FOR TODAY

An anthology of favourites

: ' LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS !'

Short morning prayers

: NEWS

Programme Parade

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

Talk by a doctor

: AMERICAN MEDLEY

Records of the American scene, from the Rockies to the Rainbow Room, compiled by Charles Chilton

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Chilton

: C.W.S. (MANCHESTER)BAND

Conductor, Albert E. Rayner

Contributors

Conductor: Albert E. Rayner

: IRISH RHYTHMS

played by the Irish Rhythms Orchestra, conducted by David Curry

Contributors

Conducted By: David Curry

: AT HOME TODAY

Topical magazine programme

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 77 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 34 of ' Each Returning Day'

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Primo Scala 's Accordion Band, directed by Harry Bidgood

Contributors

Unknown: Primo Scala
Directed By: Harry Bidgood

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

11.0 MUSIC AND MOVEMENT -FOR JUNIORS : Ann Driver. ' Listening for the home sound '
11.20 CURRENT AFFAIRS
11.40 HOW THINGS BEGAN : 'More about Metals ' : the Sumerian metal workers, and how people know about them

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Driver.

: BBC SINGERS

conducted by Trevor Harvey. Dorothy Hesse (piano)

Contributors

Conducted By: Trevor Harvey.
Piano: Dorothy Hesse

: WORKS WONDERS

Lunch-hour entertainment, presented to their fellow-workers by members of the staff of an armament works somewhere in the North. Arranged and presented by Victor Smythe

Contributors

Presented By: Victor Smythe

: ' FIVE TO ONE ON THE LAND'

All sorts of people tell us how, why, and where they have grown more food

: NEWS

: MASSENET

Le Cid : Overture ; Moorish Rhap sody ; Ballet Music played by the BBC Scottish Orchestra : conductor, Guy Warrack
Massenet, the centenary of whose birth falls next month, is better known in this country by the orchestral suites and ballets from his operas than by the operas themselves. Yet he was essentially a composer of opera and other stage works.
The libretto of Massenet's opera Le Cid, which was produced in Paris in 1885, is partly based upon Corneille's famous tragedy of the same name. The dramatic action has a Spanish background and a good deal of Spanish verve and rhythm is embodied in the music. The seven numbers of the ballet are all picturesque national dances, most of them bearing the names of the provinces in which they are popular.

Contributors

Unknown: Moorish Rhap
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

1.50 MUSIC MAKING : How shall we sing it ? ' : a lesson on style and interpretation, by Ronald Biggs and a group of children
2.10 Interval music
2.15 GENERAL SCIENCE : Using, our senses. ' Using our Eyes ' : Richard Palmer
2.35 Interval music
2.40 JUNIOR ENGLISH: Dramatised scenes from Captain Marryat's book, ' Peter Simple'

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Biggs
Unknown: Richard Palmer

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack Jackson and his 'Band
Jack Jackson rose to the top of his profession as a band-leader when he formed his band in 1933 and succeeded Ambrose's Blue Lyres at the Dorchester Hotel. After six very successful years at the Dorchester, during which time he gave numerous broadcasts, he left in March 1939 to take his own band round the halls. Soon after the outbreak of war he threw all this up with the idea of joining the Royal Air Force, but was turned down for medical reasons. Nowadays Jack is kept extremely busy. for besides running his dance orchestra he does a job of work as an engineer during the day.

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Jackson
Unknown: Jack Jackson

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the theatre organ

: BBC MILITARY BAND

Conducted by William J. Matthews

Contributors

Conducted By: William J. Matthews

: MUSIC-HALL

's broadcast

: 'UNDEB ECLWYSI EFENGYLAIDD COGLEDD CYMRU '

Sgwrs gan y Parch. Hywel Jones. (Talk in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Hywel Jones.

: 'CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 ' The Merry Minstrels '. You are invited again under the old umbrella to listen to a children's coon show, with George Cobner , Tom Jones , W. P. Thomas , Arthur Holland , Lyn Joshua , and the Merry Minstrels, conducted by Idloes Owen

Contributors

Unknown: George Cobner
Unknown: Tom Jones
Unknown: W. P. Thomas
Unknown: Arthur Holland
Unknown: Lyn Joshua
Conducted By: Idloes Owen

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements

: IN BRITAIN NOW

A national magazine, introduced by Frank Gillard

Contributors

Introduced By: Frank Gillard

: BEHIND THE LAUGHTER'

Romance of the circus and music-halls in six episodes, devised by Georgie Wood. Written by Raymond Bennett and Georgie Wood. Radio adaptation by Gordon Crier. Music by Kenneth Leslie-Smith . Produced by Vernon Harris. Recorded revival of the recent Saturday-night serial
Principal characters in Episode
Augmented Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Tement

Contributors

Unknown: Georgie Wood.
Written By: Raymond Bennett
Written By: Georgie Wood.
Unknown: Gordon Crier.
Music By: Kenneth Leslie-Smith
Produced By: Vernon Harris.
Unknown: Billy Tement
Syd Fletcher: Reginald Purdell
Maisie Fletcher: Joyce Barbour
Charles Fletcher: Fred Yule
Members of ' Gilley's Gaieties Gilbert Gilley: Foster Carlin
Cissie Marshall: Joan Young
Kenneth Whitaker: John Rorke
Fenton: Dick Francis

: NEWS FROM THE CHRISTIAN FRONT

' In Norway and Holland' : talk by the Rev. Hugh Martin

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Hugh Martin

: BBC ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood

: NEWS

: 'THE LITTLE MICHUS'

Songs from {he musical play by A. Vanloo and G. Duval. English Ivrics by Percy Greenbank. Music by Andre. Messager. Produced by Gordon McConnel. Singers, Dennis Noble , Doris Gambell , Helen Clare. Narrator, Christopher Stone. BBC Theatre Chorus. BBC Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Reginald Burston
While Messager's Veronique is probably the best known of his musical plays, he wrote others of which The Little Michut has been generally acclaimed as a master-piece of its kind. First produced at Daly's Theatre by the great George Edwardes in 1905, it ran for 397 performances and delighted packed Edwardian audiences with the felicity of its tuneful score. -Maybe some of the songs from The Little Michus have been all but forgotten today but they are well worth the hearing-such songs as 'Little Sister', 'Miss Nobody from Nowhere ', ' The Song of the Regiment ', and ' This Little Girl and That '.
The original cast included
Adrienne Augarde. Amy Augarde , Mabel Green , Robert Evett , and Huntley Wright.

Contributors

Play By: A. Vanloo
Play By: G. Duval.
Unknown: Percy Greenbank.
Singers: Gordon McConnel.
Singers: Dennis Noble
Singers: Doris Gambell
Narrator: Helen Clare.
Narrator: Christopher Stone.
Unknown: Little Michut
Unknown: George Edwardes
Unknown: Adrienne Augarde.
Unknown: Amy Augarde
Unknown: Mabel Green
Unknown: Robert Evett
Unknown: Huntley Wright.

: ' BILLY-BE-DAMNED

The famous gruesome short story by Morley Roberts , adapted for the microphone by Norman Edwards. Produced by Lance Sieveking
The crew, all old men : Byway, ' Chips ', ' Sails', John Plant , and Captain Sanctuary, played by

Contributors

Story By: Morley Roberts
Unknown: Norman Edwards.
Produced By: Lance Sieveking
Unknown: John Plant
Billy, a strange castaway: Hedlev Goodall

: CRIDHEALAS HA CEILIDH

Ceol, cleasachd, ceistean Ie lain MacNeacail air ceanri na cuideachd. (Gaelic programme)
The music and literature of the Gaelic people- of Britain is still, despite the n-creasing use of English in out-of-the-way corners of the country, extraordinarily virile. Since the war, moreover, circum-Mances have arisen here and there to provide unusual stimuli to questions that attect ' the tongue '. Recently, for example, Hugh Macphee , who is responsible for all Gaelic broadcasting, came across a party of Canadian soldiers from Cape
Breton whose Gaelic was as true and as pure as that of any Highland homestead.
Macphee had with him a car and was able to put on disc this interesting contribution to ' Voices from the Hills ', which, including music and speech recorded on the spot, presents a radio scrapbook of the Gaelic-speaking people as they are

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh MacPhee

: KHACHATURYAN

Trio for clarinet, violin, and piano played by Phil Cardew (clarinet) ; Edward Silverman (violin); Margaret Good (piano)
Aram Khachaturyan was bom at Tiflis in 1904, but did not study music until comparatively late. In 1923 when he went to
Moscow to become a student he had no theoretical knowledge at all and little or no listening experience even of the classical repertoire. However, within three or four years he had mastered the difficulties of composition enough to write a ' Dance ' for violin and piano and a 'Poem' for piano that were published by the Armenian
State Publishing Department. Then after five years at the Moscow Conservatoire he embarked upon a distinguished career as a composer.
His Trio for clarinet, violin, and piano was composed in 1932, when Khachaturyan was still a student at the Conservatoire.

Contributors

Played By: Phil Cardew
Violin: Edward Silverman
Piano: Aram Khachaturyan

: 'AND SO TO BED'

Reading of prose or poetry selected by a guest to the microphone. Presented by Edward Sackville-West

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Sackville-West

: Billy Ternent and the Dance Orchestra

with Sid Buckman and Ken Beaumont
Billy Ternent has been one of the busiest men in the dance-band world since the war He has played for "Band Wagon", "Itma" "Bits and Pieces", and many other radio Variety shows, as well as appearing on the air with his 'Sweet Rhythm' Orchestra.
Billy was playing in the orchestra of a Newcastle theatre when only twelve years old. At sixteen be was conducting for George Black, and thereafter worked with Jack Hylton, with whom he travelled all over the world producing some of the most delightful arrangements that have ever been featured by that famous dance orchestra.

Contributors

Musicians: Billy Ternent and the Dance Orchestra
Singer: Sid Buckman
Singer: Ken Beaumont

: NEWS









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