Popular dance music and songs on gramophone records
An early-morning reviver with Betty Huntley-Wright , Leonard Henry , and John Rorke
At the piano, Alan Paul
Presented by David Porter
A gramophone record programme
Conducted by Eric Fogg
(News and announcements in Welsh)
Cooking in Wartime
from page 85 of ' New Every Morning'
A mid-morning Variety mixture
At the two pianos, Ivor Dennis and Wally Wallond
Presented by Douglas Lawrence
Physical Training (Ages 9-12)
(For use in halls)
11.25 Junior English (Ages 9-11):
Stories for Acting
'The Reluctant Dragon', by Kenneth Grahame
Talks for Fifth Forms
(Ages 15 and over)
Science and the Community: Wind and Water
Devised by J. A. Lauwerys
1 Allegro moderato-Andante. 2 Allegro vivace—Andante—Allegro recorded by Alfred Cortot (pianoforte) and orchestra, conducted by Charles Munch
A programme of novelty numbers and solo pieces by The BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader, Frank Cantell
Conductor, Charles Shadwell with Dick Bentley
Compere, David Porter
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
2.0 ' Living in the Country '
A special course for children in country districts to encourage them to study their environment
Edith E. Macqueen
2.20 Preparatory Concert Lessons (Ages 9-15)
' Singing in a Choir ' —
J. W. Horton
2.40 Senior English (Ages 11-15)
' Enjoying Life'
A poetry programme devised by Stephen Potter
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street or ' A String of Pearls '
Adapted for broadcasting by Tod Slaughter
A succession of sensations and thrills, including the Chair of Death, the Roasting of Mrs. Lovat, the Fight for Life, and the Burning of Sweeney Todd 's Shop-with Gordon McLeod as Sweeney Todd , Thea Holme as Johanna Oakley , Ivan Samson as Mark Ingestre , and Gladys Young as Mrs. Lovat
Produced by John Cheatle
Two voices and two pianos
Sam Costa , Diana Clare , and John Burnaby
' The Wind in the Willows ', by Kenneth Grahame arranged as a dialogue story
No. 5—' Toad's Adventure'
A Booking Clerk
An Engine Driver
with Margaret Eaves , John Duncan , the Five Serenaders
Presented by Doris Arnold
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Ravel's Mother Goose ' Suite was originally written as a piano duet but later scored for orchestra. The Suite consists of five delicate little musical sketches of well-known fairy stories. Nowhere has Ravel shown himself more a master of delicate orchestral effect than in this Suite, the music of which is full of charming melodic invention and subtle suggestiveness.
Tommy Handley takes over the Ministry of Fun with the assistance of Vera Lennox, Maurice Denham, Jack Train, Sam Costa, Vernon Harris, and Billy Cotton's Band.
The show was written by Ted Kavanagh and presented by Francis Worsley.
This popular programme, first produced in July, has returned to broadcasting under war conditions, and is bang up-to-date. Tommy Handley's floating broadcasting station, for instance, was commandeered at the outbreak of war, and he himself drafted to the Department of Fun.
His particular section in it is known as ITMA, rather suggesting an abbreviation of 'It's that Man Again'. In spite of the secrecy which surrounds it - a secrecy that may be partly broken tonight - it is understood that he has an expert staff; a secretary played by Vera Lennox and a person called Vodkin played by Maurice Denham. A sinister character is said to be an agent called Funf, so secret that he gets even Tommy guessing. But it will be no surprise if the wartime version of this quick-fire feature is every bit as funny as its peace-time predecessor.
post that mentions
' The Leversuch Family at War' by Stephen Potter
In ' Air Raid ' three months ago listeners heard Mr. Leversuch holding forth on the subject, of A.R.P., and Mrs. Leversuch complaining that it was interrupting her Thursday bridge evenings: Now the war has started, the Leversuch family are settling down and grappling with such major problems as How to fill up a Form, and whether or not Mr. Leversuch could claim extra petrol for that 'journey to fix up that business point which surely might be considered of national importance.
(To be broadcast again on Thursday at 1.0)
An international exchange of music and songs with Betty Huntley-Wright , C. Denier Warren , Wynne Aiello , and the BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Presented by C. F. Meehan
Conducted by Ian Whyte
Beethoven himself called the Eighth Symphony a ' Little Symphony' and although it is imbued from first to last with gay spirits and is almost as light in texture as a Haydn or Mozart symphony, it was no great success when it was first performed. The reason for this, said
Beethoven, is because it is so much better than the other' (the No 7)
Tchaikovsky once wrote an analysis of this symphony in which he said: ' It ,s the last bright smile, the last response given by the poet of human sorrows and hopeless despair to the voice of gladness.....
It is filled with a restrained joy. It depicts the gentle earthly delights of humanity before the soul is distracted by evil, doubt, and despair.'