and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
(violin) plays popular solos on records
Morning physical exercises for men
In this programme you will hear records of America's Crooner Number
One as a dreamer
and summary of today's Home Service programmes
sung by Margaret Tann Williams (contralto)
Erddigan Hun Gwenllian Dafydd y Garreg Wen Merch y Melinydd Y Deryn Pur
played by A. H. Morgan 's Rhythmic Sextet
at the organ of the Granada, Tooting,
Three marches: Light of foot - Latan
Down the Mall - Belton
The empire-builders - Bath
Summer breezes - Reginald King
Twilight in Turkey - Scott
These foolish things - Strachey, arr. Hartley
Chanson du chasseur - Grovlez
When the Rose of Tralee met Danny Boy - Wallace
Forces favourites - arr. Beaven
from the Floral Hall, Southport
(Op. 27, No. 1) played by Morgan Nicholas (piano)
Monday in Easter Week
Alleluia! The strife is o'er, the battle done (A. and M. 135 ; S.P. 147)
Psalm cxviii, 5-18
St. Luke xxiv, 1-12
The head that once was crowned with thorns (A. and M. 301 ; S.P. 175)
Conductor, Fred Mortimer
freely arranged by R. 0. Morris
The BBC Singers
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
Blow away the morning dew Cold Hows the wind High Germany The turtle-dove
The mare and the foal
Seventeen come Sunday Brisk young sailor Tarry trousers The cuckoo
will play a popular selection from their repertoire
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Ian Whyte
A programme of gramophone records devised by Ronald H. Hilborne
Book and lyrics by Lyn Joshua
Music by Mai Jones with Donald Wells, Lyn Joshua, Elsie Eaves, Teifion Williams , Emlyn Burns
The Revue Chorus and the Welsh Revue Players, conducted by Idris Lewis
Production by Elwyn Evans and Idris Lewis
Book and lyrics:
A commentary on the race by Richard North with J. Lawson
Topham as race-reader from Castle Irwell, Manchester
See plan on opposite page
The Wembley Spring Cup
A commentary on the race from the Empire Stadium, Wembley
Here is a great ten minutes for greyhound-racing fans, for radio is to make history by giving its first commentary on a greyhound race.
The occasion is the final of the Spring Cup over 525 yards flat, an annual event at Wembley since 1930. Four heats were run off on March 15, and the semi-finals on March 18. The six greyhounds to reach the final will each bring a cash prize to the owner.
Track record for this distance is held by Quarter Day who did it in
29.24 seconds. Will the time be beaten? Whether or no, fans will hear a broadcast of something they love, and those who do not go to greyhound races will hear something new.
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at the organ of the Guildhall,
Leader, Bryan Gipps
Conductor, Eldridge Newman from the Leas Cliff Hall , Folkestone
Amalia Magri (soprano)
ynghyd a sgwrs ar Bwnc y Dydd
(News and a topical talk in Welsh)
' Prince Rabbit'
A dialogue story about a Very Clever
Rabbit, adapted by W. E. Davis from the story by A. A. Milne with Carleton Hobbs , Ewart Scott , Walter Hudd , Ivan Samson ,
Norman Shelley , and Jean Wickenden
Mac and David play a game with gramophone records
(from the story by Lewis R. Foster , adapted for the screen by Sidney Buckman ) which will be generally released throughout the country in April
In five weekly parts
Part 1-' Lost, a Senator-Elect! '
Citizens, Senators, newspaper boys, travellers, Washington socialites, porters, State employees, etc.: Phillipa Hiatt , Peter Madden ,
David Miller , Malcolm Graeme
The broadcast version and production by Peter Creswell
Hubert H opper, State Governor:
Mrs Hopper, his wife:
Jim Taylor, a political boss:
Chick McGann, his jackal:
Senator Joseph Payne:
Susan, his daughter:
Jefferson Smith, an idealist:
Mrs Smith, his mother:
Saunders, a political secretary:
Diz Moore, a newspaper correspondent:
Three poems by Michael Angelo
1 Wohl denk' ich oft. 2 Alles endet was entstehet. 3 Fiihlt meine Seele
A talk by Compton Mackenzie ,O.B.E.
Another camp concert given by members of the Canadian contingent
' somewhere in England '
Compere, Bob Bowman
Presented by Harry S. Pepper and Ronald Waldman
' Inspector Hornleigh Investigates '
(No. 17-3rd series) by H. W. Priwin with S. J. Warmington as Inspector Hornleigh
??? Guess ???
' Mr. Walker Wants to Know ' by Ernest Dudley and Gordon Crier
' May we introduce ... ? '
Presented by Leonard Urry and compered by Davy Burnaby
Singing commeres, the Three Chimes
The BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Tonight's programme marks Ronald Gourley 's first broadcast in this series, and his last before going out to France to entertain the Forces. As everyone knows, this prime favourite of the London Children's Hour, who adores children and has found them his compensation for his own blindness from birth, is a magnificent entertainer. He can play anything, and whistle anything. His own composition, ' The Dicky-Bird Hop ', is almost a classic.
W. Holmes , Chairman of the T.U.C. and Secretary to the National Union of Agricultural Workers
This is the second of three talks by eminent Trade Unionists who are examining the function of the Trade Unions in wartime.
Apart from his position as General
Secretary of the National Union of Agricultural Workers, W. Holmes has served, and is serving, on a great many agricultural bodies. As far back as 1906 he assisted in the formation of the Agricultural Labourers' Union in Norfolk, and has served the cause of the land ever since.
He is a member of the Council of Agriculture for England and Wales, and also of the International Agricultural Committee at Geneva.
Beethoven's Piano Sonata in E flat,
Op. 31, No. 3
This sonata is sometimes called Die Frage (The question) because of the opening phrase, which seems to be a mark of interrogation. There is no proper slow movement ; the second movement is termed Scherzo, and the third a slowly moving Minuet. The final Presto is gay and humorous.
The story of life and work in the remotest Isles
Devised and produced by John Gough
The Shetland Islands have had the doubtful honour of being somewhat uncomfortably in the news since the war started. Here, however, is a programme that reflects the life and spirit of Great Britain's most northerly islands, and takes no account of Nazi air raids and rabbit casualties.
John Gough recently spent a week in the Shetlands, talking to the islanders and shaping his programme about them. By a coincidence, the same post that brought Gough in- formation of the programme's broadcast date brought also a letter from an old friend, Finlay Currie , whom many will remember for his performance in The. Edge of the World. As a result, Currie will be heard in tonight's programme.
from the Polygon Hotel,
Listen to :
Jeanne de Casalis
Evelyn Dove (the girl with the golden voice)
(the prince of satirists) and dance to :
Fred Ballerini and his Dance Band
Presented by Leslie Bridgmont
Leader, Laurance Turner
Conductor, Gideon Fagan