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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: ALFREDO CAMPOLI

(violin) plays popular solos on records

: ' UP IN THE MORNING EARLY'

Morning physical exercises for men

: BING CROSBY-DREAMER

In this programme you will hear records of America's Crooner Number
One as a dreamer

: NEWS

and summary of today's Home Service programmes

: WELSH SONGS

sung by Margaret Tann Williams (contralto)
Erddigan Hun Gwenllian Dafydd y Garreg Wen Merch y Melinydd Y Deryn Pur

Contributors

Contralto: Margaret Tann Williams
Unknown: Gwenllian Dafydd

: POPULAR TUNES

played by A. H. Morgan 's Rhythmic Sextet

Contributors

Played By: A. H. Morgan

: DUDLEY BEAVEN

at the organ of the Granada, Tooting,
London

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

: ARTHUR JACOBSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

from the Floral Hall, Southport

: A BEETHOVEN SONATA

(Op. 27, No. 1) played by Morgan Nicholas (piano)

Contributors

Played By: Morgan Nicholas

: THE DAILY SERVICE

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)

: FODEN'S MOTOR WORKS BAND

Conductor, Fred Mortimer

Contributors

Conductor: Fred Mortimer

: ENGLISH FOLK SONGS

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
The lawyer

Contributors

Conducted By: Trevor Harvey

: 'THIS YEAR'S HOLIDAYS'

Geoffrey Grigson

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Grigson

: A. J. POWELL AND HIS BANJO OCTET

will play a popular selection from their repertoire

: THE BBC STRING ORCHESTRA

(Section C)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Ian Whyte

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Ian Whyte

: ' COMPOSERS IN A HURRY '

A programme of gramophone records devised by Ronald H. Hilborne

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald H. Hilborne

: Revue of Spring

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

Contributors

Book and lyrics: Lyn Joshua
Music by: Mai Jones
[Performer]: Donald Wells
[Performer]: Lyn Joshua
[Performer]: Elsie Eaves
[Performer]: Teifion Williams
Conductor: Idris Lewis
Production by: Elwyn Evans
Production by: Idris Lewis

: THE LANCASHIRE STEEPLECHASE

A commentary on the race by Richard North with J. Lawson
Topham as race-reader from Castle Irwell, Manchester
See plan on opposite page

Contributors

Unknown: Richard North
Unknown: J. Lawson

: GREYHOUND RACING

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.
[Home Service continued overleaf

: REGINALD PORTER-BROWN

at the organ of the Guildhall,
Southampton

: THE FOLKESTONE MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Leader, Bryan Gipps
Conductor, Eldridge Newman from the Leas Cliff Hall , Folkestone
Amalia Magri (soprano)

Contributors

Leader: Bryan Gipps
Conductor: Eldridge Newman
Unknown: Cliff Hall
Soprano: Amalia Magri

: Y NEWYDDION

ynghyd a sgwrs ar Bwnc y Dydd
(News and a topical talk in Welsh)

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

' 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
'Vice-Versa! '
Mac and David play a game with gramophone records

Contributors

Adapted By: W. E. Davis
Story By: A. A. Milne
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Ewart Scott
Unknown: Walter Hudd
Unknown: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Jean Wickenden

: By courtesy of Columbia Pictures, a radio 'version of Frank Capra's latest and greatest film 'MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON'

(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! '
Cast
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

Contributors

Story By: Lewis R. Foster
Unknown: Sidney Buckman
Unknown: Phillipa Hiatt
Unknown: Peter Madden
Unknown: David Miller
Unknown: Malcolm Graeme
Production By: Peter Creswell
Hubert H opper, State Governor: Sydney Keith
Mrs Hopper, his wife: Inez Gibbs
Jim Taylor, a political boss: Kent Stevenson
Chick McGann, his jackal: Leslie Bradley
Senator Joseph Payne: Leo McCabe
Susan, his daughter: Mabel Buckley
Jefferson Smith, an idealist: James Edmunds
Mrs Smith, his mother: Ethel Lodge
Saunders, a political secretary: Barbara Blair
Diz Moore, a newspaper correspondent: Fred O'Donovan
Cook: Leslie Perrins
Griffiths: Andrew Gray

: NORMAN ALLIN (bass)

Three poems by Michael Angelo
Wolf
1 Wohl denk' ich oft. 2 Alles endet was entstehet. 3 Fiihlt meine Seele

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Angelo

: 'GREEK INDEPENDENCE'

A talk by Compton Mackenzie ,O.B.E.

Contributors

Talk By: Compton MacKenzie

: 'THE CANADIANS ENTERTAIN AGAIN'

Another camp concert given by members of the Canadian contingent
' somewhere in England '
Compere, Bob Bowman

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Bowman

: ' MONDAY NIGHT AT EIGHT

Presented by Harry S. Pepper and Ronald Waldman
Ronald Gourley
' Inspector Hornleigh Investigates '
(No. 17-3rd series) by H. W. Priwin with S. J. Warmington as Inspector Hornleigh
Puzzle Corner
??? Guess ???
Beatrice Lillie
' 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.

Contributors

Presented By: Harry S. Pepper
Presented By: Ronald Waldman
Unknown: Ronald Gourley
Unknown: H. W. Priwin
Unknown: S. J. Warmington
Unknown: Beatrice Lillie
Unknown: Ernest Dudley
Unknown: Gordon Crier
Presented By: Leonard Urry
Unknown: Davy Burnaby
Unknown: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Ronald Gourley

: 'TRADE UNIONS IN WARTIME '-2

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.

Contributors

Unknown: W. Holmes
Unknown: W. Holmes

: SOLOMON

plays
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.

: 'SHETLAND'

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.

Contributors

Produced By: John Gough
Unknown: John Gough
Unknown: Finlay Currie

: CABARET

from the Polygon Hotel,
Southampton
Listen to :
Jeanne de Casalis
(Mrs. Feather)
Evelyn Dove (the girl with the golden voice)
Eric Barker
(the prince of satirists) and dance to :
Fred Ballerini and his Dance Band
Presented by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Jeanne de Casalis
Unknown: Evelyn Dove
Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: Fred Ballerini
Presented By: Leslie Bridgmont

: THE BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Laurance Turner
Conductor, Gideon Fagan

Contributors

Leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Gideon Fagan








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