and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Popular tunes from the musical screen, on gramophone records
7.30 Physical exercises for younger men
and summary of today's Home
Conductor, Leonard Davies
The latest recordings of Tin-Pan
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Suite: Pelleas and Melisande
1 At the castle gate. 2 In the wood. 3 On the sea-shore. 4 A fountain in the park. 5 The three blind sisters. 6 Pastorale. 7 Melisande at the spinning-wheel. 8 Entr'acte. 9 Death of Melisande
Overture: The poisoned kiss
A topical magazine programme
from page 49 of ' New Every Morning '
11.0 0 Music and movement for juniors (Ages 7-9)
11 20 Current affairs (Ages 13 and over)
'The job of a District Officer in the Colonial Service
11.40 For home listening
' Let the children listen!'
' Mr. Cobbett in North Africa Written by E. Arnot Robertson See Cobbetl 's Corner', p. 12
Devised by Winifred I. Haward and Sam Jones
Many people from Lancashire are accustomed to spend their holidays in North Wales. This year the war has brought special problems, both for the holidaymaker and for those who cater for him. Today members of a Lancashire family will discuss some of their problems with three speakers who have been chosen for their knowledge of holiday attractions in North Wales.
2.0 Music-making (Ages 9-15)
' Why did you choose that second phrase ? '
Sir Walford Davies
2.20 Biology (Ages 1.1-15)
Our daily life:
' Man the experimenter'—
A. D. Peacock , D.Sc.
2.40 Junior English (Ages 9-12)
' Plays and stories '
Planned by Jean Sutcliffe
Dramatised ballad of ' Robin Hoed
Conducted by Gideon Fagan
being the story of Kirkpatrick Macmillan , often known as ' Daft Pate' Macmillan, a blacksmith of Dumfriesshire, who, one hundred years ago, invented the bicycle
The story is liable to be interrupted by two well-known cycling experts
(Inversnecky's oldest cyclist) and Jack Warner
(' Mind my bike!')
The programme devised and produced by Alan Melville and based on material supplied by J. Gordon Irving
Michael North and Gordon Crier present a radio version of their popular Alexandra Palace concert party, ' The Television Follies' with Vera Lennox , Helen Clare. Clarence Wright , Hugh Morton ,
Michael North and Dennis van Thai at two pianos
Produced by Gordon Crier
Watson Forbes (viola)
Myers Foggin (piano)
Bernard Walton (clarinet)
The clarinet was a novelty in Mozart's time and he was quick to exploit its possibilities. In few of his works has the instrument been used to such happy effect as in this curious combination with the viola.
It was written in the summer of 1786, probably for Stadler, the leading clarinettist of the time (for whom the Clarinet Quintet was written), and for Mozart's friends. Franziska and Gottfried von Jacquin, at whose house it was first performed. Mozart himself played the viola at this performance. It is in three movements and is generally accepted as one of the most perfect examples of chamber music.
(Studio service in Welsh)
Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r llyfr '
Bob Bore o Newydd '
5.20 For younger listeners
Nursery rhymes sung by Doris, and Charles's musical-box
set to music by Harold Fraser-Simson
Singers: Billie Baker , Linda Parker ,
Franklyn Kelsey , Bernard Ansell
The BBC Theatre Chorus (trained by Charles Groves ), the BBC Theatre Orchestra, leader Tate Gilder , conducted by Charles Groves
Programme arranged and produced by Gordon McConnel and Gwen Williams and introduced by Mac
with Donald Edge (piano), Leslie Lewis
(xylophone), Dorothy Paul (songs)
F. H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people in the news, people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain
followed at not earlier than 7.20 by Scottish and Northern Ireland
Famous song-writers on parade
No. 10—Cole Porter
The BBC Chorus and the Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Musical arrangements by Phil Cardew
The programme compiled by Joe Murrells
Presentation by Ronald Waldman
Solo piano, Louis Kentner
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Albert Wolff
God Save the King Solo piano, Louis Kentner
Albert Wolff , the distinguished French conductor, was born in Paris in 1884 and studied at the Paris Conservatoire. He is known in England chiefly by his gramophone recordings, but in America he has distinguished himself at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.
' Nuages ' and ' Fetes ' are the first two of three pieces of exquisite tone painting which Debussy called collectivelv Three Nocturnes. 'The title Nocturne ', he said, ' is to be interpreted here in a general and more particularly in a decorative sense. Therefore it is not meant to designate the usual form of Nocturne but rather all the various impressions and the special effects of light that the word suggests.'
A cheerful Variety cocktail with Scott and Whaley, Albert Sandier , Dave and Joe O'Gorman , Billy Danvers , Elsie Bower , Navarre
Hal Swain and his Swing Sisters
The Twelve Adorables, with Helene Caine. The Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra, conductor, William Pethers
Produced by Lewis Marks
A picture of how, in spite of mobilisation, air-raid precautions, and other lets and hindrances, life continues in the capital of France with Laidman Browne and Fred O'Donovan as the travellers from
Written and produced by Robert Kemp
So far as broadcasting is concerned, the British Home Front has been pretty well covered. Now comes another side of the picture. How are our Allies, the French, coping with" the war in terms of the farm, the fireside, and life in general away from shell and shot ?
Robert Kemp has just returned from France where he has been collecting material for the three programmes on the French Home I'ront of which tonight's is the first. In this broadcast he will present a picture of wartime Paris, showing how for one thing the life of the French capital has been robbed of practically all men below the age of fifty, and how, for another, Paris looks after its population during air raids.
Kemp introduces these new feature programmes in an article on page 7.
A new monthly programme reporting sayings and doings in Scotland in wartime, by George Blake
George Blake , novelist and radio commentator, makes a welcome return to the microphone in this, the first of a new series in which, with the assistance of other Scots men and women, he will describe the most important and interesting things that have been happening lately ' North of the Tweed '.
With his wry humour and warm
Scottish voice, Blake has been judged by many to be the ideal radio com- mentator, and certainly he excelled in those commentaries where he dealt with his beloved Clydesidemost particularly will be remembered his descriptions of the launchings of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, and of the maiden voyage of the former.
Ie clair aithrisear anns am bi orain Ghaidhealach ann an Gaidhlig na h-Albann agus an Gaidhlig na h-Eireann Ie Ceol Inneil
(Scottish and Irish Gaelic songs)
with Tony Morris and Norma Clarke
A lieder recital by John Morel (baritone)
Fussreise (Morike) (Over hill and dale)
Schon streckt ich aus im Bett (Italian
Book) (When I lay resting)
Ein Standchen Euch zu bringen
(Italian Book) (A serenade to bring you)
Lehe wohl (Morike) (Farewell)
Der Tambour (Morike) (The drummer)
Er ist's (Morike) (Song to spring)
Um Mitternacht (Morike) (At midnight)
See the article on Hugo Wolf in 'This Week's Radio Music' on p. 8