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: Time from NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: BOBBY PAGAN

at the theatre organ

: ' UP IN THE MORNING EARLY'

7.30 Physical exercises for younger women
7.40 Physical exercises for older men
7.50 am Interlude

: NEWS

and summary of today's Home
Service programmes

: ' WHAT SHALL WE HAVE TODAY?'

A weekly guide to the foods now in season, with suggestions for their use in the day's menus, by D. L. Crimp

Contributors

Unknown: D. L. Crimp

: SONGS AND CELLO SOLOS

by Muriel Gale (contralto)
Audrey Piggott (cello)

Contributors

Contralto: Muriel Gale
Cello: Audrey Piggott

: AN ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Conducted by Gideon Fagan

Contributors

Conducted By: Gideon Fagan

: 'RUBBISH!'

An account of what happens to the contents of your dustbin told by the men who actually handle it Arranged by Harold Small

Contributors

Arranged By: Harold Small

: Time signal, Greenwich: THE DAILY SERVICE

from page 81 of 'New Every Morning '

: 'TUNES OF YESTERDAY'

Gramophone records of tunes we whistled and sang a year or two ago

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

11.0 Music for every day (Ages 9-15)
' Breaking new ground ' by Ronald Biggs
11.20 Interlude
1125 English for under-nines
(Ages 7-9)
Ten-minute tales by Rhoda Power
11.35 Interlude
11.40 Senior geography (Ages 11-15)
'The Far East'
Planned by E. G. R. Taylor
Japan-1: A Country Village in Honshu'
Gerald Samson

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Biggs
Unknown: E. G. R. Taylor
Unknown: Gerald Samson

: JACK DOWLE

at the theatre organ

: THE BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell

: SIM GROSSMAN AND HIS BAND

with Fred Latham

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Latham

: MODERN ENGLISH SONGS

sung by Francis Russell (tenor)

Contributors

Sung By: Francis Russell

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

2.0 Nature study (Ages 9-12)
Round the countryside:
'A visit to a sea-bird island' by Anthony Harthan
2.15 Interlude
2.20 Physical training (Ages 9-12)
(for use in classrooms)
Edith Dowling
2.35 Interlude
2.40 British history (Ages 11-15)
' Britain finds herself '
Planned by Edith Macqueen
' Freedom for women '. Adapted from material supplied by Mary Stocks

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Harthan
Unknown: Edith Dowling
Unknown: Edith MacQueen
Unknown: Mary Stocks

: GEIGER AND HIS ORCHESTRA

[Home Service continued overleaf

: THE TORQUAY MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Leader, Harold F. Petts
Conductor, Ernest W. Goss
Mischel Cherniavsky (cello)
Saint-Snens's Cello Concerto in A minor was composed in 1872 and first performed at a Paris Conservatoire concert in the following year. In its construction it shows the influence of Liszt, for it is in one continuous movement, consisting of three sections that in outline correspond to the three movements of classical procedure. Rut these sections are all thematically related to one another: the music is almost entirely based on the thematic material announced in the opening allegro section.

Contributors

Leader: Harold F. Petts
Conductor: Ernest W. Goss
Cello: Mischel Cherniavsky

: TALKING IT OVER

' You and your clothes'
Dora Shackell

Contributors

Unknown: Dora Shackell

: 'ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER'

A musical train of thought devised and presented by Doris Arnold

Contributors

Presented By: Doris Arnold

: 'Y NEWYDDION'

Ynghyd a sgwrs, ' Ar y Cyfandir' gan David Raymond
(News and news talk in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: David Raymond

: CYHOEDDI EISTEDDFOD GENEDLAETHOL, 1940

Disgrifiad llygad-dyst o'r seremoni yn
Aberpennar heddiw
(An eye-witness account of the Proclamation Ceremony of the National
Eisteddfod, 1940)

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Jan of the Windmill '
A serial play adapted by Barbara Sleigh from the book by Juliana
Ewing
Part 2-' Bogey ' with Patricia Hayes , Patricia Roberts , Mirren Wood , Norman Kendall , Philip Wade , Owen Reed ,
Gladys Young , and Audrey Cameron

Contributors

Adapted By: Barbara Sleigh
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Patricia Roberts
Unknown: Mirren Wood
Unknown: Norman Kendall
Unknown: Philip Wade
Unknown: Owen Reed
Unknown: Gladys Young
Unknown: Audrey Cameron

: FARMING TODAY

' The farm-worker's part'
James Pressy , Wanford Durston , Charles Swatton , William Marchant
This evening the foreman, dairyman, shepherd, and carter of a well-known Wiltshire farm are coming to the microphone to discuss the parts they are playing in the war effort to produce more food from the land.
It is difficult to overstress the importance of the skilled men on the land today. They are responsible for directing the operations of the many voluntary helpers, who, however willing, cannot have acquired the experience of regular hands. Tonight each of the speakers will discuss the part which his own department of the farm can play in increasing production on the land.

Contributors

Unknown: James Pressy
Unknown: Wanford Durston
Unknown: Charles Swatton
Unknown: William Marchant

: EILEEN JOYCE

plays Chopin
Two preludes:
Op. 28, No. 1, in C. Op. 28, No. 17, in A flat
Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31

: Jimmy O'Dea in ' MELODY AND CO.'

with Jack Melford and Patricia Leonard
A new-style weekly show devised by Vernon Harris and Eric Spear
Dialogue by Aubrey Danvers-Walker and Harry O'Donovan. Music and lyrics by Eric Spear. Orchestrations by Ronald Binge
Cast
BBC Variety Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Ernest Longstaffe
Production by Vernon Harris
(A recording of this programme wili be broadcast to the Forces next
Wednesday at 12.20)

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Melford
Unknown: Patricia Leonard
Unknown: Vernon Harris
Dialogue By: Aubrey Danvers-Walker
Dialogue By: Harry O'Donovan.
Unknown: Eric Spear.
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe
Production By: Vernon Harris
Jimmy: Jimmy O'Dea
Mike: Jack Melford
Penny: Patricia Leonard
Angel: Marion Wilson
' Props ': Jacques Brown
Roddy: Sam Costa

: ' PRAYING IN TIME OF WAR'

An ex-Service man asks
Canon F. A. Cockin some questions
2-' Should we pray for protection ? '

Contributors

Unknown: Canon F. A. Cockin

: 'JUTLAND*

May 31, 1916
Compiled by ' Taffrail'
(Captain Taprell Dorling , D.S.O.,
F.R. Hist.S., R.N.)
Produced by John Cheatle
Once more ' Taffrail ' presents an aspect of war in terms of radio. You have recently heard his dramatic impressions of the work of the convoys and the mine-sweepers-now comes his radio reconstruction of the greatest naval engagement ever fought. ' Jutland ' has been broadcast before, but it is an epic well worth repeating on this the eve of its twenty-fourth anniversary.
From contemporary accounts of both sides ' Taffrail ' has reconstructed "the story of the great naval engagement of 1916 in which the Grand Fleet under Admiral Sir John Jellicoe fought the German High Seas Fleet under Vice-Admiral Scheer. The Battle of Trafalgar lost the British Navy 1,663 men killed and wounded ; at Jutland the figure was over 6,000. Jutland was a mighty framework in which was set on both sides all the bravery and traditional honour of the sea.

Contributors

Unknown: Captain Taprell Dorling
Produced By: John Cheatle

: 'WAR COMMENTARY'

Air Marshal Sir P. B. Joubert ,
K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir P. B. Joubert

: 'ARABIAN NIGHTMARES'

2-' The Enchanted Horse '
Adapted for radio by Henrik Ege with music by Henry Reed
Cast with the BBC Revue Chorus and Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra leader, Boris Pecker , conductor
Hyam Greenbaum
Production by David Porter.

Contributors

Unknown: Henrik Ege
Music By: Henry Reed
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Production By: David Porter.
j The King of Persia: C. Denier Warren
Prince Firouz, his son and heir: Jan Van Der Gucht
Nur-ed-din, Grand Vizier: Ewart Scott
Gholam, an Indian magician: Horace Percival
The Princess of Bengal: Sylvia Marriott
The Sultan of Cashmere: Ernest Sefton
The storyteller: Bruce Winston

: A SHORT MID-WEEK SERVICE

Address by The Rev. G. D. Henderson , D.D.,
D.Litt.,
Professor of Church History at
Aberdeen University

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. G. D. Henderson

: THE BBC ORCHESTRA

i (Section C)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
In 1812 a new theatre was opened at Pesth, for which Kotzebue wrote two plays, King Stephen, or Hungary's First Benefactor and The Ruins of Athens. For each of these plays Beethoven was commissioned to write- an overture and incidental music.
King Stephen deals with an episode in the life of Stephen I, who brought Christianity to Hungary in the tenth century and was later canonised. To this day Hungary is called after him ' the realm of St. Stephen '. The Overture, though not one of Beethoven's greatest, is full of melody with a strong Hungarian flavour.

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould








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