and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
7.30 Physical exercises for younger women
7.40 Physical exercises for older men
7.50 am Interlude
and summary of today's Home
A weekly guide to the foods now in season, with suggestions for their use in the day's menus, by D. L. Crimp
by Muriel Gale (contralto)
Audrey Piggott (cello)
Conducted by Gideon Fagan
An account of what happens to the contents of your dustbin told by the men who actually handle it Arranged by Harold Small
from page 81 of 'New Every Morning '
Gramophone records of tunes we whistled and sang a year or two ago
11.0 Music for every day (Ages 9-15)
' Breaking new ground ' by Ronald Biggs
1125 English for under-nines
Ten-minute tales by Rhoda Power
11.40 Senior geography (Ages 11-15)
'The Far East'
Planned by E. G. R. Taylor
Japan-1: A Country Village in Honshu'
E. G. R.
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
with Fred Latham
sung by Francis Russell (tenor)
2.0 Nature study (Ages 9-12)
Round the countryside:
'A visit to a sea-bird island' by Anthony Harthan
2.20 Physical training (Ages 9-12)
(for use in classrooms)
2.40 British history (Ages 11-15)
' Britain finds herself '
Planned by Edith Macqueen
' Freedom for women '. Adapted from material supplied by Mary Stocks
[Home Service continued overleaf
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.
' You and your clothes'
A musical train of thought devised and presented by Doris Arnold
Ynghyd a sgwrs, ' Ar y Cyfandir' gan David Raymond
(News and news talk in Welsh)
Disgrifiad llygad-dyst o'r seremoni yn
(An eye-witness account of the Proclamation Ceremony of the National
' Jan of the Windmill '
A serial play adapted by Barbara Sleigh from the book by Juliana
Part 2-' Bogey ' with Patricia Hayes , Patricia Roberts , Mirren Wood , Norman Kendall , Philip Wade , Owen Reed ,
Gladys Young , and Audrey Cameron
' 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.
Op. 28, No. 1, in C. Op. 28, No. 17, in A flat
Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31
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
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)
' Props ':
An ex-Service man asks
Canon F. A. Cockin some questions
2-' Should we pray for protection ? '
Canon F. A.
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.
Air Marshal Sir P. B. Joubert ,
K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.
Sir P. B.
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
Production by David Porter.
j The King of Persia:
Prince Firouz, his son and heir:
Nur-ed-din, Grand Vizier:
Gholam, an Indian magician:
The Princess of Bengal:
The Sultan of Cashmere:
Address by The Rev. G. D. Henderson , D.D.,
Professor of Church History at
Rev. G. D.
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.