and summary to today's programmes for the Forces
Conducted by Arthur Fiedler
7.30 Physical exercises for younger women
7.40 Physical exercises for older men
and summary of today's Home Service programmes
A weekly guide to the foods now in Reason with suggestions for their use in the day's menus, by D. L. Cnmp
Conducted by Gideon Fagan
Gramophone records of tunes we whistled and sang a year or two ago
' Fishermen's work and the nation's food'
A talk by Adam Brown
from page 17 of ' New Every Morning '
11.0 Music for every day (Ages 9-15)
' Finding the unexpected '
11.25 English for under-nines
'Ten-minute tales', by Rhoda Power
11.40 Senior geography (Ages 11-15)
Japan-2: The City of Tokio '
played by Michal Hambourg
A programme of swing, harmony, and song with Clarence Wright , the Revue Chorus, and A. H. Morgan and his
Music arranged by A. H. Morgan
Presented by Leslie Bridgmont
An aspect of the English countryside, by the Hon. James Best
A programme of gramophone records presented by Scott Goddard
2.0 Nature study (Ages 9-12)
' Glow-worms and frog-hoppers '
A. W. Waterston
2.20 Physical training (for use in classrooms) — Edith Dowling
2.40 British history (Ages 11-15)
' Britain finds herself '
Planned by Edith Macqueen
' Emigration '
by Laurence Sterne
Arranged for broadcasting by D. G. Bridson
' They order these things better in France.* This phrase was the motif of ' A Sentimental Journey ', written by that incorrigible and unrepentant eighteenth-century wit, Laurence Sterne.
He was a strange mixture. Besides being a parson, he was at one and the same time a cynic and a sentimentalist ; a moralist and the possessor of a naughty roving eye; a stylist, a master of English prose, and a superficial trickster who fell back on quips and quirks and eccentricities. In short, he was a man of his age and a little bit beyond it.
But people still read the ' Sentimental Journey ' and keep it alongside the same author's ' Tristram Shandy ' as an ideal bedside book, so that they can dip into it at leisure and share ever and again the light-hearted amours and intrigues of the traveller among the citizens of eighteenth-century France.
It is in this spirit that D. G. Bridson is recalling and re-enacting some of the more memorable (and more repeatable) episodes this afternoon.
The Lady of the Remise:
Mons Ie Count:
The Fille de Chambre:
The Maitre d'Hotel:
' Frenchwomen in wartime
with Nan Kenway and Douglas Young
Barbara Bartell (soprano), Tommy Sandilands (tenor), Laurance Holmes (baritone), James Ramsay (light comedian), George Bowler (light comedian), Ella Drummond (soubrette), Joan Morton (soubrette),
David Graves (comedian)
Orchestra under the direction of Cyril Addison
Produced by George Hay
A piano scholarship to the Royal College of Music brought Nan Ken way to England from her native Australia, but she always had an urge to go on the stage and made her debut with Ronald Frankau 's ' White Kittens '. After playing in a concert party with Naunton Wayne at New-quay, she joined Will Seymour 's ' Bubbles' as comedienne and tap-dancer. Douglas Young joined the company, and they were married within a year.
Douglas started life in an insurance office and then got a job as a reporter on the Richmond and Twickenham Times. But he also wanted to go on the stage. He began as a baritone, and one thing led to another- -character work, satire, Bubbles, and Kenway and Young.
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ynghyd a sgwrs, ' Ar y Cyfandir', gan David Raymond
(News and news talk in Welsh)
Sut i gael y gorau allan o'n bwydydd, gan Myfanwy Howell
(A talk in Welsh)
' Jan of the Windmill '
A serial play adapted by Barbara Sleigh from the book by Juliana
Part 3-' Screeving 'with
with Vera Lennox and Dudley Rolph . in songs and sketches
Ivor Dennis at the piano
' Haymaking '
J. G. Stewart and A. G. Street
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
The BBC Revue Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Hyam Green baum
Production by Vernon Harris
(A recording of this programme will be broadcast to the Forces next Wednesday at 12.20)
An ex-Service man asks
Canon F. A. Cockin some questions
3-' Should we pray for victory ? '
Canon F. A.
' The very best of company '
An adaptation for broadcasting by Audrey Lucas of the novel by W. M. Thackeray with and Produced by Moray McLaren
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Overture on a Spanish march theme
A Canadian Kermesse (based on popular tunes)....Benjamin Britten
The rich variety of rhythm and colour and emotional power of Spanish folk music have strongly appealed to Russian and French composers. Glinka, Balakirev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Lalo, Bizet, Chabrier, Debussy, and Ravel have all written one or more works either based on Spanish tunes or frankly setting out to secure the ' atmosphere ' of Spain.
Glinka gave Balakirev two themes that he had himself noted down in Spain: one, a march theme, Balakirev used in his Overture which was completed in 1857, and the other was used in a Spanish Serenade (1890).
A light comedy for radio by Fenn Sherie with music by Eric Ansell
Stewards, stewardesses, officials, passengers, etc., played by Audrey Cameron , Hugh Morton , Horace Percival , Geoffrey Wincott , and Foster Carlin
The BBC Chorus and the Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra, cbnducted by Charles Shadwell
. Production by Ronald Waldman
Address by the Rev. W. D. L. Greer ,
General Secretary of the Student
Rev. W. D. L.
played by Max Rostal (violin), Sela Trau (cello), Louis Kentner (piano)
Brahms's Piano Trio No. 1, in B, Op. 8, was originally published in 1854 and is therefore his first really ambitious work. But in 1891 he published a revised version that, except for the Scherzo, was virtually a new work. New thematic material was added to the principal themes of the three other movements and each movement reconstructed. The result is, as H. C. Colles points out, that in the progress of development the open countenance of youth becomes lined with the experience of age '.
A reading from his novels and his poems
Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840, and already you may have heard Desmond MacCarthy 's centenary tribute to him.
Hardy was one of the giants of Victorian literature, an author who wrote not only magnificent novels but poetry and short stories that rank high in the history of the English conte, while his great play of the Napoleonic era, The Dynasts, amply proved his grasp of history and period.
with Tony Morris and Norma Clarke