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: NEWS

and summary to today's programmes for the Forces

: Recordings of THE BOSTON PROMENADE ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Arthur Fiedler

Contributors

Conducted By: Arthur Fiedler

: ' UP IN THE MORNING EARLY'

7.30 Physical exercises for younger women
7.40 Physical exercises for older men

: NEWS

and summary of today's Home Service programmes

: ' WHAT SHALL WE HAVE TODAY?'

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

Contributors

Unknown: D. L. Cnmp

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Conducted by Gideon Fagan

Contributors

Conducted By: Gideon Fagan

: 'TUNES OF YESTERDAY'

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

: HERRING HARVEST

' Fishermen's work and the nation's food'
A talk by Adam Brown

Contributors

Talk By: Adam Brown

: Time signal, Greenwich: THE DAILY SERVICE

from page 17 of ' New Every Morning '

: AL BOLLlNGTON

at the theatre organ

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

11.0 Music for every day (Ages 9-15)
' Finding the unexpected '
Ronald Biggs
11.20 Interlude
11.25 English for under-nines
'Ten-minute tales', by Rhoda Power
11.35 Interlude
11.40 Senior geography (Ages 11-15)
Japan-2: The City of Tokio '
Gerald Samson

: PIANO MUSIC

played by Michal Hambourg

Contributors

Played By: Michal Hambourg

: I SWING SONG '

A programme of swing, harmony, and song with Clarence Wright , the Revue Chorus, and A. H. Morgan and his
Rhythmic Players
Music arranged by A. H. Morgan
Presented by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Clarence Wright
Arranged By: A. H. Morgan
Presented By: Leslie Bridgmont

: 'HEDGES AND HEDGEROWS'

An aspect of the English countryside, by the Hon. James Best

Contributors

Unknown: James Best

: 'THE BROAD HIGHWAY'

A programme of gramophone records presented by Scott Goddard

Contributors

Presented By: Scott Goddard

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

2.0 Nature study (Ages 9-12)
' Glow-worms and frog-hoppers '
A. W. Waterston
2.15 Interlude
2.20 Physical training (for use in classrooms) — Edith Dowling
2.35 Interlude
2.40 British history (Ages 11-15)
' Britain finds herself '
Planned by Edith Macqueen
' Emigration '

Contributors

Unknown: W. Waterston
Unknown: Edith Dowling
Unknown: Edith MacQueen

: 'A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY THROUGH FRANCE'

by Laurence Sterne
Arranged for broadcasting by D. G. Bridson
Cast
' 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.

Contributors

Unknown: Laurence Sterne
Parson Yorick: Robert Farquharson
La Fleur: Alan Wheatley
The Monk: Bryan Powley
Mons Dessein: Wilfred Pickles
The Lady of the Remise: Mildred Dyson
The Grisset: Norma Wilson
The Bookseller: Ivor Barnard
Mons Ie Count: Ivan Samson
The Fille de Chambre: Una Wayne
The Maitre d'Hotel: Norman Partriege
Maria: Doreen Brian

: TALKING IT OVER

' Frenchwomen in wartime
Robert Reid

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Reid

: 'THE SUMMER REVELLERS'

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.
[Home Service continued overleaf

Contributors

Unknown: Nan Kenway
Unknown: Douglas Young
Soprano: Barbara Bartell
Soprano: Tommy Sandilands
Tenor: Laurance Holmes
Baritone: James Ramsay
Unknown: Ella Drummond
Unknown: Joan Morton
Unknown: David Graves
Produced By: George Hay
Unknown: Nan Ken
Unknown: Ronald Frankau
Unknown: Naunton Wayne
Unknown: Will Seymour

: Y NEWYDDION

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

Contributors

Unknown: David Raymond

: FEL NA CHOLLER DIM'

Sut i gael y gorau allan o'n bwydydd, gan Myfanwy Howell
(A talk in Welsh)

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Jan of the Windmill '
A serial play adapted by Barbara Sleigh from the book by Juliana
Ewing
Part 3-' Screeving 'with

Contributors

Adapted By: Barbara Sleigh
Jan: Patricia Hayes
Amabel: Mirren Wood
George Sannell: Stephen Jack

: A LITTLE TIME '

with Vera Lennox and Dudley Rolph . in songs and sketches
Ivor Dennis at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: Vera Lennox
Unknown: Dudley Rolph
Unknown: Ivor Dennis

: FARMING TODAY

' Haymaking '
J. G. Stewart and A. G. Street

Contributors

Unknown: J. G. Stewart

: 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
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)

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Melford
Unknown: Patricia Leonard
Unknown: Vernon Harris
Unknown: Eric Spear.
Dialogue By: Aubrey Danvers-Walker
Dialogue By: Harry O'Donovan.
Unknown: Eric Spear.
Conducted By: Hyam Green
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
3-' Should we pray for victory ? '

Contributors

Unknown: Canon F. A. Cockin

: ' VANITY FAIR '— 10

' 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

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Audrey Lucas
Novel By: W. M. Thackeray
Produced By: Moray McLaren
Becky Sharp: Pamela Stanley
Rawdon Crawley: D. A. Clarke-Smith

: THE BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Overture on a Spanish march theme
Balakirev
A Canadian Kermesse (based on popular tunes)....Benjamin Britten
(First performance)
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).

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Unknown: Benjamin Britten

: ' SEA BREEZE'

A light comedy for radio by Fenn Sherie with music by Eric Ansell
Cast
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

Contributors

Unknown: Fenn Sherie
Music By: Eric Ansell
Played By: Audrey Cameron
Played By: Hugh Morton
Played By: Horace Percival
Played By: Geoffrey Wincott
Played By: Foster Carlin
Unknown: Charles Shadwell
Production By: Ronald Waldman
Sylvia Dare: Sylvia Marriott
Martin Conway: Patrick Waddington
Miss Bagshott: Gwen Lewis
Prpfessor Mildmay: Richard Goolden
Briggs: Reginald Purdell

: A SHORT MID-WEEK SERVICE

Address by the Rev. W. D. L. Greer ,
General Secretary of the Student
Christian Movement

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. D. L. Greer

: BEETHOVEN AND BRAHMS

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 '.

Contributors

Played By: Max Rostal
Violin: Sela Trau
Cello: Louis Kentner

: THOMAS HARDY

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.

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Desmond MacCarthy

: JACK WHITE AND HIS BAND

with Tony Morris and Norma Clarke

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Morris
Unknown: Norma Clarke








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