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: News

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: Light Orchestral Music from France

on gramophone records
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Constant Lambert; New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Goossens; London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Antal Dorati; London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Constant Lambert

: Songs and Violin Solos

May Sabeston Walker (soprano)
Beatrix Marr (violin)


Soprano: Sabeston Walker
Violin: Beatrix Marr

: Dudley Savage

at the theatre organ

: News

and summary of today's Home Service programmes

: Auld Lang Syne

A Scots medley recorded by Debroy Somers and his Band, with male voice quartet and bagpipes


Unknown: Debroy Somers

: Sunday Morning Service

from a church
Organ voluntary
9.30 Order of Service Sentences
Praise to the Lord (Rv. C.H. 22 ;
A. and M. 657; S.P. 626)
Lesson: I Peter iv, 12-19; v, 6-11 Metrical psalm xlvi, 1-5 Prayers
Thou whose almighty word (Rv C.H. 364; A. and M. 360 ; S.P. 303)
Address by the Rev. George Barclay
O God of truth (Rv. C.H. 531 ; A. and M. 513 ; S.P. 597)
Organist, Percy L. Goode


Unknown: Rev. George Barclay
Organist: Percy L. Goode

: Two Comedy Overtures

on gramophone records
Halle Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty; London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty

: Music While You Work

Played by Dudley Beaven at the theatre organ


Organist: Dudley Beaven

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Radio Times in the 1940s - War and Peace 8 December 2018
Radio Times in the 1940s - War and Peace 8 December 2018

: Dudley Hippodrome Orchestra

Conductor, Harry Pell


Conductor: Harry Pell

: Schumann's 'Carnaval'

played by Irene Kohler (piano)


Pianist: Irene Kohler

: Lloyd Thomas

at the theatre organ
Selection of the music of Edward German

: Ballets and Madrigals

BBC Singers (A)
Margaret Godley, Margaret Rees, Doris Owens, Joyce Sutton, Bradbridge White, Martin Boddey, Stanley Riley, Samuel Dyson
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
(All edited by E.H. Fellowes)


Unknown: Margaret Godley
Unknown: Margaret Rees
Unknown: Doris Owens
Unknown: Joyce Sutton
Unknown: Bradbridge White
Unknown: Martin Boddey
Unknown: Stanley Riley
Unknown: Samuel Dyson
Conducted By: Trevor Harvey
Edited By: E. H. Fellowes

: Park and Dare Workmen's Silver Band

Conductor, Haydn Bebb


Conductor: Haydn Bebb

: In Your Garden

C. H. Middleton


Unknown: H. Middleton

: Sunday Orchestral Concert

BBC Orchestra (Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Norman Walker (bass)


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Bass: Norman Walker

: From a Deanery Window

A talk about religious books and events by the Very Rev. F.A. Iremonger, Dean of Lichfield


Unknown: Very Rev. F. A. Iremonger

: I Too Sing America

Negro music and verse. Verse spoken by Josephine Wilson. Music from gramophone records.


Verse spoken by: Josephine Wilson.
Devised by: Denis Preston
Producer: Leslie Perowne

: Ivor Gurney's Songs

sung by Sinclair Logan (baritone)
Desire in spring; When death to either shall come; Edward, Edward; Down by the Salley Gardens; The fields are full; Captain Stratton's fancy; Severn meadows


Baritone: Sinclair Logan

: Irish Rhythms

played by The Irish Rhythms Orchestra conducted by David Curry with songs by James Johnston


Conducted By: David Curry
Songs By: James Johnston

: Newyddion

Hefyd sgwrs ar ' Gadwraeth dydd yr Arglwydd ' gan y Parch. R.J. Rees.
(News and a talk in Welsh)


Unknown: R. J. Rees.

: Children's Hour

Stories and singing
A folk tale told by Harcourt Williams; some community hymn-singing with the children of the Greenbank Co-Operative Choir; and a true story about a zebra - 'Zoe', by Violet Campbell, told by Mac.


Unknown: Violet Campbell

: Everyman and the War

Anonymous statements by all sorts of people

: Beethoven

Trio in E flat, Op. 70, No. 2 played by the Maurice Cole Trio Winifred Small (violin) ; Kathleen Moorhouse (cello) ; Maurice Cole (piano)


Violin: Kathleen Moorhouse

: A Havana Holiday

with Don Felipe and the Cuban Caballeros
Presented by Hugh Shirreff


Unknown: Don Felipe
Presented By: Hugh Shirreff

: Sunday Evening Service

Theme - 'Jesus and ourselves '
4 - ' Who is my neighbour ? '
Introductory music
8.0 Order of Service
My God, how wonderful thou art (A. and M. 169 ; S.P. 581 ; Rv. C.H. 27)
Prayers Psalm i
Lesson: St. Luke x, 25-37
Son of God, eternal Saviour (A. and M. 677 ; S.P. 339 ; Rv. C.H. 359)
Address by the Rev. W. S. A. Robertson (Brotherhood of St. Francis)
Gracious spirit, holy ghost (A. and M. 210 ; S.P. 507 ; Rv. C.H. 484)


Unknown: Rev. W. S. A. Robertson

: Week's Good Cause

An appeal on behalf of the British Committee for the French Red Cross, by Andre Maurois
Contributions will be gratefully knowledged, and should be addressed to The Hon. Treasurer, [address removed]


Unknown: Andre Maurois

: The BBC Theatre Orchestra

visits a well-known spa.
A Popular Concert by Stanford Robinson and the BBC Theatre Orchestra, supported by the BBC Theatre Chorus, Joan Cross, Dennis Noble, Rawicz and Landauer (at two pianos)
This is the first appearance in public of Stanford Robinson conducting his popular radio orchestra. The programme will include characteristic items from its repertoire.


Unknown: Joan Cross
Unknown: Dennis Noble
Unknown: Stanford Robinson

: Information to the Enemy

by G.R. Rainier
A highly imaginative play for broadcasting intended to show that 'careless talk may give away vital secrets'.
Played by members of the BBC Repertory Company
(Originally broadcast on June 4)


Writer: G.R. Rainier
Producer: Peter Creswell

: Epilogue

'A very present help in trouble '
5-' The Lord is King '
Psalm xxiv ; Isaiah xlv, 18-25 ; Rejoice ! The Lord is King (S.P. 632) ; Psalm xcix, 1

: Orchestral Concert

Conductor, Gideon Fagan


Conductor: Gideon Fagan

: BBC Salon Orchestra

Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater


Leader: Jean Pougnet
Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

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