and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Tessie O'Shea
Exercises for younger men (7.30) and older women (7.40)
and summary of today's Home Service programmes
A talk about what to eat and where to get it
at the theatre organ
Selection: All Smiles
Trio in G minor, Op. 110 played by the Holst Trio-Henry Hoist (violin) ; Helen Just (cello) ;
Phyllis Sellick (piano)
Directed by Edgar Hawke
by Robert Edwards
A topical magazine programme
from p. 25 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 46 of ' Each Returning Day '
Music of the films, on records
11.0 Music and movement for juniors
11.20 Current affairs
11.40 For home listening
'Mr. Cobbett in North Africa written by E. Amot Robertson
See Cobbeit 's Corner, p. 4
Jack Leon , whose orchestra broadcast for the first time on April 9, has been conducting three nightly sessions at the London Casino since last year.
A child refugee from Belgium during the last war and now a British subject, Jack Leon has done such varied things in the world of music as conducting the Guildhall Orchestra for folk dancing in Hyde Park, conducting the London Symphony Orchestra for ballet, and conducting two separate bands daily at the Prince of Wales Theatre for upwards of seven years.
(by permission of Brigadier R. C. A. Glunicke, A.D.C.)
Conductor, Major F. J. Ricketts
Major F. J.
Conducted by Gordon Thorne
2.0 Music-making : The complete tune '—Sir Walford Davies
' Learning about the world around us '-A. D. Peacock , D.Sc.
2.40 Junior English
with Geraldo and his Dance Orchestra
A study in invincible ineptitude
Based on authentic incidents in the life of William McGonagall of Dundee-the Worst Poet in the World-by Rachel Reynolds
Produced by Moultrie R. Kelsall
Many poets have been hailed as the world's worst, but none more surely deserves the crown than that remarkable Dundee man, William McGonagall. Not that it worried him-for he thought himself greater than Shakespeare, and actually managed to appear on the stage in a Shakespeare play when he thought that the audience's laughter was acclamation. In this broadcast you will hear of McGonagall's life from his childhood to his youth, which he spent hand-loom weaving in Dundee, and on through the vicissitudes and triumphs of his poetic life. Naturally enough some of his poems will be heard, and you may judge for yourself whether or not they deserve their unhappy reputation.
Music in ebony from Harlem to
Elizabeth Welch , Frisco, Evelyn Dove , Malmaison, and the Georgia
The BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Script written by the compere, James Dyrenforth. Produced by Roy Speer
(Studio Service in Welsh)
Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r llyfr 'Bob
Bore o Newydd'
' Number, please '
The story of the telephone-a feature programme devised by Howard Jones with Betty Astell , Ewart Scott , Geoffrey Wincott , Gladys Young , Philip Wade , Ernest Jay , Stephen Jack ,
Owen Reed , Ben Wright
In 1879 the first telephone exchange in England, consisting of eight subscribers, was opened in London. The operators were small boys, and cheeky boys at that, and all in all it was quite an achievement when one subscriber managed to have an intelligible conversation with another.
Such landmarks as this in the history of the telephone will be recalled in this afternoon's programme.
The inventor of the telephone,
Alexander Graham Bell. will be played by that fine character actor Ben Wright. You will hear how Bell, a young Scots scientist emigrating to America, romantically discovered the secret of the telephone through his work of teaching the deaf to lip-read, and how his invention became world-wide despite scores of obstacles.
F. H. Grjsewood brings to the microphone some people in the news, people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain
National and Regional, followed at not earlier than 7.20 by Scottish and Northern Ireiand
A progress report on Britain's industrial war drive, produced by W. Farquharson Small
The second of a series of programmes on industry's greatest speed-up
The great drive for increased production of aircraft was not made to a dormant industry. The Royal Air Force expansion scheme started as long ago as the spring of 1935, and since then the entire aircraft industry has been called upon for ever-increasing output. In this programme men and women of the aircraft industry will tell of the spirit in which this demand is being met, and how they are affected at their work and in their homes. g
(Section B), leader Paul Beard
Conducted by Malcolm Sargent
Mozart's so-called ' Haffner' Symphony, No. 35, in D, originated in a serenade composed in 1782, at his father's request, for a festivity at the house of his Salzburg friends, the Haffners. It was written in great haste ; so great that when his father returned the score to him Mozart was ' quite surprised ' at its effectiveness.
The six-movement Serenade was cut down to a symphony the following year by the omission of the introductory march and one of the minuets, leaving four movements, but the serenade-like character of part of the finale reminds one of the origin of the work.
An American meander with Phil Green , presented by Hugh Shirreff
A talk by George Blake
A recital by James C. MacPhee