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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: ' MORNING STAR

Records of Tessie O'Shea

Contributors

Unknown: Tessie O'Shea

: ' UP IN THE MORNING EARLY'

Exercises for younger men (7.30) and older women (7.40)

: NEWS

and summary of today's Home Service programmes

: ' THE KITCHEN FRONT'

A talk about what to eat and where to get it

: THOMAS DANDO

at the theatre organ
Selection: All Smiles

: SCHUMANN

Trio in G minor, Op. 110 played by the Holst Trio-Henry Hoist (violin) ; Helen Just (cello) ;
Phyllis Sellick (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Phyllis Sellick

: LOCKIER GROSVENOR OCTET

Directed by Edgar Hawke

Contributors

Directed By: Edgar Hawke

: PIANO RECITAL

by Robert Edwards

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Edwards

: 'AT HOME TODAY'

A topical magazine programme

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 25 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 46 of ' Each Returning Day '

: Music While You Work

Music of the films, on records

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

11.0 Music and movement for juniors
Ann Driver
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

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Driver
Written By: E. Amot Robertson
Written By: See Cobbeit

: JACK LEON and his Orchestra

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.

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Leon
Unknown: Jack Leon

: BAND OF H.M. ROYAL MARINES

(Plymouth Division)
(by permission of Brigadier R. C. A. Glunicke, A.D.C.)
Conductor, Major F. J. Ricketts

Contributors

Conductor: Major F. J. Ricketts

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Conducted by Gordon Thorne

Contributors

Conducted By: Gordon Thorne

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

2.0 Music-making : The complete tune '—Sir Walford Davies
2.15 Interlude
2.20 Biology:
' Learning about the world around us '-A. D. Peacock , D.Sc.
2.35 Interlude
2.40 Junior English
Request programme

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Walford Davies
Unknown: A. D. Peacock

: Music While You Work

with Geraldo and his Dance Orchestra

: 'THE GREAT McGONAGALL'

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.

Contributors

Unknown: William McGonagall
Produced By: Moultrie R. Kelsall
Unknown: William McGonagall.

: 'RHAPSODY IN BLACK '—

Music in ebony from Harlem to
Savannah featuring
Elizabeth Welch , Frisco, Evelyn Dove , Malmaison, and the Georgia
Crackers
The BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Script written by the compere, James Dyrenforth. Produced by Roy Speer

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Welch
Unknown: Evelyn Dove
Unknown: Hyam Greenbaum
Unknown: James Dyrenforth.
Produced By: Roy Speer

: GWASANAETH GOSBER

(Studio Service in Welsh)
Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r llyfr 'Bob
Bore o Newydd'

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' 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.

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Jones
Unknown: Betty Astell
Unknown: Ewart Scott
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Unknown: Gladys Young
Unknown: Philip Wade
Unknown: Ernest Jay
Unknown: Stephen Jack
Unknown: Owen Reed
Unknown: Ben Wright
Unknown: Alexander Graham Bell.
Unknown: Ben Wright.

: ' THE WORLD GOES BY '

F. H. Grjsewood brings to the microphone some people in the news, people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain

Contributors

Unknown: F. H. Grjsewood

: Announcements

National and Regional, followed at not earlier than 7.20 by Scottish and Northern Ireiand

: 'GO TO IT!'

2-Aircraft Production
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

Contributors

Produced By: W. Farquharson

: BBC ORCHESTRA

(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.

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Malcolm Sargent

: 'RHYTHM ON REEDS'

An American meander with Phil Green , presented by Hugh Shirreff

Contributors

Unknown: Phil Green
Presented By: Hugh Shirreff

: ' NORTH OF THE TWEED*

A talk by George Blake

Contributors

Talk By: George Blake

: GAELIC SONGS

A recital by James C. MacPhee

Contributors

Unknown: James C. MacPhee

: BERT FIRMAN

and his Orchestra








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