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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: 'MORNING STAR'

Records of Kitty Masters

: Up in the Morning Early

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

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

A thought for today

: NEWS

and summary of today's Home Service programmes

: ' THE KITCHEN FRONT'

A talk about what to eat and where to get it, by S. P. B. Mais

Contributors

Unknown: S. P. B. Mais

: FRANCES LANGFORD

with Paul Whiteman 's Concert
Orchestra on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Whiteman

: ENGLISH SONGS AND BALLADS

swng by Rita Clare (soprano) and Appleton Moore (baritone)

Contributors

Soprano: Rita Clare
Baritone: Appleton Moore

: CRESWELL COLLIERY BAND

Conductor, Harold Moss

Contributors

Conductor: Harold Moss

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 17 of New Every Morning ' and p. 12 of ' Each Returning Day '

: Music While You Work

played to you by Thomas Dando at the theatre organ
This fine theatre organist, Lancashire born, has been playing in cinemas since the age of sixteen. He is specially famous in the North where he is known everywhere as Dando.
His signature tune is 'Keep your sunny side up'.
He is renowned everywhere in the cinema world for his remarkable memory and has memorised over 5,000 tunes. Hence he has been called 'The World's Musical Memory Master'. On tour he entertains in the Norman Long manner - a song, a joke, and an organ.
He has broadcast on the BBC Theatre Organ on many occasions and toured the Lou Morris Circuit before succeeding Fredric Bayco at the Tottenham Court Road
Dominion. He is already becoming as well known in London as he has been for years in the North.

Contributors

Organist: Thomas Dando

: 'PEACETIME

A talk by J. W. Emerson Merrett

Contributors

Talk By: J. W. Emerson Merrett

: WILLIAM REES

and his Orchestra
Leader, Mary Mowat

Contributors

Leader: Mary Mowat

: FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN

Nature study : ' Round the countryside '

: ORGAN RECITAL

by Alan Stephenson from a cathedral

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Stephenson

: P- m- CHARLES ERNESCO and his Quintet

with Walter Midgley

Contributors

Unknown: Walter Midgley

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Conducted by Guy Warrack

Contributors

Conducted By: Guy Warrack

: ' CALLING ALL WOMEN

A five-minute talk on matters of urgent interest to the women behind the fighting line

: HENRY HALL

and his Orchestra
[Home Service continued overleaf

: FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN

British history: Men of mettle-
Henry Hudson ', by Rhoda Power

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Hudson
Unknown: Rhoda Power

: Music While You Work

played to you by Don Felipe and the Cuban Caballeros

Contributors

Unknown: Don Felipe

: - DOHNANYI

Sonata in B flat minor for cello and piano, Op. 8 played by James Phillips (cello) and Geoffrey Corbett (piano)

Contributors

Played By: James Phillips
Piano: Geoffrey Corbett

: 'THE SUMMER FOLLIES'

A concert party from the Welsh coast, presented by Will Catlin and Harry Bright , with Fred Miller , Millie Deane ,
John Myrddin , and the Fayre Four
Produced by Harry Bright

Contributors

Presented By: Will Catlin
Presented By: Harry Bright
Unknown: Fred Miller
Unknown: Millie Deane
Unknown: John Myrddin
Produced By: Harry Bright

: NEWYDDION

a Chyhoeddiadau Arbennig
(News and announcements in Welsh)

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Robin Hood and the Sorrowful Knight', a greenwood play by Franklyn Kelsey with Laidman Browne , Stephen Jack , Geoffrey Wincott , Ewart Scott ,
Ernest Jay , Philip Wade

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Hood
Play By: Franklyn Kelsey
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Stephen Jack
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Unknown: Ewart Scott
Unknown: Ernest Jay
Unknown: Philip Wade

: FARMING TODAY

' Planning ahead, for arable cropping '
W. S. Mansfield

Contributors

Unknown: S. Mansfield

: ' MELODY AND CO.'

A new-style weekly show devised by Vernon Harris and Eric Spear
BBC Revue Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Vernon Harris
(A recording of this programme will be broadcast next Wednesday)

Contributors

Unknown: Vernon Harris
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By: Vernon Harris
Jimmy: Jimmy O'Dea
Mike: Jack Melford
Penny: Patricia Leonard
Angel: Marion Wilson
' Props ': Jacques Brown

: THE CHURCH IN ACTION

4-' The heart of the conflict '
The Rev. W. Paton , D.D., Secretary of the International Missionary
Council

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. Paton

: Ronald Frankau's ' CABARET KITTENS'

A holiday entertainment
The cast includes
Bert Brownbill , Isobel Barrie , Clifford Deri , Paul Harford , Jack Tilman , Sylvia Dean , June Day, and Winifred Doran
Produced by Ronald Frankau
From a seaside resort

Contributors

Unknown: Bert Brownbill
Unknown: Isobel Barrie
Unknown: Clifford Deri
Unknown: Paul Harford
Unknown: Jack Tilman
Unknown: Sylvia Dean
Unknown: Winifred Doran
Produced By: Ronald Frankau

: 'THE LAND WE DEFEND'

1—' The North Country ' by D. G. Bridson
To all in Britain one part of this country remains dearer than all others. Here is the first programme of a series that is intended to give expression to some of these strong personal loyalties. Tonight you will hear something of what the North of England means to those whose lives have been lived in it.

Contributors

Unknown: D. G. Bridson

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Conducted by Maurice Johnston "
Sibelius
Symphony No. 5, in E flat Romance in C (for strings)
Sibelius's Fifth Symphony was composed in 1915 and was the result of a commission from the Finnish Government to mark the composer's fiftieth birthday. The work was revised in 1916 and 'practically composed anew' in 1918-19. Its style is very different from that magnificent but unpopular work, the No. 4 in A minor, the terseness and concentration of which find little or no place in the E flat major. Melody and harmonv are comparatively straightforward, and the orchestration rich and colourful.

Contributors

Conducted By: Maurice Johnston

: SHORT MID-WEEK SERVICE

Address by the Rev. W. H. Elliott

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. H. Elliott

: AMBROSE

and his Orchestra with Vera Lynn and Jack Cooper

Contributors

Unknown: Vera Lynn
Unknown: Jack Cooper

: VIRTUOSO WIND QUINTET

Edward Walker (flute), John McCarthy (oboe), Alwyn Kell (clarinet), Gilbert Vinter (bassoon),
Charles Gregory (horn)
The Virtuoso Wind Quintet made its debut in 1938 and gave its first broadcast in April. 1939. Owing to the war, the personnel of the combination had to be changed, Alwyn Kell taking the place of his brother Reginald, now a member of the HBC Salon Orchestra, and Charles Gregory taking the place of Alan Hyde as hornist.
Edward Walker and John McCarthy are well-known members of the London Symphony Orchestra. and Gilbert Vinter is one of the finest of the younger school of bassoon players and has already done much excellent work for radio combinations as an arranger.

Contributors

Flute: John McCarthy
Oboe: Alwyn Kell
Bassoon: Gilbert Vinter
Horn: Charles Gregory
Unknown: Alwyn Kell
Unknown: Charles Gregory
Unknown: Alan Hyde
Hornist: Edward Walker
Hornist: John McCarthy
Hornist: Gilbert Vinter








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