and summary of today's programmes for the Forces.
Records of Evelyn Dall.
Exercises for younger women (7.30) and older men (7.40).
and summary of today's Home Service programmes.
A talk about what to eat and where to get it by S.P.B. Mais.
S. P. B.
Recent recordings of popular hits.
Winifride Ingham (contralto)
John Turner (tenor)
Conducted by Harold Collins
from p. 101 of New Every Morning ' and p. 16 of ' Each Returning Day '
An orchestral concert
Conducted by Maurice Johnstone
Popular dance music and songs on gramophone records
A short story written for broadcasting by B. L. Jacot and read by Philip Cunningham
A programme of listeners' requests arranged and presented by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ
(John Duncan , George Steam Scott , Claude Pilgrim , Reginald Mitchell )
Produced by Eric Fawcett
Presented by Eva Martin
John Morgan , M.P., followed by A talk on the ' cottage pig'
No man is busier than John Morgan who is giving a five-minute curtain-raiser to the backyard talk each week. In addition to being Labour M.P. for Doncaster, he is Secretary for the War Agricultural District Committee for the Saffron Walden area of Essex where he lives. It covers 33 parishes, and a survey is being made of every farm.
The talk that will follow will consider some of the aspects of the recent campaign by the Small Pig-Keepers' Council. All over the country people have starred keeping pigs — A.R.P. workers, policemen, dustmen, and* others. Some of the clubs are run on a co-operative basis. others after the traditional lines of the village pig club
Conductor, John Faulds
Philip Malcolm (baritone)
Conducted by Guy Warrack
played by Henry Hall and his Orchestra
An outside broadcast programme depicting civilian volunteer land-workers on the job
String Quartet played by Clifford Knowles (first violin), Raymond Cohen
, Norman Cunliffe (viola),
Leonard Baker (cello)
Some critics have held that chamber music was not Delius's real medium of expression. It is true that he moved uncomfortably within the limits of the classical forms that have become more or less de rigueur in chamber music, but he wrote few things more characteristic than this Second Quartet, composed in 1916. The wistful. slow movement, ' Late
Swallows is saturated with Delius's individual poetry.
from a seaside concert party in Scotland
ynghyd a gair am ' Yr Wythnos yng Nghjmru ' gan E. Morgan
(News and a topical talk in Welsh)
Ymgom am waith beirdd gwlad, yn ddifri' ac yn ddigri', gan Gwitym
R. Jones ac R. J. Hughes
(A discussion in Welsh)
5.20 For younger listeners
Charles's musical box and a fairy story
5.30 The Eccles and District Junior
Co-Operative Choir and ' Tom, the Piper's Son ' by Dora Broome , the story of a Lancashire boy and a talking pig, based on the old nursery rhyme, told by Mary
Marshall Arthur , W. E. Thomas , and R. J. Blackmore
China-clay mining is an industry which few people outside Cornwall seem to know much about, Yet china-clay forms a part of almost every manufactured commodity we use today. Marshall Arthur , a pit captain from near St. Austell, tells something of what it involves.
W. E. Thomas is a thatcher from
Dorset, and R. J. Blackmore is a railway-worker from Swindon. Both callings, though dating from very different ages, are equally alive today.
A new magazine programme including
Michael Redgrave-Will Fyffe (' I'm tellin' ye, man! ')-Edward Cooper with a piece of weekly rhymed nonsense-Novelty Corner (' What will they think of next ? ')-and Billy Ternent and the Dance Orchestra
Spotlight focused by Hugh Morton
Devised and presented by Harry S. Pepper and Ronald Waldmah
BBC Theatre Orchestra, leader Tate Gilder, with Henry Cummings (baritone), Harry Sherman (guitar), the Three Radio Graces, and Donald Edge (piano)
Compere, Desmond Davis
The programme arranged and conducted by Reginald Burston
presented by Lawrence Wright with Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler, Dave Morris , Iris Sadler , Elsie Prince , Alec Hales , Sydney Glen ,
Cochrane and Odette, the Oomph Girls, the Blue Riband Three, and Bram Martin and his Band
From a Northern seaside resort - Blackpool
A comedy for broadcasting from the story by P. G. Wodehouse
Production by John Cheatle
Never was a scene created in fiction with more delightful opulence and traditional indolence than that of Blandings Castle, seat of the Earls of Emsworth. Outside Blandings nature seems always to smile, despite the incredible carryings-on behind its walls. Certainly no excursion could more readily take the mind from depression than one among the noblemen, gardeners, angry aunts, and idle nephews of Blandings Castle especially when crime of the Blandings order is thrown in ! This play was originally broadcast on December 24, 1939
Jane, Lord Emsworth's niece:
Beach, the butler:
Lady Constance, Lord Emsworth's sister:
Rupert Baxter, once Lord Emsworth's ecretary.:
George, Lord Emsworth's grandson:
(Section C) led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Rameau's opera Castor and Pollux is the second and probably the most successful of the composer's twenty-four stage works. It is a lyrical tragedy in five acts and a prologue, and was produced in 1737. Although the opera is no longer performed, some of its numbers are occasionally heard today.
The subject of the opera appealed to many other composers, and was particularly suited to the elaborate spectacle of eighteenth-century stage productions.