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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: ' I MORNING STAR '

Records of Adelaide Hall, the singing blackbird

: 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

: HARRY MILLEN

at the theatre organ
Dance hits, old and new

: ' FEMININE FANTASY'

An all-woman cabaret show on gramophone records

: DON FELIPE

and the Cuban Caballeros Presented by Hugh Shirreff

Contributors

Presented By: Hugh Shirreff

: SONGS AND VIOLIN

Arthur Cranmer (baritone)
Alfred Cave (violin)

Contributors

Baritone: Arthur Cranmer
Violin: Alfred Cave

: THE DAILY SERVICE

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

: Music While You Work

played by Nelson Elms at the theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Nelson Elms

: FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN

Nature study: Animal camouflage '

: FANFARE OF BRITISH COMPOSERS'

BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader, Frank Cantell
Conductor, Charles Shadwell with Marjorie Westbury and George Melachrino

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: George Melachrino

: 'WORKADAY THOUGHTS IN WARTIME'

An exchange of opinions and experiences by four people from widely varying walks of life in North Wales: a quarryman, a university student, a woollen manufacturer, and a concert-party artist

: A SELECTION FROM SOME FRENCH OPERAS

on gramophone records Lucrezia Bori (soprano)

Contributors

Soprano: Lucrezia Bori

: 'THE FORTNIGHT'S FILMS

Matthew Norgate

Contributors

Unknown: Matthew Norgate

: OLIVE GROVES (soprano)

One of the sweetest of radio singers, and one of the most popular, Olive Groves made her radio debut in early Savoy Hill days. Prophetically enough, her first show was Winners. Everything she has had to do with on the air has been a winner ever since.

: ' CALLING ALL WOMEN '

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

: FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN

British History: ' Men of Mettle-
David Livingstone ' by Margery Perham

Contributors

Unknown: David Livingstone
Unknown: Margery Perham

: Music While You Work

played by Arthur Dulay and his Cameo Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Arthur Dulay

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Conducted by Gordon Thorne
Maeterlinck's very beautiful -play Pelleas and Melisande has inspired several great composers to write music for it. The greatest of all is undoubtedly Debussy's opera. Next in importance comes Schonberg's very elaborate and highly ingenious symphonic poem. Slighter in musical content and treatment, but perhaps even truer to the atmosphere of Maeterlinck and the spirit of the drama, is Faure's exquisitely beautiful incidental music to the play. Sibelius also wrote incidental music for a production of the play in 1905, and it is indeed extraordinary that the Finnish composer has interpreted so well the subtle atmosphere of this French symbolist play.

Contributors

Conducted By: Gordon Thorne

: 'TALKING IT OVER'

Sir Richard Livingstone

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Richard Livingstone

: 'MARK ANTHONY!'

or ' Lend me your earphones '
A Scots Variety entertainment with Jack Anthony aided and abetted by Bond Rowell ; Cathie Haigh , ' personality-and a piano' ;
Maidie Dickson and her accordion
Presented by Howard M. Lockhart

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Anthony
Unknown: Bond Rowell
Unknown: Cathie Haigh
Piano: Maidie Dickson
Presented By: Howard M. Lockhart

: ' FEL NA CHOLLER DIM '

Sut i gael y gorau allan o'n bwydydd gan Myfanwy Howell
(' Wartime diet': a talk in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Myfanwy Howell

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' The King of the Tinkers ' Part 3 :' Nora at the fair '
Arranged as a dialogue story by Patricia Lynch

Contributors

Story By: Patricia Lynch

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: 'IT'S A BARGAIN MA'AM'

Wise buying in wartime
A visit with a shopping-basket to a typical market in the South of England
This object-lesson in how to buy food in wartime is to be recorded and broadcast again next week (on Friday, August 23) at 10.15 a.m., so that as many housewives as possible can hear it. If everybody who buys food used more discrimination, the food problem 'would be greatly eased.

: BRAHMS

Symphony No. 2, in D played by The BBC Orchestra
(Section B) leader Paul Beard
Conducted by Julius Harrison
In 1854 Schumann told the twenty-two-year-old Brahms that it was his ' duty ' to write a symphony. Brahms set to work, but soon declared that the attempt was a miserable failure, for ' a symphony is no laughing matter nowadays '. At last, after twenty-two more years of careful thought and experimenting, he completed his Symphony No. 1 in C minor which was hailed as a worthy successor to Beethoven's ' Ninth '. Hardly had the applause of the world of music died down when Brahms produced his Symphony No. 2, in D.
Although this latter symphony is conceived on just as big a scale as the C minor Symphony, the texture of the music is actually very much clearer, the melodies more cantabile in character, and the whole spirit of the music brighter-it has been called Brahms's' Pastoral' Symphony.

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Julius Harrison

: God and the Nations: 5: National Resurrection

The secret of faith and the fact of conflict
A talk by the Rev. T. W. Manson, D.D., D.Litt., Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. T. W. Manson

: EDA KERSEY (violin)

plays
Corelli's La Folia (Sonata No. XII)

: 'EVERYBODY'S SCRAPBOOK'—4

An album presented by Leslie Baily and. Francis Worsley , including ' Things worth remembering' as suggested by both famous and humble people
The orchestra conducted by Hyam Greenbaum

Contributors

Presented By: Leslie Baily
Presented By: Francis Worsley
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum

: 'BOMBERS OVER GERMANY'

A radio impression of the work of the Bomber Command as typified by an attack on an oil refinery and oil storage tanks at Bremen
The chief characters:
A Flight-Lieutenant, the Second Pilot, the Sergeant Observer, the Sergeant Wireless Observer, the Sergeant Rear-Gunner, who form the crew of a bomber
The programme written and produced by Cecil McGivem in collaboration with officers and crews of a Bomber
Command Squadron
This programme promises to be even more thrilling than McGivern's previous programme about the work of the Spitfires, broadcast in June. Listeners will hear a reconstruction of an actual raid by a Bomber Command unit, and will be told from beginning to end exactly what happened from the moment the planes took off to the moment they landed at their aerodromes after their trip to Bremen. McGivern has got his story at first-hand from the men who took part in this particular raid, and in preparing his script has had the close collaboration of the pilot and crew of the leading plane.
Recordings have been made at an R.A.F. Bomber Command aerodrome. Listeners will hear the actual bombers that took part in the raid.

Contributors

Produced By: Cecil McGivem

: A SHORT MID-WEEK SERVICE

Conducted by the Rev. W. E. Brown ,
M.C., D.D.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. E. Brown

: ENFIELD CENTRAL BAND

Conductor, E. S. Carter

Contributors

Conductor: E. S. Carter

: 'AND SO TO BED'

Presented by M. H. Allen

Contributors

Presented By: M. H. Allen








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