and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Adelaide Hall, the singing blackbird
and summary of today's Home Service programmes
A talk about what to eat and where to get it, by S. P. B. Mais
at the theatre organ
Dance hits, old and new
An all-woman cabaret show on gramophone records
and the Cuban Caballeros Presented by Hugh Shirreff
Arthur Cranmer (baritone)
Alfred Cave (violin)
from p. 17 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 12 of ' Each Returning Day'
played by Nelson Elms at the theatre organ
Nature study: Animal camouflage '
BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader, Frank Cantell
Conductor, Charles Shadwell with Marjorie Westbury and George Melachrino
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
on gramophone records Lucrezia Bori (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.
A five-minute talk on matters of urgent concern to the women behind the fighting line
British History: ' Men of Mettle-
David Livingstone ' by Margery Perham
played by Arthur Dulay and his Cameo Orchestra
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.
Sir Richard Livingstone
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
Sut i gael y gorau allan o'n bwydydd gan Myfanwy Howell
(' Wartime diet': a talk in Welsh)
' The King of the Tinkers ' Part 3 :' Nora at the fair '
Arranged as a dialogue story by Patricia Lynch
followed by National and Regional announcements
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.
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.
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
Rev. T. W.
Corelli's La Folia (Sonata No. XII)
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
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
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.
Conducted by the Rev. W. E. Brown ,
Rev. W. E.
Conductor, E. S. Carter
Presented by M. H. Allen