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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: Morning Star

Records of Donald Novis, the popular American vocalist

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

A thought for today

: NEWS

and summary of today's Home
Service programmes

: app. 'THE KITCHEN FRONT

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

: BBC SALON ORCHESTRA

Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater

Contributors

Leader: Jean Pougnet
Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

: STANLEY TUDOR

at the theatre organ

: BLACKHALL COLLIERY BAND

Conductor, Wilfred Dawson

Contributors

Conductor: Wilfred Dawson

: VIOLIN AND PIANO

Cyril Perfect (violin)
Elsa Jordan (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Elsa Jordan

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 37 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 14 of ' Each Returning Day '

: Music While You Work

played by Billy Ternent and the Dance Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Billy Ternent

: FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN

' Let's join in ' Ann Driver

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Conducted by Guy Warrack

Contributors

Conducted By: Guy Warrack

: 'MY DELIGHT AND THY DELIGHT*

A recital by the BBC Singers
Conducted by Mansel Thomas

Contributors

Conducted By: Mansel Thomas

: 'THEATRELAND '

Raymond Glendenning introduces songs, scenes, and stories of the show business in wartime including
Binnie Hale from ' Up and Doing '
Michael Redgrave in an excerpt from
' Thunder Rock ' and Peter Yorke and his Concert
Orchestra

Contributors

Introduces: Raymond Glendenning
Unknown: Binnie Hale
Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Unknown: Peter Yorke

: Music by Armstrong Gibbs

Harold Child (baritone) and The Bronkhurst Trio - John Fry (violin), Edward Robinson (cello), Henry Bronkhurst (piano)

Trio
Country Magic, Op. 47 (1 Siesta, 2 The open road, 3 An old song)

Harold Child
To Anise; The fields are full; and By a bier side

Henry Bronkhurst
The trout pool; and The hounds of spring (Nos. 3 and 2 from Four Preludes for Piano)

Harold Child
Impromptu; Sailing homeward; and February

Trio
The Yorkshire Dales, Op. 58 (Three Impressions for Trio: 1 Walden, 2 Whernside, 3 Woodale)

Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, who six days ago celebrated his fifty-first birthday, was born near Chelmsford and was educated at Winchester and Cambridge, where he studied under Professor E.J. Dent. He then went to the Royal College of Music and later joined the staff as a professor of composition.
As a composer he excels in light and fanciful chamber music written with perfect craftsmanship, and in songs of a particularly delicate and sensitive character. His settings of Walter de la Mare's fragrant little poems are superb achievements.

Contributors

Baritone: Harold Child
Violinist (Bronkhurst Trio): John Fry
Cellist (Bronkhurst Trio): Edward Robinson
Pianist (Bronkhurst Trio): Henry Bronkhurst

: FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN

Travel talks
' Homes Overseas'
'Sydney: A city on the South Seas ', by Colin Wills

Contributors

Unknown: Colin Wills

: Music While You Work

with Percival Mackey and his Sophisticated Players

Contributors

Unknown: Percival MacKey

: ' * PRETTY KETTLE-BUT NO FISH I '

The story of a ship's picnic, by ' Bartimeus '

: 'I KNOW WHAT I LIKE*

A personal choice of records presented by Lionel Gamlin

Contributors

Presented By: Lionel Gamlin

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Conductor, Gideon Fagan

Contributors

Conductor: Gideon Fagan

: 'YMA AC ACW'

Ymddiddan gan yr Athro Ifor
Williams
(A Welsh talk)

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 The old tin kettle', a story by Hywel G. Jones , read by Vera Meazey
Songs by Mai Ramsay and Marjorie Ralph (accordion)
5.45 'Holiday Games', a talk by James Holland

Contributors

Story By: Hywel G. Jones
Read By: Vera Meazey
Songs By: Mai Ramsay
Songs By: Marjorie Ralph
Talk By: James Holland

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: ' IN BRITAIN NOW'

A national magazine dealing with some of the things which are being thought, said, and done all over Britain today
Introduced by Peter Fettes

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Fettes

: LISTENING TO LISTENERS'

R. J. E. Silvey explains how the BBC Listener Research Department works
This evening's speaker is in charge of the Listener Research department of the BBC, the function of which is to collect authentic information about the habits and preferences of the listening public and pass it on to those responsible for the programmes.
From time to time articles have appeared in the Raio Times, some by Silvey himself, explaining in detail the various means by which this is contrived.
One of the essential stand-bys of the Listener Research department is the army of ' honorary local correspondents ' that has suddenly sprung up as the result of the appeal in the Radio Times of July 12. Such was the result of this appeal that no other applications can now be considered, and, indeed, a careful final selection will have to be made from among those who have already volunteered.
The work of honorary local correspondents is only one of the many aspects of Listener Research that will be dealt with in this talk.

Contributors

Unknown: R. J. E. Silvey

: Me Flotsam and Mr. Jetsam present 'GLOOM CHASERS, LTD.'

(Established 1940) and BBC Revue Chorus and Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Produced by Ernest Longstaffe

Contributors

Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Produced By: Ernest Longstaffe
Managing directors: Themselves
General manager (Mr Whoopee): Ernest Sefton
His secretary (Miss Chirrup): Colleen Clifford
Smilesters: Billy Leonard
Funsters: Eddy Bayes
Singsters: Margaret Eaves

: 'ARMIES OF FREE MEN'

Written by Tom Wintringham and Montagu Slater
Produced by Laurence Gilliam
Today the people of Britain, armed against the threat of invasion, may draw inspiration from the example of free men of the past who have fought for liberty.

Contributors

Written By: Tom Wintringham
Written By: Montagu Slater
Produced By: Laurence Gilliam

: 'ONCE A WEEK'

A talk on subjects of the moment, by 'Northcountryman'

: BOYD NEEL STRING ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frederick Grinke
Conductor, Boyd Neel
Benjamin Britten's Variations were written during the summer of 1937 for the Boyd Neel Orchestra to play at the Salzburg Festival of that year. The work is a tribute to Britten's master, Frank Bridge , and the theme of the Variations is taken from a section of one of Bridge's Idylls for string quartet.
The Variations are essentially melodic and are based chiefly on three different aspects of the actual outline of the theme. They are carried out with great skill and fine effect and in some of them there are some delightful touches of satire.

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Grinke
Conductor: Boyd Neel
Unknown: Frank Bridge

: 'JORKENS PRACTISES MEDICINE AND MAGIC

A short story by Lord Dunsany , read by the author

Contributors

Story By: Lord Dunsany

: 'AND SO TO BED'

Presented by M. H. Allan

Contributors

Presented By: M. H. Allan








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