and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Donald Novis, the popular American vocalist
and summary of today's Home
A talk about what to eat and where to get it, by S. P. B. Mais
Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater
Conductor, Wilfred Dawson
Cyril Perfect (violin)
Elsa Jordan (piano)
from p. 37 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 14 of ' Each Returning Day '
played by Billy Ternent and the Dance Orchestra
' Let's join in ' Ann Driver
Conducted by Guy Warrack
A recital by the BBC Singers
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
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
Harold Child (baritone) and The Bronkhurst Trio - John Fry (violin), Edward Robinson (cello), Henry Bronkhurst (piano)
Country Magic, Op. 47 (1 Siesta, 2 The open road, 3 An old song)
To Anise; The fields are full; and By a bier side
The trout pool; and The hounds of spring (Nos. 3 and 2 from Four Preludes for Piano)
Impromptu; Sailing homeward; and February
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.
Violinist (Bronkhurst Trio):
Cellist (Bronkhurst Trio):
Pianist (Bronkhurst Trio):
' Homes Overseas'
'Sydney: A city on the South Seas ', by Colin Wills
with Percival Mackey and his Sophisticated Players
The story of a ship's picnic, by ' Bartimeus '
A personal choice of records presented by Lionel Gamlin
Conductor, Gideon Fagan
Ymddiddan gan yr Athro Ifor
(A Welsh talk)
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
followed by National and Regional announcements
A national magazine dealing with some of the things which are being thought, said, and done all over Britain today
Introduced by Peter Fettes
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.
R. J. E.
(Established 1940) and BBC Revue Chorus and Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Produced by Ernest Longstaffe
General manager (Mr Whoopee):
His secretary (Miss Chirrup):
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.
A talk on subjects of the moment, by 'Northcountryman'
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.
A short story by Lord Dunsany , read by the author
Presented by M. H. Allan