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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: Morning Star

Records of Kate Smith, America's queen of the air

: 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

: 'TUNES OF YESTERDAY'

Gramophone records of tunes we whistled and sang a year or two ago

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Conductor, Gideon Fagan

Contributors

Conductor: Gideon Fagan

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 101 1 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 16 of ' Each Returning Day'

: Music While You Work

A programme of orchestral records

: LIGHT TROOPS'

by Major T. J. Edwards
A march programme by the BBC Military Band, conductor P. S. G. O'Donnell
Narrator, Lionel Gamlin

Contributors

Unknown: Major T. J. Edwards
Narrator: Lionel Gamlin

: LLOYD THOMAS

at the theatre organ

: 'BUSH WACKING IN NEW ZEALAND'

A talk by Tawera Moana
Clearing away the thick forests of New Zealand to make room for cultivation has been one of the big jobs over the last eight hundred years. Anyone in New Zealand who earns his Jiving with an axe is known as a 'bush wacker '. Today's talk is given by a Maori official who has lived and worked with the bush wackers up and down the forest belts of the Dominion. He has a thrilling story to tell of man against the jungle.

Contributors

Talk By: Tawera Moana

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Conducted by Guy Warrack
Boccherini, who is known almost entirely today by his famous Minuet, was Haydn's great comtemporary and rival. Like Haydn, he wrote an enormous number of symphonies and string quartets, and he may well be considered one of the great founders of modern orchestral music.

Contributors

Conducted By: Guy Warrack

: 'BACKS TO THE LAND'

by John Morgan , M.P. followed by ' After the honey harvest' by R. Gamble

Contributors

Unknown: John Morgan
Unknown: R. Gamble

: TUDOR SEXTET

Musical-comedy in waltz time

: BAND OF H.M. ROYAL HORSE GUARDS

(The Blues)
(by permission of Lieut.-Colonel Lord Forester, commanding Household Cavalry
Training Regiment)
Conducted by Lieut. J. A. Thomburrow, Director of Music, Royal Horse Guards
Regimental march of the Royal Horse Guards
Selection of Edward German melodies

Contributors

Conducted By: Lieut. J. A. Thom

: ' THE HYMNS WE LOVE '

Sing again some of the old favourites you sang as a child. The programme will be introduced by ' The Layman ', who has also chosen the records

: Music While You Work

with Billy Reid and his Accordion Band

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Reid

: FLEET STREET CHOIR

Conductor, T. B. Lawrence in a programme of British part-songs

Contributors

Conductor: T. B. Lawrence

: 'THE SUMMER REVELLERS'

A concert party from the West with Nan Kenway and Douglas Young and Barbara Bartell (soprano), Tommy Sandilands (tenor), Laurence Holmes (baritone), James Ramsay (light comedian), George Bowler (light comedian), Ella Drummond (soubrette), Joan Morton (soubrette),
David Graves (comedian)
Orchestra under the direction of Cyril Addison
Produced by George Hay

Contributors

Unknown: Nan Kenway
Unknown: Douglas Young
Soprano: Barbara Bartell
Soprano: Tommy Sandilands
Tenor: Laurence Holmes
Baritone: James Ramsay
Unknown: Ella Drummond
Unknown: Joan Morton
Unknown: David Graves
Produced By: George Hay

: 'THE SIX COUNTIES AT WAR'

An impression from field, farm, and factory in Northern Ireland today

: NEWYDDION

ynghyd a gair am ' Yr Wythnos yng Nghymru ', gan
E. Morgan Humphreys
(News and a topical talk in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: E. Morgan Humphreys

: Y TRI THENOR

(Welsh tenor songs)

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' St. Christopher the Giant ', play by Norah Richardson
The cast includes: Laidman Browne , D. A. Clarke-Smith , Phyllis Smale , Patricia Roberts , Myles Rudge , Stephen Jack , Geoffrey Wincott , Michael Watson , Travers Cousins

Contributors

Play By: Norah Richardson
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: D. A. Clarke-Smith
Unknown: Phyllis Smale
Unknown: Patricia Roberts
Unknown: Myles Rudge
Unknown: Stephen Jack
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Unknown: Michael Watson

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: WOMEN IN WAR

' The Land Army '

: 'SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT'

A magazine programme including
Adelaide Hall
Will Hay and Claude Hulbert
(' You take my tip ')
Edward Cooper with a piece of weekly rhymed nonsense
Novelty Corner
(What will they think of next ?)
Billy Ternent and the Dance
Orchestra
Spotlight focused by Hugh Morton
Devised and presented by Harry S. Pepper and Ronald Waldman

Contributors

Unknown: Claude Hulbert
Unknown: Edward Cooper
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Presented By: Harry S. Pepper
Presented By: Ronald Waldman

: SCHEHERAZADE

Symphonic suite after ' A Thousand and One Nights', by Rimsky-
Korsakov played by the BBC Orchestra (Section B), leader Paul Beard , conductor Sir Adrian Boult
See 'Radio Music', ', p. 5

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult

: MUSIC-HALL

with Kem Kean and Laurel Mather in crazy comedy
Macari and his Dutch Accordion
Serenaders
Suzette Tarri
' radio's own comedienne '
Evelyn Dall and Max Wall from ' Present Arms' (by permission of Alfred Esdaile )
Jack Barty comedian
Percival Mackey and his Orchestra
Presented by John Sharman

Contributors

Unknown: Kem Kean
Unknown: Evelyn Dall
Unknown: Max Wall
Unknown: Alfred Esdaile
Unknown: Jack Barty
Unknown: Percival MacKey
Presented By: John Sharman

: ' HOME-COMING'

A new topical play by Ursula Bloom
Produced by Lance Sieveking with Pauline Vilda as Eileen Markham
Philip Leaver as Henry (her husband)
Charles Spencer as George supported by Hector Abbas , Jacques Brown , Audrey Cameron , Hedley GoodaU , George Holloway , Stephen Jack , Geoffrey Wincott , and Gladys Young as Austrian monks, German guards, Swiss taxi-drivers, wagon-lit attendants, American, English, and Greek travellers
Time: September, 1939
Scene: A trans-European journey

Contributors

Play By: Ursula Bloom
Produced By: Lance Sieveking
Unknown: Pauline Vilda
Unknown: Eileen Markham
Unknown: Philip Leaver
Unknown: Charles Spencer
Unknown: Hector Abbas
Unknown: Jacques Brown
Unknown: Audrey Cameron
Unknown: Hedley Goodau
Unknown: George Holloway
Unknown: Stephen Jack
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Unknown: Gladys Young

: <AND SO TO BED'

Presented by M. H. Allen

Contributors

Presented By: M. H. Allen








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