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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: Morning Star

Records of Len Fillis (tenor banjo)
A gramophone programme arranged by A. P. Sharpe

Contributors

Tenor Banjo: Len Fillis

: 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

Contributors

Unknown: S. P. B. Mais

: CLOSE HARMONY

Recordings of some of your favourite singers on gramophone records

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Conducted by Gordon Thorne

Contributors

Conducted By: Gordon Thorne

: 'AT HOME TODAY '

A topical magazine programme

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 5 of 'New Every Morning' and p. 22 of ' Each Returning Day'

: Music While You Work

played by Sidney Torch at the theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Sidney Torch

: I BLANT YSGOL CYMRU

(For Welsh schoolchildren)
Sgwrs natur gan Myfanwy Howell

Contributors

Unknown: Myfanwy Howell

: FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN

'Current affairs'

: 'CONCERT-PARTY MEMORIES'

Recollections of the seaside shows with Elsie Eaves , Mai Jones , Lyn Joshua , Frank Davison , Arthur Holland , and John Morgan
Produced by Glyn Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Elsie Eaves
Unknown: Mai Jones
Unknown: Lyn Joshua
Unknown: Frank Davison
Unknown: Arthur Holland
Produced By: Glyn Jones

: MUSIC FOR WIND INSTRUMENTS

played by The woodwind and brass of the BBC Orchestra
Conducted by Clarence Raybould

Contributors

Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: 'TO BRIGHTEN THE BREAK'

Entertainment for women-workers
Devised by Ellaline Terriss
Carroll Gibbons 's Band with Cyril Grantham
Produced by Douglas Moodie

Contributors

Unknown: Ellaline Terriss
Unknown: Carroll Gibbons
Unknown: Cyril Grantham
Produced By: Douglas Moodie

: 'THE ENGLISH COUNTRYMAN'

interviewed and receded in the country by the BBC Mobile Unit and set before you by A. G. Street

Contributors

Unknown: A. G. Street

: MUSIC FOR TWO PIANOS

Joan and Valerie Trimble
(First performance)

Contributors

Unknown: Valerie Trimble

: FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN

Music broadcast:
The Carnival of Animals, by Saint-Sae'ns. A programme of gramophone records presented by John Horton

Contributors

Presented By: John Horton

: Music While You Work

played by Clifford Greenwood and his
Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Clifford Greenwood

: GORDON BANNER

at the theatre organ
Popular medley

: POEMS OF SUMMER'

An anthology arranged by Hartley Kemball-Cook and produced by M. H. Allen

Contributors

Arranged By: Hartley Kemball-Cook
Produced By: M. H. Allen

: ' HI, GANG!'

starring
Bebe Daniels , Vic Oliver , Ben Lyon with Jay Wilbur and his Orchestra, the Greene Sisters, and Sam Browne
Additional dialogue by Dick Pepper
Produced by Harry S. Pepper and Douglas Lawrence

Contributors

Unknown: Bebe Daniels
Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Ben Lyon
Unknown: Jay Wilbur
Unknown: Sam Browne
Dialogue By: Dick Pepper
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper
Produced By: Douglas Lawrence

: GWASANAETH COSBER

(Studio Service in Welsh)
Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r Hyfr '
Bob Bore o' Newydd'

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Bore

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Arabian Nights stories adapted for the radio by Muriel Levy with music specially composed by Norman Fulton
No. 7—' Codadad and his forty-nine brothers'

Contributors

Unknown: Muriel Levy
Composed By: Norman Fulton

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: 'THE WORLD GOES BY'

F. H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people in the news, people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain

Contributors

Unknown: F. H. Grisewood

: 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.

: ' PEEP SHOW!'

A concert party from a theatre in the South of Engand
Presented by Cally Lambert and produced by Guy Fane
The company includes :
Will Kings, Emmie Joyce , Jessie Hitter , Hal Chambers , Vera Kitchen , Reg Kinman , Eric Stone , Cleone Stafford , Jack Howard , Colin Cun ningham, Guy Fane , and the Four
John Tiller Girls

Contributors

Presented By: Cally Lambert
Produced By: Guy Fane
Unknown: Emmie Joyce
Unknown: Jessie Hitter
Unknown: Hal Chambers
Unknown: Vera Kitchen
Unknown: Reg Kinman
Unknown: Eric Stone
Unknown: Cleone Stafford
Unknown: Jack Howard
Unknown: Colin Cun
Unknown: Guy Fane

: Choral and Orchestral Concert

BBC Chorus (Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate)
BBC Orchestra (Section A)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Astra Desmond (contralto)
Roy Henderson (baritone)
Vaughan Williams's choral suite Five Tudor Portraits was produced at the Norwich Festival in 1936 and given its first London performance at a BBC Symphony Concert in January 1937. The following de- scription of the subject of the poems is based on the composer's own note.
The first movement is a ballad telling of a certain Elinor Rumming who kept an alehouse in Leatherhead, and of her guests, notably one 'drunken Alice' who succeeds apparently in obtaining a free drink and then falls into a drunken slumber. (The composer tells us that the inn, 'The Running Horse', is still there and a portrait of Elinor hangs on the outer wall.)
The second movement is a love song ; the third is a satirical epitaph on John Jayberd, the parish clerk of Diss, in Norfolk, where Skelton was sometime rector. The words are written in monkish Latin with sudden unexpected interjections in English. The fourth movement is a lament sung by Jane Scroop, a pupil at the Abbey School of Carrow, near Norwich, for Philip, her sparrow, which had been killed by 'Gib, our cat'.
The last movement, entitled Scherzo, is based on two poems, 'Jolly Rutterkin' and a song out of the play Magnificence.

Contributors

Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Contralto: Astra Desmond
Baritone: Roy Henderson
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Elinor Rumming
Unknown: John Jayberd
Sung By: Jane Scroop

: The International Staff Band of the SALVATION ARMY

Conductor, Colonel George Fuller

Contributors

Conductor: Colonel George Fuller

: 'GO TO IT!'

' Export drive '
A progress report on Northern Ireland's effort to maintain and increase export trade
Written and arranged by Denis Johnsron
Produced by James Mageean
See article on p. 4

Contributors

Arranged By: Denis Johnsron
Produced By: James Mageean

: 'TRIOBLAIDEAN EACHAINN CHROITEIR'

'Each a' cheaird'
Ie Aonghas MacDhomhnuill
(Gaelic play)

Contributors

Eachann: Aonghas MacDhomhnuill
Beitidh: Loan Chamshron
Aonghas Beag: Alasdair Stiubhart
An Baillidh: Domhnuil MacDhomhnuill
lain drobhair: Ailean Mac'Illeathain

: Douglas Byng in BYNG-HO !

Book by Aubrey Danvers-Walker and Douglas Bvng. Music by Roy Ellis with Charles Heslop , Edward Cooper , Ian Sadler , Meg Titheradge , Helen Clare , BBC Revue Orchestra, leader Boris Pecker , conductor Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Reginald Smith
Douglas Byng , famous female impersonator and master of make-up, was a designer of theatrical costumes before wearing them on the stage. He made his first big hit as the Grand Vizier in Aladdin at the Palladium, and for two years toured in the revue Crystals.
But it was C. B. Cochran who really put him on the map. From 1-925 to 1930 he gave brilliant performances in Cochran revue after Cochran revue. Listeners will remember his recent broadcast in ' Top of the Bill

Contributors

Book By: Aubrey Danvers-Walker
Book By: Douglas Bvng.
Music By: Roy Ellis
Unknown: Charles Heslop
Unknown: Edward Cooper
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Meg Titheradge
Unknown: Helen Clare
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By: Reginald Smith
Produced By: Douglas Byng
Unknown: C. B. Cochran

: AL COLLINS

and his Band with Anne Lenner and Fred Latham

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Lenner
Unknown: Fred Latham

: 'AND SO TO BED'

Presented by M. H. Allen

Contributors

Presented By: M. H. Allen








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