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: News

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: Morning Star

Records of Hutch (Leslie A. Hutchinson)


Singer: Leslie A. Hutchinson

: Up in the Morning Early

Physical exercises for men.

: 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.


Presenter: S. P. B. Mais

: Tunes of Today

Recent recordings of popular hits.

: Parker Crook Trio

Irene Richards (violin), Bernard Richards (cello), Vera Parker Crook (piano)


Violinist: Irene Richards
Cellist: Bernard Richards
Pianist: Vera Parker Crook

: Clarence Barber

at the theatre organ.
Selection: Silver Lining


Organist: Clarence Barber

: Etienne Amyot (piano)


Pianist: Etienne Amyot

: It's A Bargain Ma'am

Wise buying in wartime.
A visit with a shopping-basket to a typical market in the South of England.
(A recording of the broadcast in the Home Service on August 15)

: The Daily Service

from p.13 of 'New Every Morning' and p.26 of 'Each Returning Day'.

: Music While You Work

played by The BBC Salon Orchestra, leader Jean Pougnet, conductor Leslie Bridgewater.


Musicians: The BBC Salon Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Jean Pougnet
Orchestra conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

: For Schoolchildren: Let's join in

with Ann Driver


Presenter: Ann Driver

: Lou Preager and his Band


Musicians: Lou Preager and his Band

: Little Orchestra

Directed by Jack Hardy


Musicians: Little Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Jack Hardy

: Organ Recital

by Alfred Wilson from an Abbey in Scotland.


Organist: Alfred Wilson

: Theatreland

Raymond Glendenning introduces songs, scenes, and stories of the show business in wartime, including Sarah Churchill, Terence de Marney, and Cathleen Nesbitt in an excerpt from 'Outward Bound'
Bruce Carfax and Doris Francis from the 'Chocolate Soldier'
and Peter Yorke and his Concert Orchestra


Presenter: Raymond Glendenning
[Actress] (Outward Bound): Sarah Churchill
[Actor] (Outward Bound): Terence de Marney
[Actress] (Outward Bound): Cathleen Nesbitt
Bumreli (Chocolate Soldier): Bruce Carfax
Nadina (Chocolate Soldier): Doris Francis
Musicians: Peter Yorke and his Orchestra

: Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra


Musicians: Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra
Conductor: William Pethers

: Music While You Work

played by Debroy Somers and his Band.


Musicians: Debroy Somers and his Band

: Orchestral Concert

Conducted by Gideon Fagan

A. S. Arensky (1861-1906), a pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov, is one of the most interesting of minor Russian composers. His 'Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky', in its original form, was scored for violin, viola, and two cellos, a combination producing a suitably elegiac tone colour. It was rearranged for the normal quartet as a more practical ensemble, and was later arranged for string orchestra.
The theme is taken from Tchaikovsky's beautiful song 'Legend'.


Conductor: Gideon Fagan

: Lend to Defend: Save while you shop

A talk on the Honorary Official Agents' Scheme of the National Savings Committee whereby savings certificates and stamps can be bought in shops and stores.

: Harry Fryer and his Orchestra


Musicians: Harry Fryer and his Orchestra

: Newyddion

(News in Welsh)

: Newydd Ddychwelyd O'r America

Ymddiddan gan R. O. Davies.
(A talk in Welsh)


Presenter: R. O. Davies

: Children's Hour

5.20 A programme by the Scottish Children's Theatre Company

5.45 World Affairs
by Stephen King-Hall.


Presented by (Scottish Children's Theatre Company): Bertha Waddell
Presenter (World Affairs): Stephen King-Hall

: 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.


Presenter: Peter Fettes

: The Red Tape Mystery

An utterly fantastic affair by Charles Hatton.
BBC Chorus, Augmented Dance Orchestra conducted by Billy Ternent


Writer: Charles Hatton.
Music and lyrics: Ronnie Hill
Music and lyrics: Peter Dion Titheradge
Singers: BBC Chorus
Musicians: Augmented Dance Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Billy Ternent
Producer: Ronald Waldman
Anton Romero (President of Urbania): Reginald Purdell
Rudolf Sanetti (Minister for War): Dick Francis
Hugo Bergoman (Lord High Admiral): Philip Wade
Max Fernandi (Air Minister): Ian Sadler
Julian Walberg (Lord Treasurer): Jacques Brown
Elena Arlen (Secretary to Romero): Sylvia Marriott
Simon Prada (Assistant Under-Censor): Ronnie Hill
Landislas (a ruthless entrepreneur): D. A. Clarke-Smith
Amelia (a frightfully British fairy): Gwen Nelson
Proboscis (head of the gnomes): Freddie Burtwell
Hank (his personal bodyguard): Sidney Keith
Hiccup: Horace Percival
Solfa: John Duncan
Skippit: Philip Wade

: Madrigals

The BBC Singers (A)
Margaret Godley, Margaret Rees, Doris Owens, Joyce Sutton, Bradbridge White, Martin Boddey, Stanley Riley, Samuel Dyson
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate


Singer: Margaret Godley
Singer: Margaret Rees
Singer: Doris Owens
Singer: Joyce Sutton
Singer: Martin Boddey
Singer: Stanley Riley
Singer: Samuel Dyson
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate

: Good Old Timers: 1: Marie Lloyd

Adapted for radio by Jonquil Antony and Naomi Jacob from the book 'Our Marie' by Naomi Jacob.
The story told by Naomi Jacob.
The cast includes
Clarice Mayne, Bransby Williams, Daisy Wood, Rosie Lloyd, Marie Lloyd, junior
BBC Chorus and Variety Orchestra, under the direction of Charles
See article by Naomi Jacob on p. 3


Adapter: Jonquil Antony
Adapter/author/storyteller: Naomi Jacob
[Actor]: Clarice Mayne
[Actor]: Bransby Williams
[Actress]: Daisy Wood
[Actress]: Rosie Lloyd
[Actress]: Marie Lloyd, junior
Singers: BBC Chorus
Musicians: Variety Orchestra
Orchestra under the direction of: Charles Shadwell
Producer: Eric Fawcett

: Once A Week

A talk on subjects of the moment.

: Elgar

Violin Concerto in B minor played by Albert Sammons (violin) and the BBC Orchestra (Section B), leader Paul Beard, conducted by Clarence Raybould.

This great soloist has given first performances of works by many British and foreign composers, but it is the Elgar Concerto, which he must have played over a hundred times in public, with which his name will always be associated. It is known everywhere through his playing of it. His interpretation has been declared by experts to be unsurpassed.
It is his proudest memory that Elgar said on the Queen's Hall platform in front of the L.S.O.: 'Nobody plays my Concerto quite like Sammons. He gets to the heart of it!'
See article on p. 5


Violinist: Albert Sammons
Musicians: The BBC Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Paul Beard
[Orchestra] conducted by: Clarence Raybould

: Harry Roy and his Band


Musicians: Harry Roy and his Band

: Debussy and Chopin

By Debussy:
Arabesque No. 1, in E ; Pagodes (Pagodas) from Estampes; Voiles (Sails) from Preludes, Book 1; and Jardins sous la pluie (Gardens in the rain) from Estampes
By Chopin:
Impromptu No. 1, in A flat; Fantasy-Impromptu, Op. 66; and Nocturne in F, Op. 15, No. 1 played by Frank Laffitte (piano)


Pianist: Frank Laffitte

: Lullaby

A programme of restful melody arranged and presented by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ.


Arranged and presented by/organist: Sandy MacPherson

: And So to Bed

Presented by M. H. Allen.


Presenter: M. H. Allen

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