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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: Morning Star

Records of Evelyn Laye - Famous musical-comedy actress

: 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

: ALFRED VAN DAM

and his State Orchestra

: ' SONGS FROM THE SCREEN'

Gramophone records of cinema music presented by Charles Maxwell

Contributors

Presented By: Charles Maxwell

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Conducted by Gideon Fagan

Contributors

Conducted By: Gideon Fagan

: 'OLD ULSTER DISHES

Florence Irwin

Contributors

Unknown: Florence Irwin

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 109 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 28 of ' Each Returning Day'

: Music While You Work

played by Billy Ternent and the Dance Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Billy Ternent

: ENGLISH SONGS AND BALLADS

Frances Hatfield (mezzo-soprano)
Spencer Thomas (tenor)

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Frances Hatfield
Tenor: Spencer Thomas

: REGINALD DIXON

at the theatre organ
Selection: Dixieland

: BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: 'BACKS TO THE LAND'

by John Morgan , M.P. followed by a talk on ' The Cottage Pig'

Contributors

Unknown: John Morgan

: LIGHT MUSIC BY BRITISH COMPOSERS

played by BBC Orchestra (Section C), led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Joseph Lewis

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis

: CECIL CHADWICK

at the theatre organ Popular tunes

: Music While You Work

played by The Band of H.M. Royal Marines (Chatham Division)
(by permission of Brigadier G. H. Seath, D.S.O.)
Conducted by Lieut. Thomas Francis, Director of Music, Royal Marines

Contributors

Unknown: G. H. Seath
Conducted By: Lieut. Thomas Francis

: HUDDERSFIELD GLEE AND MADRIGAL SOCIETY

Conductor, Harold Sykes
Some of the finest choral singers in the world are to be found in the Huddersfield District of Yorkshire. The Huddersfield Glee and Madrigal Society are foremost among them. The Society came into existence some sixty-five years ago and specialised in singing madrigals long before madrigal singing became a vogue in Bloomsbury and Chelsea.
During the last war, the society had the distinction of singing at Westminster Abbey and at No. 10 Downing Street, to Mr. Lloyd George when he was Prime Minister. At one time the choir, now conducted by Roy Henderson , was conducted by Dr. Moody, of Ripon Cathedral.

Contributors

Conductor: Harold Sykes
Unknown: Mr. Lloyd George
Conducted By: Roy Henderson

: VANITIES OF 194

Presented by Neil and Claxton at a seaside resort in Wales with Harry Neil , Tony Dalton , April Ross , Rene Horrox , Frederick Sharp , and Horace Freer and the Rhythm Boys

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Neil
Unknown: Tony Dalton
Unknown: April Ross
Unknown: Rene Horrox
Unknown: Frederick Sharp
Unknown: Horace Freer

: NEWYDDION

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

Contributors

Unknown: E. Morgan

: ' DYDDIAU YSGOL YM AMSER RHYFEL'

Sgwrs gan Ffowc Williams
(A Welsh talk)

Contributors

Unknown: Ffowc Williams

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

'Elidore and Elian', a fantasy by Marjorie Wynn-Williams
Elidore and Elian open the do* into the land of the Tylwyth Teg and step out to meet the Little People they have so often dreamed about.

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Wynn-Williams
Unknown: Tylwyth Teg

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: 'WOMEN IN WAR'

Crystal Pudney introduces some of the W.R.N.S. to speak for themselves In this interesting series, which Crystal Pudney introduced three weeks ago and described in an article in the RADIO Times last week, members of the wartime working Services are coming to the microphone to describe their jobs. We have heard about the A.T.S., and the F.A.N.Y.s, and the Land Army ; today it is the turn of the W.R.N.S., known to everyone since the last war affectionately as the Wrens.
Their job is to look after our sailors at the ports. They are the Navy which never goes to sea, but maintains on shore all the traditions of the Senior Service. Among those in the studio this evening will be Superintendent French, who trains all the W'.R.N.S. officers.

: Saturday Spotlight

A magazine programme including
Norman Long
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?') and 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

: ' NEWS FROM THE WARS

A chronicle in two parts of the British soldier on active service, from letters and journals written by himself
Compiled and linked with a narrative by ' Bimbashiwana '
Orchestra conducted by Gordon
Thome
Part 1—1642-1759
Produced by Peter Creswell

Contributors

Produced By: Peter Creswell

: MUSIC-HALL

with Jack and Eddie Eden
Renee Houston and Donald Stewart Vincent Tildesley 's Eight Royal Mastersingers, with Charles Comford
George Doonan
Claude Dampier assisted by Billie Carlyle
Percival Mackey and his Orchestra
Compere, Lionel Gamjin
Presented by John Sharman

Contributors

Unknown: Eddie Eden
Unknown: Renee Houston
Unknown: Donald Stewart
Unknown: Vincent Tildesley
Unknown: Charles Comford
Unknown: George Doonan
Unknown: Claude Dampier
Assisted By: Billie Carlyle
Assisted By: Percival MacKey
Unknown: Lionel Gamjin
Presented By: John Sharman

: LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Leader, Thomas Matthews
Conducted by Malcolm Sargent
From a Northern theatre
When Schubert died, his ' Unfinished ' Symphony, which had never been performed during his lifetime, lay hidden somewhere in the town of Gratz. Ultimately, after years of fruitless search, the manuscript was found.
Why it remained unfinished, or whether, indeed, the composer's ultimate intention was ever to finish it at all, can never be known. We do know, however, that it was the work of a new Schubert, a genius for the first time probing the remoter depths of a mature imagination.

Contributors

Leader: Thomas Matthews
Conducted By: Malcolm Sargent

: PETER WARLOCK

A recital of his songs by Sinclair Logan (baritone)
Sleep; Walking the woods; The droll lover ; My own country ; Jillian of Berry; My gostly fader; The passionate shepherd ; Mr. Belloc's fancy; And wilt thou leave me thus ? ; Piggesnie ; A prayer to St. Anthony of Padua ; Love for love; After two years; Milkmaids; Captain Stratton's fancy

Contributors

Songs By: Sinclair Logan

: LOU PREAGER

and his Band

: LONDON AFTER DARK'

The Empire's Capital at war
Its workers, its watchers, its streets, its recreations, seen through American, Canadian, and English eyes and broadcast from different points within the city
Programme broadcast in the BBC Overseas Service in co-operation with the Columbia Broadcasting System attd the Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation'








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