and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Evelyn Laye - Famous musical-comedy actress
and summary of today's Home Service programmes
A talk about what to eat and where to get it, by S. P. B. Mais
S. P. B.
Gramophone records of cinema music presented by Charles Maxwell
Conducted by Gideon Fagan
from p. 109 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 28 of ' Each Returning Day'
played by Billy Ternent and the Dance Orchestra
Frances Hatfield (mezzo-soprano)
Spencer Thomas (tenor)
at the theatre organ
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
P. S. G.
by John Morgan , M.P. followed by a talk on ' The Cottage Pig'
played by BBC Orchestra (Section C), led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Joseph Lewis
at the theatre organ Popular tunes
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
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.
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
ynghyd a gair am 'Yr Wythnos yng Nghymru', gan E. Morgan
(News and a topical talk in Welsh)
Sgwrs gan Ffowc Williams
(A Welsh talk)
'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.
followed by National and Regional announcements
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.
A magazine programme including
Will Hay and Claude Hulbert
('You Take My Tip')
Edward Cooper with a piece of weekly rhymed nonsense
('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
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
Produced by Peter Creswell
with Jack and Eddie Eden
Renee Houston and Donald Stewart Vincent Tildesley 's Eight Royal Mastersingers, with Charles Comford
Claude Dampier assisted by Billie Carlyle
Percival Mackey and his Orchestra
Compere, Lionel Gamjin
Presented by John Sharman
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.
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
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