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and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: Morning Star

Records of Fray and Braggiotti, the well-known piano team

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

A thought for today


and summary of today's Home Service programmes

: The Kitchen Front

A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Jeanne de Casalis


Speaker: Jeanne de Casalis

: Edward O'Henry

at the theatre organ

: Light Music

played by A. H. Morgan's Rhythmic Players


Conductor, Charles Telfer


Conductor: Charles Telfer


Conducted by Harold CoIIins


Conducted By: Harold Coiiins

: The Daily Service

from p. 29 of New Every Morning and p. 52 of Each Returning Day

: Music While You Work

played by Lloyd Thomas at the theatre organ


Organist: Lloyd Thomas

: Song Recital

Elsie Boardman (contralto) and Reginald Charles (baritone)


Contralto: Elsie Boardman
Baritone: Reginald Charles

: BBC Salon Orchestra

' Selection: Roberta - Kern
Swiss lullaby and ballet (from The - Swiss Family Robinson) *' - Alfred Reynolds
Over the rainbow - Arlen
March of the toys (from Babes m Toyland) - Victor Herbert
Suzuki, The Geisha (from East of Suez) - Haydn Wood


Leader: Jean Pougnet
Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

: Orchestral Concert


Conducted by: Guy Warrack

: Reginald Foort

at the theatre organ

ABC march - Ferring
Mona - Maclean
Selection: Maid of the Mountains - Fraser-Simpson
The frolicsome hare Reminiscences of Harry Lauder - Ashworth-Hope

: Backs to the Land

by John Morgan MP, followed by a talk on pigeons by Major W. H. Osman.
The broadcaster this week (after John Morgan has had his say) will be Major W.H. Osman, editor of The Racing Pigeon, founded by his father in 1878, and a lifelong breeder of winners, who will describe racing pigeons from the utility angle.
He has recently inaugurated a subscription to a special Spitfire fund on behalf of all pigeon-fanciers, and £200 has already been subscribed. Major Osman is Chairman of the Pigeon Section of the Red Cross Agricultural Fund, which is flying two races on September 14 - the one from Christchurch to lofts in the North and the other from Berwick-on-Tweed to lofts in the South.
Some short while ago Jack Joel, of horse-racing fame, gave Osman the produce of the racing pigeon hen winner (Logan strain) of the 1922 San Sebastian race, which he bought two years later, and Osman has sold them and raised thereby £81 for the Red Cross.


Speaker: John Morgan
Speaker: Major W. H. Osman


playing light, quiet music

: Music on the Train

A programme of gramophone records.


Presented by: Albert Whitehead


Conductor, Harry Mortimer


Conductor: Harry Mortimer

: Music While You Work

played by Percival Mackey and his Band

: Act 2 of Puccini's opera Tosca

performed by the Sadler's Wells company
Baron Scarpia ...... Percy Heming
Sciarrone ...... Hodgkinson
Spoletta ...... Powell Lloyd
Mario Cavaradossi ...... Henry Wendon

Floria Tosca ...... Jeanne Dusseau
The action takes place in Scarpia's apartment in the Palazzo Farnese
Producer, John B. Gordon
Chorus Master, Geoffrey Corbett
Leader of Orchestra, E. Joseph Shadwick
Conductor, Warwick Braithwaite


Producer: John B. Gordon
Conductor: E. Joseph Shadwick
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite
Baron Scarpia: Percy Heming
Sciarrone: Leonard Hodgkinson
Spoletta: Powell Lloyd
Mario Cavaradossi: Henry Wendon
Floria Tosca: Jeanne Dusseau

: Things I Cannot Forget

A talk by Dr. P. B. Ballard


Talk By: Dr. P. B. Ballard

: Any More?

'Who's for a sail?' with Frank Randle
The performers:
Mae Bamber, Charles Brooks and Winnie Collins, Beatrix Richards
The longshoremen:
Jack McCormick and his Ambassadors
The Harbour Master:
Malcolm Graeme
Devised and produced by Richard North


Unknown: Frank Randle
Unknown: Mae Bamber
Unknown: Charles Brooks
Unknown: Winnie Collins
Unknown: Beatrix Richards
Unknown: Jack McCormick
Unknown: Malcolm Graeme
Produced By: Richard North

: Y Newyddion

ynghyd a gair am Yr Wythnos yng Nghymru, gan Meuryn
(News and a topical talk in Welsh)

: Un Flwyddyn ar Hugain

fel Arweinydd Eisteddfod
Sgwrs gan Caerwyn
(A talk in Welsh)


For younger listeners
Singing games and nursery rhymes by Gwen Holt


Unknown: Gwen Holt

: Stuff and Nonsense

Fun fare on the air concocted by Muriel Levy, with Doris Gambell, Noel Morris, Muriel Levy, Wilfred Pickles, Violet Carson


Unknown: Muriel Levy
Unknown: Doris Gambell
Unknown: Noel Morris
Unknown: Muriel Levy
Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: Violet Carson


followed by National and Regional announcements


Crystal Pudney brings to the microphone members of the WAAF

: Saturday Spotlight

A magazine programme including
Hermione Baddeley and Cyril Fletcher in 'Dere Mother...', a series written by D. Compton-James
Edward Cooper with a piece of weekly rhymed nonsense
Novelty Comer
Billy Ternent and the Dance Orchestra
Spotlight focused by Hugh Morton
Devised and presented by Harry S. Pepper and Ronald Waldman


Unknown: Hermione Baddeley
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Written By: D. Compton-James
Written By: Edward Cooper
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Presented By: Harry S. Pepper
Presented By: Ronald Waldman


(Section A) leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Overture: Leonora, No. 1
Symphony No. 5, in C minor


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

: Music-Hall

Vine, More, and Nevard with new comedy songs
Jessie Matthews, stage and film star
Naunton Wayne in nonchalant nonsense
Nosmo King and Hubert
Charlie and Sutty
Percival Mackey and his Orchestra
Compere, Lionel Gamlin
Presented by John Sharman


Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Unknown: Naunton Wayne
Unknown: Percival MacKey
Unknown: Lionel Gamlin
Presented By: John Sharman


Elmer Davis


Unknown: Elmer Davis

: Sir Seymour Hicks presents Picture-Postcard Beauties: 2

A recollection of their charms, their lives, and their favourite songs
Billie Baker, Gwen Catley, and Joan Cross
BBC Theatre Chorus, BBC Theatre Orchestra, leader Tate Gilder, conducted by Reginald Burston
Programme compiled by S. R. Littlewood and Reginald Burston


Unknown: Billie Baker
Unknown: Gwen Catley
Unknown: Joan Cross
Leader: Tate Gilder
Unknown: S. R. Littlewood
Unknown: Reginald Burston

: Lighten Our Darkness

A service of preparation for the National Day of Prayer

: Pig-Hoo-o-o-o-ey

A 'Blandings Castle' story by P. G. Wodehouse, turned into a play for broadcasting by Anne Pendleton and John Cheatle, with Frederick Lloyd as Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth.
Produced by John Cheatle


Story by: P. G. Wodehouse
Adapted by: Anne Pendleton
Adapted by: John Cheatle
Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth: Frederick Lloyd
Lady Constance, his sister: Gladys Young
Angela, his niece: Edana Romney
Beach, his butler: Ralph Truman
Lord Heacham: Ronald Simpson
James Belford: Ivan Samson
Produced By: John Cheatle


and his Band with Celia and Eddie Bryant


Unknown: Eddie Bryant

: And So to Bed


Presented By: M. H. Allen

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