and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of the Hill-Billies
and summary of today's Home Service programmes
A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Janet Chance
Conductor, Jack Eckersley
Ivan Mellodew (bass)
Rose Morris (mezzo-soprano)
Howard Fry (baritone)
at the theatre organ
Medley: Old and new favourites
A talk by Martin Armstrong
from P 109 of 'New Every Morning' and p. 28 of ' Each Returning Day
with Teddy Foster and his Band
Conductor, Kneale Kelley
at the theatre organ
A short story written for broadcasting by Alastair Dunnett and read by the author
by John Morgan , M.P. followed by a talk on poultry diseases by Alan Thompson
Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 played by the Blech String Quartet-Harry Blech (violin), Edward Silver-man (violin), Keith Cummings ,
(viola), William Pleeth (cello) and Margaret Good (piano)
Brahms's Piano Quintet in F minor, an early work of the composer, clearly shows that Brahms reached maturity at an early age. It was originally written as a string quintet for two cellos, but Joachim pointed out that no string players would be able to cope with the climaxes and so Brahms arranged the work as a sonata for two pianos. Finally he made the present version for piano and strings.
The salvage campaign in operation in a city street and a scrap merchant's yard
with Billy Hardy and his Band
Conducted by Guy Warrack
A woman ambulance driver's adventures, told by Evelyn Aikman
The full account has still to be written of those last tragic days when the Panzer divisions of Hitler's army hurtled through France in the wake of an endless stream of refugees, and led to the ultimate collapse of French resistance. Many individual stories have been told of adventure and miraculous escape in that great retreat towards the coast, and this afternoon an ambulance driver of a Scottish company of the F.A.N.Y. is to relate her experiences. From her escape from Paris a few hours before the fall of that city to her arrival home in Scotland, Evelyn Aikman 's story is a thrilling one.
* ' Who's for a sail ? ' with Frank Randle
Betty Wheatley , Jim Sherry ,
Jack McCormick and his Ambassadors The harbour master:
Devised and produced by Richard North
ynghyd a gair am ' Yr Wythnos yng Nghymru' gan E. Morgan Humphreys
(News and a topical talk in Welsh)
Sgwrs gan y Parch. R. T. Roberts
(A talk in Welsh)
' Francis and Jane '-the story of a Cavalier boy and a Roundhead girl who lived in Yorkshire at the time of the Civil War
Dramatised by Bertha Lonsdale
This interesting little play was originally broadcast in the Children's Hour about two years ago. It deals with the Civil War and shows how it affected the lives of two children living in Yorkshire. One belonged to a family of Cavaliers, the other to the Roundheads. Bertha Lonsdale , who wrote it, lives at Baildon in Yorkshire, which is the scene of the play. She has also written for the Children's Hour High Tide, Adventure on the Moors, and Printers' Ink.
followed by National and Regional announcements
George Haynes and Herbert Hodge
This evening's speakers will be George Haynes, who has a wide practical experience of the running of Citizens' Advice Bureaux all over the country, and Herbert Hodge, whose friendly way of translating official instructions into everyday words helped so many listeners to this series last year.
Among the subjects which will be discussed are air-raid damage, communal feeding, the children's milk scheme, evacuation, pensions, and other problems raised during the series in listeners' letters. The latter should not be sent to the BBC. If listeners cannot find out the address of their local Citizens' Advice Bureau, they should write to [address removed]
A magazine programme including
Cyril Fletcher in ' Dere Mother ...', a series written by D. Compton-James
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
Symphony No. 2, in B minor
Conducted by Gideon Fagan
The history of Borodin's Second Symphony is closely linked with that of his opera Prince Igor. The first ideas for the symphony occurred to him early in 1869, but in April of that year Stassov suggested the opera subject to him, and for a time he devoted all his energies to Igor. Then he decided (temporarily) that the subject was unsuitable. ' Don't worry about it ', he wrote to Stassov. ' The material won't be wasted. It will all go into my Second Symphony.'
Accordingly the first movement of the symphony was written in 1871. During the period 1874-76 he was working at both opera and symphony, and the last two movements of the symphony were based on themes originally intended for an epilogue to Igor.
Charles B. Cochran's Saturday Show
' From beyond New Guinea'
Bombardier J. F. Morell
BBC Theatre Chorus
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson with Marjorie Westbury
Robert Naylor Kenneth Ellis
'Sullivan but not Gilbert'
Typical Sullivan melodies chosen from ' Box and Cox ', ' Ivanhoe ', 'Haddon Hall', 'The Chieftain', The Beauty Stone ', and ' The Rose 4 of Persia'
The fifth of a series of original plays for broadcasting
Written by members of the Detection Club and produced by John Cheatle
' Full Fathom Five'
A problem in detection in two parts, by Gladys Mitchell
Part 1—'The Crime '
with Tim Clayton and his Lansdowne
Presented by M. H. Allen