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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: ' MORNING STAR '

Records of Peter Dawson , the popular bass-baritone

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Dawson

: NEWS

and summary of today's Home Service programmes

: ' THE KITCHEN FRONT'

A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by S. P. B. Mais

: 'WHISTLE WHILE YOU WASH UP'

to records of popular songs and dance tunes

: MUSIC FOR TWO PIANOS

played by Mary Peppin and Geraldine Peppin

Contributors

Played By: Mary Peppin
Played By: Geraldine Peppin

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the theatre organ

: METROPOLITAN POLICE CENTRAL BAND

(by permission of the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis)
Conducted by Flight-Lieut J. H. Amers . , M.B.E., Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Flight-Lieut J. H. Amers

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 89 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 40 of ' Each Returning Day'

: - ' MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK'

with Debroy Somers and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Debroy Somers

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Conductor, Gideon Fagan

Contributors

Conductor: Gideon Fagan

: 'A TUNE AT NOON'

Presented by Elwyn Evans

Contributors

Presented By: Elwyn Evans

: DUDLEY SAVAGE

at the theatre organ

: Works Wonders: No.1

The first of a series of lunch-time Concerts presented to their fellow workers by members of the staff of a large munitions works 'somewhere in England'
Arranged and presented by Victor Smythe

Contributors

Presented By: Victor Smythe

: ' BACKS TO THE LAND

by John Morgan , M.P. followed by ' Some recent work among the bees ', by Dr. C. G. Butler and R. Gamble
Reginald Gamble , the BBC bee expert, and Dr. Butler, of the Rothamsted Experimental Station, held a broadcast discussion nearly a year ago on ' Bee-keeping in Wartime '. The war goes on, with all its tragedies and all its difficulties. They will try to find some solutions for the latter today.

Contributors

Unknown: John Morgan
Unknown: Dr. C. G. Butler
Unknown: R. Gamble
Unknown: Reginald Gamble

: JOE LOSS

and his Orchestra with Monte Rey , Paula Green , and Bob Arden

Contributors

Unknown: Monte Rey
Unknown: Paula Green
Unknown: Bob Arden

: NORBERT WETHMAR TRIO

Norbert Wethmar (violin)
Walter Nunn (cello)
Wilfrid Parry (piano)
Joseph Jongen , the Belgian composer, was born at Liege in 1873. He studied at the Liege Conservatoire, where he was Professor of Harmony from 1901 to 1920, when he went to the Brussels Conservatoire as Professor of Fugue and Counterpoint. In his early works, written between 1902 and 1914, such as the Trio in B minor, Jongen shows the deep influence of Cesar Franck.

Contributors

Violin: Norbert Wethmar
Cello: Walter Nunn
Piano: Wilfrid Parry
Unknown: Joseph Jongen
Unknown: Cesar Franck.

: ' MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK'

played by The BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader, Frank Cantell
Conductor, Charles Shadwell with Ronnie Hill

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Ronnie Hill

: SVENDSEN

Conducted by Guy Warrack
Symphony No. 1 in D

Contributors

Conducted By: Guy Warrack

: THE MOST MINOR NURSE

A play for broadcasting by Gerald Brosnan
Cast and The action takes place in a suburban hospital near London
Produced by James Mageean
[Home Service continued overleaf

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Gerald Brosnan
Produced By: James Mageean
Mary Bridget O'Hara: Nita Hardie
Sister Mitchell: Joan Brown
Dr Simpleman: Maurice Maxwell
The man in the wheelchair: J. R. Avner

: 'ANY MORE?'

Who's for a sail ?' with Frank Randle
The performers: Beryl Reid , Joan Blackmore and Audrey Webster ,
Terry Wilson , Tom Casserley
The longshoremen:
Jatk McCormick and his
Ambassadors
The harbour master:
Malcolm Graeme
Devised and produced by Richard North

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Randle
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Joan Blackmore
Unknown: Audrey Webster
Unknown: Terry Wilson
Unknown: Tom Casserley
Unknown: Jatk McCormick
Unknown: Malcolm Graeme
Produced By: Richard North

: Newyddion

ynghyd a gair am ' yr Wythnos yng Nghymru', gan E. Morgan
Humphreys

Contributors

Unknown: E. Morgan

: DARLLEN A DAWNSIO

Tipyn o siarad ysgafn iawn ar ddechrau tymor newydd y colegau, gan Thomas Richards
(A feature programme in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Richards

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 ' My Uncle Ed '
Another story, by W. Glynne Jones about his boyhood days in Llanelly
Told by Patrick Williams
5.35 ' Over the Rainbow '
A fourth visit to old favourites of the Nursery Rhymes and Silly Symphonies, in the company of Gwladys Gimlett , Mai Jones , Mary Kendall , Lyn Joshua and the Rainbow Chorus
The visit planned by Mai Jones
As usual, the guide will be Gwen

Contributors

Story By: W. Glynne Jones
Told By: Patrick Williams
Unknown: Gwladys Gimlett
Unknown: Mai Jones
Unknown: Mary Kendall
Unknown: Lyn Joshua
Unknown: Mai Jones

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: THE ECONOMIC WAR

' What it means to us ' by Donald Tyerman

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Tyerman

: 'SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT'

A magazine programme including
Anne Ziegler
Cyril Fletcher in ' Dere Mother ...', a series written by D. Compton-James
Edward Cooper with a piece of weekly rhymed nonsense
Novelty Comer
(What will they think of next ?) and Billy Tement and the Dance Orchestra
Spotlight focused by Hugh Morton
Devised and presented by Harry S. Pepper and Ronald Waldman

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Ziegler
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Written By: D. Compton-James
Written By: Edward Cooper
Written By: Billy Tement
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Presented By: Harry S. Pepper
Presented By: Ronald Waldman

: EILEEN JOYCE (piano)

Eileen Joyce ran wild in the bush of Australia before being educated by the nuns of the Loreto Convent in Perth on Swan River. They were the first to teach her serious music, and brought her playing before the notice of Percy Grainger and Backhaus when they visited the convent.
Less than ten years ago she arrived unknown and still in her teens in England.
After a few lessons from
Tobias Matthay she made her first appearance in London at a Prom in 1930, and her debut on the air by playing a Prokofiev concerto.
Three years' intensive study with Matthay followed. She won the Woodward Smith Scholarship in 1931 and at a concert given by his students two years later brought the house down with those same two studies of Liszt and Schlozer which also made her name with the gramophone public.
In 1936 she made a tour of Australia.

Contributors

Unknown: Eileen Joyce
Unknown: Percy Grainger
Unknown: Tobias Matthay

: ' COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO ! '

Charles B. Cochran 's Saturday show

Contributors

Unknown: Charles B. Cochran

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: A revival of Horton Giddy's popular radio play 'MY LIFE WITH ERNEST RULE'

Produced by Lance Sieveking with Charles Spencer in his original part of Ernest Rule
(poisoner)
The other characters are: Elsie (his fifth wife), The Reporter, Sir Ronald Manners , K.C., Elsie's landlady, her girl-friend, neighbours, barristers, a judge, women at the trial, reporters, and policemen
(This play was first broadcast on January 1, 1938) -

Contributors

Produced By: Lance Sieveking
Unknown: Charles Spencer
Reporter: Sir Ronald Manners

: BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section A) leader Paul Beard
Conducted by Julian Clifford
Overture: Benvenuto Cellini Berlioz Suite: Hary Janos (I Prelude, The fairy tale begins ; 2 Viennese musical clock; 3 Song; 4 The battle and defeat of Napoleon ; 5 Intermezzo ; 6 Entrance of the Emperor and his Court).....Kodály
Hary Janos , the hero of the comic opera from the music of which this suite is drawn, is a fantastic character. The opera is treated by Kodaly in the manner of a fairy tale, and magic, mystery, folk-lore, naive simplicity, and fantastic humour are all to be found in the music.
The first number, ' The Fairy
Tale Begins ', opens with a sneeze, to show that the tale is true-a Hungarian superstition ; the second describes the clockwork soldiers in the Emperor's palace marching to clockwork music ; the third is just a folk song ; the fourth tells of Hary routing the whole French army with a band of hussars, and of Napoleon begging for mercy ; the fifth is an intermezzo ; and the sixth a march called ' Entrance of the Emperor and his Court '.

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Julian Clifford
Unknown: Hary Janos
Unknown: Hary Janos

: dOE LOSS

and his Orchestra with Monte Rey , Paula Green , and Bob Arden

Contributors

Unknown: Monte Rey
Unknown: Paula Green
Unknown: Bob Arden








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