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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: I MORNING STAR'

Records of Winnie Melville, the famous musical-comedy soprano

: ' UP IN THE MORNING EARLY'

Exercises for men and (7.40) for women

: NEWS

and summary of today's Home
Service programmes

: 'THE KITCHEN FRONT'

A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Ambrose Heath

Contributors

Unknown: Ambrose Heath

: JAMES BELL

at the theatre organ

: BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section. C)
Conducted by Clarence Raybould

Contributors

Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 81 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 42 of ' Each Returning Day'

: 'MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK'

played by Henry Croudson at the theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Henry Croudson

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

11.0 Singing together by Herbert Wiseman
Funiculi funicula (Students' song) Ca' vthe yowes (Scots song)
Baa, baa black sheep (Nursery rhyme)
11.20 Interval music
11.25 Senior English
English in school and out of it
' Speaking clearly'
L. A. G. Strong
11.40 English for under-nines including a dialogue story

Contributors

Unknown: Herbert Wiseman
Unknown: L. A. G. Strong

: ELSIE OWEN PIANOFORTE QUARTET

Elsie Owen (violin), Dorothy Lee (viola), Lilly Phillips (violoncello),
Alan Richardson (pianoforte)

Contributors

Violin: Elsie Owen
Violin: Dorothy Lee
Viola: Lilly Phillips
Pianoforte: Alan Richardson

: 'BREAK FOR MUSIC'

An ENSA concert for munition workers with George Morris , Thorpe Bates , and Geraldo Saxes and Sevens (leader,
George Evans )

Contributors

Unknown: George Morris
Unknown: Thorpe Bates
Unknown: Geraldo Saxes
Leader: George Evans

: J. B. PRIESTLEY

A recording of last night's postscript

: BALLET MUSIC

on gramophone records Sadler's Wells Orchestra conducted by William Walton
Ballet Suite: The Wise Virgins
(What God has done is rightly done ; Lord hear my longing ; See what His love will do ; How, how ephemeral;' Sheep may safely graze ; Praise be to God)
Bach-Walton

Contributors

Conducted By: William Walton

: For The Schools

1.50 The practice and science of gardening. Light and heavy soils. A discussion between B. A. Keen and C. F. Lawrance

2.10 Interval music

2.15 Stories from world history. Greece: 1 'Aesop, the slave', (c. 600 B.C.)
How the famous fable-teller, freed from slavery, became the king's ambassador and died through the treachery of the Delphians, who accused him of sacrilege; by Rhoda Power

2.35 Interval music

2.40 Senior English. English for everyday use. Planned and presented by Douglas R. Allan. Do you believe it happened like that? About detective stories, with illustrations from Sherlock Holmes, Sexton Blake, etc.

Contributors

Speaker (The Practice and Science of Gardening): B. A. Keen
Speaker (The Practice and Science of Gardening): C. F. Lawrance
Speaker (Stories from World History): Rhoda Power
Planned by/presenter (Senior English): Douglas R. Allan

: ' MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK'

played by Reginald Pursglove and his Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Reginald Pursglove

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Gideon Fagan

Contributors

Conductor: Gideon Fagan

: THE FORTNIGHT'S FILMS

Matthew Norgate

Contributors

Unknown: Matthew Norgate

: BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: DAIL HYDREF

Rhaglen Ysgafn gan W. D. Williams yn cynnwys. Myfyrdodau ar Galan Gaeaf. Y Cyfarwyddo gan Sam Jones
(Light programme in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Rhaglen Ysgafn
Unknown: W. D. Williams
Unknown: Galan Gaeaf.
Unknown: Sam Jones

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 ' The Three Bears of Okinard ' by H. Mortimer Batten , told by Mac
Songs by William Gibson
5.45 The Zoo Man

Contributors

Unknown: H. Mortimer Batten
Songs By: William Gibson

: NEWS.

followed by National and Regional announcements

: ' SECRET—URGENT !'

by Norman Edwards
4—'The Sound and the Fury'
Cast R A F Officers Fred O'Donovan and Ivan Samson Prisoners in Germany
Austin Trevor and Henry Hallett
Produced by Val Gielgud

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Edwards
Produced By: Val Gielgud
Miss Kirke: Barbara Couper
Major Blythe, D S O: Gordon McLeod
Tony Frere: James McKechnie
Bastin: Eliot Makeham
Basil Lutyens: Ivan Brandt

: ISOBEL BAILLIE

(soprano) and BBC Orchestra (Section C)
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult

Contributors

Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

: 'TAKING STOCK'-2

Some saw hopes for peace in collective security, others in various forms of federal union. Yet others held that these were Utopian dreams - standing in the way of a realist foreign policy. Where do they stand now ?

: MUSIC IN THE AIR'

(by arrangement with C. B. Cochran )
A radio version by Gordon Crier and Hyam Greenbaum of the musical' play by Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern
A Burgomaster, a priest, a postman,
Town Councillors, villagers, etc.
The action takes place in a small country village and a big city
BBC Chorus and augmented Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Gordon Crier

Contributors

Arrangement With: C. B. Cochran
Unknown: Gordon Crier
Unknown: Hyam Greenbaum
Play By: Oscar Hammerstein Ii
Play By: Jerome Kern
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By: Gordon Crier
Dr Walther Lessing (a music teacher): Wallace Evennet
Sieglinde (his daughter): Sylvia Marriott
Karl Reder (her sweetheart): Jan Van Der Gucht
Cornelius (a bird breeder): Gavin Gordon
Ernst Weber (a music publisher): Frederick Burtwell
Upmann (a musical director): Dick Francis
Marthe (secretary to Ernst): Elsie Hay
Frieda (a star): Sylvia Welling
Bruno (a playwright): Dennis Arundell
Kirschner (a theatrical impresario): MacDonald Parke
Madame Kirschner (his wife): Vivienne Chatterton

: FALLEN LEAVES—

A programme of old favourites with George Melachrino , George James , and the Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra, arranged and conducted by Charles Shadwell
Compere, Kay Cavendish

Contributors

Unknown: George Melachrino
Unknown: George James
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Kay Cavendish

: 'AARON'S FIELD'

A morality play for the eve of war, by D. G. Bridson
The action takes place on September 1, 1939, somewhere in Northern
England

Contributors

Unknown: D. G. Bridson
Narrator: F C Fairclough
Aaron: Ivor Barnard
Lawyer: Alfred Wolstencroft
Squire: Bryan Powley
Farmer and Vicar: Wilfred Pickles
Whittle: Philip Wade
Tourist: J N Broadbent
Keeper: Philip Robinson
Hiker: Gerry Kelly
National Trust: G B Smith
Builder: A G Mitcheson
Industrialist: D A Clarke-Smith
Publican: James Harrison
Banker: Alfred Wolstencroft
Woman A R P: May King
The Man: Laidman Browne

: LONDON MOZART ORCHESTRA

Leader, George Stratton
Conductor, Muir Mathieson

Contributors

Leader: George Stratton
Conductor: Muir Mathieson








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