and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Bobbie Comber , the cheerful songster
A talk about what to eat and how to programmes
A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Ambrose Heath
A programme of film music on gramophone records
Presented by Charles Maxwell .
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Arthur Wood
from p. 89 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 40 of ' Each Returning Day'
played by the Dance Orchestra, directed by Billy Tement
This is the second of a series that will bring each time to the microphone a different North-Country ' family party '. Sons and daughters, parents and children-and sometimes grand-children-will compare notes on their upbringing, their jobs, and their attitude to life generally
Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater
The story and the music presented with the aid of gramophone records by Harold Grace
by John Morgan , M.P., followed by a talk on killing and marketing rabbits by W. King Wilson
The valuable advice that W. King Wilson, of the National Institute of Poultry Husbandry, Newport, Salop, has broadcast to novices in this series has dealt with the method of producing rabbits for food and fur. He has discussed housing and feeding, breeding, and general management. The response has been surprising. An incredible number of listeners have taken up rabbit-keeping. One, an absolute novice, bought a pair of rabbits to help out his meat ration. They cost practically nothing to feed because he used lawn-mowings, weeds, and surplus greenstuff from the garden. Most of these things were always wasted, but now in less than a year, through utilising them, he has a score of rabbits which he wants to market.
Quartet for strings and piano in G minor, Op. 45, in four movements played by Winifred Small (violin) ; Eileen Grainger (viola) ; Kathleen Moor-house (cello) ; Maurice Cole (piano)
Gabriel Faure composed two piano quartets: the first, Op. 15, is a very charming, simple early work ; the second, Op. 45 in G minor, which was written seven years later, in 1886, is generally considered to be
. one of Faure's finest chamber works.
-Particularly fine is the scherzo, which has been described as ' the tumult of the storm '. The slow movement is Faure at his most poetic and expressive.
BBC Singers (A)
Margaret Godley ; Margaret Rees ; Doris Owens ; Joyce Sutton ; Brad-bridge White ; Martin Boddey ;
Stanley Riley ; Samuel Dyson
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
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Saturday afternoon with a city's gardeners
An outside broadcast from an Allotment Centre
to records of Felix Mendelssohn 's Hawaiian Serenaders
In his twenties Felix Mendelssohn had achieved a radio name, especially for his ' Crooner's Corner ' feature, and he had won his spurs on the Continent with his own dance orchestra. His Hawaiian personnel does not confine itself to Hawaiian numbers ; classics of jazz are frequently broadcast, and such famous numbers as '12th Street Rag', ' Tiger Rag ', and ' Limehouse Blues ' have Jbeen recorded by the combination.
Leader, Edward Maude
Conducted by Heinz Unger
Eda Kersey (violin) (Soloist, Eda Kersey ) from a Northern concert hall
There are not many violin concertos that, apart from purely violinistic considerations, deserve to be called ' great ' music-perhaps barely a dozen. Among these Mendelssohn's Concerto in E minor takes a very high place, for in addition to the beautiful and effective solo writing, the orchestral texture, light and graceful though it is, is intended to be symphonic in importance rather than a mere accompaniment to a brilliant violin solo.
by Matthew Norgate
Matthew Norgate has been BBC film critic for the past year, has written on films, radio, and the theatre for the last seven years.
He started life as a junior clerk at £1 a week in a publisher's office and gave it up for the stage, making his debut with the Birmingham Repertory touring company. From 1924 to 1929 he was Secretary to the Stage Society, and daring this time both The Man ivith the Load of Mischief and Journey's End were produced. He was also Secretary to the Phcenix Society.
and his Orchestra in ' British Rhapsody of 1940 '
Ymddiddan gan Wil Ifan
(A talk in Welsh)
' The Entwistles '
The story of two crickets by Lorna Wood , told ty Nan
' Fun and games ', in which you can all join, with Muriel, Doris, Charles, and Nan, and piano solos by Charles
followed by National and Regional announcements
Questions which are puzzling listeners in these difficult times are discussed each fortnight in this series of talks. Today George Haynes and Herbert Hodge will talk alout old-age and supplementary Tensions
For the eighth season and two hundred and eighteenth time we stop the London traffic in order to introduce to you some of the interesting people who are ' in town tonight'
Edited and produced by C. F. Meehan
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Devised by Charles Shadwell and Harry. S. Pepper
Many famous artists have promised to appear (engagements permitting) at the Garrison Theatre tonight to entertain the troops
Jack (' blue-pencil') ') Warner will be there, and his ' littel gel'
The Garrison Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Lieutenant Charles Murray Winstanley Shadwell (late of the West. Yorkshire Regiment)
Produced by Harry S. Pepper
Lieutenant Charles Murray Winstanley
' The Ballad Monger ' a programme of music by Herbert Oliver with Gwen Catley and Henry Cummin ,gs
BBC Theatre Chorus, BBC Theatre Orchestra, leader, Tate Gilder , conductor, Stanford Robinson
Narrator: Freddie Grisewood
Songs selected by Gwen Williams
an adaptation by Ivan Brandt from a short story by Walter de la Mare
Produced by Mary Allen
de la Mare