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and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: Morning Star

Records of Emilio, the wonder boy accordionist

: Up in the Morning Early

Exercises for men
7.40 Exercises for women

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

A thought for today


and summary of today's Home Service programmes


A talk about what to eat and how to cook it by Freddie Grisewood


Unknown: Freddie Grisewood


Popular dance music and songs on gramophone records


Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack


A topical magazine programme


News commentary and interlude


from p. 25 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 46 of ' Each Returning Day '

: Music While You Work

played by George Scott-Wood and his Grand Accordion Band


Played By: George Scott-Wood

: For the Schools

11.0 Music and movement for juniors
Ann Driver
11.20 Current affairs
11.40 I Ysgolion Cymru
(For Welsh schools)
Iaith a Llenyddiaeth Crefft Ysgrifennu ii
' Ysgrifennu Stori ' gan Stephen J. Williams


Unknown: Ann Driver
Unknown: Stephen J. Williams


An attempt to bring into view the play, the music-hall, the ballet, the opera, the cihema, and the cabaret-without words!
A gramophone programme selected and produced by Roy Rich


Produced By: Roy Rich

: ' CARRY ON '-No. 5

A programme of carefree entertainment dedicated to the Forces and workers of Great Britain, devised and compered by Carroll Levis
The Dance Orchestra conducted by Billy Ternent
Presented by John Sharman


Unknown: Carroll Levis
Conducted By: Billy Ternent
Presented By: John Sharman


' The Canadian Arctic '
Thomas Wood and Corporal Tony Onraet (a recording; previously broadcast on November 8)


Unknown: Thomas Wood


1.50 Music-making
Sir Walford Davies
10—Chords and their ' grace-notes'
2.10 Interval music
2.15 General science: ' Sources of power '. 3—Trapped sunlight—coal as a source of power
J. A. Lauwerys
2.35 Interval music
2.40 Junior English
Devised by Jean Sutcliffe
Play: "The story of David'—2


Unknown: Sir Walford Davies
Unknown: J. A. Lauwerys
Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe

: Music While You Work

played by Debroy Somers and his Band m


Played By: Debroy Somers


A North-Country ' family party', sons and daughters, parents and children — and sometimes grand-children, compare notes on their upbringing, their jobs, and their attitude to lite generally


A folk-song recital by Megan Foster (soprano)
Megan Foster was born at Tonypandy, in the Rhondda Valley, but was brought to London by her parents when she was nine months old. She has sung since she was a tiny child, and still has associations with Glamorganshire; she has a little cottage near Porthcawl. At her first recital in London she made a feature of Welsh folk songs in costume. She has travelled widely in Europe and America, and has sung Welsh songs in many countries, from Spain to Jamaica.


Soprano: Megan Foster

: Over Here

A broadcast of a show given at an aerodrome 'somewhere in England' by American artists over here, as a humble gesture to the R.A.F.
Those taking part: Teddy Brown, Clifford and Marion, Walter Crisham, Bebe Daniels, Dorothy Dickson, James Dyrenforth, Carroll Gibbons, Adelaide Hall, Turner Layton, Claire Luce, Ben Lyon, Vic Oliver, Manning Sherwin, Norris Smith, Donald Stewart,
Diana Ward, Elisabeth Welch


Unknown: Teddy Brown
Unknown: Walter Crisham
Unknown: Bebe Daniels
Unknown: Dorothy Dickson
Unknown: James Dyrenforth
Unknown: Carroll Gibbons
Unknown: Adelaide Hall
Unknown: Turner Layton
Unknown: Claire Luce
Unknown: Ben Lyon
Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Manning Sherwin
Unknown: Norris Smith
Unknown: Donald Stewart
Unknown: Diana Ward
Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Producer: James Dyrenforth
Producer: Victor Smythe

: Gwasanaeth Gosber

(Studio Service in Welsh)
Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r Ilyfr '
Bob Bore o Newydd '


Unknown: Bob Bore


Arabian Nights stories adapted for the radio by Muriel Levy
No. 9—' Ganem, the Slave of Love ' with music specially composed by Norman Fulton and played by a section of the BBC Northern Orchestra, conducted by the composer


Radio By: Muriel Levy
Composed By: Norman Fulton


followed by National and Regional announcements


F. H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people in the news, people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain


Unknown: F. H. Grisewood


Episode 2 of an adventure story by Jenny Nicholson and Gordon Crier
Music by Kenneth Leslie-Smith with Frederick Burtwell , Gwen Lewis , Ian Sadler , Doris Nichols , Forster Carlin ,
Billy Milton
BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Gordon Crier
Listeners will remember that Jessie Matthews was originally to have taken the part of the Young Lady at Large ; in fact her name appeared in the announcement of the first instalment in last week's RADIO Times. That she did not do so is no fault of hers. She was compelled to give up the part owing to a change of arrangements under a film contract over which she has no control.
However, the adventure serial goes gaily on, and everybody owes a debt of gratitude to the deputy Young Lady who took over the part at such short notice.


Story By: Jenny Nicholson
Story By: Gordon Crier
Music By: Kenneth Leslie-Smith
Unknown: Frederick Burtwell
Unknown: Gwen Lewis
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Doris Nichols
Unknown: Forster Carlin
Unknown: Billy Milton
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By: Gordon Crier
Unknown: Jessie Matthews


2—' The self-destructive nature of man ' the Rev. D. R. Davies


Unknown: Rev. D. R. Davies


Part 2
From a West-Country concert hall
Pouishnoff (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould


Conducted By: Clarence Raybould


A comedy by Frederick Lonsdale adapted for broadcasting by Hugh Stewart
The story opens in Helen Hayle's house in Mayfair, London, in August; then moves to Mrs. Wislack's house in Scotland, in September
Produced by Peter Creswell
Here is a radio version of one of Frederick Lonsdale 's many successes, in which Ronald Squire scored such a hit as the Duke of Bristol when it was produced at the Fortune Theatre in 1927. Six years later he appeared in the revival at the Strand. The Duke is hard up ; Mrs. Wislake has plenty of money. But she is determined that if she ever marries again, it will be 'on approval'. Off they go with two friends. The servants leave and they are left to do their own cooking. What happens is worked out by Lonsdale, master of comedy, with consummate skill. This play is a laugh from start to finish.


Comedy By: Frederick Lonsdale
Broadcasting By: Hugh Stewart
Produced By: Peter Creswell
Unknown: Frederick Lonsdale
Unknown: Ronald Squire
The Duke of Bristol: Austin Trevor
Richard Halton: Ronald Simpson
Mrs Wislack: Betty Hardy
Helen Hayle: Lydia Sherwood


mar a chumadh 'san Eilean Fhada
Umuigh Salm cvii, 28-31, air fonn ' St. Paul's'
Leughadh: Eoin, 19, 25-42 .
An searmon: An t'Urr Aonghas
MacMhaoilean, M.C., D.S.O. Umuigh agus am beannachadh
(Family worship in Gaelic)

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