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: News

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces.

: Morning Star

Records of Ginger Rogers, dancing singer of the American screen

Contributors

Unknown: Ginger Rogers

: Up in the Morning Early

Exercises for men
7.40 Exercises for women

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

A thought for today

: NEWS

and summary of today's Home Service programmes

: ' THE KITCHEN FRONT'

A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Bruce Blunt

: 'WHAT'S NEW?'

' A light-hearted review of the December records
Presented by Leslie Perowne

Contributors

Presented By: Leslie Perowne

: THE ALPHAS

Presented by Frank Stewart

Contributors

Presented By: Frank Stewart

: CECIL CHADWICK

at the theatre organ

: SONGS AND BALLADS

sung by Elizabeth Sheridan (soprano)
Henry Crowther (baritone)

Contributors

Soprano: Elizabeth Sheridan
Baritone: Henry Crowther

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 57 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 18 of ' Each Returning Day '

: Music While You Work

played by Billy Ternent and the Dance Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Billy Ternent

: BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section C)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Reginald Redman

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Reginald Redman

: ON BEING ABLE TO AMUSE OURSELVES'

A talk by Lynn Doyle
Lynn Doyle gave four delightful talks on holiday aspects of Ulster in those days when holidays counted and we all looked forward to them. His imaginary village, ' Ballyguillion ', has featured in a great number of his stories. Many will remember reading one of his latest books, ' The Spirit of Ireland '.

Contributors

Talk By: Lynn Doyle
Talk By: Lynn Doyle

: JACK PAYNE

with his Band

: ' BACKS TO THE LAND '

John Morgan , M.P., followed by a talk on ' Goats in winter' by Mrs. B. S. P. Abbey
Mrs. Abbey is the owner of the well-known Didgemere Herd of British Alpine goats, which she founded more than twenty years ago, a herd that has won many hundreds of prizes at all the leading shows. Goats from this herd have been exported to all parts of the world. She is also an official judge and member of the Committee of the British Goat Society.

Contributors

Unknown: John Morgan
Unknown: Mrs. B. S. P. Abbey

: VIRTUOSO WIND QUINTET

Edward Walker (flute) ; Alec Whittaker (oboe) ; Stephen Waters (clarinet) ; Charles Gregory (horn) ; Gilbert Vinter (bassoon)

Contributors

Flute: Edward Walker
Flute: Alec Whittaker
Oboe: Stephen Waters
Clarinet: Charles Gregory
Horn: Gilbert Vinter

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the theatre organ

: ROYAL PHILHARMONIC OPENING CONCERT

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Thomas Matthews
Conducted by Malcolm Sargent
Moiseiwitsch (piano)
Rachmaninoff has written four piano concertos, the last three of which retain an important place in the repertoire. The No. 1, in F sharp minor, however, is not so well known. It is a very early work, and later, in 1919, it was revised by the composer. It is dedicated to Siloti, who was one of Rachmaninoff's teachers when he was a pupil at the Moscow Conservatoire.
The music, as one might expect in a youthful work, is free from the composer's characteristic melancholy.
[Home Service continued overleaf

Contributors

Leader: Thomas Matthews
Conducted By: Malcolm Sargent

: ' IT'S THAT BAND AGAIN'

with Phil Cardew and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Phil Cardew

: 'WAIT TILL I TELL YE'

You've been invited to a party where Dave Willis will be entertaining some entertaining guests with the assistance of the Scottish Variety Orchestra, conducted by Ronnie Munro
Produced by Tom Dawson

Contributors

Unknown: Dave Willis
Conducted By: Ronnie Munro
Produced By: Tom Dawson

: ARGLWYDDES LLANOFER

Un o'r rhai na ddylem eu hanghofio
Ymddiddan gan Gwenda Gruffydd
(A talk in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Gwenda Gruffydd

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Songs and stories for St. Andrew's Day, and Scottish country dances, played by the John MacArthur Trio

Contributors

Unknown: John MacArthur

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: THE ECONOMIC WAR

' What it means to us '
Donald Tyerman

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Tyerman

: In Town Tonight

Once again we stop the London traffic in order to introduce to you some of the interesting people who are In Town Tonight.
Introducing personalities from every walk of life and 'Standing in the shelter'
(Interviews with the man in the shelter)

Contributors

Edited and produced by: C. F. Meehan

: 'IN DEFENS'

A programme for St. Andrew's Day
Devised by Marris Murray
Produced by Moultrie R. Kelsall
This is the evening which has pride of place for exiles from Scotland wherever they are gathered in the distant parts of che world to which they have gone forth from their native land. Tonight's programme is something in the nature of a radio pageant in which figures from Scottish history will come alive and re-echo incidents and events, each after his own fashion. These will not be confined to the royalties and dates of our history books, but will portray the qualities of the ordinary Scotsman down the ages ; his love of justice and liberty, equalled by his love of football and all the contrasting elements that go to make up his character.

Contributors

Unknown: Marris Murray
Produced By: Moultrie R. Kelsall

: 'GARRISON THEATRE'

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', Joan
Winters
Garrison Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Lieutenant Charles Shad well (late of the West Yorkshire
Regiment)
Produced by Harry S. Pepper

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Harry S. Pepper
Unknown: Lieutenant Charles Shad
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: FLANAGAN AND ALLEN

in ' Star Time' with Vera Lynn and Johnnie Rosen and his Band
Produced by Ronald Waldman
Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen first met during the last war at Poperinghe. After the war they parted, and for some time acted separately.
One day, however, Bud accepted an engagement in a touring show. To his astonishment he found that the ' straight man ' in the show was none other than his old friend Chesney Allen ! They became partners, and since then they have never looked back.

Contributors

Unknown: Vera Lynn
Unknown: Johnnie Rosen
Produced By: Ronald Waldman
Produced By: Bud Flanagan
Produced By: Chesney Allen

: BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section A)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Jaromir Weinberger , the composer of the opera Schwanda the Bagpiper, was born in 1896 at Prague. He studied under Max Reger at Leipzig and in 1922 went to America as professor of composition at the Conservatorium of Ithaca.
His opera Schwanda the Bagpiper when produced in Germany some years ago proved an enormous success. It came to Covent Garden in 1933 and our audiences were hardly less enthusiastic. Schwanda is a first-rate entertainment: good tunes, colour, wit, and humour are its outstanding characteristics. The suite consists of five of the best and most tuneful numbers.

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Jaromir Weinberger
Unknown: Max Reger

: JACK PAYNE

with his Band








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