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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of duets by Binnie Hale and Bobby Howes

Contributors

Unknown: Binnie Hale
Unknown: Bobby Howes

: 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 Janet Chance

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Laurance Turner
Conductor, Gideon Fagan

Contributors

Leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Gideon Fagan

: PHIL FINCH

at the theatre organ

: TAKE YOUR CHOICE

A selection of records taken at random from the racks.

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 93 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 32 of ' Each Returning Day'

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Alfred Van Dam and his State
Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Alfred van Dam

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

11.0 Singing together
Herbert Wiseman with a male voice choir ,. and the BBC Scottish Orchestra conducted by Guy Warrack
Funiculi, funicula (students' song) Golden slumbers (English song)
Camptown races (American song) Ca' the yowes (Scots song) The poacher (English song)
The orchestra (nonsense rhyme)
11.20 Interval music
11.25 Senior English
English in school and out of it
Reading poetry aloud
L. A. G. Strong
11.40 English for under-nines
Designed by Jean Sutcliffe
Christmas programme

Contributors

Unknown: Herbert Wiseman
Conducted By: Guy Warrack
Unknown: L. A. G. Strong
Designed By: Jean Sutcliffe

: That Reminds Me...

Charles Penrose and John Rorke dropping into the past
George James speaking for the younger generation with a section of the BBC Male
Chorus
Produced by Howard Thomas
Which are the better-old songs or new? Many will say it all depends on the generation you have been born in. The one thing that may strike them as unfair is that a representative of the younger generation. George James , should be pitted against two such stalwarts of the old as Charles Penrose, of ' Pig and Whistle' fame, and John Rorke, of 'Old Music-Halls' and 'Unusually Yours'.
But the youthful, in this age of Spitfires, are such streets ahead of their elders that Penrose and Rorke may be hard put to it to keep up their wicket.
May the better side win!

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Penrose
Unknown: John Rorke
Unknown: George James
Produced By: Howard Thomas
Unknown: George James
Unknown: Charles Penrose
Unknown: John Rorke

: 'COASTAL RIDE'

The story of the opening of a famous railway
Lloyd Campbell

: 'BREAK FOR MUSIC'

An ENSA concert for war-workers with Clarence Wright , Carl Carlisle , and Arthur Salisbury and the Savoy
Hotel Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Clarence Wright
Unknown: Carl Carlisle
Unknown: Arthur Salisbury

: Postscript

A recording of last night's broadcast.

: A FRENCH ROMANTIC COMPOSER

played by The Albion Tric-Louis Willoughby
(violin), John Moore (cello), Margaret Chamberlain (piano)
Edouard Lalo , who died in 1892, was one of the most progressive composers in France of his time. He influenced that brilliant group of young composers at the head of which were Faure, Debussy, and Florent Schmitt. He wrote works of all kinds-opera, ballet, and chamber music. Of the last mentioned his Piano Trio No. 3 in A minor is generally considered to be his crowning achievement in chamber music. It displays both originality and workmanship of the first order.

Contributors

Unknown: Edouard Lalo
Unknown: Florent Schmitt.

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

1.50 The practice and science of gardening
Feeding humans
A discussion by Dr. B. A. Keen and Professor J. C. Drummond
2.10 Interval music
2.15 Stories from world history
' The silkworms' eggs '
Rhoda Power
A story of the Chinese silk trade. How two Christian monks hid silkworms' eggs in bamboo sticks and smuggled them into Constantinople
(5th century A.D.)
2.35 Interval music
2.40 Senior English
English for everyday use
Planned and presented by Douglas R. Allan
Christmas carols: about the stories behind some of the best-known carols

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. B. A. Keen
Unknown: Professor J. C. Drummond
Unknown: Rhoda Power
Presented By: Douglas R. Allan

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Robin Richmond at the theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Robin Richmond

: 'I LIKE TO REMEMBER'

' Island adventures'
Henry A. Wallace

Contributors

Unknown: Henry A. Wallace

: BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section C)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Anthony Bernard
Dorothy Manley (piano)

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Anthony Bernard
Piano: Dorothy Manley

: JACK McCORMICK

and his Ambassadors Dance Band

: 'NOSWYL'

Stori radio gan T. Rowland Hughes
Fe'i darllenir hi gan Clydach
(A story in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: T. Rowland Hughes

: Children's Hour

5.20 The Magic Fishbone - a fairy tale by Charles Dickens adapted as a dialogue story
5.45 Our big British family : A talk about the Empire today by John Coatman
On the last occasion that John Coatman appeared in the Children's Hour he contributed to the series of Travellers' Tales. His talk then was about the work of a policeman in the Punjab, and today he will tell listeners more about India and other parts of the Empire in which he has travelled.

Contributors

Author: Charles Dickens
Presenter: John Coatman
Alicia: Beryl Laverick
King: Ewart Scott
Grandmarina: Vivienne Chatterton

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: 'DAVID COPPERFIELD'

An adaptation for broadcasting by Audrey Lucas of the novel by Charles Dickens
4-Enter Uriah Heep

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Audrey Lucas
Novel By: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Uriah Heep

: MUSIC-MAKERS' HALF-HOUR

The mixed quartet
Joseph Lewis

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Lewis

: TAKING STOCK

ll-The war and ourselves
Tom Harrisson and Collin Brooks

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Harrisson
Unknown: Collin Brooks

: ' DANDY LION'

in ' Africa squeaks '
A cartoon invented by John Watt , written by C. Denier Warren and Ted Kavanagh , lyrics by James Dyrenforth , music by Henry Reed
Augmented Revue Orchestra conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Gordon Crier
(Donald Duck , The Seven Dwar/r, and Jiminy Cricket appear by permission of Walt Disney-Mickey Mouse Ltd. ; and PopeyebypermissionofKingFeatures Syndicate, Paramount Pictures.)

Contributors

Unknown: John Watt
Written By: C. Denier Warren
Written By: Ted Kavanagh
Unknown: James Dyrenforth
Music By: Henry Reed
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By: Gordon Crier
Produced By: Donald Duck

: 'THE GAY DECEIVERS'

A musical comedy by Reginald Arkell
Music by Moises Simon and Martin Broones
Adapted for broadcasting by Henrik Ege with Claire Luce. Jack Melford , Reginald Purdell , Jane Welch , Ivor Barnard , Wyn Weaver , Horace Per cival, Ian Sadler , a section of the BBC Chorus and the BBC Revue
Orchestra, under the direction of Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Pat Hillyard and Eric Fawcett

Contributors

Comedy By: Reginald Arkell
Music By: Moises Simon
Music By: Martin Broones
Broadcasting By: Henrik Ege
Unknown: Claire Luce.
Unknown: Jack Melford
Unknown: Reginald Purdell
Unknown: Jane Welch
Unknown: Ivor Barnard
Unknown: Wyn Weaver
Unknown: Horace Per
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By: Pat Hillyard
Produced By: Eric Fawcett

: EPILOGUE

' Think on these things '

: DAVID LIVINGSTONE

Homage to the missionary, explorer, and denouncer of the slave trade, who sailed for Africa one hundred years ago
Written and produced by John Gough

Contributors

Produced By: John Gough

: BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
(First performance)
Symphonic poem: Les Preludes Liszt
Eric Thiman was born in 1900. Apart from a few sporadic lessons in piano and organ playing he was largely self-taught. In 1927 he took the degree of Doctor of Music, and soon afterwards became Professor of Harmony and Composition at the Royal Academy of Music.
Among the latest of his many compositions is the present Variations on a theme of Elgar, which promises to be a very interesting work. The theme is taken from the unaccompanied piece for chorus ' As torrents in summer' from King Olaf.

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Unknown: Eric Thiman

: 'SMALL CHANGE'

A short story written for broadcasting by John Gloag and told by the author

Contributors

Broadcasting By: John Gloag

: REGINALD DIXON

at the theatre organ Medley: Tunes I promised

: JOE LOSS and his Band

with Monte Rev , Paula Green , and Bob Arden

Contributors

Unknown: Monte Rev
Unknown: Paula Green
Unknown: Bob Arden








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