and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of duets by Binnie Hale and Bobby Howes
and summary of today's Home Service programmes
A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Janet Chance
Leader, Laurance Turner
Conductor, Gideon Fagan
A selection of records taken at random from the racks.
News commentary and interlude
from p. 93 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 32 of ' Each Returning Day'
played by Alfred Van Dam and his State
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
L. A. G.
Charles Penrose and John Rorke dropping into the past
George James speaking for the younger generation with a section of the BBC Male
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!
The story of the opening of a famous railway
An ENSA concert for war-workers with Clarence Wright , Carl Carlisle , and Arthur Salisbury and the Savoy
A recording of last night's broadcast.
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.
1.50 The practice and science of gardening
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 '
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
Dr. B. A.
Professor J. C.
played by Robin Richmond at the theatre organ
' Island adventures'
Henry A. Wallace
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Anthony Bernard
Dorothy Manley (piano)
and his Ambassadors Dance Band
Stori radio gan T. Rowland Hughes
Fe'i darllenir hi gan Clydach
(A story in Welsh)
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.
followed by National and Regional announcements
An adaptation for broadcasting by Audrey Lucas of the novel by Charles Dickens
4-Enter Uriah Heep
The mixed quartet
ll-The war and ourselves
Tom Harrisson and Collin Brooks
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.)
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
' Think on these things '
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
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
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.
A short story written for broadcasting by John Gloag and told by the author
at the theatre organ Medley: Tunes I promised
with Monte Rev , Paula Green , and Bob Arden