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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Count Basie, America's foremost coloured swing pianist

: LIFT UP YOU 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

Contributors

Unknown: Janet Chance

: HENRY CROUDSON

at the theatre organ

: LIGHT MUSIC

played by the Rendezvous Players

: TUNES OF TODAY

Recent recordings of popular hits

: BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section C)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Trevor Harvey

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Trevor Harvey

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 81 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 42 of ' Each Returning Day '

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK.

played by Billy Tement and the Dance
Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Billy Tement

: ' FOUR HANDS— ONE PIANO'

played by Alec Rowley and Edgar Moy
Music played by four hands at one piano is one of the most delightful and intimate forms of music-makirtg, and years ago before the advent of radio and the gramophone such playing was a common pastime in every home which boasted of a piano and a couple of members of the family who were pianists.
For many years now Alec Rowley and Edgar Moy , both professors at Trinity College of Music and composers of distinction, have specialised in giving public recitals and broadcasts of programmes devoted to music for four hands, one piano. Recently Alec Rowley published a booklet in the form of a list of works for duet players, and one is surprised to note that he gives the names of 250 composers of all nationalities who have written music for four hands, one piano.

Contributors

Played By: Alec Rowley
Played By: Edgar Moy
Unknown: Alec Rowley
Unknown: Edgar Moy
Unknown: Alec Rowley

: BBC * SALON ORCHESTRA

Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater

Contributors

Leader: Jean Pougnet
Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

: "00" 'MORE MUSIC ON THE TRAIN'

A programme of gramophone records presented by A. E. Whitehead

Contributors

Presented By: A. E. Whitehead

: 'WORKS WONDERS'

—No. 6
A lunch-time concert presented to their fellow-workers by members of the staff of a large munition works
'somewhere in England'
Arranged and presented by Victor Smythe

Contributors

Presented By: Victor Smythe

: BACKS TO THE LAND

by John Morgan , M.P. followed by a talk on ' Cutting up the Christmas pig' by Mrs. Chisholm
December is the traditional month for cutting up the pig. Pig-killing in the village was once a great festival, and many were the luxuries, such as chitterlings, faggots, brawn, pork pies, and black puddings, that were shared with the neighbours. Moreover, many a housewife has not seen really good lard since she ceased to 'render' it for herself.
Now with the advent of pig clubs and wartime pig-keeping, we shall be cutting up the Christmas pig again, this time in many a town as well as in the country village. This afternoon Mrs. Chisholm, who is a lecturer in the Rural Domestic Economy Department of the Monmouth Institute of Agriculture at Usk, and gave similar talk last year, will tell beginners how to cure their own ham and bacon.

Contributors

Unknown: John Morgan

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: H. ROBINSON CLEAVER

at the theatre organ Favourites old and new

: 'POST EARLY'

How the Post Office is tackling the Christmas rush
An outside broadcast from a main sorting office

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Harold Collins and his Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Harold Collins

: BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: ' WHAT I AM READING NOW

Frederick Richardson

Contributors

Unknown: Frederick Richardson

: TEA-TIME CABARET

from a restaurant in the South with Harry Hemsley , Margaret Eaves , Tiny Powell , Peter Valerio , and Leonard and his Orchestra
Presented by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Hemsley
Unknown: Margaret Eaves
Unknown: Tiny Powell
Unknown: Peter Valerio
Presented By: Leslie Bridgmont

: 0 YSGOL Y BWRDD I RYDYCHEN'

Atgofion gan D. J. Williams
(Bethesda)
(A talk in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: J. Williams

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' A Modley Crowd '
Saturday afternoon Variety starring
Albert Modley (that Yorkshire lad) with Wilfred Pickles (another one), Norman Teal, the Three Semis, Tom Casserley , Harry Etchells , the Wilton Singers, and Edith and Vi at two pianos

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Modley
Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: Tom Casserley
Unknown: Harry Etchells

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: THE ECONOMIC WAR

What it means to us by Donald Tyerman

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Tyerman

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

Qnce 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)
Edited and produced by C. F. Meehan

Contributors

Produced By: C. F. Meehan

: SKILLED HANDS

A radio impression of the work of Government Training Schemes where men and women are trained to take their place in vital industries and which aim to turn out many thousands of workers each year to man the benches and machines waiting for skilled hands
The programme written and produced by Cecil McGivern

Contributors

Produced By: Cecil McGivern

: MUSIC-HALL

' Variety is the spice of life
With old and new favourites and the BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Presented by John Sharman

Contributors

Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Presented By: John Sharman

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

Raymond Gram Swing

: EPILOGUE

' Think on these things '

: Jack Buchanan in ' STAR TIME'

with Geraldo and his Orchestra
Produced by Ronald Waldman

Contributors

Produced By: Ronald Waldman

: MENDELSSOHN

Symphony No. 3, in A minor
(The Scottish) played by BBC Orchestra
(Section C)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Julian Clifford
On July 29, 1829, Mendelssohn visited Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, and. saw the chapel in which Mary Queen of Scots was crowned, now open to the sky and surrounded with grass and ivy, and everything ruined and decayed '. ' And I think ', he wrote, ' that I found there the beginning of my Scotch Symphony.' The sixteen-bar passage that he actually .noted down then was the opening of the Introduction.
Strangely enough, the Symphony
-a typically Mendelssohnian compromise between classical form and romantic content-was not finished for twelve years. The score is dated January 20, 1842, and the first performance was given at Leipzig on March 3 of that year.

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Julian Clifford

: TASTE IN LITERATURE

A reading in contrasted styles, designed as an illustration of yesterday evening's discussion in the series
' The writer in the witness-box *

: JOE LOSS

and his Band with Monte Rey , Paula Green , and Bob Arden

Contributors

Unknown: Monte Rey
Unknown: Paula Green
Unknown: Bob Arden








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