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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: BIHG TIME

A weekly ration of records made by America's Crooner Number One

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A thought for today

: NEWS

followed by Programme Parade
Some details about today's programmes

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Edna Thorpe

Contributors

Unknown: Edna Thorpe

: TUNES OF YESTERDAY

Gramophone records of tunes we whistled and sang a year or two ago

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Laurance Turner
Conductor, Gideon Fagan

Contributors

Leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Gideon Fagan

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

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

: THE EASTERN SISTERS

(Mary Pollock and Dorothy Paul ) with Dorothy Parsons at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Pollock
Unknown: Dorothy Paul
Unknown: Dorothy Parsons

: THE KITCHEN IN WARTIME

Talks'by experts on making the best of foodstuffs in season

: JACK PAYNE

with his Band

: BBC STRING ORCHESTRA

(Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

: OUR VILLAGE

A wartime picture of a village in a Lakeland valley by George E. Spencer

Contributors

Unknown: George E. Spencer

: ' KING PINS OF COMEDY'

No. 16: Roy Barbour
The interviewer, Wilfred Pickles
Produced by Richard North

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Barbour
Produced By: Richard North

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

A recording of last Saturday's broadcast by Raymond Gram Swing

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Gram

: SCHUBERT

The Trout ' Quintet
(in five movements) played by The English Ensemble-Marjorie Hayward (violin) ; John Yewe Dyer (viola) ; May Mukle (cello) ; Kathleen Long (piano) ; and Herbert Lodge (double-bass)

Contributors

Violin: Ensemble-Marjorie Hayward
Violin: John Yewe Dyer
Viola: May Mukle
Cello: Kathleen Long
Cello: Herbert Lodge

: 'PERQUISITES'

A short story by L. A. G. Strong , read by the author

Contributors

Story By: L. A. G. Strong

: GORDON BANNER

at the theatre organ
Banner's Barrage
Gordon Banner began to play the organ at the age of fourteen, receiving tuition from his uncle, the late Alfred Banner , who was organist and choirmaster of the parish church of Tipton, Staffs.
It was Reginald Dixon who introduced him to the cinema organ in 1929, and in 1930 he went to America and made the acquaintance of Jesse Crawford. He appeared as guest organist at various cinemas in the U.S.A. In this country he has held appointments at the Oxford Ritz, the Hammersmith Commodore, and the Manchester Odeon.

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Banner
Unknown: Alfred Banner
Unknown: Reginald Dixon
Unknown: Jesse Crawford.

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Jack White and his Collegians

Contributors

Played By: Jack White

: EVENSONG

from a West-Country cathedral
Order of Service
Versicles and Responses Psalm cl
First Lesson: Isaiah xii
Magnificat (Wood in C minor)
Second Lesson: St. Matthew xii,
34-40
Nunc Dimittis (Wood in C minor) Creed and Collects
Anthem: Rejoice in the Lord
(Redford)
Prayers
Hark! a herald voice is calling (E.H.5)
Blessing

: 'SHE SHALL HAVE MUSIC

A sentimental interlude of music and songs featuring ' her ' name
The players: Fred Hartley and his
Music
The singers: David Lloyd and Alan Kale
The programme presented by Doris Arnold

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Hartley
Singers: David Lloyd
Singers: Alan Kale
Presented By: Doris Arnold

: POLISH PIANO MUSIC

played by Maria Donska

Contributors

Played By: Maria Donska

: Y NEWYDDION

ynghyd a Sgwrs ar Bwnc y Dydd
(News and a topical talk in Welsh)

: AWR Y PLANT

(Welsh Children's Hour)
Nadolig Hen
Rhaglen gan Rhys Dafys-Williams
Bydd Gruffydd Bifan a Fanw Fach yn mynd a ni mewn dychymyg i Noson Lawen yn Ystradffin, hen gartref Twm Sion Cati.

Contributors

Unknown: Nadolig Hen
Unknown: Rhaglen Gan Rhys Dafys-Williams
Unknown: Bydd Gruffydd Bifan
Unknown: Noson Lawen
Unknown: Twm Sion Cati.

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.30 ' Beating the black-out '— No. 3 by W. R. Dalzell
5.55 Children's Hour Epilogue

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: 'SIGNPOST '

Things that need doing and ways of doing them
' Look out in the black-out'
The fourth talk in this series will be given by Edmund Hardy , the driver of a heavy lorry, who will discuss problems of black-out driving

Contributors

Unknown: Edmund Hardy

: ' MESSIAH'

The first part of the oratorio by Handel
A performance by the Huddersfield Choral Society
Chorus Master, Herbert Bardgett with
Janet Hamilton-Smith (soprano), Maud Heaton (contralto), Webster Booth (tenor), Keith Falkner (bass)
The Society's Orchestra
Leader, Reginald Stead
Conductor, Malcolm Sargent
From Huddersfield Town Hall
There are several reasons for the traditional popularity of Messiah in the North: first, the choruses offer a unique blend of opportunities for great team-work and, in the many magnificent runs and crescendos, for 'showing of '. Secondly, from the religious point of view the plain-spoken chapel-going North welcomes, perhaps subconsciously, the Protestant theology of the oratorio, the familiar words of which are all taken direct from the Bible.
Thirdly, the North likes it because it knows it so well and so thoroughly just in the same way that many thousands of people like Gilbert and Sullivan. It is said that familiarity breeds contempt, but it is impossible for anyone to have contempt for such a masterpiece as Messiah.
Part 2 of Messiah will be broadcast next Sunday at 4.15 by the Halle Society conducted by Dr. Malcolm Sargent.

Contributors

Chorus Master: Herbert Bardgett
Soprano: Janet Hamilton-Smith
Contralto: Maud Heaton
Tenor: Webster Booth
Bass: Keith Falkner
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent

: ' 'HEL TER-SHELTER .

A show for. the Home Front with Gwen Lewis , Frederick Burtwell , Reginald Purdell , Sylvia Marriott ,
Joan Gates
Shelter marshal, Lionel Gamlin introducing
Clarence Wright
Devised by Francis Worsley and Jenny Nicholson
Produced by Reginald Purdell and Lionel Gamlin
Music by Henry Hall and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Gwen Lewis
Unknown: Frederick Burtwell
Unknown: Reginald Purdell
Unknown: Sylvia Marriott
Unknown: Joan Gates
Unknown: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Unknown: Francis Worsley
Unknown: Jenny Nicholson
Produced By: Reginald Purdell
Produced By: Lionel Gamlin
Music By: Henry Hall

: DOMINION COMMENTARY

Grattan O'Leary from Canada
(A recording)

Contributors

Unknown: Grattan O'Leary

: 'THE LAKE OF WONDER'

A play by Hugh Stewart
Produced by Douglas Cleverdon
Characters
Nell Fouracres ; Jess Murdy , her sweetheart ; Mr. Fouracres, her father (a farmer) ; Mrs. Fouracres, her mother
The scene is laid in the Vale of Avalon, where the mist that rises round Glastonbury is known as the Lake of Wonder.

Contributors

Play By: Hugh Stewart
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Nell Fouracres
Unknown: Jess Murdy

: FRANCIS POULENC

Trio (1924-25) for oboe, bassoon, and piano played by Horace Halstead (oboe), Gilbert Vinter (bassoon), Phyllis Sellick
(piano)
Francis Poulenc , who is now forty-one, is one of the most distinguished of modern French composers. In those chaotic days immediately following the end of the last war Poulenc made a name for himself as a ' futurist ' composer. He was a member of that famous band of young French modernists known as ' Les Six '.

Contributors

Oboe: Horace Halstead
Oboe: Gilbert Vinter
Bassoon: Phyllis Sellick
Piano: Francis Poulenc

: SNACK BAR'

A radio concoction
Book and lyrics by Muriel Levy
Music by Leslie Bridgmont with Doris Nichols , Gwen Lewis ,
Hugh Morton , Horace Percival
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Music By: Leslie Bridgmont
Unknown: Doris Nichols
Unknown: Gwen Lewis
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Horace Percival
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: HENRY HALL

and his Orchestra








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