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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Tommy Handley , radio's own comedian

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Handley

: 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

: - JACK WILSON

and his Versatile Five
Contrasted rhythms

: SYLVAN TRIO

John Francis (flute) Joy Boughton (oboe)
Millicent Silver (piano)

Contributors

Flute: John Francis
Oboe: Joy Boughton
Piano: Millicent Silver

: THE SHEPHERDS' DINNER

by Harry Lamb

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Lamb

: - BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 33 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 50 of ' Each Returning Day'

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader, Frank Cantell
Conductor, Charles Shadwell with George James

Contributors

Leader: Frank Cantell
Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: George James

: REGINALD LIVERSIDGE

at the theatre organ
Hit Parade

: SONGS

sung by Helena Cook (soprano) Mark Mellers (baritone)

Contributors

Soprano: Helena Cook
Baritone: Mark Mellers

: 'DREAMY HAWAII'

with the Three in Harmony accompanied by the Hula Players
Musical arrangements by James
Moody
Compere, Hugh Shirreff
Produced by James Dyrenforth

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Shirreff
Produced By: James Dyrenforth

: KEITH FALKNER

(baritone) on gramophone records

: 'ON YOUR METAL'

Variety talent from Sheffield including
Dorothy Hall , Madge Penny, Albert Brain , Gordon and Harry, the Grand Hotel Orchestra, Arthur Holland , and Malcolm Graeme
Presented by Richard North

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Hall
Unknown: Albert Brain
Unknown: Arthur Holland
Unknown: Malcolm Graeme
Presented By: Richard North

: CALLING ALL WOMEN

A five-minute talk to the women behind the fighting line

: HENRY HALL

and his Orchestra

: 'THE COAT AND THE STARS'

A Christmas story by H. E. Bates , read by Kelvin Fitzgerald
Broadcast previously on December 24 last year

Contributors

Story By: H. E. Bates
Read By: Kelvin Fitzgerald

: CHRISTMAS CHARIVARIA

A gramosaic of good things, produced by Roy Rich and Leslie Perowne

Contributors

Produced By: Roy Rich
Produced By: Leslie Perowne

: FLIPPANT FINGERS'

Eddie Macauley

Contributors

Unknown: Eddie MacAuley

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Harold Lowe

Contributors

Leader: Tate Gilder
Conducted By: Harold Lowe

: TORQUAY MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Leader, Harold F. Petts
Conductor, Ernest W. Goss
Daniel Melsa (violin)

Contributors

Leader: Harold F. Petts
Conductor: Ernest W. Goss
Violin: Daniel Melsa

: TALKING IT OVER

Barbara Ward

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Ward

: 'MUSIC, MAESTRO, PLEASE'

A parade of song hits arranged by Mai Jones and Glyn Jones with Marion Browne , John Rorke ,
Haydn Adams , Cliff Earnshaw
Revue Chorus, arrangements by Idloes Owen
At the pianos, Mai Jones and Frank Davison
Produced by Glyn Jones

Contributors

Arranged By: Mai Jones
Arranged By: Glyn Jones
Unknown: Marion Browne
Unknown: John Rorke
Unknown: Haydn Adams
Unknown: Cliff Earnshaw
Arrangements By: Idloes Owen
Pianos: Mai Jones
Pianos: Frank Davison
Produced By: Glyn Jones

: CALENDAR PRYDIAU BWYD

Rhagor o awgrymiadau sut i gynllunio ein prydiau bwyd o ddydd i ddydd gan Jeanette E. Jones
(A talk in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Jeanette E. Jones

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 ' Children in wartime '-2
A monthly magazine recording outstanding examples of the work done by children all over the country to help Britain's war effort

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: FARMING TODAY

' Farming in December ' by W. S. Mansfield

Contributors

Unknown: W. S. Mansfield

: 'HOWDY FOLKS!'

Second edition
AU brand new, bigger and better than ever with Kenway and Young, Reginald Purdell , Hugh Morton , Helen Clare , Clarence Wright , the Revue Chorus and BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Sketches by Douglas Young and Eric Barker
Presented by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Purdell
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Douglas Young
Unknown: Eric Barker
Presented By: Leslie Bridgmont

: FROM THE SPOT

Outside broadcast from places in the news
No. 2-A C.E.M.A. Concert in a Rest Centre with Robert Easton
Ruth Pearl and Thomas Best at the piano
C.E.M.A. stands for the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts and their policy is to provide music in shelters, rest centres, and elsewhere where people are cut off from its enjoyment

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Easton
Unknown: Ruth Pearl
Unknown: Thomas Best

: LISZT PIANO MUSIC

played by Louis Kentner
Eclogue (from The Swiss Year of Pilgrimage)
Scherzo and march
Hungarian rhapsody No. 9 (The
Carnival of Pesth)

Contributors

Played By: Louis Kentner

: ' 'BUILDERS OF EMPIRE'

by L. du Garde Peach
' Rhodes '
Produced by Peter Creswell
Cast : also clerks, soldiers, officers, a Matabele chief, etc., etc.
Cecil Rhodes , Empire - builder, British imperialist, and statesman, was Prime Minister of Cape Colony from 1890 to 1896. He died in 1902, the year the Boer War ended.
Few men's names have survived more endurably after their deaths. Rhodesia is named after him. And as the years go by many a young man of brains from some part of the British Empire or the United States is awarded his chance by obtaining a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford.

Contributors

Produced By: Peter Creswell
Unknown: Cecil Rhodes
Cecil Rhodes: Norman Claridge
Mr Beit: Arthur Young
Sir Hercules, a High Commissioner: Frederick Lloyd
Jameson, a young Scotsman: James McKechnie
Major Wilson: Carleton Hobbs
A General: Bryan Powley
Story-Teller: Cecil Trouncer

: WAR COMMENTARY

Air Marshal Sir Philip Joubert

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Philip Joubert

: Wayne, Women and Song

[Starring] Naunton Wayne
A cabaret entertainment
Devised by Henry Sherek
With dialogue by Max Kester
The artists include: Magda Kun, Inga Andersen, The Barkers (Jack and Daphne) and BBC Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Ternent.

Contributors

Presenter: Naunton Wayne
Devised by: Henry Sherek
Dialogue: Max Kester
Comedienne: Magda Kun
Singer: Inga Andersen
Performers: The Barkers (Jack and Daphne)
Musicians: BBC Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Billy Ternent
Producer: Eric Spear

: A SHORT MID-WEEK SERVICE

Address by the Very Rev. E. N. Porter Goff, Provost of Portsmouth

: HENRY HALL

and his Orchestra

: FROM THE CHINESE

Poems from the Chinese of the Emperors Wu-Ti and Chien Wen-ti , Li Po , Chang Wen-Chang , Su Tung -p'o, and others, translated by Arthur Waley , Cranmer-Byng, and Chige-yoshi Obata and set to music by Constant Lambert, Granville Bantock , Charles T. Griffes , and Reginald Redman
Performed by the BBC Orchestra
(Section C)
Led by Marie Wilson
Marjorie Avis (soprano)
Glyn Eastman (baritone)
Ewart Scott (speaker)
The programme devised and conducted by Reginald Redman European scholars and poets have of late years shown increasing interest in the rich treasure-house of Chines* poetry. The result has been that many excellent translations of the work of the great Chinese poets and philosophers have been made available to European readers.
A few (too few, perhaps) British composers of taste and distinction have shown interest in these translations and have accordingly set some of the most musically inspiring. This evening you will hear a varied selection of the settings of British composers.

Contributors

Unknown: Chien Wen-Ti
Unknown: Li Po
Unknown: Chang Wen-Chang
Unknown: Su Tung
Translated By: Arthur Waley
Unknown: Chige-Yoshi Obata
Unknown: Granville Bantock
Unknown: Charles T. Griffes
Unknown: Reginald Redman
Unknown: Marie Wilson
Soprano: Marjorie Avis
Baritone: Ewart Scott








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