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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Eddie Cantor

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A thought for today

: NEWS followed by Programme Parade

some details of today's programmes

: app. THE KITCHEN FRONT

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

Contributors

Unknown: Edna Thorpe

: - FELTON RAPLEY

at the theatre organ

: TUNES OF TODAY

Recent recordings of popular hits

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Beghie
Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Beghie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 9 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 54 of ' Each Returning Day'

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Billy Hardy and his Band

Contributors

Played By: Billy Hardy

: 'LOVE IN CELLULOID'

A film critic turns sentimental
A programme of records chosen and presented by Lilian Duff

Contributors

Presented By: Lilian Duff

: REMINISCENCES OF A FOOTBALL REFEREE '

J. M. Wiltshire
The speaker is an Association football referee who has officiated at a Cup Final and numerous international matches, as well as in every sort of club game.

: VIOLIN AND PIANO

played -by Peggx Radmall (violin)
Peggy Grummitt (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Peggx Radmall
Piano: Peggy Grummitt

: REGINALD NEW

at the theatre- organ
Favourites of Today

: 'BYE-BYE BLUES'

an intimate revue with Courtney Hope , Vera Ashe , Lester Mudditt , Stuart Vinden ,
Bernadette Hodgson
Produced by Martyn C. Webster

Contributors

Unknown: Courtney Hope
Unknown: Vera Ashe
Unknown: Lester Mudditt
Unknown: Stuart Vinden
Unknown: Bernadette Hodgson
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster

: 'BACKS TO THE LAND'

including a talk on ' The bee ij Birmingham', by R. Gamble and W. B. Williams

Contributors

Unknown: R. Gamble
Unknown: W. B. Williams

: 'FIDDLE-DE-DEE'

BBC Salon Orchestra
Leader, Jean Fougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater

Contributors

Leader: Jean Fougnet
Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

: MUSIC FOR TWO PIANOS

played by Joan Trimble and Valerie Trimble

Contributors

Played By: Joan Trimble
Played By: Valerie Trimble

: 'RECORD PARTY'

A portable affair
Lionel Gamlin and Ernest Dudley at home to smokers only

Contributors

Unknown: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: Ernest Dudley

: MUSIC WHILE- YOU WORK

played by Billy Tement and the Dance
Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Billy Tement

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Laurance Turner
Guest conductor, Maurice Miles

Contributors

Leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Maurice Miles

: 'YOUR GOOD NAME IS MINE'

His Majesty's Destroyers ex U.S. Navy named after villages and towns A series of programmes, each giving an account of the town or village in Britain with a namesake in the U.S.A.
No. 2—Salisbury

: 'GOOD PULL-UP FOR CYCLISTS'

The Wobbleton Wheelers take their fourth run
(by permission of Emile Littler )
BBC Revue Orchestra
Produced by Ernest Longstaffe
At long last the Wobbleton Wheelers are on the air again and are celebrating the occasion by taking another spin in the country. All the old gang will be there. Their port of call will be Ye Olde Tudor Cafe, where they sit down for a good slap-up meal and are rewarded-not that it depresses them-with vegetarian snacks, arty pottery, and hand-loom weaving. The proprietress of the cafe is Mrs. Cholmondeley-Bellowes, played by Miriam Ferris of ' Pig and Whistle ' fame. Much of the fun of the broadcast is provided by Bobbie Comber , who needs all his wits to extract himself from a first-class Bobbie Comber tangle.

Contributors

Unknown: Emile Littler
Produced By: Ernest Longstaffe
Played By: Miriam Ferris
Provided By: Bobbie Comber
Unknown: Bobbie Comber
Major Puffin (heavy roadster): Bobbie Comber
Clarry (light sports): Clarence Wright
Helen (featherweight): Helen Clare
Sophie Spoonbrake (second-hand bargain): Gwen Lewis
'Arry (drop 'andles): John Rorke
Mrs Cholmondeley-Bellowes: Miriam Ferris

: CYDA'N BECHGYN

Sgwrs gan Gaplan
Y. Parch. Emrys Davies , C.F.
(A talk in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Y. Parch.
Unknown: Emrys Davies

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Tunes you know played by the BBC Military Band, Conductor, P. S. G.
O'Donnell
Story for younger listeners
' Marmaduke's Quest' by Frances Walker
Sea shanties sung by Matthew Nisbet

Contributors

Unknown: Frances Walker
Sung By: Matthew Nisbet

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: CAN I HELP YOU ?

Questions which are puzzling listeners in these difficult times are discussed each fortnight in this series of talks
This evening the speakers will again be George Haynes and Herbert Hodge

Contributors

Unknown: George Haynes
Unknown: Herbert Hodge

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

Once 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

: THE BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section A)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Suite: The Golden Cockerel
Rimsky-Korsakov
1 King Dodon in his Palace ; 2 King Dodon at the battlefield; 3 King Dodon with the Queen of Chemakha ; 4 Nuptials and deplorable end of Dodon Gopak (The Fair at Sorotchintsy)
Mussorgsky
Rimsky-Korsakov's opera The Golden Cockerel was completed in 1908 and was the composer's last work. The libretto by Bielsky is based on Pushkin's fantastic fairy-tale satirising the pomp and stupidity of autocracy. The bizarre subject with its satirical vein of humour lends itself to the brilliance and gorgeous colouring of the composer's orchestral powers.
An astrologer presents the aged
King Dodon with a golden cockerel which will give warning of coming danger. The King is so pleased with the gift that he promises the astrologer anything he wants. But when the King returns from the war bringing the lovely Queen of Chemakha to be his bride, he is furious when the astrologer demands the Queen as his reward. He kills the astrologer but is struck senseless by a peck from the golden cockerel, and the whole kingdom disappears in a clap of thunder.
Lively Music
Another aspect of Russian music even more realistic and pointed than the music of Rimsky-Korsakov is the music of Mussorgsky, which is represented in this programme by the Gopak from the Fair at Sorotchintsy. Based on Gogol's fantastic story, it pictures life in Ukrainia, and the songs and dances of country life in that part of Russia are made much of in the music, as in the lively Gopak.

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Unknown: Dodon Gopak

: MUSIC-HALL

with Anona Winn
Elsie and Doris Waters
(Radio's Gert and Daisy)
Billy Bennett
(Almost a gentleman)
BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Presented by John Sharman

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Doris Waters
Unknown: Billy Bennett
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Presented By: John Sharman

: CAFE DES EXILES

The programme devised and written by Wilfrid Rooke Ley
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
Presentation by Desmond Davis

Contributors

Leader: Tate Gilder
Conducted By: Mark H. Lubbock
Presentation By: Desmond Davis

: 'UNDER THE CROOKED CROSS 1-2

Five studies of life in the Third Reich by Berthold Brecht
The man from the camp
The Sermon on the Mount News reaches the barracks
Hitler provides work Justice in Germany
Produced by Laurence Gilliam

Contributors

Produced By: Laurence Gilliam








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