and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
some details of today's programmes
A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Edna Thorpe
Recent recordings of popular hits
Leader, J. Mouland Beghie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
from p. 9 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 54 of ' Each Returning Day'
played by Billy Hardy and his Band
A film critic turns sentimental
A programme of records chosen and presented by Lilian Duff
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.
played -by Peggx Radmall (violin)
Peggy Grummitt (piano)
at the theatre- organ
Favourites of Today
an intimate revue with Courtney Hope , Vera Ashe , Lester Mudditt , Stuart Vinden ,
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
including a talk on ' The bee ij Birmingham', by R. Gamble and W. B. Williams
BBC Salon Orchestra
Leader, Jean Fougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater
played by Joan Trimble and Valerie Trimble
A portable affair
Lionel Gamlin and Ernest Dudley at home to smokers only
played by Billy Tement and the Dance
Leader, Laurance Turner
Guest conductor, Maurice Miles
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.
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.
Major Puffin (heavy roadster):
Clarry (light sports):
Sophie Spoonbrake (second-hand bargain):
'Arry (drop 'andles):
Sgwrs gan Gaplan
Y. Parch. Emrys Davies , C.F.
(A talk in Welsh)
Tunes you know played by the BBC Military Band, Conductor, P. S. G.
Story for younger listeners
' Marmaduke's Quest' by Frances Walker
Sea shanties sung by Matthew Nisbet
followed by National and Regional announcements
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
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
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Suite: The Golden Cockerel
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)
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.
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.
with Anona Winn
Elsie and Doris Waters
(Radio's Gert and Daisy)
(Almost a gentleman)
BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Presented by John Sharman
The programme devised and written by Wilfrid Rooke Ley
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
Presentation by Desmond Davis
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