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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

' My piano and I'
Records of Turner Layton

Contributors

Unknown: Turner Layton

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A thought for today

: NEWS

followed by Programme Parade
Some details of today's programmes

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Gert and Daisy '

: JACK HELYER

at the theatre organ
Popular melodies of the moment

: PIANO MUSIC

played by Barbara Hill

Contributors

Played By: Barbara Hill

: TUNES OF YESTERDAY

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

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Laurance Turner
Conducted by Maurice Johnstone

Contributors

Leader: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Maurice Johnstone

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 73 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 64 of ' Each Returning Day'

: FOUR WELL-KNOWN MARCHES

on gramophone records
Band of H.M. Royal Marines (Ply-mouth Division), conducted by Major
F. J. Ricketts

Contributors

Unknown: F. J. Ricketts

: BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section C)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Clarence Raybould

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: 'HELPING YOUR NEIGHBOURS'

by Canon R. C. Richardson

Contributors

Unknown: Canon R. C. Richardson

: TERANCE CASEY

at the theatre organ

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

An ENSA concert for war workers with Cyril Fletcher , Violet Stevens ,
Mabel Dyer , and Monte Rey and Jack Frere and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Violet Stevens
Unknown: Mabel Dyer
Unknown: Monte Rey
Unknown: Jack Frere

: WAR COMMENTARY

A recording of yesterday's talk

: THEATRELAND

Raymond Glendenning introduces songs, scenes, and stories of the show business past and present with Jean Forbes-Robertson in an excerpt from
' Berkeley Square ',
Stars of London's pantomimes
Evelyn Dove and Peter Yorke and his Concert
Orchestra

Contributors

Introduces: Raymond Glendenning
Unknown: Jean Forbes-Robertson
Unknown: Evelyn Dove
Unknown: Peter Yorke

: ENGLISH ORGAN MUSIC

played by * Arnold Goldsbrough

: CRACKER-JACK

Yule-tidings from Scotland cracked off at speed by Jack Radcliffe and Company; assisted by the Scottish Variety Orchestra ; conducted by Ronnie Munro
Presented by Tom Dawson

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Radcliffe
Conducted By: Ronnie Munro
Presented By: Tom Dawson

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

to records of Debroy Somers and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Debroy Somers

: ' GET INTO THE SPIRIT OF SWING'

with The Swingtette
Directed by Dennis Moonan and Dorothy Carless

Contributors

Directed By: Dennis Moonan
Directed By: Dorothy Carless

: 'ALADDIN'

An excerpt from Francis Laidler 's comedy pantomime, by arrangement with Sir Oswald Stoll
The cast includes :
Jean Colin as Aladdin
Jerry Vemo as Wishee Washee
Iris Sadler as Widow
Twankey Sutherland Felce as Abanazar
Jane Corda as Princess So-Shi
The Five Lai Fous , Charles Rolfe ,
Billy Purvis
Sixteen John Tiller Girls
Produced by Francis Laidler

Contributors

Unknown: Francis Laidler
Arrangement With: Sir Oswald Stoll
Unknown: Jean Colin
Unknown: Jerry Vemo
Unknown: Wishee Washee
Unknown: Iris Sadler
Unknown: Twankey Sutherland Felce
Unknown: Jane Corda
Unknown: Lai Fous
Unknown: Charles Rolfe
Unknown: Billy Purvis
Unknown: John Tiller
Produced By: Francis Laidler

: TEATIME TEASERS-3

Radio quiz ; Spot the star ; Memory test ; Musical puzzles; Nicknames ; How's your history ? ; Finding out the film fans ; Sporting posers ; Figure it out ; and many other puzzles'
Presented by Ronald Waldman
Produced by Howard Thomas and Douglas Cleverdon

Contributors

Presented By: Ronald Waldman
Produced By: Howard Thomas
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon

: PEN TALAR

Diwedd blwyddyn mewn lien a chan
(Verse and music in Welsh)

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

A Welsh Christmas
A brief visit to a farmhouse somewhere in North Wales, to see how Dick, an evacuee from an English town, is enjoying Christmas with his
Welsh friends
5.45 World affairs by Stephen King-Hall

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen King-Hall

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: IN BRITAIN NOW

A national magazine dealing with some of the things that are being thought, said, and done all over
Britain today
Introduced by Peter Fettes

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Fettes

: CHRISTMAS WITH THE ALLIES

In Great Britain today are French, Polish, Czechoslovakian, Norwegian, Dutch, and Belgian soldiers and sailors. Tonight listeners will discover how each allied nation in our midst has been keeping Christmas in its own fashion
Produced by Robert Kemp

Contributors

Produced By: Robert Kemp

: 'THE ARCADIANS'

Songs and scenes from the fantastic musical play
Book by Mark Ambient , A. M. Thompson , and Robert Courtneidge , Lyrics by Arthur Wimperis. Music bv Lionel Monckton and Howard Talbot
Characters in order of speaking
Arcadians, patrons of the Arcadian restaurant, etc.
BBC Theatre Chorus
(Trained by Charles Groves)
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Act 1: Arcadia
Act 2 : Askwood Race-Course
Act 3: The Arcadian Restaurant
Adapted and produced by Gordon
McConnel
This tuneful show which had such a long run at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, in 1909, and has toured the Provinces year after year since, was notable for the performances of Alfred Lester as Peter Doody , the jockey, and Dan Rolyat as Simplicitas. This evening a fine cast has been selected to revive the tuneful songs and amusing ' gags Mark Daly as Peter Doody , the jockey, and Bobbie Comber as Simplicitas should prove a host in themselves; while the principal women's parts are in the safe keeping of Cecile Chevreaux and Gwen Catley.

Contributors

Book By: Mark Ambient
Book By: A. M. Thompson
Book By: Robert Courtneidge
Unknown: Arthur Wimperis.
Unknown: Lionel Monckton
Unknown: Howard Talbot
Leader: Tate Gilder
Unknown: Alfred Lester
Unknown: Peter Doody
Unknown: Dan Rolyat
Unknown: Mark Daly
Unknown: Peter Doody
Unknown: Bobbie Comber
Unknown: Cecile Chevreaux
Unknown: Gwen Catley.
Chrysaea: Cecile Chevreaux
Sombra: Gwen Catley
Astrophel: Billy Milton
Time: Mark Daly
James Smith, of Smith and Co , caterers: Bobbie Comber
Simplicitas, an Arcadian: Bobbie Comber
Jack Meadows, an owner-rider: Billy Milton
Bobby, his friend: Ewart Scott
Eileen Cavanagh: Helen Crerar
Mrs Smith: Miriam Ferris
Sir George Paddock, a racehorse owner: Andrew Churchman
Peter Doody, a jockey: Mark Daly

: ACROSS ST. GEORGE'S CHANNEL

An Irishman looks at England
Frank O'Connor

Contributors

Unknown: Frank O'Connor

: 'SUGAR AND SPICE'

The Ronnie Hill-Peter Dion Titheradge Christmas Revue with Charles Heslop and Patricia Leonard , Gerry Fitzgerald , Marjorie Westbury , Dick Francis , the Cavendish Three, BBC Revue Chorus and Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Vernon Harris

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Hill-Peter Dion
Unknown: Charles Heslop
Unknown: Patricia Leonard
Unknown: Gerry Fitzgerald
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Dick Francis
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By: Vernon Harris

: LA BOUTIQUE FANTASQUE

(The Fantastic Toyshop)
A ballet, based on music by Rossini, arranged by Respighi played by BBC Orchestra (Section A)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Constant Lambert
The music of La Boutique Fantasque (The Fantastic Toyshop) is taken from some of the light pieces, chiefly written for the piano, which Rossini composed in his last years. Respighi has orchestrated and arranged them to make a delightfully fresh and dainty ballet. The choreography is by Leonide Massine and the scenery and costumes are executed by Andre Derain.
On the stage the dolls in the shop come to life and dance. The ballet consists of a Cossack Dance, a Nocturne, a Mazurka, an Italian Tarantella, a slow Waltz, a boisterous Can-Can, and a Galop.
The ballet was first performed in London at the Alhambra Theatre in the summer of 1919 and has since remained one of the most popular ballets in the repertoire.

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Constant Lambert
Unknown: Andre Derain.

: ' FIRST IMPRESSIONS

A short anthology in memory of Karel Capek made from selections of his book ' Letters from England '
Arranged and produced by M. H. Allen
Speaker: Ronald Simpson

Contributors

Unknown: Karel Capek
Produced By: M. H. Allen
Unknown: Ronald Simpson

: BILLY COTTON

and his Band

: LULLABY

A programme of restful melody arranged and presented by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ

Contributors

Presented By: Sandy MacPherson








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