and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Florence Desmond in songs and impersonations
Exercises for men
7.40 Exercises for women
followed by Programme Parade some details of today's programmes
A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by ' Gert and Daisy'
Recent recordings of popular hits
performed by John Tainsh (tenor) and Peggy Sampson (cello)
from p. 1 of New Every Morning ' and p. 6 of ' Each Returning Day'
played by Percival Mackey and his Band
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy WaTrack
Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater
— No. 7
A lunch-time concert presented to their fellow-workers by members of the staff of a large munition works somewhere in England
Arranged and presented by. Victor Smythe
Even before the war John Green , who is godfather to ' backyard ' talks, anticipated the need there would be if war broke out for all of us who could to keep some livestock or other to help to grow our own food. The series became an essential of broadcasting once war broke out. Listeners have heard talks on poultry, pigs, rabbits, pigeons, goats. cows, bees, and even fish. And it is hoped that some of the specialists in these subjects who have given such good advice on the keeping of their particular pets will come to the microphone to say something about the past year.
In July, Backyard talks took on a new title-' Backs to the Land '. The year drew to a close with the sad loss of John-Morgan, who had introduced these weekly talks for so long, and had been such an enthusiast for them.
John Francis (flute) ; David Martin (violin) ; Max Gilbert (viola) ; James Whitehead (cello) ; Marie Korchinska
Jean Francaix belongs to the generation of French composers that arose after the last war. He was born at Le Mans in 1912, but later went to Paris, where he studied at the Conservatoire under Nadia Boulanger.
He is one of the most original and gifted of the younger school of French composers. The Quintet, which has been broadcast on more than one occasion, was first heard on the air in a recital by the Philharmonic Ensemble in 1939.
Leader, Laurance Turner
Conducted by Maurice Johnstone
Gordon Jacob 's Passacaglia on a Well-Known Theme needs no more by way of explanation than to point out that it is a series of variations built up on a ground bass, one that runs through the whole series with practically no change from its opening statement. But the variety of colour and interest with which the composer contrives to invest so simple a theme is characteristic of his mastery of the orchestra and his inventive fertility.
played by Kenilworth Octet
by Eric Gillett '
West Indian Dance Orchestra with Don Johnson , David Wilkins ,
Betty Kent , and the Johnsonairs
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 a favourite radio personality
Produced by Howard Thomas and Douglas Cleverdon
5-' Comrades of the Blitzkrieg '
From all parts of the country members of the Civil Defence and Public Services have gathered at a party in the North of England, -with Robin Duff , the BBC News Observer, as host
Arranged by Robert Kemp
Difyrion bore oes yn adeg tymor
Nadolig gan Tom Arthur Jones
(A talk in Welsh)
' Christmas Box ! '
An entertainment given to the patients in a children's home somewhere in Scotland. Those taking part include the Kirkintilloch Children's Choir and some guest artists from a Scottish pantomime
followed by National and Regional announcements
Sir Arthur Eddington , O.M., F.R.S., Plumian Professor of Astronomy in the University of Cambridge
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
A comedy for broadcasting from the story by P. G. Wodehouse
Adapted and produced bv
Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth:
Beach (his butler):
Mrs Twemlow (his housekeeper):
The Hon Frederick Threepwood:
The Hon Mrs Threepwood:
Donald Peers (radio's cavalier of song)
Jack Barty (comedian)
Harry Hemsley (radio's vocal child)
Vie Oliver (England's favourite
Lily Morris (comedienne)
BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Compere, Lionel Gamlin
Presented by John Sharman
Alistair Cooke , who has been doing these fortnightly broadcasts alternately with Raymond Gram Swing. will be remembered as a former BBC film critic and the producer of the memorable' American Half-Hours '.
in ' Star Time'
with BBC Scottish Orchestra
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted by Ian Whyte
Symphony No. 2, in D played by . BBC Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Basil Cameron