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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Florence Desmond in songs and impersonations

: UP IN THE MORNING EARLY

Exercises for men
7.40 Exercises for women

: 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'

: TUNES OF TODAY

Recent recordings of popular hits

: DONALD THORNE

at the theatre organ

: SONGS AND CELLO SOLOS

performed by John Tainsh (tenor) and Peggy Sampson (cello)

Contributors

Tenor: John Tainsh
Cello: Peggy Sampson

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 1 of New Every Morning ' and p. 6 of ' Each Returning Day'

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Percival Mackey and his Band

Contributors

Played By: Percival MacKey

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy WaTrack

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Watrack

: ' FARMHOUSE CHRISTMAS'

Dorothy Robertson

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Robertson

: BBC SALON ORCHESTRA

Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater

Contributors

Leader: Jean Pougnet
Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

: WORKS WONDERS

— 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

Contributors

Presented By: Victor Smythe

: BACKYARD REVIEW 1940

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.

Contributors

Unknown: John Green

: PHILHARMONIC ENSEMBLE

John Francis (flute) ; David Martin (violin) ; Max Gilbert (viola) ; James Whitehead (cello) ; Marie Korchinska
(harp)
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.

Contributors

Flute: John Francis
Flute: David Martin
Violin: Max Gilbert
Viola: James Whitehead
Cello: Marie Korchinska
Unknown: Jean Francaix

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the theatre organ

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

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.

Contributors

Leader: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Maurice Johnstone
Unknown: Gordon Jacob

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Kenilworth Octet

Contributors

Played By: Kenilworth Octet

: ' WHAT I AM READING NOW '

by Eric Gillett '

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Gillett

: KEN JOHNSON

and his
West Indian Dance Orchestra with Don Johnson , David Wilkins ,
Betty Kent , and the Johnsonairs

Contributors

Unknown: Don Johnson
Unknown: David Wilkins
Unknown: Betty Kent

: TEATIME TEASERS

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

Contributors

Produced By: Howard Thomas
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon

: ' THEY WENT TO IT'

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

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Duff
Arranged By: Robert Kemp

: TRO I FORE OES

Difyrion bore oes yn adeg tymor
Nadolig gan Tom Arthur Jones
(A talk in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Arthur Jones

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' 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

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: ' OTHER WORLDS '

Sir Arthur Eddington , O.M., F.R.S., Plumian Professor of Astronomy in the University of Cambridge

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Arthur Eddington

: 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

: 'LORD EMSWORTH ACTS FOR THE BEST'

A comedy for broadcasting from the story by P. G. Wodehouse
Adapted and produced bv
John Cheatle

Contributors

Story By: P. G. Wodehouse
Unknown: John Cheatle
Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth: Frederick Lloyd
Beach (his butler): Ralph Truman
Mrs Twemlow (his housekeeper): Dora Gregory
The Hon Frederick Threepwood: Carleton Hobbs
The Hon Mrs Threepwood: Lydia Sherwood
Jane Yorke: Betty Hardy

: MUSIC-HALL l

Donald Peers (radio's cavalier of song)
Jack Barty (comedian)
Harry Hemsley (radio's vocal child)
Vie Oliver (England's favourite
American comedian)
Lily Morris (comedienne)
BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Compere, Lionel Gamlin
Presented by John Sharman

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Peers
Unknown: Jack Barty
Unknown: Harry Hemsley
Unknown: Vie Oliver
Unknown: Lily Morris
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Lionel Gamlin
Presented By: John Sharman

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

Alisjair Cooke
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 '.

Contributors

Unknown: Alisjair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Raymond Gram

: HARRY LAUDER

in ' Star Time'
with BBC Scottish Orchestra
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted by Ian Whyte

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Ian Whyte

: SIBELIUS

Symphony No. 2, in D played by . BBC Orchestra
(Section A)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Basil Cameron

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Basil Cameron

: BILLY COTTON

and his Band








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