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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: BING TIME'

A weekly ration of records made by America's Crooner Number One

: 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 about today's programmes

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Freddie Grisewood

Contributors

Unknown: Freddie Grisewood

: MELODIOUS MEMORIES

Reminiscences of Herman Fincfc with gramophone records
Arranged and presented by Roger Wimbush

Contributors

Unknown: Herman Fincfc
Presented By: Roger Wimbush

: CECIL CHADWICK

at the theatre organ

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 85 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 10 of ' Each Returning Day '

: MUSIC FOR CELLO

played by Vera Canning

Contributors

Played By: Vera Canning

: THE KITCHEN IN WARTIME

Some New Year resolutions for the housewife
The Rt. Hon. Lord Woolton , Minister of Food

Contributors

Unknown: Rt. Hon. Lord Woolton

: BASIL CUTHBERT

at the theatre organ
Popular medley

: ELIZABETH COWELL LOOKS BACK

on some of her favourite 1940 gramophone records

: CHALUMEAU ENSEMBLE

playing
Light, quiet music

: GERALDO

and his Orchestra with Dorothy Carless , Len Camber , and Jackie Hunter

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Len Camber
Unknown: Jackie Hunter

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

A recording of last Saturday's broadcast by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: BEETHOVEN

Sonata in C minor, Op. 30, No. 2 played by Joseph Shadwick (violin)
Wilfrid Parry (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Joseph Shadwick
Piano: Wilfrid Parry

: ' HARMONY IN A FLAT'

The Cavendish Three
(Kay Cavendish , Helen Raymond , and Pat Rignold ) with Gwen Lewis take a quarter-of-an-hour off
Written by Ronnie Hill and Peter Dion Titheradge
Presented by James Dyrenforth

Contributors

Unknown: Kay Cavendish
Unknown: Helen Raymond
Unknown: Pat Rignold
Unknown: Gwen Lewis
Written By: Ronnie Hill
Written By: Peter Dion Titheradge
Presented By: James Dyrenforth

: BBC-NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Laurance Turner
Conductor, Gideon Fagan

Contributors

Leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Gideon Fagan

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Billy Tement and the Dance
Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Billy Tement

: 'PIG-HOO-O-O-O-EY I

A ' Blandings Castle' story by P. G. Wodehouse
Turned into a play for broadcasting by Anne Pendleton and John Cheade
Produced by John Cheatle
Some listeners may have heard ' The Crime Wave at Blandings ', in which the placid routine of life in the Castle was disrupted, by the gross and almost universal misuse of a boy's air-gun. In this story it is the failing appetite of Lord Emsworth's favourite sow, Empress of Blandings', that causes the trouble.

Contributors

Story By: P. G. Wodehouse
Broadcasting By: Anne Pendleton
Broadcasting By: John Cheade
Produced By: John Cheatle
Clarence, 9th Earl of Emsworth: Frederick Lloyd
Angeta: Edana Romney
Beach (the butler): Ralph Truman
Lord Heatchan: Ronald Simpson
James Belford: Ivan Samson

: SHE SHALL HAVE MUSIC

A sentimental interlude of music and songs featuring ' her ' name
The players: Fred Hartley and his
Music
The singers: David Lloyd and Alan Kane
The programme presented by Doris Arnold

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Hartley
Singers: David Lloyd
Singers: Alan Kane
Presented By: Doris Arnold

: THE MUSIC OF REGINALD KING

played by the Kenilworth Octet
Suite: In the Chilterns (1 Penn
Woods in spring ; 2 June night on Marlow Reach ; 3 Hunting days) Song of Paradise
Murmurs of spring
Julia (A romantic serenade) Autumn sunshine

: Y NEWYDDION

ynghyd a Sgwrs ar Bwnc y Dydd
(News and a topical talk in Welsh)

: AWR Y PLANT

(Welsh Children's Hour)
' Y Camgymeriad '
Drama Nadolig i Blant gan
Marian E. Williams a ' Gardd y Cawr '
(Stori Nadolig Oscar Wilde wedi ei chyfieithu i'r Gymraeg) gan David Thomas

Contributors

Unknown: Marian E. Williams
Unknown: David Thomas

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Out with Romany '
Adventures among birds and animals

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: SIGNPOST

Things that need doing and ways of doing them
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stafford will discuss from the point of view of the ordinary family the problems and difficulties they have been meeting during the past year, and the new problems they are likely to encounter in the year to come

: BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section C)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
Joan Cross (soprano)

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Warwick Braithwaite
Soprano: Joan Cross

: Helter-Shelter

A show for the Home Front with Gwen Lewis, Frederick Burtwell, Reginald Purdell, Sylvia Marriott, Joan Gates
Shelter marshal, Lionel Gamlin
Devised by Francis Worsley and Frederick Burtwell
Produced by Reginald Purdell and Lionel Gamlin
Music by Billy Cotton and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Gwen Lewis
Unknown: Frederick Burtwell
Unknown: Reginald Purdell
Unknown: Sylvia Marriott
Unknown: Joan Gates
Unknown: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: Francis Worsley
Unknown: Frederick Burtwell
Produced By: Reginald Purdell
Produced By: Lionel Gamlin
Music By: Billy Cotton

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Billy Cotton - Old School Showman 14 August 2016

: THRESHOLD OF THE YEAR

A programme for New Year's Eve in wartime arranged by D. G. Bridson
To every home in Britain 1940 has brought its happy if sometimes its darker days. This is the story of what it brought to some of those homes, and what they are hoping to find in 1941.

Contributors

Arranged By: D. G. Bridson

: 'GENERAL RELEASE'

featuring the cream of the year's musicals with Gwen Catley
Helen Clare
Ronnie Hill
Three Radio Graces
Charles Groves and Donald Edge at two pianos
BBC Theatre Chorus
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Reginald Burston
Compere, Philip Slessor
Programme devised and arranged by Reginald Burston and Donald Edge

Contributors

Unknown: Gwen Catley
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Ronnie Hill
Unknown: Charles Groves
Unknown: Donald Edge
Leader: Tate Gilder
Conducted By: Reginald Burston
Unknown: Philip Slessor
Arranged By: Reginald Burston
Unknown: Donald Edge

: ' HAMEOWRE HOGMANAY'

An entertainment for everyone, arranged by Arthur Black , introduced by Andrew P. Wilson
Produced by John Gough

Contributors

Arranged By: Arthur Black
Introduced By: Andrew P. Wilson
Produced By: John Gough

: GERALDO

and his Orchestra with Dorothy Carless , Len Camber , and Jackie Hunter

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Len Camber
Unknown: Jackie Hunter

: WATCH-NIGHT SERVICE

0 God of Bethel (Paraphrase 2 ; A. and M. 512 ; S.P. 596)
Reading
Address by F. W. Ogilvie , LL.D.,
Director General, British Broadcasting Corporation
Prayer
Through all the changing scenes of life (A. and M. 290 ; S.P. 677)

Contributors

Unknown: F. W. Ogilvie








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