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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Ronald Chesney , the harmonica virtuoso, playing popular tunes on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Chesney

: 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 Ambrose Heath

Contributors

Unknown: Ambrose Heath

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Paul Henri Biisser , who was bom at Toulouse in 1872, studied under Widor, Gounod, and Cesar Franck. He has led a very busy and full musical life, for in addition to composing numerous works of all descriptions, he has been organist at
St. Cloud, conductor of the Paris Conservatoire choral class, director of the Niedermeyer School, chorusrrutster at the Opera Comique, and conductor at the Opera. He was responsible, by the way, for the orchestral version of Debussy's Petite Suite.

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack
Unknown: Paul Henri Biisser
Unknown: Cesar Franck.

: JAMES BELL

at the theatre organ
Songs of the Southland

: 'DANCE WHILE YOU DUST'

or ' Whistle while you work '
A rhythmic programme for housewives on records

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 5 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 22 of ' Each Returning Day'

: Music While You Work

played by BBC Salon Orchestra
Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater

Contributors

Leader: Jean Pougnet
Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

: SPECIAL HEALTH TALK FOR SCHOOLS

(Seniors, 11-15)
' How germs spread ' by the Chairman of the Emergency Committee of the Central Council for
Health Education
This is the first of a series of five talks, to be broadcast throughout the week, giving concrete suggestions for health practice today, as well as contributing to the general science-teaching in schools. They will be given by a doctor who is also a well-known broadcaster, and who was until recently deputy medical officer of health and deputy school medical officer for a county borough. He is now chairman of the emergency committee of the Central Council for Health Education.

: BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
Alexander Carmichael (bass) BANDALEXANDER CARMICHAEL AND BAND (Trumpet obbligato, Harry Wild)BANDALEXANDER CARMICHAEL AND BAND BAND

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell
Bass: Alexander Carmichael

: P- m- SANDY MACPHERSON

at the theatre organ

: 'BREAK FOR MUSIC'

An ENSA midday concert for war-workers

: POSTSCRIPT

A recording of last night's broadcast

: MODERN BRITISH MUSIC

performed by Sinclair Logan (baritone) and 'Edmund Rubbra (piano) SINCLAIR LOGAN EDMUND RUBBRA
SINCLAIR LOGAN
Songs from A. E. Housman 's
Shropshire Lad (1 Along the field ; 2 The Lent Lily ; 3 When smoke stood up from Ludlow) C. W. Orr

Contributors

Baritone: Sinclair Logan
Piano: Edmund Rubbra
Unknown: Sinclair Logan
Unknown: A. E. Housman
Unknown: C. W. Orr

: 'WE GO SEEKING CITIES'

I-Edinburgh
A programme of gramophone records presented by Helen Henschel

Contributors

Presented By: Helen Henschel

: Music While You Work

to records of Glen Miller and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Glen Miller

: MADE IN THE MIDLANDS

' Britain delivers the goods '

: BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section C)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Isolde Menges (violin)
ISOLDE MENGES AND ORCHESTRA The lark ascending Vaughan Williams
Vaughan Williams 's The Lark Ascending' was composed in 1914 but was not heard in public until after the last war. It is based on a poem by George Meredith describing how the soaring lark ' drops the

Contributors

Conductor: Marie Wilson
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Violin: Isolde Menges
Unknown: Vaughan Williarhs
Unknown: George Meredith

: GOSSIP COLUMN

An indiscreet revue with Wynne Ajello , Diana Morrison , Ian Sadler , Guy Verney , and Frederick Allen
The Dance Orchestra conducted by Billy Tement
Presented by Eric Spear

Contributors

Unknown: Wynne Ajello
Unknown: Diana Morrison
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Guy Verney
Unknown: Frederick Allen
Conducted By: Billy Tement
Presented By: Eric Spear

: 'Y LLEWPART'

Stori ddigrif i'r radio gan J. Arthur Williams
Fe'i darllenir hi gan Tom Jones
(A humorous story in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: J. Arthur Williams
Unknown: Tom Jones

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 Laurence Holmes in a programme of cowboy and French-Canadian songs
A story told by Mac, 'The Lucky Coon' by Mortimer Batten
Laurence Holmes must have plenty of first-hand experience of cowboy songs, for he was born in Western Canada. He lived out there in the wilds until he was five years of age and then carne to live in Northern Ontario. When he was twelve his parents sent him to England so that he could go to school here, and on returning to Canada he took up singing with Dr. Albert Ham at the Toronto Conservatoire. He eventually made his home in England, and up till the war had been going back to Canada every two years.

Contributors

Unknown: Laurence Holmes
Unknown: Mortimer Batten
Unknown: Laurence Holmes

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: 'DAVID COPPERFIELD'

An adaptation for broadcasting by Audrey Lucas of the novel by Charles Dickens
8-' Trouble for David '

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Audrey Lucas
Novel By: Charles Dickens

: MUSIC-MAKERS' HALF-HOUR

' The gramophone and you '
Alec Robertson

Contributors

Unknown: Alec Robertson

: Women at the Benches

The training of women recruits for Britain's industrial war effort.
From a technical institute in the South.

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Working life in the listings 20 October 2017

: ' DANDY LION'

in ' Dandy Dreams Again '
A cartoon invented by John Watt , written by C. Denier Warren and Ted Kavanagh , lyrics by James Dyrenforth
Music by Henry Reed
Augmented Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Gordon Crier

Contributors

Unknown: John Watt
Written By: C. Denier Warren
Written By: Ted Kavanagh
Unknown: James Dyrenforth
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By: Gordon Crier

: Alice Delysia in 'MOTHER OF PEARL'

(by kind permission of C. B. Cochran )
Book by A. P. Herbert. Music by Oscar Straus. Radio adaptation by Henrik Ege with Betty Astell
Reginald Purdell
Ewart Scott
Hugh Morton
BBC Chorus and BBC Revue Orchestra, under the direction of Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Eric Fawcett

Contributors

Unknown: B. Cochran
Book By: A. P. Herbert.
Music By: Oscar Straus.
Unknown: Henrik Ege
Unknown: Betty Astell
Unknown: Reginald Purdell
Unknown: Ewart Scott
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By: Eric Fawcett

: HARDY'S WESSEX

A commemorative programme
Devised by V. C. Clinton-Baddeley and produced by Douglas Cleverdon
When Thomas Hardy first used the word Wessex to describe the setting in which his novels were laid, he thought to reserve it (in his own words) ' to the horizons and landscapes of a partly real, partly dream country. But it has become more and more popular as a practical provincial definition ; and the dream country has, by degrees, solidified into a utilitarian region which people can go to, take a house in, and write to the papers from '.
This evening's programme takes listeners back to the villages and towns of Victorian Wessex, and to the fine old 'crusted characters ' who inhabited them.

Contributors

Unknown: V. C. Clinton-Baddeley
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Produced By: When Thomas Hardy

: SIBELIUS

Symphony No. 4, in A minor played by BBC Orchestra
(Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Sibelius's Symphony No. 4, in A minor was composed in 1911. Technically it remains one of the most astounding achievements in modern music. Despite the fact that Sibelius invents no new form nor system of harmony, nor actual method of orchestration, the work as a whole is entirely original in conception: the colouring is as stark as the material, and the treatment is concentrated and intense.
Those who judge a symphony by rule-of-thumb methods will be sorely disappointed, but those who have imagination and real understanding will realise that they are listening to a work which may one day be recognised as a landmark in the history of music as great as Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, of which Sibelius's Fourth is a true descendant.

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Leslie Heward

: FRANK OLSEN

at the theatre organ

: 'ROB ROY'S LEAP'

A short story written for broadcasting by Hilton Brown and read by the author

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Hilton Brown








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