and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Ronald Chesney , the harmonica virtuoso, playing popular tunes on gramophone records
Exercises for men
7.40 Exercises for women
followed by Programme Parade
Some details about today's programmes
A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Ambrose Heath
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.
at the theatre organ
Songs of the Southland
or ' Whistle while you work '
A rhythmic programme for housewives on records
News commentary and interlude
from p. 5 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 22 of ' Each Returning Day'
played by BBC Salon Orchestra
Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater
' How germs spread ' by the Chairman of the Emergency Committee of the Central Council for
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.
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
Alexander Carmichael (bass) BANDALEXANDER CARMICHAEL AND BAND (Trumpet obbligato, Harry Wild)BANDALEXANDER CARMICHAEL AND BAND BAND
P. S. G.
An ENSA midday concert for war-workers
A recording of last night's broadcast
performed by Sinclair Logan (baritone) and 'Edmund Rubbra (piano) SINCLAIR LOGAN EDMUND RUBBRA
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
A programme of gramophone records presented by Helen Henschel
to records of Glen Miller and his Orchestra
' Britain delivers the goods '
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
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
Stori ddigrif i'r radio gan J. Arthur Williams
Fe'i darllenir hi gan Tom Jones
(A humorous story in Welsh)
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.
followed by National and Regional announcements
An adaptation for broadcasting by Audrey Lucas of the novel by Charles Dickens
8-' Trouble for David '
' The gramophone and you '
The training of women recruits for Britain's industrial war effort.
From a technical institute in the South.
post that mentions
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
(by kind permission of C. B. Cochran )
Book by A. P. Herbert. Music by Oscar Straus. Radio adaptation by Henrik Ege with Betty Astell
BBC Chorus and BBC Revue Orchestra, under the direction of Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Eric Fawcett
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.
Symphony No. 4, in A minor played by BBC Orchestra
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.
A short story written for broadcasting by Hilton Brown and read by the author