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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

: 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

: PIANO MUSIC

played by Margerie Few

Contributors

Played By: Margerie Few

: 'A JANUARY FLOOD'

A talk by H. R. Jukes

Contributors

Talk By: H. R. Jukes

: DONALD THORNE

at the theatre organ

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 105 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 24 of ' Each Returning Day'

: TWO'S COMPANY

Duettists in song and rhythm on gramophone records

: THE KITCHEN IN WARTIME

Talks by experts on making the best of foodstuffs in season

: SPECIAL HEALTH TALK FOR SCHOOLS

' The body's defences ' by the Chairman of the Emergency Committee of the Central Council for
Health Education

: SAM BENNIE

at the piano

: ORCHESTRE INTIME

Conductor, Albert Cazabon Paper hats and wooden swords Collins

Contributors

Conductor: Albert Cazabon

: CHANSONS

from 16th-century France
BBC Singers (A)
Margaret Godley Doris Owens Margaret Rees
Joyce Sutton Bradbridge White Stanley Riley Martin Boddey
Samuel Dyson Conducted by Trevor Harvey

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Godley
Unknown: Doris Owens
Unknown: Margaret Rees
Unknown: Joyce Sutton
Unknown: Bradbridge White
Unknown: Stanley Riley
Unknown: Martin Boddey
Unknown: Samuel Dyson
Conducted By: Trevor Harvey

: PAINTING IN IRELAND

. A talk by Paul Henry

Contributors

Talk By: Paul Henry

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Laurance Turner
Conductor, Gideon Fagan

Contributors

Leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Gideon Fagan

: ' THE OTHER MAN ON THE SEAT'

A short story written for broadcasting by Jefferson Farjeon and read by Philip Cunningham

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Jefferson Farjeon
Read By: Philip Cunningham

: Music While You Work

played by BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader, Frank Cantell
Conductor, Charles Shadwell
with Helen Raymond

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Helen Raymond

: DON FELIPE

and the Cuban Caballeros with Helen Clare

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Clare

: ' 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

: DOHNANYI

String Quartet in D flat, Op. 15 played by The Menges String Quartet-Isolde Menges (violin) ; Beatrice Carrelle (violin) ; John Yewe Dyer (viola) ;
Ivor James (cello)
Dohnanyi, who represents the conservative element at its best in Hungarian music, has written three string quartets, the second of which, Op. 15 in D flat, was published in 1907. It reveals, says Tovey, 'the full power of Dohnanyi's art, and, amongst other things, the attainment of an artistic fusion of what may be called Wagnerian or symphonic-poem movement with the essentials of sonata style '.

Contributors

Violin: Beatrice Carrelle
Violin: John Yewe Dyer
Cello: Ivor James

: AWR Y PLANT

(Welsh Children's Hour)
' Blwyddyn Newydd Dda '
Cyfarfod difyr yn y Stiwdio i ddymuno Blwyddin Newydd Dda i wrandawyr Awr y Plant

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.30 ' What Katy did '—Part 1
Adapted as a dialogue story by Muriel Levy from Susan Coolidge 's famous book
5.55 Children's Hour Epilogue

Contributors

Story By: Muriel Levy
Unknown: Susan Coolidge

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: SIGN POST

Things that need doing and ways of doing them
' Look out in the black-out'
A country bus-driver and a private motorist will discuss their experiences of the roads in wartime

: PLANTATION SONGS

Arranged by Stanford Robinson with Evelyn Dove Denis O'Neil Kenneth Ellis
BBC Theatre Chorus
(trained by Charles Groves)
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
So early in de momin' Kemo kimo
Who's dat a-callin' ? Old-Zip coon
De old folks at home Polly wolly doodle
Massa's in de cold ground Kingdom comin' Campton races
My old Kentucky home Li'l Liza Jane

Contributors

Arranged By: Stanford Robinson
Unknown: Evelyn Dove
Unknown: Denis O'Neil
Unknown: Kenneth Ellis
Leader: Tate Gilder
Conductor: Stanford Robinson

: SCOTTISH HALF-HOUR 'Tak Tent'

A monthly magazine of news and views, including the third episode of a new Simon Drake series ' This
Man in Scotland '
Edited by Alastair Dunnett
Produced by W. Farquharson Small
Contributions include : ' A point of view ', by Professor J. D. Mackie ; a food talk by Elizabeth Craig ; a new Danish sea shanty with a Scottish angle to it ; and piping by Pipe-Major Ross and Piper McCrimmon

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Drake
Edited By: Alastair Dunnett
Produced By: W. Farquharson
Unknown: Professor J. D. MacKie
Talk By: Elizabeth Craig
Unknown: Piper McCrimmon

: 'PICCADIXIE' No. 5

From Piccadilly to Dixie and back again all in the space of half-an-hour
Jimmy Dyrenforth will conduct the tour with Adelaide Hall
Oliver Wakefield and Gerry Fitzgerald as passengers
The Georgia Crackers and BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Dyrenforth
Unknown: Oliver Wakefield
Unknown: Gerry Fitzgerald
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum

: MOISEIWITSCH

plays
Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor

: ' THESE MEN WERE FREE '

5-Washington
Written by Tom Wintringham and Montague Slater
Produced by Laurance Gilliam

Contributors

Written By: Tom Wintringham
Written By: Montague Slater
Produced By: Laurance Gilliam

: BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Aylmer Buesst
May Blyth (soprano)
ORCHESTRA MAY BLYTH AND ORCHESTRA ORCHESTRA Forest Murmurs (Siegfried)Wagner ' Forest Murmurs ' is heard in the second act of Siegfried. Siegfried lies musing under a tree in the dense forest. He is lost in contemplation, while around him the trees mysteriously and gently rustle. A bird's song suddenly claims his attention. He listens and tries to imitate its tune, first on a reed and then on his own hom. The bird then tells him about the Ring in the possession of Fafner which will give him command of the world. The bird warns him of Mime's plot against his life and describes a fire-girt rock where the sleeping Briinnhilde awaits him. MAY BLYTH AND ORCHESTRA ORCHESTRA

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Aylmer Buesst
Soprano: May Blyth








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