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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Lily Pons, the pocket soprano

: 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 Mrs. Rena Bosanquet

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs. Rena Bosanquet

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: SHORT RELIGIOUS SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS

Order of Service
Theme: Thy Kingdom come
Introductory talk
Thy Kingdom come, 0 God (A. and M. 217; Rv. C.H. 152. Tune: St. Cecilia)
Prayers
Reading: A modern story of the coming of God's Kingdom
Prayers and Lord's Prayer
Jesus shall reign (A. and M. 222 ;
S.P. 545; Rv. OH. 388. Tune: Galilee)
Blessing
Closing, music

: BROADWAY MELODIES

Recent tunes and bands of the Great White Way on gramophone records

: 'BOOKS, THEATRES, AND BOMBS'

A talk by Ifan Kyrle Fletcher

Contributors

Unknown: Kyrle Fletcher

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 41 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 20 of ' Each Returning Day'

: DEBUSSY

played by David Branson
Pour Ie piano: Prelude ; Sarabande ; and Toccata

Contributors

Played By: David Branson

: For the Schools

11.0 Music and movement for infants
Ann Driver
11.20 Speech training for Scottish schools
Anne H. McAllister , D.Sc.
11.40 Talks for sixth forms
Belgium

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Driver
Unknown: Anne H. McAllister

: ' THEY BOOED IT OFF'

The story of some great failures, told with the help of gramophone records by Sam Heppner

Contributors

Unknown: Sam Heppner

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

An ENSA concert for war-workers, with Billy Milton , The Southern Sisters, and Mantovani and his
Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Milton

: LUNCH-HOUR CONCERT

Joan Hammond (soprano)
Frederick Thurston (clarinet)
BBC Orchestra
(Section B)
Led by Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
From a West-Country concert hall

Contributors

Soprano: Joan Hammond
Clarinet: Frederick Thurston
Conductor: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

2.0 Travel talks
Latin-America
In the Eastern Andes (Peru)
Captain V. A. G. Cecil
2.15 Interval music
2.20 'If I were British'
4-Hans helps to unpack the stationery by David Scott Daniell
2.40 Orchestral concert series by Ronald Biggs
4-Concert lesson: shorter pieces in the second orchestral concert

Contributors

Unknown: A. G. Cecil
Unknown: David Scott Daniell
Unknown: Ronald Biggs

: Music While You Work

played by Billy Ternent and the Dance Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Billy Ternent

: GRAND HOTEL'

The Winter Garden Orchestra under the direction of Tom Jenkins with Marion Brown in a tea-time programme

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Unknown: Marion Brown

: 'TALKING IT OVER'

Captain J. C. Bullock

Contributors

Unknown: Captain J. C. Bullock

: ' CRACKER-JACK '

cracked off at speed by Jack Radcliffe and company assisted by Scottish Variety Orchestra, conducted by Ronnie Munro
Presented by Tom Dawson

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Radcliffe
Conducted By: Ronnie Munro
Presented By: Tom Dawson

: 'YR HEN GLOCH YDD'

Hen gymeriad gwreiddicl a ffraeth o
Sir Gaemarfon
Sgwrs gan Meuryn
(A talk in Welsh)

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 Our serial story
' Winter holiday ' by Arthur
Ransome
Part 3, followed by some gramophone records
5.45 World affairs by Stephen King-Hall

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen King-Hall

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: IN BRITAIN NOW

A national magazine dealing with some of the things which are being thought, said, and done all over
Britain today
Introduced by Peter Fettes

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Fettes

: SONGS BY PETER WARLOCK

sung by Roy Henderson
(baritone)
The jolly shepherd ; Fair and true ;
Sigh no more, ladies ; The night ,
Passing by ; Sleep ; Pretty ring time ; My own country ; Jillian of Berry; Rest, sweet nymphs, Captain Strattons' fancy
The death of Peter Warlock in 1930 was one of the biggest losses that
British music has sustained. His extremely small output of instrumental music amounts to little more than charming though individual reflections of Delius, but as a song-writer he deserves a place among the greatest that Britain has ever produced.
If nationality in music counts tor anything at all, then Warlock counts for a great deal, for his songs are imbued with the very essence ot tne spirit of England; both his technique and his highly original idiom being firmly based on the great traditions of the Tudor .period, In short, he is one of the most English of English composers. One might say that in mind and spirit he was an Elizabethan, while his technique and idiom were a modern application of old methods.

Contributors

Baritone: Roy Henderson
Unknown: Peter Warlock

: 'CURTAIN UP!'

' Verse and prose in drama'
A discussion between Frank O'Connor and Stephen Spender , with illustrations from the Wakefield Nativity and extracts from Shakespeare, Congreve,
Synge, Yeats, and Eliot, spoken by Edith Evans and others

Contributors

Unknown: Frank O'Connor
Unknown: Stephen Spender
Spoken By: Edith Evans

: My Love to Sydney: Part 1: Contact!

A flight to adventure, in six parts
Script by Phillip Leaver and Ernest Dudley
Music by Kenneth Leslie-Smith
Lyrics by James Dyrenforth
Programme planned with the technical co-operation of British Overseas Airways Corporation
Characters: Amanda Linden, Squadron-Leader Bill Carey, R.A.A.F., Mrs. Agatha Pitt-Rumble, Mike Stanton, Aunt Georgina, Sir George Woodford; Air Oscar Wolfe
Airway officials, flying-boat crew, hotel staff, passengers, etc.
BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Produced by Vernon Harris

Here is a new comedy thriller with music, planned to show the progress of civil aviation in wartime. The hero is one Bill Carey, a tough young squadron-leader of the Australian Air Force, who is a passenger on a plane to Australia. His companion is a young woman, Amanda Linden, on her way to Australia to lecture on British women's work in wartime. The story relates their adventures on the journey, and how they are pursued at every turn by enemy agents.

Contributors

Script By: Phillip Leaver
Script By: Ernest Dudley
Music By: Kenneth Leslie-Smith
Unknown: James Dyrenforth
Unknown: Amanda Linden
Unknown: Squadron-Leader Bill Carey
Unknown: Mrs. Agatha Pitt-Rumble
Unknown: Mike Stanton
Unknown: Aunt Georgina
Unknown: Sir George Woodford
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Produced By: Vernon Harris
Unknown: Bill Carey
Unknown: Amanda Linden

: FAREWELL TO JUAN

or ' Lots of love ' - An improper story of four centuries
Written by Eric Maschwitz , to music by Jack Strachey
Produced by Desmond Davis
The Prologue
Scene : The Casino Bar, Les
Mimosas, Var, on an evening in July, 1938
The Story
Scene 1, House of an alchemist,
Seville (1620)
Scene 2, Palazzo on the Grand
Canal, Venice (1764)
Scelle 3, Tavern in Grinzing, Vienna
(1836)
Scene 4, The Laurels', a a villa in Cheltenham (1860)
The Epilogue
Scene : The Casino Bar, Les
Mimosas, Var, on an evening in July, 1938
The Singers
Webster Booth, Anne Ziegler, The Cavendish Three
The story-teller, Desmond Davis
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock

Contributors

Written By: Eric Maschwitz
Music By: Jack Strachey
Produced By: Desmond Davis
Unknown: Anne Ziegler
Unknown: Desmond Davis
Leader: Tate Gilder
Conducted By: Mark H. Lubbock

: A READING

' A jaunt into the country' by Samuel Pepys

Contributors

Unknown: Samuel Pepys

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Laurance Turner
Conductor, Gideon Fagan

Contributors

Leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Gideon Fagan








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