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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: BINC 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 ho* to cook it, by Freddie Grisewood

Contributors

Unknown: Freddie Grisewood

: 'CLOSE HARMONY'

Records of songs by well-known trios and quartets

: METROPOLITAN POLICE CENTRAL BAND

Conducted by Flight-Lieut. J. H. Amers, M.B.E., Director of Music

: - BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Laurance Turner
Conductor, Gideon Fagan

Contributors

Leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Gideon Fagan

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 117 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 62 of ' Each Returning Day'

: NELSON ELMS

at the theatre organ

: THE KITCHEN IN WARTIME

Ways with unusual vegetables
Ambrose Heath

Contributors

Unknown: Ambrose Heath

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

11.0 Physical training
(for use in halls)
Edith Dowling
11.20 Interval music
11.25 Games with words
Arranged by Helen F. Benson
11.40 Talks for fifth forms
Language and life
Classics all pervading : (ii) Latin
W. H. Semple , Professor of Latin,
University of Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Edith Dowling
Arranged By: Helen F. Benson
Unknown: H. Semple

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Ian Whyte

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: WORKS WONDERS —13

A lunch-time concert presented to their fellow workers by members of the staff of a large munition works
' somewhere in England '
Arranged and presented by Victor Smythe

Contributors

Presented By: Victor Smythe

: 'HOW TO CHOOSE A TECHNICAL BOOK'

A talk by F. W. Rogers

Contributors

Talk By: F. W. Rogers

: 'SONGS OF THE BIG CLOTH'

Waulking songs
The last of three programmes of working songs used at the making of Harris tweed
Sung by Margrat Duncan ,
Margaret Maclnnes , and Kitty MacLeod
Introduced by 1. MacIver
Produced by Hugh Macphee
The last process in the making of Harris tweed-one of the oldest native industries of the Highlands-after the cloth has been taken from the loom is that of shrinking, which is known to the makers as 'waulking'. The workers lighten their labours by the rhythmic beat of a waulking song, and the texture of the cloth is usually measured by the number of songs that go to its making.

Contributors

Sung By: Margrat Duncan
Sung By: Margaret MacLnnes
Produced By: Hugh MacPhee

: For the Schools

1.50 For rural schools
Our changing countryside
8-Wool
S. P. B. Mais watches sheep being sheared and tells of his discoveries
2.10 Interval music
2.15 For under-sevens
Let's join in with Ann Driver and Jean Sutcliffe
The mouse survives a terrible storm in the forest with the monkeys and the birds
2.30 Interval music
2.35 Senior English-2
Good writing
Dramatic biography :
William Cobbett
Written by Catherine Carswell

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Driver
Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe
Unknown: William Cobbett
Written By: Catherine Carswell

: Music While You Work

played by Mantovani and his Orchestra

: EVENSONG

from a college chapel
Order of Service
Introit: O Lord, turn not away
(Dowland)
Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses (Tomkins) Psalm xxxii
First Lesson : from Genesis xlv
Magnificat (John Farrant in the Dorian Mode)
Second Lesson: Philippians ii, 1-11 Nunc Dimittis (John Farrant in the Dorian Mode)
Creed
Lesser Litany (Tomkins)
Lord's Prayer (Robert Stones)
Versicles and Responses (Tomkins) Collects
Anthem: Nolo mortem peccatoris
(Morley)
Prayers and Final Responses
[Home Service continued overleaf

Contributors

Unknown: John Farrant
Unknown: John Farrant

: 'MINT JULEP'

A serial story of the old South by James Dyrenforth
Music by Kenneth Leslie-Smith with interpolated spirituals
Episode 2, Gathering storms
Cast
BBC Revue Chorus and Fred Hartley and his Sextet
Produced by Eric Fawcett and James Dyrenforth
Here is the second instalment of a serial by the collaborators of ' Hocus-Pocus ' and ' Hey, Listen '. The scene is Georgia, period over a hundred years ago. The owner of the cotton plantation prefers drinking his mint julep on the verandah to supervising the work. What an opportunity for his overseer to play the villain!
There is a handsome young English-man about the place, and he and the plantation owner's daughter provide the love interest.

Contributors

Unknown: James Dyrenforth
Music By: Kenneth Leslie-Smith
Music By: Fred Hartley
Produced By: Eric Fawcett
Produced By: James Dyrenforth
Capt the Hon Edward Ford-Joyce, of the Admiralty..........: Ewart Scott
Lieut Perry Renstone, R N: Ivan Brandt
Col Dapgerfield: MacDonald Parke
Mrs Dangerfield: Eileen Draycott
Lucy Ellen Dangerfield: Mary Alice Collins
Mf Carter (overseer): Charles Forsythe
Frank (foreman): Ernest Jay
Fatty 'Lija (cook): Norris Smith
Mammie Lily (his wife): Amy Veness
Georgiana (their daughter) played by: Joan Miller
Georgiana (their daughter) sung by: Evelyn Dove
Mizzy (their half-witted son): James Dyrenforth
Mr Harry Clinton: Sydney Keith
Mrs Clinton: Adeline Seamon
Conjur Woman: Elinore Farrell
Kobee: Uriel Porter

: BBC CHORUS

Conductor, Leslie Woodgate

Contributors

Conductor: Leslie Woodgate

: AWR Y PLANT

(Welsh Children's Hour)
Rhaid I Gymru Fyw
Dyna'r arwyddair a ddewiswyd gan Urdd Gobaith Cymru yn ystod cyfnod y rhyfel, a heddiw, yn wythnos Gwyl Dewi , cawn glywed plant yr Urdd- yn canu, yn adrodd, ac yn darllen barddoniaeth a storiau a ysgrifennwyd ganddynt hwy eu hunain
Y rhaglen wedi'ei threfnu gan
R. E. Griffith

Contributors

Unknown: Gymru Fyw
Unknown: Gwyl Dewi
Unknown: R. E. Griffith

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' The story of little King Lok ' from Lang's Olive Fairy Book, made into a play by Muriel Levy

Contributors

Play By: Muriel Levy

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: 'SIGNPOST'

Things that need doing and ways of doing them

: BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
Harry Mortimer (comet)
Music by contemporary British composers

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell
Conductor: Harry Mortimer

: Scottish Half-Hour 'TAK' TENT'

A Scottish magazine programme, edited by Alastair Dunnett
Topics of the day in sport, music, food, and news events, presented by experts
Produced by W. Farquharson Small

Contributors

Edited By: Alastair Dunnett
Produced By: W. Farquharson

: 'RADIO STRAVAIG'

The opening transmission of a unique broadcasting station
Devised by Norman Bruce with additional items by Ruby Duncan , Rae Elrick , Alan Melville, Douglas Steen , Ian Stewart ,
Joan Stevenson , and others
Scottish Variety Orchestra, conducted by Ronnie Munro
Produced by Moultrie R. Kelsall

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Bruce
Unknown: Ruby Duncan
Unknown: Rae Elrick
Unknown: Douglas Steen
Unknown: Ian Stewart
Unknown: Joan Stevenson
Conducted By: Ronnie Munro
Produced By: Moultrie R. Kelsall

: 'THE OLD FAMILIAR THINGS'

John Watt introduces a kaleidoscope of recollections and revivals with Jack Melford
Betty Astell
A section of the BBC Chorus and BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Gordon Crier

Contributors

Introduces: John Watt
Unknown: Jack Melford
Unknown: Betty Astell
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By: Gordon Crier

: FROM THE FRONT BENCH

Rt. Hon. H: B. Lees-Smith , M.P.

Contributors

Unknown: B. Lees-Smith

: BRAHMS

Quintet in B minor for clarinet and strings, Op. 115
The Griller String Quartet:
Sidney Griller (violin) Jack O'Brien (violin) Philip Burton (viola-) Colin Hampton (cello) and Frederick Thurston (clarinet)

Contributors

Violin: Sidney Griller
Violin: Jack O'Brien
Viola: Philip Burton
Cello: Colin Hampton
Clarinet: Frederick Thurston

: VOYAGES OF THE ENGLISH NATION

' Letters of Marque '
Presenting the exploits of the famous privateers of the eighteenth century
Written and produced by Francis Dillon

Contributors

Produced By: Francis Dillon








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