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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Carson Robison , the hill-billy singer

Contributors

Unknown: Carson Robison

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

A thought for today

: a.m.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 Freddie Grisewood

Contributors

Unknown: Freddie Grisewood

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: AIRS WITH NEW GRACES'

A gramophone record programme
Written and presented by Herbert C. Ridout

Contributors

Presented By: Herbert C. Ridout

: HAROLD COOMBS

at the theatre organ

: 'AT HOME TODAY'

A topical magazine programme

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: The Daily Service

from p. 73 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 64 of ' Each Returning Day'

: Music While You Work

played by Jack White and his Collegians

Contributors

Played By: Jack White

: For the Schools

11.0 Music and movement for juniors
Ann Driver
11.20 Current affairs
11.40 I Ysgolion Cymru
(For Welsh Schools)
Byw yn y Wlad-8
Dwfr Bywiol
Sgwrs gan Myfanwy Howell
Sgwrs ar y ffordd y bydd planhigion yn eu cyfaddasu eu humain i dyfu pan fo rhy ychydig neu phan fo gormod o ddwr

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Driver
Unknown: Dwfr Bywiol

: IN A WEE TOWN'

' An unusual ceilidhe ' by Millicent Trimble

Contributors

Unknown: Millicent Trimble

: TOM JENKINS

at the theatre organ

: SYLVAN TRIO

John Francis (flute)
Joy Boughton (oboe)
Millicent Silver (piano)

Contributors

Flute: John Francis

: ' FIVE TO ONE ON THE LAND'

All sorts of people will tell us how, why, and where we should grow more food

: BALLET MUSIC

played by BBC Orchestra
(Section C)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Leighton Lucas

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Leighton Lucas

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

1.50 Music-making
Sir Walford Davies and a group of children from an elementary school
2.10 Interval music
2.15 General science: Man and metals
' The Tin Islands '
J. A. Lauwerys
2.35 Interval music
2.40 Junior English
Devised by Jean Sutcliffe
A true story from India by John Coatman who will supply material from his own experiences, and will, it is hoped, take part in the broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Walford Davies
Unknown: J. A. Lauwerys
Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe
Unknown: John Coatman

: Music While You Work

played by Mantovani and his Orchestra

: 'PEACEFUL DAYS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1936'

A talk by W. N. Medlicott

Contributors

Talk By: W. N. Medlicott

: PIANO MUSIC

played by Nina Milkina (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Nina Milkina

: 'HI, GANG!

starring
Bebe Daniels , Vic Oliver , Ben Lyon with Jay Wilbur and his Orchestra,, the Greene Sisters, and Sam Browne Additional dialogue by Dick Pepper Produced by Harry S. Pepper and Douglas Lawrence

Contributors

Unknown: Bebe Daniels
Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Ben Lyon
Unknown: Jay Wilbur
Unknown: Sam Browne
Dialogue By: Dick Pepper
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper
Produced By: Douglas Lawrence

: Gwasanaeth Gosber

(Studio service in Welsh)
Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r llyfr '
Bob Bore o Newydd '

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Bore

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

A story for the youngest listener
' Dandie Dinmont '—Part 1 by Lavinia Derwent
The story is told of how Dandie Dinmont , a doggie evacuee, meets McTosh, the farmer's dog, and how, after a few differences of opinion, they become the best of friends
' Ceilidh at the Clachan '-3
Devised by Emma Menzies
(The guests at Cairn Ban tonight are soldier friends of Flora and Lachlan who are home on leave)

Contributors

Unknown: Dandie Dinmont
Unknown: Lavinia Derwent
Unknown: Dandie Dinmont
Unknown: Emma Menzies

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: 'THE WORLD GOES BY'

F. H Grisewood brings to the microphone people in the news, people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain

Contributors

Unknown: F. H Grisewood

: FIFTEEN MINUTES with

Mai Jones , Lyn Joshua ,
Frank Davison , and Bernard Goldstein
Presented by Glyn Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Mai Jones
Unknown: Lyn Joshua
Unknown: Frank Davison
Unknown: Bernard Goldstein
Presented By: Glyn Jones

: THE CHURCH LOOKS AHEAD

4 The religions behind the nation by Dorothy L. Sayers

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers

: ' CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA '

(' Rustic chivalry ')
An opera composed by Pietro Mascagni .
English words by Frederick E. Weatherly , adapted for broadcasting
Scene : A square in a village in Sicily on an Easter Sunday about fifty years ago
BBC Theatre Chorus
Trained by Charles Groves
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson

Contributors

Composed By: Pietro Mascagni
Unknown: Frederick E. Weatherly
Leader: Tate Gilder
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Narrator: Dennis Arundell
Santuzza, a young peasant girl in love with Turiddu........: Eva Turner
Turiddu, a young peasant in love with Lola................: Henry Wendon
Lucia, Turiddu's mother: Gladys Palmer
Alfio, the village carrier: Ernst Urbach
Lola, Alnos wife: Nora Gruhn

: 'DIAL DORIS 1-6

with Doris Hare
Sonny Jenks
Bobbie Comber
Vera Lennox
Jack Train
Written by Ted Kavanagh
The Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Ternent
Original music and production by Michael North

Contributors

Unknown: Doris Hare
Unknown: Sonny Jenks
Unknown: Bobbie Comber
Unknown: Vera Lennox
Written By: Ted Kavanagh
Conducted By: Billy Ternent
Production By: Michael North

: ' P. AND O.'

An adaptation by M. H. Allen from the short story by W. Somerset
Maugham
Cast
The scene is a liner in the Indian
Ocean, homeward bound
Produced by M. H. Allen

Contributors

Unknown: M. H. Allen
Story By: W. Somerset
Produced By: M. H. Allen
Mrs Hamlyn: Fay Compton
Mr Hamlyn: Austin Trevor
Mr Jephson: Carleton Hobbs
The ship's doctor: James McKechnie
Mr Linsell: Hugh Burden
Mrs Linsell: Lucille Lisle
Mr Gallagher: Fred O'Donovan
Mr Pryce: Ivor Barnard

: ' SEINN AN DUAN SO '

Cuirm chiuil de orain a dh' iarradh leis an luchd-eisdeachd
(Gaelic concert of listeners' requests)

: 'THE TREE THAT BLOOMED ONLY ONCE'

A story designed with music by George R. Foa
Here is the story of the Chinese slave girl, Li, who was very tiny and very lovely, with dark tresses and dark eyes, and should surely have been bought by an AladBin. But the merchant who bought her made her life wretched. There was a cherry tree in the garden that had never bloomed. One day poor little Li leaned against the cherry tree, and burst into tears. And behold! a miracle happened-and for the rest of this delicate little story, you must use your own ears.

Contributors

Music By: George R. Foa








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