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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Millicent Phillips,
England's young soprano

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

A thought for today

: a.rfl. 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 Gnsewood

Contributors

Unknown: Freddie Gnsewood

: MOLLY FORBES

at the theatre organ
Melodies of MacDonald and Eddy

: TAKE YOUR CHOICE'

A selection of records taken at random from the racks

: BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section C)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Arthur Wood

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Arthur Wood

: -THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 85 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 10 of ' Each Returning Day'

: Music While You Work

played by Debroy Somers and his Band

Contributors

Played By: Debroy Somers

: BEETHOVEN

Piano sonata in E flat, Op. 7 played by Olive Bloom

Contributors

Played By: Olive Bloom

: 'COMMAND PERFORMANCE'

A programme of listeners' requests, presented by R. E. Kingsley and played by BBC Military Band
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell

Contributors

Presented By: R. E. Kingsley
Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: '0H N0 ! NOT CHAMBER MUSIC, PLEASE'

Anvone who agrees with this sentiment is invited to tune m to
Raymond Raikes with records

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Raikes

: Schumann

Spanish song-cycle sung by BBC Singers (A):
Margaret Godley, Margaret Rees, Margaret Rolfe, Joyce Sutton, Bradbridge White, Emlyn Bebb, Stanley Riley, Samuel Dyson
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
First meeting; Intermezzo; Love's sorrow; In the night; Confession; Melancholy; Understanding; Message; and I am loved
At the piano, John Wills

Schumann's Spanish song-cycle was written in 1849, which Schumann himself speaks of as his 'most fruitful year'. It was certainly one of the happiest years of his life, during which he turned out some of his finest music. The words of the Spanish song-cycle, which describe a romantic love story, were selected from a book of translations of popular Spanish ballads that have also inspired several other great German song composers, such as Brahms, Cornelius, and Wolf.

Contributors

Sung By: Bec Singers
Conducted By: Trevor Harvey
Piano: John Wills

: 'BACKS TO THE LAND'

' More eggs on less food
Alan Thompson
Alan Thompson , who has been editor of The Feathered World for the last eight years, has never given up poultry-keeping. On his forty acres in Sussex he has about 300 hens, and he feeds them himself before going to work every morning.
In today's talk Thompson will suggest how the small poultry-keeper can maintain his egg supply on a very restricted ration and even rear some replacement chicks.

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Thompson
Unknown: Alan Thompson

: VARIETY

Fifteen minutes of light entertainment

: ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY'S CONCERT

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Thomas Matthews
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
Clifford Curzon (piano)
Louis Kentner (piano) ORCHESTRA
Thomas Tallis lived almost throughout the sixteenth century, and was a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal under Henry VIII and still in Queen Elizabeth's reign. Vaughan Williams 's sympathy with, and his profound knowledge of the music of that period make him peculiarly well fitted to revive Tallis's tune in a modern setting. However, the simple eloquence of the old melody is preserved in all its own purity.
Composed for the Gloucester
Festival of 1910, the Fantasia was played there for the first time.
[Home Service continued overleaf

Contributors

Leader: Thomas Matthews
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Piano: Clifford Curzon
Piano: Louis Kentner
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: 'LUNN THE CLOGGER'

The rattle of clogs—once so well known in every Lancashire and Yorkshire town! Clog soles are made of wood, and this afternoon Sam Ball , a gamekeeper, is to ask Arthur Lunn of Rowton, whose family has been' cutting clog soles for many generations, to let us into some of his secrets.

Contributors

Unknown: Sam Ball
Unknown: Arthur Lunn

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the theatre organ

: 'DAI CARRIES ON'

A radio comedy by E. Eynon Evans , introducing once again the characters of ' Prize Onions' and ' Council Cup '
Production by T. Rowland Hughes

Contributors

Comedy By: E. Eynon Evans
Production By: T. Rowland Hughes

: PRIZE PUZZLE CORNER No. 4

The fourth radio contest in aid of the Red Cross Penny-a-Week Fund, presented by Neil Munro with Ronald Waldman as competition compere
Among the problems that you will be set this afternoon are these-can you spot which News bulletin is being read by a news-reader standing on his head, and can you recognise the sound of bacon frying ? Men in the military hospitals will check your entries.

Contributors

Presented By: Neil Munro
Unknown: Ronald Waldman

: 'BUGEILIO DAU BRAIDD '

Ymgom rhwng Ll. Wyn Griffith a'r
Parch. Victor Thomas
' (A discussion in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Wyn Griffith
Unknown: Victor Thomas

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Saturday matinee '
Join us at our Children's Theatre to hear
' Packy and the policeman '
A detective sketch by Franklyn Kelsey
'Fable time'
A musical cartoon by Lyn Joshua and Mai Jones
Western stories and songs by Hamilton Kennedy
A comedy sketch by Dorothy Worsley and Songs by the Rainbow Singers
Lyn will be there to introduce the artists to you, that is if Arthur, the general nuisance man can' be kept from interfering

Contributors

Unknown: Franklyn Kelsey
Unknown: Lyn Joshua
Songs By: Hamilton Kennedy
Unknown: Dorothy Worsley

: NEWS "

followed by National and Regional announcements

: 'ARIEL IN WARTIME'

Fortnightly news and views about books, pictures, science, and films
Presented by Joseph Macleod

Contributors

Presented By: Joseph MacLeod

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

Once again we stop the London traffic in order to bring you some of the interesting people who are In Town
Tonight
Introducing personalities from every walk of life
Edited and produced by C. F. Meehan
(A recording of this programme will be broadcast tomorrow at 11.0 a.m.)

Contributors

Produced By: C. F. Meehan

: SOUSA AND STRAUSS

played by BBC Orchestra
(Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: MUSIC-HALL

with Evelyn Laye
Donald Peers
Mabel Constanduros
Gaye and Nevard and other star artists
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Compere, Gordon Crier
Presented by John Sharman

Contributors

Unknown: Evelyn Laye
Unknown: Donald Peers
Unknown: Mabel Constanduros
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Presented By: John Sharman

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

Raymond Gram Swing

: 'WE ALSO SERVE ...'

The story of the Home Guard from its inception to the present day
Written from material supplied by the Home Guard
Produced by Francis Dillon

Contributors

Produced By: Francis Dillon

: Music on the Air

A revue by Diana Morgan
with Charles Heslop, Charlotte Leigh, Billie Baker, Billy Milton
BBC Theatre Chorus
Trained by Charles Groves
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
Programme produced and compered by Desmond Davis
Here is a new radio revue written by one who is a past-mistress at the game, for with her husband, Robert MacDermot, she has been part-author of the popular Gate Revue and a contributor to West-End revues without number. She has just finished the script for a picture Ships without Wings, which is about the Fleet Air Arm, and is to be the successor of Convoy. It will be filmed by the same company. She and her husband have in preparation a new edition of the Gate Revue which they hope to produce quite soon in London.

Contributors

Writer: Diana Morgan
Unknown: Charles Heslop
Unknown: Charlotte Leigh
Unknown: Billie Baker
Unknown: Billy Milton
Leader: Tate Gilder
Conducted By: Mark H. Lubbock
Producer/Compere: Desmond Davis
Unknown: Robert MacDermot

: 'DINNER WITH THE POCKETS'

A reading from Charles Dickens by Eric Gillett

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Eric Gillett

: HERMAN DAREWSKI

and his Band .








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