and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Nat Gonella, singer and trumpeter
Details of some of today's broadcasts
A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Jeanne de Casalis
at the theatre organ
Rudy Lewis won an L.C.C. Scholarship at a very early age. He completed his musical education at the Royal Academy of Music under the tuition of G. D. Cunningham, the famous Birmingham City Organist. He has met with unqualified success throughout his tours of the whole of the British Isles.
A selection of records taken at random from the rack
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
News commentary and interlude
from p. 13 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 26 of ' Each Returning Day'
played by Jan Berenska and his Orchestra
11.0 Singing together
It was a lover and his lass (English song)
A fairy lullaby (Highland song)
Michael Finnigin (Nonsense song)
11.20 Interval music
11.25 Senior English-3
English for pleasure
' Making up verses '
L. A. G. Strong
11.40 English for under-nines
Designed by Jean Sutcliffe
A continuation of the dialogue story of Gertrude, the wooden doll, by Richard Hughes
and his Sextet with Mervyn Saunders
Conducted by Mr. A. A. Singer
All sorts of people will tell us how, why, and where we should grow more food
A recording of last night's broadcast by J. B. Priestley
and his Band
Oscar Rabin, whose band has been broadcasting since 1935, is one of the most self-effacing band-leaders before the public. On stage engagements he plays bass and saxophone and sits in with the band. But the organisation behind the band is his special triumph. The same bunch of boys have played together for years, some for the whole sixteen years of the band's existence.
In a recent ballot in a musical paper Oscar Rabin and his boys were voted one of the three best bands in the country. And certainly in sixteen-year-old Beryl Davis and one-and-twenty Diane he has two of the most beautiful girls in the world of entertainment. Eddie Palmer's novachord is a form of electric piano with which he has delighted thousands of people all over the country. Harry Davis, Beryl's father, is among the best of comperes.
1.50 Science and gardening
' Fruit and orcharding '
A practical talk between C. F. Lawrance and R. J. Wyles on fruit-' growing in Britain
2.10 Interval music
2.15 Stories from world history
' Mary Queen of Scots '
Written by Alison Uttley
Three scenes from the life of one of the most unhappy and beautiful queens in history
Scene 1: The murder of Darnley at Kirk o' Field ; Scene 2: Mary's escape from Loch Leven Castle ; Scene 3: The queen's last hours at
2.35 Interval music
2.40 Senior English—1
English for everyday use
Dramatic reading from Erich Kastner's ' Emil and the Detectives'
played by Ena Baga at the theatre organ
Ena Baga is a daughter of Con Baga, a well-known composer, and her three sisters, Florence de Jong , Celeste Baga , and Beatrice Baga are musical, the first two being organists and the last a violinist. At the age of twelve Ena was playing the organ at a Southend church, and two years later took over the organ at the Strand Cinema in Southend. Later, coming to London she played at the New Gallery and at the Tivoli cinema theatres.
An outstanding incident in her career came when she was commanded to give a performance at Balmoral Castle for King George V and Queen Mary.
A talk by Ian Finlay
and his Cuban Caballeros with Helen Clare
given before an invited audience in a West-Country concert-hall
Second concert-Part 2
BBC Orchestra (Section A)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Moura Lympany (piano)
Trafodaeth rhwng R. Alun Roberts a Tudur Rowlands
(A discussion in Welsh)
5.20 The Zoo man
5.35 We celebrate St. Patrick's Day
5.55 Children's Hour Epilogue
' St. Patrick's breastplate '
followed by National and Regional announcements
A serial story specially written for broadcasting by John Dickson Carr
6—' A remarkable revelation '
Produced by Val Gielgud
Lady Cynthia Mercer:
Quartet in E minor
(Memories of my life) played by The Blech String Quartet:
Harry Blech (violin)
Edward Silverman (violin)
Keith Cummings (viola)
William Pleeth (cello)
When Smetana composed his Quartet in E minor, ' Aus meinem Leben ', he said he intended that the form should not follow orthodox procedure, but should be the outcome of the subject, the subject being ' The story of my life '.
The first movement portrays his early days-his love of art, romantic disposition, and yearnings. The second suggests memories of his gay youth. The third ' recalls the bliss of my first love for a girl who afterwards became my faithful wife ', and the fourth depicts the joy of creating a national music, but ends on a sad note, a glimpse into the melancholy future and the beginning of his deafness.
A weekly series of talks about the people of the United States and the country in which they live
9 — The U.S.A. and its neighbours by Professor C. K. Webster
Professor C. K.
A musical comedy by Douglas Furber
Music by Philip Charig and Joseph Meyer
Radio adaptation by Henrik Ege
Maitre d'hotel, stage-door keeper, policeman, and others
BEC Chorus and BBC Revue
Leader, Boris Pecker <
Under the direction of Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Eric Fawcett
An all Irish entertainment, produced in collaboration with Radio Eireann including
A performance by the company of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin and a performance by Jimmy O'Dea 's pantomime company, which has been appearing in Belfast
Leo Rowsome 's Pipe Quartet and the Ulster Amateur Flute Band
The Belfast Queen's Island Choir and Culwick Choral Society Choir
James McCafferty (Derry) and Maire ni Scolaidhe (Galway)
Presented by Nicholas Barron , of Dublin, and Alan McClelland , of Belfast
Symphony in F minor (The Irish) played by BBC Scottish Orchestra
A programme of quiet music played by the Chalumeau Ensemble with Esther Coleman