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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Nat Gonella, singer and trumpeter

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS !

A thought for today

: NEWS followed by Programme Parade

Details of some of today's broadcasts

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Jeanne de Casalis

Contributors

Unknown: Jeanne de Casalis

: Rudy Lewis

at the theatre organ
Forces favourites
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.

: ' TAKE YOUR CHOICE'

A selection of records taken at random from the rack

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 13 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 26 of ' Each Returning Day'

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Jan Berenska and his Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Jan Berenska

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

11.0 Singing together
Herbert Wiseman
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

Contributors

Unknown: Herbert Wiseman
Unknown: Michael Finnigin
Designed By: Jean Sutcliffe
Unknown: Richard Hughes

: CHARLES ERNESCO

and his Sextet with Mervyn Saunders

Contributors

Unknown: Mervyn Saunders

: Band of the CAVALRY TRAINING REGIMENT

Conducted by Mr. A. A. Singer

Contributors

Conducted By: Mr. A. A.

: FIVE TO ONE ON THE LAND'

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

: POSTSCRIPT

A recording of last night's broadcast by J. B. Priestley

Contributors

Unknown: J. B. Priestley

: OSCAR RABIN

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.

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

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
Fotheringay
2.35 Interval music
2.40 Senior English—1
English for everyday use
Dramatic reading from Erich Kastner's ' Emil and the Detectives'

Contributors

Unknown: C. F. Lawrance
Unknown: R. J. Wyles
Written By: Alison Uttley

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

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.

Contributors

Played By: Ena Baga
Unknown: Florence de Jong
Unknown: Celeste Baga
Unknown: Beatrice Baga

: 'KULTUR v. CULTURE'

A talk by Ian Finlay

Contributors

Talk By: Ian Finlay

: DON FELIPE

and his Cuban Caballeros with Helen Clare

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Clare

: THE BBC SPECIAL CONCERTS

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)

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Piano: Moura Lympany

: 'Y FFERMWR A'I WAITH

Trafodaeth rhwng R. Alun Roberts a Tudur Rowlands
(A discussion in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: R. Alun Roberts
Unknown: Tudur Rowlands

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 The Zoo man
5.35 We celebrate St. Patrick's Day
5.55 Children's Hour Epilogue
' St. Patrick's breastplate '

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: 'SPEAK OF THE DEVIL'

A serial story specially written for broadcasting by John Dickson Carr
6—' A remarkable revelation '
Cast
Produced by Val Gielgud

Contributors

Broadcasting By: John Dickson Carr
Produced By: Val Gielgud
Narrator: Carleton Hobbs
Elias Godfrey: Ivor Barnard
Waiter: Bryan Powley
Hugh Austen: James McKechnie
Dr Cameron: Valentine Dyall
Lady Cynthia Mercer: Betty Hardy

: SMETANA

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.

Contributors

Violin: Harry Blech
Violin: Edward Silverman
Viola: Keith Cummings
Cello: William Pleeth

: 'U.S.A.'

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

Contributors

Unknown: Professor C. K. Webster

: Jack Buchanan and Elsie Randolph in 'THAT'S A GOOD GIRL'

A musical comedy by Douglas Furber
Music by Philip Charig and Joseph Meyer
Radio adaptation by Henrik Ege
Cast
Maitre d'hotel, stage-door keeper, policeman, and others
BEC Chorus and BBC Revue
Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker <
Under the direction of Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Eric Fawcett

Contributors

Comedy By: Douglas Furber
Music By: Philip Charig
Joy Dean: Elsie Randolph
Timothy: William Kendall
Senior Canzone: Jacques Brown
Sunya Barata: Doris Nichols
Francis Moray: Hugh Morton
Bill Barrow: Jack Buchanan
Helen Malone: Amy Veness
Moya Malone: Betty Huntley-Wright
John Malone: Dick Francis

: ST. PATRICK'S DAY

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

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy O'Dea
Unknown: Leo Rowsome
Presented By: Nicholas Barron
Presented By: Alan McClelland

: STANFORD

Symphony in F minor (The Irish) played by BBC Scottish Orchestra

: JACK PAYNE

with his Orchestra

: 'AND SO TO BED'

A programme of quiet music played by the Chalumeau Ensemble with Esther Coleman

Contributors

Unknown: Esther Coleman








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