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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Eddie Peabody, the multi-instrument man

: UP IN THE MORNING EARLY

Exercises for men
7.40 Exercises for women

: Two Tunes

An interlude

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

A thought for today
The Rev. Malcolm Spencer

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Malcolm Spencer

: 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 Mrs. Ingillson

: Molly Forbes

at the theatre organ
Selection: Love tales
An American medley

: Song and Dance

Popular dance music and songs on gramophone records

: TUDOR SEXTET

playing
Melodies of Tchaikovsky
Chanson sans paroles
Waltz: The Sleeping Beauty None but the weary heart Humoreske
Andante cantabile
Dance of the sugar-plum fairy Russian dance
Waltz: Eugen Onegin

Contributors

Unknown: Eugen Onegin

: 'TWO'S COMPANY'

Duettists in rhythm on gramophone records

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 81 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 42 of ' Each Returning Day '

: Music While You Work

played by Al Collins and his Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Al Collins

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

11.0 The music shop
Planned by John Horton
' Scales '
11.20 Intermediate French by Jean-Jacques Oberlin and Yvonne Oberlin
' Dans la foret Canadienne '
Chanson: A la claire fontaine
11.40 Australia
' Orchards and vineyards by irrigation'

Contributors

Unknown: John Horton
Unknown: Jean-Jacques OBErlin
Unknown: Yvonne OBErlin

: SCHUMANN

Trio in D minor, Op. 63 played by The New English Trio:
Gwynneth Trotter (violin) ; Audrey Piggott (cello) ; Dorothea Aspinall
(piano)

Contributors

Violin: Gwynneth Trotter
Violin: Audrey Piggott
Cello: Dorothea Aspinall

: Mid-Day Special

Murray and Mooney with Mollie Wilkinson , Bobbie Day , Roy Davey , and Jack McCormick and his Ambassadors
Produced by Richard North

Contributors

Unknown: Mollie Wilkinson
Unknown: Bobbie Day
Unknown: Roy Davey
Unknown: Jack McCormick
Produced By: Richard North

: 'CALLING ALL WOMEN'

A five-minute talk to the women behind the fighting line

: OSCAR RABIN

and his Band, with Harry Davis featuring Beryl Davis , Diane, Ken Beaumont , Jan Zalski , and Eddie Palmer , with his novachord

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davis
Unknown: Beryl Davis
Unknown: Ken Beaumont
Unknown: Jan Zalski
Unknown: Eddie Palmer

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

2.0 Nature study
' In a country lane '
Edmund Sandars
2.15 Interval music
2.20 Physical training
(for use in classrooms) by Edith Dowling
2.35 Interval music
2.40 British history
' Atlantic cable' by J. A. Lauwerys
How Lord Kelvin 's research helped to conquer the difficulties of sending messages across the Atlantic

Contributors

Unknown: Edmund Sandars
Unknown: Edith Dowling
Unknown: J. A. Lauwerys
Unknown: How Lord Kelvin

: Music While You Work

played by BBC Salon Orchestra
Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater

Contributors

Leader: Jean Pougnet
Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor Ian Whyte
Bizet
Symphony No. 1 in G Suite: Carmen

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: THE FORTNIGHT'S FILMS

Matthew Norgate

Contributors

Unknown: Matthew Norgate

: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF RECORDED MUSIC

An anthology compiled by Geoffrey Toye

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Toye

: GWASANAETH COSBER

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

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Bore

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 ' Farm in the mountains '
Esme Firbank will describe some of the adventures of mountain farming in Snowdonia
5.35 ' Records by request'
A programme of music chosen by evacuated children and their parents for each other

Contributors

Unknown: Esme Firbank

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: FIVE, NINE, AND CORNFLOUR'

or ' Give us your kind applause '
A programme in praise of the player, based on Hugh E. Wright 's book
' The Rubaiyat of an Actor'
Written and explained by Reginald Purdell
Cast :
Doris Hare
Ernest Jay
Charles Heslop
Dick Francis
Reginald Purdell
BBC Variety Orchestra under the direction of Charles Shadwell
Produced by Eric Fawcett
In the theatrical profession the various colours used for making up the face are numbered. Nos. 'five' and ' nine' are among those most generally used, and it is well known to actors and actresses that with these two colours and a packet of cornflower it is possible to make up for almost any type of character.

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh E. Wright
Unknown: Reginald Purdell
Unknown: Doris Hare
Unknown: Ernest Jay
Unknown: Charles Heslop
Unknown: Dick Francis
Unknown: Reginald Purdell
Produced By: Eric Fawcett

: FARMING TODAY

Fair wear and tear' by S. O. Ratcliff
This evening S. 0. Ratcliff, who is well known in the farming world, will have something to say about the care of deadstock on the farm. At times when economy is all important, money can be saved in the national interest by timely attention to agricultural machinery-and Mr. Ratcliff's talk.

Contributors

Unknown: S. O. Ratcliff

: AT THE ARMSTRONGS'

Ted goes too far-and the Armstrongs discuss manners

: The Battle of Britain

A radio dramatisation of the achievements of the R.A.F. Fighter Command during the great days from August 8 to October 31, 1940.

The programme written by the author of the Air Ministry account, 'The Battle of Britain', and Cecil McGivern, with the co-operation of the Air Ministry.

Contributors

Produced by: Cecil McGivern

: WAR COMMENTARY

' The economic war' by Douglas Jay

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Jay

: 'THE MAY QUEEN'

Exerpts from the pastoral by Sterndale Bennett
BBC Chorus
Chorus Master, Leslie Woodgate
BBC Orchestra (Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Leslie Woodgate
Sir William Sterndale Bennett , pianist and composer and friend of Mendelssohn, was in 1866 appointed Principal of the Royal Academy of Music and later became professor of music at Cambridge.
One of his most popular works was the cantata The May Queen, which sets forth the joyous spirit of May Day. "It was composed for the Leeds Festival of 1858, of which Sterndale Bennett was the conductor.

Contributors

Chorus Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate
Pianist: Sir William Sterndale Bennett
Unknown: Sterndale Bennett
The May Queen: Kate Winter (soprano)
The queen: Joyce Sutton (contralto)
The lover: Jan van Der Gucht (tenor)
Robin Hood: Stanley Pope (bass)

: A SHORT MID-WEEK SERVICE

An address by the Rt. Rev. the Lord
Bishop of Manchester

: KEITH FALKNER

(baritone) in a programme of English songs

: 'IT WAS A LOVER AND HIS LASS'

An anthology of Elizabethan poems, arranged by Ursula Wood
Produced by M. H. Allen
Here is a choice programme of poems selected from Elizabethan plays and song-books, the poets chosen being Ben Jonson , John Dowland , John Donne , Thomas Campion , and those inseparable collaborators Beaumont and Fletcher. The title takes its name from the lovely Shakespeare song from As You Like It.

Contributors

Arranged By: Ursula Wood
Produced By: M. H. Allen
Unknown: Ben Jonson
Unknown: John Dowland
Unknown: John Donne
Unknown: Thomas Campion

: AMBROSE

and his Orchestra








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