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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: Bing Time

A weekly ration of records made by America's Crooner Number One

: Two Tunes

An interlude

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

A thought for today
The Rev. A. E. Howard

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. A. E. Howard

: 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. Wilkes' of ' The
Black Dog'

: CECIL CHADWICK

at the theatre organ

: TAKE YOUR CHOICE'

A selection of records taken at random from the rack

: ARTHUR DULAY

and his Cameo Orchestra
Momentary melodies

Action stations - Belton
Song of the troubadour - Metra
When the home bells ring again - Haydn Wood
Yablotchko (Dance of the Soviet sailors) • - Stone
Tonight my heart will sing - Rosen
The humming top - Williams
Operatic cameo (Faust) - Gounod
For all that I care - Bennie
Paddy's holiday - Gallagher
Gypsy memories No. 1 - Dulay
The wedding of Donald Duck - Morgan

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 117 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 62 of ' Each Returning Day'

: JOHN McCORMACK

(tenor) on gramophone records

: WISE HOUSEKEEPING

A magazine programme for women in which all aspects of running a home in wartime will be discussed

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

11.0 Physical training
(for use in halls) by Edith Dowling
11.20 Interval music
11.25 Games with words
This week the games will be played with numbers instead of words
11.40 Talks for fifth forms
' Mathematics in industry ' by John Hilton

Contributors

Unknown: Edith Dowling
Unknown: John Hilton

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Laurance Turner
Conductor, Gideon Fagan

Contributors

Leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Gideon Fagan

: P- m- WORKS WONDERS -24

A lunch-time concert presented to their fellow workers by members of the staff of a large munition works
' somewhere in England '
Arranged and presented by Victor Smyjhe

Contributors

Presented By: Victor Smyjhe

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

by Albert Warner

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Warner

: For the Schools

1.50 For rural schools
Our changing countryside
Apples by David Scott Daniell
How men working at research stations have a lot to do with the fruit you eat
2.10 Interval music
2.15 For under-sevens:
Let's join in ! with Ann Driver and Jean Sutcliffe
' A foggy day at the seaside '
2.30 Interval music
2.35 Senior English 2
Good writing
Dramatic reading from Reginald Berkeley 's ' The Lady with the Lamp'

Contributors

Unknown: David Scott Daniell
Unknown: Ann Driver
Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe
Unknown: Reginald Berkeley

: Music While You Work

played by Mantovani and his Dance Orchestra

: EVENSONG

from a college chapel
Order of Service
Versicles and Responses Psalm lxvii
First Lesson: I Kings viii, 22-30 Magnificat (Hylton Stewart in C)
Second Lesson: St. Matthew vi,
24-34
Nunc Dimittis (Hylton Stewart in C)
Creed and Collects
Anthem: Gloria in excelsis (Sing, my soul, to God the Lord) (Weelkes)
Prayers
0 for a closer walk with God
(E.H. 445)

Contributors

Unknown: Hylton Stewart
Unknown: Hylton Stewart

: 'FRESH AIRS'

Some gentle musical breezes blown by Evelyn Dove , Bettie Bucknelle , the Cavendish Three, George Melachrino , Bernard Miles , and other fresh-air fiends
A section of the BBC Chorus and BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Jimmy Dyrenforth will act as draughtsman
[Home Service continued overleaf

Contributors

Unknown: Evelyn Dove
Unknown: Bettie Bucknelle
Unknown: George Melachrino
Unknown: Bernard Miles
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Conducted By: Jimmy Dyrenforth

: FOLK SONGS AND DIALOGUES

Margaret Bissett (contralto)
Norman Stone (tenor)

Contributors

Contralto: Margaret Bissett
Tenor: Norman Stone

: AWR Y PLANT

(Welsh Children's Hour)
' Ceiniog y Tylwyth Teg '
Stori i'r plant lleiaf gan Elizabeth Watkin Jones a Chwech o Ganeuon Newydd
Y geiriau gan T. Rowland Hughes a'r gerddoriaeth gan Davey Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Tylwyth Teg
Unknown: Elizabeth Watkin Jones
Unknown: T. Rowland Hughes
Unknown: Davey Davies

: CHILDREN'S Hour

5.30 ' Winners all '
A programme by winners at the Schools Eisteddfod of the London County Council, held last week in Wales
5.45 ' Galadine, the gentle gazelle '
A story by Violet Campbell

Contributors

Story By: Violet Campbell

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: PETER WARLOCK

A recital of his songs by Roy Henderson (baritone) , ,
The jolly shepherd Fair and true
Sigh no more, ladies The night Passing by Pretty ring time My own country Jillian of Berry

Contributors

Baritone: Roy Henderson

: 'SIGNPOST'

Things that need doing and ways of doing them
J. Westwood , M.P., Parliamentary
Under-Secretary for Scotland

Contributors

Unknown: J. Westwood

: Scottish Half-Hour 'GENERAL ASSEMBLY'

Devised by J. D. Mackie
Reminiscences from previous years and recorded impressions of today's opening of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Produced by W. Farquharson Small
Today the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland begins its annual deliberations in Edinburgh, but because of the war the opening will be shorn of much of its traditional pageantry. Instead of the customary broadcasts of pre-war days, arrangements have been made to take recordings of the important speeches at the opening ceremony in the Assembly Hall, and these will be heard in a special feature programme of historical and dramatic incidents in the annals of this great Parliament of the Scottish Church.

Contributors

Unknown: J. D. MacKie
Produced By: W. Farquharson

: SCHUBERT

String Quartet in A minor, Op. 29 played by The Griller String Quartet:
Sidney Griller (violin)
Jack O'Brien (violin)
Philip Burton {viola)
Colin Hampton (cello) and James Phillips

Contributors

Violin: Sidney Griller
Violin: Jack O'Brien
Viola: Philip Burton
Cello: Colin Hampton
Cello: James Phillips

: 'Save, Saving, Saved!' A tour of London during WAR WEAPONS WEEK

including recorded impressions from a savings centre, a shop counter, an ' exhibition ' Messerschmitt, and a street parade

: 'TAKE UMBRIDGE'

Charles Heslop as Professor Umbridge in a final unfortunate incident from his disreputable career, with Doris Nichols as Mrs. Termigan
Guy Verney as John
Marjorie Westbury as Marjorie
John Singer as Victor and Richard Goelden as Henry Horatio Pibberdy
The Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Tement
Produced by Gordon Crier

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Heslop
Unknown: Doris Nichols
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Richard Goelden
Unknown: Henry Horatio Pibberdy
Conducted By: Billy Tement
Produced By: Gordon Crier

: BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section C)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Frank Laffitte (piano)
Mozart was not quite nineteen when his opera La Finta Giardiniera was produced. It was commissioned by the Elector of Bavaria for the Munich Carnival of 1775, and had a remarkable success, though Mozart later revised it considerably. The story is built upon the conventional ruses and confusions of stage love intrigue, in which a girl disguises herself as a gardener. Some of the situations foreshadow in a striking way the big ensembles in Figaro and Don Giovanni.

Contributors

Conductor: Marie Wilson
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Piano: Frank Laffitte
Unknown: Don Giovanni.

: HALF THE BATTLE ...

The plough
This is the story of the farmer from harvest 1940 to spring 1941. Upon his skill and devotion to the land depends half the battle of the Atlantic. All the speakers in the programme are farmers or farm workers.
Arranged and produced by Francis Dillon

Contributors

Produced By: Francis Dillon

: HENRY HALL

and his Orchestra








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