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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Essie Ackland (contralto)

Contributors

Contralto: Essie Ackland

: TWO TUNES

An interlude

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A thought fo. 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 cat and how to cook it, by* ' Mrs. Wilkes ' of ' The
Black Dog'

: HENRY CROUDSON

at the theatre organ

: THE HARP QUINTET

Three old French dances: 1 Forlane ;

: I AT HOME TODAY'

A topical magazine programme

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 73 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 64 of ' Each Returning Day'

: Music While You Work

played by Falkman and his Apache Band

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

11.0 Music and movement for juniors
Ann Driver
11.20 Current affairs
11.40 I Ysgolion Cymru
(For Welsh schools)
'Canmlwyddiant Joseph Parry ' gan D. E. Parry-Williams
Rhaglen ddramatig yn rhoddi syniad am hanes a gwaith y cerddor enwog a aned gan mlynedd i heddiw
(A dramatic interlude in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Driver
Unknown: Joseph Parry
Unknown: D. E. Parry-Williams

: I FIRE AWAY I'

Eight members of the A.F.S. oppose each other in some old parlour games, resurrected by Wilfred Pickles and presented by Robert Robinson

Contributors

Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Presented By: Robert Robinson

: ORGAN MUSIC

played by Arnold Richardson from a Midland town
Arnold Richardson , who was appointed the city organist of Wolverhampton in 1938, studied at the Royal Academy of Music, and also under G. D. Cunningham , the city of Birmingham organist, who has broadcast on many occasions. Richardson became organist of St. Alban's, Holborn, in 1936. In December, 1938, he played an organ concerto in the series of special recitals of Italian music conducted by Nadia Boulanger.

Contributors

Played By: Arnold Richardson
Unknown: Arnold Richardson
Unknown: G. D. Cunningham
Conducted By: Nadia Boulanger.

: BBC SALON ORCHESTRA

Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater

Contributors

Leader: Jean Pougnet
Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

1.50 Music-making
Ronald Biggs and a group of children from an elementary school
2.10 Interval music
2.15 General science: Food and health
' More about vitamins ' by Richard Palmer
2.35 Interval music
2.40 Junior English
Devised by Jean Sutcliffe
Two puppet plays: ' Jack Hannaford ' and ' The Dumb Wife '

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Biggs
Unknown: Richard Palmer
Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe
Unknown: Jack Hannaford

: Music While You Work

played by Primo Scala 's Accordion Band, directed by Harry Bidgood

Contributors

Played By: Primo Scala
Directed By: Harry Bidgood

: ' SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY

An Addison essay read, with a note about the author, by Eric Gillett

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Gillett

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: PROBLEMAU CWRAIG Y TY

Gefalu am iechyd y plant
Sgwrs gan Feddyg
(A talk in Welsh)

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

A serial thriller
' The island in the mist' by Franklyn Kelsey
Part 3-' The departure from the island'

Contributors

Chang Li: Esmé Percy
Nuraddin: Robert Farquharson
Chieftain: Stephen Jack
Shorty: Edwin Ellis
Conky: Philip Wade
Armitage: Ivan Samson
Binks: Allan Jeayes
Chief priest: Ernest Jay

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: 'THE WORLD GOES BY'

F. H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people in the news, people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain

Contributors

Unknown: F. H. Grisewood

: 'UNDER YOUR TIN HAT'

A weekly radio magazine for A.R.P., A.F.S., W.V.S., fire-watchers, and all other Civil Defence workers
Entertainment for and by the men and women who are guarding the homes of Britain
Editors, Bill MacLurg and Howard Thomas

Contributors

Editors: Bill MacLurg
Editors: Howard Thomas

: CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

3-1 The responsibility of the parent'
Mrs. T. W. Pym

: 'TALES OF HOFFMANN'

Part 1
A fantastic opera in three acts, with a prologue and epilogue by Jules Barbier. English words by Edward Agate. Narration written and spoken by Dennis Arundell
Music by Jacques Offenbach
Prologue : Luther's Tavern, Nuremberg. Evening
Act I : A room in Spalanzani's house
(many years previously)
BBC Theatre Chorus
Trained by Charles Groves
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
The opera produced by Stanford Robinson , in collaboration with Mark H. Lubbock

Contributors

Unknown: Jules Barbier.
Unknown: Edward Agate.
Spoken By: Dennis Arundell
Leader: Tate Gilder
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Produced By: Stanford Robinson
Unknown: Mark H. Lubbock
Hoffmann, a poet, middle-aged: Henry Wendon
Nicklaus, a younger man, his pupil: Gladys Ripley
Councillor Lindorf: Dennis Noble
Andreas, a manservant: Jan van Der Gucht
Luther, innkeeper: Robert Easton
Students Hermann: Dennis Dowling
Students Nathaniel: James Topping
Hoffmann: Henry Wendon
Nicklaus ': Gladys Ripley
Spalanzani, an eccentric inventor: James Topping
Cochenille, his manservant: Jan van Der Gucht
Coppelius, another eccentric: Dennis Noble
Olympia, a mechanical doll: Gwen Catley

: 'TALES OF HOFFMANN'

Part 2
Act II: In Venice
Decorated gallery in a palace overlooking the Grand Canal-night
Act III : In Venice. A room in Crespel's house. Late afternoon
Epilogue: Same scene and cast as the Prologue

Contributors

Hoffmann: Henry Wendon
Nicklaus: Gladys Ripley
Giuletta, a courtesan in the power of Dapertutto: Laelia Finneberg
Schlemil: Robert Easton
Pitichinaccio: Jan van Der Gucht
Dapertutto: Dennis Noble
Hoffmann: Henry Wendon
Nicklaus: Gladys Ripley
Antonia: Lorely Dyer
Crespel, her father: Robert Easton
Franz, his manservant: Jan van Der Gucht
Doctor Miracle: Dennis Noble
A portrait of Antonia's mother: Nancy Evans

: 'FRENZY'

by Winifred Carey from a short story by Susan Ertz
Produced by Howard Rose
Here is the story of Gracie Fuller , who, left alone in the Post Office and General Stores kept by her aunt in a small village, completely loses her head. But then circumstances are against her. The road is closed to traffic, and a gathering fog is ushering in the dusk. Her friend Beryl insists on keeping an appointment with her boy-friend. Her aunt, who has gone shopping in the nearest town, rings up to say she has missed the last bus and cannot get home until late. Then Gracie takes the fatal step which leads to all kinds of trouble and gives the play its apt title of Frenzy.

Contributors

Unknown: Winifred Carey
Story By: Susan Ertz
Produced By: Howard Rose
Unknown: Gracie Fuller
Narrator: Jack Livesey
Mrs Baker: Phyllis Morris
Gracie: Thea Holme
Beryl: Pamela Brown
Mrs Reed: Dorothy Green
The Man: Arthur Young
P C Wardle: Carl Bernard
A doctor: Fred O'Donovan

: CUIRM CHIUIL

de orain aon-neach is drain caraid bho Ghillebeart MacPhail , agus
Mairead is Seonaid NicFhilib
(A Gaelic concert)

Contributors

Unknown: Ghillebeart MacPhail

: CELLO AND PIANO

played by Antoni Sala (cello)
Gerald Moore (piano)
Antoni Sala was playing on the concert platform at the age of eleven, and while still in his teens he was appointed cellist to the Court at Madrid. In 1914 he went to America and after five years as a concert artist, suddenly gave up music altogether, and embarked on the open-air life of a farmer. But after three years of hard life, the claims of his abandoned cello were too strong to be resisted, and two months practice set him again in his rightful place as one of the great players of our time.
Gerald Moore is one of the first three or four finest accompanists in Britain.* At the same time he is a gifted solo pianist, but as such he is rarely heard except when playing sonatas with famous violinists and cellists.

Contributors

Cello: Antoni Sala
Piano: Gerald Moore
Piano: Antoni Sala
Unknown: Gerald Moore

: 'THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE'

A reading by Eric Gillett from an address given by Sir Walter Raleigh to the Royal Colonial Institute in 1918

Contributors

Reading By: Eric Gillett
Unknown: Sir Walter Raleigh

: HENRY HALL

and his Orchestra








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