and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Elisabeth Welch , the coloured nightingale
A thought for today
The Rev. A. E. Howard
Rev. A. E.
Details of some of today's broadcasts
A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by ' Mrs. Wilkes' of ' The
Black Dog '
Songs from the screen on gramophone records
at the theatre organ
Song hits, past and present
Order of Service
Theme: 'Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness '
As pants the heart for cooling streams (A. and M. 238 ; S.P. 449. Tune: Martyrdom)
Reading: St. John 6, vv. 27-35 Prayers and Lord's Prayer
The head that once was crowned with thorns (A. and M. 301 ; S.P. 175 ; Rv. C.H. 131. Tune: St. Magnus)
A fortnightly series about Northern inventors
3-Sir William Garforth
A pioneer of the movement for greater safety 'in mines, by nis nephew, G. F. F. Eagar
News commentary and interlude
from p. 45 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 8 of ' Each Returning Day'
Scottish themes on gramophone records
Presented by Elizabeth Adair
Topical notes on wartime health-mainly by doctors
11.0 Music and movement for infants
11.20 Interval music
11.25 Speech training for Scottish schools
Anne H. McAllister D.Sc.
11.45 Talks for sixth forms
Sir Frederick Whyte , K.C.S.I.
An album of things worth remembering in these present times, presented by Leslie Baily and Francis Worsley
(A recording of last Sunday's broadcast)
conducted by Serge Jaroff on gramophone records
Being a bulletin prepared by the Royal Horticultural Society for English gardeners and by the Scottish Gardens and Allotments Committee for those in Scotland
From a West-Country concert hall
Norman Walker (baritone)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Prelude: The Masterssngers The Siegfried idyll
NORMAN WALKER AND ORCHESTRA
Wotan's farewell and Magic fire music (The Valkyries)
Norman Walker was a chorister at the age of nine and began winning prizes and scholarships a few years lateii studying at the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal Manchester College of Music.
He appeared in the Gracie Fields film Sing As We Go, taking a part for which he had to have his head shaved! He also played Jem Slo combe in the film Lorna Doone.
2.0 Travel talks
The Mediterranean Gibraltar: First stop tor Suez
H. V. Morton
2.15 Interval music
2.20 'If I were British': Hans helps on the Food Front'
2.40 Orchestral concert series
Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony,
played by Stanley Tudor at the theatre organ
Vocal records featuring star jazz instrumentalists, arranged by B. M. Lytton-Edwards
Trio in B rlat (Op. 97), ' The Archduke Trio ' played by The New London Trio:
Leonard Hirsch (violin)
Norina Semino (viola)
John Pauer (piano)
Beethoven's Piano Trio in B flat, Op. 97, was written in 1811 and dedicated to the Archduke Rudolf of Austria. It is a melodious and beautifully balanced work in four movements. The first movement is in the usual sonata form, the second a fine scherzo, the third a set of four variations on a slow and expressive theme, and the fourth a high-spirited rondo in which the principal theme appears five times.
A temporary Civil Servant looks at her colleagues
Adapted from Rudyard Kipling 's Jungle story and produced by Maurice Brown
Cast : and villagers, wolves, and elephants
Sgwrs gan Meuryn
(A talk in Welsh)
' The Great Toytown War ' by S. G. Hulme-Beaman
followed by National and Regional announcements
' Rudyard Kipling -the man and his books, by Edward Shanks
A revue written by Reginald Purdell
Music by Michael North with Dick Francis
Jacques Brown Bettie Bucknelle Reginald Purdell
The Revue Chorus and the Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Terncnt
Produced by Gordon Crier
Broadcast from a Sussex wood
The first 'Bird Song' of the year - there is to be another today week - will be welcomed all the more because those of us in towns have less chance than ever of getting out into the country. Peter Sherlock, the gardener who so admirably described the birds and their milieu last year, is to bring the country to us again.
Please note that dance-music programmes may be interrupted for listeners to hear the song of the nightingale between 11 p.m. and midnight on Saturday, May 24, between 11.10 p.m. and midnight on Monday, May 26, and between 11.15 p.m. and midnight on Thursday, May 29.
Discussions illustrated by poets, critics, elocutionists, teachers, and the plain man on English verse and how to speak it
5-Actcrs read and poets listen
Fay Comptcn , Robert Speaight ,
James Stephens , Robert Nichols , and Thomas Hunt
Symphony No. 3, in E flat (The
Rhenish) played by BBC Northern Orchestra -
Leader, Laurance Turner
Guest conductor, Julius Harrison
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Reginald Burston with Jean Colin (soprano)
At the piano, Donald Edge
An adaptation by M. H. Allen of the poem by Alice Duer Miller
Susan ; John ; Lady Jean (his mother) ; Rosamond (his sister) ; Susan's father ; Three women ; and Two men
Produced by Val Gielgud
This romance and tragedy in rhyme of an American girl who married a young English squire at the beginning of the last war, and lost him at Douai-who grew to love her English mother-in-law, and, with the coming of the present war, had to endure the prospect of losing her son as she had lost his father. closes with the lines :
I am American bred,
I have seen much to hate here-much to forgive,
But in a world where England is finished and dead,
I do not wish to live.
The appealing part of the American girl and woman, Sue, was broadcast in America by an actress who was born in London-Lynn Fontaine ; it is to be broadcast here by an actress who was born in America.
A programme of quiet music played by The Chalumeau Ensemble