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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Elisabeth Welch , the coloured nightingale

Contributors

Unknown: Elisabeth Welch

: 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 '

: FILMUSIC'

Songs from the screen on gramophone records

: JOSEPH SEAL

at the theatre organ
Song hits, past and present

: SHORT MORNING SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS

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)
Prayer
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)
Blessing
Closing music

: ' WE LED THE WAY

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

Contributors

Unknown: Sir William Garforth

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 45 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 8 of ' Each Returning Day'

: ' BANKS AND BRAES '

Scottish themes on gramophone records
Presented by Elizabeth Adair

Contributors

Presented By: Elizabeth Adair

: HEALTH MAGAZINE

Topical notes on wartime health-mainly by doctors

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

11.0 Music and movement for infants
Ann Driver
11.20 Interval music
11.25 Speech training for Scottish schools
Anne H. McAllister D.Sc.
11.45 Talks for sixth forms
Current affairs
Sir Frederick Whyte , K.C.S.I.

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Driver
Unknown: Anne H. McAllister
Unknown: Sir Frederick Whyte

: 'EVERYBODY'S SCRAPBOOK'

An album of things worth remembering in these present times, presented by Leslie Baily and Francis Worsley
(A recording of last Sunday's broadcast)

Contributors

Presented By: Leslie Baily
Presented By: Francis Worsley

: DON COSSACKS CHOIR

conducted by Serge Jaroff on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Serge Jaroff

: WEEK-END GARDENING

Being a bulletin prepared by the Royal Horticultural Society for English gardeners and by the Scottish Gardens and Allotments Committee for those in Scotland

: LUNCH-HOUR CONCERT

From a West-Country concert hall
Norman Walker (baritone)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Wagner concert
ORCHESTRA
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.

Contributors

Baritone: Norman Walker
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Norman Walker
Unknown: Norman Walker
Unknown: Jem Slo
Unknown: Lorna Doone.

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

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
Ronald Biggs
Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony,
Second movement

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Biggs

: Music While You Work

played by Stanley Tudor at the theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Stanley Tudor

: ' WITH NOVELTY ACCOMPANIMENT'

Vocal records featuring star jazz instrumentalists, arranged by B. M. Lytton-Edwards

Contributors

Arranged By: B. M. Lytton-Edwards

: BEETHOVEN

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.

Contributors

Violin: Leonard Hirsch
Viola: Norina Semino
Piano: John Pauer
Unknown: Archduke Rudolf

: 'TALKING IT OVER'

A temporary Civil Servant looks at her colleagues
Gladys Burlton

Contributors

Unknown: Gladys Burlton

: ' LETTING IN THE JUNGLE '

Adapted from Rudyard Kipling 's Jungle story and produced by Maurice Brown
Cast : and villagers, wolves, and elephants

Contributors

Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Produced By: Maurice Brown
Mowgli: Robert Holland
Father Wolf: Carl Bernard
Mother Wolf: Dorothy Green
Baleo: Bryan Powley
Bagheera: Malcolm Graeme
Gray Brother: John Bryning
Akela: Fred O'Donovan
Messua: Betty Hardy
Man: Antony Holies
Hathi: Arthur Young
Story-teller: Cecil Trouncer

: 'YR HEN DDAFYDD'

Sgwrs gan Meuryn
(A talk in Welsh)

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' The Great Toytown War ' by S. G. Hulme-Beaman

Contributors

Unknown: S. G. Hulme-Beaman

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: BOOKS AND READING

' Rudyard Kipling -the man and his books, by Edward Shanks

Contributors

Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Edward Shanks

: 'FUN FARE'

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

Contributors

Written By: Reginald Purdell
Music By: Michael North
Unknown: Dick Francis
Unknown: Jacques Brown
Unknown: Bettie Bucknelle
Unknown: Reginald Purdell
Conducted By: Billy Terncnt
Produced By: Gordon Crier

: Bird Song

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.

Contributors

Presenter: Peter Sherlock

: 'WELL VERSED'

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

Contributors

Unknown: Fay Comptcn
Unknown: Robert Speaight
Unknown: James Stephens
Unknown: Robert Nichols
Unknown: Thomas Hunt

: SCHUMANN

Overture: Manfred
Symphony No. 3, in E flat (The
Rhenish) played by BBC Northern Orchestra -
Leader, Laurance Turner
Guest conductor, Julius Harrison

Contributors

Leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Guest Conductor,
Conductor: Julius Harrison

: BBC THEATRE ORCHESTRA

Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Reginald Burston with Jean Colin (soprano)
At the piano, Donald Edge

Contributors

Leader: Tate Gilder
Conducted By: Reginald Burston
Soprano: Jean Colin
Piano: Donald Edge

: Constance Cummings in 'THE WHITE CLIFFS'

An adaptation by M. H. Allen of the poem by Alice Duer Miller
Characters :
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.

Contributors

Unknown: M. H. Allen
Unknown: Alice Duer Miller
Produced By: Val Gielgud

: 'AND SO TO BED'

A programme of quiet music played by The Chalumeau Ensemble

: HENRY HALL

and his Orchestra








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