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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Alfred Piccaver , the operatic tenor

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Piccaver

: 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' cf 'The
Black Dog'

: ' RHYTHM ON RECORDS'

From Waltz to Conga

: BBC SALON ORCHESTRA

Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater

Contributors

Leader: Jean Pougnet
Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

: ' SHOW TUNES'

Music from the London theatres on gramophone records

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 85 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 10 of 'Each Returning Day'

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Percival Mackey and his Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Percival MacKey

: 'GARDENING WITHOUT GARDENS'

A talk by Ian Finlay

Contributors

Talk By: Ian Finlay

: HANDEL AND BACH

played by BBC Scottish Orchestra
Leader, J. Mculand Begbie
Conductor, Ian Whyte

Contributors

Leader: J. McUland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: 'MAISIE—GAY ! '—5

A talk for those who can't be up and doing
Presented by Eric Fawcett

Contributors

Presented By: Eric Fawcett

: ROBIN RICHMOND

at the theatre organ
Avalon

: FACTORY CANTEEN

War-workers take the stage at an armament factory somewhere in England

: ' BACKS TO THE LAND '

' Pigeons race again ' by Major W. H. Osman
The Editor of The Racing Pigeon will discuss the preparation for racing in wartime, feeding-stuff, and substitutes such as ivy berries, and the best ways to get pigeons trained for the short distances they are likely to have to cover when on duty with the Home Guard and other Services.
Pigeon-fans who have not yet had
'Squills Stud Book ' for 1941 will be glad to know that it has Keen newly-bound and is on sale again. They will need no telling that this invaluable training and race-record register is compiled by Squills, but some of them may not know how Major Osman came by his pen-name. His father, when a young man, was asked to name a cure for roup in pigeons. Remembering that Syrup of Squills was a treatment for croup in children, he recommended it. It was so successful that he was nicknamed ' Squills ' and used it as his pen-name, which his son duly used in his turn.

Contributors

Unknown: Major W. H. Osman

: MUSIC FOR TWO PIANOS

played by John Tobin and Tilly Connely

Contributors

Played By: John Tobin
Played By: Tilly Connely

: *RE(A)D LETTER DAYS'

Letters old and new, opened by: Helen Clare , Henry Cummings Betty Huntley-Wright , Dick Francis ,
Margaret Eaves , Clarence Wright
BBC Revue Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Compiled by Clarence Wright
Produced by Harry S. Pepper
[Home Service continued overleaf

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Henry Cummings
Unknown: Betty Huntley-Wright
Unknown: Dick Francis
Unknown: Margaret Eaves
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper

: 'HIAWATHA'S WEDDING' and 'THE DEATH OF MINNEHAHA'

Part 1 and 2 of Longfellow's ' Scenes from the Song of Hiawatha ', set to music by'S. Coleridge-Taylor
Ruth Naylor (soprano)
Henry Wendon (tenor)
Henry Gill (baritone)
The Goldsmiths' Choral Union and the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Thomas Matthews
Conducted by Frederick Haggis
It was the appearance of the first part of Hiawatha, in 1898, which spread Coleridge-Taylor's fame all over the English-speaking world, and as it was the composer's first really important success, so it has remained the most popular of all his music.
In its vivid and yet simple rhythm, its fresh and natural melody, and the warmth of its orchestral treatment, the music is obviously ideally mated with Longfellow's poem. The ' Wedding Feast ' was first performed at a concert at the Royal College of Music, while Coleridge-Taylor was still a student, the second part, ' The Death of Minnehaha ', appearing a year later at a North Staffordshire Festival. ' Hiawatha's Departure ', which completes the trilogy, was first given by the Royal Choral Society in London in the' spring of 1900.

Contributors

Soprano: Ruth Naylor
Tenor: Henry Wendon
Baritone: Henry Gill
Leader: Thomas Matthews
Conducted By: Frederick Haggis

: SATURDAY DIVERSION-5

(New edition)
A prograrrrfne featuring Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel
Orpheans including
Daphne and Jack Barker those famous cabaret stars
' Gertie, the girt on the spot ' a modern melodrama in one act
' Across the table ' a topical discussion between two well-known personalities
A guest artist from one of the Forces
' You call the tune ' a Carroll Gibbons piano feature
' Transatlantic tease time ' well-known personalities from both sides of the Atlantic and ' Accent on love ' featuring Anne Lenner
Compere, William Gates
Produced by Douglas Lawrence

Contributors

Unknown: Carroll Gibbons
Unknown: Jack Barker
Piano: Carroll Gibbons
Unknown: Anne Lenner
Unknown: William Gates
Produced By: Douglas Lawrence

: 'STAND TO!'

Outside broadcasts depicting units of the British Army in training
No. 3-An infantry exercise at a military centre

: 'BEIRDD FFAIR RHOS'

Baledi a cherddi o Siop y Crydd
Rhaglen o ganu ac adrodd
(Welsh light programme)

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Saturday matinée'
Join us at our children's theatre to hear ' Packy and the policeman ', a thriller sketch by Franklyn Kelsey
' Fable time ', a musical cartoon by Lyn Joshua and Mai Jones
'Pléase, Mr. Popcorn', a comedy sketch by Dorothy Worsley
'Pleased to meet you ', an item by our visitor of the month and songs by the Rainbow Singers
Lyn will be there to introduce the artists, and the programme will be produced by Enid

Contributors

Unknown: Franklyn Kelsey
Unknown: Lyn Joshua
Unknown: Dorothy Worsley

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: IN TOWN TONIGHT'

Once again we stop the London traffic to bring to you some of the interesting people who are ' In Town
Tonight'
Introducing personalities from every walk of life
Edited and produced by C. F. Meehan
(A recording of this programme will be broadcast tomorrow at 11.0 a.m.)

Contributors

Produced By: C. F. Meehan

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

by Megan Lloyd George , M.P.
The younger daughter of one of the world's great men is Vice-President of the Liberal Party Organisation and a Member of the League of Nations Union Executive Committee. She was President of the Women's Liberal Federation from 1936 to 1937, and has represented Anglesey in the House of Commons as an Independent Liberal since 1931.

Contributors

Unknown: Megan Lloyd George

: ' BROTHERS-IN-ARMS

The story of the peoples of the British Commonwealth at war May,
1940-May, 1941
Prologue: Empire Day, 1940. 'We are brothers-in-arms '
Dunkirk-spring, 1940
The awakening after Dunkirk-early summer, 1940
The coming together of the Empire
Forces-summer, 1940
The Battle of Britain-late summer and autumn, 1940
Counter-attack in the Mediterranean and in Africa-winter, 1940
The Battle of the Seas-winter and spring, 1941
Epilogue: Empire Day, 1941. 'The sea made us and the sea will keep us '

: Empire Day Concert

BBC Chorus (Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Orchestra (Section A) Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood and Sir George Dyson
Sir George Dyson's new part song 'Motherland' was specially commissioned by the BBC. It is a setting of William Watson's poem 'England and her Colonies', which was written in 1892. The words are singularly appropriate today, invoking the Empire as 'Children of Britain's island-breed, To whom the Mother in her need, Perchance may one day call'.

Trumpet voluntary - Purcell, arr. Wood
CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA Unison song: Motherland - Dyson
(First performance: conducted by the composer) -
ORCHESTRA Fantasia on British sea-songs - arr. Henry 7. Wood
Colonial song - Grainger
CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA God save the King - arr. Elgar

Contributors

Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Composer: Sir George Dyson
From a poem by: William Watson

: 'BEGONE, CULL CARE!'

A programme of gramophone records presented by Scott Goddard

Contributors

Presented By: Scott Goddard

: OSCAR RABIN

and his Band and the song of the nightingale from a Sussex wood








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