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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Mickey Mouse

: UP IN-THE MORNING EARLY

Exercises for men
7.40 Exercises for women

: TWO TUNES

An Interlude

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A thought for today
The Rev. B. C. Plowpght

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. B. C. Plowpght

: NEWS

followed by Programme Parade
Details of some of today's broadcasts

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

as seen by a food demonstrator, Mrs.
Ycomans

: 'TUNES OF YESTERDAY'

Singing with swing
A programme of records presented by David Miller

Contributors

Presented By: David Miller

: TUDOR SEXTET

Selection of classical waltzes

: HEARTSEASE

by W. E. Hopkin

Contributors

Unknown: W. E. Hopkin

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the theatre organ

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 41 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 20 of ' Each Returning.Day '

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

to records in dance time

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

11.0 The music shop
' The brass band rehearsal'
Written by Denis Wright and John Horton
The Chanton Corporation Brass
Band tackles a new piece
11.20 Intermediate French by Jean-Jacques Oberlin and Yvonne Oberlin
' Seul'a travers l'Atlantique'
Les avehtures d'un marin francais
11.40 Australia
' Developing Australia's tropics '
L. H. Pike , Agent-General for
Queensland

Contributors

Written By: Denis Wright
Written By: John Horton
Unknown: Jean-Jacques OBErlin
Unknown: Yvonne OBErlin
Unknown: L. H. Pike

: STAR VARIATIONS

A programme of gramophone records of music by Mozart
Presented by A. Hyatt King

Contributors

Presented By: A. Hyatt King

: 'OVER THE RAINBOW'

Songs from the cartoon films with Gwladys Gimlett , Frank Davey ,
Lyn Joshua , and the Rainbow Singers
The Welsh Salon Orchestra
Conducted by Idris Lewis
Presented by Mai Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Gwladys Gimlett
Unknown: Frank Davey
Unknown: Lyn Joshua
Conducted By: Idris Lewis
Presented By: Mai Jones

: ' CALLING ALL WOMEN'

A five-minute talk to the women behind the fighting line

: LUNCH-TIME MUSIC

Carola Cerf (contralto)
Edith Gunthorpe and Cecil Baumer
(two pianos)

Contributors

Contralto: Carola Cerf
Contralto: Edith Gunthorpe
Contralto: Cecil Baumer

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

2.0 Nature study
' Along the river bank ' by A. Scott Kennedy
2.15 Interval music
2.20 Physical training
(for use in classrooms) by Edith Dowling
2.35 Interval music
2.40 British history
'Ice-cap'
How brave men searched for an air route to America

Contributors

Unknown: A. Scott Kennedy
Unknown: Edith Dowling

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Harry Fryer and his Orchestra
As a lad in Sunderland Harry Fryer started his musical career by playing the piano in a local cinema. Eighteen years ago he joined the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, for whom he worked for over twelve, years, ending up in the position of musical director at the Tivoli cinema in the Strand. Later he succeeded Louis Levy at the Shepherd's Bush Pavilion, where he gave over two hundred broadcasts. After touring various Paramount theatres for three years he took his orchestra to the Chiswick Empire some three years ago. ,

Contributors

Played By: Harry Fryer
Unknown: Harry Fryer
Unknown: Louis Levy

: TORQUAY MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Harold Fairhurst (violin)
Leader, Harold F. Petts
Conductor, Ernest W. Goss

Contributors

Violin: Harold Fairhurst
Leader: Harold F. Petts
Conductor: Ernest W. Goss

: ' WHAT I'M READING NOW'

Viola Garvin

Contributors

Viola: Garvin

: ' VARIE-TEA

with Cavan O'Connor
Violet Carson
Joan Blackmort
Olive Lucius and Jack McCormick and his
Ambassadors
Produced by Richard North

Contributors

Unknown: Cavan O'Connor
Unknown: Violet Carson
Unknown: Joan Blackmort
Unknown: Olive Lucius
Unknown: Jack McCormick
Produced By: Richard North

: GWASANAETH GOSBER

(Studio service in Welsh)
Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r Ilyfr 'Bob 1 Bore o Newydd '

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Once a month '
5.20 A magazine edited by Eileen Molony and John Keir Cross
Contents:
' The odd minute ' more problems . and catches by Professor Goodley Heddall
' The night sky in May ' by the ' Star-gazer '
' Young artists '—Past and present
'Do you know ? ' by Frank Gillard
' John and Mr. Jamtrack'—Part 3 in our five-minute thriller
5,55 Children's Hour Epilogue

Contributors

Edited By: Eileen Molony
Edited By: John Keir Cross
Unknown: Professor Goodley Heddall
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: 'HOWDY FOLKS!

Fourth edition: All brand new ' with Kenway and Young, Eric Barker , Hugh Morton , Ian Sadler , Helen Clare , Clarence Wright , BBC Revue Chorus, and BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles. Shadwell
Sketches written by Douglas Young and Eric Barker
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Written By: Douglas Young
Written By: Eric Barker
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: FARMING TODAY

' New ways in Dorset' by T. S. Hooper and Ralph Wightman
T. S. Hooper , who runs a large dairy herd and a flock of Dorset Down ewes, has proved for himself the value of silage as a wartime substitute for the imported feeding stuffs which are in short supply. He is also a great believer in short-term leys of grass* and clover, which have helped to increase the production from his farm.
* Ralph Wightman comes of a - Dorset farming family and is also well known to West Country listeners as a sound adviser on farming matters.

Contributors

Unknown: T. S. Hooper
Unknown: Ralph Wightman
Unknown: T. S. Hooper
Unknown: Ralph Wightman

: EIGHTEEN AND UNDER CLUB

Chairman, Lionel Gamlin
Film music
Muir Mathieson , who arranged music for a lot of British film successes, is guest of the eveniqg. He will play as well as talk

Contributors

Unknown: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: Muir Mathieson

: ' OPERATION DYNAMO'

The story of the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from
Dunkirk from May 26 to June 3, 1940, by 'the Royal Navy, the Merchant Navy, and civilian volunteers
Based on ' The Nine Days Wonder ' by John Masefield
Arranged by Robert Kemp
Produced by John Cheatle
' Our Army did not save -Belgium ; that is a little matter compared with the great matter, that it tried to.- In the effort it lost thirty thousand men, all its transport, all its guns, all its illusions ; it never lost its heart. The Nation said to those men, m effect: Hold on ; we will get you away ". They held on, and we got them away.'
So writes the Poet Laureate in his tale of the evacuation of Dunkirk-a tale commemorating for all time the doggedness and patience of simple men waiting to be lifted from a rain of death, of incredible
. feats by, sailors, of individual acts of heroism passing belief. ' They held on, and we got them away '-to the number of 316,663.

Contributors

Unknown: John Masefield
Arranged By: Robert Kemp
Produced By: John Cheatle

: WAR COMMENTARY

Admiral Sir Lionel Preston , K.C.B.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Lionel Preston

: MENGES STRING QUARTET

Isolde Menges (violin)
Beatrice Carrelle (violin) John Yewe Dyer (viola) Ivor James (violoncello)

Contributors

Violin: Beatrice Carrelle
Viola: John Yewe Dyer
Viola: Ivor James

: A Short Mid-Week Service

Address by the Rev. H. Spencer Stanley

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. H. Spencer

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Laurance Turner
Guest conductor, Julius Harrison

Contributors

Leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Julius Harrison

: FIVE MINUTES OF VERSE

A reading by Ellen Pollock
•\

Contributors

Reading By: Ellen Pollock

: BILLY COTTON

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








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