and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Exercises for men
7.40 Exercises for women
A thought for today
The Rev. B. C. Plowright
Rev. B. C.
followed by Programme Parade
Details of some of today's broadcasts
as seen by a food demonstrator, Mrs.
Singing with swing
A programme of records presented by David Miller
Selection of classical waltzes
by W. E. Hopkin
News commentary and interlude
from p. 41 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 20 of ' Each Returning.Day '
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
' Developing Australia's tropics '
L. H. Pike , Agent-General for
A programme of gramophone records of music by Mozart
Presented by A. Hyatt King
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
A five-minute talk to the women behind the fighting line
Carola Cerf (contralto)
Edith Gunthorpe and Cecil Baumer
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
How brave men searched for an air route to America
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. ,
Harold Fairhurst (violin)
Leader, Harold F. Petts
Conductor, Ernest W. Goss
with Cavan O'Connor
Olive Lucius and Jack McCormick and his
Produced by Richard North
(Studio service in Welsh)
Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r Ilyfr 'Bob 1 Bore o Newydd '
' Once a month '
5.20 A magazine edited by Eileen Molony and John Keir Cross
' 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
followed by National and Regional announcements
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
' 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.
Chairman, Lionel Gamlin
Muir Mathieson , who arranged music for a lot of British film successes, is guest of the eveniqg. He will play as well as talk
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.
Admiral Sir Lionel Preston , K.C.B.
Isolde Menges (violin)
Beatrice Carrelle (violin) John Yewe Dyer (viola) Ivor James (violoncello)
Address by the Rev. H. Spencer Stanley
Leader, Laurance Turner
Guest conductor, Julius Harrison
A reading by Ellen Pollock
and his Band and the song of the nightingale from a Sussex wood