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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Elsie Suddaby (soprano)

: Two Tunes

An interlude

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

A thought for today
The Bishop of Croydon

: NEWS

Details of some of today's broadcasts

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

The health point of view by a doctor

: WILLIAM REES

and the St. Annes Pier Orchestra

: ' LIGHT AIRS'

Easy, breezy tunes on gramophone records

: AL BOLLINGTON

at the theatre organ

: 'AT HOME TODAY'

A topical magazine programme

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

From p. 93 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 32 of ' Each Returning Day '

: Music While You Work

played by the Black Dyke Mills Band
Conductor, Arthur O. Pearce

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Current affairs

: ELISABETH SCHUMANN

(soprano) on gramophone records

: PIANO MUSIC

played by Joan Baker

Contributors

Played By: Joan Baker

: King-Pins of Comedy: No.45: Jack Train

The Interviewer, Wilfred Pickles
Produced by Richard North
In 'Itma' this most versatile kingpin of comedy was Fusspot, old Jollop, and the immortal Funf. He is 'Funfing' still in 'It's that Sand Again'. As he has shown repeatedly, in 'Adolph in Blunderland', in 'Airs and Disgraces', in 'Every-man Jack', and many another radio show since the war, he is the most resourceful of artists. He can twist his voice about so much that he can impersonate anybody he feels inclined to, and patter in a dozen languages. He is slight, dapper, lean, with dark hair that keeps its shiny neatness until he gives an impersonation of Hitler which invariably brings down the house.

Contributors

Subject: Jack Train
Interviewer: Wilfred Pickles
Producer: Richard North

: 'VICTORIAN SCHOOLDAYS'

by Walter D. Wright
From fiction and books of social history people today have a general idea of what Victorian schooling was like. These sources, however, do not always reveal such intimate understanding of the question as do the enquiring methods of Walter D. Wright.
Mr. Wright is a Staffordshire schoolmaster who has already broadcast on ' Schoolboy howlers ' and 'Things children say'. Recently he has been busy researching in old school log books, and from these he has pieced together a representative picture of Victorian schooldays from the viewpoint of the teacher in those times.

Contributors

Unknown: Walter D. Wright
Unknown: Walter D. Wright.

: 'HAPPY-GO-ROUND'

Magda Kun with Vera Lennox and Guy Verney in ' Foreign Correspondent' by Loftus Wigram
Charles Heslop
' Any answers ? '
' The musical zoo '
Magda breaks a record
This week's record star
Renara
The Revue Orchestra, leader Boris Pecker , under the direction of Hyam Greenbaum
Programme devised and presented by Eric Spear

Contributors

Unknown: Magda Kun
Unknown: Vera Lennox
Unknown: Guy Verney
Unknown: Loftus Wigram
Unknown: Charles Heslop
Leader: Boris Pecker
Unknown: Hyam Greenbaum
Presented By: Eric Spear

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: JOE LOSS

and his Band with Monte Rev , Bette Roberts ,
Bob Arden , and Irene Johnson

Contributors

Unknown: Monte Rev
Unknown: Bette Roberts
Unknown: Bob Arden
Unknown: Irene Johnson

: 'SWAN SONG'

A programme of gramophone records arranged by Harold Neden

Contributors

Arranged By: Harold Neden

: Music While You Work

played by the Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra
Conductor, William Pethers

Contributors

Conductor: William Pethers

: ' PAST DAYS IN SOUTH WALES'

Edith Picton-Turberville , O.B.B.

Contributors

Unknown: Edith Picton-Turberville

: CELLO SOLOS

played by Kathleen Moorhouse

Contributors

Played By: Kathleen Moorhouse

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Through-the-Looking-Glass ' by Lewis Carroll adapted as a dialogue story
Part 4—'The Lion and the Unicorn and the White Knight'
Cast : .-
5.55 Children's Hour Epilogue

Contributors

Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Alice: Beryl Laverick
White King: Ernest Jay
Haigha: Carleton Hobbs
Lion: Stephen Jack
Unicorn: Charles Mason
White Knight: Leslie French

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: 'THE WORLD GOES BY'

F- H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people in the news,
People talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain

Contributors

Unknown: H. Grisewood

: 'UNDER YOUR TIN HAT'

A weekly radio magazine for those who guard the homes of Britain, the Civil Defence Force
Musical items by A.F.S. and A.R.P. bands and choirs from all parts ot
Britain
. ' Salute to heroes '
Personal glimpses of the men and Women who have been awarded medals for bravery
' There's a chap at our post....'
Amusing and interesting people you'll find worth meeting
Plus songs and novelties by Civil
Defence amateurs and stars in the Force
Editors, Bill MacLurg and Howard Thomas

Contributors

Editors: Bill MacLurg
Editors: Howard Thomas

: A Social Charter: 2: What the Encyclical said about the State

A series of four talks on the Christian social doctrine, on the occasion of the jubilee of the Papal Encyclical 'The Condition of the Working Classes' (De Rerum Novarum)
The Rev. Father L. O'Hea , S.J., Secretary of the Catholic Social Guild

Contributors

Speaker: Rev. Father L. O'Hea

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

City of Birmingham Orchestra
Led by Ernest Element
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult From a Midland concert hall
Schubert's Symphony No. 9 in C has long been acknowledged the world over as one of the supreme masterpieces of symphonic music.
It owes something to Beethoven, yet differs fundamentally from his conception of the symphony. Beethoven's symphonies are essentially
.logical, tightly knit, epic ; Schi-bert s
'are wayward, loose, and essentially lyrical.
The C major is, in many ways the direct ancestor of the vast canvases of Bruckner and Mahler. It was certainly this symphony, a huge classical mould, filltd with a wealth of romantic improvisation, that served Bruckner as a model for what Brahms so unkindly described as his 'symphonic boaconstrictors
It was written a few months before Schubert died in 1828, and rehearsed in his lifetime but laid aside as too difficult. The first performance did not take place until
1839, when Mendelssohn conducted at a Gewandhaus concert in Leipzig.

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: Constance Cummings in 'THE WHITE CLIFFS'

An adaptation by M. H. Allen of the poem by Alice Duer Miller
Cast
Three women and two men
Produced by Val Gielgud

Contributors

Unknown: M. H. Allen
Unknown: Alice Duer Miller
Produced By: Val Gielgud
Susan (an American girl): Constance Cummings
John (a young Englishman): James McKechnie
Lady Jean (his mother): Gladys Young
Rosamund(his sister): Ellizabeth Scott
Susan's father: Finlay Currie

: Never be Surprised

Athene Seyler in the fifth edition of 'Never be Surprised'
A revue written by Phillip Leaver
Lyrics by James Dyrenforth and Phillip Leaver
Music by Kenneth Leslie-Smith
with John Carol, Adele Dixon, Charles Heslop, Kitty de Legh, Hugh Morton
BBC Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Reginald Smith

Contributors

Written By: Phillip Leaver
Unknown: James Dyrenforth
Unknown: Phillip Leaver
Music By: Kenneth Leslie-Smith
Unknown: John Carol
Unknown: Adele Dixon
Unknown: Charles Heslop
Unknown: Kitty de Legh
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By: Reginald Smith

: SEIRBHIS CHAIDHLIG

(A religious service in Gaelic)
Ordugh na
Seirbhise Salm cvii, 1-2 ; air fonn Coleshill Urnuigh
Leughadh: Isaiah xxxv
Salm xxv, 4-5 ; air fonn Torwood
An Searmon : An t-Urr. lain
MacShithich, M.A.,
Leite Salm lxxx, 17-18 ; air fonn Montrose Am beannachadh
Fear togail fuinn, Ailean MacRisnidh

Contributors

Unknown: Seirbhise Salm
Unknown: Coleshill Urnuigh
Unknown: Leite Salm
Unknown: Ailean MacRisnidh

: SONGS FROM FINLAND

sung by Florence Wiese (soprano)

Contributors

Soprano: Florence Wiese

: GERALDO

and his Orchestra with Dorothy Carless , Len Camber ,
Jackie Hunter , and George Evans

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Len Camber
Unknown: Jackie Hunter
Unknown: George Evans








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