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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Fray and Braggiotti, the American pianists

: TWO TUNES

An interlude

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A thought for today
The Rev. Joseph McCulloch

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Joseph McCulloch

: NEWS Programme Parade

Details of some of today's broadcasts

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

This week's posers
Mrs. Robins

: 'MONDAY MORNING MEDLEY'

A mixed choice of records
The high spot will be the Coleridge-Taylor ' Otello ' suite played by the New Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Dr. Malcolm Sargent

Contributors

Conducted By: Dr. Malcolm Sargent

: ROBINSON CLEAVER

at the theatre organ

: BBC SALON ORCHESTRA

Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater

Contributors

Leader: Jean Pougnet
Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 73 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 64 of ' Each Returning Day '

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Jack Leon and his Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Jack Leon

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Singing together by Herbert Wiseman
Sir Eglamore (English folk song)
I will give my love an apple (English song)
The cobbler and the crow (trad.)

Contributors

Unknown: Herbert Wiseman

: HAROLD COLLINS

and his Orchestra with Raymond Newell (baritone)
Harold Collins fornjed his orchestra five years ago, when he was appointed director of music at the Lewisham Hippodrome and musical adviser to a large chain of theatres under the same directorate.
Previously, for four years, he was at the Plymouth Palace and gave' many broadcasts from there. He has been through every branch of the musical business from concert - party to grand opera, and, like Charles Shadwell , was for some years with Archie Pitt.

Contributors

Baritone: Raymond Newell
Unknown: Harold Collins
Unknown: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Archie Pitt.

: ' ORGAMOLA'

with Jimmie Leach , Harry Farmer , and Leslie Jessop in music and song that sways the ' Organola ' way
Vocalist, Peggy-Bailey Compere, David Miller

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmie Leach
Unknown: Harry Farmer
Unknown: Leslie Jessop
Unknown: David Miller

: Any Questions?

(A recording of yesterday's broadcast)

: NEWS

followed by a recording of last night's postscript

: MUSIC FOR TWO PIANOS'

played by Lucy Pierce and John Brennan
Debussy's ' En blanc et noir' are three ' caprices in black and white ' for two pianos, which were composed in 1915, during the last war. They differ in style, and each is independent of the others, but all are coloured with patriotic feeling.
The first is prefaced with a short verse taken from Gounod's Romeo and Juliet, and seems here to bear some ironical allusion to non-combatants. The second piece bears the inscription of the envoi from Villon's ' Ballad against the enemies of France', and is dedicated to a young officer killed in action. The third piece is dedicated to Igor Stravinsky. It is prefaced with a line from a poem by Charles d'Orleans, which reads ' Yver, you are nothing but a knave '.

Contributors

Played By: Lucy Pierce
Played By: John Brennan
Unknown: Igor Stravinsky.

: JACK PAYNE

with his Orchestra

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Sam Rogers and his "Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Sam Rogers

: 'A COUNTRY COALMINE'

-in peace and war
A reminiscence by Gilbert Moseley

Contributors

Unknown: Gilbert Moseley

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: FACTORY CONCERT

.A tea-time concert presented to their fellow workers by members of the staff of<a large works ' somewhere in Wales'

: ' GALWAD I GOLWYN'

Rhaglen ysgafn gan W. D. Williams
Y cyfarwyddo gan Sam Jones (A light programme in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: W. D. Williams
Unknown: Sam Jones

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5,20 Listen to some Irish dance / tunes played by the Irish Rhythms Orchestra, conducted by David Curry with songs by The Lisadell Trio and a story
' Shamus O'Shaughnessy 's gold ', by Nora E. Pitt , told by Frank Reynolds
5.45 David Seth-Smith , the Zoo
Man

Contributors

Conducted By: David Curry
Unknown: Shamus O'Shaughnessy
Unknown: Nora E. Pitt
Told By: Frank Reynolds
Told By: David Seth-Smith

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: PROMENADE CONCERT

London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, George Stratton
Conducted by Sir Henry Wood
Tchaikovsky
Marche slave
Symphony No. 6, in B minor
(Pathetique)
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Tchaikovsky's Sixth, and last, Symphony was conceived in the winter of 1892-3, and the title ' Pathetic ' was given to it after its first performance.
Tchaikovsky himself called this symphony a programme symphony. ' I have got hold ', he wrote, ' of the idea for a new symphony. This time a programme-symphony, but with a programme that shall remain an enigma for everyone-let them puzzle their heads over it.'
However, the enigma was solved a few years ago, when a paper outlining the plan of the symphony was found in Tchaikovsky's old home. Briefly the line is : Active life — love—disappointment—death.
*By a striking coincidence the symphony was first performed on October 28, only nine days before the composer's death.

Contributors

Leader: George Stratton
Conducted By: Sir Henry Wood
Unknown: Albert Hall

: AIR-WOMEN

A broadcast depicting members of the W.A.A.F. at work at an aerodrome somewhere in Britain

: MONDAY NIGHT AT EIGHT '

Presented by Harry S. Pepper and Ronald Waldman
The Henderson Twins
' Calling X2 '
The nineteenth of a series of counterespionage adventures written by Ernest Dudley , with Jack Melford as British Agent X2
' Something old-something new ' Famous song-writers then and now
Uriel Porter
Puzzle Corner
'S.O.S. Sally'
' May we introduce ... ? '
Presented by Leonard Urry and compered by ' Quiz '
Singing commeres, the Three Chimes
The Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Ternent

Contributors

Presented By: Harry S. Pepper
Presented By: Ronald Waldman
Written By: Ernest Dudley
Unknown: Jack Melford
Presented By: Leonard Urry
Conducted By: Billy Ternent

: ' UNCLE VANYA'

by Anton Chekhov
A play about country life in Russia at the end of the last century, translated into English by Constance Garnett
Cast :
Produced by Barbara Burnham
Chekhov has often been called the, ' playwright of farewells '. Time and again, into the strange background of provincial life in nineteenth-century Russia, come visitors from other parts. They stay for a while, produce their effect, and then—say farewell. So is it* with Uncle Vanya. Its tragedy throughout is of those who have been left behind. There is bitterness in the play, profound beauty, and, all the time, that sense of human suffering which is so characteristic of Chekhov.
Like The Cherry Orchard, The
Three Sisters, and A Month in the Country. Uncle Vanya has been frequently performed in this country, and in tonight's production you can be sure of hearing not only a great play, but a series of deeply touching truths.

Contributors

Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: Constance Garnett
Produced By: Barbara Burnham
Uncle Vanya: Robert Farquharson
Sonya, his niece: Catherine Lacey
Alexander, a retired professor: Cecil Trouncer
Helena, his wife: Lydia Sherwood
Marya, his mother-in-law: Dorothy Green
Astrov, a doctor: Cyril Gardiner
Ilya, an impoverished landowner: Arthur Young
Marina, an old nurse: Betty Hardy

: 'NOT A LEG TO STAND ON'

A story for radio by Jack Jones , read by the author

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Jones

: 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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