and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Fray and Braggiotti, the American pianists
A thought for today
The Rev. Joseph McCulloch
Details of some of today's broadcasts
This week's posers
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
Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater
News commentary and interlude
from p. 73 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 64 of ' Each Returning Day '
played by Jack Leon and his Orchestra
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.)
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.
with Jimmie Leach , Harry Farmer , and Leslie Jessop in music and song that sways the ' Organola ' way
Vocalist, Peggy-Bailey Compere, David Miller
(A recording of yesterday's broadcast)
followed by a recording of last night's postscript
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 '.
played by Sam Rogers and his "Orchestra
-in peace and war
A reminiscence by Gilbert Moseley
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
.A tea-time concert presented to their fellow workers by members of the staff of<a large works ' somewhere in Wales'
Rhaglen ysgafn gan W. D. Williams
Y cyfarwyddo gan Sam Jones (A light programme in Welsh)
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
followed by National and Regional announcements
London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, George Stratton
Conducted by Sir Henry Wood
Symphony No. 6, in B minor
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.
A broadcast depicting members of the W.A.A.F. at work at an aerodrome somewhere in Britain
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
' May we introduce ... ? '
Presented by Leonard Urry and compered by ' Quiz '
Singing commeres, the Three Chimes
The Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Ternent
by Anton Chekhov
A play about country life in Russia at the end of the last century, translated into English by Constance Garnett
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.
Sonya, his niece:
Alexander, a retired professor:
Helena, his wife:
Marya, his mother-in-law:
Astrov, a doctor:
Ilya, an impoverished landowner:
Marina, an old nurse:
A story for radio by Jack Jones , read by the author
and his Orchestra with Dorothy Carless , Len Camber ,
Jackie Hunter , and George Evans