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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: BING TIME'

A weekly ration of records made by America's Crooner Number One

: 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

Freddy Grisewood talks about
' what's growing'

Contributors

Talks: Freddy Grisewood

: 'TUNES OF YESTERDAY'

' Here comes the band !
A programme of gramophone records presented by David Miller
Once a week, for twenty-six weeks, David Miller has come to the microphone with Tunes of Yesterday'. Today he does so for the last time, for this sometimes gay, sometimes nostalgic, but always original, series has come to an end. Although his main work at the BBC is concerned with larger productions, Miller says that no programmes have given him more pleasure than these, and he has himself been delighted at the volume of listener response.

Contributors

Presented By: David Miller
Unknown: David Miller

: MOLLY FORBES

at the theatre organ
Victor Herbert favourites :
March of the toys ; Indian summer ; A kiss in the dark ; Gypsy love song; Ah ! sweet mystery of life

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Herbert

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 1 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 6 of ' Each Returning Day'

: ' KING PINS OF COMEDY.'

No. 48-Reg Bolton
The interviewer, Wilfred Pickles
Produced by Richard North

Contributors

Produced By: Richard North

: ' WISE HOUSEKEEPING'

A magazine programme for women in which all aspects of running a home in wartime are discussed

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

A serial story, ' The Prince and the Pauper', adapted as a play by Rhoda Power
Episode 4—' Tom as King and the King as Foo Foo I '
While Tom Canty the pauper is living in the palace and acting as King in Edward's place, the real King, kidnapped from Miles Hendon's lodging, is once again among the beggars. He makes himself known but the beggars treat the matter as a joke, enthrone him on a barrel of ale, and crown him with a basin as Foo Foo I, King of the Mooncalves.

Contributors

Play By: Rhoda Power
Unknown: Foo Foo
Unknown: Tom Canty
Unknown: Foo Foo

: JAN HURST

and his Orchestra with Dorothy Megeney (soprano)

Contributors

Soprano: Dorothy Megeney

: ORGAN MUSIC

played by H. A. Bate

Contributors

Played By: H. A. Bate

: ' WORKS WONDERS '

-34
A lunch-time concert presented to their fellow workers by members of the staff of a large munition works
' somewhere in England '
Arranged and presented by Victor Smythe

Contributors

Presented By: Victor Smythe

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

A recording of last Saturday's broadcast by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: 'NONE BUT THE BRAVE DESERVES THE FAIR'

The fifth of a series of gramophone programmes presented by Sidney Harrison

Contributors

Presented By: Sidney Harrison

: FOR PETE'S SAKE'

with Pete Davis and the Scottish Variety Orchestra directed by Ronnie Munro
Presented by Tom Dawson

Contributors

Unknown: Pete Davis
Directed By: Ronnie Munro
Presented By: Tom Dawson

: 'SONGS OF THE BRIDE'

A cycle of six songs by Peter Cornelius
The myrtle
Love's recompense The night before Morning prayer
From the Song of Songs Fulfilment sung by Ethel Lyon (soprano)

Contributors

Songs By: Peter Cornelius
Sung By: Ethel Lyon

: ' THAT REMINDS ME '

Written by Charles Penrose with Clarence Wright
Jimmy Bond
John Duncan
Reginald Mitchell
Claude Pilgrim
Boris Pecker and Charles Penrose
A section of the BBC Revue
Orchestra
The show produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe

Contributors

Written By: Charles Penrose
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Unknown: Jimmy Bond
Unknown: John Duncan
Unknown: Reginald Mitchell
Unknown: Claude Pilgrim
Unknown: Boris Pecker
Unknown: Charles Penrose
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Reg Pursglove and his Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Reg Pursglove

: EVENSONG

from a Midland cathedral
Order of Service
Versicles and Responses Psalm 143
First Lesson : Isaiah 55
Magnificat (Sumsion in G)
Second Lesson: St. Luke 15, vv. 1-10
Nunc dimittis (Sumsion in G) Creed and Collects
Anthem : Rejoice in the Lord (Purcell)
Prayers
0 help us, Lord (A. and M. 279)

: 'THE OLD TOWN HALL'

(Second series, No. 16)
A weekly gathering of famous folk
Master of ceremonies, Clay Keyes
Richard Goolden as Old Ebenezer the night-watchman, with Gladys Keyes as Martha, his daughter
The musical newsreel
This week's famous visitor :
Tessie O'Shea and ' Can you beat the band ? '
The Town Hall Orchestra under the direction of Billy Ternent
Weekly meetings organised by Gladys and Clay Keyes and presented by Eric Spear
(A recording of last Thursday's broadcast)

Contributors

Unknown: Clay Keyes
Unknown: Richard Goolden
Unknown: Gladys Keyes
Unknown: Tessie O'Shea
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Unknown: Clay Keyes
Presented By: Eric Spear

: FATHER RAVEN'

A short story by A. E. Coppard read by John Glyn-Jones

Contributors

Story By: A. E. Coppard
Read By: John Glyn-Jones

: AWR Y PLANT

(Welsh Children's Hour)
' O Fis i Fis '
Cylchgrawn radio am y byd a'i bethau yn cynnwys sgyrsiau, storiau, cystadleuaethau a chaneuon

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Nursery rhymes and a story for the youngest ones
Songs and stories of a Scottish clan :
' Clan Elliot' devised by Helen Drever

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Drever

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: 'THE PROMENADERS' PROGRESS'—4

A musical adventure in six movements devised by Ronald Hilborne
' Uncle Edward.gives a party '

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Hilborne

: 'AFTER THE THEATRE'

by Anton Chekhov read by Winifred Craig

Contributors

Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Read By: Winifred Craig

: 'CEOL NAN EILEAN'

Orain lie le
Mairead NicDohnnchaidh
Main C. NicNiomhain
Gilebeart McPhail agus
Alasdair Suthurban
(Music of the Isles)

Contributors

Unknown: Gilebeart McPhail
Unknown: Alasdair Suthurban

: THE AUTHOR OF ' WAVERLEY

The story of Sir Walter Scott 's anonymous authorship of the Waverley Novels, his money troubles, and his struggle to pay off the debts in which he was involved by the failure of Ballantyne's
Based chiefly on his Journal ar.d Lockhart's Life, with James McKcch nie as Sir Walter Scott
Music by Ian Whyte
Produced by Robert Kemp <
The well-nigh incredible story of how Sir Walter Scott , bankrupt through years of social generosity and business carelessness, sat down, and, with his pen, earned something like £130,000 to pay off his debts, is one of the heroics of authorship. This evening you will hear how Scott, while searching for fishing tackie, discovered the discarded manuscript of ' Waverley ', and decided to complete it. The ' Waverley Novels ' which followed ' Waverley ' in rapid succession, were published anonymously, and their whole prodigious output set a new fashion in literature. Scott made money as no author had done before him, but careless expenditure ruined him. He wore himself out in a prodigious task but for which literature would have been very much the poorer.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Unknown: James McKcch
Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Music By: Ian Whyte
Produced By: Robert Kemp
Unknown: Sir Walter Scott

: ' HAPPY DAYS '

starring
Sarah Churchill and Vie Oliver with a famous ' guess ' star
' The private life of Vic Oliver ' and ' London sings '
Jay Wilbur and his Orchestra
Produced by Ronald Waldman

Contributors

Unknown: Sarah Churchill
Unknown: Vie Oliver
Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Jay Wilbur
Produced By: Ronald Waldman

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Laurance Turner
Conductor, Gideon Fagan
Leslie England (piano)

Contributors

Leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Gideon Fagan

: MELINGRIFFITH WORKS BAND

Conductor, T. J. Powell

Contributors

Conductor: T. J. Powell

: 'MUSIC ON THE MARCH'

This is a gramophone programme about marching. That is to say all the records are of either songs that men have marched to or music that has been written about pilgrimages and armies-sometimes about both at once, as in the hymnlike marches of the Amercan Civil War.

: 'WALT WHITMAN'

A reading from his-works by John Laurie

Contributors

Unknown: John Laurie

: HENRY HALL

and his Orchestra








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