and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
A weekly ration of records made by America's Crooner Number One
A thought for today
The Rev. Joseph McCulloch
Details of some of today's broadcasts
Freddy Grisewood talks about
' what's growing'
' 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.
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
News commentary and interlude
from p. 1 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 6 of ' Each Returning Day'
No. 48-Reg Bolton
The interviewer, Wilfred Pickles
Produced by Richard North
A magazine programme for women in which all aspects of running a home in wartime are discussed
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.
and his Orchestra with Dorothy Megeney (soprano)
played by H. A. Bate
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
A recording of last Saturday's broadcast by Alistair Cooke
The fifth of a series of gramophone programmes presented by Sidney Harrison
with Pete Davis and the Scottish Variety Orchestra directed by Ronnie Munro
Presented by Tom Dawson
A cycle of six songs by Peter Cornelius
Love's recompense The night before Morning prayer
From the Song of Songs Fulfilment sung by Ethel Lyon (soprano)
Written by Charles Penrose with Clarence Wright
Boris Pecker and Charles Penrose
A section of the BBC Revue
The show produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe
played by Reg Pursglove and his Orchestra
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)
0 help us, Lord (A. and M. 279)
(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)
A short story by A. E. Coppard read by John Glyn-Jones
(Welsh Children's Hour)
' O Fis i Fis '
Cylchgrawn radio am y byd a'i bethau yn cynnwys sgyrsiau, storiau, cystadleuaethau a chaneuon
Nursery rhymes and a story for the youngest ones
Songs and stories of a Scottish clan :
' Clan Elliot' devised by Helen Drever
followed by National and Regional announcements
A musical adventure in six movements devised by Ronald Hilborne
' Uncle Edward.gives a party '
by Anton Chekhov read by Winifred Craig
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Main C. NicNiomhain
Gilebeart McPhail agus
(Music of the Isles)
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.
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
Leader, Laurance Turner
Conductor, Gideon Fagan
Leslie England (piano)
Conductor, T. J. Powell
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.
A reading from his-works by John Laurie