and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Grace Moore in songs from her films
A thought for today
The Rev. Joseph McCulloch
Details of some of today's broadcasts
' The health point of view ' by Dr. Margaret Wright
at the theatre organ
The only organist that the Odeon, Leicester Square, has known since it was opened four years ago hails from Minnigafi, Galloway, and hence his signature tune, ' Bonnie Gallowa ' '. One of the first cinema organists to broadcast-he used to play in the 2LO days from the National Institute for the Blind-James Bell began his career, like so many of his colleagues, on a church organ, being taught by a blind organist whom he used to lead about. He was playing the organ at the parish church of Minnigaff at the age of ten.
Eight years later he was serving in the last war, first in the Royal Scots Regiment and then with the R.A.M.C. Demobilised, he became a student at the Royal College of Music, studying the organ under Sir Walter Parratt , the piano under Lloyd Powell, and conducting under Sir Adrian Boult.
Music from the London theatres on gramophone records
Duettists in rhythm on gramophone records
A topical magazine programme
News commentary and interlude
from p. 45 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 8 of Each Returning Day '
played by Primo Scala 's Accordion Band
Directed by Harry Bidgood
BBC Scottish Orchestra
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
A programme of gramophone records
Magda Kun with Vera Lennox and Guy Verney in ' Foreign Correspondent 1, by Loftus Wigram
Charles Heslop in a thrilling new serial
' Continued in our next ....'
The musical encyclopaedia
This week's record star
BBC Revue Orchestra, leader Boris Pecker , under the direction of Hyam Greenbaum
Programme devised and presented by Eric Spear
and his Concert Orchestra
Sonata for violin and piano in E flat
(K481) played by Thomas Matthews (violin) and Eileen Ralph (piano)
Thomas Matthews , who recently broadcast the Britten violin concerto, was a member of the Halle Orchestra before joining the BBC Northern Orchestra in 1934. He then formed his own light orchestra and broadcast his very popular ' Swift Serenade ' series which continued up to the war. He left the BBC Northern Orchestra in 1938 to become leader of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Eileen Ralph , his wife, was born in Perth, Australia. At the Royal Academy of Music she won distinctions for piano, singing, and composition.' She gave her first recital at the Wigmore Hall in 1934.
Conducted by Mr. J. L. Wallace (Soloist, L/c. T. Ferguson> )The regimental march : D'ye ken John Peel ?
Mr. J. L.
played by Falkman and his Apache Band
Sgwrs gan ferch sy'n gweithio ar y tir
(A talk in Welsh)
' Mr. Noah's holiday '
Another adventure of the citizens of Toytown, by S. G. Hulme-Beaman followed by Children's Hour Prayers
followed by National and Regional announcements
F. H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people in the news, people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain
A special Welsh edition of the weekly radio magazine for A.R.P., A.F.S.,
W.V.S., Fire guards, and all other
Civil Defence workers
Today ' Tin Hat' visits a city in Wales for entertainment for and by the men and women who are guarding the homes of Britain
' Salute to heroes '
Civil Defence artists, musicians, and bands
,The programme presented by Mai
Editors, Bill MacLurg and Howard Thomas
A talk on the contribution made by the Churches to community life in different parts of the world by the Rev. A. M. Chirgwin , General Secretary of the London Missionary
Rev. A. M.
Arthur Catterall (violin)
Antonia Butler (cello)
London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, George Stratton
Conducted by Basil Cameron
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
The story of The Firebird is based on a Russian legend. The Firebird flies through a glade in the forest. Prince Ivan pursues it to the gates of the enchanted castle of Kashchez, the magician and fiend. There he captures the Firebird, who offers him a golden feather, a magic protection in all times of danger.
In the castle gardens are thirteen princesses, captives of Kashchez. Ivan falls in love with one of them and they all dance until dawn. He tries to follow them into the castle but he is seized by the guards. He summons the Firebird, who throws all the inhabitants into a frantic dance and when they sink exhausted to the ground lulls them to sleep.
Ivan then gets hold of the magic egg in which the life of Kashchez is contained, smashes it, and the monster dies. All the captives are released and join in a joyous dance.
The Prince and Princess stand triumphant, surrounded by their court.
A play for broadcasting by G. R. Rainier
Al Webster , a young American ; Mr.
Webster, his father; Mrs. Webster, his mother; Bud, his friend; ' Lucky -Jim ' Hudson, Captain of a British merchantman ; Anne, his wife ; Mabel, Anne's sister ; Susan Harris , a naval officer's wife ; Colonel Miiller, a German intelligence officer ; Captain Feldmann, another German intelligence officer ; Admiral Stulcke, commanding U-boat base at Lorient; a U-boat commander.
Produced by Felix Felton
played by Harry Isaacs (piano)
Harry Isaacs entered the Royal Academy of Music when he was fifteen, having won the Macfarren scholarship for composition, and studied under Tobias Matthay and Frederick Corder. A professor and examiner at the Royal Academy, he went to Australia to examine in 1930, and was over in Canada in the summer of 1938 for the same purpose. While he was in Canada he broadcast in a sonata recital with the well-known violinist, De Rimen oczy. He first broadcast in this country in 1927.
A talk by George Blake ,
Tim Wright and his Band