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: News

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Grace Moore in songs from her films

Contributors

Unknown: Grace Moore

: 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

' The health point of view ' by Dr. Margaret Wright

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Margaret Wright

: JAMES BELL

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.

Contributors

Unknown: Bonnie Gallowa
Unknown: James Bell
Unknown: Walter Parratt
Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult.

: 'SHOW TUNES'

Music from the London theatres on gramophone records

: REGINALD KING

and his Quartet

: ' TWO'S HARMONY '

Duettists in rhythm on gramophone records

: AT HOME TODAY

A topical magazine programme

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 45 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 8 of Each Returning Day '

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Primo Scala 's Accordion Band
Directed by Harry Bidgood

Contributors

Played By: Primo Scala
Directed By: Harry Bidgood

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Current affairs

: 'ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE '—5

BBC Scottish Orchestra
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: ' UNDER THE GREENWaOD TREE'

A programme of gramophone records

: HAPPY-GO-ROUND '

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
Barbara Mullen
BBC Revue Orchestra, leader Boris Pecker , under the direction of Hyam Greenbaum
Programme devised and presented by Eric Spear

Contributors

Unknown: Magda Kun
Unknown: Vera Lennox
Unknown: Guy Verney
Unknown: Loftus Wigram
Unknown: Charles Heslop
Unknown: Barbara Mullen
Leader: Boris Pecker
Unknown: Hyam Greenbaum
Presented By: Eric Spear

: PETER YORKE

and his Concert Orchestra

: MOZART

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.

Contributors

Violin: Thomas Matthews
Violin: Eileen Ralph
Piano: Thomas Matthews
Unknown: Eileen Ralph

: Band of the BORDER REGIMENT

Conducted by Mr. J. L. Wallace (Soloist, L/c. T. Ferguson> )The regimental march : D'ye ken John Peel ?

Contributors

Conducted By: Mr. J. L. Wallace
Soloist: L/c. T. Ferguson>

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Falkman and his Apache Band

: ' GWAS FFARM FFASIWN NEWYDD '

Sgwrs gan ferch sy'n gweithio ar y tir
(A talk in Welsh)

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Mr. Noah's holiday '
Another adventure of the citizens of Toytown, by S. G. Hulme-Beaman followed by Children's Hour Prayers

Contributors

Unknown: S. G. Hulme-Beaman

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: THE WORLD GOES-BY '

F. H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people in the news, people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain

Contributors

Unknown: F. H. Grisewood

: UNDER YOUR TIN HAT'

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
Jones
Editors, Bill MacLurg and Howard Thomas

Contributors

Editors: Bill MacLurg
Editors: Howard Thomas

: ' THE CHURCHES AND THE COMMUNITY'

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
Society

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. A. M. Chirgwin

: Promenade Concert

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.

Contributors

Violin: Arthur Catterall
Cello: Antonia Butler
Leader: George Stratton
Conducted By: Basil Cameron
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall

: 'THE NEWS LEAKED OUT'

A play for broadcasting by G. R. Rainier
Characters :
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

Contributors

Broadcasting By: G. R. Rainier
Unknown: Al Webster
Unknown: Susan Harris
Produced By: Felix Felton

: PIANO SOLOS

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.

Contributors

Piano: Harry Isaacs
Piano: Harry Isaacs
Unknown: Tobias Matthay
Unknown: Frederick Corder.
Violinist: De Rimen

: ' NORTH OF THE TWEED"

A talk by George Blake ,

Contributors

Talk By: George Blake

: SCOTTISH DANCE MUSIC

Tim Wright and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Tim Wright

: HENRY HALL

and his Orchestra








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