and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Ethel Waters, coloured vocalist
Popular artists and bands fall in for your entertainment on gramophone records
A thought for today
The Rev. M. R. Ridley
Rev. M. R.
Details of some of today's broadcasts
Food Advice Centres and the Ministry of Food debate the week's main questions
A mixed choice of records
The high spot will be Three Shades of Blue-Indigo, Alice Blue , and Heliotrope
Played by Paul Whiteman and his
( Concert Orchestra
at the theatre organ
When he was six years old Donald Thorne joined the choir of St.
Mark's Church, Clerkenwell, arid very soon knew all the hymn tunes by heart. At the age of fourteen he was appointed organist. Since he first won his spurs in the West-End of London, he has been responsible for arranging many of the big hit-numbers for such famous dance-band leaders as Jack Hylton , Henry Hall , Jack Payne , Debroy Somers , and Carroll Gibbons.
News commentary and interlude
from p. 9 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 54 of ' Each Returning Day'
played by Michaeloff and his Mazurka Orchestra
Singing together by Herbert Wiseman
A programme improvised by Kay Cavendish
A programme of titbits of musical gossip compiled and presented by Basil Douglas with Helena Cook (soprano)
Geoffrey Dams (tenor)
Victor Fleming Orchestra ORCHESTRA ORCHESTRA
(Special recording of yesterday's broadcast)
followed by a recording of last night's postscript
sung by the BBC Singers
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
At the organ
Herbert J. Colson
Trumpet, Ernest Hall
at the theatre organ
Aircraftman Dudley Beaven began his musical career at the age of ten as a chorister in Westminster Abbey, and sang there at the wedding of the King and Queen. On leaving the Abbey he went to the Royal College of Music where he studied piano and organ under Arnold Goldsborough. One of his earlier appointments was as resident organist at the New Victoria Theatre, where he succeeded
Reginald Foort and Phil Park. During his stay there he had the distinction of playing before the Royal Family. Before he was called up, he was heard regularly on the air from the Woolwich Granada.
played by Harry Roy and his Band
A talk by George Carstairs , D.D.
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Jack Anthony brings with him to the studio this afternoon some of the artists from the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, who will entertain you with the assistance of the Scottish Variety Orchestra, conducted by Ronnie Munro
Presented by Tom Dawson
Stori radio gan T. J. Morgan Fe'i darllenir hi gan yr awdur
(A story in Welsh)
5.20 The last of the giants '
A fairy-tale by Anthony Armstrong , adapted, by Geoffrey Dearmer
followed by National and Regional announcements
by H. G. Wells as a dramatic serial for the microphone
Written by Lance Sieveking supported by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company as shop-assistants, customers, passers-by, and other people in Port Burdock in the 'eighties
Narration and production by Lance Sieveking
Led by Marie Wilson
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult The Jupiter
One of the most amazing feats of Mozart's career was the production within six weeks of three great symphonies, each a masterpiece.
Symphony No. 41 in C was the last of the three, and by common consent the greatest of all his symphonies. No one knows who gave it the title 'The Jupiter', but the whole world of music has long accepted it as in every way fitting for so great and spirited a work.
The Spider's Banquet
Albert Roussel (1869-1937) was one of the most personal of modem French composers. His works include symphonies, operas, ballets, and chamber music.
The ballet The Spider's Banquet, based on Henri Fabre's ' Souvenirs entomologiques was written in 1912 with a scenario by Gilbert de Voisins.
Presented by Harry S. Pepper and Ronald Waldman
' Calling X2 ! '
The twenty-third of a series of counter-espionage 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 commères: the Three Chimes
BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Adapted for broadcasting by Mabel Constanduros and Howard Agg from the novel by W. Somerset Maugham
Narrator, Geoffrey Wincott
The scene is laid in modem China
Produced by Val Gielgud
Sister St Joseph:
The Mother Superior:
sung by Isobel Baillie (soprano)
The two houses (Antrim and Donegal)
Across the door
Lane o' the thrushes The stranger's grave Scythe song
By the bivouac's fitful flame
Herrin's in the bay (Antrim and Donegal)
A short story by ' Bartimeus ', read by the author'