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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of John McCormack

Contributors

Unknown: John McCormacK

: ON PARADE !

Popular artists and bands on gramophone records

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

A thought for today
The Rev. M. R. Ridley

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. M. R. Ridley

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

by a North Country housewife,

: SHOW TUNES'

Tunes from the London theatre on records

: JAMES BELL

at the theatre organ

: BBC SALON ORCHESTRA

Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater

Contributors

Leader: Jean Pougnet
Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 73 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 64 of ' Each Returning Day

: Music While You Work

Scottish Variety Orchestra, conducted by Ronnie Munro

Contributors

Conducted By: Ronnie Munro

: 'DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?'

Memories of famous musical comedies on gramophone records
Heddle Nash (tenor)

Contributors

Tenor: Heddle Nash

: MID-DAY VARIETY

Doris Hare , David Graves ,
Jimmy Allen , and the Futurists Trio
Presented by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Doris Hare
Unknown: David Graves
Unknown: Jimmy Allen
Presented By: Leslie Bridgmont

: EUGENE PINI and his Tango Orchestra

with Dorothy Carless

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Carless

: Workers' Playtime

A lunch-hour entertainment for factory workers, relayed from a factory somewhere in Britain

: 'BACKS TO THE LAND'

'Wintering—Cut your losses '
A talk on bee-keeping by Reginald Gamble and Dr. C. G. Butler , of Rothamsted Experimental Station

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Gamble
Unknown: Dr. C. G. Butler

: 'SEZ YOU!'

An inconsequent collection of voices past, present, and future
(on records, of course)

: Student Songs

BBC Men's Chorus
Conducted by Herbert Murrill
Henry Cummings (baritone)
At the piano, John Wilts

Gaudeamus igitur.........arr. Woodgate
Begone dull care.........p. 179
Man is for the woman made..p. 186
He's a college boy.........p. 8
Peter Brown................p. 28
A litany of drinking.......p. 146
A jug o' punch.............p. 164
The West-End perk..........p. 102
Bonnie wee thing...........arr. Woodgate
Poor Ned...................p. 228
Down in Demerara...........p. 208

(Page numbers refer to British Students' Song Book)

Contributors

Singers: BBC Men's Chorus
Conductor: Herbert Murrill
Baritone: Henry Cummings
Pianist: John Wilts

: Music While You Work

Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Silvester

: ' 'FIELD FARE '—3

by Brian Vesey-FitzGerald

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald

: ' GIRL IN PURSUIT '—6

Another unmaidenly episode by Charles Hatton with Diana Morrison assisted by Philip Garston-Jones and Jack Wilson
Produced by Martyn C. Webster

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Hatton
Unknown: Diana Morrison
Assisted By: Philip Garston-Jones
Assisted By: Jack Wilson
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster

: IRELAND

Piano Trio No. 3 in B played by The Holst Trio :
Henry Hoist (violin) ; Helen Justs
(cello) ; Phyllis Sellick (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Henry Hoist
Violin: Helen Justs
Cello: Phyllis Sellick

: ' STAIRWAY TO THE STARS'

'The story of Florenz Ziegfeld ' introducing some of the famous people he helped to stardom, including Eddie Cantor , Will Rogers , and many other international stars
Radio cast includes :
Joan Young , John Slater , Cecile Chevreau , Richard George , and Olga
Edwards
Programme written and arranged by Harry Alan Towers
Produced by Charles Maxwell
[Home Service continued overleaf

Contributors

Unknown: Florenz Ziegfeld
Unknown: Eddie Cantor
Unknown: Will Rogers
Unknown: Joan Young
Unknown: John Slater
Unknown: Cecile Chevreau
Unknown: Richard George
Arranged By: Harry Alan
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: 'GWYLIAU GARTREF'

Sgwrs gan Idris LI. Foster
(A talk in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Idris Li.

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 ' Holidays at home'
To children of one Northern industrial town, staying at home this holiday-time has made no difference, as the Town Council decided that if the people could not go to the seaside, they would bring the seaside to them. Organised games, a model-yachting lake, a swimming pool, Punch and Judy, races, pierrot entertainments, and even the donkeys are to be found every day in one of the public parks. This afternoon, with Victor Smythe as guide, listeners will be able to join in some of the fun of holidays at home.
5.30 Songs by the Three Semis and ' Pencil and paper'
More puzzles, questions, and catches by P. Caton Baddeley

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Smythe
Unknown: P. Caton Baddeley

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: Basil Radford and Naunton

Wayne in 'CROOKS' TOUR'
with Patricia Leonard and Dennis Arundell
An adventure in six parts by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat from the original story by John Watt and Max Kester
Music by Kenneth Leslie-Smith
Lyrics by Max Kester
Part 3 : ' Crime marches on ! ' Cast : .-
Orchestra conducted by Charles
Shadwell
Produced by Vernon Harris
(Special

Contributors

Unknown: Patricia Leonard
Unknown: Dennis Arundell
Unknown: Frank Launder
Unknown: Sidney Gilliat
Story By: John Watt
Story By: Max Kester
Music By: Kenneth Leslie-Smith
Produced By: Vernon Harris
Charters: Basil Radford
Caldicott: Naunton Wayne
La Palermo: Patricia Leonard
Bernard Rossinger: Dennis Arundell
Airport Official: Jack Train
Manager of Hotel Magyar: Ian Sadler
Edith Charters: Noel Hood
Head Waiter at ' The Montana: Clifford Bean'

: 'WE'LL -ENTERTAIN YOU'

A musical diversion with Ida Shepley
Donald Edge and Charles Groves , at two pianos
String section of the BBC Theatre
Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Jeanne Chevreau (harp)
BBC Theatre Chorus
Conducted by Charles Groves
Programme presented by Donald Edge

Contributors

Unknown: Ida Shepley
Unknown: Donald Edge
Unknown: Charles Groves
Leader: Tate Gilder
Harp: Jeanne Chevreau
Conducted By: Charles Groves
Presented By: Donald Edge

: 'SCIENCE IN THE U.S.S.R.'

by J. G. Crowther

Contributors

Unknown: J. G. Crowther

: 'THE KING'S SHIPS'

3—' Centurion '
Written by Desmond Hawkins
Produced by Peter Watts

Contributors

Written By: Desmond Hawkins
Produced By: Peter Watts

: Arthur Lucan and Kitty McShane in 'OLD MOTHER RILEY TAKES THE AIR'

The eleventh of a Saturday-night series, introducing that lovable character of stage and screen, this week accompanied by Frank Titterton and Sutherland Felce
Compere, Lionel Gamlin
The augmented Revue Orchestra and BBC Revue Chorus, directed by Hyam Greenbaum
Programme devised by Harry Alan
Towers
Script by Arthur Lucan
Produced by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Accompanied By: Frank Titterton
Unknown: Lionel Gamlin
Directed By: Hyam Greenbaum
Script By: Arthur Lucan
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

Albert Warner

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Warner

: Leon M. Lion in 'THE APPOINTED DATE'

by J. Jefferson Farjeon
Produced by Howard Rose
The drama latent in the person of the elderly judge is always full of possibilities. In the case of Sir James Rigg, known for years on the Bench as ' The Nerveless Judge', these are exploited to the full.
Sir James Rigg has completed a career of legal administration, and is spending the twilight of his life in writing his biography. It is into this serene twilight of a busy life that something more melodramatic even than the most sensational of Sir James's cases has cause to intrude. It would be unfair to disclose the circumstances by which ' The Nerveless Judge ' is thoroughly unnerved. These must be left to manifest themselves to the listener.

Contributors

Unknown: J. Jefferson Farjeon
Produced By: Howard Rose
Janet: Jenny Lovelace
Rigg: Leon M Lion
William: Cecil Trouncer
Arnold: Leslie French
Taximan: Antony Holles
Porter: Malcolm Graeme
Woman: Grizelda Hervey
Clerk: John Bryning
Cockney: Ivan Samson
Irishman and driver: Tony Quin
Official: Cyril Gardiner
Second Porter: Arthur Young

: 'LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS'

A shortened form of Evensong

: BBC ORCHESTRA

Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Herbert Menges

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Herbert Menges

: HARRY ROY

and his Band








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