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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Pils and Tabet, the French cabaret stars

: ON PARADE !

Popular artists and bands fall in for your entertainment on gramophone records

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A thought for today
The Very Rev. F. D. V. Narborough,
Provost of Southwark

: NEWSProgramme Parade

Details of some of today's broadcasts

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

Food Advice Centres and the Ministry of Food debate the week's main questions

: ' WHAT'S NEW ? '

A review of September records by Leslie Perowne and his gramophone

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Perowne

: JAN BERENSKA

and his Orchestra with Ethel Williams (soprano)
ORCHESTRA
Tunes made famous by Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire
ETHEL WILLIAMS AND ORCHESTRA
Waltz of my heart ; I can give you the starlight (The Dancing Years)
Novella
ORCHESTRA
(Solo piano, Fred Kelly )
ORCHESTRA

Contributors

Soprano: Ethel Williams
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ethel Williams
Piano: Fred Kelly

: THREE ULSTERMEN

William Moore tells the story of Lord Kelvin, the great scientist; the soldier, John Nicholson ; and Captain Mayne Reid , one of the first writers of 'Westerns'

Contributors

Unknown: William Moore
Unknown: John Nicholson
Unknown: Mayne Reid

: STANLEY TUDOR

at the theatre organ
Dancing to Irving Berlin

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 1 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 6 of ' Each Returning Day'

: - MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Harry Davidson and his Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Harry Davidson

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Singing together by Herbert Wiseman
the oak and the ash (English song) The animals went in two by two
(students' song)

Contributors

Unknown: Herbert Wiseman

: LLOYD THOMAS

at the theatre organ
Selection: Gone with the wind

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: 'ANY QUESTIONS.?'

(A recording of yesterday's broadcast, with Desmond McCarthy and F. G. Thomas as the guest experts)

Contributors

Unknown: Desmond McCarthy
Unknown: F. G. Thomas

: NEWS

followed by a recording of last night's postscript

: RAVEL

Valses nobles et sentimentales played by Desiree MacEwan (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Desiree MacEwan

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Science and gardening
' Crops for the colder months '
C. F. Lawrance

Contributors

Unknown: F. Lawrance

: ' LA VIE PARISIENNE'

A programme of gramophone records

: BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
Tchaikovsky

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Geraldo and his Orchestra

: 'MUSEUM PIECES

by Professor Thomas Bodkin

Contributors

Unknown: Professor Thomas Bodkin

: STANLEY MILLER

at the theatre organ

: EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA'

with Marjery Wyn
Diana Morrison
Michael Lynd
Jack Morrison and Jack Wilson and his Versatile Five
Produced by Martyn C. Webster

Contributors

Unknown: Marjery Wyn
Unknown: Diana Morrison
Unknown: Michael Lynd
Unknown: Jack Morrison
Unknown: Jack Wilson
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster

: DANCE MUSIC

played by Peter Fielding and his Band

Contributors

Played By: Peter Fielding

: GWARCHOD PAWB ! BE WNAWN Nl?

Chwilen ar beth i wneud newd damwain
(General-knowledge bee in Welsh)

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

'The return of Odysseus' retold by Hugh Middlemiss with music by Norman Fulton played by a section of the BBC Northern Orchestra, conducted by the composer
6—' Telemachus sets out in search of his father'
Produced by Nan Macdonald

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Middlemiss
Music By: Norman Fulton
Produced By: Nan MacDonald

: NEWS.

followed by National and Regional announcements

: 'THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLY'

by H. G. Wells as a dramatic serial for the microphone, written by Lance Sieveking with Richard Goolden as Mr. Polly
Cast : supported by other members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company as People in court and at the funeral Narration and production by Lance Sieveking

Contributors

Unknown: H. G. Wells
Written By: Lance Sieveking
Unknown: Richard Goolden
Production By: Lance Sieveking
Alfred Polly: Richard Goolden
Parsons: Malcolm Graeme
Platt: John Bryning
Magistrate: Spencer Trevor
Cousin Johnson: Ivan Samson
Mrs Johnson: Ray Wallace
Aunt Larkins: Phyllis Morris
Miriam Larkins: Doris Gilmore
Minnie Larkins: Grizelda Hervey
Annie Larkins: Gabriel Casartelli
Uncle Pentstemon: Arthur Young
May Punt: Mabel Terry-Lewis

: CHORAL AND ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

BBC Chorus
Chorus-master, Leslie Woodgate
BBC Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
George Parker (baritone)
ORCHESTRA

Contributors

Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Baritone: George Parker

: ' MONDAY NIGHT AT EIGHT'

with Jack and Daphne Barker
' Calling X2 ! '
The twenty-fourth and last of a series of counter-espionage adventures written by Ernest Dudley , with Jack Melford as British Agent X2
Beatrjce Lillie
Puzzle Corner
'S.O.S. Sally'
' May we introduce ... ? ' Presented by Leonard Urry and compered by ' Quiz '
Singing commeres, the Three
Chimes
BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Produced by Harry Pepper and Ronnie Waldman
Before the war Jack Barker and his partner, Walsh, was one of the best-known cabaret turns in the theatrical business. At the beginning of the war Walsh returned to America, and Jack found himself partnerless and billed for an engagement at a West-End restaurant. He immediately started rehearsing Daphne, and from these strenuous rehearsals and the success of their first engagement, the team of Jack and Daphne Barker was born. Since then they have had numerous successes and have broken all records at the May Fair Hotel, where they are now starring in cabaret. Jack, in addition to his theatrical work, runs a private-car hire service. Daphne, for her part is an accomplished painter, and has just finished a portrait of Frances Day.
In the closing quarter-hour of tonight's programme, ' Quiz ', who has compered ' May We Introduce ? ' throughout its run, will himself be interviewed by Ronald Waldman. In the course of this interview he will disclose his oft-guessed-at identity.

Contributors

Unknown: Daphne Barker
Written By: Ernest Dudley
Unknown: Jack Melford
Presented By: Leonard Urry
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Produced By: Harry Pepper
Produced By: Ronnie Waldman
Unknown: Jack Barker
Unknown: Daphne Barker
Interviewed By: Ronald Waldman.

: ' THE SIMPKINS PLOT '

Adapted from the novel by George A. Birmingham by Mabel Constan duros and Howard Agg
Produced by Howard Rose

Contributors

Novel By: George A. Birmingham
Unknown: Mabel Constan
Sir Gilbert Hawkesby: Arthur Young
Millicent King: Thea Holme
The Rev J J Meldon, B A: Harry Hopkinson
Major Kent: Malcolm Graeme
Mr Simpkins: Antony Holies
Doyle: Tony Quinn
Dr O'Donogue: Denis O'Neil
Callaghan: Eugene Leahy
Sabina Callaghan: Josephine Shand
Guard: Carl Bernard
Clerk: John Bryning
Secretary: Carl Bernard

: POEMS BY J. REDWOOD ANDERSON

' The wind bloweth ' from ' Trans-valuations ' ; and ' The moors ', and ' Storm ' from ' The Curlew Cries '
Read by G. R. Schjelderup

Contributors

Read By: G. R. Schjelderup

: JOE LOSS

and his Orchestra with Bette Roberts , Bob Arden , Irene Johnston , and the Loss Chords

Contributors

Unknown: Bette Roberts
Unknown: Bob Arden
Unknown: Irene Johnston








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