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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of William Murdoch at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: William Murdoch

: 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

' The diet and feeding of children ', by a doctor

: ' FILMUSIC '

Songs from the screen on gramophone records

: Band of the M.G.T.C. THE MANCHESTER REGIMENT

Conducted by Mr. F. L. Statham

Contributors

Conducted By: Mr. F. L. Statham

: BBC SALON ORCHESTRA

Led by Tom Jenkins
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater

Contributors

Conductor: Tom Jenkins
Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

: 'AT HOME TODAY'

A topical magazine programme

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 85 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 10 of ' Each Returning Day'

: Music While You Work

played by Harry Fryer and his Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Harry Fryer

: 'SONGS OF PARTING'

on gramophone records
Richard Crooks (tenor) : Parted
(Tosti)
Eva Turner (soprano) : Goodbye
(Tosti)
John McCormack (tenor) : Terence's farewell to Kathleen (Lady Dufferin)
Norman Allin (bass) : Off to Philadelphia (Temple and Haynes)
Joan Cross (soprano) : Mimi's farewell, from La Boheme (Puccini)

Contributors

Tenor: John McCormacK
Bass: Norman Allin
Soprano: Joan Cross

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Current affairs

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, IanWhyte

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie

: 'HOW A FOLK TALE IS TOLD'

Dr. Robin Flower

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Robin Flower

: 'THE CALL OF THE WEST'

featuring
Hamilton Kennedy and the Westerners with Dan Donovan , John Morgan ,
Lyn Joshua , and Tarrant Bailey
Presented by Mai Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Hamilton Kennedy
Unknown: Dan Donovan
Unknown: John Morgan
Unknown: Lyn Joshua
Presented By: Mai Jones

: C. D. CUNNINGHAM

i (organ)
From a Midland concert hall
G. D. Cunningham won the Henry Smart Scholarship for organ-playing at the Royal Academy of Music, and while still studying was appointed organist at the West Hampstead Congregational Church. Since 1901 he has been organist at Alexandra Palace ; St. James's Church, Muswell Hill ; Holy Trinity Church, Stroud Green ; and St. Alban's Church, Holborn ; and finally organist to the City of Birmingham.

Contributors

Unknown: G. D. Cunningham
Unknown: Stroud Green

: 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

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

General science
' Keeping warm and keeping cool'
Paul Espinasse

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Espinasse

: 'THEY KNEW WHAT THEY LIKED

A programme of composers' own choices presented with gramophone records by Helen Henschel

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Henschel

: Music While You Work

Reginald Foort at the theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Foort

: DANIEL STEWART'

The crofter's son who founded a famous Scottish school
A talk by John W. Oliver , D.Litt.
Strangers to Edinburgh who pass along the well-known Queensferry Road that leads to the Forth Bridge often wonder about the great towered and turreted building that stands in its own grounds by the roadside. By the time they reach it, they will already have passed the famous Fettes College, and are now beholding another of the famous schools of Scotland — Daniel Stewart 's College.
The bi-centenary of the birth of the founder, Daniel Stewart , falls this year. Dr. Oliver is English master at the College, and he will tell the story of the crofter lad from Strathtay, who, after serving apprenticeship to an Edinburgh wig-maker, spending years in India, and returning to Scotland to be an Usher in the Scottish Court of Exchequer, eventually left a large sum to found the school that bears his name.
His achievement is the more remarkable because it was made possible by savings out of a very small income.

Contributors

Talk By: John W. Oliver
Unknown: Daniel Stewart
Unknown: Daniel Stewart

: CANEUON CYMRU

(Welsh airs)
Dilys Wynne Jones (soprano)
Nansi Richards Jones (harp)

Contributors

Soprano: Dilys Wynne Jones
Harp: Nansi Richards Jones

: Cyhoeddiadau Arbennig neu Sgwrs Amserol

(Special announcements or talk in Welsh)

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Pistols for two '
A Toytown story by S. G. Hulme -
Beaman, followed by Children's
Hour prayers

Contributors

Story By: S. G. Hulme

: 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

: ' CAN YOU BEAT IT ? '

Listeners versus
Star comedians
Referee, Neil Munro
Robb Wilton Nosmo King
Clay Keyes will tell their stories
Jack Train will tell yours
The programme suggested by David Miller and presented by Neil Munro

Contributors

Unknown: Neil Munro
Unknown: Robb Wilton
Unknown: Nosmo King
Unknown: Clay Keyes
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: David Miller
Presented By: Neil Munro

: 'RIGHT AND WRONG'

A clue to the meaning of the universe ?
5—Answers to listeners' questions
C. S. Lewis , Fellow of Magdalen
College, Oxford

Contributors

Unknown: C. S. Lewis

: NO LONGER ALONE'

A radio impression of the second year of the war, written for the anniversary of the British declaration
Script and production by Cecil McGivern

Contributors

Production By: Cecil McGivern

: BBCORCHESTRA

Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Albert Sammons (violin)
ORCHESTRA
Delius's Violin Concerto is dedicated to Albert Sammons , who was responsible for the editing of, and certain important alteration, in the solo part. As in the case of Elgar's
Concerto, Sammons has made th s concerto his own and he remains its greatest interpreter.
The Concerto is in one continuous movement which, however, splits up into three sections in contrasting tempi. The presentation and development of the thematic material, which is made up of a number of short themes described by Sir Donald Tovey as a continuous 'stream of ruminating melody', is very characteristic of the composer's highly individual and poetic style.
ORCHESTRA ,
Schumann's Symphony No. 4, m D minor, is an extremely romantic work : each movement is closely related to the others in thematic material. At first Schumann thought it would be better entitled ' Symphonic Fantasy ', but later he decided phonic Fantasy ', but later he decided that as it was constructed on the general lines of a symphony it had better be called a symphony.

Contributors

Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Violin: Albert Sammons
Unknown: Albert Sammons
Unknown: Donald Tovey

: ' SEIMH AN DUAN SO'

Cuirm-chiiiil de na sea'nn orain a bha gu trie ri'n cluinntinn
(A Gaelic concert)

: OSCAR RABIN

and his Band with Diane, Beryl Davis , Bob Dale , Jan Zalski , and Eddie Palmer at the novachord

Contributors

Unknown: Beryl Davis
Unknown: Bob Dale
Unknown: Jan Zalski
Unknown: Eddie Palmer

: TRADITIONAL AIRS

played by the Chalumeau Ensemble
Has sorrow thy young days shaded ? Cousin frog went out to ride The gobby-o Loch Lomond La paloma
An Eriskay love lilt

Contributors

Unknown: Loch Lomond








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