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: Time, Big aen NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of ' Hutch' (
Leslie A. Hutchinson )

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie A. Hutchinson

: ON PARADE I

Popular artists and bands on gramophone records

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

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

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

A man in the kitchen

: ' SONG AND DANCE'

Popular dance music and songs on gramophone records

: 'RURAL BEAT'

by a village policeman

: LIGHT MUSIC

Jack Padbury and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Padbury

: MOLLY FORBES

at the theatre organ

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: Time' Greenwich THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 17 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 12 of ' Each Returning Day'

: Music While You Work

Jack Dowle at the theatre organ

Contributors

Organist: Jack Dowle

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Songs of the American people
Presented by Mary Welsh
I-Songs of the Indians and early settlers
This is the first of a series of three broadcasts of traditional music from the United States. Among the examples to be heard today are Indian chants, English folk-songs from the Appalachian mountains, and songs brought over by the earliest Spanish, French, and Dutch settlers.

Contributors

Presented By: Mary Welsh

: GERALDO'S ORCHESTRA

under the direction of Sydney Bright with Dorothy Carless , Len Camber ,
Jackie Hunter , and George Evans

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Len Camber
Unknown: Jackie Hunter
Unknown: George Evans

: 'FACTORY CANTEEN'

War-workers take the stage at an armament factory somewhere in England

: SONGS BY STANFORD

sung by Frank Capper
A soft day (W. M. Letts )
Drake's drum (H. Newbolt)
The fairy lough ; Cuttin' rushes
(Moira O'Neill )
Windy nights (R. L. Stevenson )
My love's an arbutus (A. P. Graves)
The bold unbiddable child (W.
M. Letts )
Stanford was a prolific composer, writing compositions of every kind from opera to little pieces for the piano. He was the first British composer to found the idiom of his music on the folk song of his own country, Iteland. Perhaps the part of his work that will live the longest will be his songs, many of which are imbued with the spirit of Ireland.

Contributors

Sung By: Frank Capper
Unknown: M. Letts
Unknown: Moira O'Neill
Unknown: R. L. Stevenson
Unknown: M. Letts

: ' CALLING ALL WOMEN '

A five-minute talk to the women behind the fighting line

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: Band of H.M. GRENADIER GUARDS

Conducted by Lieut.-
Colonel George Miller , M.V.O., M.B.E.
Regimental march of the Grenadier
Guards

Contributors

Unknown: Colonel George Miller

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

British history
' Sir John Eliot ' by David Scott Daniell
Scene 1—The library of Sir John Eliot 's home.
Scene 2—The House of Commons,
March 2, 1629
Scene 3-Sir John Eliot 's room in the Tower

Contributors

Unknown: Sir John Eliot
Unknown: David Scott Daniell
Unknown: Sir John Eliot
Unknown: Sir John Eliot

: Music While You Work

played by Geraldo and his Orchestra, under the direction of Sydney Bright

: 'VARIE-TEA'

with Adrian Foley and Gloria Green
Frank Dey
Anne Wild
Anna Robinson
Jack Richards and his Orchestra
Produced by Richard North

Contributors

Unknown: Adrian Foley
Unknown: Gloria Green
Unknown: Frank Dey
Unknown: Anne Wild
Unknown: Anna Robinson
Unknown: Jack Richards
Produced By: Richard North

: ' WHAT I'M READING NOW '

Eva Martin

Contributors

Unknown: Eva Martin

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the theatre organ

: SHOSTAKOVICH

Cello sonata in C minor, Op. 40 played by William Pleeth (cello)
Margaret Good (piano)
Born in 1906, Shostakovich is one of the most brilliant younger members of the so-called Leningrad group, musical descendants of the school of Rimsky-Korsakov. He already has three symphonies to his credit, as well as other orchestral and chamber music, and two operas that were broadcast before the war -The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and The Nose, which is founded on Gogol's story. And it may commend him to dance-tune enthusiasts to learn that he has made a clever orchestration of ' Tea for Two which he calls ' Tahiti Trot'.
The Cello Sonata in C minor
(1934) treats melodious ideas, showing the strong influence of Borodin, on modernistic lines.

Contributors

Cello: William Pleeth

: Gwasanaeth Gosber

(Studio Service in Welsh)
Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r Ilyfr '
Bob Bore o Newydd '

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Bore

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 More ' Cryes of olde London towne' sung by Walter Glynne
5.30 ' Mystery at the mine '
The first chapter of a radio serial by Gethyn Stoodley Thomas
Cast :
This exciting serial was broadcast in the Children's Hour in pre-war days. Its author was born in a South Wales mining valley, and it is to memories of childhood experiences that the story owes its inspiration. Radio TtMES readers may remember how, a year or two ago, Thomas, in an interview with his brother, recalled his childhood in these pages.
The author of Mystery at the Mine is now in the Navy, and served in the Prince of Wales during the Bismarck action.

Contributors

Sung By: Walter Glynne
Unknown: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas
Professor Gregory: Lyn Joshua
Rhys Hughes: Philip Phillips
Evan Evans: Tom Jones
Billy Griffiths: Gunstone Jones
Pugh the Milk: Jack James
Charles: Arthur Phillips
Mary Evans: Vera Meazey

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: ' WE THREE '

Wynford Reynolds
(viola)
Arthur Young
(novachord)
Esther Coleman
(vocalist)
Compere, William Gates

Contributors

Viola: Arthur Young
Unknown: Esther Coleman
Unknown: William Gates

: ' READING, 'RITING, AND RHYTHM '

A glimpse at St. Uvala's from all angles
Book and lyrics by Michael Treford
Music by Billy Milton
Pupils :
Accompanied by the School Choral Society, and the Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Ternent
Produced by Michael North

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Treford
Music By: Billy Milton
Conducted By: Billy Ternent
Produced By: Michael North
Headmaster: Hugh Morton
Jill Betty: Huntley- Wright
Ninette: Cynthia Teall
Jack: John Singer
School porter: Clifford Bean
Matron: Kitty De Legh

: BBC ORCHESTRA

Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Brahms's Serenade in D belongs essentially to the Haydn tradition : it is in fact a study in the classical style, even to the scoring which includes, however, four horns instead of the customary two of the period.
The music is genial and high-spirited throughout, but of all the seven movements the most individual is the scherzo with its pleasing syncopations and effective use of the pause. The two minuets are both very charming, particularly the second, which has a delightfully melodious and flowing trio.

Contributors

Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: One Morning in Mayfair

A musical comedy in miniature
Book by Charles Heslop, lyrics by Dwight Cornell, music by Clarence Ashton
Cast :
The scené is laid in and around a mews flat in London in the early summer of 1939
BBC Revue Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Reginald Smith

Contributors

Book: Charles Heslop
Lyrics: Dwight Cornell
Music: Clarence Ashton
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Producer: Reginald Smith
Taxi-driver: Sydney Keith
Christopher: Reginald Purdell
Amanda: Betty Huntley-Wright
Jane Ogleby-Ferrers: Kitty de Legh
Eustace Clutterbuck: Charles Heslop

: WAR COMMENTARY

Major-General R. J. Collins , C.B.,
C.M.G., D.S.O.

Contributors

Unknown: General R. J. Collins

: THE HOUSE OF ROSIEBURN

A chronicle of the rise and fall of a Scottish Mansion by S. Cumine Russell
Produced by Moultrie R. Kelsalt

Contributors

Unknown: S. Cumine Russell
Produced By: Moultrie R. Kelsalt

: SHORT MID-WEEK SERVICE

Address by the Rev. M. A. C. Warren

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. M. A. C. Warren

: RUSSIAN AND SPANISH SONGS

sung by Oda Slobodskaya (soprano)
After four years as leading dramatic
'soprano in the Imperial Opera of Petrograd, Oda Slobodskaya gave recitals all over the world. She enjoyed a very successful concert tour in Sumatra and Java which began about the time that war broke out. On her return she toured Holland and managed to escape only just before the Nazi invasion.

Contributors

Soprano: Oda Slobodskaya
Unknown: Oda Slobodskaya

: 'MODERN POETS IN THE CLASSIC TRADITION'

A selection from the work of Lord Alfred Douglas , Hilaire Belloc , and A. E. Housman
Compiled and produced by Moray McLaren and Hugh Stewart

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Douglas
Unknown: Hilaire Belloc
Unknown: A. E. Housman
Produced By: Moray McLaren
Produced By: Hugh Stewart

: 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








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