and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Judy Garland
Popular artists and bands fall in for your entertainment on gramophone records
A thought for today
The Very Rev. F. D. V. Narborough, Provost of Southwark
Details of some of today's broadcasts
This week's distinguished guest
A selection of records taken at random from the racks
and his Miniature Orchestra
News commentary and interlude
from p. 101 of'New Every Morning' and p. 16 of ' Each Returning Day'
Dr. Margaret Wright talks about recreation
Music and movement
with Helen Hill
Arthur Sandford and the Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader, Frank Cantell
Conductor, Charles Shadwell
Compere, Vernon Harris
sung by the BBC Chorus
Chorus-master, Leslie Woodgate
Conducted by W. K. Stanton
An ENSA concert for war-workers with George Doonan
The Radio Three
Charles Ernesco and his Orchestra with Mervyn Saunders
Week-end notes for women gardeners by Elizabeth Cowell and Anna Scarlett
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
' In the footsteps of Livingstone ' by H. E. Wareham
at the theatre organ. in a programme of popular hits of the moment
String quartet in A (Op. 41, No. 3) played by the New English String Quartet :
Winifred Small (violin)
Lorraine Du Val (violin)
Winifred Copperwheat (viola)
Florence Hooton (cello)
played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Order of Service
Hail to the holiest (Cardinal Newman)
Address by the Rev.
Father Charles Hughes , S.J. Motet
led by Albert Sandier with Anne Lawrence
Hark ! the gypsies are coming - trad.
Black eyes - trad.
Caucasian drinking song - trad.
Serbian dance - trad.
Violin solo : La gitana (Spanish gypsy romance) - Kreisler
Kasbek • - Ferraris
Memories of an old waltz - trad.
Rumanian folk tunes - trad.
Harold Hobson talks about ' The stage and coupons'
Gordon Webster and Fred E. Rayne
From a Welsh resort
(sef y llu Beirdd 'ma)
Tipyn o hanes y Uys newydd a ffurfiwyd o dan nawdd Cyngor Diogelu Synnwyr Cyffredin — ac
Ymgom-ac efallai ffrae, rhwng
Davies, Aberpennar, a T. Rowland
(A discussion in Welsh)
' Where is Seamus ? '
Another story from 'The Turf-cutter's Donkey ', by Patricia Lynch
5.45 'Charley Brown '
A story by Bernard Wetheran , in which he recalls some experiences in a London troop of Boy Scouts many years ago
followed by National and Regional announcements
Fortnightly news and views about books, pictures, science, and films, presented by Joseph MacLeod
The story of a little girl, written for broadcasting and read by Olive Shapley
The ' Hammerklavier ' sonata, Up.
106, in B flat played by Louis Kentner (piano)
by Jack Jones and T. Rowland Hughes Here is a feature programme revealing the position of the mining industry as it braces itself for its wartime production drive, as it faces up to the urgent need for more coal. The voices of Will Lawther, President of the British Mineworkers Federation, and of Arthur Horner , President of the South Wales Miners
Federation, will be heard in this broadcast, and choruses will be sung by a leading miners' choir.
Fun and games with radio's ' silly little man' and his satellites, Scarisbrick, Auntie, and Mr. Willis
The Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Ternent
Produced by Harry S. Pepper and Gordon Crier
An opera by Auber
Words by Scribe
English words by Edward J. Dent
Abridged for broadcasting
(By permission of the Dartington Hall
Chorus of soldiers and villagers
BBC Theatre Chorus
Trained by Charles Groves
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Produced by the Conductor, Stanford Robinson , in collaboration with Mark H. Lubbock
Scene : An inn at Terracina, in Italy,
Time: About one hundred years ago Auber has been called the prince of opéra comique.- He was in fact a lesser Rossini, from whose works he learned much. In 1811 he made his debut in Paris with his opera Julie, the first of a serits of some fifty operas that brought him fame and fortune. In 1842 he was appointed Director of the Paris Conservatoire.
In 1820 Auber was fortunate in securing the partnership of Scribe, who was one of the most skilful and prolific librettists of the period. The partnership lasted until Scribe's death in 1861. Fra Diavolo, a romantic comic opera, is a good specimen of their joint work. It was written in 1830.
Lord Allcash, an English traveller:
Lady Allcash, his wife:
Fra Diavolo, under the name of the Marquis San Marco:
His companions :Beppo:
Matteo, the innkeeper:
Zerlina, his daughter:
Lorenzo, Captain of Carbineers:
Fantasy for viola and piano played by Bernard Shore (viola)
Angus Morrison (piano)
and his Band with Diane, Beryl Davis , Bob Dale , Jan Zalski , and Eddie Palmer at the novachord