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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Keith Falkner (baritone)

Contributors

Baritone: Keith Falkner

: ON PARADE I

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 Southward

: NEWSProgramme Parade

Details of some of today's broadcasts

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

by a Midland housewife

: ' LIGHT AIRS'

Easy, breezy tunes on gramophone records

: DUDLEY SAVAGE

at the theatre organ
Waltzing with Strauss

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 57 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 18 of ' Each Returning Viy

: Music While You Work

played by the BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader, Frank Cantell
Conductor, Charles Shadwell
with Bettie Bucknelle

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Shadweu
Unknown: Bettie Bucknelle

: 'SOUTHERN SERENADE'

Directed by Reg Leopold

Contributors

Directed By: Reg Leopold

: 'THE WORLD IN THREE-QUARTER TIME'

The birth of the waltz
A programme with gramophone records
Written and arranged by G. F. Gray
Clarke

Contributors

Arranged By: G. F. Gray

: Arensky

Trio in D minor (Op. 32) played by the Bronkhurst Trio:
John Fry (violin)
Vera Canning (cello)
Henry Bronkhurst (piano)
Arensky (born at Novgorod in 1861) studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire where Rimsky-Korsakov taught him composition. He was appointed professor of harmony and counterpoint at the Moscow Conservatoire, and later became director to the Court Chapel at Petersburg. As a composer he has more in common with Tchaikovsky than with his teacher Rimsky-Korsakov.
The Trio in D minor is dedicated to the memory of the great cellist Charles Davidov. The work is full of sincere elegiac feeling and of fresh spontaneous melody.

Contributors

Violin: John Fry
Cello: Vera Canning
Piano: Henry Bronkhurst

: Workers' Playtime

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

: 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

: 'FIELD FARE'-4

by Brian Vesey-FitzGerald

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald

: ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY

Dvorak centenary programme
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Reginald Morley
Conducted by Malcolm Sargent
Eda Kersey (violin)
ORCHESTRA
Symphonic variations on an original theme
EDA KERSEY AND ORCHESTRA Violin concerto in A minor
Eda Kersey. is practically a self-taught violinist. After only a year or two's tuition she developed her playing by studying and by constant attendance at concerts at which great violinists were appearing.
When fourteen years old she heard Kreisler. From that moment set her heart on being a concert soloist.
Her first important engagement was in 1925, when she played Mendelssohn's Concerto at the old Bournemouth studio. She is a well-known microphone figure, having been broadcasting for the past fifteen years.

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Morley
Conducted By: Malcolm Sargent
Violin: Eda Kersey
Unknown: Eda Kersey.

: ' SEVEN AGES OF WOMAN'

A cavalcade of femininity on gramophone records, written by Harry Alan Towers, and presented by Charles Maxwell

Contributors

Written By: Harry Alan
Presented By: Charles Maxwell

: 'AT THE SILVER SPORRAN'

On Saturday afternoons this Scottish rendezvous is always crowded, and you can be sure of finding plenty oi amusement
Dancing is, as usual, to the Scottish Variety Orchestra, conducted by Ronnie Munro
The cabaret contains another editiqn of ' Forces Fanfare', and the master of ceremonies is Tom Dawson

Contributors

Conducted By: Ronnie Munro
Unknown: Tom Dawson

: 'THE FRIENDLY BRETHREN'

A Marshland story by S. L. Bensusan , read by the author

Contributors

Story By: S. L. Bensusan

: 'YMA A THRAW

Sgwrs gan E. Morgan Humphreys
(A talk in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: E. Morgan Humphreys

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Music and a story
Fairy music played by the BBC Scottish Orchestra, conducted by Ian Whyte
The programme will include :

Contributors

Conducted By: Ian Whyte

: 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 4 : ' Chasing the music '
Cast :
Other parts played by Jack Train ,
Jacques Brown , and Clifford Dean
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
Unknown: Max Kester
Played By: Jack Train
Played By: Jacques Brown
Produced By: Vernon Harris
Charters: Basil Radford
Caldicott: Naunton Wayne
La Palermo: Patricia Leonard
Bernard Rossinger: Dennis Arundell
K 7: Phillip Leaver
Edith Charters: Noel Hood

: 'OPERA-COMIQUE'

A programme of light French music for the theatre played by the BBC Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould

Contributors

Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: 'PARLIAMENT AT WORK'

A talk by Guy Eden
Guy Eden , the political correspondent of the Daily Express, was formerly chairman of the Press gallery and is now honorary secretary of the Parliamentary Lobby Journalists. He has seen Parliament at work day by day for many years. In his opinion, members of Parliament, particularly in wartime, perform a national service that cannot be fully appreciated by those who merely read reports of the debates.

Contributors

Talk By: Guy Eden
Talk By: Guy Eden

: 'THE KING'S SHIPS'

4-' Exeter '
Produced by Peter Watts

Contributors

Produced By: Peter Watts

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

The twelfth of a Saturday-night series, introducing that lovable character of stage and screen, this week accompanied by Bobby Howes and Harry Hemsley
Compere, Hugh Morton
The augmented Dance Orchestra and BBC Revue Chorus, directed by Billy
Tement
Programme devised by Harry Alan
Towers
Script by Arthur Lucan
Produced by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Accompanied By: Bobby Howes
Accompanied By: Harry Hemsley
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Script By: Arthur Lucan
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: ' OR. CHEKHOV '

A study of the playwright as a man by Louis McNeice
Produced by Stephen Potter

Contributors

Unknown: Louis McNeice
Produced By: Stephen Potter

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS'

A form of Compline

: 'THE HILLSIDE'

A ballade for voices and orchestra by Eric Fogg
(Poem from ' The Gardener ', by Rabindranath Tagore )
Doris Gambell (soprano)
Frank Green (baritone)
A section of the Halle Chorus
BBC Northern Orchestra
Leader, Laurance Turner
Conducted by Harold Dawber
Eric Fogg 's ballad ' The Hillside', for soprano, baritone, chorus, and orchestra, is based on words from ' The Gardener' by Rabindranath Tagore. After an orchestral prelude the opening chorus tells of a maiden who dwelt on the hillside, and of women who came to fill their jars of water at the stream. One evening a stranger came down from the mountains, one whose appearance brought fear to the hearts of those who saw him, and next morning the maiden had vanished. The women asked each other in dismay, ' Is there a land beyond these hills where we live ? '
The baritone solo then tells of a vision of the maiden who has vanished, and her own voice is heard describing the land where she is gone.

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Fogg
Unknown: Rabindranath Tagore
Soprano: Doris Gambell
Baritone: Frank Green
Leader: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Harold Dawber
Conducted By: Eric Fogg
Unknown: Rabindranath Tagore.

: JACK PAYNE

with his Orchestra








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