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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Lawrence Tibbett

: ON PARADE

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

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS 1

A thought for today
Melville Dinwiddie

: NEWS Programme Parade

Details of some of today's broadcasts

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

by a housewife from Wales

: 'GAY AND SENTIMENTAL'

Gramophone records to meet the mood

: JAMES BELL

at the theatre organ

: ALEXANDER LERNER

and his Finsbury Park Empire
Orchestra

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 69 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 30 of ' Each Returning Day'

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played .by the BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader, Frank Cantell
Conductor, Charles Shadwell with Clarence Wright

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Clarence Wright

: 'THE CALL OF THE BLOOD'

A description of a meeting with Dominions soldiers in Edinburgh by Alexander McOwan
Read by George Davies

Contributors

Read By: George Davies

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: FRANK SLATER

at the theatre organ

: P m- ' WORKERS' PLAYTIME'

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

: 'BACKS TO THE LAND'

' The first egg' by Alan Thompson
This week Alan Thompson will tell you how to make your pullets grow. He will discuss beginner's problems, put to him by members of the Domestic Poultry Keepers' Council.

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Thompson
Unknown: Alan Thompson

: BBC CHORUS

Conducted by Trevor Harvey

Contributors

Conducted By: Trevor Harvey

: 'DEAR OLD LONDON TOWN'

4-' Soho '
A reminiscent radio entertainment for Londoners, wherever they may be, compiled by C. Denier Warren
BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by . Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Harry S. Pepper

Contributors

Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper

: LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Leader, George Stratton
Conducted by Basil Cameron
Anthony Pini (cello)
Dvorak
Overture : Carnival
ANTHONY PINI AND ORCHESTRA Cello Concerto in B minor
Dvorak's Cello Concerto was written in the early 'nineties Boon after the composer's return from America, and belongs to the period of the ' New World ' Symphony and those chamber works that show certain superficial influences of his American visit. But there is practically no trace of Negro colouring in the concerto. As in the ' New World' Symphony, a motto theme dominates the whole work. Here the motto theme is the first tune pf the first movement ; it is heard on the clarinets and bassoons, and crops up frequently in this and the succeeding movements.

Contributors

Leader: George Stratton
Conducted By: Basil Cameron
Cello: Anthony Pini
Unknown: Anthony Pini

: 'DEVON RE-VISITED'

A talk by F. G. Thomas

Contributors

Talk By: F. G. Thomas

: 'SCORES OF BIRDS'

A programme of gramophone records by Stuart Fletcher

Contributors

Unknown: Stuart Fletcher

: 'PHANTOM ISLAND'

A radio play by N. C. Hunter
Produced by James Mageean
(Special recording)
The phantom island of Hy Brasil, which was shown on all maps of the Atlantic from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century, was something more than a geographical mystery. It became, like the Blue Bird, the symbol of elusive happiness, the Elysium for which men yearned., Some of the legends of this phantom island are woven into this play of an old schoolmaster who found his land of heart's desire just out of reach. s

Contributors

Play By: N. C. Hunter
Produced By: James Mageean

: 'VILLAGE VICTORY SHOW

C. H. Middleton is your host when the ' victory diggers ' in his native village hold their own horticultural show
An outside broadcast from somewhere in the Midlands

Contributors

Unknown: H. Middleton

: 'Y CYNHAEAF'

Rhaglen ysgafn gan W. D. Williams
Y Cyfarwyddo gan Sam Jones
(A light programme in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: W. D. Williams
Unknown: Sam Jones

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 ' Out with Romany '
Adventures among birds and animals
5.50 Variations from Schubert's
' Trout ' quintet played by Laurance Turner , Frank Park , Haydn Rogerson , George Martin , and Charles Kelly

Contributors

Played By: Laurance Turner
Played By: Frank Park
Played By: Haydn Rogerson
Played By: George Martin
Played By: Charles Kelly

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne in 'CROOKS' TOUR'

(By courusy of British National Pictures) 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 5-' High spy ! '
Orchestra conducted by Charles
Shadwell
Produced by Vernon Harris
(Special

Contributors

Unknown: Patricia Leonard
Unknown: Frank Launder
Unknown: Sidney Gilliat
Story By: John Watt
Story By: Max Kester
Music By: Kenneth Leslie-Smith
Produced By: Vernon Harris
La Palermo: Patricia Leonard
Caldicott: Naunton Wayne
Charters: Basil Radford
Bernard Rossinger: Dennis Arundell
Hotel porter: Clifford Bean
Reception clerk: Ian Sadler
Edith Charters: Noel Hood
Hogan: Jacques Brown
Colonel HaUitow-Broughby: Jack Train
K7: Phillip Leaver

: 'UP IN THE MORNING EARLY'

Sunset news of a sunrise programme
Meet Coleman Smith
Listen to some of the early morning music played by the Scottish Variety Orchestra, conducted by Ronnie Munro
Try some of the exercises along with the compere, Tom Dawson

Contributors

Conducted By: Ronnie Munro
Unknown: Tom Dawson

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

George Ridley , M.P.

Contributors

Unknown: George Ridley

: 'THE KING'S SHIPS'

. No. 5—' London '
Written by Desmond-Hawkins'
Produced by John Burrell

Contributors

Produced By: John Burrell

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

The thirteenth of a Saturday-night series, introducing that lovable character of stage and screen, this week accompanied by Max Bacon
Mary Ellis
Compere, Hugh Morton
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: Max Bacon
Accompanied By: Mary Ellis
Script By: Arthur Lucan
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

Raymond Gram Swing

: BBC ORCHESTRA

Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould

Contributors

Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS'

A form of Compline

: ' LORD OF THE WITCH DOCTORS'

A melodrama for broadcasting by Robert Southwell
The scene is the island .of Zanzibar in 1889 Produced by John Cheatte

Contributors

Produced By: John Cheatte
Mr. Charfes Richardson, British resident in Zanzibar: Franklin Dyall
Peggy, his daughter: Thea Holme
William Harris, his diplomatic attaché: John Bryning
Nyoka, his native servant: Ivor Barnard
Mr Hobart Chandler: Arthur Young
Dr Schmidt: Antony Holies
Sayyid Khalif, Sultan of Zanzibar: Ivan Samson
The man with the whip: Edgar Norfolk

: JACK PAYNE

with his Orchestra








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