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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: ' BINC TIME

A weekly ration of records made by America's Crooner Number One

: TWO TUNES

An interlude

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A thought for today
Rev. H. C. Whitley

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. H. C. Whitley

: NEWS Programme Parade

Details of some of today's broadcasts

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

Freddy Grisewood talks about
' What's a-growing '

: ' THE RECORD GOES ROUND AND AROUND'

Forty minutes of rhythm with Kay Cavendish

Contributors

Unknown: Kay Cavendish

: MOLLY FORBES

at the theatre organ
Ever since March, when Phil Finch , organist of the Warner Theatre,
London, joined up, Molly Forbes has delighted audiences at this famous West-End cinema with her versatile playing. Before playing at the Warner Theatre she had taken over from Al Bollington (also called up) at the Paramount Theatre. It was Bollington who gave her her first theatre-organ lessons, and swayed her from her intention to take up teaching. Soon after taking these lessons she became assistant organist to Fredric Bayco at the Dominion Theatre. Before the war, she played the organ at the Tivoli Theatre, London, following another woman organist, Ena Baga.

Contributors

Organist: Phil Finch
Unknown: Molly Forbes
Unknown: Al Bollington
Unknown: Fredric Bayco
Organist: Ena Baga.

: TONI

and the North Pier Blackpool
Orchestra

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 77 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 34 of ' Each Returning Day '

: ' TWO'S COMPANY '

Duettists in rhythm on gramophone , records

: ' WISE HOUSEKEEPING '

A weekly magazine programme for women in which all aspects of running a home in wartime will be discussed

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Physical training
(for use in halls or playgrounds) by Edith Dowling

Contributors

Unknown: Edith Dowling

: ROYAL ARTILLERY (WOOLWICH) BAND

Conducted by Lieut. 0. W. Geary , M.B.E., Director of Music, Royal
Artillery
The Royal Artillery slow march

Contributors

Unknown: W. Geary

: BBC ORCHESTRA

Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould

Contributors

Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: WORKS WONDERS

The forty-first lunch-time concert presented to their fellow workers by members of the staff of a large munition works, somewhere in the North
Arranged - and presented by Victor Smythe

Contributors

Presented By: Victor Smythe

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

A recording of last Saturday's broadcast by Raymond Gram Swing

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Gram Swing

: JOE LOSS

and his Band

: RITA OWTON

(contralto)

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Dramatic reading from ' Philip the King ' by John Masefield

Contributors

Unknown: John Masefield

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Percival Mackey and his Band

Contributors

Played By: Percival MacKey

: EVENSONG

From a Midland cathedral
Order of Service
Versicles and Responses Psalm 84
First Lesson : From Daniel 2
Magnificat (Farrant in G minor)
Second Lesson : St. John 2, vv. 1-10 Nunc dimittis (Farrant in G minor) Creed and Collects
Anthem : The Lord is my shepherd
(7. B. Rooper )
Prayers
Be thou my guardian and my guide
(A.-and M. 282)
[Home Service continued overleaf

Contributors

Unknown: B. Rooper

: 'THE OLD TOWN HALL'

(Second series, No. 23)

: 'THE KISS'

A short story written for broadcasting by Martin Armstrong , and read by the author

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Martin Armstrong

: AWR Y PLANT

(Welsh Children's Hour)
Cymry Glan , Gloyw
' Mae nifer ohonynt yn Gymry, glan, gloyw erbyn hyn' meddai rhywun wnhym am y noddedigion a ddaeth i fyw i Siroedd Meirionydd a Mon. Dyma raglen gan y noddedigion hynny, wedi ei threfnu gan
Cassie Davies a Myfanwy Howell

Contributors

Unknown: Cymry Glan
Unknown: Cassie Davies
Unknown: Myfanwy Howell

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' I do like to be beside the seaside'
As most listeners have not been able to get to the seaside for holidays this year, here is a chance to enjoy some of its attractions in your own homes. This afternoon you can meet Mr. Lovejoy, Enoch, and Ramsbottom in their dressing-room, and hear the opening of a ' Happidrome ' show. You can meet your old friends George Lockhart and Doodles "the clown, from the circus, and listen to a well-known theatre organist, and the kiddies' finale from a big seaside entertainment.
Your host will be Richard North

Contributors

Unknown: George Lockhart
Unknown: Richard North

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: 'SIGNPOST'

Things that need doing and ways of doing them

: EDOUARD STRAUSS

The man and his waltzes
A programme of music played by the BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Narration written by Wilfrid Rooke Ley

Contributors

Leader: Tate Gilder
Written By: Wilfrid Rooke Ley

: Scottish Half-Hour GRAND CONCERT

Mr. William Thomson has great pleasure in announcing that, at considerable expense, and as a great personal favour, he has induced a galaxy of refined and talented artists direct from the principal concerts of the United Kingdom, to appear in the Mechanics' Institute Hall
In the days before every village and country town could boast of a cinema, the travelling concert was a big date in the lives of country folk. Memories of such a concert will be revived in this evening's Scottish Half-Hour. The programme has been prepared by ex-Bailie William Thomson , whose experience and memories of the Scottish entertainment world extends over a very long period.

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. William Thomson
Unknown: William Thomson

: ' THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD'

Adapted for broadcasting from* the novel of Charles Dickens by Audrey Lucas
This last instalment does not present a solution, but allows the characters to discuss 'among themselves how their creator intended to end the story
Cast :
Produced by Moray McLaren

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Audrey Lucas
Produced By: Moray McLaren
John Jasper: Malcolm Keen
Edwin Drood: Carl Bernard
Charles Dickens: Ivor Barnard
Narrator: William Trent
Rosa Bud: Thea Holme
Neville Landless: Cyril Gardiner
Mr Crisparkle: Ivan Samson
Mr Grewgious: Allan Jeayes
Durdles: Antony Holies
The Opium Woman: Ellis Powell
Helena Landless: Grizelda Hervey
Deputy: Leonard Thome
Datchery: Arthur Young
Mr Tartar: John Bryning

: 'CRASH AND CARRY'

A musical collision written by Reginald Purdell with Frederick Burtwell
Marjorie Westbury
Charles Heslop
Kitty de Legh - and Reginald Purdell
The Dance Orchestra conducted by Billy Tement
Produced by Gordon Crier

Contributors

Written By: Reginald Purdell
Unknown: Frederick Burtwell
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Charles Heslop
Unknown: Kitty de Legh
Unknown: Reginald Purdell
Conducted By: Billy Tement
Produced By: Gordon Crier

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Gluck, younger contemporary of Handel and* Bach, was the father of modern opera. ' The opera, when he took it up ', says Ernest Newman , ' was the laughing-stock of Europe. It left his hands a serious form of art, carefully thought out in all its details, with a new method and unity of purpose.'
Iphigenia in Aulis was one of his greatest successes.

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte
Unknown: Ernest Newman

: 'GOOD OLD TIMERS'

No. 14
'Houdini'
Cast :
Syd Walker
Bransby Williams
Fred Yule
Amy Veness
Hugh Morton
Gwen Lewis
Clifford Bean
Betty Huntley-Wright
Macdonald Parke
Ian Sadler
Sidney Keith
BBC Revue Chorus and BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyani Greenbaum
Script by Jonquil Antony
Produced by Eric Fawcett

Contributors

Unknown: Syd Walker
Unknown: Bransby Williams
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Amy Veness
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Gwen Lewis
Unknown: Clifford Bean
Unknown: Betty Huntley-Wright
Unknown: MacDonald Parke
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Sidney Keith
Conducted By: Hyani Greenbaum
Script By: Jonquil Antony
Produced By: Eric Fawcett

: JOE LOSS

and his Band








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