and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Harry Richman
A thought for today Rev. H. C. Whitley
Rev. H. C.
Details of some of today's broadcasts
A record Variety of stage, screen, and radio stars
A talk by Garnet Davey
at the theatre organ
Selection : Veterans of Variety
A native of Liverpool, Lewis Gerard started his career as a cinema organist in 1925 at the Coliseum
Cinema in his home-town. Five years later he came to London and became organist at the Orpheum, Golders Green, staying there until 1933. He was the first to broadcast from the Ritz, Leeds, in 1935, and in the same year began a three-years' stav at Dreamland, Margate, where thousands of holiday-makers must have heard him. During 1939 he visited Copenhagen and gave several broadcasts from the Palladium Cinema there. He is a War Reserve policeman.
News commentary and interlude
from p. 61 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 38 of ' Each Returning Day '
played by the Band of the Royal Berkshire
Conducted by Mr. J. E. Needham
Mr. J. E.
Songs of the American people
Presented by Mary Welsh
3-Songs'of American history
In the first two broadcasts of this series Mary Welsh introduced listeners to the folk music of the early Spanish and British settlers. the Negroes, and the cowboys and the pioneers of the Western States.
Today she will talk about songs that are famous through their connection with American history, Yankee Doodle, John Brown 's Body, Dixie, Marching through Georgia. America, and the Star-Spangled Banner.
and his Orchestra with Dorothy Carless , Len Camber ,
Jackie Hunter , and George Evans
with Helen Hill and David Lloyd
Accompanied by the Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum -
Presented by Michael North
played by William Pleeth
A five-minute talk to the women behind the fighting Ine .
with David McCullum
A programme of gramophone records presented by Mary Ellis
In this programme Mary Ellis will tell of her early days in New York, when she was one of what she describes as a ' magic circle of youngsters '. All of them were keenly studying music, and of their company were Jasha Heifetz and his sister Pauline, and George Gershwin.
Gershwin and Mary Ellis became great friends at the time when she was wavering between an operatic career and a different kind of stage life.
One day, when she was ill in bed,
Gershwin came to see her, and idly played to her a few bars of a new composition which he thought might be a world-beater. This was 'Rhapsody in Blue' in embryo. Soon after its publication and first performance, he gave Mary Ellis what she describes as one of her most cherished possessions, a beautifully-bound and signed first edition.
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' What the pot-boy saw '
Stories and songs of the Restoration, arranged for broadcasting by Rhoda Power. The scene is set in a way-side tavern, where the innkeeper's wife promises a free mug of ale to the best story entitled ' The strangest thing I ever saw'
played by Reginald Porter-Brown at the theatre organ
Leader, Harold F. Petts
Conductor, Ernest W. Goss Bratza
Born in Novisad, Yugoslavia, in 1904, Bratza is the son of a photographic artist. When he was six years old he began to study the violin under the celebrated Sevčík of Vienna. Eight years later he had taken the State Diploma of the Meisterschule in that city, being the youngest pupil to obtain that distinction. He played before the crowned heads of Russia, Austria, Serbia, Rumania, and Montenegro. He has been a naturalised British subject since 1929.
Ernest W. Goss
with Kitty Masters
Jack Cannon and his Band
Produced by Richard North
(Studio service in Welsh)
Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r llyfr '
Bob Bore o Newydd'
5.20 ' Turn-table turns '
A selection of some rather unusual gramophone records
5.30 'Mystery at the mine' by Gethyn Stoodley Thomas
Episode 3-' The fence'
followed by National and Regional announcements
' Is Margery grown up ? '
Margery surprises the family, and the Armstrongs discuss the question of ' growing up'
with Murray and Mooney
Jeanne de Casalis
From a theatre in the West
' Livestock and the harvest by Professor J. A. Scott Watson
Professor Scott Watson will review the position of British farming to date and discuss the problem of feeding-stuffs in relation to this year's harvest.
Professor J. A. Scott
Devised by Douglas Cleverdon
This week Billy Welcome has come south of the Tamar, the river that for Co'rnishmen is the boundary betweerr Cornwall and England. Billy is meeting some typical Cornish folk, not only the fishermen but also men whose ways of life are less romantic but just as interesting.
A musical diversion with Loreley Dyer
Donald Edge and Charles Groves at two pianos
String section of the BBC Theatre
Leader, Tate Gilder
Jeanne Chevreau (harp)
BBC Theatre Chorus
Conducted by Charles Groves
Presented by Donald Edge
by Admiral Sir Lionel Preston ,
Prelude and Fugue (Les Vendredis,
Book 1) played by the New String Quartet :
Daniel Melsa (violin)
Norman Chappie (violin)
Leonard Rubens (viola)
George Roth (cello)
Glazunov was at his greatest in instrumental music, and his fine craftsmanship and keen sense of rhythm and colour are well shown in his chamber works. The Slavonic Quartet, which is an early work, is a particularly brilliant example of his style. The finale, which is entitled ' Une fete slave', is full of rich effects of colour-it is almost orchestral in texture.
Address by the Rev. M. A. C. Warren
Rev. M. A. C.
A reading from Turgenev, by Felix Aylmer
under the direction of Jean Pougnet