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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Harry Richman

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Richman

: 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

A man in the kitchen

: ' ENCORE '

A record Variety of stage, screen, and radio stars

: ' SCIENCE AND YOU'

A talk by Garnet Davey

Contributors

Talk By: Garnet Davey

: LEWIS GERARD

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.

Contributors

Unknown: Lewis Gerard

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 61 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 38 of ' Each Returning Day '

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by the Band of the Royal Berkshire
Regiment
Conducted by Mr. J. E. Needham

Contributors

Conducted By: Mr. J. E. Needham

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

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.

Contributors

Presented By: Mary Welsh
Unknown: John Brown

: GERALDO

and his Orchestra with Dorothy Carless , Len Camber ,
Jackie Hunter , and George Evans

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Len Camber
Unknown: Jackie Hunter
Unknown: George Evans

: 'TIME FOR MUSIC

with Helen Hill and David Lloyd
Accompanied by the Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum -
Presented by Michael North

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Hill
Unknown: David Lloyd
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Presented By: Michael North

: CELLO AND PIANO.

played by William Pleeth
Margaret Good

Contributors

Played By: William Pleeth
Played By: Margaret Good

: ' CALLING ALL WOMEN

A five-minute talk to the women behind the fighting Ine .

: 'MY VIOLIN SPEAKS TO YOU'

with David McCullum

Contributors

Unknown: David McCullum

: JOE LOSS

and his Band

: 'RHAPSODY IN BLUE'

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.
[Home Service continued overleaf

Contributors

Presented By: Mary Ellis
Unknown: Mary Ellis
Unknown: Jasha Heifetz
Unknown: George Gershwin.
Unknown: Mary Ellis
Unknown: Mary Ellis

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

British history
' 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'

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Rhoda Power.

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Reginald Porter-Brown at the theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Reginald Porter-Brown

: TORQUAY MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Leader, Harold F. Petts
Conductor, Ernest W. Goss Bratza
(violin)
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.
ORCHESTRA

Contributors

Leader: Harold F. Petts
Conductor: Ernest W. Goss Bratza

: WHAT I'M READING NOW

Cecil Hunt

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Hunt

: 'VARIE-TEA'

with Kitty Masters
Frank Hagley
Scott Handley
Norman Whiteley
Jack Cannon and his Band
Produced by Richard North

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Hagley
Unknown: Scott Handley
Unknown: Norman Whiteley
Unknown: Jack Cannon
Produced By: Richard North

: CWASANAETH COSBER

(Studio service in Welsh)
Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r llyfr '
Bob Bore o Newydd'

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Bore

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

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'

Contributors

Professor Gregory: Lyn Joshua
Rhys Hughes: Philip Phillips
Evan: Tom Jones
Billy: Gunstone Jones
Charles: Arthur Phillips
Renardo: Seymour Rose
Mrs Evans: Vera Meazey
Moyra: Margaret Short

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: WITH THE ARMSTRONGS AGAIN

' Is Margery grown up ? '
Margery surprises the family, and the Armstrongs discuss the question of ' growing up'

: VARIETY

with Murray and Mooney
Jeanne de Casalis
Stanclli
From a theatre in the West

: FARMING- TODAY

' 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.

Contributors

Unknown: Professor J. A. Scott Watson
Unknown: Professor Scott Watson

: BILLY WELCOME ON THE CORNISH COAST'

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.

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Cleverdon

: ' WE'LL ENTERTAIN YOU '

A musical diversion with Loreley Dyer
Donald Edge and Charles Groves at two pianos
String section of the BBC Theatre
Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Jeanne Chevreau (harp)
BBC Theatre Chorus
Conducted by Charles Groves
Presented by Donald Edge

Contributors

Unknown: Loreley Dyer
Unknown: Donald Edge
Unknown: Charles Groves
Leader: Tate Gilder
Harp: Jeanne Chevreau
Conducted By: Charles Groves
Presented By: Donald Edge

: WAR COMMENTARY

by Admiral Sir Lionel Preston ,
K.C.B.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Lionel Preston

: CLAZUNOV

Slavonic Quartet
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.

Contributors

Violin: Daniel Melsa
Violin: Norman Chappie
Viola: Leonard Rubens
Cello: George Roth

: SHORT MID-WEEK SERVICE

Address by the Rev. M. A. C. Warren

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. M. A. C. Warren

: 'A PICNIC NEAR MOSCOW'

A reading from Turgenev, by Felix Aylmer

Contributors

Unknown: Felix Aylmer

: BBC SALON ORCHESTRA

under the direction of Jean Pougnet

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Pougnet

: JOE LOSS

and his Band








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