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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Ella Fitzgerald , the American singing star

Contributors

Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald

: 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

The Ministry of Food's guest morning

: 'TAKE YOUR CHOICE'

A selection of records taken at random from the racks

: TERENCE CASEY

at the theatre organ

: COVENTRY HIPPODROME ORCHESTRA

Conductor, William Pethers
Percy Underwood (baritone)
Percy Underwood first came to the microphone at Savoy Hill in 1927, since when he has been broadcasting fairly regularly. As a boy, he sang in the St. Mary De Lode church choir, Gloucester, and learned the piano from his brother, Samuel Underwood , and Ambrose P. Porter , organist of Lichfield Cathedral. When still in his teens, he won the gold and silver medals at the Bristol Eisteddfod, where the adjudicator, Sir Walford Davies , advised him to carry on with his singing.
Although he has held the post of Assistant Organist in Gloucester Cathedral, and holds the Diploma of Associate of the Royal -College of Organists, Underwood feels singing to be his real vocation. He studied under the late H...Plunkett Greene and Frederick King , and has done a great deal of work in London and the provinces.

Contributors

Conductor: William Pethers
Baritone: Percy Underwood
Unknown: Percy Underwood
Unknown: Samuel Underwood
Organist: Ambrose P. Porter
Unknown: Sir Walford Davies
Unknown: Plunkett Greene
Unknown: Frederick King

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 89 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 40 of ' Each Returning Day'

: ' MARCH TIME '

A programme of gramophone records
Band of'H.M. Royal Marines (Plymouth Division), conducted by Major F. J. Ricketts : Nautical moments (arr. Winter)
Band of the United States Navy, conducted by Lieut. Charles Benter : All hands (Benter)
Band of H.M. Royal Marines (Plymouth Division), conducted by Major F. J. Ricketts : On the quarter deck (Alford)
Band of the United States Navy, conducted by Lieut. Charles Benter : Anchors aweigh (Zimmer-man)

Contributors

Conducted By: Major F. J. Ricketts
Conducted By: Major F. J. Ricketts

: ' HEALTH MAGAZINE'

Topical notes on wartime health : mainly by doctors

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Music and movement
Ann Driver

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Driver

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Ian Whyte

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: "00" 'THEY WROTE "THE BLUE ROOM"'

and dozens of other song-hits
Their names ?-Rodgers and Hart
A record programme written by G. F. Gray Clarke

Contributors

Written By: G. F. Gray Clarke

: ' BREAK FOR MUSIC'

An ENSA concert for war-workers with Paddy Browne , Cyril Ritchard
Mantovani and his Orchestra with Alan Kane

Contributors

Unknown: Paddy Browne
Unknown: Cyril Ritchard
Unknown: Alan Kane

: ' OVER THE BORDER '

Week-end notes for women gardeners, by Elizabeth Cowell and Anne Scarlett

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Cowell
Unknown: Anne Scarlett

: BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
Music by contemporary British composers

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: 'SHERBET'

A short story by L. A. G. Strong , read by the author

Contributors

Story By: L. A. G. Strong

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

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

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Bettie Bucknelle

: HERBERT HOWELLS

Quartet in A minor for piano and strings, Op. 21 played by members of the Dartington Hall
Chamber Music Group
Robert Masters (violin) ; Nannie Jamieson (viola) ; Muriel Taylor
(cello) assisted by Dorothy Manley (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Nannie Jamieson
Viola: Muriel Taylor
Assisted By: Dorothy Manley

: ENA BACA

at the theatre organ

: 'TALKING IT OVER'

Ma Rattigan looks at life by Janet Chance

Contributors

Unknown: Ma Rattigan

: ' SUMMER BREEZES '

Frank and Doris Droy head some of the cast from the Empress Playhouse,
Glasgow, in a studio entertainment
They are assisted by the Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Ronnie Munro
Programme presented by Tom Dawson

Contributors

Unknown: Doris Droy
Conducted By: Ronnie Munro
Presented By: Tom Dawson

: 'MON, MAM CYMRU'

Hanes chwyldroen yr Ynys
(Talk in Welsh)

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 'The little dark man
Another storv from the book 'The Turfcutter's Donkey' by Patricia Lynch , read by Fraser Mayne
5.45 ' Where do butterflies go in winter ? '
A talk by L. Hugh Newman

Contributors

Unknown: Patricia Lynch
Read By: Fraser Mayne
Talk By: L. Hugh Newman

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: ' ' ARIEL IN WARTIME'

Fortnightly news and views about books, pictures, science and hlms, presented by Joseph Macleod

Contributors

Presented By: Joseph MacLeod

: BBC SALON ORCHESTRA

Under the direction of Jean Pougnet with Mario de Pietro

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Unknown: Mario de Pietro

: THE GLORIOUS HAZARD

Written and produced by Peter Watts One of the most remarkable feats of endurance on record took place last February, when four wounded men of a British long-range desert patrol were cuf off from their unit in the Libvan desert. Faced with the choice of an eighty-mile walk to surrender to the Italians, or a three hundred-mile walk to a Free French post, they chose the latter.
It is the story of this heroic and successful exploit that listeners will hear this evening.

Contributors

Produced By: Peter Watts

: CHOPIN

played by Moiseiwitsch
Barcarolle
Four preludes
Impromptu in F sharp Scherzo in B minor

: Arthur Askey in ' BIG'S BROADCAST '

Fun and games with radio's silly little man ' and his satellites, Scarisbrick, Auntie, and Mr. Willis
The Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Ternent
Produced by Harry S. Pepper and Gordon Crier

Contributors

Conducted By: Billy Ternent
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper
Produced By: Gordon Crier

: 'FOOD FORUM'

The final discussion in this series on questions arising out of the present food situation will be between the Minister of Food, Lord Woolton, and Collin Brooks , who has taken the chair in the five previous discussions

Contributors

Unknown: Collin Brooks

: DVORAK

Symphony No. 1, in D played by the BBC Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Julius Harrison
This evening's broadcast of Dvořák's
Symphony No. 1 in D is the first of a weekly series covering the five numbered symphonies. Dvořák wrote nine symphonies, the first four of which were discovered after his death and were therefore not included in the official numbering of the other five symphonies, published between 1881 and 1894. Dvořák had a wonderful sense of orchestra and was a great styhst, as will be seen in these five symphonies.

Contributors

Conducted By: Julius Harrison

: REBECCA CLARKE

A programme of her songs sung by Helena Cook (soprano)
The cherry blossom wand (
Anna Wickham ) .
Cradle song (Blake) Infant jov (Blake)
Three Irish country songs, arranged for voice and violin
(Constance Bee, violin)
Shy one ; Down by the Salley gardens (Yeats)
The seal man (Masefield)
Rebecca Clarke , who studied composition under Stanford at the Royal
College of Music, is a gifted viola player, both as a soloist and in chamber music, and is as well known in America as she is in Britain. As a composer Miss Clarke has accomplished much distinguished work particularly in the way of songs and music for her own instrument.

Contributors

Soprano: Helena Cook
Unknown: Anna Wickham
Unknown: Rebecca Clarke

: BILLY TERNENT

and the Dance Orchestra with Helen Raymond
Ken Beaumont and Sid Buckman

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Raymond
Unknown: Ken Beaumont
Unknown: Sid Buckman








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