and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Ella Fitzgerald , the American singing star
A thought for today
Rev. H. C. Whitley
Rev. H. C.
Details of some of today's broadcasts
The Ministry of Food's guest morning
A selection of records taken at random from the racks
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.
News commentary and interlude
from p. 89 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 40 of ' Each Returning Day'
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)
Major F. J.
Major F. J.
Topical notes on wartime health : mainly by doctors
Music and movement
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Ian Whyte
and dozens of other song-hits
Their names ?-Rodgers and Hart
A record programme written by G. F. Gray Clarke
G. F. Gray
An ENSA concert for war-workers with Paddy Browne , Cyril Ritchard
Mantovani and his Orchestra with Alan Kane
Week-end notes for women gardeners, by Elizabeth Cowell and Anne Scarlett
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
Music by contemporary British composers
P. S. G.
A short story by L. A. G. Strong , read by the author
L. A. G.
played by the BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader, Frank Cantell
Conductor, Charles Shadwell with Bettie Bucknelle
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)
Ma Rattigan looks at life by Janet Chance
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
Hanes chwyldroen yr Ynys
(Talk in Welsh)
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
followed by National and Regional announcements
Fortnightly news and views about books, pictures, science and hlms, presented by Joseph Macleod
Under the direction of Jean Pougnet with Mario de Pietro
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.
played by Moiseiwitsch
Impromptu in F sharp Scherzo in B minor
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
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
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.
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.
and the Dance Orchestra with Helen Raymond
Ken Beaumont and Sid Buckman