and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Billy Milton singing for You again but not ' waiting for Jane
Exercises for men
Details of some of today's broadcasts.
A selection of records taken at random from the rack.
Grace Macpherson has actually done what a good many young women have wanted to do but seldom achieved-taken a post on a liner in order to see the world. Eleven years of travel brought her many, lively and interesting experiences.
Directed by Jack Hardy
at the theatre organ
News commentary and interlude
from p. 33 of 'New Every Morning' and p. 50 of 'Each Returning Day'.
played by the Barrv, Ostlere, and Shepherd Prize
' The Musical Traveller '
Planned by John Horton :
Interlude written by Philip Wade
I-The Traveller introduces himself
11.20 Intermediate French by Tean-Jacques Oberlin and Yvonne Oberlin :
Formules de politesse
Chanson : Napoleon avait 500 soldats
11.40 Making the Americas:
The developments of the Grand Bank fisheries
War-workers take the stage at an armament factory somewhere in England.
A five-minute talk to the women behind the fighting line.
2.0 Nature study
'A drive to the village' by Scott Kennedy
2.15 Interval music
2.20 Physical training
(for use in classrooms) by Edith Dowling
2.35 Interval music
2.40 Senior history : 1700-1800
Another great Churchill
How John Churchill , Duke of Marlborough, broke the domination of Europe by Louis XIV
Adapted from material by David Scott Daniell
played by Reginald Foort at the theatre organ
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Matthew Norgate , BBC film critic since October, 1939, started life as a Junior clerk at £1 8 week in a publisher's office and gave It up for the stage, making his debut with the Birmingham Repertory touring company. From 1924 to 1929 he was secretary to the Stage Society. He was also secretary to the Phcenix Society, which produced seventeenth-century plays.
He will be remembered by many for his weekly column on London cabaret life while he was on the editorial staff of the Evening Standard, from 1934 to 1939.
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum
Melodies of Gershwin
(Studio service in Welsh)
Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r llyfr '
Bob Bore o Newydd '
5.20 Songs they marched to
A programme of marching songs
5.30 ' Mystery at the mine ' by Gethyn Stoodley Thomas
Episode 4—' The Professor explains '
followed by National and Regional announcements
?t 30 Clematis Drive
' Her husband's mother '
Pat gets muddled between rights and duties
in ' Just Like the Ivy'
A new revue written by Aubrey Danvers Walker and Reginald Purdell
The Cavendish Three
BBC Variety Orchestra, under the direction of Charles Shadwell
Produced by Eric Fawcett Ivy St. Helier is one of the most versatile actresses of today. As actress, singer, and musical composer she has had outstanding successes, and she has few equals as a mimic.
A native of Jersey, she made her debut on the London stage at Wyndham's Theatre in 1910 ; since when she has appeared in musical comedy, films, a Shaw play, and Shakespeare. During the last war she accompanied Seymour Hicks and Ellaline Terriss on their concert tour among the British troops in France.
As a frequent broadcaster Ivy St.
Helier has long been popular with listeners.
' Any Questions ? '
' Autumn cultivations' is the subject of a new feature which will be included in the ' Farming today' period on the last Thursday of each month. Professor Scott Watson of Oxford and W. S. Mansfield of Cambridge have promised to join the company on each occasion. Other practical farmers- will be included according to the subject to be discussed.
A portrait for radio by L. A. G. Strong
Produced by Francis Dillon
L. A. G.
Beethoven's Sonata in C minor,
The C minor Sonata, written in 1822, was the last of Beethoven's sonatas. It was also his crowning achievement in sonata form, for it embraces not only the technical experience of a lifetime but also the maturity of thought of one of the two greatest musical imaginations of all time.
Unlike the classical sonata, this work is divided into only two movements : the first begins with a slow and majestic introduction that is followed by a powerful allegro, one of the chief features of which is the ingenious fugal writing. The second movemen^ is a truly magnificent set of variations on a very beautiful theme, which Beethoven describes as an arietta.
Symphony No. 2, in D minor played by the BBC Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Dvorak's Symphony No. 2, in D minor, really the seventh of his symphonies, was composed in 1883-85 for the Royal Philharmonic Society, and Dvorak came to London to conduct the first performance in April, 1885.
It is a magnificent work, a finer achievement than the better-known Fourth and Fifth (' New World Symphonies. It shows Dvorak in a serious mood, and in intellectual power it bears an affinity to the symphonies of Brahms.
Address by the Rev. G. Holland
A programme of quiet, sleepy music played by the Chalumeau Ensemble