and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Anne Ziegler (soprano)
Exercies for men : George Welton
7.40 Exercises for women : May Brown
An invitation was sent to well-known British and American artists to entertain you this morning. Their replies are heard in a musical way. Record programme devised and presented by David Miller.
Conducted by Lieutenant S. Rhodes , Director of Music, Scots Guards
Regimental march of the Scots Guards
Topical magazine programme
News commentary and interlude
from p. 117 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 62 of ' Each Returning Day'
Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
11.0 MUSIC AND MOVEMENT FOR JUNIORS : Esmee Bushnell
J1.20 CURRENT AFFAIRS : ' Coal ', by Dorothy Howard Rowlands
11.40 HOW THINGS BEGAN : 'Giant reptiles rule the world', by Honor Wyatt
Trio in C, Op. 87, played by the Kamaran Trio : Marjorie Hayward (violin) ; Antonia Butler (cello) ; Kathleen Markwell (piano)
Forty-eighth lunch-time concert presented to their fellow-workers by members of the staff of a munition works somewhere in the North. Arranged and presented by Victor Smythe
Conductor, Guy Warrack
1.50 MUSIC MAKING: by John Horton , and a group of children
2.10 Interval music
2.15 GENERAL science: 'Man versus mosquito' : by Professor Doris Mackinnon
2.35 Interval music
2.40 JUNIOR ENGLISH : Play : ' The Story of Gideon', taken from the Bible. Part I-Gideon rouses the Israelites to rebel against their oppressors
Reginald Foort at the theatre organ
Journey through time and space to famous musical cities of the world with records as the passport, and Raymond Raikes as the traveller
Short story written for broadcasting by Donagh MacDonagh , and read by the author
by Arthur Somervell, words by A. E. Housman. Sung by Madge Thomas (contralto)
Loveliest of trees ; When I was one and twenty ; The street sounds to the soldiers tread ; On the idle hill of summer ; White in the moon; In summertime on Bredon ; Think no more, lads ; The lads in their hundreds
Sgwrs gan Dilys Jones (Talk in Welsh)
5.20 ' Charley Brown and the Guy ': Bernard Wetherall will recall a Guy Fawkes day of his boyhood
5.35 ' The Legend of Hi-You' : Fairy-tale by A. A. Milne , adapted for broadcasting by Geoffrey Dearmer
Followed by Children's Hour prayets
National and Regional announcements
F. H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people in the news, people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain
with Murray and Mooney as the Touts (George Grabbit and Dan Droppit ), Dick Francis as Mr. Bidgood, I.O.U., as the auctioneer, Emilio, Donald Peers , BBC Revue Chorus, and BBC Variety Orchestra. Script by Dick Pepper. Produced by Ernest Longstaffe
' Experience on the Chinese Front' : first of two talks by the Rev. Ronald D. Rees , Secretary of the National Christian Council of China
Rev. Ronald D.
BBC Orchestra, conducted by Clarence Raybould
'Francesca da Rimini' was sketched out in Paris in the summer of 1876 and completed in November of that year. In the meantime Tchaikovsky had attended the memorable first Bayreuth Festival in August, and, despite his dislike of Wagner's music, a few echoes of Wagner seem to have crept into 'Francesca'. Perhaps that is why he came to dislike the piece later in life.
'The Swan of Tuonela' is prefaced .with the following description: 'Tuonela, land of death, a hell of Finnish mythology, is surrounded by a river with black waters and a rapid current, on which the Swan of Tuonela floats majestically, singing.' This work is scored for the unusual combination of cor anglais solo, one oboe, one bass clarinet, two bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, harp, timpani, bass drum, and muted strings. The last-mentioned are divided and sub-divided into many parts forming a rich and picturesque texture of string background.
'The too-full shop': what happened to it
Recording of the radio play by Patrick Hamilton. Produced by Val Gielgud
Time, the present
Man at bar, Landlord:
Claran a ghabhadh aig cuirm cuimhneachaidh air mar a steidhicheadh. An Comunn Gaidhealach
This programme was recorded at the An Comunn Gaidheabch which celebrated its Jubilee in Ohan at the beginning of October. Although many flocked to the gathering of this great Highland movement-which, incidentally, was founded at Oban in 1891—many Gaelic enthusiasts were not able to make the journey. Their chance to' hear an abridged version of the meeting will come tonight, when Neil Shaw , general secretary of the Highland Association. will introduce the various items, just as he did from the concert platform at the actual festival.