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: NEWS '

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Anne Ziegler (soprano)

Contributors

Soprano: Anne Ziegler

: ' UP IN THE MORNING EARLY'

Exercies for men : George Welton
7.40 Exercises for women : May Brown

Contributors

Unknown: George Welton

: Two Tunes

An interlude

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

Short morning prayers

: NEWS

Programme Parade

: 'R.s.v.p.'

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.

Contributors

Presented By: David Miller.

: Band of H.M. SCOTS GUARDS

Conducted by Lieutenant S. Rhodes , Director of Music, Scots Guards
Regimental march of the Scots Guards

Contributors

Conducted By: Lieutenant S. Rhodes

: AT HOME TODAY'

Topical magazine programme

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 117 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 62 of ' Each Returning Day'

: Music While You Work

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

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

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Howard Rowlands

: BRAHMS

Trio in C, Op. 87, played by the Kamaran Trio : Marjorie Hayward (violin) ; Antonia Butler (cello) ; Kathleen Markwell (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Marjorie Hayward
Violin: Antonia Butler
Cello: Kathleen Markwell

: ' WORKS WONDERS'

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

Contributors

Presented By: Victor Smythe

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Conductor: Guy Warrack

: FOR THE SCHOOLS'

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

Contributors

Unknown: John Horton
Unknown: Professor Doris MacKinnon

: Music While You Work

Reginald Foort at the theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Foort

: TRAVELLING TO MUSIC

Journey through time and space to famous musical cities of the world with records as the passport, and Raymond Raikes as the traveller

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Raikes

: A LOVELY PERFORMER'

Short story written for broadcasting by Donagh MacDonagh , and read by the author

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Donagh MacDonagh

: SONG CYCLE FROM 'A SHROPSHIRE LAD '

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

Contributors

Unknown: A. E. Housman.
Sung By: Madge Thomas

: REGINALD KING

with his Quartet

: ' BE' GAWN Nl I SWPER ?'

Sgwrs gan Dilys Jones (Talk in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Dilys Jones

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

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

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Wetherall
Unknown: A. A. Milne
Broadcasting By: Geoffrey Dearmer
Hi- You: Charles Mason
King: Carleton Hobbs
Amaril: Rosamond Barnes

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements

: ' THE WORLD GOES BY '

F. H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people in the news, people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain

Contributors

Unknown: F. H. Grisewood

: 'SALE THIS DAY 1-1

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

Contributors

Unknown: George Grabbit
Unknown: Dan Droppit
Unknown: Dick Francis
Unknown: Donald Peers
Script By: Dick Pepper.
Produced By: Ernest Longstaffe

: 'CHRISTIANS IN WARTIME'

' Experience on the Chinese Front' : first of two talks by the Rev. Ronald D. Rees , Secretary of the National Christian Council of China

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Ronald D. Rees

: BBC Symphony Concert

BBC Orchestra, conducted by Clarence Raybould
Tchaikovsky's 'Francesca'
'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.
'Tuonela'
'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.

Contributors

Conductor: Clarence Raybould

: Five Minutes for Fire Guards

'The too-full shop': what happened to it

: ' TO THE PUBLIC DANGER '

Recording of the radio play by Patrick Hamilton. Produced by Val Gielgud
Time, the present

Contributors

Play By: Patrick Hamilton.
Unknown: Al Gielgud
Nan: Hermoine Baddeley
Fred: Norman Claridge
Cole: Basil Radford
Reggie: John Deverell
Barmaid: Brenda Dunrick
Manager -: William Trent
Man at bar, Landlord: Philip Wade
Woman: Honor Bailey
Coroner: William Devlin

: LETH-CHEUD BLIADHNA

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.

Contributors

Unknown: Neil Shaw








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