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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Myra Hess (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Myra Hess

: UP IN THE MORNING EARLY

Exercises for men : Coleman Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Coleman Smith

: ' TUNE FOR TODAY '

An anthology of favourites

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A thought for today : Rev. B. C. Plowright

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. B. C. Plowright

: NEWS

Programme Parade

: 'SHOW SOUVENIRS

Record programme of tunes and songs of the stage, written and arranged by Roy Plomley

Contributors

Arranged By: Roy Plomley

: GORDON BANNER

at the theatre organ
Two Victor Herbert Melodies :
I'm falling in love with someone Kiss me again
Banner's Barrage

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Herbert

: BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Richard Crean

Contributors

Conductor: Richard Crean

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 65 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 50 of ' Each Returning Day'

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Band of the Border Regiment, conducted by Mr. J. L. Wallace

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. J. L. Wallace

: KING PINS OF COMEDY

No. 71-Dave Willis. Interviewer, Richard North

Contributors

Interviewer: Richard North

: CASINO ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: GERALDO

and his Orchestra, with Dorothy Carless , Len Camber , Jackie Hunter , and George Evans

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Len Camber
Unknown: Jackie Hunter
Unknown: George Evans

: 'WORKERS' PLAYTIME'

Lunch-hour entertainment for factory-workers, relayed from a factory somewhere in Britain

: ' BACKS TO THE LAND

' More about the family cow' : talk by Mrs. Charles West

Contributors

Talk By: Mrs. Charles West

: BBC ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Elgar's Overture ' Froissart ' was first performed at the Worcester Festival of 1890, and with it Elgar made his first appearance at a meeting of the Three Choirs. It was not, as may be thought, the result of a reading of Froissart's ' Chronicles ' ; rather was it inspired by recollection of a scene in Scott's Old Mortality', in which Claverhouse tells Morton of the delights of reading the old historian.

Contributors

Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: 10 'THE DRAWING-ROOM GOES TO TOWN'

Records of some highly respectable drawing-room instruments played in swing time. Presented by Alec Bristow

Contributors

Presented By: Alec Bristow

: 'MUSICAL FLASHBACKS'

1—Devised by Jack Simpson and Sutherland Scott , with Jack Simpson , his Sextet, Betty Kent , and guest artists. Presented by David Miller
Jack Simpson , who formed his Sextet in May, 1940, joined the Royal Dragoon Guards when he was fifteen and was the youngest mounted drummer in the Army. With the Horse Guards Band he used to appear at Lord Mayor's shows and all the Tattoos. After twelve years' service, he took up dance-band music as a career, and has played drums, tympany, and xylophone with almost all the leading dance bands. In this programme he is flashing back to music popular a year ago.

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Simpson
Unknown: Sutherland Scott
Unknown: Jack Simpson
Unknown: Betty Kent
Presented By: David Miller
Presented By: Jack Simpson

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Percival Mackey and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Percival MacKey

: 'EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA'

with Marjorie Westbury , Courtney Hope , Peter Evans , Godfrey Baseley , and Jack Wilson and his Versatile Five. Produced by Martyn C Webster

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Courtney Hope
Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Godfrey Baseley
Unknown: Jack Wilson
Produced By: Martyn C Webster

: MASSED BAND CONCERT

Besses o' th' Barn Band, conductor, W. Wood ; Black Dyke Mills Band, conductor, A. 0. Pearce; Foden's Motor Works Band, conductor, F. Mortimer ; Massed Bands conducted by J. Henry lies. From a concert hall in the South
Forty-one years ago, on January 20, 1900, J. Henry lies, the founder and director of the National Band Festival, conducted his first great massed band concert in the Albert Hall. Today's broadcast will be a link with that event, as two of the bands, Besses and Black Dyke , took part in the original concert. From the concert in 1900 came the idea of the National Band Festival, which, apart from the war years, has been an annual gathering of brass bands, originally at the Crystal Palace and later at the Alexandra Palace.

Contributors

Conductor: W. Wood
Conductor: F. Mortimer
Conducted By: J. Henry
Unknown: J. Henry
Unknown: Albert Hall.
Unknown: Black Dyke
Unknown: Alexandra Palace.

: MOZART

Sonata in D for two pianos (K.448) played by York Bowen and Harry Isaacs

Contributors

Played By: York Bowen
Played By: Harry Isaacs

: 'YNYS YR ADAR'

Sgwrs gan Edgar H. Thomas. (Talk in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar H. Thomas.

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Tom and the Beanstalk' : pocket pantomime from a real theatre, with Dorothy Summers , Tommy Handley , Jack Train , Vera Lennox , Sidney Keith , Horace Percival , Charles Pen rosej and the Revue Orchestra, con-
TOMMY HANDLEY ducted by- Hyam Greenbaum. Devised and written by Dorothy Worsley. Produced by Sam Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Summers
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Vera Lennox
Unknown: Sidney Keith
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Charles Pen
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: Hyam Greenbaum.
Written By: Dorothy Worsley.
Produced By: Sam Jones

: NEWS

National and Regional announcementf

: ' BEHIND THE LAUGHTER'

Romance of the circus and the music-halls in six episodes. Devised by Georgie Wood. Written by Raymond Bennett and Georgie Wood. Radio adaptation by Gordon Crier. Music by Kenneth Leslie-Smith . Produced by Vernon Harris
Principal characters in Episode 6
Augmented Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Tement

Contributors

Unknown: Georgie Wood.
Written By: Raymond Bennett
Written By: Georgie Wood.
Unknown: Gordon Crier.
Music By: Kenneth Leslie-Smith
Produced By: Vernon Harris
Unknown: Billy Tement
Syd Fletcher: Reginald Purdell
Maisie Fletcher: Joyce Barbour
Charles Fletcher: Fred Yule
Freddie Hawkins: Ian Sadler
Fenton: Dick Francis
Sir Paul Eckington: Hugh Morton

: 'IN TOWN TONIGHT'

'Once again we stop the London traffic in order to bring to you some of the interesting people who are In Town Tonight' ; introducing personalities from every walk of life in interviews with Elizabeth Cowell and Roy Rich. Edited and produced by C. F. Meehan.

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Cowell
Unknown: Roy Rich.
Produced By: C. F. Meehan.

: 'THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER'

Major David Maxwell Fyfe , K.C., M.P.

Contributors

Unknown: Major David Maxwell Fyfe

: THEY ALSO SERVE'

Some unfamiliar aspects of the Royal Air Force. No. 9—' New Recruit'. Produced by Peter Watts
[Home Service continued on p. 22

Contributors

Produced By: Peter Watts

: 'MUSIC-HALL'

with Jeanne de Casalis , Billy Ford-ham, The Two Leslies
BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Compere, Philip Slessor

Contributors

Unknown: Jeanne de Casalis
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell.
Unknown: Philip Slessor

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

by Elmer Davis

Contributors

Unknown: Elmer Davis

: ' CAFE DES EXILES '

Sixth edition, devised and written by Wilfrid Rooke Ley. A ' Saturday at Nine-Thirty-Five' programme with Andrea Malandrinos , Gabrielle Casartelli , Arsene Kirilloff , Charles Mason , Violet Marquesita , Wilfrid Rooke Ley
BBC Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Mark H. Lubbock. Presented by Desmond Davis

Contributors

Written By: Wilfrid Rooke Ley.
Unknown: Andrea Malandrinos
Unknown: Gabrielle Casartelli
Unknown: Arsene Kirilloff
Unknown: Charles Mason
Unknown: Violet Marquesita
Conducted By: Mark H. Lubbock.
Presented By: Desmond Davis

: 'LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS'

Shortened form of Evensong

: TWO UNUSUAL PLAYS

1-1 The Dancers ' adapt y Norman Edwards from
Eric Linklater 's short story
2-1 The Dappled Faun ' by Norman Edwards
Produced by Val Gielgud

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Edwards
Unknown: Eric Linklater
Unknown: Norman Edwards
Produced By: Val Gielgud
G P Pomfret: Laidman Browne
John Corrigall: John Rae
Mrs Pomfret: Gladys Young
Joan Pomfret: Jenny Laird
Otto Samways: Ivan Samson
Lt -Commander Hugo Disney, R N: Philip Cunningham
Policeman: John Laurie
First passenger: Heron Carvic
Second passenger: Roy Emerton
Mr Pinto: Roy Emerton
Ferriostok: G R Schjelderup
Duke of Rustington: Ronald Squire
George St George: Ivan Samson
Lady Felicity Cottonon: Elizabeth Scott
Lord Hector Moreover: Philip Cunningham
A native of the East: Roy Emerton
A stranger: Heron Carvic

: PERCIVAL MACKEY

and his Orchestra, with Monti Ryan , Cyril Shane , and Geoff Watts

Contributors

Unknown: Monti Ryan
Unknown: Cyril Shane
Unknown: Geoff Watts








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