and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of the Four King Sisters, singing in harmony
Exercises for men : Coleman Smith
7.40 Exercises for women : May Brown
An anthology of favourites
Mixed choice of records. The high spot is Nora Blaney and Gwen Farrar in a medley of their successes
Directed by Sidney Crooke
by Janet Wakelin
Janet Wakelin tells of her adventures and life among the gypsies of Central Europe while she was making a study of their songs, music, and folk lore.
News commentary and interlude
from p. 85 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 10 of ' Each Returning Day '
Harry Fryer and his Orchestra
11.0 SINGING TOGETHER : by Herbert Wiseman. Revision programme
11.20 I YSGOLION CYMRU : (For Welsh schools). Diwylliant Cymru, gan Dr. Iorwerth C. Peate. 7-' Chwareuon a Champau '
11.40 ENGLISH FOR UNDER-NINES : Play, ' Fairyfoot' : story of a prince who was bom with small feet in a country where large ones were the fashion. Adapted for broadcasting from the Frances Browne story in ' Granny's Wonderful Chair '
12.0 THE FOUR GOSPELS : 'The Ethical Teaching of Jesus ' (A), by the Rev. Kenneth Riches , Chaplain of the Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Last term the series of talks on ' The Making and Content of the Bible ' dealt with the ways in which the Gospels came to be written. This term they are concerned with the message of the Gospels, and with the attempt to find out what was the original Christianity.
Conducted by Leslie Heward
followed by a recording of last night's postscript
Programme of gramophone records
In 1849 a group of immigrants, searching for their lost cattle, came by chance upon a valley so verdantly green that it was immediately christened ' Grass Valley '. There in the heart of Nevada County, California, gold was found, and within a year of its discovery the valley housed a flourishing little town and supported a thrivingpopulationofminerspanning gold. Great mining skill was, however, required, and in order to work the valley successfully miners were sent for from Cornwall. They settled in the valley, and their descendants have been there ever since, working with the skill of their tradition, and never forgetting their home culture, especially their songs. Some of the songs of the Cornish miners from California have been recorded, and it is these that you will hear this afternoon.
1.50 SCIENCE AND GARDENING : Seeds and Seedlings' : B. A. Keen
2.10 Interval music
2.15 STORIES FROM WORLD HISTORY : ' The Sea Road to India'. How Vasco da Gama sailed round the Cape of Good Hope and reached India
2.35 Interval music
2.40 SENIOR ENGLISH I : English for everyday use. Making a speech.
Bill has to report to the School Committee on certain activities in which he has recently been engaged
Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
composed by Coleridge-Taylor, played by the BBC Salon Orchestra. Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater
Talk by Reginald Arkell
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult. Winifred Small (violin)
WINIFRED SMALL AND ORCHESTRA
Violin Concerto No. 1, in A minor......
Bach Bach 's concertos for a solo performer with orchestra were so often rearranged by his own hand for other instruments that only three concertos for violin have come down to us at the present day in their original form. All of them have slow movements which are among the most serenely beautiful music in existence, though the other movements of the No. I in A minor are a little more austere than some of his purely instrumental pieces.
Ballet Suite, Idomeneo : Chaconne-Pas seul—Passepied—Gavotte—
Sgwrs gan David Thomas. (Talk in Welsh)
5.20 ' The Princess and the Book-worm ' : story by Margaret Gibbs
5.30 'Three's Company.' BBC Men's Chorus, conductor Trevor Harvey. At the piano, John Wills
The Three Crows (students' song)
We he three poor mariners ; We be soldiers three (old songs)
The Three Ravens (old English melody) Three Blind Mice (round)
The Wraggle-Taggle Gypsies (Somerset folk song)
5.45 The Zoo Man
National and Regional announcements
Serial specially written for broadcasting by Lewis Middleton Harvey. Produced by Val Gielgud. Instalment 3 : ' Makings of a Film Star'
Violin Sonata in A minor (Op. 105) played by Max Rostal (violin) and Franz Osborn (piano)
' The Building Industry ' : Hugh Beaver, Director-General, Ministry of Works and Buildings, and Chairman, Central Council for Works and Buildings ; Sir George Burt , Director of a firm of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors ; R. Cop-pock, C.B.E., General Secretary, the National Federation of Building Trades Operatives
(Sequel to ' Crooks' Tour '), by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat. Music by Kenneth Leslie-Smith . Produced by Vernon Harris. Part 3—' You can take it with you ! '
Basil Radford as Charters
Naunton Wayne as Caldicott
Patricia Leonard as Ann Geraldo and his Orchestra
featuring Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra, with Olive Groves, Dorothy Carless , the Singing Troubadour, Len Camber , and the Geraldo Chorus. Presented by Douglas Lawrence
Home Service continued opposite
1—' The Proposal'
Russian comedy by Anton Chekhov , transposed into Scots by James Bridie
2—' Here Comes a Candle '
An Elizabethan possibility by Netta B. Reid Courtiers and Ladies-in-Waiting
Produced by Moultrie R. Kelsall
Elizabeth of England:
will recognise some familiar signatures, sung by Bettie Bucknelle and played by the Dance Orchestra, under the direction of Billy Ternent. Compered and presented by Jimmy Dyrenforth
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Directed by Alfred Jupp , with Cecil Alden