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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Solomon (piano)

: UP IN THE MORNING EARLY

Exercises for men : Coleman Smith
7.40 Exercises for women : May Brown

Contributors

Unknown: Coleman Smith

: TUNE FOR TODAY

An anthology of favourites

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS !

A thought for today : Rev. A. Walford Deakin

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. A. Walford Deakin

: NEWS

Programme Parade

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

Problems and ideas from all parts of the country as seen by the Food Reporter

: ' SHOW SOUVENIRS'

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

Contributors

Arranged By: Roy Plomley

: HAROLD COOMBS

at the theatre organ

: BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Richard Crean , with Muriel Sotham (contralto)

Contributors

Conductor: Richard Crean
Contralto: Muriel Sotham

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 98 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 32 of ' Each Returning Day'

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Percival Mackey and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Percival MacKey

: THE LITTLE ORCHESTRA

Directed by Jack Hardy

Contributors

Directed By: Jack Hardy

: FRENCH MUSIC

played by the BBC Scottish Orchestra, conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Conductor: Guy Warrack

: MUSIC FROM THE CELTIC LANDS

Revue Chorus and BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Mansel Thomas

Contributors

Conducted By: Mansel Thomas

: 'WORKERS' PLAYTIME'

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

: ' BACKS TO THE LAND

' Chick Rearing ', by Alan Thomp son and Leonard Tumill
Leonard Turnill is Assistant Poultry Instructor for Kent, and this discussion will make particular reference to the simplicity of rearing a few chicks- in hot-water-bottle brooders.

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Thomp
Unknown: Leonard Tumill
Unknown: Leonard Turnill

: DANCE MUSIC

played by the Scottish Variety Orchestra, conducted by Ronnie Munro

Contributors

Conducted By: Ronnie Munro

: 'OFFENBACH'S TALES OF HOFFMANN'

Fantastical opera-ballet, in a new scenic version by George Kirsta , presented by Albion Operas Ltd. English words by Edward Agate ; additional text by Olive Moore. London Opera Orchestra (leader, Maurice Linden ) : conductor, Walter Susskind. From a theatre in the South
Introduction : Offenbach presenting his characters
Prologue : Luther's Tavern
Act I : Olympia ; Spalanzani's
Drawing-Room
Here is the ever popular opera Tales of Hoffmann in a new scenic version by George Kirsta. The story, of course, is the same as the original one, but here Offenbach himself appears on the stage, and among various new features a ballet has been introduced into the production in such a way that certain parts of the action are emphasised by the dancing. Furthermore, at the end of the opera there is a new scene, based on an excerpt from La Belle Hélène, which is not, however, being broadcast at present.

Contributors

Unknown: George Kirsta
Unknown: Edward Agate
Leader: Maurice Linden
Conductor: Walter Susskind.
Unknown: George Kirsta.
Offenbach: Percy Heming
Hoffmann: Henry Wendon
Prima Donna: Victoria Sladen
Andreas: Esme Percy
Paris: Frank Staff
Belle Helene: Elisabeth Schooling
Voice of the Muse: Joan Tribe
Offenbach: Percy Heming
Andreas: Esme Percy
Luther: Julius Gutmann
Waitress: Peggy Hale
Hoffmann's Friends: Howard Fry,
Hoffmann's Friends: Rudolph Offenbach
Hoffmann: Henry Wendon
Nicklaus: Patrick Hoey
Hoffmann: Henry Wendon
Cochenille: Esmé Percy
Spalanzani: Werner Simon
Hoffmann: Henry Wendon
Nicklaus: Patrick Hoey
Coppelius: Percy Heming
Olympia: Joan Tribe

: 'JUST A MINUTE

Second of two gramophone programmes devised by Harold Neden

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Neden

: CELLO MUSIC

played by William Pleeth

Contributors

Played By: William Pleeth

: ' RHYTHM ISN'T RATIONED'

3-March, with Mae Bamber and Gerald Howe Chantler. Produced by Richard North

Contributors

Unknown: Mae Bamber
Unknown: Gerald Howe Chantler.
Produced By: Richard North

: 'DAYS GONE BY'

Second of a series of gramophone programmes presented by Basil Maine

Contributors

Presented By: Basil Maine

: £ 250 RED CROSS RADIO CONTEST

in aid of the Red Cross Penny-a-Week Fund, devised by Neil Munro , and arranged and presented by Ronald Waldman. Specially recorded programme. Entire entry fees devoted to the Red Cross Penny-a-Week Fund. (To be repeated in the Forces programme on Monday, March 9, at 7.0 p.m.)
Last day for posting your entries is Thursday, March 12, and the address it £ 250 Red Cross Radio Contest, London, W.C.2.

Contributors

Unknown: Neil Munro
Presented By: Ronald Waldman.

: 1 YR HEN GIANDO'

Sgwrs gan y Parch. G. E. Breeze. (Talk in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: G. E. Breeze.

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 'The Three Wayfarers West-Country tale by Melville Balfour. Songs by Eileen Vaughan
5.50 'More about my imaginary island', by R. J. E. Silvey

Contributors

Songs By: Eileen Vaughan
Unknown: R. J. E. Silvey

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements

: THE ORCHESTRA ENTERTAINS

Favourite pieces, including Herold's Overture : Zampa ; the Nocturne and March of the Dwarfs from Grieg's Lyric Suite ;. the Popular Song from Walton's Façade; and Dance of the Sylphs and Hungarian March 'from Berlioz's Damnation of Faust. They are played by the BBC Orchestra, conducted by Basil Cameron

Contributors

Unknown: Basil Cameron

: '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

Gordon Macdonald , M.P.

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon MacDonald

: ' REGIMENTAL FLASH '

5-The Royal 22nd Regiment of Canada. Script by an officer of the Canadian Military Headquarters Overseas. Produced by H. Rooney Pelletier.

Contributors

Produced By: H. Rooney

: 'SATURDAY SOCIAL'

featuring Jack Warner , Billy Russell , Jeanne de Casalis , and Phyllis Robins , supported by well-known Variety acts. BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Script by Max Kester. Produced by Harry S. Pepper

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Warner
Unknown: Billy Russell
Unknown: Jeanne de Casalis
Unknown: Phyllis Robins
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell.
Script By: Max Kester.
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

Elmer Davis

Contributors

Unknown: Elmer Davis

: LYDIA LOPOKOVA

in ' Imperial Ballet', a programme arranged and presented by Stanford Robinson , who conducts the BBC Theatre Orchestra
Listeners with long memories may remember two programmes of ballet music played by the BBC Theatre Orchestra in 1934 .'and 1938, which were introduced by one of the most delightful and famous of all Russian dancers, Lydia Lopo kova. Tonight she introduces the first of a new series in which she herself will appear, to tell of the dances she has danced and the dancers with whom she has worked during her career. Tonight's programme includes music from Casse Noisette, Swan Lake, The Firebird, Prince Igor, and La Boutique Fantasque.

Contributors

Presented By: Stanford Robinson
Dancers: Lydia Lopo

: ' DARK INTRUDER'

Play by Dale Collins. Produced by Fred O'Donovan
Crowd : Robert Marsden , John Bryning , Cyril Gardiner , Stanley Lathbury , Neville Gates

Contributors

Play By: Dale Collins.
Produced By: Fred O'Donovan
Unknown: Robert Marsden
Unknown: John Bryning
Unknown: Cyril Gardiner
Unknown: Stanley Lathbury
Unknown: Neville Gates
Josie: Phyllis Neilson-Terry
Carl Schmidt: Abraham Sofaer
Pop O'Brien: Harry Hutchinson
Miner: Ivor Barnard
Pilot: Carl Bernard
Otto: Arthur Young

: SOVIET MUSIC

Violin solos played by Edward Silverman

Contributors

Played By: Edward Silverman

: OSCAR RABIN

and his Band, with Harry Davis , featuring Beryl Davis , Diane, Cyril Shane , Four Jacks and a Jill, Jan Zalski , Eddie Palmer at the Novachord

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davis
Unknown: Beryl Davis
Unknown: Cyril Shane
Unknown: Jan Zalski
Unknown: Eddie Palmer








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