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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Teddy Grace, singer of blues

: Up in the Morning Early

Exercises for men : George Welton
7.40 Exercises for women : Doris Robertson

Contributors

Unknown: George Welton
Unknown: Doris Robertson

: Tune for Today

An anthology of favourites

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

Reading from the Gospels, by Robert Speaight

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Speaight

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

' A man in the kitchen '

: ' TAKE YOUR CHOICE

Records taken at random from the rack

: BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Richard Crean , with Nora Savage (soprano)
ORCHESTRA
NORA SAVAGE AND ORCHESTRA

Contributors

Conductor: Richard Crean
Soprano: Nora Savage

: TERENCE CASEY

at the organ of the Gaumont State, Kilborn

: ' IF ANY MAN SERVE ME'

A devotional reading. Maundy Thursday meditation on the New Commandment of Jesus

: THE DAILY SERVICE

for Thursday in Holy Week

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Percival Mackey and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Percival MacKey

: REGINALD FOORT

at the theatre organ

: Workers' Playtime

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

: 'CALLING ALL WOMEN'

Talk by Lady Stapledon

Contributors

Talk By: Lady Stapledon

: WHAT SORT OF A MAN ' WAS ... HANDEL?'

Second of a series of gramophone programmes in which. Helen Henschel endeavours to answer the question so often asked
Helen Henschel is daughter of the late Sir George Henschel. With a father like
Sir George, who was singer, composer, and conductor, it was only to be expected that Helen would have musical inclinations. She had made her name as a singer of songs to her own piano accompaniment, and excels in the English folk song, the French chanson, and the Negro spiritual. To these accomplishments have been added, as many will agree who have listened to her other programmes of this type in the past, a delightful manner as a broadcaster.

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Henschel
Unknown: Helen Henschel
Unknown: Sir George Henschel.

: FRED HARTLEY

and his Music, with Mervyn Saunders

Contributors

Unknown: Mervyn Saunders

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Oscar Grasso and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Oscar Grasso

: BBC ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult. Jack. Mackintosh (trumpet)

Contributors

Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult.

: 'WHAT I'M READING NOW'

Talk by Desmond Hawkins

Contributors

Talk By: Desmond Hawkins

: Everything Stops for Tea

with Marjorie Westbury , Courtney Hope , Godfrey Baseley , Philip Gar ston-Jones, and Jack Wilson and his Versatile Five. Produced by Martyn C. Webster

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Courtney Hope
Unknown: Godfrey Baseley
Unknown: Philip Gar
Unknown: Jack Wilson
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster

: GWASANAETH COSBER

(Studio Service in Welsh). Cymerir y
Gweddiau o'r llyfr' Bob Bore o
Newydd '

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Bore

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 ' Old Peter's Russian Tales ' by Arthur Ransome. 7-' Alenoushka and her Brother'
5.40 ' 'All the Fun of the Fiesta' : heydays and holidays in Panama and Pacific. A tune or two and a yam or two, by W. Ivor Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Ransome.
Unknown: W. Ivor Williams

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements

: IRENE VANBRUGH

in ' An Idyll for Miss Cleeshaw', a little adventure in the dark. Written by James Dyrenforth , with music by Alan Paul. Produced by Tom Ronald and Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Mansel Thomas
Six columns of the stage ' Who's Who ' tell us everything-and nothing-about Dame Irene Vanbrugh. They recite the details of the career which brought her from the seclusion of a prebendarial hearth to the forefront of the contemporary stage; but Irene Vanbrugh is a magic, and a voice, and a wave of the sea.
Older playgoers mark their lives byothe golden milestones of her appearincesspirited in Pinero, gay or wistful by turns in Barrie, always clothing the warmth of her personality with the seemingly effortless technique which makes, alas 1, so many of her most brilliant juniors seem inspired amateurs by comparison.
' Rosalind ', ' Lady Mary Lasenby ',
' Rose Trelawny '-these are triumphs of the past, but she could create them anew today. She has never lost her conquests, and every year extends them with her- undying charm, her grace and the effortless music of the voice which Tom Ronald brings to the microphone tonight.

Contributors

Written By: James Dyrenforth
Music By: Alan Paul.
Produced By: Tom Ronald
Conducted By: Mansel Thomas
Unknown: Dame Irene Vanbrugh.
Unknown: Irene Vanbrugh
Unknown: Lady Mary Lasenby
Unknown: Tom Ronald
Emma Cleeshaw: Irene Vanbrugh
Mr Rayland: Carleton Hobbs
Aunt Maude: Joan Young
The couple at the next table: Olivia Burleigh
The couple at the next table: Foster Carlin
The waiter: Michael Lynd
The cashier: Gwen Lewis
Narrator: James Dyrenforth

: TODAY IN ULSTER

Alfred Campbell discusses some of the regulations governing wartime life in Northern Ireland, and Tommy Thompson adds his rhyming comment on the Ulster news of the fortnight

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Campbell
Unknown: Tommy Thompson

: ' PLEASE BEGIN WITH US '

' Where do we come in ?** : Sir Richard Livingstone , President of the Association for Education in Citizenship, suggests an answer to the question most young workers are asking

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Livingstone

: SOLOMON

plays Schumann's Carnival for piano
Schumann's ' Carnival ' is one of the most effective displays of pure dancing in the ballet repertoire. Schumann himself described it as a 'Masked Ball and actually it is a series of sketches so cleverly illustrating passing incidents in a ballroom that to interpret it in terms of dance and gesture and to put it on the stage was inevitable.
As piano music 'Carnival' is one of the outstanding achievements of the romantic period and can be placed alongside Chopin's music for perfection of keyboard style and beauty of effect.

: ' RESISTANCE UNTO DEATH'

The Low Countries under Hitler's rule. Produced by John Glyn-Jones

Contributors

Produced By: John Glyn-Jones

: WAR COMMENTARY

by Group Captain W. Helmore

Contributors

Unknown: Captain W. Helmore

: BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 4, in B flat played by the BBC Orchestra, conducted by Clarence Reybould
The majority of Beethoven's nine symphonies are genial in mood, particularly the even numbers. The No. 4 in B flat, for instance, is full of exuberant spirits, even the slow movement and the slow introduction to the first movement have no hint of tragedy. although in both there are moments of agitation and mystery. There are the customary four movements, the slow movement coming second and the scherzo third

Contributors

Unknown: Clarence Reybould

: EVENING SERVICE

for Maundy Thursday. Theme :
' Why hast thou forsaken me ? '
Prayers
Jesu, grant me this, I pray (A. and M. 182)
Reading : Psalms 22 and 130 Address by the Most
Rev. William Temple , D.D., Archbishop of York
There is a green hill (A. and M.
332 ; C.H. 105)
Blessing

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. William Temple

: 'GRIM FAIRY TALE'

Play by Monckton Hoffe. Produced by Val Gielgud and various persons in a bar, sailors, constables, a chaplain, warders, etc.

Contributors

Play By: Monckton Hoffe.
Duced By: Val Gielgud
Story-teller: Monckton Hoffe
Mendover: Leon M Lion
Gwenny: Grizelda Hervey
Olaf: G R Schitiderup
Inspector Holmes: Allan Jeayes
A Judge: Laidman Browne

: GERALDO

and his Orchestra, with Dorothy Carless , Len Camber , George Evans , Derek Roy. and Three Boys and a Girl

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Len Camber
Unknown: George Evans
Unknown: Derek Roy.








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