and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Teddy Grace, singer of blues
Exercises for men : George Welton
7.40 Exercises for women : Doris Robertson
An anthology of favourites
Reading from the Gospels, by Robert Speaight
Records taken at random from the rack
Conductor, Richard Crean , with Nora Savage (soprano)
NORA SAVAGE AND ORCHESTRA
at the organ of the Gaumont State, Kilborn
A devotional reading. Maundy Thursday meditation on the New Commandment of Jesus
for Thursday in Holy Week
Percival Mackey and his Band
Lunch-time entertainment for factory-workers, from a factory somewhere in Britain
Talk by Lady Stapledon
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.
and his Music, with Mervyn Saunders
Oscar Grasso and his Orchestra
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult. Jack. Mackintosh (trumpet)
Talk by Desmond Hawkins
with Marjorie Westbury , Courtney Hope , Godfrey Baseley , Philip Gar ston-Jones, and Jack Wilson and his Versatile Five. Produced by Martyn C. Webster
(Studio Service in Welsh). Cymerir y
Gweddiau o'r llyfr' Bob Bore o
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
National and Regional announcements
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.
The couple at the next table:
The couple at the next table:
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
' 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
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.
The Low Countries under Hitler's rule. Produced by John Glyn-Jones
by Group Captain W. Helmore
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
for Maundy Thursday. Theme :
' Why hast thou forsaken me ? '
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)
Play by Monckton Hoffe. Produced by Val Gielgud and various persons in a bar, sailors, constables, a chaplain, warders, etc.
and his Orchestra, with Dorothy Carless , Len Camber , George Evans , Derek Roy. and Three Boys and a Girl