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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Art Tatum , American coloured jazz pianist

Contributors

Unknown: Art Tatum

: 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

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

: SIDNEY TORCH

at the theatre organ, in a programme of music by Albert Ketelbey
Overture : Chal Romano Wedgwood Blue
In a Persian Market
Sanctuary of the Heart
By the Blue Hawaiian Waters

Contributors

Music By: Albert Ketelbey

: BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Richard Crean

Contributors

Conductor: Richard Crean

: If Any Man Serve Me

A devotional reading: 'The Sabbath Rest of the Redeemer'

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack Simpson and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Simpson

: MUSIC OF THE SUNNY SOUTH

A tango, a rumba, a sentimental melody, played by members of Southern Serenade, directed by Reg Leopold. Presented by Fred Hartley

Contributors

Directed By: Reg Leopold.
Presented By: Fred Hartley

: 'TUNES I HAVE PROMISED'

Reginald Dixon at the organ of the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Dixon

: 'TO DIVERT'

played by the BBC Scottish Orchestra : conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Conductor: Guy Warrack

: Workers' Playtime

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

: ' BACKS TO THE LAND

' Ducks and Drakes', by Alan Thompson and Charles Roscoe

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Thompson
Unknown: Charles Roscoe

: GERALDO

arid 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

: Rachmaninoff

Cello Sonata in G minor played by Kathleen Moorhouse (cello) and Lucy Pierce (piano)
Rachmaninoff's Sonata for cello and piano belongs to that group of fine works, such as the Symphony No. 2 in E minor and the Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, written at the turn of the present century, the themes of which are all curiously related, particularly the C minor Piano Concerto and the Cello Sonata. The latter is beautifully written for both instruments, and the music is characteristically lyrical in style and sombre in mood.

Contributors

Cellist: Kathleen Moorhouse
Pianist: Lucy Pierce

: 'BRAND NEW'

Variety programme by Northern discoveries. Produced by Richard North

Contributors

Produced By: Richard North

: Music While You Work

Band of H.M. Royal Marines (Ports-mouth Division), conducted by Captain F. Vivian Dunn , M.V.O., Director of Music, Royal Marines

Contributors

Conducted By: Captain F. Vivian Dunn

: 'THE REVENGE'

by Charles Villiers Stanford. Performed by the Swansea Municipal Choir and the Brangwyn Hall Orchestra (conductor, Ivor Owen )

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Villiers Stanford.
Conductor: Ivor Owen

: BBC SALON ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater

Contributors

Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

: ' HURRAH FOR HOLLYWOOD!'

' Spy in Black Garters ' : another mammoth million-dollar epic from the Drearitone Studios. Hollywood burlesque, with records, devised and written by Roy Plomley , and produced by Frederick Piffard. Cast includes Roy Plomley , Cecile Chevreau , and Richard George
In searching through the extravaganzas of the film world, Roy Plomley has found himself faced with an almost inexhaustible supply of themes upon which to exercise his own inimitable fun. This afternoon he has picked on the figure of to- international spy as she is veen by the moguls of moviedom. This almost legendary witch with the snaky gown, the long cigarette-holder, the Russian name, and the enigmatic glance, has for long been- beloved by those who ' cod ' her. Even if she does not nowadays exist in fact, it is a happy and entertaining thought that she should continue to exist in fiction. Roy Plomley , at any rate, believes ;n this aspect of her slinky self, and is certainly the man to put her across.

Contributors

Written By: Roy Plomley
Duced By: Frederick Piffard.
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Cecile Chevreau
Unknown: Richard George
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: 'CROESO, WANWYN'

Ysbryd y tymor mewn pennill a chan. Y cyfarwyddo gan Sam Jones. (Verse and song in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Sam Jones.

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Nursery rhymes and singing games ' The White Rose of Gask' : songs and stories about Carolina, Lady Nairne, devised by Edith Maxtone Graham and Elizabeth Kyle

Contributors

Unknown: Edith Maxtone
Unknown: Elizabeth Kyle

: NEWS

National and Regional announcement*

: THE ORCHESTRA ENTERTAINS

Favourite pieces, including the Overture to Donizetti's ' Daughter of the Regiment', the Ballet Music from Schubert's Rosamunde, Meyerbeer's Coronation March, the Waltz from Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty, and Weber's Perpetuum mobile, played by the BBC Orchestra, conducted by Clarence Raybould

Contributors

Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: ' 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 E. G. R. Lloyd D.S.O., M.P. ,

Contributors

Unknown: Major E. G. R. Lloyd D.S.O., M.P.

: - ESCAPE TO FREEDOM '

No. 3-' The Adventure of the Stolen Seaplane', by L. de Jong. Produced by Robert Kemp
No two escape stories are alike, and therein lies their fascination when retold for both the reader and the listener. Ever since Germany took over the Western seaboard of Europe people have been escaping-Norwegians, Danes, Dutch, and French-men. There have been others too, from Poland, from Austria, and from Czechoslovakia. This evening's story of escape is, like its predecessors, perfectly true. It describes how three Dutch students and a girl planned to outwit the organisation of a German air base in Holland and come to this country. With an impudence and a courage almost unbelievable, these four made off with a Nazi seaplane practically under the eyes of those who were guarding it. Needless to say, it was not all just a question .of starting up the engine and flying off, and it is the details of difficulty, suspense, and danger, that should make this reconstruction of a brave action so well worth while hearing.

Contributors

Unknown: L. de Jong.
Produced By: Robert Kemp

: SATURDAY SOCIAL

featuring Jack Warner , Billy Russell , Jeanne de Casalis , 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

: BBC MILITARY BAND

Conducted by William J. Matthews

Contributors

Conducted By: William J. Matthews

: SERVICE FOR EASTER EVE

Theme : ' Into thy hands I commend my spirit'
Prayers
Abide with me (A. and M. 27 ; C.H.
286)
Reading : St. Mark 15, vv. 37-47 ;
Hebrews 10, vv. 19-21
Address by the Most
Rev. William Temple , D.D., Archbishop of York
Peace, perfect peace (A. and M.
537 ; C.H. 444)
Blessing

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. William Temple

: ' DR. JOHNSON DINES OUT'

by Robert GittTngs. Produced by Stephen Potter

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Gitttngs.
Produced By: Stephen Potter
Dr Johnson: Cecil Trouncer
Mr Wilkes: Abraham Sofaer
Mr Boswell: James McKechnie
Mrs Williams: Gladys Young
Frank: Roy Emerton
Mr Dilly: Harold Scott
Mrs Knowles: Molly' Rankin

: NUINSKI MEMOIR

Reminiscent programme with gramophone records devised by Poppoea Vanda , and presented by Philip Bate
This evening's programme recalling the great Polish dancer has been specially written by Poppoea Vanda , who knew all the great dancers of the, Diaghilev Ballet at its finest period and numbers among her more intimate friends Thamar Karsavina and Olga Spessivtseva. Poppcea Vanda is also the author of the ballet David, which was produced by the Markova-Dolin Company in 1935 with great success.

Contributors

Unknown: Poppoea Vanda
Presented By: Philip Bate
Written By: Poppoea Vanda
Unknown: Thamar Karsavina
Unknown: Olga Spessivtseva.
Unknown: Poppcea Vanda

: OSCAR RABIN

and his Band








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