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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Paderewski

: '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. Leslie D. Weatherhead

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Leslie D. Weatherhead

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

' The Radio Doctor '

: MARCH TIME

AND WALTZ TIME
Gramophone records

: ENTR'ACTE PLAYERS

Directed by Sidney Crooke

Contributors

Directed By: Sidney Crooke

: ' OH : LISTEN TO THE BAND!'

Gramophone records of the Band of H.M. Royal Marines (Plymouth Division), conducted by Major F. J. Ricketts
March Fantasy: Nautical Moments (arr.
(Winter)
Hornpipe Bill the Bo'sun (White)
The Two Dons (Alford) (Xylophone duet by B. Wright and L. Wegus )
Quick March: On the Quarter-Deck
(Alford)

Contributors

Conducted By: Major F. J. Ricketts
Unknown: B. Wright
Unknown: L. Wegus

: AT HOME TODAY

Topical magazine programme

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 85 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 10 of ' Each Returning Day'

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Primo Scala 's Accordion Band, directed by Harry Bidgood

Contributors

Unknown: Primo Scala
Directed By: Harry Bidgood

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

11.0 MUSIC AND MOVEMENT FOR JUNIORS : Ann Driver. ' Twos and Threes'
11.20 CURRENT AFFAIRS
11.40 HOW THINGS BEGAN : 'Wheels and Carts ' : the evolution of means of transport in the Ancient East

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Driver.

: MUSIC BY FRENCH COMPOSERS

played by the BBC Military Band, conducted by William J. Matthews

Contributors

Conducted By: William J. Matthews

: WORKS WONDERS

Seventy-fifth lunch-time concert for their fellow-workers by members of the staff of an aTmament works somewhere in the North. Arranged and presented by Victor Smythe

Contributors

Presented By: Victor Smythe

: RADIO ALLOTMENT

Plotside broadcasts from a BBC allotment cultivated by the Outside Broadcasting Department. Commentator, Michael Standing. Adviser, Roy Hay. From a London residential square

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Standing.
Unknown: Roy Hay.

: ORGAN MUSIC

played by G. D. Cunningham
From the Town Hall, Birmingham

Contributors

Played By: G. D. Cunningham

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

1.50 MUSIC MAKING: 'Repeated Notes '. John Horton and a group of children
2.10 Interval music
2.15 GENERAL SCIENCE : Using our senses. ' Science improves on the senses ' : Richard Palmer
2.35 Interval music
2.40 JUNIOR ENGLISH : ' The Story of Bel '. Dramatisation of the oldest detective story in the world

Contributors

Unknown: John Horton
Unknown: Richard Palmer

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ernest Leggett and the Continental Players

Contributors

Unknown: Ernest Leggett

: MUSIC BY WELSH COMPOSERS

BBC Chorus. BBC Orchestra, conducted by Mansel Thomas

Contributors

Unknown: Mansel Thomas

: Cyhoeddiadau Arbennig neu

Sgwrs Amserol. (Special announcements or a topical talk in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Sgwrs Amserol.

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 ' Children of our Allies ' : songs and stories by Czechoslovakian children now living in North Wales
5.55 Children's Hour prayers

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements

: IN BRITAIN NOW

A national magazine introduced by Frank Gillard

Contributors

Introduced By: Frank Gillard

: ' CURTAIN-CALLS ON CLYDE '

Random recollections of famous first nights in Glasgow, selected and introduced by S. R. Littlewood , and produced by Moultrie R. Kelsall

Contributors

Duced By: S. R. Littlewood
Duced By: Moultrie R. Kelsall

: 'THE GONDOLIERS or 'The King of Barataria

Written by W. S. Gilbert ; composed by Arthur Sullivan. (By permission of Rupert D'Oyly Carte. ) Adapted for broadcasting by Gordon Mc-Connel
Narrator, Christopher Stone
BBC Theatre Chorus. BBC Theatre Orchestra: conductor, Stanford Robinson
Act 1. Scene : The Piazzetta, Venice, 1750
The Gondoliers, first performed in 1889, is perhaps the gayest product of the Gilbert-Sullivan collaboration, and is certainly among the two or three most popular in the famous sequence. By command of Queen Victoria it was performed at Windsor Castle ; to it also attaches the melancholy distinction of being that piece during whose run the partners quarrelled, so that several years were to elapse before they resumed work together. The music of The Gondoliers — including such numbers as 4 Take a pair of sparkling eyes ', ' Regular royal queen ', ' The highly respectable gondolier ' and the celebrated Gavotte and Cachucha-have now entertained audiences of comic opera for over half a century; this radio adaptation has been chosen to celebrate the actual date ot the centenary of Sullivan's birth.

Contributors

Written By: W. S. Gilbert
Composed By: Arthur Sullivan.
Unknown: Rupert D'Oyly Carte.
Broadcasting By: Gordon Mc-Connel
Narrator: Christopher Stone
Duke of Plaza-Toro: Frederick Ranalow
Luiz: Geoffrey Dunn
Don Alhambra del Bolero: George Baker
Venetian gondoliers : Marco Palmieri: Jan van Der Gucht
Venetian gondoliers : Giuseppe Palmieri: Roy Henderson
Venetian gondoliers : Antonio: Stanley Riley
Duchess of Plaza-Toro: Gladys Parr
Casilda: Doris Gambell
Gianetta: Gwen Catley
Tessa: Elizabeth Paynter
Inez: Gladys Palmer

: CALLING THE INDUSTRIAL FRONT

Talk by Godfrey Winn

Contributors

Talk By: Godfrey Winn

: 'THE GONDOLIERS'

Act 2. Scene : Pavilion in the Palace of Barataria, three months later

: 'RHAPSODY IN GREY'

New play, specially written for broadcasting by Monckton Hoffe. Produced by Val Gielgud

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Monckton Hoffe.
Produced By: Val Gielgud
The Man: James McKechnie
The Girl: Grizelda Hervey
The Judge: Monckton Hoffe
Arthur: Heron Carvic
Helen: Molly Rankin
Ticket-collector and Waiter: Philip Wade
Porter: Ernest Sefton
Counsel: Allan Jeayes
Superintendent: Alexander Sarner

: SEIRBHIS GHAIDHLIG

(Religious Service in Gaelic)
Salm 34, 1-4 (air fonn ' Evan Urnuigh
Leughadh : 2 Corintianach, 4, 8-18
Salm 51, 7-9 (air fonn ' Martyrdom ')
An searmon : An t-Urr. R.I. MacAoidh,
LL.B.,
Grianaig Salm 89, 15-17 (air fonn ' Stroudwater ')
Am beannachadh
Fear togail fuinn, Ailean Mac Risnidh

Contributors

Unknown: Evan Urnuigh
Unknown: Grianaig Salm

: WEBER

Piano Quartet in B flat, Op. 8, played by the Silverman Piano Quartet I
Weber's Piano Quartet in B flat was written in 1810 when the composer was twenty-four years of age. It is not really representative of Weber, for the expression of his great and individual gifts was shown later in his operas. The music of the Piano Quartet is classical in style, serene and happy in mood, and the writing is very clearly laid out for each of the four instruments.

: And So To Bed

Reading of prose or poetry selected by a guest to the microphone. Presented by Edward Sackville-West

Contributors

Presenter: Edward Sackville-West

: OSCAR RABIN

and his Band, with Harry Davis , featuring Beryl Davis , Diane, Alan Dean , and Eddie Palmer with his novachord

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davis
Unknown: Beryl Davis
Unknown: Alan Dean
Unknown: Eddie Palmer








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