and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Alfred Cortot (piano)
Exercises for men : Coleman Smith
7.40 Exercises for women : Audrey Nicol
An anthology of favourites
A thought for today : Rev. Dom.
'Bernard Clements , O.S.B.
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler
Topical magazine programme
News commentary and interlude
from p. 53 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 58 of 'Each Returning Day'
At Collins and his Orchestra
News commentary and interlude
11.0 MUSIC AND MOVEMENT FOR JUNIORS : Ann Driver. ' Long and Short Notes '
11.20 CURRENT AFFAIRS
11.40 HOW THINGS BEGAN : 'Men Make Laws '. Tom and Polly* once again visit Mr. Gray's library in the museum. They learn how and why laws were made and hear how business 'and civic affairs were conducted in the Ancient East
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Lunch-time concert presented to their fellow workers by members of the staff pf an armament works somewhere in the North. Arranged and presented by Victor Smythe
Plotside broadcasts from a BBC aUotment cultivated by the Outside Broadcasting Department. Commentator, Michael Standing. Adviser, Roy Hay. From a London residential square
played by C. H. Trevor
Preludium ; Minuetto van den Gheyn (1721-1785)
Trumpet March.Colfs (early 18th century) Toccata and Fugue in C ;, Pastorale in D
Fugue in A minor ; Fugue in D
1.50 MUSIC MAKING: 'More about Phrasing '. Ronald Biggs and a group of children
2.10 Interval music
2.15 GENERAL SCIENCE : Notes and noises. ' How fast does sound travel ? ' by Joseph Lauwerys
2.35 Interval music
2.40 JUNIOR ENGLISH : Serial play, ' Robin Hood '—Part 2
A. J. Powell and his Banjo Octet
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
William Walton 's ' Music for Children ' consists of a series of short pieces originally written in 1940 for piano duet. They are delightful little pieces, although very slight in texture, and the composer has orchestrated them with great brilliance and charm.
Sgwrs gan Edward Morgan. (Talk in Welsh)
5.20 ' Children's Magazine '—No. 2, edited by Eileen Molony and John Keir Cross
5.55 Children's Hour prayers
followed by National and Regional announcements
A national magazine introduced by Frank Gillard
as Bill Snibson (the famous character created by him in Arthur Rose 's play ' Twenty to One ' and again in ' Me and My Girl in a series of comedy thrillers called ' Snibson's Choice ', with Marjery Wyn as his girl Polly. Music specially written by Noel Gay and played by Mantovani and his Orchestra. Story written by Cyril Campion and Max Kester.
1-' The Laws of God' : first of a series of talks by the Rev. William Paton , D.D.
under the auspices of Allied Governments. Organised by the Royal Philharmonic Society in collaboration with the Concert Society. Eighth concert : London Symphony Orchestra (leader, George Stratton ), conducted by John Barbirolli
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Debussy's ' L'Apres-midi d'un faune ' is a musical interpretation of a poem by the French poet Stephane Mallarme. It has been said that the poem is so elusive in meaning, so subtle in its refinements of language, that it is practically untranslatable into another tongue. Debussy's is perhaps the only medium suited to an exposition of the poem. The picture is of a faun who, waking at dawn in the forest, tries to recall what happened to him before he fell asleep. His musings are confused with visions of nymphs who spent the afternoon with him and the possibility that the whole thing has been a dream coloured with the music of his own flute.
Robert Morley and others in scenes from ' The Man Who Came to Dinner', by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. (By permission of Firth Shephard). Programme presented by Barbara Burnham
Playing at the Savoy Theatre for what looks like being a record wartime run is this scintillating, crazy play which was written in the first place as a kind of leg-pull for that famous man-about-the-States, Alexander Woollcott. Rude, ruthless, self-confident, and occasionally kind, Sheridan Whiteside turns inside-out the unhappy home in which an accident detains him. So delighted was Woollcott with the play when it was produced in America that he himself acted the part for a short season in New York. A film of The Man Who Came to Dinner, with Monty Woolley in the part of Sheridan Whiteside , has just been released. This performance and that of Robert Morley should make interesting comparison.
Third of a series of gramophone programmes presented by Compton Mackenzie
Conductor, Arthur O. Pearce
Cuirm-chiuil de na seann orain a bha gu trie ri'n cluinntinn. (Gaelic concert)
Reading of prose or poetry selected by Edith Evans. Presented by Edward Sackville -West