and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
New Light Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Joseph Lewis , on gramophone records
Exercises for men : Coleman Smith
7.40 Exercises for women :
An anthology of favourites
Patricia Burke. At the piano, Jimmy Bailey
Topical magazine programme
News commentary and interlude
from p. 5 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 22 of ' Each Returning Day '
Harry Leader and his Band
In his last broadcast of the term Noel Barber invited questions on 'current affairs ' from boys and girls who had listened to the series during the term. So many inquiries came in that the number of broadcasts was extended from one to five, and throughout July he and various experts are answering them.
(by permission of the Air Council). Conducted by Wing Commander R. P. O'Donnell, M.V.O., Organising Director of Music, Royal Air Force
BBC Northern Orchestra, conducted by Idris Lewis
Eighty-sixth of the Northern series of lunch-time concerts, presented to their fellow workers by members of the staff of a works engaged on war production. Arranged and presented by Victor Smythe
' Your Fuel Rationing Form', by Douglas Houghton
Thirteen million householders have to complete and return their fuel rationing forms to the Local Fuel Overseers. This recorded repeat of Douglas Houghton 's talk, broadcast on Tuesday of last week explains how and why this must be done.
Gramophone postscript by Alec Bristow to his recent series of childishly easy lessons on 'How to Write a Hit'
BBC Singers and members of the BBC Qhorus, conducted by Herbert Murrill
played by the BBC Midland Light Orchestra, conducted by Joseph Lewis
Chanson de matin Carissima
Suite of Four Elgar Songs: 1 Rondel ;
2 Queen Mary's Song ; 3 The Shepherd's Song ; 4 Like to the damask rose arr. Haydn Wood
Dream Children No. 2 Chanson de nuit
Sevillana (Spanish Scene)
Elgar was just as great a master of light music as he was of music of symphonic proportions. Granted the ideas in his more frankly popular pieces are slighter than in his larger and more serious works, but the same deft and polished touch is noticeable in the workmanship. This afternoon's programme includes some of Elgar's most charming short pieces, such as the ' Chanson de matin ' and ' Chanson de nuit ', which were originally written for violin and piano. The scoring for wood-wind, homs, and piano (or harp) of both these pieces is a model of economy and effectiveness. Perhaps the most subtle and delicate piece in this programme is ' Dream Children ' No. 2.
Billy Mayerl and his Band -'
For the first time children now living in Bloemfontein exchange greetings with their parents in this country. Programme arranged in collaboration with the South African Broadcasting Corporation.
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Sgwrs gan Stephen. J. Williams. (Talk in Welsh)
5.20 ' Said the Cat to the Dog', by Martin Armstrong. .. No. 10-' Magic '
5.45 Clear and Cool ' : verse and music about rivers, arranged by Geoffrey Dearmer and John Keir Cross
5.55 Children's Hour prayers
National and Regional announcements
Astra Desmond (contralto). Harriet Cohen (piano). BBC Symphony Orchestra (leader, Paul Beard ), conducted by Sir Henry Wood
Suite No. 1, in C
Piano Concerto No. 5, in F minor
Aria Strike at last, 0 hour I long for
(Church Cantata No. 53)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, in G.
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
2-What is the ' Life of Prayer ' ? : talk by the Rev. Father Gerald Vann, O.P.
Musical comedy by James T. Tanner. Music by Lionel Monckton. Produced by Stephen Thomas. With a cast of well-known West-End artists. BBC Theatre Chorus, and BBC Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
The Quaker Girl appeared on November 5, 1910, at the Adelphi, being the piece with which George Edwardes began his management of the theatre. It was described at the time as a combination of musical comedy and comic opera, and had an immense success. All seats were booked for a month before the curtain rose for the first time ; the show ran, with 536 performances, until March 1912. In the title role-as the demure Prudence, who left her village home to become a mannequin in Paris-Gertie Millar found her best-known part. Hayden Coffin , who played Captain Charteris, wrote of the production that it seemed to have no outstanding numbers, but the waltz ' Come to the Ball' is probably now best remembered.
By permission of Columbia Pictures Corporation, based on the play by Edward Percy and Reginald Denham , and first presented by William Molli son. Adapted by Cynthia Pughe. Produced by Howard Rose
Talk by George Blake
played by Tim Wright and his Band
String Trio in B flat played by the Silverman Trio
Reading of prose or poetry selected by a guest to the microphone. Presented by Edward Sackville-West
with Beryl Davis, Georgina, Len Camber, George Evans, Derek Roy, the Singing Sweethearts, Three Boys and a Girl
Geraldo and his