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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: OSCAR MATZKE

(bass), on gramophone records

: THESE WERE NEW

, three years ago
Popular records of August 1939

: ' LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS I

A thought for to-day : Rev. McEwan Lawson

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. McEwan Lawson

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

' Planning the week's food ' : Mrs. Ingillson

: ' LET US BE GAY ! '

Gramophone records

: BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Michael Collins , with Victor Harding (baritone)
March : Carmen Bizet Overture : Mason and LocksmithAuber Songs : In Summertime on Bredon Peel
The Laughing Cavalier Sanderson
Danza AragonesaGranados Dance of the TumblersRimtky-Korsakov Songs : Three Fine Ships Dunhill
One love for everLeslie-Smith Freedom Quilter
Suite : Summer Day« Eric Coates

Contributors

Conducted By: Michael Collins
Baritone: Victor Harding

: THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF WALES

Talk by Professor Ernest Hughes

Contributors

Talk By: Professor Ernest Hughes

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 93 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 32 of ' Each Returning Day'

: ' AY-YI CONGA!'

Mainly for dancers. Gramophone programme written and arranged by J. N. K. Billett

Contributors

Arranged By: J. N. K. Billett

: 'HEALTH AND HOUSEHOLD MAGAZINE'

' Teatime Today' : Helen Burke makes some suggestions for the tea-table-fruit cake without sugar; sandwiches made from egg powder and shredded raw cabbage ; vitamin sandwiches ; and some home made biscuits
' The lack of planning in England during the Napoleonic wars', by D. L. Hodman

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Burke
Unknown: D. L. Hodman

: 'THE SPIRIT OF ENGLAND'

Songs in praise of our Motherland. BBC Chorus, conducted by G. Thalben-Ball

Contributors

Conducted By: G. Thalben-Ball

: BILLY TERNENT

and the Dance Orchestra, with Paula Green , Ken Beaumont , and Sid Buckman

Contributors

Unknown: Paula Green
Unknown: Ken Beaumont
Unknown: Sid Buckman

: BIZET

Symphony No. 1, in C 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

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

Recording of last Saturday's broadcast by Kenneth Crawford

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Crawford

: BRITISH CHAMBER MUSIC

played by the Spencer Dyke String Quartet

Contributors

Unknown: Spencer Dyke

: ' A BRUSH WITH BORGIA'

Short story, written for broadcasting by L. 'A. G. Strong, and read by the author

: Band of the ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS

Conductor, Mr. F. J. Brooks

Contributors

Conductor: Mr. F. J. Brooks

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack Simpson and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Simpson

: EVENSONG

from Wells Cathedral
Versicles and Responses Psalm 23
First Lesson : Ecclesiastes 4, vv. 1-6 Magnificat (Gray in .4) Second Lesson : St. Matthew 18, TV. 21-35 Nunc dimittis (Gray in A) Creed and Collects
Anthem : My soul, there is a country
(Parry)
Prayers
Children of the heavenly King (E.H. 373) Organist, D. D. R. Pouncey

Contributors

Organist: D. D. R. Pouncey

: BBC THEATRE ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Harold Lowe , with Victoria Sladen (soprano)
Overture : The Pirates, of Penzance
Sullivan
Song : The Fairy Tales of Ireland Eric Coates
Pot-pourn of Monckton Melodies arr. Stanford Robinson
Song : She wandered down the mountain side Frederic Clay
Suite: Four Olde English Inns : I George and Dragon (March) ; 2 Cross Keys (Caprice) ; 3 Mermaid (Romance) 4 Coach and Horses (Galop)Engleman

Contributors

Conducted By: Harold Lowe
Soprano: Victoria Sladen

: 'THE SOLE HARE'

or ' Alone she does it'. One-woman revuette, featuring Doris Hare. Presented by Leslie Bridg mont

Contributors

Unknown: Doris Hare.
Presented By: Leslie Bridg

: AWR Y PLANT

(Welsh Children's Hour). ' Y Fantell Fraith ', stori pla y Hygod mawr yn nhre' Llanfair-y-Llin wedi ei gosod ar gan gan 1. D. Hooson a'i chyfaddasu i'r radio gan Eic Davies

Contributors

Unknown: D. Hooson
Unknown: Eic Davies

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Out with Romany'. Adventures among birds and animals

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements, and a 'Fuel Flash' for housewives

: ' HOLIDAY ROUNDABOUT '

Recorded extracts from entertainments arranged by Northern towns for Holidays at Home

Contributors

Arranged By: Northern Towns

: 'CAN I HELP YOU?'

Douglas Houghton deals with problems arising from the many regulations with which all have to deal nowadays

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Houghton

: LET'S GET ACQUAINTED'

Recording of last Friday's broadcast

: 'SABOTAGE AT TORBRECK'

A famous occasion in the history of the Torbreck Home Guard, by R. J. B. Sellar. Produced by Moultrie R. Kelsall

Contributors

Unknown: R. J. B. Sellar.
Produced By: Moultrie R. Kelsall

: SIBELIUS

The Hunt ; Love Song (Historic Scenes,
Set 2)
Symphony No. 3, in C played by the BBC Northern Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
Sibelius struck out on more or less original lines in his Symphony No. 2 in D, but in the Symphony No. 3 in C major he reverted to the more classical style of his Symphony No. 1. 'The texture', says Cecil Gray in his analysis of the Third Symphony, ' is very much lighter in every way than that of either of its predecessors, the style more sensitive, supple, and discreet. The emotional temper of the work, too, is in comparison noticeably restrained ; neither the heights nor the depths of feeling are anywhere touched.'

Contributors

Conducted By: Warwick Braithwaite
Unknown: Cecil Gray

: 'HIGH COMMAND'

Panoramic outline of the Great War 1914-1-918, as seen through the eyes of the German General Staff. Script compiled by Igor Vinogradoff and Denis Johnston. Produced by Dallas Bower

Contributors

Unknown: Igor Vinogradoff
Unknown: Denis Johnston.
Produced By: Dallas Bower

: 'THROUGH THE MANGLE'

. Book and lyrics by Ronald Jeans. Music by Kenneth Leslie-Smith , with Horace Percival , Bill Stephens , Gwen Lewis , Jack Melford , Cynthia Teall , Ewart Scott , Vera Lennox. BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Mansel Thomas. Produced by Eric Fawcett

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Jeans.
Music By: Kenneth Leslie-Smith
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Bill Stephens
Unknown: Gwen Lewis
Unknown: Jack Melford
Unknown: Cynthia Teall
Unknown: Ewart Scott
Unknown: Vera Lennox.
Conducted By: Mansel Thomas.
Produced By: Eric Fawcett

: THE HOME GUARD AGAINST BONAPARTE'

Extract from Thomas Hardy 's 'The Trumpet Major', read by Freddy Grisewood

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Read By: Freddy Grisewood

: JACK PAYNE

with his Orchestra








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