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: NEWS

and summary 'of today's programmes for the Forces

: Band of H.M. LIFE GUARDS

Conducted by Lieut. Lemoine , on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Lieut. Lemoine

: THESE WERE NEW—

two years ago
Popular records of August 1940

: ' LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS !

Short morning prayers

: NEWS

Programme Parade

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

' It's Your Idea '

: MONDAY-MORNING. MEDLEY

Mixed choice of records. The high spot is ' Inutiles Regrets' (Vain Regrets) from ' The Trojans at Carthage ' by Berlioz, sung by Georges Thill (tenor)

Contributors

Sung By: Georges Thill

: THE ALPHAS

Presented by Frank Stewart

Contributors

Presented By: Frank Stewart

: 'COAL ECONOMY A HUNDRED YEARS AGO '

Talk by W. K. V. Gale
This morning's speaker is an authority on James Watt, the great steam-power cngi neer of 150 years ago. He is associated with the firm which now occupies the old Soho foundry in Birmingham where the famous Boulton and Watt engines were built and has made a long and exhaustive study of the records and traditions still preserved there.

Contributors

Talk By: W. K. V. Gale

: THOMAS DANDO

at the organ of the Granada, Tooting

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 81 of New Every Morning ' and p. 42 of ' Each Returning Day '

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Troise and his Banjoliers

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Conductor: Guy Warrack

: FREDRIC BAYCO

at the theatre organ

: GLAZUNOV

Piano music, played by . Michael Mullinar
Theme and Variations for piano, Op. 72 Barcarolle, Op. 22
Waltz, Op. 42, No. 3

Contributors

Played By: Michael Mullinar

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

ENSA concert for war-workers. Band of H.M. Welsh Guards, conducted by Lt. T. S. Chandler , with Roderick Jones as guest artist, and Edmundo Ros and his Cuban Band

Contributors

Unknown: Lt. T. S. Chandler
Unknown: Roderick Jones
Unknown: Edmundo Ros

: NEWS

followed by a recording of last night's postscript

: Band of the DUKE OF CORNWALL'S LIGHT INFANTRY

Conducted by Mr. James Dean

Contributors

Conducted By: Mr. James Dean

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Conducted by William Rees , with Stiles-Allen (soprano)

Contributors

Conducted By: William Rees

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Debroy Somers and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Debroy Somers

: LOUIS voss

and his Orchestra, with Louise Hayward

Contributors

Unknown: Louise Hayward

: CELLO AND PIANO MUSIC

played by William Pleeth (cello) and Margaret Good (piano)

Contributors

Played By: William Pleeth
Piano: Margaret Good

: JACK PAYNE

with his Orchestra

: How to Save Fuel

Discussion between a group of housewives and Freddy Grisewood

Contributors

Chairman: Freddy Grisewood

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: The 1947 Fuel Crisis and the BBC 5 March 2017

: I FFERMWYR

Sgwrs gan R. Alun Roberts. (Talk in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Sgwrs Gan R. Alun Roberts.

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 Tennyson's ' Ballad of the Revenge', arranged in semi-dramatic form by Geoffrey Dearmer , with Hedley Goodall , Ernest Jay , Eric Lugg , and Norman Kendall
5.45 The Last Laugh ' : sailor's yarn by W. Ivor Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Dearmer
Unknown: Hedley Goodall
Unknown: Ernest Jay
Unknown: Eric Lugg
Unknown: Norman Kendall
Unknown: W. Ivor Williams

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements, followed by Scottish News summary

: ' KRAZY KAT'

Jazz pantomime with music by John Alden Carpenter , based on the New York Evening Journal cartoons of George Herriman. Characters : Krazy Kat, Officer Pup, Bill Postern , Joe Stork , Ignatz Mouse. Radio adaptation by Loftus Wigram : Music played by the augmented Dance Orchestra, conducted by- Billy Tement. Produced by Henry Reed

Contributors

Music By: John Alden Carpenter
Unknown: George Herriman.
Unknown: Bill Postern
Unknown: Joe Stork
Unknown: Ignatz Mouse.
Unknown: Loftus Wigram
Conducted By: Billy Tement.
Produced By: Henry Reed

: 'OUR STREET'

Anthony Gordon , a London rescue worker, talks about the changes that have come to his street since the war began

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Gordon

: PROMENADE CONCERT

BBC Symphony Orchestra (leader, Paul Beard ), conductor, Sir Adrian Boult Schubert's Symphony No. 9 in C has long been acknowledged the world over as one of the supreme masterpieces of symphonic music. It owes something to Beethoven, yet differs fundamentally from his conception of the symphony. Beethoven's symphonies are essentially logical; tightly knit, epic ; Schubert's are wayward, loose, and essentially lyrical.
The C major is, in many ways, the direct ancestor of the vast canvases of Bruckner and Mahler. It was certainly this symphony. a huge classical mould, filled with a wealth of romantic improvisation, that served Bruckner as a model for what Brahms so unkindly described as his ' symphonic boa-constrictors '.

Contributors

Conductor: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

: Swing High - Swing Low

with Johnnie Claes and his Claepigeons. Presented by David Miller

Contributors

Musicians: Johnnie Claes and his Claepigeons
Presented by: David Miller

: 'SALUTE TO LIFE'

The story of the war in the Soviet Union, by D. G. Bridson with M. H. Benoliel , Alexander Sarner , William Trent , Sydney Tafler , Charles Miner , Deryck Guyler , Joan Carol , Mary Eastwood , Donald Avison , Doris Gambell , and Violet Carson
Music specially composed and arranged by Eric Hudes , and played by the BBC Northern Orchestra (conductor' Warwick Braithwaite ), with the Sale and District Choir

Contributors

Unknown: D. G. Bridson
Unknown: M. H. Benoliel
Unknown: Alexander Sarner
Unknown: William Trent
Unknown: Sydney Tafler
Unknown: Charles Miner
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Joan Carol
Unknown: Mary Eastwood
Unknown: Donald Avison
Unknown: Doris Gambell
Arranged By: Eric Hudes
Unknown: Warwick Braithwaite
Narrator: Roben Speaight
Mikhail: Roy Emerton
Natalia: Sybil Arundale
Vasya: Jack Livesey
Anna: Curigwen Lewis
Feodor: Valentine Dyall
Olga: Shelagh Fraser

: FRENCH PIANO MUSIC

played" by Kathleen Long (piano)
Ravel's suite ' Le Tombeau de Couperin * was composed during the same penod as L'Heure espagnole (which will be broadcast on Saturday), the Spanish Rhapsody, the 'Valses nobles et sentimentales and ' Daphnis and Chloe '. Originally six pieces for piano, the suite is an act of homage to Ravel's illustrious predecessor. The themes used in this suite are of course conceived in the Spirit of Couperin, but they nevertheless bear the imprint of Ravel's own strong individuality.

Contributors

Played By: Kathleen Long

: HENRY HALL

. and his Orchestra

: ' AND' SO TO MUSIC'

Sixth gramophone programme based on the life of Samuel Pepys. Devised by Ronald Hilborne , and read by Valentine Dyall
In which Mr. Pepys fights a last round for the glory of the Navy, eats with Archbishops to music played by the King's orchestra, provides very superior concerts in his own stately house, falls with James II, and in a tranquil old age looks back....

Contributors

Unknown: Samuel Pepys.
Unknown: Ronald Hilborne
Read By: Valentine Dyall








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