and summary 'of today's programmes for the Forces
Conducted by Lieut. Lemoine , on gramophone records
two years ago
Popular records of August 1940
Mixed choice of records. The high spot is ' Inutiles Regrets' (Vain Regrets) from ' The Trojans at Carthage ' by Berlioz, sung by Georges Thill (tenor)
Presented by Frank Stewart
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.
W. K. V.
at the organ of the Granada, Tooting
News commentary and interlude
from p. 81 of New Every Morning ' and p. 42 of ' Each Returning Day '
Troise and his Banjoliers
Troise and his
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Piano music, played by . Michael Mullinar
Theme and Variations for piano, Op. 72 Barcarolle, Op. 22
Waltz, Op. 42, No. 3
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
Lt. T. S.
followed by a recording of last night's postscript
Conducted by Mr. James Dean
Conducted by William Rees , with Stiles-Allen (soprano)
Debroy Somers and his Band
and his Orchestra, with Louise Hayward
played by William Pleeth (cello) and Margaret Good (piano)
Discussion between a group of housewives and Freddy Grisewood
post that mentions
Sgwrs gan R. Alun Roberts. (Talk in Welsh)
Sgwrs Gan R. Alun
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
National and Regional announcements, followed by Scottish News summary
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
Anthony Gordon , a London rescue worker, talks about the changes that have come to his street since the war began
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 '.
with Johnnie Claes and his Claepigeons. Presented by David Miller
Johnnie Claes and his
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
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.
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....