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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: Band of H.M. ROYAL MARINES (Plymouth Division)

Conducted by Major F. J. Ricketts. (Gramophone records)

Contributors

Conducted By: Major F. J. Ricketts.

: THESE WERE NEW—

two years ago
Popular records of August 1940

: LMFT UP YOUR HEARTS!'

A thought for today : Rev. F. A. Cockin , Canon of St. Paul's

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. F. A. Cockin

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

F. H. Grisewood : ' It's Your Idea '

Contributors

Unknown: F. H. Grisewood

: MONDAY-MORNING MEDLEY

Mixed choice of records. The high spot is Concerto for Clarinet, played by Artie Shaw and his Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Artie Shaw

: JACK PADBURY

and his Orchestra
From an hotel in the South
Jack Padbury , who is a first cousin to Nervo and Knox, started his professional career in a circus at the age of seven. He was brought up in the tradition of the sawdust ring, his father being a partner in Bostock's circus and an all-round showman.
Padbury had- his first orchestral experience with the Savoy Orpheans , whom he left to join Sydney Firman. He was a member of British radio's first dance band -the London Radio Dance Band-and at one time broadcast every week with the famous Cosmo Six. Later, Padbury took his own orchestra to the Prince's Restaurant, London, and some three years before the war went to the Cavendish Hotel, Eastbourne.

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Padbury
Unknown: Savoy Orpheans
Unknown: Sydney Firman.

: ' ON DUTY '

A country police constable and a London policewoman talk about some aspects of their work

: CECIL CHADWICK

at the organ of the Granada, Tooting

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 9 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 54 of ' Each Returning Day'

: Music While You Work

Harry Fryer and his Orchestra. From the Tudor Restaurant, Kingston-on-Thames

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Fryer

: DANCE MUSIC

played by the Scottish Variety Orchestra : conductor, Ronnie Munro

Contributors

Conductor: Ronnie Munro

: FALKMAN

and his Apache Band, with Amalia Magri and Jacques Vallez

Contributors

Unknown: Amalia Magri
Unknown: Jacques Vallez

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

on gramophone records
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : Overture to a Picaresque Comedy (Ba.\)
Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du
Conservatoire, conducted by Georges Enesco. Yehudi Menuhin (violin) : Violin Concerto in A minor (Dvorak)

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Hamilton Harty
Violin: Yehudi Menuhin

: NEWS

followed by a recording of last night's postscript

: JOHN IRELAND

Cello Sonata in G minor played by Florence Hooton (cello) and Kendall Taylor (piano)
.

Contributors

Played By: Florence Hooton
Played By: Kendall Taylor

: ' BRAND NEW '

Variety programme by Northern discoveries, produced by Richard North

Contributors

Produced By: Richard North

: MANY HAPPY RETURNS'

Gramophone programme, devised by. Ronald Hilbome , of music written for birthdays

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Hilbome

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Silvester

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Conductor: Guy Warrack

: 'A COUNTRY CALENDAR'

These programmes bring before you, month by month, the changing facets of the rural scene. Country men and women speak about their lives and work.

: 'TUNES TO PLEASE'

played on two pianos by Tom Benton and George Johnston

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Benton
Unknown: George Johnston

: ' HOW TO SAVE FUEL'

Discussion between a group of housewives and Freddy Grisewood

Contributors

Unknown: Freddy Grisewood

: CERDDI'R EISTEDDFOD

Darlleniad o rai darnau buddugol yr Eisteddfod eleni. Rhaglen o dan ofal T. Rowland Hughes. (Eisteddfod poems in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: T. Rowland Hughes.

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 The Four Clubmen, in a programme of folk songs, mainly Welsh
5.30 ' Sharks and Shirts ': how Big Bill Burton found a shark and lost a shirt. True story by W. Ivor Williams
5.45 The Zoo Man 0

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Burton
Story By: W. Ivor Williams

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements, followed by Scottish News summary

: ' BETWEEN OURSELVES

with Peggy Cochrane and the Collegiates.

Contributors

Unknown: Peggy Cochrane

: PROMENADE CONCERT

BBC Symphony Orchestra (leader, Paul Beard ), conducted by Sir Henry Wood
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Except in some of Beethoven's symphonies nowhere will you find such concentrated thought and treatment as in the four movements of Brahms's C minor Symphony. The first movement is full of interest drama ; the second, poignant contemplation ; the third, nervous restlessness ; the fourth opens dramatically but ends in a mood of supreme triumph. The last movement is based, surely, on one of the greatest melodies of all time.

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Henry Wood
Unknown: Albert Hall

: ' MEET AN AMERICAN'

Talk by Elizabeth Wiley , aged 23, who until a few weeks ago was a stenographer, and is now holding down a man-sized job in a news office. Her home is in a small town in New Jersey.

Contributors

Talk By: Elizabeth Wiley

: Monday Night at Eight

with Lind Joyce, Sidney Burchall; 'Meet Doctor Morelle', by Ernest Dudley — presenting the secret memoirs of perhaps the strangest personality in the annals of criminal investigation, with Dennis Arundell as the mysterious doctor; Jacques Brown as 'Nikolus Ridikoulos'; 'Puzzle Corner'; 'Radio Rendezvous', a weekly meeting of factory workers and famous personalities arranged by Leonard Urry; 'Musical Alphabet'; and the BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Produced by Harry S. Pepper and Ronald Waldman

Contributors

Unknown: Lind Joyce
Unknown: Sidney Burchall
Unknown: Dennis Arundell
Unknown: Jacques Brown
Unknown: Nikolus Ridikoulos
Arranged By: Leonard Urry
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell.
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper
Produced By: Ronald Waldman

: ' CALLING THE FACTORY FRONT'

Talk by Hilde Marchant

Contributors

Talk By: Hilde Marchant

: 'THE GENTLE HANGMAN'

West-Country radio drama by Eden Phillpotts , produced by Lance Sieveking. Place : Exeter. Time : 1800

Contributors

Unknown: Eden Phillpotts
Produced By: Lance Sieveking.

: FRENCH SONGS

sung by Maggie Teyte (soprano), accompanied by Gerald Moore

Contributors

Sung By: Maggie Teyte
Accompanied By: Gerald Moore

: HARRY ROY

and his Band








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