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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: Band of H.M. GRENADIER GUARDS

Conducted by Lt.-Col. George Millet. (Gramophone records)

Contributors

Conducted By: Lt.-Col. George Millet.

: THESE WERE NEW-

five years ago
Popular records of August 1937

: Lift 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

Helen Burke : ' Talking of Bread'

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Burke

: 'TAKE YOUR CHOICE'

Records taken at random from the rack

: 'HOLIDAYS AT HOME'

Jan Hurst and his Orchestra. From the Town Hall, Huddersfield

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Hurst

: HAROLD COOMBS

at the organ of the Regal, Kingston

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 113 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 60 of ' Each Returning Day'

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ransome and Marles Works Band

: SONGS BY ARWEL HUGHES

sung by Ceinwen Rowlands (soprano), accompanied by the composer
Unwaith daw eto wanwyn (Spring comes again)
Y Gwanwyn (Spring) Yr Hiraeth (Longing) Lullaby
Wandcrthirst
Y Groglith (Good Friday) Romany

Contributors

Sung By: Ceinwen Rowlands

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Conductor: Guy Warrack

: Workers' Playtime

Lunch-time entertainment for factory-workers, relayed from a factory somewhere in Britain

: GERALDO

and his Orchestra, with Beryl Davis , Georgina, Len Camber , George Evans , Derek Roy , the Singing Sweethearts, Three Boys and a Girl

Contributors

Unknown: Beryl Davis
Unknown: Len Camber
Unknown: George Evans
Unknown: Derek Roy

: VIOLIN AND PIANO

played by Henry Holst (violin) and Frank Merrick (piano) .,

Contributors

Played By: Henry Holst
Piano: Frank Merrick

: BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: TORQUAY MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Camille J. Bogaert ), conductor, Ernest W. Goss , with Franz Osborn (piano)
From the Pavilion, Torquay
Liszt's two piano concertos, in E flat and A, are among his finest large-scale works.
In method of construction he adopted -the form of his own symphonic poem : that is to say, the music is continuous and not divided into separate movements. In the Concerto in A, however, there are five sections, or rather changes of tempo, corresponding to a classical concerto with five short movements, all of which are thematically based on a metamorphosis of the elegiac subject for woodwind .with which the work opens. This concerto has been aptly called the ' Life and Adventures of a Melody '

Contributors

Leader: Camille J. Bogaert
Unknown: Ernest W. Goss
Piano: Franz Osborn

: 'CONVERSATION IN AMERICA'

Talk by Mrs. Mabel Dobson
Mrs. Mabel Dobson is a coloured woman who was born 39 years ago in Puerto Rico and now lives in New York. In this talk she tells Olive Shapley of her life, her family, her amusements, her job, and also of the part the thirteen million Negroes in the United States are playing in the war.

Contributors

Talk By: Mrs. Mabel Dobson
Talk By: Mrs. Mabel Dobson
Unknown: Puerto Rico
Unknown: Olive Shapley

: VOICES AND ORGAN

BBC Chorus, conducted by Herbert Murrill. William Parsons (baritone).
G. Thalben-Ball (organ) (Poem by Margaret Ridgeley Partridge written for and read at the ceremony of Dedication of the Pilgrim's Pavement in the Central Nave of the Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York City)

Contributors

Conducted By: Herbert Murrill.
Baritone: William Parsons

: GWASANAETH COSBER

(Studio Service in Welsh). Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r llyfr Bob Bore o Newydd '

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Bore

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 ' Sampson's Circus ', by Howard Spring, adapted by Muriel Levy , and produced by Nan Macdonald. Part 4 —'We Join the Circus'
5.55 'Help—Don't Hinder '
Fire Force Commander G. V. Black-stone, G.M., has accepted Mac's invitation to speak to you on a most important subject-Fire Water-Tanks

Contributors

Adapted By: Muriel Levy
Produced By: Nan MacDonald.
Jo Vennables: Pat Hayes
Jack Vennables: Jimmy Rossall-Evans
Charley Chaffinch: Eric Lugg
Buzack: Charles Mason
Ben Bollard: Wilfred Pickles
Mr Sampson: Bruce Winston
Princess Samsonia: Doris Gambell
Auctioneer: Fred Fairclough
Colonel Condiment: Wilfred Pickles
Snowdrop: Fred Faircloogh
Hermit: Donald Avison
Arielle: Olive Lucius

: NEWS

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

: ' THEY SHALL RISE AGAIN '—2

'Louvain'. Written by V. Dela veleye. Produced by Walter Rilla

Contributors

Written By: V. Dela
Produced By: Walter Rilla

: 'COLLECTOR'S CORNER'

Twelfth of a series of gramophone programmes presented by Compton Mackenzie

Contributors

Presented By: Compton MacKenzie

: BBC THEATRE ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Charles Groves

Contributors

Conducted By: Charles Groves

: ' SWANSEA STAYS AT HOME'

Amusements, indoor and outdoor, for wartime workers spending their holidays at home. Scenes from the parks and pavilions of Swansea

: 'THE BLUE LAKE

A fantasy by Arthur Watkyn , produced by T. Rowland Hughes
The action takes place in a farm cottage in Merionath, and on the slopes of Cader Idris
The enchanted mirror, especially of the type which reflects those who look into it as they are instead of as they appear to be, is a theme that recurs in folklore and legend. Presumably it symbolises some form of disillusionment, some painful discovery of facts behind outward seeming. In this play the mirror is not of silver or bronze or «lass, but the water of a lonely lake, set so far up the mountain-side that no trees stand about it, and little is imaged in its depth but rock and cloud and sky.

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Watkyn
Duced By: T. Rowland Hughes
Andrew: Arthur Phillips
Linda: Elizabeth Hughes Jones
Evan: Jack James
Gwyneth: Rachel Thomas
Shepherd: Prysor Williams

: ' MARCHING ON '

War dramas of the week; reconstructions of the news from the battle-fronts of the world. General editor, Robert "Barr. Music under the direction of George Walter. Narrator, James -McKechnie Produced by John Glyn -Jones

Contributors

Duced By: John Glyn

: SHORT MID-WEEK SERVICE

Address by the Rev. Canon C. W. Hutchinson

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Canon C. W. Hutchinson

: 'NIGHTCAP'

A supper time cabaret show with well-known artists, including Gaye and Nevard, and Jean Kennedy. Billy Tement provides the music, and the production is by Jacques Brown

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Kennedy.
Unknown: Billy Tement
Unknown: Jacques Brown

: 'OTHELLO'

Reading from A. C. Bradley 's ' Shakespearean Tragedy', by Carleton Hobbs

Contributors

Unknown: A. C. Bradley

: JACK PAYNE

with his Orchestra








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