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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: RICHARD CROOKS

(tenor), on gramophone records

: THESE WERE NEW-

six years ago
Popular records of August 1936

: 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

' Foreign flavours '

: 'THE RECORD GOES ROUND AND AROUND

with Kay Cavendish

Contributors

Unknown: Kay Cavendish

: PHIL FINCH

at the organ of the Warner Theatre, Leicester Square

: ' SINGING STRINGS '—19

Repeat recording of last Saturday's broadcast

: THE LITTLE ORCHESTRA

Directed by Jack Hardy

Contributors

Directed By: Jack Hardy

: I YSGOLION CYMRU

(For Welsh, schools). Cwrs y Byd

: FOR THE SCHOOLS'

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 117 of 'New Every Morning ' and p. 62 of ' Each Returning Day'

: 'WE PRESENT....'

John McCormack (tenor) on gramophone records
The Star of the County Down (arr.
Hughes)
The Irish Emigrant (Barker)
The garden where the praties grow (arr.
Liddle)
The Kerry Dance (Molloy)

Contributors

Tenor: John McCormacK

: 'THE HUMAN BODY'

' What should health talks aim at ?' Discussion between a doctor and an education officer. (Previously broadcast on June 29)

: JAN BERENSKA

and his Orchestra

: SONGS OF THE HEBRIDES

Astra Desmond (contralto) and Marie Korchinska (harp)
Aillte (An Ossianic Lay) ; The Wild Swan;
An Eriskay Love Lilt ; The Islay Reaper ; The Mull Fisher's Song ; Kishmul s Galley ; Land of Heart's Desire

Contributors

Harp: Marie Korchinska

: HARRY ROY

and his Band

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

ENSA concert for war-workers, from a factory canteen. Maurice Winnick and his Orchestra, with Doreen Stephens , Helen Ward , and Lorna Martin. Guest artists, Carroll Gibbons and Judy Shirley

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice Winnick
Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Unknown: Helen Ward
Unknown: Lorna Martin.
Artists: Carroll Gibbons
Artists: Judy Shirley

: ' AVER THE BORDER '

Week-end notes for women gardeners, by Anna Scarlett and Barbara Tarver

Contributors

Unknown: Anna Scarlett
Unknown: Barbara Tarver

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Ian Whyte

Contributors

Conductor: Ian Whyte

: MATINEE AT TWO'

with Clarkson Rose , Margaret Davison , and Courtney Hope. The Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Tement. Presented by Michael North

Contributors

Unknown: Clarkson Rose
Unknown: Margaret Davison
Unknown: Courtney Hope.
Conducted By: Billy Tement.
Presented By: Michael North

: 'VOX HUMANA'

3-' Odes for Nightingales ', presented with gramophone records by Stephen Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Williams

: Music While You Work

BBC Variety Orchestra : conductor, Charles Shadwell

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Shadwell

: STEPHANE GRAPPELLY

and his Quintet
Probably the world's greatest virtuoso of the violin in .swing music is
Stephane Grappelly. who was at one time with the famous Quintette du Hot Club de France. lhere, indeed, with. the great
Django Reinhardt , he made his reputation not only m France but in this country to which many of the ' Hot Club ' programmes were broadcast. Now the personnel of the Hot Club Quintette is scattered, and Grappelly is in this country playing with his own quartet for broadcasting, and also with the orchestra at Hatchett's Restaurant, London. In addition to this work, Grappelly, has appeared from time to time as a soloist with other dance band combinations.

Contributors

Unknown: Stephane Grappelly.
Unknown: Django Reinhardt

: Country Questions

Townsmen v. Villagers. Another competition of general knowledge and observations about rural matters and manners. Interrogator, Arthur Ling

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Ling

: Cyhoeddiadau Arbennig neu Sgwrs Amserol

(Special announcements or a topical talk in Welsh)

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 Story : 'The Fairy Child', by Alison Uttley
5.35 Songs by the Three Semis
5.45 ' What's on the wing this month ?', by L. Hugh Newman

Contributors

Unknown: Alison Uttley
Unknown: L. Hugh Newman

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements, followed by Scottish News summary

: ' ARIEL IN WARTIME '

Fortnightly news and views about books, pictures, science, and films

: 'TODAY IN ULSTER '

Fortnightly talks on wartime conditions for Northern Ireland listeners : ' Helping the Farmer '

: PROMENADE CONCERT

Eva Turner (soprano) ; Muriel Brunskill (contralto) ; Parry Jones (tenor) ; Dennis Noble (baritone). The Alexandra Choir: conductor, Charles Proctor. BBC Symphony Orchestra (leader, Paul Beard ), conducted by Sir Henry Wood
Symphony No. 9, in D minor (Choral)
Beeihoven
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Beethoven's Ninth and last Symphony, first performed on May 7, 1824, marks the final stage in his conversion of the classical symphony into something entirely new, turning it from a .mere pattern of beautiful sounds into a world of thought and emotion.
He was so anxious to make the meaning of his symphony clear that, following the precedent of von Winter and other now forgotten composers, he introduced in the finale vocal soloists and a chorus singing Schiller's ode ' To joy '—really an ode ' To Freedom which had to be lightly disguised for political reasons.
Splendid as this finale is, critics have from time to time found fault with this or that detail of it. But not one has yet dared to suggest that the first three movements do not show Beethoven at the supreme height of his genius.

Contributors

Soprano: Muriel Brunskill
Contralto: Parry Jones
Tenor: Dennis Noble
Conductor: Charles Proctor.
Leader: Paul Beard
Unknown: Albert Hall

: Northern Music-Hall Variety

from the New Theatre, Crewe

: 'GESTAPO IN ENGLAND'

Play adapted by Eric Stadlen from the story by Sir Kenneth Clark and Graham Greene. Produced by Walter Rilla

Contributors

Adapted By: Eric Stadlen
Story By: Sir Kenneth Clark
Story By: Graham Greene.
Produced By: Walter Rilla

: ARTHUR BIRKBY

and his Octet, with Alfred Hepworth

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Hepworth

: News in Gaelic

and postscript

: MUSIC FOR TWO PIANOS

played by York Bowen and Harry Isaacs

Contributors

Played By: York Bowen
Played By: Harry Isaacs

: HARRY ROY

and his Band








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