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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: HALLE ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty. (Gramophone records)

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Hamilton Harty.

: THESE WERE NEW-

four years ago
Popular records of August 1938

: ' LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS I

Short morning prayers

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

' The -Radio Doctor'

: THE LITTLE ORCHESTRA

Directed by Jack Hardy *

Contributors

Directed By: Jack Hardy

: 'STARLIGHT'

Olive Groves and Robin Richmond

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Richmond

: ' AT HOME TODAY

Topical magazine programme

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 85 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 10 of ' Each Returning Day

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Debroy Somers and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Debroy Somers

: Dance While You Dust

or 'Whistle while you work'. Rhythmic records for the housewife.

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Julius Harrison
P.M.

Contributors

Conducted By: Julius Harrison

: ELGAR

Organ Sonata in G played by G. D. Cunningham. From the Town Hall, Birmingham

Contributors

Played By: G. D. Cunningham.

: WORKS WONDERS

Ninetieth in the Northern series of concerts given by war-workers during their lunch-hour break. Arranged and presented by Victor Smythe

Contributors

Presented By: Victor Smythe

: FRANK'

Short story written by Winstone Clewes , and read by Felix Aylmer.

Contributors

Written By: Winstone Clewes
Read By: Felix Aylmer.

: ' PARTY PIECE'

Favourite records of well-known artists. Written by Kathleen McCormack

Contributors

Written By: Kathleen McCormacK

: TRADITIONAL TUNES

Specially arranged by Donald Edge , and sung by the BBC Theatre Chorus, conducted by John Clements , with Donald Edge at the piano

Contributors

Arranged By: Donald Edge
Conducted By: John Clements
Unknown: Donald Edge

: BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Rae Jenkins
Music of the Theatre

Contributors

Conducted By: Rae Jenkins

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Scottish Variety Orchestra : conductor, Ronnie Munro

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Munro

: SONGS BY BRAHMS AND DELIUS

sung by Muriel Brunskill (contralto)

Contributors

Sung By: Muriel Brunskill

: ' WAT CHEOR, GEORDIE ? '

Tyneside Variety, produced by John Polwarth , with Esther McCrackcn , Sal Sturgeon , Jack Armstrong , the Dunelm Singers, and Jos. Q. Atkinson and his Quintet

Contributors

Produced By: John Polwarth
Unknown: Esther McCrackcn
Unknown: Sal Sturgeon
Unknown: Jack Armstrong

: BBC ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult

Contributors

Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

: 'PELENNI PITAR'

Bydd J. D. Powell a Haydn Davies yn son am Chwaryddion y Genhinen a'u taith drwy Gymru i chwarae'r gomedi enwog o waith D. T. Davies. (Talk in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Haydn Davies
Unknown: D. T. Davies.

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.20 ' Said the Cat to the Dog ', by Martin Armstrong. No. 12—'Exploring'
5.55 Children's Hour prayers

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Armstrong.
Dad: Wilfred Babbage
Mum: Mary O'Farrell
Peckham: Ernest Jay
Mompty: Vivienne Chatterton
Diana: Rosamond Bames
Ron: Billy Poeton

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements

: ' 'IN BRITAIN NOW

A national magazine, introduced by Geoffrey Grigson

Contributors

Introduced By: Geoffrey Grigson

: INTERMISSION

Novelty numbers and solo pieces played by the BBC Variety Orchestra : conductor, Charles Shadwell , with the Southern Sisters
These gay ' Intermission ' programmes have -been the means of bringing to the microphone many stars, some new-as was true recently of Tom 'Lynch—and some already well established as is the case of the Southern Sisters this evening. This versatile trio has been broadcasting for some years, and entertaining in general for even longer. Before they started their particular brand of close harmony and comedy singing in this country there was nobody over here like them. It was on hearing the Boswell Sisters that Betty Knight and her sisters decided to go, if possible, even one better.
The Southern Sisters first gained fame when they joined Henry Hall in 1933. Since then they have sung in theatres and music-halls all over the country, broadcast scores of times, and in recent months done a great deal of work for ENSA. Shortly before the war they made a successful tour of Denmark.

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Betty Knight
Unknown: Henry Hall

: ' THE CHURCH AND SOCIETY'

' Some Social Achievements of Christianity '. 2—'The Church in the Roman Empire ' : talk by Professor C. J. Cadoux , D.D.. D.LItt.

Contributors

Unknown: J. Cadoux

: BBC ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Clarence Raybould. Eda Kersey (violin)
Just as Bliss's ballet Checkmate -exploits a game of chess, so Stravinsky's Jeu de Cartes exploits a game of poker. To quote from the summary of the action published in the piano .score : At each deal the situation is complicated by the endless guiles of the perfidious Joker,, who believes himself invincible because of his ability to become any desired card. During the first deal one of the players is beaten, but the other two remain with even * straights ', the fact that one of them holds the Joker giving him no advantage. In the second deal, the hand that holds the Joker is Victorious, thanks to four Aces, who easily beat four Queens. Now comes the third deal. The action becomej more and more acute. This time it is a struggle between three ' flushes '. Although at first victorious over one adversary, the Joker, strutting at the head of .a sequence of Spades, is beaten by f
Royal Flush ' in Hearts.

Contributors

Conducted By: Clarence Raybould.

: ' WHEN BEETHOVEN MET GOETHE'

A ' Famous Meeting ' reconstructed by Robert Gittings. Produced by Stephen Potter

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Gittings.
Produced By: Stephen Potter

: BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: ' NORTH OF THE TWEED'

10.30 Talk by George Blake
10.45 Scottish dance music, played by William Hannah's Band

: ' RHYTHM OF THE LINE'

Poems about trains. An anthology selected by Harold Brooks , with music arranged by Edward Sackville -West. Presented by Stephen Potter

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Brooks
Arranged By: Edward Sackville
Presented By: Stephen Potter

: JACK PAYNE

with his Orchestra, and artists








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