and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty. (Gramophone records)
four years ago
Popular records of August 1938
Directed by Jack Hardy *
Olive Groves and Robin Richmond
Topical magazine programme
News commentary and interlude
from p. 85 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 10 of ' Each Returning Day
Debroy Somers and his Band
or 'Whistle while you work'. Rhythmic records for the housewife.
Conducted by Julius Harrison
Organ Sonata in G played by G. D. Cunningham. From the Town Hall, Birmingham
Ninetieth in the Northern series of concerts given by war-workers during their lunch-hour break. Arranged and presented by Victor Smythe
Short story written by Winstone Clewes , and read by Felix Aylmer.
Favourite records of well-known artists. Written by Kathleen McCormack
Specially arranged by Donald Edge , and sung by the BBC Theatre Chorus, conducted by John Clements , with Donald Edge at the piano
Conducted by Rae Jenkins
Music of the Theatre
Scottish Variety Orchestra : conductor, Ronnie Munro
sung by Muriel Brunskill (contralto)
Tyneside Variety, produced by John Polwarth , with Esther McCrackcn , Sal Sturgeon , Jack Armstrong , the Dunelm Singers, and Jos. Q. Atkinson and his Quintet
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
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)
5.20 ' Said the Cat to the Dog ', by Martin Armstrong. No. 12—'Exploring'
5.55 Children's Hour prayers
National and Regional announcements
A national magazine, introduced by Geoffrey Grigson
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.
' Some Social Achievements of Christianity '. 2—'The Church in the Roman Empire ' : talk by Professor C. J. Cadoux , D.D.. D.LItt.
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.
A ' Famous Meeting ' reconstructed by Robert Gittings. Produced by Stephen Potter
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
P. S. G.
10.30 Talk by George Blake
10.45 Scottish dance music, played by William Hannah's Band
Poems about trains. An anthology selected by Harold Brooks , with music arranged by Edward Sackville -West. Presented by Stephen Potter
with his Orchestra, and artists