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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: JOHN McCORMACK

(tenor), on gramophone records

: THESE WERE NEW-

three years ago
Popular records of September 1939

: ' LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS !

A thought for today: Rev. Michael Bruce

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Michael Bruce

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

Flying Officer Jack Peach , R.C.A.F.: ' A Canadian Man in the Kitchen'

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Peach

: LET US BE GAY !

Gramophone records

: LONDON STUDIO PLAYERS

Directed by David McCallum , with David Lloyd

Contributors

Directed By: David McCallum
Unknown: David Lloyd

: NORMAN BRIGGS

at the organ of the New Victoria Cinema, Bradford m

: ' ENGLISH TRADERS IN THE LEVANT'

Some accounts of a romantic venture in overseas trading, by G. P... Ambrose
The Levant Company was formed in the reign of Queen Elizabeth to conduct trade in the Eastern Mediterranean, with Turkey, Greece, and Egypt. From the diaries of these merchant venturers can be reconstructed their daily life in Aleppo. Smyrna, Constantinople and other ports where they often settled down for lengthy periods.

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 41 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 20 of ' Each Returning Day'

: PIANO PARADE'

on gramophone records

: ' HEALTH AND HOUSEHOLD MAGAZINE'

' Fruit Preservation : what you can do about ir '.
Speakers from the town and country describe the work of preservation centres, and explain how you can help them and how they can help you. If you have your own fruit and nowhere to send it, they suggest some of the ways in which you can preserve it for yourself.

: JOE LOSS

and his Band, with Pat MacCormack , Bette Roberts , Don Rivers , Harry Kaye , Maureen. and the Loss Chords

Contributors

Unknown: Pat MacCormacK
Unknown: Bette Roberts
Unknown: Don Rivers
Unknown: Harry Kaye

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Julius Harrison

Contributors

Conducted By: Julius Harrison

: 'WORKERS' PLAYTIME'

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

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

Recording of last Saturday's broadcast by Kenneth Crawford

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Crawford

: MOZART AND BEETHOVEN

played by Denis Matthews (piano)

Contributors

Played By: Denis Matthews

: TWENTIETH-CENTURY SERENADERS

with Monia Liter

Contributors

Unknown: Monia Liter

: Band of H.M. COLDSTREAM GUARDS

Conducted by Captain J. Causley Windram, Director of Music, Coldstream Guards

Contributors

Conducted By: Captain J. Causley

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Billy Mstyerl and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Mstyerl

: EVENSONG

From Leicester Cathedral
Versicles and Responses Psalms 6 and 8 First Lesson : Isaiah 26. vv. 1-14
Magnificat (Charles Wood in C minor) Second Lesson : St. John 7, vv. 25-44
Nunc dimittis (CharlesWoodinCminor} Creed and Collects
Versicles and Responses
Anthem : 0 Lord, give thy Holy Spirit
(Tallis)
Prayers
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (A. and M. 657)
Organist, George C. Gray

Contributors

Organist: George C. Gray

: BBC ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Overture : The Naiads.... Sterndale Bennett Symphony No. 1, in C minor. Mendelssohn

Contributors

Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: ENGLISH PART SONGS

BBC Chorus, conducted by G. Thalben-Ball

Contributors

Conducted By: G. Thalben-Ball

: AWR Y PLANT

(Welsh Children's Hour). Hogiau'r Godledd. Rhaglen ysgafn i'r plant gan R. E. Jones , yn cael ei chyflwyno gan Sam Jones

Contributors

Unknown: R. E. Jones
Unknown: Sam Jones

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Out with Romany ' : adventures among birds and animals

: NEWS

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

: 'DAY OF BATTLE'

Another historic episode in the annals of the Torbreck Home Guard, by R. J. B. Sellar. Produced by Moultrie R. Kelsall
In a broadcast last month listeners were introduced to the Torhreck Company of the Home Guard, which gained the distinction of outwitting a regular Army detachment in night manoeuvres round the village.
This evening you will hear a further episode in the career of these worthies. The programme has been written in light-hearted dialogue, which nevertheless serves to underline the fighting qualities, determination and spirit that exist throughout the entire Home Guard, and exemplified in the imaginary doings of the Torbreck Company.

Contributors

Unknown: R. J. B. Sellar.
Produced By: Moultrie R. Kelsall

: LET'S GET ACQUAINTED'

No. 10 of a new series in which Jimmy Dyrenforth introduces the British and American people to each other. Gillie Potter , Robert Easton , Helen Clare , Phil Cardew and his Orchestra, Arthur Mann in an interview, H. Collinson Owen , and (by 'special recording), an American radio star. (Special

Contributors

Introduces: Jimmy Dyrenforth
Unknown: Gillie Potter
Unknown: Robert Easton
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Phil Cardew
Unknown: Arthur Mann
Unknown: H. Collinson Owen

: BILLY WELCOME

with the aircraft workers in the West of England. Arranged and produced by Jenifer Wayne

Contributors

Duced By: Jenifer Wayne

: The Fingers of Private Spiegel

Script by Gale Pedrick. Music specially selected and composed by Alan Paul. Cast includes Leo de Pokorny, Joan Young, Gwen Catley, Ewart Scott, Fred Yule, Ian Sadler, C. Denier Warren, Bill Stephens, Foster Carlin. Solo violin, Boris Pecker
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Mansel Thomas.

Before the war Gale Pedrick, radio correspondent of The Star, was an indefatigáble worker for radio. He contributed innumerable scripts for broadcasting and outside the Corporation maintained the lively standard of criticism of one wholly interested in his subject. Pedrick is now Entertainments Officer for the Western Command, and has been instrumental in producing innumerable shows for officers and men on the spot, as well as doing a fair amount of work for the microphone. His play this evening might be described as a psychological study. Its hero is an Austrian violinist, who coming to England, joins the Pioneer Corps, dislikes it and thinks of nothing but his violin.

Contributors

Script: Gale Pedrick
Music specially selected and composed by: Alan Paul
[Actor]: Leo De Pokorny
[Actress]: Joan Young
[Actress]: Gwen Catley
[Actor]: Ewart Scott
[Actor]: Fred Yule
[Actor]: Ian Sadler
[Actor]: C. Denier Warren
[Actor]: Bill Stephens
[Actor]: Foster Carlin
Solo Violin: Boris Pecker
Musicians: Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor: Mansel Thomas
Producer: Eric Fawcett

: SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR

(August 15, 1875-September 1, 1912) Rhapsodic Dance: The Bamboula
Slow movement from Violin Concerto
(Solo violin, Paul Beard)
Symphonic Variations on an African Air played by the BBC Orchestra, conducted by Avril Coleridge-Taylor
Coleridge-Taylor, who died thirty years ago today at the age of thirty-seven, was probably the greatest composer of light music that Britain has produced. He was a born melodist, a fine craftsman and in all his work he showed an outstanding individuality.
Unlike most composers ot light music, he was equally, successful in music of a more serious calibre, but, apart from the trilogy Hiawatha, his bigger works have suffered from the usual undeserved neclect shown to our own composers. Among such works are the Violin Concerto, his last important composition, written in 1910, and the Symphonic Variations on an African Air, both of which are fine examples of his superb gifts.

: 'THE CELESTIAL OMNIBUS

Radio play, adapted by Leonard Cottrell from the short story by* E. M. Forster. Produced by Leonard Cottrell
A signpost in a London suburb, pointing into a dead end but labelled (by Shellty, so tradition said) ' To Heaven ' : a boy, John, who saw more beauty in a suburb and a railway cutting than seemed sensible or proper to his parents ; Mr. Bons, a cultured gentleman who knew a great deal without understanding very much ; a mysterious service of horse omnibuses whose drivers included Sir Thomas Browne and Dante ; the Rhine-maidens with their treasure and Achilles with his shield-these are the ingredients of E. M. Forster 's fantasy in short-story form from which this play was adapted.

Contributors

Adapted By: Leonard Cottrell
Story By: E. M. Forster.
Produced By: Leonard Cottrell
Unknown: Sir Thomas Browne
Unknown: E. M. Forster

: JOE LOSS

and his Band, with Pat MacCormack , Bette Roberts , Don Rivers , Harry Kaye , Maureen, and the Loss Chords

Contributors

Unknown: Pat MacCormacK
Unknown: Bette Roberts
Unknown: Don Rivers
Unknown: Harry Kaye

: ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE

by Gluck, recorded by famous French artists and the D'Alexis Vlasscf Russian Choir, and the Paris Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Henri Tomasi

Contributors

Conducted By: Henri Tomasi








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