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and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: The Daily Dozen

Exercises for men: Coleman Smith
Exercises for women: May Brown

At the pianos, Barbara Laing and Andrew Bryson
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Coleman Smith
Presenter: May Brown
Piano: Barbara Laing
Piano: Andrew Bryson

: This Week's Composer: Liszt

Every morning this week gramophone records of his music will be heard at this time. Today: 'Annees de Pelerinage'

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

Rev. Canon F.T. Salter, Rector of Hartlepool


Presenter: Rev. Canon F.T. Salter


' Some Points about Gas and Electricity '

: Monday-Morning Medley

Mixed choice of records. The high spot is 'The Ride to the Abyss' from Berlioz's 'The Damnation of Faust', sung by Treni, Panzera, and Chorus

: Charles Ernesco

and his Sextet
Something to remember you by - Schwartz
Fairy Song - Hartley
All the things you are - Kern
Sailors' Hornpipe - Krein
Cornsilk - Wayne King
Blue Danube - Strauss
Tropical Magic - Warren
Tip-toe through the tulips - Burke
If I could paint a memory - Morgan


Musicians: Charles Ernesco Sextet

: Murder by the Book

The story of an 'out-back' Australian murder where coincidence worked in reverse, told by George Sutton


Speaker: George Sutton

: Terence Casey

at the organ of the Trocadero, Elephant and Castle


Organist: Terence Casey


News commentary

: The Daily Service

from page 61 of 'New Every Morning' and page 38 of 'Each Returning Day'.
Jesu, thy mercies are untold; Psalm 32; Help us to help each other, Lord

: Music While You Work

Jack Simpson and his Sextet


Musicians: Jack Simpson and his Sextet

: For the Schools

11.0 Singing Together
by Herbert Wiseman

11.18 Interval music

11.20 Science and Gardening: How a Plant Feeds
by Alan Peacock

11.40 For Under-Sevens: Let's Join In
The adventures of a Toy Soldier

12.0 The Making and Content of the Bible
The life and teaching of Jesus Christ: 'The Development of the Gospel Story', by Canon Alan Richardson


Presenter (Singing Together): Herbert Wiseman
Speaker (Science and Gardening): Alan Peacock
Speaker (The Making and Content of the Bible): Canon Alan Richardson

: Arnold Bax

A birthday tribute to the Master of the King's Music. (Gramophone records)
Overture to a Picaresque Comedy: London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty
Mediterranean: New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Goossens
Tintagel: New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Goossens
Mater, ora filium: BBC Chorus, conducted by Leslie Woodgate


Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Hamilton Harty
Musicians: New Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Eugene Goossens
Singers: BBC Chorus
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate


followed by a recording of last night's postscript

: By Request

Horn Concerto No. 4, in E flat (Mozart): Dennis Brain with the Halle Orchestra. (Gramophone records)

: For The Schools

1.50 FOR RURAL SCHOOLS (Scotland).
"What happens when ... a newspaper goes to press?" by George Scott Moncrieff

2.10 Interval music

"Covered Wagons in America", by Rhoda Power: a story of pioneers who took the Oregon trail and the adventures they had on their way

2.35 Interval music

Rossini's music to "William Tell": illustrated talk by Reginald Jacques, D.Mus.


Speaker (For Rural Schools): George Scott Moncrieff
Speaker (Stories from World History): Rhoda Power
Speaker (Orchestral Concert Series): Reginald Jacques

: Music While You Work

Richard Crean and his Orchestra


Musicians: Richard Crean and hjs Orchestra

: Band of H.M. Scots Guards

Conducted by Captain S. Rhodes, Director of Music, Scots Guards

Excerpt from Peer Gynt: Abduction of the Bride; Arabian Dance; Peer Gynt's Return; Solveig's Song; Dance of the Imps in the Hall of the Mountain King - Grieg
Waltz: Toujours fidele (Ever faithful) - Waldteufel
March: Coronation Bells - Partridge
Regimental Quick March: Hielan' Laddie


Conductor: Captain S. Rhodes
Musicians: Band of H.M. Scots Guards

: The City of Steel

Story of the founding of Stalino by John Hughes of Merthyr, told by David Williams and A. Gwen Jones


Speaker: David Williams
Speaker: A. Gwen Jones

: BBC Scottish Orchestra

Conductor, Guy Warrack

Overture: The Ruler of the Spirits...Weber
Ballet Music: Ritter Pasman..Johann Strauss
Tarantelle (from Op. 82)...Raff
The Accursed Huntsman...Franck


Musicians: BBC Scottish Orchestra
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: Gwaith Y Gaeaf

Trafodaeth gan ffermwyr ieuainc ar waith eu clybiau yn ystod tymor y gaeaf. Siaradwyr: J.A. George, Ceiros Thomas ac E.M. Williams.
(Discussion in Welsh: BBC recording)


Speaker: J.A. George
Speaker: Ceiros Thomas
Speaker: E.M. Williams

: Children's Hour

Play: "Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald": a story of a great sailor, by Kathleen Fidler


Writer: Kathleen Fidler


National and Regional announcements and Scottish News summary

: Make Your Own Music

In his second talk on 'Choral Singing' Dr. Reginald Jacques rehearses a section of the Bach Choir in extracts from the St. John Passion


Speaker/Conductor: Dr. Reginald Jacques
Singers: A section of the Bach Choir

: The World We Want: 6: Planning

The World We Want: What must we give to get it?

G.D.H. Cole, Reader in Economics, Oxford University, and G.L. Schwartz, Lecturer at London School of Economics

What is Planning? Does it inevitably mean controls? Are people prepared for a continuance and, if necessary, expansion of controls? Can want be prevented without them? The case for and against the planners is discussed by the speakers tonight.


Speaker: G.D.H. Cole
Speaker: G.L. Schwartz

: In Honour of Russia: Priviet Sovietskomu Soyuzu!

(Greetings to the Soviet Union!)
The Internationale

: In Honour of Russia: The Spirit of Russia

A panorama of Russian life described in Rimsky-Korsakov's music, chosen by Gerald Abraham.
Narration written by Louis MacNeice, and spoken by Mary O'Farrell and Marius Goring

Oda Slobodskaya (soprano); Margaret Rolfe (contralto); Bradbridge White (tenor); George Pizzey (baritone); Ronald Stear (bass).
BBC Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra: conductor, Clarence Raybould.


Writer: Louis MacNeice
Reader: Mary O'Farrell
Reader: Marius Goring
Soprano: Oda Slobodskaya
Contralto: Margaret Rolfe
Tenor: Bradbridge White
Baritone: George Pizzey
Bass: Ronald Stear
Singers: BBC Chorus
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Clarence Raybould
Producer: Stephen Potter

: Russia At War - I Was There

The Archbishop of York, the Most Rev. C.F. Garbett; Mary Lane, an English girl educated in Russia; Flight-Lieutenant Hubert Griffith, with the R.A.F. Wing in Murmansk; Reginald Watson-Jones, with the British Medical Mission recently in Moscow, describe what they have seen of Russia at war.


Speaker: Most Rev. C.F. Garbett
Speaker: Mary Lane
Speaker: Flight Lieutenant Hubert Griffith
Speaker: Reginald Watson-Jones

: In Honour of Russia: Russia's National Day

Eye-witness accounts of yesterday's celebrations in Moscow's Red Square.

: The Red Army

The story of the birth and growth of the Red Army.
By Leo Condon and Robert Barr.
A young Russian, just back from reporting for service with the Red Army, is at his home on seventy-two hours' leave with his mother, his father - a regular soldier, a Colonel of the Red Army who fought at Stalingrad - and his uncle, one of the old Red Guard of revolutionary days who served under Stalin at Tsaritsyn (Stalingrad). Through these typical Russians the programme traces the story of the Red Army to the present day.


Writer: Leo Condon
Writer: Robert Barr
Producer: John Glyn-Jones

: War Songs of the Soviet Peoples

The Choir of the Workers' Music Association (conductor, David Ellenberg), with the Millbank Barracks Choir, the Band of H.M. Grenadier Guards (conductor, Lieutenant F. J. Harris, Director of Music, Grenadier Guards).
Script by Francis Dillon, spoken by Frank Phillips.


Singers: Choir of the Workers' Music Association
Singers: Millbank Barracks Choir
Musicians: Band of H.M. Grenadier Guards
Conductor: David Ellenberg
Conductor: Lieutenant F.J. Harris
Writer: Francis Dillon
Reader: Frank Phillips
Producer: Walter Rilla

: In Honour of Russia: Epilogue: Priviet Druzya, Pobieda Za Vami!'

(Greetings, friends - Victory is with you!)
The Internationale
God save the King

: Yehudi Menuhin

on gramophone records

Praeludium (Sonata No. 6, in C: Bach)
Abodah (God's Worship: Bloch)
Piece en forme d'Habanera (Ravel)
Andantino sostenuto e cantabile (Sonata in B flat, K.378: Mozart)

: And So To Bed

An extract from Jeremy Taylor, read by Carleton Hobbs


Reader: Carleton Hobbs

: In a Sentimental Mood

with Reg Leopold and his Players


Musicians: Reg Leopold and his Players

: Sweet and Swing

Contrasting styles in dance music.
Sweet music played by Reg Pursglove and his Orchestra, with Leslie Douglas, and swing music played by Jack Simpson and his Sextet, with Betty Kent


Musicians: Reg Pursglove and his Orchestra
Singer: Leslie Douglas
Musicians: Jack Simpson and his Sextet
Singer: Betty Kent

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