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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
Pianist: Barbara Laing
Pianist: Andrew Bryson

: This Week's Composer

Gramophone records of his Piano Transcriptions

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

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


Speaker: Rev. Canon F.T. Salter


Programme Parade

: The Kitchen Front

'Mrs. Buggins' (Mabel Constanduros)


Mrs. Buggins [speaker]: Mabel Constanduros


on gramophone records

: James Bell

at the organ of the Odeon, Leicester Square


Organist: James Bell

: Irish Salmon

Talk on the Ulster countryside, by John Priest


Speaker: John Priest

: Short Morning Service for Schools

Introductory music
Let us with a gladsome mind (S.P. 12; C.H. 11: Tune, Monkland)
Prayers: The Prayer for God's Presence; the Lord's Prayer
Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round (S.P. 485, omitting v. 2; C.H. 489, omitting v. 2: Tune, Song 1 - Orlando Gibbons)
Closing music

: Elgar

By the Wayside (The Apostles), sung by Dora Labbett, Harold Williams, Hubert Eisdell, Dennis Noble, and Robert Easton, with the Halle Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty.
(Gramophone records)


News commentary

: The Daily Service

from page 89 of "New Every Morning" and page 40 of "Each Returning Day". Paraphrase 18 (3-7); Te Deum (1-21); Hills of the North, rejoice

: Music While You Work

Billy Mayerl and his Band


Musicians: Billy Mayerl and his Band

: For the Schools

11.0 Music and Movement for Infants
Ann Driver

11.20 Senior History I: European Heritage: Four Men of Genius: 4: Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556)

11.40 Interval music

11.45 Physical Training
(for use in classrooms), by Coleman Smith


Presenter (Music and Movement for Infants: Ann Driver
Presenter (Physical Training): Coleman Smith

: Bax

Violin Sonata No. 1, in E
played by Mary Harrison (violin) and Alan Richardson (piano)


Violinist: May Harrison
Pianist: Alan Richardson

: Workers' Playtime

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


Topical talk, or a recorded repeat of one of last week's talks

: Contralto Songs

sung by Freda Townson
If thou art near - Bach
My heart is beating - Handel
The Chestnut Tree; The Snowdrop; From sleep untroubled risen; Messages; Spring's Return - Schumann


Contralto: Freda Townson

: For The Schools

1.50 I Ysgolion Cymru (For Welsh schools)
Caneuon Gwerin Cymru: cyfres gan Amy Parry-Williams i blant tua 9 oed.
8 - 'Caneuon Serch'. Cenir caneuon fel 'Ym Mhontypridd Mae Nghariad' a 'Titrwm Tatrwm'
[Welsh Folk Songs: a series by Amy Parry-Williams for children aged about 9 years.
8 - Serious Songs. Songs such as 'Ym Mhontypridd Mae Nghariad' and 'Titrwm Tatrwm' are sung.]

2.10 How Things Began
'Dating the Rocks', by Honor Wyatt and Richard Palmer

2.30 Interval music

2.35 Senior History II
Poetry programme by Desmond Hawkins: 'Poems about Places'


Presenter: Amy Parry-Williams
Presenter: Honor Wyatt
Presenter: Richard Palmer
Presenter: Desmond Hawkins

: Music While You Work

Harry Fryer and his Orchestra


Musicians: Harry Fryer and his Orchestra

: Evensong

from King's College, Cambridge

Antiphon: O most merciful (Wood)
Versicles and Responses (Tomkins)
Psalm 47
First Lesson: Proverbs 3, vv. 11-17
Magnificat (Wood, in E flat - No. 2)
Second Lesson: St. Luke 9 vv. 51-62
Nunc dimittis (Wood, in E flat - No. 2)
The Lord's Prayer (Robert Stones)
Versicles and Responses (Tomkins)
Anthem: Expectans expectavi (Wood)


Organist: Dr. Harold Darke

: An American in Paris

(Gershwin), played by the New Light Symphony Orchestra, with George Gershwin at the piano.
(Gramophone records)

: The Dansant

from the Norfolk Hotel, Bournemouth, with Lyle Evans, Linda Parker (by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Co.), and Alfred Jupp and his Orchestra.


Singer: Lyle Evans
Singer: Linda Parker
Musicians: Alfred Jupp and his Orchestra
Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

: Twice-Told Tales: Where Beauty Lies

Written by Augustus Muir and read by the author.
(Previously broadcast on April 15, 1942)


Author/Reader: Augustus Muir

: Awr Y Plant

(Welsh Children's Hour)
'Gerdorion Crwydrol'. Stori-ddeialog, wedi ei seilio ar hen chwedl, gan Eic Davies


Writer/Reader: Eic Davies

: Children's Hour

Toytown: Frightfulness at the Theatre Royal
by S.G. Hulme-Beaman


Writer: S.G. Hulme-Beaman


National and Regional announcements

: Bickershaw Colliery Band

Conductor, William Haydock

Selection: The Grand Duchess...Offenbach
The Downland Suite...Ireland
Selection: The Desert Song...Romberg


Musicians: Bickershaw Colliery Band
Conductor: William Haydock


(No. 11). Magazine for Scottish listeners. Edited by Edwin Muir. Produced by Robert Kemp


Edited By: Edwin Muir.
Produced By: Robert Kemp

: The Need of the Day

Second of a series of four talks by members of a group of Manchester public men. Tonight George Gibson, former President of the Trades Union Congress, speaks on "Christianity in the Workshop".


Speaker: George Gibson

: We're All Together Now

An entertainment for their fellow members of the Forces provided by members of the United States Army in Great Britain and the British Army. From a camp somewhere in England.

: The Brains Trust

with spontaneous answers to 'Any Questions?':
Dr. Julian Huxley, Colonel the Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot, Arnold Lunn, Leary Constantine, and Sir Patrick Dollan.
Question-Master, Geoffrey Crowther

(Recording to be broadcast again next Sunday afternoon at 4.15 p.m. in the Forces programme)


Panellist: Dr. Julian Huxley
Panellist: Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot
Panellist: Arnold Lunn
Panellist: Leary Constantine
Panellist: Sir Patrick Dollan.
Question Master: Geoffrey Crowther
Producer: Howard Thomas

: Red on the Map: The Colonial Empire: 4: The West Indies: Too Much Sugar?

Talk by O.T. Faulkner, Principal of the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture


Speaker: O.T. Faulkner

: British Piano Music

played by Clifford Curzon and Benjamin Britten.
This is the sixth and last of the recitals which have been given in alternate weeks, introduced by Ralph Hill

Moy Mell...Arnold Bax
Polka...Lennox Berkeley
Mazurka elegiacs...Benjamin Britten
Introduction and Rondo burlesca...Britten
(First broadcast performance of these two works by Benjamin Britten)


Pianist: Clifford Curzon
Pianist: Benjamin Britten
Producer: Ralph Hill

: For the Armchair Detective

Weekly sidelight on detective fiction, including dramatised excerpts, with Ernest Dudley in the chair.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Ernest Dudley

: Canada to Britain: No.6: Big City

Second programme from Canada in the revised Anglo-Canadian exchange series, giving a radio picture of war-time Toronto, typical of Canada's industrial war effort.
(Recording of the programme previously heard in the Home Service on Saturday, October 23)


Writer: Len Petersen
Producer: Frank Willis

: Strange World: 13: The Haunted House

by Thomas Hood, read by George Holloway


Author: Thomas Hood
Reader: George Holloway


with his Orchestra

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