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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


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

: This Week's Composer

Gramophone records of excerpts from Mazeppa and the Faust Symphony

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

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


Speaker: The Rev. Canon F.T. Salter


Programme Parade

: The Kitchen Front

'The Radio Doctor'

: Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra

Conductor, William Pethers
From the New Hippodrome, Coventry

March of the Pioneer Corps...Ketelbey
Selection: The Lisbon Story...Parr Davies
Scrub, brothers, scrub...Waring
The Haunted Ballroom...Toye
In Party Mood...Strachey
Selection: The Great Waltz...Johann Strauss


Musicians: Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra
Conductor: William Pethers

: Starlight

Dorothy Carless (recording)


Singer: Dorothy Carless

: Harold Coombs

at the organ of the Regal, Kingston


Organist: Harold Coombs


News commentary

: The Daily Service

from page 81 of 'New Every Morning' and page 42 of 'Each Returning Day'. I bind unto myself today; Psalm 1; Jesus calls us!

: For the Schools

11.0 Scottish Heritage: Coal and Coal-miners

11.26 Current Affairs
Experts discuss important happenings in the world today

11.40 Music and the Dance
Devised by John Horton in collaboration with Ronald Cunliffe: 'Come, let us dance the round'


Devised by (Music and the Dance): John Horton
Devised in collaboration with (Music and the Dance): Ronald Cunliffe

: Student Songs

BBC Men's Chorus: conductor, Leslie Woodgate.
Henry Cummings (baritone). At the piano, John Wills

Gaudeamus igitur
Come, landlord, fill the flowing bowl
One more river
Riding down from Bangor
Who killed Cock Robin?
Here's to the maiden
Vive l'amour
Little brown jug
Villikins and his Dinah
Begone, dull care
There is a tavern in the town
Here's a health to the King
(All arrangements by Leslie Woodgate)


Conductor/Arranger: Leslie Woodgate
Baritone: Henry Cummings
Piano: John Wills

: Works Wonders

153rd in the Northern series of concerts by war-workers during their lunch-hour break.


Producer: Victor Smythe

: Concert for Factory Workers

(arranged in collaboration with ENSA)
BBC Northern Orchestra, conducted by Julius Harrison
From a factory in the North West

Two Hungarian Dances...Brahms
First movement (Unfinished Symphony)...Schubert
Perpetuum mobile...Johann Strauss
Overture: A Roman Carnival...Berlioz


Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
Conductor: Julius Harrison

: For the Schools

1.50 For Rural Schools (England)
Finding out about Dylsford. 'At Dylsford Station', by Honor Wyatt: the station-master talks about railways, and describes the local branch line

2.10 Interval music

2.15 General Science: Thinking it out: 2
by Patrick Meredith

2.35 Interval music

2.40 Junior English
Serial play based on the story of Ali Baba: Part 1: How Cassim discovered his brother's secret.


Presenter: Patrick Meredith

: Norman Bliss

at the organ of the New Victoria Cinema, Bradford


Organist: Norman Bliss


Messages from British boys and girls now staying as war-guests in South Africa. Arranged in collaboration with the South African Broadcasting Corporation

: Violin Music

played by Joan Spencer

Sonata in G - Tartini
Legende in E flat - Delius


Violinist: Joan Spencer

: Band of the Brecknockshire Battalion, The South Wales Borderers

Conductor, Mr. A.H. Trotman

Regimental March: Men of Harlech
Overture: Die Fledermaus (The Bat)...Johann Strauss
Selection: White Horse Inn...Benatzky and Stolz
Entr'acte: Columbine...Heisler
Waltz: Queen of Gems...Douglas
Selection: Llewellyn...arr. Round


Musicians: Band of the Brecknockshire Battalion, The South Wales Borderers
Conductor: A.H. Trotman

: Music for Movies

Tunes written by Richard Addinsell, taken from the actual sound-tracks of recent British pictures: record programme, written and introduced by Sam Heppner


Composer: Richard Addinsell
Writer/Presenter: Sam Heppner

: Newyddion

(News in Welsh)

: Yn Y Glorian

Y chweched sgwrs yn y gyfres sy'n ceisio ail-gloriannu rhai o ryddieithwyr Cymru.
6: 'Glasynys', gan G.J. Roberts.
(Talk in Welsh)


Speaker: G. J. Roberts

: Children's Hour

5.20 Serial story: 'Submarine Alone', by Gilbert Hackforth-Jones, told by Ivan Samson (by permission of H. M. Tennent, Ltd.). Part 6 - 'Down Periscope'

'The Golden Cockerel': the story of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera, told by Ronald Cunliffe, with illustrations on the piano

5.55 Children's Hour prayers


Writer (Submarine Alone): Gilbert Hackforth-Jones
Storyteller (Submarine Alone): Ivan Samson
Storyteller (The Golden Cockerell): Ronald Cunliffe


National and Regional announcements

: Can I Help You?

Douglas Houghton discusses the many regulations and official forms with which everyone nowadays has to deal.


Speaker: Douglas Houghton

: Elgar: The Apostles

Part I
1 The Calling of the Apostles
2 By the Wayside
3 By the Sea of Galilee

7.57 app. Interval

Part II
4 The Betrayal
5 Golgotha
6 At the Sepulchre
7 The Ascension

During the interval Basil Maine talks about Elgar's 'The Apostles'

Elgar's desire to write an oratorio treating of the calling, teaching, and mission of the Apostles, goes back to his earliest days. But he was well over forty before he actually wrote the work, and it was his second oratorio. It was produced the year that it was finished (1903), at the Birmingham Festival.

The Apostles, which covers more or less the story of the Gospels, tells of Christ's life, from his first intimate association with those who were his closest followers, until the Ascension. The words are Scriptural. The Gospel story has continuously woven into it commentary made of material from both Old and New Testaments.


Composer: Edward Elgar
Singers: BBC Choral Society
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
The Blessed Virgin and the Angel: Joan Taylor (soprano)
Mary Magdalene: Muriel Brunskill (contralto)
St John: Eric Greene (tenor)
St Peter: Victor Harding (bass)
Judas: Kenneth Ellis (bass)
Jesus: Arthur Cranmer (bass)
Speaker (Interval): Basil Maine

: Marching On

Weekly programme telling in dramatic form stories of courage and endurance, of humour, and heroism from the week's news. Edited by Gordon Boshell, with music under the direction of George Walter.
(Recording will be broadcast on Friday at 5.30 p.m. in the Forces programme)


Editor: Gordon Boshell
Musical Director: George Walter
Producer: Cecil McGivern

: Leslie Bridgewater Quintet

with Eric Goldie (baritone)
Quintet: Selection of Old English Melodies - arr. Leslie Bridgewater
Eric Goldie and Quintet: Three Songs from Love for Love (A Nymph and a Swan; Charmion; Cynthia) - Leslie Bridgewater
Quintet: John, come kiss me now - Thomas Baltzar
Quintet: Andante and Presto - Tartini
Eric Goldie and Quintet: My lovely Celia - Lane Wilson-Munro
Quintet: Drink to me only; Country Dance (As You Like It) - Quilter


Baritone: Eric Goldie
Musicians: Leslie Bridgewater Quintet

: Latha Na Sithe

Iomraidhean le saighdearan is seoladairean Gaidhealach air crioch a' chogaidh, 1918.

(Gaelic programme: BBC recording)

: And So To Bed

A passage from "Grace Abounding" by John Bunyan, read by Julian Somers


Reader: Julian Somers
Author: John Bunyan

: Ray Baines

at the organ of the Granada, Clapham Junction


Organist: Ray Baines

: Harry Roy

and his Band, with Marjorie Kingsley and Lita Roza


Musicians: Harry Roy and his Band
Singer: Marjorie Kingsley
Singer: Lita Roza

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