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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 Hungarian Rhapsodies, played by Alexander Borowsky (piano)


Piano: Alexander Borowsky

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

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


Speaker: Rev. Canon F.T. Salter


Programme Parade

: Make-Do and Mend

'Hints on Patching', by Louise Martin


Speaker: Louise Martin

: Show Souvenirs

Record programme of "Tunes of the Twenties", written and arranged by Roy Plomley.


Writer/Presenter: Roy Plomley

: Band of H.M. Royal Marines (Chatham Division)

Conducted by Lieutenant Thomas Francis, Director of Music, Royal Marines

Grand March: With Honour Crowned...Ketelbey
Overture: The Sicilian Vespers...Verdi
Suite de Ballet, Mascarade: Cortege; Arlequin et Colombine; Final alla polacca - Lacome
March: The King's Colour...Barsotti
Regimental March: A Life on the Ocean Wave


Conductor: Lieutenant Thomas Francis

: Reginald Foort

at the organ of the Odeon Theatre, Llandudno


Organist: Reginald Foort

: Harold Collins and his Orchestra

The Trumpet Call...Fucik
Selection: Something in the Air...Manning Sherwin
On the Dnieper...arr. Charrosin
In the blue of the evening...D'Artega
Shantyana...arr. Charrosin


Conductor: Harold Collins

: The Daily Service

from page 21 of 'New Every Morning' and page 48 of 'Each Returning Day'.
Guide me, O thou great Redeemer; Psalm 34, vv. 1-10; Father, who on man dost shower

: Music While You Work

Reg. Pursglove and his Orchestra


Musicians: Reg Pursglove and his Orchestra

: Time, Big Ben; Variety of Services

The Continental Players (Scottish Command), under the direction of L/Cpl. R. Marrell, in musical memories of their home countries. Sgt. E. Stossler introduces the programme, which is produced by Howard M. Lockhart


Presenter: Sgt. E. Stossler
Musicians: The Continental Players
Musical Director: L/Cpl. R. Marrell
Producer: Howard M. Lockhart

: Harry Fryer and his Orchestra

March: Over to You...Eric Coates
Selection: The Dollar Princess...Leo Fall
Casino Dances...Gung'l
The Teddy-Bears' Picnic...Bratton
Suite: Three Dale Dances...Arthur Wood
Selection: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs...Churchill
March: Le pere la Victoire...Louis Ganne


Musicians: Harry Fryer and his Orchestra

: Jay Wilbur and his Orchestra


Musicians: Jay Wilbur and his Orchestra

: Works Wonders

War-workers entertain their colleagues during the lunch-hour at a West of England factory.
(BBC recording)

: Backs to the Land

Talk to Pig Clubs, by Cedric Drewe, M.P., Chairman of the Small Pig Keepers' Council.


Speaker: Cedric Drewe

: Mozart

Quartet in G minor (K.478)
played by the Silverman Piano Quartet


Musicians: Silverman Piano Quartet

: Second Lunch

Bill-of-fare includes Marjorie Westbury, Philip Garston-Jones, Courtney Hope, and Eddie Robinson.
Music served by Jan Berenska's Rhythm Five.
Sketches by Dick Pepper.


Performer: Marjorie West
Performer: Philip Garston-Jones
Performer: Courtney Hope
Performer: Eddie Robinson
Musicians: Jan Berenska's Rhythm Five
Sketches by: Dick Pepper
Producer: Jacques Brown

: Hansel and Gretel

Humperdinck's opera, performed by the Sadler's Wells Opera Company. Conductor, Lawrance Collingwood.
From the New Theatre, London.

Act 1: Scene 1: At home; Scene 2: In the forest
3.28 app. Interval
3.48 app. Act 2: The Witch's House

During the interval Helen Henschel talks about this afternoon's opera.


Musicians: Salder's Wells Opera Company
Conductor: Lawrance Collingwood
Speaker: Helen Henschel
Producer: Powell Lloyd
Speaker: Helen Henschel
Gretel: Olive Dyer
Hansel: Minnia Bower
Gertrude: Kate Jackson
Peter: John Hargreaves
The Sandman: Olwen Price
The Dew Fairy: Blanche Turner
The Witch: Powell Lloyd

: Michael Krein Saxophone Quartet

La Precieuse...Kreisler
A Deserted Farm...MacDowell
Serenata (Album Leaves)...Albeniz


Musicians: Michael Krein Saxophone Quartet

: Sandy Macpherson

at the organ of the Odeon Theatre, Manchester: "Fifteen Minutes with Noel Coward"


Organist: Sandy Macpherson

: Cymry'r Croes

Hanes mudiad newydd ymysg ieuenctid yr Eglwys yng Nghymru. (Talk in Welsh)

: Children's Hour

5.20 'The Cunning Fox', an old Irish story, retold by Thea Morrow, and some songs ana poems about animals from Ulster

5.40 'Bird Island: Bardsey, Island of Saints and Sea-Birds': talk by William Aspden


Reader (The Cunning Fox): Thea Morrow
Speaker (Bird Island): William Aspden


National and Regional announcements

: The Man in the Chair

Play by Adrian Alington, produced by Fred O'Donovan.
[Starring] Michael Redgrave
(BBC recording)

(Michael Redgrave appears by permission of Bronson Albery and H.M. Tennent, Ltd.)


Author: Adrian Alington
Producer: Fred O'Donovan
Professor Tomlinson: Michael Redgrave
Battersby: Richard Williams
Gloria: Freda Falconer
Mrs Clark: Sybil Arundale
Police Inspector: William Trent
Policeman: Frank Cochrane
First Voice: Cyril Gardiner
Second Voice: Arthur Bush
Third Voice: Preston Lockwood

: Sibelius

March (Karelia Suite)
Symphony No. 1, in E minor

Played by the BBC Northern Orchestra
Conducted by Maurice Johnstone


Musicians: The BBC Northern Orchestra
Conductor: Maurice Johnstone

: Accent On Rhythm

with the Bachelor Girls, Peter Akister, and George Elliott. Directed by James Moody.

(BBC recording: to be repeated tomorrow at 3.30 p.m. in the Forces Programme)


Performers: The Bachelor Girls
Performer: Peter Akister
Performer: George Elliott
Director: James Moody

: Hello, 'Frisco, Hello!

Radio version of the 20th Century Fox film starring Alice Faye, Jack Oakie, Lynn Bari, and John Payne. Radio adaptation by Rhoderick Walker. Music orchestrated by Billy Ternent.

Chorus and Augmented Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Ternent.
The action takes place in San Francisco at the end of the last century.
(BBC recording: previously broadcast on Wednesday, August 25)


Adaptor: Rhoderick Walker
Orchestrator/Conductor: Billy Ternent
Producer: Tom Ronald
Trudy Evans: Dorothy Carless
John Cornell: Gene Crowley
Beulah Clancy: Paula Green
Dan Daly: Sydney Keith
Bernice Croft: Joan Young
Other parts: Robert Duval
Story-Teller (by permission of Linnil and Dunfee): Rhoderick Walker


Raymond Gram Swing

: Saturday-Night Theatre: By Candlelight

Comedy adapted by Harry Graham from the German of Siegfried Geyer, adapted for broadcasting by Margaret Hawkings.

(Naunton Wayne appears by permission of Firth Shephard; Jeanne de Casilis appears by permission of Bernard Delfont)


Author: Siegfried Geyer
Adapted by: Harry Graham
Adapted for broadcasting by: Margaret Hawkings
Producer: Hugh Stewart
The Baron: Laidman Browne
Bastien: Naunton Wayne
Elizabeth: Jeanne de Casilis
The Count: Milton Rosmer
The Countess: Grizelda Hervey
Swinford: Robert Rendel
Hall-Porter: Alexander Sarner
Waiter: Bernard Rebel

: Bach Organ Music

Played by C.H. Trevor: third of a series of six organ recitals being given in alternate weeks.

Come, thou Saviour of the Gentiles (Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland)
Blessed Jesus, we are here (Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier)
Trio Sonata No. 4, in E minor
Prelude and Fugue in A minor


Organist: C.H. Trevor

: Ivy Benson and her Girls Band


Musicians: Ivy Benson and her Girls Band

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