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: NEWS

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.

Contributors

Unknown: Coleman Smith
Pianos: Barbara Laing
Pianos: Andrew Bryson.

: This week's Composer

CHOPIN
Gramophone records of his music

: ' LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS ! '

Rt. Rev. the Lord Bishop of Lichfield

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

'Try Something New : New Ways ' with Beetroot', by Moira Savonius

Contributors

Unknown: Moira Savonius

: SONG AND DANCE'

Popular dance, music and songs, on gramophone records

: FRANK BRIDGE

Suite for String Orchestra played by the Boyd Neel String Orchestra, conducted by Boyd Neel . (Gramophone records)

Contributors

Unknown: Boyd Neel
Conducted By: Boyd Neel

: Short Morning Service for Schools

Introductory music Prayer
Praise the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation (A. and M. 657 ; S.P. 626, omitting v. 4 ; C.H. 22, omitting v. 4 : Tune, Lobe den Herrn)
Interlude
Prayers : The Prayer for Happiness ; the Lord's Prayer
When I survey the wondrous Cross (A. and M. 108, omitting v. 5 ; S.P. 133, omitting v. 4 ; C.H. 106 : Tune, Rockingham)
Blessing
Closing music

: I YSGOLION CYMRU

(For Welsh schools). Cwrs y byd : cyfres i blant dros 12 oed

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary

: The Daily Service

from page 85 of "New Every Morning" and page 10 of "Each Returning Day". Jesus, where'er thy people meet; Psalm 95, vv. 1-7; Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round

: 'WE PRESENT ...'

Louis Kentner (piano), on gramophone records

Contributors

Piano: Louis Kentner

: 'HAPPY CHILDREN'

'How the Baby Grows Before Birth ' : talk by a woman doctor

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

11.0 MUSIC AND MOVEMENT FOR JUNIORS: Ann Driver
.11.20 WHEN 4E START WORK : ' What shall we do with our leisure ? ' : 1-' Doing Things Ourselves ', by Marjorie Pollard
11.40 TALKS FOR SIXTH FORMS. Ethics : 9—'The Crisis of our Age ' : ' How can we agree again about values 2—'The Democratic Way'. Discussion talk by Professor Karl Mannheim

Contributors

Talks: Marjorie Pollard
Talk By: Professor Karl Mannheim

: HANDEL

Come, beloved (Atalanta)
He'll say that for my love (Xerxes) '
Gentle Morpheus, son of night (Alceste) Recit : - Oh, grant it, Heav'n; Aria: So shall the lute and harp awake (Judas Maccabaeus) sung by Audrey Strange (soprano)

Contributors

Sung By: Audrey Strange

: ' FARMING TODAY '

Recording of part of last night's broadcast

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

ENSA concert for war-workers from a factory canteen. Carroll Gibbons and his Orchestra. Guest artist, Albert Whelan

Contributors

Unknown: Carroll Gibbons
Artist: Albert Whelan

: FRIDAY LUNCH-TIME CONCERT

Florence Hooton (cello). BBC Orchestra (led by Marie Wilson ), conducted by Kathleen Riddick
From a concert-hall in the South

Contributors

Cello: Florence Hooton
Unknown: Marie Wilson
Unknown: Kathleen Riddick

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

2.0 TRAVEL TALKS. Other people's jobs. ' Jute for Sacks and Carpets ' : working in the jute-fields of the Ganges, by J. M. Cowan
2.15 Interval music
2.20 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH, by Jean Jacques Oberlin and Yvonne Ober lin : 'L'histoire de Marie-Antoinette'
2.40 SENIOR ENGLISH I. ' Oliver Twist ', by Charles Dickens , adapted as a serial by Rhoda Power (Part 2)

Contributors

Unknown: J. M. Cowan
Unknown: Jean Jacques OBErlin
Unknown: Yvonne OBEr
Unknown: Oliver Twist
Unknown: Charles Dickens

: NORRIS STANLEY

and the Winter Garden Orchestra, Malvern, with George Gibbs (baritone)
From the Winter Gardens, Malvern

Contributors

Unknown: George Gibbs

: 'THE FOUR-FIFTEEN SPECIAL'

Radio curtain-raiser, written by Douglas Young. Produced by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Written By: Douglas Young.
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Conductor: Guy Warrack

: NEWYDDION O'R SENEDD

Sgwrs gan yr Athro W. J. Gruflydd , A.S. (Talk in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: J. Gruflydd

: ' Y MIS YNG NGHYMRU '

Bwrw golwg ar helyntion y mis. (News talk in Welsh)

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' The Box of Delights', by John Masefield , adapted as a play in six parts by Robert Holland and John Keir Cross. Produced by John Keir Cross. Part 3.—' Underground Adventure '

Contributors

Unknown: John Masefield
Unknown: Robert Holland
Unknown: John Keir Cross.
Produced By: John Keir
Narrator: Norman Shelley
Kay Harker: John Gilpin
Peter Jones: Peter Mullins
Maria Jones: Dorothy Gordon
Mouse: Charles Hawtrey
Abner Brown: Robert Farquharson
Sylvia Pouncer: Joan Young
Inspector: Dick Francis
Rogers: Malcolm Graeme

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements, and Scottish News summary

: WOMAN'S PAGE'

' Thoughts of an Average Wife', by Muriel Cotton
' Awkward Questions', by Cyril Bibby
' Women's War-Time Problems ', by Mary Ferguson

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Bibby
Unknown: Mary Ferguson

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Julius Harrison

Contributors

Conducted By: Julius Harrison

: ' ' WANT TO BE AN ACTOR'

Members of a studio audience give auditions, are cast, and perform ' The Ray of Destiny', a super-melodramatic serial in six fortnightly episodes. Episode 3—' Adrift in the Stratosphere '. Produced and introduced by Vernon Harris. (BBC recording)

Contributors

Duced By: Vernon Harris.

: ' SCIENCE AT YOUR SERVICE'

9-' Saving Life at Sea ' : talks by Dr. A. Parker , Director of the Fuel Research Station, and H. S. Humphreys , a Chief Engineer Superintendent

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. A. Parker
Unknown: H. S. Humphreys

: MR. GILLIE POTTER

' Here at Hogsnorton' : a scintillating survey of hebdomadal hearsay, by England's egregious patrician philosopher

: ' MAX REINHARDT AND THE ENGLISH THEATRE'

A tribute "to the memory of a great director
Commentary written and spoken by Charles B. Cochran
From ' Die Fledermaus '
(by permission of the Sadler's Wells Opera
Company)
From ' La Belle Helene '
From * Midsummer Night's Dream
BBC Theatre Chorus and BBC Theatre Orchestra : conductor, Stanford Robinson. Produced by Stephen Thomas

Contributors

Spoken By: Charles B. Cochran
Conductor: Stanford Robinson.
Produced By: Stephen Thomas
Adele: Irene Eisinger
Dr Falke: Eric Marshall
Rosalinda: Victoria Sladen
Eisenstein: Francis Russell
Helene: Victoria Sladen
Paris: Francis Russell
First Fairy: Irene Eisinger

: 'The Rescue'

Part 2 of a poetic drama for broadcasting, based on the story of Homer's 'Odyssey' by Edward Sackville-West. Orchestral score by Benjamin Britten. Produced by John Burrell
Characters as in Part I, with the addition of BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Clarence Raybould
The scene is the island of Ithaca, several weeks later, and again the action covers a single day from dawn to the following dawn.

Contributors

Writer: Edward Sackville-West
Composer: Benjamin Britten.
Producer: John Burrell
Conductor: Clarence Raybould
Eumaeus: Michael Golden
Medon, a herald: Charles Maunsell
Suitors for the hand of Penelope: Antinous: Andrea Melandrinos
Peisander: Bernard Rebel
Agelaus: Laidman Browne
Amphinomus: Rudolph Offenbach
Leocritus: Alexander Sarner
Ctesippus: Richard Williams
Eurydamas: Heron Carvic
Noemon: Bryan Powley
Melanthius: George Woodbridge
Alastor: Cyril Gardiner

: News in Gaelic

and postscript

: HERBERT MURRILL

String Quartet played by the Blech Quartet

: ' DANCING TIME'

Famous bands play popular dance tunes, on gramophone records

: 'AND SO TO BED'

Sonnets by Hilaire Belloc , spoken by David King-Wood .

Contributors

Unknown: Hilaire Belloc
Spoken By: David King-Wood








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