and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Exercises for men : Coleman Smith
Exerctses for women : May Brown
At the pianos, Barbara Laing and Andrew Bryson.
THREE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH MASTERS
Today : Gramophone records of music by Francois Couperin
' Freddy Grisewood Speaking '
from a selection of records
Conductor, Rae Jenkins , with Gabriel Lavelle (baritone)
at the organ of the Regal, Kingston
from page 49 of ' New Every Morning and page 44 of ' Each Returning Day '. Praise, my soul the King of Heaven ; Psalm 82 ; Eternal Father, strong to save
Arthur Dulay and his Cameo Orchestra
11.0 RHYTHM AND MELODY, by Percy Young : 6—' A New Rhythm '
11.20 GEOGRAPHY. New developments in the British Empire: ' African Farmers in Uganda '
11.40 ENGLISH FOR UNDER-NINES. Serial play : ' Reynard the Fox', by Julia Goodey. Part 3-How wicked Reynard deceived King Noble himself
Lunch-time entertainment for factory-workers, from a factory somewhere in Britain.
Contrasting American sweet and swing dance bands : gramophone programme written by Geoffrey S. Pearce
Topical magazine programme
2.0 NATURE STUDY. Rats and Mice ', by A. J. Mee : animal pests and how they are controlled
2.15 1 YSGOLION CYMRU (For Welsh schools). Hanes Cymru. 18-Y Tuduriaid (iii) Bywyd crefyddol; Y grefydd newydd ; Diddymu'r mynachlogydd ; Merthyron ac alltudion : gan A. H. Williams
2.35 SENIOR HISTORY II. The changing world. Industralised Britain beats Napoleon : ' Cotton Plays its Part by Philippa Pearce
2-From Thaxted Church. Muriel Gale (contralto), Henry Cummings (baritone). The Zoriaq Quartet. Arnold Goldsbrough (organ). Introduced by Frank Phillips
These programmes bring before you month by month the changing facets of the rural scene. Countrymen and women are brought to the microphone to speak about their lives and work.
(Studio Service in Welsh). Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r Ilyfr Bob Bore o Newydd' photographed in 1929 with his daughter Mrs. Elgar-Blake, who again takes part in the programme ' Land of Hope and Glory ', of which a revised version will be broadcast this evening at 7.25, as part of the week's commemorations of the composer's death ten years ago.
5.20 ' We can dance and we can sing': Variety concert given by children from the East Coast of Scotland, introduced by Bill Fyfe
5.50 'Letter from. America'
National and Regional announcements
This edition-the last of the present series-includes selections from previous programmes : an episode from the life of Sir Robert Jones ; a Welsh Cameo by LI. Wyn Griffith. Welsh Light Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Arwel Hughes. Programme introduced by Arthur Phillips. Produced by Nan Davies and Mai Jones
' Sheep ' : last of four fortnightly discussions. W. S. Mansfield , Director of the Cambridge University Farm, discusses ' Maintaining Health in the Flock' with W. Lyle Stewart , M.R.C.V.S., of King's College, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and J. F. H. Thomas of Broadchalke, Salisbury
J. F. H.
The story behind a great national song-the dramatic cancellation of its first performance-a new version written during the last war
Reminiscences by Elgar's daughter,
Carice Elgar-Blake , Sir Adrian Boult , and Captain W. A. Feather-stone. Dramatised scenes from the life of the composer, Sir Edward Elgar , and of A. C. Benson , who wrote the words
BBC Chorus, BBC Singers, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Clajence Raybould. Mary
Jarred (contralto). Original research and script by Leslie Baily. Narrator, Patric Curwen. Programme produced by C. F. Meehan
' Be a Good Sort ' : a number of young people give their reactions to short scenes showing that the standards at home and school are not always those in operation at work. In the chair, Douglas Allan
with Horace Percival , Fred Yule , Dorothy Summers , Sydney Keith , Dino Galvani , Bill Stephens , Jean Capra , Paula Green , and Jack Cooper. BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Script and lyrics by Ted Kavanagh. Produced by Francis Worsley.
Dramatic stories from the Underground Front in Europe. No. 2-' The Midnight Edition '. Written by John Dickson Carr. Produced by Walter Rilla
Address by the Rev. W. M. Dempster , Ratho, Midlothian
Rev. W. M.
Verses written and spoken by boys under fourteen. Produced by Edward Livesey
Conductor, Harry Vincent
played by Jack Chapman and his Band. From the Albert Ballroom , Glasgow
Piano Sonata in G minor, Op. 22 played by Benno Moiseiwitsch. (Gramophone records)
Nicholas Medtner , the Russian composer, belongs to the school of Glazunov and Rachmaninoff. A brilliant pianist himself he writes for the keyboard with fine understanding and effect, and the whole of his fairly considerable output is concerned with the piano. He has written seven piano sonatas, of which the Sonata in G minor is the third. It is as impressive in construction as it is expressive in feeling. The music is essentially romantic, and like his 'Fairy-Tales ' for piano, suggests a fantastic world of ancient heroic legend— the world of the Nibelungs, gnomes, and mountain kings.