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Exercises for men :
Coleman Smith
Exercises for women : May Brown
At the pianos, Barbara Laing and Lena Blackman.


Unknown: Coleman Smith
Unknown: May Brown
Pianos: Barbara Laing
Pianos: Lena Blackman.

: This Week's Composers

Excerpts from Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann


Short morning prayers


' Look to your Linen '


Gramophone mixture of film music


with his Orchestra


at the theatre organ


from page 105 of ' New Every Morning ' and page 24 of ' Each Returning Day '. Paraphase 48, vv. 5-8 ; Psalm 11 ; 0 Lord, how happy should we be


Richard Crean and his Orchestra


Unknown: Richard Crean


Piano Quartet in E flat, Op. 87 played by the English Ensemble

: 'SING IT!'

Records of vocal jazz


The fortnightly parade before the Inspecting General of Officer Cadets of the 100 (Sandhurst) Royal Armoured Corps O.C.T.U. Commentator, Gilbert Harding. From the Royal Military College, Sandhurst


Commentator: Gilbert Harding.

: Melody Mixture

Gramophone medley of your favourite tunes

: John Watt introduces ' SONGS FROM THE SHOWS '

presenting music from stage and film successes of the present and of the past. Cast includes Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. Orchestrations supervised by Wally Wallond. BBC Revue Chorus. Augmenteti BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. Produced by John Watt and Henry Reed


Unknown: Anne Ziegler
Unknown: Wally Wallond.
Conducted By: Charles Groves.
Produced By: John Watt
Produced By: Henry Reed

: Backs to the Land

'Getting the Eggs': Alan Thompson discusses egg-production, with a successful small poultry-keeper from Cambridge, Reginald Pearmain.


Unknown: Alan Thompson
Unknown: Reginald Pearmain

: Phil Green

and his Concert Orchestra. Music in the "star-spangled" manner, introduced by Spike Hughes


Musicians: Phil Green and his Concert Orchestra
Presenter: Spike Hughes

: Repeat Performance Naunton Wayne in 'CAP AND BELLS'

Another late-night revue, with Carole Lynne. Hubert Gregg , Noele Gordon , Cliff Gordon , and Harry Jacobsoh at the piano. The Dance Orchestra, conducted by Percy Harper. Produced by Vernon Harris


Unknown: Carole Lynne.
Unknown: Hubert Gregg
Unknown: Noele Gordon
Unknown: Cliff Gordon
Unknown: Harry Jacobsoh
Conducted By: Percy Harper.
Produced By: Vernon Harris

: Music While You Work

Lou Preager and his Orchestra


Musicians: Lou Preager and his Orchestra

: BBC Scottish Orchestra

Conductor, Ian Whyte
From the Adam Smith Hall, Kirkcaldy


Musicians: BBC Scottish Orchestra
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: Newyddion

(News in Welsh)

: Dal I Ddysgu

Hanes menter Pwyllgor Addysg Sir Fflint yn cadw ysgol arbennig 1 ieuenctid y ffatrioedd. Cewch glywed rhai o'r bobl ifainc eu hunain. (Talk in Welsh)

: Children's Hour

Scottish Children's Theatre Company (director, Bertha Waddell), in folk music and a play, followed by 'Truthful Tam', by Harold S. Stewart : 4 - 'Sheer Bad Luck'


Director: Bertha Waddell

: News

National and Regional announcements and Northern Ireland News

: The World Goes By

F.H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people with out-of-the-way news and views of passing events


Unknown: F.H. Grisewood

: BBC Midland Light Orchestra

Conductor, Rae Jenkins. Joy McArden (soprano)


Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Soprano: Joy McArden

: The Week in Westminster

Sir Herbert Williams, M.P., gives his impression of what he saw and heard in Parliament.


Speaker: Sir Herbert Williams

: Vaudeville of 1944

A Saturday-night entertainment featuring famous stars of Variety, music, and drama: Jack and Daphne Barker, Suzette Tarri, Martin Walker, Elisabeth Welch, Jewell and Warris, and the £100 Weekly Red Cross Radio Contest - 8, introduced by Ronald Waldman, and produced by Audrey Cameron
Revue Chorus, and augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. Producers, John Sharman and Harry S. Pepper.


Unknown: Daphne Barker
Unknown: Suzette Tarri
Unknown: Martin Walker
Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Introduced By: Ronald Waldman
Produced By: Audrey Cameron
Conducted By: Charles Groves.
Producers: John Sharman
Producers: Harry S. Pepper.

: Saturday-Night Theatre: If

Play by Lord Dunsany, adapted for broadcasting by Lance Sieveking. Music by Norman Fulton. Produced by Peter Creswell
Cast includes :


Author: Lord Dunsany
Adapted for broadcasting by: Lance Sieveking
Music: Norman Fulton
Producer: Peter Creswell
John Beal: Lewis Stringer
Mary Beal: Molly Rankin
Miralda Clement: Lucille Lisle
Hafiz el Aleolahn: Leslie Perrins
Liza: Helene Cooney

: Lighten Our Darkness

Shortened form of Evensong

: Maurice Winnick

and his Orchestra. From Ciro's, London

: Roland Peachey

and his Band. From Murray's Club, London.

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