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and Home Service programme summary

: JACK WILSON

and his Versatile Five

: 'LISTEN TO THE BAND!'

Sankey's Castle Works Band : conductor, Cyril I. Yorath

Contributors

Conductor: Cyril I. Yorath

: 'CONCERTO'S PROGRESS'

Ninth of a series of gramophone programmes
Larghetto (Piano Concerto No. 2, In
F minor) ; Piano Concerto No. 1, in E' minor (Chopin) : Arthur Rubinstein and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Barbirolli

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Rubinstein
Conducted By: John Barbirolli

: "NEWS

Programme Parade

: MORNING SERVICE

for St. George's Day, from Huddersneld Parish Church
Introductory commentary National Anthem
Before Jehovah's awful throne (A. and M. 616 ; C.H. 230)
Worship and Thanksgiving Psalm 122
Lesson : Micah 4, w. 1-4
Uprouae, ye Christian people (St.
George's Society hymn)
Address by Canon J. W. Woodhouse
Lord, while for all mankind we pray
(S.P. 320 ; C.H. 633)
Prayers
Rejoice. 0 land (S.P. 631) Blessing
Organist, Constance Eaglefleld Hull

Contributors

Organist: Constance Eaglefleld Hull

: MOZART and BEETHOVEN

played by Nina Milkina (piano)

Contributors

Played By: Nina Milkina

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

John Blore and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: John Blore

: 'MUSIC-LOVER'S CALENDAR'

' About the Polka' : talk by Edwin Evans. Pianist, Alfred Kitchin

Contributors

Pianist: Edwin Evans.
Pianist: Alfred Kitchin

: FAIREY AVIATION WORKS BAND

. Conductor, Harry Mortimer

Contributors

Conductor: Harry Mortimer

: BBC 0 SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Conductor: Guy Warrack

: THE WEEK'S FILMS

by Dilys Powell

Contributors

Unknown: Dilys Powell

: ' COUNTRY MAGAZINE

No. 52 — Second Anniversary number. Introduced by Wilfred Eley , with A. G. Street , Ralph Wightman , S. P. B. Mais , Desmond Hawkins , and men and women from the countryside of Great Britain. Edited and produced by Francis Dillon

Contributors

Introduced By: Wilfred Eley
Unknown: A. G. Street
Unknown: Ralph Wightman
Unknown: S. P. B. Mais
Unknown: Desmond Hawkins
Duced By: Francis Dillon

: 'IN YOUR GARDEN'

by G. E. Blackman of the Imperial College of Science and Technology
This is the first of three talks to be given by G. E. Blackman on alternate Sundays, the others being on May 7 and 21 On the intervening Sundays listeners will be able to follow the fortunes of ' Radio Allotment'.

Contributors

Unknown: G. E. Blackman
Unknown: G. E. Blackman

: BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult

Contributors

Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Band of the King's Own Scottish Borderers : conductor, Mr. W. H. FitzEarl

Contributors

Conductor: Mr. W. H. Fitzearl

: ' THIS BREED OF MEN '

A programme for the English on St. George's Day, 1944. Narrator, R.S.M. Bernard Fishwick. Music arranged and conducted by Victor Hely-Hutchinson , and performed by the BBC Augmented Revue Orchestra and Chorus, and men of Ack-Ack Command. Programme arranged and produced by Laurence Gilliam and Louis MacNeice
The setting is a Services concert, at which men of. the Army. Navy, and R.A.F. are listening to a medley of popular and traditional English tunes, ranging from ' Knocked em in the Old Kent Road ' to ' Land of Hope and Glory . To five contrasted members of this audience of fighting men. all on the eve of action, these songs, evoke memories and associations which build a composite picture of England and the English at this deeisive moment in history.

Contributors

Narrator: R.S.M. Bernard Fishwick.
Conducted By: Victor Hely-Hutchinson
Produced By: Laurence Gilliam
Produced By: Louis MacNeice

: ' THE ANVIL 1-2

Christians meet to answer listeners' questions. Today's team : Dr. J. W. Welch (in the chair), Canon F. A. Cockin ,
Mary Trevelyan , Fr. Agnellus Andrew
, Professor C. H. Dodd.
The new ' Anvil ' broadcasts Include questions sent in as a result of last quarter's broadcasts on ' Man's Dilemma and God's Answer Today's three questions include one on whether the building of massive cathedrals is compatible with the simple teaching of Jesus, and one on whether the present decay of common honesty is due to people having lost belief in Christianity.

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. J. W. Welch
Unknown: Canon F. A. Cockin
Unknown: Mary Trevelyan
Unknown: Fr. Agnellus Andrew
Unknown: Professor C. H. Dodd.

: 'Y CYMRY YM MHALESTEINA'

Hanes sefydlu'r Gymdeitha? Gymraeg, dathliad Dydd Gwyl Dewi , chwarae Rugby etc. Cyflwynir y rhaglen gan Dillwyn Miles. (Recorded Welsh programme from Palestine)

Contributors

Unknown: Dydd Gwyl Dewi
Unknown: Dillwyn Miles.

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Serial play: David Copperfield ', by Charles Dickens. Adapted for the microphone in five episodes by Philip Wade and John Benson. Produced by Derek McCulloch. Episode 2—' David Grows Up '

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Philip Wade
Unknown: John Benson.
Produced By: Derek McCulloch.
David Gopperfleld, the boy: Peter Mullins
David Copperfield, the man: Ronald Simpson
Miss Betsey Trotwood: Mary O'Farrell
Mr Dick: Edgar Norfolk
Mr Murdstone: Leslie Perrins
Miss Murdstone: Molly Rankin
Mr Micawber: Dick Francis
Mr Wickfield: Edgar Norfolk
Agnes Wickfield: Katherine Blake
Uriah Heep: Phillp Wade
Steerforth: Charles Mason
Ham: Ian Sadler
Mr Peggotty: Norman Shelley
Mrs Heep: Gladys Spencer

: ' TRANSATLANTIC CALL-PEOPLE TO PEOPLE'

No. 64 : 'Dickens's London'. Written by Michael Barsley , and produced by D. G. Bridson
Nobody is a more conscientious sight-seer than the American doughboy and today London is full of them. One of their greatest interests is the London pictured so vividly in the novels of Charles Dickens. How has it changed ? Which of the old landmarks have survived the blitz ? What are our links today with Mr". Micawber and Mrs. Gamp ? In this programme. listeners in Britain and America hear the story for tlfemselves and follow Jack Hooley , an American in London, and Herbert Hodge , the well-known London, taxi-driver, in a tour of a London in which Dickens himself would have been fascinated to join.

Contributors

Written By: Michael Barsley
Produced By: D. G. Bridson
Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Jack Hooley
Unknown: Herbert Hodge

: 'WHAT IS IT?'

' What is Leprosy ? ', by ' The Radio Doctor'

: 'LIFE'S NOT A SLOT-MACHINE'

Some everyday philosophy by 'Joe'

: EVENING SERVICE

for St. George's Day, conducted by Archbishop Lord Lang
Reading : Isaiah 51, vv. 4-16 Thanksgiving
Soldiers of Christ, arise (A. and M.
270 ; C.H. 534)
Reading : Micah 6, w. 6-8 Confession
Psalm 33, 13-21 Intercessions
A Hymn for King and Nation (
Eric Tinman )
Address
Act of Dedication
Father in heaven (S.P. 488 ; C.H. 647) Blessing

Contributors

Conducted By: Archbishop Lord Lang
Unknown: Eric Tinman

: WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of the British Empire Leprosy Relief Association, by a doctor from a Leper Settlement in Nigeria
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged. and should be addressed to [address removed].

: Robert Helpmann and Max Adrian in 'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM'

by William Shakespeare. Adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe , with incidental music by Mendelssohn . Produced by Val Gielgud. Part 1
(by permission of H. M. Tennent,
Ltd.) (by permission of Jack de Leon)

Contributors

Unknown: William Shakespeare.
Broadcasting By: Cynthia Pughe
Music By: Mendelssohn
Produced By: Val Gielgud.
Egeus: Bryan Powley
Theseus: Milton Rosmer
Hippolyta: Rita Vale
Hermia: Belle Chrystall
Helena: Anne Firth
Lysander: Alan Blair
Demetrius: Cyril Gardiner
Titania: Doris Lytton
Oberon: Robert Helpmann
Puck: Max Adrian
Cobweb: Jill Nyasa
Peaseblossom: Shelagh Fraser
Moth: Margaret Harmeston
Mustardseed: Freda Falconer
Bottom: Richard George
Quince: Eliot Makeham
Flute: Foster Carli
Starveling: Frank Cochrane
Snout: Preston Lockwood
Snug: John Dodsworth
Philostrate: Arthur Ridley

: EPILOGUE

' The Good Shepherd '. Pealm 23 :
St. John 10, vv. 1-16 ; The God of love (S.P. 653) ; Hebrews 13, vv. 20 and 21

: 'MERRIE ENGLAND'

Music of the comic opera by Edward German , with lyrics by Basil Hood
BBC Theatre Chorus. BBC Theatre Orchestra : conductor, Stanford Robinson

Contributors

Unknown: Edward German
Unknown: Basil Hood
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Ear] of Essex: Stanley Pope
Sir Walter Raleigh: Frank Titterton
Queen Elizabeth: Margaret McArthur
Bessie Thrògmorton: Doris Gambell
Jill All-Alone: Constance Stocker
Wilkins: Murray Davies








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