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: The Daily Dozen

Exercises for men and women.

: This Week's Composer: Beethoven

Gramophone records of movements from his violin sonatas.

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

Readings and prayers.

: Time, Greenwich; General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: The Kitchen Front

Freddy Grisewood speaking.


Presenter: Freddy Grisewood

: Troise and his Mandoliers

with Ivor Adams and Jean Askew.

The Phantom Caravan - Ralston
Spazzacamino (Chimney-Sweep) - Rusconi
When you're away - Victor Herbert
The Boulevardier - Frederic Curzon
White Flower of the Island - Abrahams
Torna a Sorriento (Come back to Sorrento) - de Curtis
Seflra - Siede
Un soir a Madrid - Maciocchi
Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffmann) - Offenbach
Milena - Maciocchi
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Troise and his Mandoliers
Singer: Ivor Adams
Singer: Jean Askew

: Song and Dance

Popular music on records.

: Shakesperian Songs

sung by the English Singers Quartet.


Singers: The English Singers Quartet

: Time, Greenwich; The Daily Service

From page 9 of 'New Every Morning' and page 54 of 'Each Returning Day'. Lord of all being: Psalm 93; St. Luke 24, vv. 1-12; Lord of all hopefulness

: Music While You Work

Scottish Variety Orchestra: conductor, Kemlo Stephen
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Scottish Variety Orchestra[Orchestra] conductor: Kemlo Stephen

: For the Schools

Rhythm and Melody
BBC Midland Light Orchestra: conductor, Rae Jenkins
Violet Carson (soprano)
Programme introduced by Doris Gould, Lecturer in Music, Southlands Training College.
The Billy Goat: Master Smith (Russian folk songs)
Hunchbacky Man (Chinese folk song)
The Barnyard Song; Turn the Glasses over (American traditional songs)
(BBC recording)

11.20 Geography: Recent Developments in the Americas: The Forests and Grasslands of the Far South (S. Chile and Patagonia)

11.40 English for Under-Nines: The Weakling Flea by Diana Ross, adapted for broadcasting: and a sequel written by some children who listened when it was first broadcast in January, 1943.


Musicians (Rhythm and Melody): BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Orchestra conductor (Rhythm and Melody): Rae Jenkins
Soprano (Rhythm and Melody): Violet Carson
Presenter (Rhythm and Melody): Doris Gould
Orchestral accompaniments composed by (Rhythm and Melody): Gerrard Williams
Author (English for Under-Nines): Diana Ross

: Two's Company

Famous double acts, on records.

: Workers' Playtime

Lunch-time entertainment for factory-workers, from a factory in Britain.
(BBC recording)

: Scottish C.W.S. Band

Conductor, Gregor Grant
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Scottish C.W.S. Band
[Band] conductor: Gregor Grant

: In Britain Today

Topical magazine programme.

: For the Schools

Nature Study: School Pets
by Scott Kennedy.

2.15 I Ysgolion Cymru (For Welsh schools)
Hanes Cymru: cyfres i blant tua 12 oed. 11-'Masnach': Ceisir rhoi darlun yn y wers hon o dyflant dinas Caerdydd yn ystod y ganrif ddlwethaf i ddangos y newid mawr a ddaeth dros fywyd Cymru v pryd hynny. Gan David Williams

2.35 Senior History II: The changing world: Save the Child
by E. Fuller.
Eglantyne Jebb works to save the child victims of the last war and gets the 'Children's Charter' signed up in Geneva.


Presenter (Nature Study): Scott Kennedy
Presenter (Senior History II): E. Fuller

: Dvorak

Cello Concerto in B minor, played by Pau Casals with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Georg Szell.
(Gramophone records)


Cellist: Pau Casals
Musicians: The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Georg Szell

: Stories Old and New: The Leprechaun's Hat

a Mr. Mangan story, written and read by L. A. G. Strong.
(Previously broadcast on June 11, 1944)


Writer/reader: L. A. G. Strong

: The Dansant

From the Winter Gardens, Droitwich Spa.
With Robert Easton, Janet Brown, and dance music played by Vernon Adcock and his Aristocrats.


Musicians: Vernon Adcock and his Aristocrats
Producer: Jacques Brown
Presenter: Robert Easton
Presenter: Janet Brown

: Music While You Work

Band of the Welsh Guards: conductor, Captain T. S. Chandler, Director of Music, Welsh Guards


Musicians: Band of the Welsh Guards
Conductor: Captain T.S. Chandler

: Gwasanaeth Gosber

(Studio Service in Welsh). Cymerir y Gweddïau o'r Ilyfr Bob Bore o' Newydd'


Unknown: Ilyfr Bob Bore

: Children's Hour: The Black Arrow: Part 1: John Amend-All

Story of the Wars of the Roses by Robert Louis Stevenson.
adapted by David Close -Thomas.


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapter: David Close-Thomas
Producer: Nan Macdonald

: Time, Greenwich; General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: His Majesty the King Presides Over Tynwald

The annual assembly whereat new laws are promulgated in conformity with the ancient custom of the Isle of Man. The ceremony preceded by Divine Service from the Church of St. John, Tynwald Hill.
(BBC recording)
(Picture on page 3)

: R.A.F. 'Skyrockets' Dance Orchestra

(Fighter Command)
(by permission of the A.O.C.) under the direction of Sgt. Paul Fenoulhet


Musicians: R.A.F. 'Skyrockets' Dance Orchestra [Orchestra] under the direction of: Sgt. Paul Fenoulhet

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Clarence Raybould.
Irene Kohler (piano)


Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Clarence Raybould
Pianist: Irene Kohler

: War in the Pacific: 1 - The Months of Defeat

Written by Merrill Denison and produced by Roy Lockwood.
with music specially composed and conducted by Alexander Semmler


Writer: Merrill Denison
Producer: Roy Lockwood
Music specially composed and conducted by: Alexander Semmler

: Northern Music-Hall

Excerpt from the "Big Summer Show" from Her Majesty's Theatre, Carlisle.

: American Commentary

by Alistair Cooke.


Presenter: Alistair Cooke

: King Henry the Fourth: Episode Six

Shakespeare's two chronicle-plays arranged for broadcasting in eight episodes by Robert Gittings.

[Starring] Ralph Richardson, Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike, and Esmond Knight
(BBC recording)


Adapter: Robert Gittings
Music composed and conducted by: Herbert Menges
Producer: John Burrell
Sir Pierce of Exton, the Chronicler: Laurence Olivier
Lady Percy: Margaret Leighton
Northumberland: John Rae
Prince Hat: Michael Warre
Poins: Sydney Tafler
Bardolph: Michael Raghan
Page: Diana Maddox
First Drawer: Charles Leno
Second Drawer: Humphrey Heathcote
Mistress Quickly: Sybil Thorndike
Doll Tearsheet: Joyce Redman
Fatstaff: Ralph Richardson
Pistol: Esmond Knight
Peto: Weyman MacKay

: Cabaret

featuring Jeanne de Casalis, Radcliffe and Ray, and Jack Barker and his Band, with Barry Seymour. The programme is introduced by Richard North, produced by Hamilton Kennedy, and comes from the Court Royal Hotel, Southampton.


Performer: Jeanne de Casalis
Singers/pianists: Radcliffe and Ray
Musicians: Jack Barker and his Band
[Band] conductor: Barry Seymour
Presenter: Richard North
Producer: Hamilton Kennedy

: Ivy Benson and her Girls Band


Musicians: Ivy Benson and her Girls Band

: Harry Leader and his Band

with Diane, Rita Williams, and Denny Dennis.


Performer: Diane
Singer: Rita Williams
Singer: Denny Dennis

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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