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: Bright and Early

Records chosen by Forces overseas

: Sunday Serenade

Scottish Variety Orchestra (conductor, Ronnie Munro ), with Janette Sclanders , Ann Rich , and Ian Gourlay.


Unknown: Ronnie Munro
Unknown: Janette Sclanders
Unknown: Ann Rich
Unknown: Ian Gourlay.

: News Headlines

for Forces newspapers overseas

: Messages from Overseas

Recorded by members of the Services for their relatives and friends in this country
9.15 Mediterranean Forces Qalling
Introduced by Peter Haddon


Presenter: Peter Haddon

: For Isolated Units

Service from St. Peter's Church, Berkhamsted, conducted by Edwin Barker


Conducted By: Edwin Barker

: Time for Music

Gramophone records
Overture: The Mastersingers (Wagner) : London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham
Fantasy Overture : Romeo and Juliet (Tchaikovsky): Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Serge Koussevitsky
Scherzo Capriccioso (Dvordk) :
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy
(NEWS Headlines at 11.0)


Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Boston Sym
Conducted By: Serge Koussevitsky
Conducted By: Eugene Ormandy

: Messages from Overseas

Greetings from East Africa


News from Canada, and of Canadians on the fighting fronts, including a newsletter in French for French-speaking Canadians

: News Headlines

followed at 12.2 by Weekly Newsletter

: As the Commentator Saw It

Cricket: Navy v. Army. Summary of yesterday's match at Lord's, illustrated by recordings taken from Noel Phillips Browne's commentary during play.
Priestley Cup Final. Eye-witness account by Rex Alston of the match at Park Avenue Cricket Ground, Bradford


Commentary: Noel Phillips
Commentary: Rex Alston


from the ruins of Coventry Cathedral. Conducted by the Very Rev. R. T. Howard , Provost of Coventry Cathedral. Prayers led by the Rev. Leslie Cooke , B.D., Chairman of the Coventry Free Church Federal Council. Hymns led by the Coventry City Salvation
Army Band. Lessons read by a mother, a child, and a father of men in the Forces in India or the Middle East
God is near
Greeting and the Lord's Prayer
All people that on earth do dwell (A. and M. 166)
In All Places :
Reading : Genesis 2 vv. 10-17, and Address and Prayer
Through all the changing scenes of life (A. and M. 290)
In All Home-Love :
Reading : Matthew 25, w. 34-40, and short Address and Prayer
0 worship the king (A. and M. 167) In All Emergencies :
Reading : Mark 1, vv. 6-18, and short
Address and Prayer
Jesus calls us (A. and M. 403) Blessing


Unknown: R. T. Howard
Unknown: Rev. Leslie Cooke
Unknown: Middle East

: Kay on the Keys

Kay Cavendish with her piano.


Pianist: Kay Cavendish


Scenes from the comedy by Frederick Lonsdale , adapted by Cynthia Pughe. Produced by Mary Hope Allen


Comedy By: Frederick Lonsdale
Adapted By: Cynthia Pughe.
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Geoffrey Lymes: Cyril Ritchard
Anne Lymes: Cathleen Nesbitt
Elmer Melton: Madge Elliott
Ernest Melton: Felix Aylmer
Narrator: Cyril Gardiner

: News Headlines followed by GERALDO

and his Orchestra, with Sally Douglas , Doreen Villiers , Len Camber , Johnny Green , and Three Boys and a Girl
FROM THE RUINS of Coventry Cathedral the Very Rev. R. T. Howard , Provost of the Cathedral, will conduct today's Service at 12.30. In this picture, taken soon after the bombing of the Cathedral in November 1940, Dr. Howard is shown pointing out details of damage to a BBC representative.


Unknown: Sally Douglas
Unknown: Doreen Villiers
Unknown: Len Camber
Unknown: Johnny Green
Unknown: Very Rev. R. T. Howard


Scottish Variety Orchestra (conductor, Ronnie Munro ), entertains Naval personnel, at a shore station somewhere in Scotland


Unknown: Ronnie Munro


followed by reports from the battle-fronts


in ' Anne to You,' introduced by Hubert Gregg , with Nat Allen and his Combined Dance and Concert Orchestra. Produced by Alick Hayes


Introduced By: Hubert Gregg
Unknown: Nat Allen
Produced By: Alick Hayes

: Thank You for Your Letters

Marjorie Anderson replies to some of the letters sent to her by Forces overseas


Unknown: Marjorie Anderson

: News Headlines: Radio Newsreel

Close-ups from the war-fronts of the world


of light music. No. 4-The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Constant Lambert


Conducted By: Constant Lambert


Ivor Brown v


Unknown: Ivor Brown


on gramophone records


An entertainment chosen by Forces serving overseas : Beatrice Lillie , Flotsam and Jet sam , Dorothy Carless , Harry Parr Davies in ' Composer Cavalcade,' Sidney Burchall , Issy Bonn ,and Eric Winstone and his Orchestra, with Matt Heft at the piano. Introduced by Wendy Hiller. Produced by Cecil Madden and Stephen Williams. From the stage of the Queensberry All-Services Club. This week's edition dedicated to the ' North Caribbean Star,' Jamaica, and the ' Atlantic Echo,' Azores.


Unknown: Beatrice Lillie
Unknown: Jet Sam
Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Harry Parr Davies
Unknown: Sidney Burchall
Unknown: Issy Bonn
Unknown: Eric Winstone
Unknown: Matt Heft
Introduced By: Wendy Hiller.
Produced By: Cecil Madden
Produced By: Stephen Williams.


followed by reports from the battle-fronts


Records chosen for themselves by British Forces overseas

: Sporting Record

Featuring high lights of the week's sport in Britain with news from correspondents in various parts of the country, and commentary 'flashes' covering important events. Edited and introduced by Raymond Glendenning


Introduced By: Raymond Glendenning

: Palace of Varieties

Produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe , with C. Denier Warren, Helen Clare , Foster and Clarke, Elsie Percival , and George Bolton. Chairman, Bill Stephens. The Palace of Varieties Orchestra and Chorus


Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe
Unknown: C. Denier
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Elsie Percival
Unknown: George Bolton.
Unknown: Bill Stephens.


Second in a series of programmes explaining why Local Government is your concern


cabled from the CBC News Rooms


Albert Sandler and the Palm Court Orchestra, with Margaret Eaves (soprano), in a programme of the kind of music heard in the Palm Court of your favourite hotel in the days before the war. Programme produced by Fred Hartley and Douglas Lawrence.


Unknown: Albert Sandler
Soprano: Margaret Eaves
Produced By: Fred Hartley
Produced By: Douglas Lawrence.


from a Young Soldiers' Training Battalion in Northern Ireland, conducted by the Rev. F. Barrie Flint, C.F. followed at 10.25 by THE EPILOGUE


Unknown: Rev. F. Barrie


Jack Simpson and his Sextet


Unknown: Jack Simpson

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