Today's choice of records is by Byng Whittaker
followed by News read at dictation speed for Forces newspapers overseas
and his Dixieland Band. with Leslie Douglas Dorothe Morrow , and Pearl Carr.
'Serenade in E. for strings played by the Boyd Neel String Orchestra. conducted by Boyd Neel . (Gramophone records)
Repeat of last Thursday's recorded broadcast
Recorded in America, and heard by arrangement with the American Forces Network
Conducted by Frederick Bye
followed at 11.2 by Sidelights from Today's Papers
blended to suit the taste of the Royal Navy. This week's mixture includes Rawicz and Landauer : ' Off the Liberty Boat '—the Navy's own contribution to the programme ; ' Turn Back the Clock '-musical memories revived by Jack Cooper : ' Archie Takes the Helm ' (featuring Peter Brough. the ventriloquist, and Archie Andrews ') ; Collinson and Breen; ' Sing a Song, Sailor '—join in the chorus with Joan Young. BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Programme introduced by ' Hubert,' and produced by Charles Maxwell.
Conductor, Charles Groves
AARON COPLAND 'S 'Quiet City ' was written to illustrate a scene in a play by the American playwright Irwin Shaw. which was described as ' a realistic fantasy concerning the night thoughts of many different kinds of people in a great city.' On its first performance in New York, ' Quiet City ' was considered ' the high point of the evening..... The work has In it si lent streets, the slogging gait of a dispossessed man, and some of the feeling of mournful beauty that comes from loneliness.'
An entertainment chosen by Forces serving overseas : Vera Lynn. Kathleen Moody , Janet Jove , Phil Park ,
Jackie Hunter. Irving Kaye. the New Canadian Band of the A.E.F.. conducted by Captain Robert Farnon , with Joanne Dallas , C.W.A.C., Private Paul Carpenter , and the ' Canada Show ' Chorus. Introduced by Lilli Palmer. Produced by Cecil Madden and Stephen Williams. From the stage of the Queensberry All-Services Club. (This week's edition dedicated to the 'Orkney Blast' and 'Orientations,' Cairo).
Special programme for American Forces overseas
speaking to Forces overseas
Close-ups from the war-fronts of the world
Records chosen for themselves by British Forces overseas
with Cpl. Ted Hockridge (baritone) and Felton Rapley and Reginald Porter-Brown at the theatre organ. Introduced by Sandy Macpherson
Music and song. Variety and news from Northern Ireland. Produced by James Mageean
War Office personalities discuss Army questions of special interest to troops
followed by reports from the battle-fronts
Conductor. Guy Warrack
All the fun of the fair. including the Pin-Up Parlour, with Polly Ward ; the Juke-Box ; the Dancing Booth ; International Palace of Varieties (this week's star attractions : ' Hutch ' and Harry Korris and Enoch). Side-shows introduced by Max Wall and Freddie Forbes. Complaints Manager. Robb Wilton. Music provided bv the R.A.F. Dance Orchestra, conducted by Sgt. Jimmy Miller. Script by Max Kester and Howard Barnes. Produced by Pat Dixon.
NEWS and HOME NEWS FROM BRITAIN including a newsletter from the West of England followed at 8.10 by Home News from Canada
Cabled from the CBC News Rooms
in ' Anne to You,' introduced by Neal Arden , with Nat Allen and his Combined Dance and Concert Orchestra. Produced by Alick Hayes.
edited and read by Lieutenant Frederick Phelan , A.I.F.. and NEWS FROM NEW ZEALAND edited and read by Arthur Heighway
Gramophone programme of requests from Forces overseas
Overture : . The Silken Ladder
(Rossini) : London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham
Softly awakes my heart (Samson and Delilah - Saint-Saens) : Marian Anderson (contralto), with Orchestra conducted by Lawrance Colling wood
Symphonic Variations for piano and Orchestra (Franck) : Myra Hess (piano), with the City of Birmingham Orchestra, conducted by Basil Cameron
Variations on a theme of Haydn
(Chorale St. Antoni : Brahms) : Halle Orchestra , conducted by Dr.Malcolm Sargent
played by the BBC Revue Orchestra (conductor, Alan Crooks ), with Evelyn Dove
(NEWS HEADLINES AT 9.58)
Scottish Variety Orchestra : conductor. Kemlo Stephens.