and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Elsie and Doris Waters
(radio's ' Gert and Daisy')
Exercises for men
A thought for today
followed by * Programme Parade
Details of some of today's broadcasts
A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Mrs. Ingillson
Thirty minutes of swing with Kay Cavendish
at the theatre organ
Medley of song hits
A native of Neath, Tom Jenkins spent most of his teens taking part in piano competitions and Eisteddfodau, and won 185 prizes. When the Plaza opened he was appointed musical director from 1926 to 1931 and afterwards he became organist and manager of the Swansea Plaza. He gave his first broadcast from there in 1932.
Conductor, William Pethers
A topical magazine programme ,
News commentary and interlude
from p. 81 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 42 of Each Returning Day '
played by the Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues)
Conducted by Lieut. J. A. Thornburrow, Director of Music, Royal Horse Guards
11.0 Music and movement for juniors
11.20 Current affairs
11.40 I Ysgolion Cymru
(For Welsh Schools)
Byw yn y Wlad—11
Parchu'r Wlad gan William Aspden
Rhaglen ddramatig yn son am fan droseddau y dylid eu hosgoi wrth fyned am dro drwy'r wlad
played by Ruth Pearl (violin)
Esther Fisher (piano)
Dvorak's Sonatina for violin and piano, dedicated to his children, was written in 1893 while in New York.
The music is very simple in form and style, and characteristic of the composer's lighter vein. ' It is intended for the young', said Dvorak, ' but the grown-ups, too, may not be unwilling to amuse themselves with it, as in truth they have done.'
Two teams of drones and workers will swarm in the studio to compete in ' Conversation cricket ', ' Relay messages ', and ' Feats of memory '
Bee-keeper, Paul Ellingham
All sorts of people will tell us how, why, and where we should grow more food
1.50 Music making
Song: This joyful Eastertide
2.10 Interval music
2.15 General science: Man and metals — ' Steel'
Written by J. A. Lauwerys
2.35 Interval music
2.40 Junior English
Devised by Jean Sutcliffe
Play—' King Arthur ' (3)
How King Arthur deceived his own knights and won Guinevere for wife
played by Falkman and his Apache Band
How science turns what is harmful in nature to the benefit of mankind
3-' Waste ', by Dr. R. E. Slade
Symphony in E (The Irish) played by BBC Northern Orchestra
Leader, Laurance Turner
Conducted by Maurice Johnstone
Arthur Sullivan was born in London but was the son of an Irish soldier. In 1864 at the age of twenty-two he visited Ireland for the first time, the musical consequence of which was an 'Irish ' Symphony. It was first Performed at the Crystal Palace in 1866 and Sir George Grove described it as ' an important work by my friend Arthur Sullivan '.
Bebe Daniels , Vic Oliver , Ben Lyon with Jay Wilbur and his Orchestra, the Greene Sisters, and Sam Browne
Additional dialogue by Dick Pepper Produced by Harry S. Pepper and Douglas Lawrence
(Studio service in Welsh)
Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r llyfr
Bob Bore o Newydd'
5.20 'The great Toytown mystery' by S. G. Hulme-Beaman
5.55 Children's Hour Epilogue
followed by National and Regional announcements
F. H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people in he news, people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain
A programme dedicated to that much misunderstood animal, the donkey with Helen Hill , Vera Lennox , Fred Yule ,
Gerry Fitzgerald , and PatricCurwen The Dance Orchestra under the direction of Billy Ternent
The programme devised by Loftus Wigram and presented by Eric Spear
An opera taken from the novel of Prosper Menmee
English version by John and Ada
Music by Georges Bizet
Cast rwi Tose a young officer of with BBC Theatre Chorus
Trained by Charles Groves and BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Act 3: A wild mountain gorge, at dawn
Act 4: A plaza in Seville, outside the old arena, some time later
This evening's production of Carmen is particularly notable for the fact that the English translation that is to be used is by John and Ada Galsworthv.
In his preface to the libretto
John Galsworthy sums up the opera as follows: ' Passion ; melody, sweet, varied and colourful ; and the straight line of Fate-those are the characteristics of Carmen. From start to finish it lives. No blare, no windy insistences, nor any pernicious symbolism clog and mar this real masterpiece. That such a work, which for half a century has held first place in the affections of the opera-going public, should have been hissed on its first appearance, is a striking proof of the carping, arid spirit which criticism can sometimes display..... '
Of his own translation, Galsworthy says: 'This new English version of Carmen makes no pretensions. If it is singable, and will give more pleasure to listeners than previous English versions, its makers will be happy.'
Famous bands playing popular dance music on gramophone records
A talk by George Blake
Conductor, Alec Sim
at the theatre organ