and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Gladys Swarthout, the operatic film star
Exercises for men
7.40 Exercises for women
A thought for today
Rev. Canon L. G. Mannering, M.C.
followed by Programme Parade
Details of some of today's broadcasts
A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Ambrose Heath
at the theatre organ
Five minutes of requests Selection: Love Tales
Records of celebrities who have made their names in recent years
Written and arranged by Len Challis
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Overture on Three Russian Themes
Tone pictures (The Sleeping Beauty):
Prelude ; Ballade ; Wandering ; The castle ; and Festival
from p. 113 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 60 of ' Each Returning Day'
played by Debroy Somers and his Band
BBC Military Band
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
Narrator, Tom Dawson
Off the beaten track with a gramophone and Bernard Miles
Here is the first programme of a new series of gramophone records to be presented by one of our most original comedians, Bernard Miles. Whoever has seen his farm labourer leaning on a cart wheel, whether at the Players' Theatre a year or two ago, or in Diversion No. 2 at Wyndham's, will surely agree. Many will have seen his fine performance as Briggs, the consumptive workman, in Thunder Rock.
The story you will hear is of today and yesterday, from the Comet to the Queen Elizabeth
The programme written by George Blake
Produced by John Gough
' Eggs from scrap ' by Alan Thompson and J. O. Thomas
Norbert Wethmar (violin) ; Walter Nunn (cello ); Wilfrid Parry (piano)
with Louise Hayward
Opera Company by Tyrone Guthrie
' The Bat '
Act 1 of the opera by Johann Strauss A performance by the Sadler's Wells Opera Company in association with the Scottish Orchestra
Produced by Tyrone Guthrie
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
From a theatre in the South-East of Scotland
The story of Die Fledermaus is the usual comic-opera plot of dancing and flirtations, masks and disguises, in which the Bat (Die Fledermaus), the nickname given to Falke, a young beau, is the leading spirit.
Falke has an old score to pay off against the Baron Eisenstein, who has been sentenced to a week's imprisonment. He persuades Eisenstein to put off going to prison and spend the evening at Prince Orlofsky's ball. Meanwhile Rosalinda, Eisenstein's wife, receives an admirer Alfred. They are embarrassed by the entrance of the Governor of the gaol, who has come for the Baron, and to save the awkward situation, Alfred pretends to be Rosalinda's husband and is taken off to prison. So ends Act I.
at the theatre organ
Â£100 Red Cross Radio Contest
Twelve more amusing sound problems set by Neil Munro in aid of the Red Cross Penny-a-Week Fund, with Ronald Waldman as master of ceremonies, assisted by many radio personalities
Listeners are reminded that every competitor is allowed three entries at 21d. each, and that each 21d. is sufficient to keep a Red Cross convalescent home for exactly five minutes.
Ymddiddan gan y Parchedig Oswald
5.20 David will play you some favourite gramophone records which will be followed by a discussion on brass rubbings by W. R. Dalzell and one of his pupils,
5.55 Children's Hour Epilogue
followed by National and Regional announcements
Fortnightly news and views about books, pictures, science, and films presented by Joseph Macleod
Once again we stop the London traffic in order to bring to you some of the interesting people who are In Town
Introducing personalities from every walk of life
Edited and produced by C. F. Meehan
(A recording of this programme will be broadcast tomorrow at 11.45 a.m.)
Being a comedy of the days when knights were bold by Lalage Pulvertaft
Produced by John Cheatle
A variety of stars in star variety to the music of Geraldo and his Band
Compiled by Max Kester
Produced by Harry S. Pepper
Raymond Gram Swing
A programme arranged by Gordon McConnel and Reginald Burston
The Three Radio Graces
Compere, Bobbie Comber, with a critic from the East
BBC Theatre Chorus
Trained by Charles Groves
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Reginald Burston
Presented and produced by Gordon McConnel
This programme will consist mainly of melodious favourites with Oriental titles, but there will also be recorded impressions of genuine Eastern songs and instrumental pieces. An Indian critic may make some unexpected comments about our most 'Eastern' favourites.
A form of Compline
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Ruth Naylor (soprano)
Barely twelve years ago an Australian girl, whose grandparents had come from England, won a singing scholarship at Adelaide to the R.C.M. in London. A year or two later she went to Sadler's Wells for an audition, but was turned down. Yet she was destined to be sent for by them and to become one of their luckiest finds. In a very few years Ruth Naylor has won recognition as one of the best of our younger prima donnas.