and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Pils and Tabet, the French cabaret stars
Popular artists and bands fall in for your entertainment on gramophone records
A thought for today
The Very Rev. F. D. V. Narborough, Provost of Southwark
Details of some of today's broadcasts
Food Advice Centres and the Ministry of Food debate the week's main questions
A review of September records by Leslie Perowne and his gramophone
and his Orchestra with Ethel Williams (soprano)
Tunes made famous by Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire
ETHEL WILLIAMS AND ORCHESTRA
Waltz of my heart ; I can give you the starlight (The Dancing Years)
(Solo piano, Fred Kelly )
William Moore tells the story of Lord Kelvin, the great scientist; the soldier, John Nicholson ; and Captain Mayne Reid , one of the first writers of 'Westerns'
at the theatre organ
Dancing to Irving Berlin
News commentary and interlude
from p. 1 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 6 of ' Each Returning Day'
played by Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Singing together by Herbert Wiseman
the oak and the ash (English song) The animals went in two by two
at the theatre organ
Selection: Gone with the wind
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
(A recording of yesterday's broadcast, with Desmond McCarthy and F. G. Thomas as the guest experts)
followed by a recording of last night's postscript
Valses nobles et sentimentales played by Desiree MacEwan (piano)
Science and gardening
' Crops for the colder months '
C. F. Lawrance
A programme of gramophone records
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
played by Geraldo and his Orchestra
by Professor Thomas Bodkin
at the theatre organ
with Marjery Wyn
Jack Morrison and Jack Wilson and his Versatile Five
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
played by Peter Fielding and his Band
Chwilen ar beth i wneud newd damwain
(General-knowledge bee in Welsh)
'The return of Odysseus' retold by Hugh Middlemiss with music by Norman Fulton played by a section of the BBC Northern Orchestra, conducted by the composer
6—' Telemachus sets out in search of his father'
Produced by Nan Macdonald
followed by National and Regional announcements
by H. G. Wells as a dramatic serial for the microphone, written by Lance Sieveking with Richard Goolden as Mr. Polly
Cast : supported by other members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company as People in court and at the funeral Narration and production by Lance Sieveking
Chorus-master, Leslie Woodgate
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
George Parker (baritone)
with Jack and Daphne Barker
' Calling X2 ! '
The twenty-fourth and last of a series of counter-espionage adventures written by Ernest Dudley , with Jack Melford as British Agent X2
' May we introduce ... ? ' Presented by Leonard Urry and compered by ' Quiz '
Singing commeres, the Three
BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Produced by Harry Pepper and Ronnie Waldman
Before the war Jack Barker and his partner, Walsh, was one of the best-known cabaret turns in the theatrical business. At the beginning of the war Walsh returned to America, and Jack found himself partnerless and billed for an engagement at a West-End restaurant. He immediately started rehearsing Daphne, and from these strenuous rehearsals and the success of their first engagement, the team of Jack and Daphne Barker was born. Since then they have had numerous successes and have broken all records at the May Fair Hotel, where they are now starring in cabaret. Jack, in addition to his theatrical work, runs a private-car hire service. Daphne, for her part is an accomplished painter, and has just finished a portrait of Frances Day.
In the closing quarter-hour of tonight's programme, ' Quiz ', who has compered ' May We Introduce ? ' throughout its run, will himself be interviewed by Ronald Waldman. In the course of this interview he will disclose his oft-guessed-at identity.
Adapted from the novel by George A. Birmingham by Mabel Constan duros and Howard Agg
Produced by Howard Rose
' The wind bloweth ' from ' Trans-valuations ' ; and ' The moors ', and ' Storm ' from ' The Curlew Cries '
Read by G. R. Schjelderup
and his Orchestra with Bette Roberts , Bob Arden , Irene Johnston , and the Loss Chords