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: Reveille!

An early-morning miscellany of gramophone records.

: The BBC Salon Orchestra

Conducted by Leslie Bridgewater


Musicians: The BBC Salon Orchestra
Conducted by: Leslie Bridgewater

: Feeding the Children

Anne Beaton


Presenter: Anne Beaton

: Gramophone Records

The BBC Military Band
Conductor, B. Walton O'Donnell
Colonel Bogey on Parade: introducing: Colonel Bogey; Great Little Army; Cavalry of the Clouds; Voice of the Guns; Old Panama; The Middy; On the Quarter Deck; The Mad Major; Standard of St. George ; Vanished Army; The Smithy
Ben Davies (tenor)


Musicians: The BBC Military Band
Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell
Tenor: Ben Davies


11.0 Announcements and Singing
11.5 English:
A dramatic biography by Stephen Pottef
11.25 Community Singing
11.30 Interlude
11.35 World History
' Alexander the Great'
A dramatic interlude by Hugh Ross Williamson
11.50 Community Singing ,


Unknown: Stephen Pottef
Unknown: Hugh Ross Williamson


The Tudor Sextet


2.15 Travel Talk:
' Climbing Mount Everest'
Raymonde Greene
2.35 Announcements
2.40 British History :
' The Five Members '
A dramatic interlude by David Scott Daniell


Unknown: Raymonde Greene
Unknown: David Scott Daniell


at the BBC Theatre Organ


A recital by Martin Boddey (tenor)
Martin Boddey , who is a member of the BBC Singers, Section A, studied at the Guildhall School of Music under Walter Hyde. While still a student he was asked to join the English Singers for a tour in America and Canada. Boddey, who was born in London in 1907, is a versatile artist, for he has sung in films, musical comedy, and is a gifted interpreter of English, French, German, and Italian songs.
His regular connection with broadcasting began in 1934, when he joined the Wireless Singers, and one of his most distinguished appearances before the microphone was in the speaking part in Milhaud's
- Christopher Columbus. In 1936 he was appointed professor at the Guildhall School of Music. Recently Martin Boddey gave, with great success, broadcast recitals of some of Constant Lambert's settings of Chinese poems and of varied settings of Chinese poems.


Tenor: Martin Boddey
Unknown: Martin Boddey
Unknown: Walter Hyde.
Unknown: Christopher Columbus.
Unknown: Martin Boddey


with Esther Coleman , Gwen Lewis , Maurice Denham , Sam Costa ,
The Cabaret Band
Compere, David Porter
Produced by C. F. Meehan


Unknown: Esther Coleman
Unknown: Gwen Lewis
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: David Porter
Produced By: C. F. Meehan


Daniel George


Unknown: Daniel George


by John Cockerill


Unknown: John Cockerill


Conducted by Clarence Raybould


Conducted By: Clarence Raybould


Advice to listeners in present conditions


Ninon Vallin (soprano)


Soprano: Ninon Vallin

: Favourite Marches and Waltzes

The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Conductor, Stanford Robinson


Conductor: Stanford Robinson


A Concert-Party Show
Revised and produced by Harry S. Pepper. Book written and remembered by C. Denier Warren
Tommy Handley , C. Denier Warren , Wynne Aiello , Dudley Rolph ,
Vera Lennox
At the pianos, Harry S. Pepper and Doris Arnold
The White Coons (as a concert party) made their last stage bow at
' Sandown, Isle of Wight, in September, 1925, after a non-stop run of many years at every seaside town of importance. Their proprietor was Will C. Pepper, father of Harry S. Pepper , who put them on the air.
' The idea that led to their debut on the air', he has recorded, ' came from John Watt , present Director of Variety, who rushed up to me one day and said : " I say, you are starting a series of White Coons soon", and rushed away again, leaving me staring after him saying feebly : " Oh, am I ? " '
It was among the happiest of ideas. They have been a constant feature in our summer programmes for five years or more, living up to their name of the ' Gay White Coons '. Among regular radio White Cooners, who will be broadcasting tonight, are Harry Pepper and Doris Arnold , at the pianos ; C. Denier Warren , who has invariably provided the material and done the compering ; and Wynne Ajello , alias Snow White, and lovely on the air, whatever she may do.
The White Coons were among the first to televise at Alexandra Palace, and very happy Harry Pepper was to put them in ruffles and pierrot costumes again. They will be without them tonight, but all the sparkle will be there. Gayer than ever in their first radio concert party of the second Great War.


Produced By: Harry S. Pepper.
Unknown: C. Denier Warren
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: C. Denier Warren
Unknown: Wynne Aiello
Unknown: Dudley Rolph
Unknown: Vera Lennox
Pianos: Harry S. Pepper
Pianos: Doris Arnold
Unknown: Harry S. Pepper
Unknown: John Watt
Unknown: Harry Pepper
Unknown: Doris Arnold
Pianos: C. Denier Warren
Pianos: Wynne Ajello


A series of talks on important topics of the day

: The BBC Repertory Company in ' LOOK TO YOUR MOATE '

The story of the English Channel, arranged by Arthur Bryant and Laurence Gilliam from the writings of Hilaire Belloc , Thomas Hardy ,
Joseph Conrad , John Masefield , and others
Production by Laurence Gilliam


Arranged By: Arthur Bryant
Arranged By: Laurence Gilliam
Unknown: Hilaire Belloc
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: John Masefield
Production By: Laurence Gilliam


arranged and presented by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC Theatre Organ


Presented By: Sandy MacPherson


and don't forget the chorus
" with Leonard Henry , Wynifred Doran , John Rorke , Margaret Eaves ,
Sidney Burchall
The BBC Revue Chorus and the BBC Variety Orchestra
Produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe


Unknown: Leonard Henry
Unknown: Wynifred Doran
Unknown: John Rorke
Unknown: Margaret Eaves
Unknown: Sidney Burchall
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe


on gramophone records
, at 12.0

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