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: Stories in Song

Popular dance ballads recorded by popular dance bands.

: Music by Ketelbey

on gramophone records
Albert Ketelbey's Concert Orchestra Overture: Chal Romano ("Gypsy lad") The clock and the Dresden figures Gnomes' march ("In a fairy realm")

: Light Music from Italy

by an E.I.A.R. Chamber Orchestra
A Small Choir
Conductor, Tito Petralia
from Turin


Conductor: Tito Petralia

: Leslie Simpson

at the organ of the Granada, Welling, Kent


Organist: Leslie Simpson

: Bill and Bob Somewhere in France

Parlez-vous francais? - maybe you do, maybe you would like to, maybe not. But in any case you may like to hear what happens to Bill and Bob of the B.E.F. when they try to make themselves understood.
Listen to their adventures if you would like to pick up a little useful French or to know more about the French people and how they live.

: Take Your Choice

from an armful of records taken at random from the rack.

: Alfredo Campoli

in a programme of popular violin pieces.

: The New Hippodrome Orchestra

Conductor, William Pethers from the New Hippodrome Theatre, Coventry

Give me my ranch - Uranza
Overture: Light Cavalry - Suppé
It's a lovely day tomorrow - Berlin
Gingham gownl and Charmeuse - from Suite My Lady's Dress Henman
Selection: Lights Up - Noel Gay
Spring fever - Bloom (Solo piano, Jack Wilson)
Manhattan serenade - Alter
Echoes of the ball - Willoughby
Rhythmic Round-Up No. 17 - arr. Pethers


Musicians: The New Hippodrome Orchestra Conductor: William Pethers

: New Gramophone Records

presented by Roger Wimbush


Presented By: Roger Wimbush

: Trans-Canada

Sandy Macpherson packs his theatre organ into his very special 'plane to take you on a musical flight across the Dominion of Canada.
Among the passengers to be picked up en route are:
Stuart Barrie (Maritime Provinces)
Jack Penn (Quebec)
Gerry Fitzgerald (Ontario)
Inga Andersen (Western Provinces)
The flight personally conducted and arranged by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ


Organist: Sandy MacPherson
Unknown: Stuart Barrie
Unknown: Jack Penn
Unknown: Gerry Fitzgerald
Unknown: Inga Andersen
Arranged By: Sandy MacPherson

: Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians

Fifteen minutes of sweet music on records

: Play, Gypsy, Play

introducing The Caravan Players

: Naval Log

a description of recent events at sea

: Top of the Bill: George Formby

in an excerpt from 'Dick Whittington' presented by Tom Arnold from the Empire Theatre, Leeds.
Here is the first of a weekly series in which top-notch stars of the entertainment world will beguile you with their acts. Usually the programmes will come to you direct from the theatres or music-halls in which the chosen stars are appearing.


Singer/Musician/Comedian: George Formby
Presented By: Tom Arnold

: Ice Hockey

Royal Canadian Horse Artillery v. Harringay Greyhounds
A commentary on the last period of the game, by Bob Bowman, from Harringay Arena


Commentary: Bob Bowman

: When You and I Were Dancing

A review of past ballroom successes by Dave Frost and his Band recalled by 'You and I'.


Musicians: Dave Frost and his Band
Presented by: Douglas Moodie

: Variety

From London's oldest music-hall-Collins, Islington Green
Presented by Lew Lake


Presented by: Lew Lake

: Excerpts from Ivor Novello's Drury Lane Productions

'Glamorous Night', 'Careless Rapture', 'Crest of the Wave', and 'The Dancing Years'
Recorded by the original artists - Mary Ellis, Trefor Jones, Dorothy Dickson, Olive Gilbert, and the Drury Lane Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Charles Prentice


Performer: Mary Ellis
Performer: Trefor Jones
Performer: Dorothy Dickson
Performer: Olive Gilbert
Musicians: The Drury Lane Theatre Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Prentice

: Harry Roy and his Band

from the Cafe Anglais, London.

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