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: Song and Piano

on gramophone records
Nan Maryska (soprano)

: Brief Variety

Beryl Reid impersonates
Al Singer sings
Charles Henesy flicks his flippant fingers
Roy Davey plays his xylophone


Impersonations: Beryl Reid
Singer: Al Singer
Performer: Charles Henesy
Xylophonist: Roy Davey

: Eileen Joyce

A short pianoforte recital

: Al Bollington

at the organ of the Paramount Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, London
Five Medleys - 1 For the Irish. 2 For the Welsh. 3 For the Scots. 4 For the English. 5 For Everybody - arranged by Al Bollington
Al Bollington spent much of his boyhood playing the piano in the Derbyshire village of his birth, teaching it to children, and serving them with sweets in his parents' sweet-shop. Memories of those days inspired him to organise his Christmas and New Year parties when he toured the Paramount theatres a year ago. While he played, tables in the orchestra pit were heaped with cakes and crackers, and children invited to come up and enjoy them.
He succeeded Reginald Foort at the Paramount Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, and played on the BBC Theatre Organ in all Geraldo's 'Romance in Rhythm' and 'Dancing Through' programmes. He is likely to please everybody in the medleys he has chosen for today. Signature tune, 'Bolero'.

: Monday Night at Eight

Presented by Harry S. Pepper and Ronald Waldman
The Western Brothers
'Inspector Homleigh investigates' (No. 12-3rd series), by H. W. Priwin
with S.J. Warmington as Inspector Hornleigh
'Anniversary' - memories of famous first nights
Puzzle Corner
Anne Ziegler
'Mr. Walker wants to know' by Ernest Dudley and Gordon Crier
'Youth takes a bow' presented by Jack Hylton and compered by Bryan Michie
Singing commeres, the Three Chimes
The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell


Presented By: Harry S. Pepper
Presented By: Ronald Waldman
Unknown: H. W. Priwin
Unknown: S. J. Warmington
Unknown: Anne Ziegler
Unknown: Ernest Dudley
Unknown: Gordon Crier
Presented By: Jack Hylton
Unknown: Bryan Michie
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell

: For Scottish Troops

William Hannah's Band in Scottish dance music


Musicians: William Hannah's Band

: Alan Holmes Swing Sextet

with Ronnie Austin and Bette Roberts

: Light Orchestral Music

The BBC Northern Orchestra
Conducted by Maurice Johnstone


Conductor: Maurice Johnstone

: From the Concert Hall

Bach's Brandenburg concerto No. 2 in F, played by The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult at the Colston Hall, Bristol


Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

: Stuart Robertson

(bass-baritone) with male chorus on gramophone records
"Off to Philadelphia"
"The mermaid"
"Polly wolly doodle"
"Green grow the rushes, O"
"Marching through Georgia"
"So early in the morning"
"John Brown's body"

: Louis Levy

conducting The Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra in a programme of popular music with Binnie Hale, Esther Coleman, and Gerry Fitzgerald


Unknown: Binnie Hale
Unknown: Esther Coleman
Unknown: Gerry Fitzgerald

: BBC Ballroom

Dancing in the Ballroom tonight to the music of Herman Darewski and his Band and look out for surprise items from artists who may be found among the revellers
Presented by John Sharman


Unknown: Herman Darewski
Presented By: John Sharman

: The Story of the Popular Song

Devised and written by M. Willson
Disher with Marjorie Westbury, Webster Booth, John Rorke
The BBC Theatre Chorus
(Trained by Charles Groves)
The BBC Theatre Orchestra
(Leader, Tate Gilder )
The programme presented and conducted by Mark H. Lubbock


Written By: M. Willson
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: John Rorke
Leader: Tate Gilder
Unknown: Mark H. Lubbock

: John Madin

At the theatre organ

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