at the organ of the Empress Ballroom,
Horace Finch , well known for his organ recitals on the air, received his first appointment at Blackpool as pianist in the Tower Ballroom. When, however, the organ was installed in the Empress Rooms, he successfully applied for the post of solo organist, which he has held since 1935.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilkes still at home in their bar-parlour to Howard Marshall and their other friends
Presented by Roy Speer and S. E. Reynolds
(balalaika) accompanied by Geoffrey Sisley (guitar)
Some dance records with the accent on the singer rather than on the band
in soft, sweet, and swingy songs
A programme of gramophone recorda
Conductor, William Pethers from the New Hippodrome, Coventry
Almost a revue with Edward Cooper
Billy Tement and the Dance
Production by Reginald Smith
3-' What do you reverence ? '
The Rev. F. Townley Lord , D.D.
Rev. F. Townley
So sing a song of soccer!
An aperitif before the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday, May 4, and the Scotland-England International on Saturday, May 11
Presentation by Moultrie R. Kelsall
A gramophone programme arranged by Geoffrey D. Hood
A National Magazine
A survey of what is being thought, done, and said at home in different parts of the British Isles today
Introduced by Peter Fettes
from the Empire Theatre, Liverpool
Another gramophone programme in this series
Presented by Spike Hughes
A satirical revue with Kenway and Young
The Revue Chorus and the Revue
Conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Sketches written by Douglas Young and Eric Barker
Devised and produced by Leslie Bridgmont
A NAAFI entertainment presented by ENSA from ' somewhere in France '
An entertainment in four facets
Presented by Ernest Longstaffe , technically assisted by Peter Duncan and John Kier Cross with representative records of famous comedians, singers, choirs, orchestras introduced by Grace MacChlery , Scotland
Cicely Matthews , Northern Ireland
Mair Howells , Wales
Betty Huntley-Wright , England
In the studio:
Sidney Burchall and Eddie Parry
The BBC Revue Chorus
The BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Ernest Longstaffe
Listeners, declares Ernest Longstaffe , have had plenty of programmes with such titles as ' Vivacious Vienna', ' Beautiful Budapest',' Sunny Spain', and so on, so that he is quite unrepentant about presenting a perfectly straightforward forty minutes in praise of Britain.
The first edition of this programme was broadcast on March 27, when listeners heard both ' live ' and recorded material typical of various parts of Britain. On that occasion each turn was introduced by a compere representative of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. Tonight commeres will take the place of comperes, and Longstaffe has been engaged on a careful search to find the right girls for the job.
' British and proud of it' will once more give listeners a picture of their own country in terms of song, music, and personality.
Benny Goodman , clarinet player and band leader
A programme of gramophone records presented by Charles Chilton