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: Time from and summary of today's programmes followed by HORACE FINCH

at the organ of the Empress Ballroom,
Blackpool
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.

Contributors

Unknown: Horace Finch

: AT THE BLACK DOC'

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

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Marshall
Presented By: Roy Speer
Presented By: S. E. Reynolds

: GREGORI TCHERNIAK

(balalaika) accompanied by Geoffrey Sisley (guitar)

Contributors

Guitar: Geoffrey Sisley

: VOCAL JAZZ

Some dance records with the accent on the singer rather than on the band

: JUDY SHIRLEY

in soft, sweet, and swingy songs

: WINE AND WOMEN IN SONG'

A programme of gramophone recorda

: 'MEET THE FAMILY'

A farce with music

: The Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra

Conductor, William Pethers from the New Hippodrome, Coventry

Contributors

Conductor: William Pethers

: 'QUEUE FOR SONG'

(Fourth edition)
Almost a revue with Edward Cooper
Dorothy Carless
Ronnie Hill
Gwen Lewis
Hugh Morton
Billy Tement and the Dance
Orchestra
Production by Reginald Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Cooper
Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Ronnie Hill
Unknown: Gwen Lewis
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Billy Tement
Production By: Reginald Smith

: A MAN'S RELIGION

3-' What do you reverence ? '
The Rev. F. Townley Lord , D.D.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. F. Townley Lord

: FOOTBALL FOREVER!

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

Contributors

Presentation By: Moultrie R. Kelsall

: 'THE NEGRO DANCES '

A gramophone programme arranged by Geoffrey D. Hood

Contributors

Arranged By: Geoffrey D. Hood

: 'IN BRITAIN NOW'

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Fettes

: HENRY HALL'S GUEST NIGHT

from the Empire Theatre, Liverpool

: ' FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS'

Another gramophone programme in this series
Presented by Spike Hughes

Contributors

Presented By: Spike Hughes

: 'HOWDY FOLKS?'

A satirical revue with Kenway and Young
Eric Barker
Jacques Brown
Helen Clare
Clarence Wright
The Revue Chorus and the Revue
Orchestra
Conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Sketches written by Douglas Young and Eric Barker
Devised and produced by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: Jacques Brown
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Written By: Douglas Young
Written By: Eric Barker
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: ' FOR THE b.E.F.'

A NAAFI entertainment presented by ENSA from ' somewhere in France '

: ' BRITISH AND PROUD OF IT'

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.

Contributors

Presented By: Ernest Longstaffe
Assisted By: Peter Duncan
Assisted By: John Kier Cross
Introduced By: Grace MacChlery
Unknown: Cicely Matthews
Unknown: Mair Howells
Unknown: Betty Huntley-Wright
Unknown: Eddie Parry
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe
Unknown: Ernest Longstaffe

: ' KINGS OF JAZZ'

Benny Goodman , clarinet player and band leader
A programme of gramophone records presented by Charles Chilton

Contributors

Clarinet: Benny Goodman
Presented By: Charles Chilton








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