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followed by LESLIE SIMPSON at the BBC Theatre Organ
Leslie Simpson had a childhood ambition to become a concert pianist. He sang as a boy in the choir of a North-Country church, where his success as a chorister gained for him the free gift of organ tuition under William Granger at St. Mark's Church, Broomhill, Sheffield. But he still clung to his desire to become a pianist, and it was not until the advent of the electric-unit organ that his mind turned towards his present job.
He has played the cinema organ in theatres all over the country and is no stranger to the BBC instrument.

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Simpson
Unknown: Leslie Simpson
Unknown: William Granger

: ' CABARET FRANCAIS

Lucienne Boyer et Tino Rossi disques

Contributors

Unknown: Lucienne Boyer
Unknown: Tino Rossi

: 'LAUGH BEFORE LUNCH'

with Charles Penrose , Issy Bonn, Beryl Orde , Hugh Morton , Dudley Rolph ,
Horace Percival
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Billy Ternent
Presented by David Porter

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Penrose
Unknown: Beryl Orde
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Dudley Rolph
Unknown: Horace Percival
Conducted By: Billy Ternent
Presented By: David Porter

: 'PARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS?'

' Bill and Bob somewhere in France ' with John Glyn-Jones and Rollo Gamble
Devised by Evelyn Gibbs
Written by Spike Hughes and Maurice Thiery

Contributors

Unknown: John Glyn-Jones
Unknown: Evelyn Gibbs
Written By: Spike Hughes
Written By: Maurice Thiery

: VARIETY BILL

on gramophone records

: 'IRISH RHYTHMS'

played by the Irish Rhythms
Orchestra
Conducted by David Curry
Presented by Oul Barney

Contributors

Conducted By: David Curry
Presented By: Oul Barney

: 'TAKE YOUR CHOICE'

from an armful of records taken at random from the rack

: JOHN BEE

at the organ of the Gaumont Palace
Cinema, Birmingham

: ALFRED VAN DAM AND HIS STATE ORCHESTRA

from the Gaumont State, Kilburn,
London
Spanish Gypsy dance Mowrey Overture: Mignon Ambroise Thomas When you wish upon a star
Harline, arr. Zalva
Pas des fleurs......Delibes Selection: Vagabond King.....Romberg
Alfred Van Dam became a violinist in the orchestra of the Royal Carl Rosa Opera Company at the age of seventeen, after studying at the Guildhall School of Music.
At eighteen he had his own orchestra, and seven or eight years ago was appointed conductor of the Trocadero Cinema Orchestra, Elephant and Castle. He stayed there until the Kilburn State Cinema opened in December, 1937, when he was put in charge of the State Orchestra of twelve players.

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred van Dam

: ' WHY DOES A CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD?'

London Evacuees v. the Rest in a rural bee
Interrogator, A. G. Street
A team of Londoners now in the country against a team of non-Londoners from the West of England, in a competition of commonsense and observation about country things

Contributors

Unknown: A. G. Street

: JOIN IN AND SING

with some of the troops in England in a sing song
Conducted by Leslie Woodgate

Contributors

Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate

: 'AT HOME TO SPORTSMEN'

A magazine programme of sports, sports gossip, prospects, reminiscences, introduced by Bob Bowman

Contributors

Introduced By: Bob Bowman

: ' OUTLAW MELODY

by Aubrey Danvers-Walker
Cast
Cowboys and cowgirls, bandits and bandsmen, led by Big Bill Ternent
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Aubrey Danvers-Walker
Production By: Tom Ronald
Luke L Lucas: C Denier Warren
Aunt Concordia: Joan Young
Roseanne Lee: Betty Huntley-Wright
Terry Grey: Gerry Fitzgerald
Sheriff Oakley: Alan Keith
Jed Huxtable: MacDonald Parke

: ' HERE'S HALF AN HOUR

with Flotsam and Jetsam Tessa Deane and the BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
The programme arranged and conducted by Mark H. Lubbock

Contributors

Unknown: Jetsam Tessa Deane
Leader: Tate Gilder
Conducted By: Mark H. Lubbock

: DANCE MUSIC FROM HOLLAND

The Ramblers Dance Band

: 'ENCORE L'ESTAMINET ECOSSAIS'

Let the soldiers sing!
Another impromptu entertainment in which listeners are invited to take part
Devised by Hamish Luke and Jack House
Produced by Moultrie R. Kelsall

: 'BLACK - OUTS FOR THE BLACK-OUT'

The Littlest Revue
Produced by Moultrie R. Kelsall
On 877 kc/s 342.1 m.

Contributors

Produced By: Moultrie R. Kelsall

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the BBC Theatre Organ

: GILBERT STACEY AND HIS SEXTET

A bevy of musical-comedy girls
Songs made famous by Gracie Fields (All arrangements by Gilbert Stacey )

Contributors

Arrangements By: Gilbert Stacey

: DALY'S THEATRE WALTZ MEMORIES

recorded by Charles Prentice and his Orchestra on a twelve-inch record

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Prentice








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