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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of records

: Morning Star

Records of Frank Crumit


Unknown: Frank Crumit

: To Meet the Mood

A morning miscellany of gramophone records

: Music While You Work

played by The Blackball Colliery Band
Conductor, Tilfred Dawson


Conductor: Tilfred Dawson

: Noises and Voices

A revival of the listener's own parlour game, edited and presented by Neil Munro with F.H. Grisewood as Master of Ceremonies


Edited and presented by: Neil Munro
Master of Cermonies: F.H. Grisewood

: Mid-day Floor Show

Records of Turner Layton, Arthur Askey, and Carroll Gibbons with his Boy Friends

: For Munition Workers

A mid-day Variety concert

: Musical Variety from Canada

A programme of light musical entertainment recorded by, and presented by courtesy of, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

: Paul Robeson

on gramophone records
Plantation songs: So early in the morning; Carry me back to old Virginny; Old folks at home; Goodnight, ladies; Away down South in Dixie; Poor old joe; Oh, Susanna; My old Kentucky home

: Bag'a Tricks

(Se Home Service)

: Music While You Work

played by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ


Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: What's New?

in jazz, in dance music, in film music, in popular songs, and light music
A review of the July records presented by Leslie Perowne


Presented By: Leslie Perowne

: Ack-Ack, Beer-Beer

A twice-weekly programme for Anti-Aircraft and Balloon Barrage personnel
Today's programme includes Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ, Variety items, a topical talk, and an Anti-Aircraft sketch by T. Thompson
The next broadcast in this series will be on Thursday at 4.45


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson
Unknown: T. Thompson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: What's in a name? 20 September 2015

: Blackhall Colliery Band

Conductor, Wilfred Dawson


Conductor: Wilfred Dawson

: Close-Up

Lionel Gamlin interviews Madge Elliott and Frank Pettingell
This evening 'Close-Up' comes to an end after having run continuously once a week since the beginning of the programme for the Forces, bringing famous film, stage, and cabaret stars to the microphone. Now the series winds up by presenting two stars from those highly successful shows - Swinging the Gate and Come Out of your Shell. Madge Elliott in Stringing the Gale has thoroughly established her reputation as an artist of uncommon versatility. Frank Pettingell has been a 'straight' comic on stage and screen for many years, and is now making his debut in revue.


Unknown: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: Madge Elliott
Unknown: Frank Pettingell
Unknown: Madge Elliott
Unknown: Frank Pettingell

: Piping

by Duncan Mclntyre


Unknown: Duncan McLntyre

: Arthur Young and his Swingtette

in the College of Swing Knowledge
Written and produced by David Miller


Produced By: Davih Miller

: Music from an English County: Shropshire

Helena Cook (soprano), Geoffrey Dams (tenor), Herbert Downes (violin)
The traditional music arranged by W.K. Stanton, from material supplied by Edward Benbow
The illustrations will be taken from traditional Shropshire songs and carols, Shropshire Gypsy songs, a traditional Shropshire dance, works by Edward German (born at Whitchurch, Salop) and Walford Davies (born at Oswestry, Salop).


Soprano: Helena Cook
Soprano: Geoffrey Dams
Tenor: Herbert Downes
Arranged By: W. K. Stanton
Unknown: Edward Benbow
Unknown: Edward German
Unknown: Walford Davies

: Vine, More, and Nevard

with new comedy songs

: Ici La France

Un programme Francais, pour les Francais, par des Francais

: Irish Tunes

played by the Ulster Amateur Flute Band and sung by the Ulster Singers, conducted by John Vine


Conducted By: John Vine

: Canadian News-Letter

A weekly summary by the Canadian Press of Canadian news specially presented for Canadians overseas, and read by Gerry Wilson (in collaboration with the CBC and the Canadian Press)


Read By: Gerry Wilson

: Close Harmony

Recordings of some of your favourite singers

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