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: Reveille

A cheerful selection of gramophone records

: Morning Star

Bing Crosby
A weekly ration of records made by America's Crooner Number One

: To Meet the Mood

A morning miscellany of gramophone records

: Music While You Work

to some records of marches and waltzes

: Noon Tunes

by Sydney Lipton and his Band with Celia, Chips Chippindall , and Eddy Briant


Unknown: Sydney Lipton
Unknown: Chips Chippindall
Unknown: Eddy Briant

: Lunch Interval

with Marjorie Westbury, Dorothy Summers, Alan Robinson, Russell Waters, Billy Merrin and his Commanders


Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Dorothy Summers
Unknown: Alan Robinson
Unknown: Russell Waters
Unknown: Billy Merrin
Production: Martyn C. Webster

: Behind the Scenes

A visit to a concert party to learn how it plans programmes for the summer season. Devised by Marjorie Wynn-Williams and Sam Jones


Unknown: Marjorie Wynn-Williams
Unknown: Sam Jones

: Student Songs

BBC Men's Chorus, conductor Leslie Woodgate
Henry Cummings (baritone)
At the piano, Ernest Lush

Gaudeamus igitur
Down in Demerara
Here's to good old whiskey
He's a college boy
The sardine and the sprat
Ye mariners of England
Drink to me only with thine eyes
One more river
Polly wolly doodle


Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Baritone: Henry Cummings

: Musical Trade-Marks

Records of signature tunes of well-known artists, presented by Charles Maxwell
Within the last few years the signature tune has become a thoroughly established feature of radio, film, and stage. The organist, the artist, the dance band - most of them have their signature tunes. You rarely hear more than a few bars of them, however, and in this programme, and others that may follow it, Charles Maxwell will play you some famous signature tunes in the whole, and will give you the chance to guess whose some of them are.


Presenter: Charles Maxwell

: Music While You Work

played by The BBC Military Band
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
Old favourites by British composers

: I Know What I Like

A personal choice of records presented by J.H. Griffiths


Presenter: J.H. Griffiths

: Northern Music-Hall Matinee

Variety from a Northern theatre including Tommy Trinder
It is always good fun listening to Tommy Trinder, most precocious of comedians, who hands out laughs - and photographs. He specialises in singling out someone in the audience and being thoroughly rude to him. The victim, who enjoys it as much as anyone, seldom scores over this genius of repartee.
Tommy began by entertaining at working men's clubs for 7s. 6d. a night; at nineteen he earned £l5 a week as principal comedian in revue; at twenty-one he worked a single act throughout South Africa. Then for five years he did concert-party work round our seaside towns.
Jack Hylton discovered him, and booked him for a tour of a Palladium show. Tommy never looked back.


Comedian: Tommy Trinder

: Favourite Ballads

recorded by Charles Kullman (tenor)
I love thee (Grieg). Serenade (Ravini). Thora (Adams). Souvenir (Drdla)


Tenor: Charles Kullman

: Sing - Swing - String

with Sidonie Goossens, Ronnie Hill, Dorothy Carless
The Dance Orchestra, directed by Billy Ternent produced by Tom Arnold
Compere, Hugh Shirreff


Unknown: Sidonie Goossens
Unknown: Ronnie Hill
Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Directed By: Billy Ternent
Produced By: Tom Arnold
Unknown: Hugh Shirreff

: Air Log

A description of recent events in the Air

: Sim Grossman and his Dance Band

with Gloria Brent and Fred Latham from a South-Coast ballroom


Unknown: Gloria Brent
Unknown: Fred Latham

: The Navy, the Army, and the Air Force

A camp concert performed and presented by members of the three Services from somewhere in the North.
Arranged by Victor Smythe


Arranged By: Victor Smythe

: Ici la France

Un programme Francais, pour les
Français, par des Français

: Tunes of the Town: An excerpt from "Swinging the Gate"

A new revue by Diana Morgan and Robert MacDermot. Music by Geoffrey Wright and Charles Zwar. Produced by Norman Marshall
The cast includes Hermione Gingold, Madge Elliott, Hedley Briggs, Roberta Huby, Guy Verney, Ronald Millar, Peter Ustinov, Phillida Sewell, Ann Wheatley, Alan Sykes, Eleanor Rea
At the pianos, Charles Zwar and Ruby Duncan. Drums, Ted Arundel


Revue By: Diana Morgan
Revue By: Robert MacDermot
Music By: Geoffrey Wright
Music By: Charles Zwar
Produced By: Norman Marshall
Unknown: Hermione Gingold
Unknown: Madge Elliott
Unknown: Hedley Briggs
Unknown: Roberta Huby
Unknown: Guy Verney
Unknown: Ronald Millar
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Phillida Sewell
Unknown: Ann Wheatley
Unknown: Alan Sykes
Unknown: Eleanor Rea
Pianist: Charles Zwar
Pianist: Ruby Duncan
Drummer: Ted Arundel

: Grosvenor House Dance Band

Directed by Sydney Lipton with Chipps Chippindall, Eddie Bryant, and Celia


Directed By: Sydney Lipton
Unknown: Chipps Chippindall
Unknown: Eddie Bryant

: Ken Johnson

and his West Indian Dance Orchestra with Don Johnson, David Wilkins, and the Johnsonairs


Unknown: Don Johnson
Unknown: David Wilkins

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