A cheerful selection of gramophone records
Records of George Scott Wood and his accordion
Popular artists and bands fall in for your entertainment on gramophone records
Varied items specially designed for the Indian troops
A personal choice of records presented by Howard M. Lockhart
BBC Men's Chorus
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Joseph Farrington (bass)
At the piano, Ernest Lush
From 1918 to 1940-Billy Tement, with help from the Dance Orchestra, turns the pages of his musical diary Continuity written and spoken by James Dyrenforth
Presented by Reginald Smith
A programme of songs written and composed for Melody and Co., by Eric Spear with Patricia Leonard , Marion Wilson , Horace Percival , Helen Clare , and John Duncan
BBC Revue Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Presented and compered by Vernon Harris
1—'Who are they ?
The Rev. A. D. Gilbertson , C.B., O.B.E., Warden of the Royal Merchant Navy School, and formerly
Chaplain of the Fleet
Rev. A. D.
and his Ballroom Orchestra
A programme of Irish courting songs
Sung by Mary Johnston and James Johnston and introduced by Oul'
played by Debroy Somers and his Band
Bits and pieces from the life and laugh series of Flanagan and Allen, written by Howard Thomas
Illustrated by Flanagan and Allen recordings
Presented by Leslie Perowne
Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen , of Crazy Gang and ' Oi! ' fame, first met as soldiers in 1917 in that unhealthy spot, Poperinghe. or ' Pop ' as it was called, in the last war. In due course they were demobilised, and each went his way. History records that Flanagan, a black-faced comic, received an offer to join the late Florrie Forde in one of her touring shows, and, on arriving to sign the contract, discovered that the ' dude ' man was no other than Chesney Allen. When they left her revues to become a Variety act, it seemed that no theatre wanted to book them. They became book-makers. A Variety agent spotted their talent on a racecourse, and booked the bookies for a week at the Argyle, Birkenhead. George Black in particular saw that they never looked back.
Another of the popular request programmes for the Services-but, this time, one specially arranged to unite the Canadian Forces with their friends and families at home in the Dominion
played by Harry Evans and his Sextette Intime
From a hotel in the South
Phil Cardew and his Band
sung by Robert Easton (bass)
Robert Easton, born in Sunderland, joined a church choir at the age of six. He served in the last war, and on demobilisation studied singing under Plunkett Greene and Dawson Freer. He has sung at all the great festivals and with the leading choral societies, and has also performed during the opera season at Covent Garden.
A Forces show with Vera Lynn (by permission of George Black), Eddie Carroll and his Band and ' Services Spotlight'
From a dance-hall
Surveying some of the week's news as it is seen from London, and reviewing the new shows and films to be seen in London during the week
A programme in Dutch under the auspices of the Dutch Government
Community hymn-singing, followed by a short service. The singing will be conducted by F. A. Wilshire
with Three in Harmony, accompanied by the Hula Players
Musical arrangements by James
Produced by Eric Fawcett
Un programme Francais, pour les Francais, par des Français
Bebe Daniels , Vie Oliver , Ben Lyon , with Jay Wilbur and his Orchestra, the Greene Sisters, and Sam Browne
Additional dialogue by Dick Pepper
Produced by Harry S. Pepper and Douglas Lawrence
(A recording of this programme will be broadcast on Wednesday at
' A very present help in trouble '
15—'God is a Spirit'
Psalm cxxxix, 1-11 ; St. John xiv,
15-27; Come, thou Holy Spirit, come (A. and M. 156) ; I John iv, 12 and 13
Records of famous bands playing popular dance tunes
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