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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of gramophone records


Programme summary

: Morning Star

Records of Al Bollington, the popular cinema organist


Unknown: Al Bollington


Popular artists and bands fall in for Your entertainment on gramophone records

: Music While You Work

to records of Viennese waltzes


at the theatre organ
Hit-song revival
Selection: Chu Chin ChowNorton Torch tunes of the times


A programme showing what goes on behind the scenes in a seaside pavilion when a concert party is finishing its summer season
Devised by Marjorie Wynn-Williams and produced by Sam Jones


Unknown: Marjorie Wynn-Williams
Produced By: Sam Jones

: At the Black Dog

Mrs. Wilkes and her brother Ernest at home in their bar-parlour to Howard Marshall and their other friends


Unknown: Howard Marshall
Presented by: G.F. Meehan
Presented by: S.E. Reynolds


at the theatre organ
Midnight in Mayfair
Selection of current successes

: PERCIVAL MACKEY and his Sophisticated Players

with Monti Ryan and Fred Latham This band of eleven players had its radio debut last June. Although it is a rhvthm combination, it has none of the regular features of a dance band, such as sax or brass sections. Other omissions are piano, drums, and accordion.
Percival Mackey has been musical director for some of the most successful musical comedies on the West-End stage, among them No ! No ! Nanette and Gay Divorce. In recent weeks he has conducted the orchestra for Saturday-night ' Music-Halls'.


Unknown: Monti Ryan
Unknown: Fred Latham
Accordion: Percival MacKey

: Music While You Work

played by Don Felipe and the Cuban Caballeros


Played By: Don Felipe


A tea-time entertainment on gramophone records


from a restaurant in the South with George Melachrino , Tiny Powell , Peter Valerio , and Leonard and his
Presented by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: George Melachrino
Unknown: Tiny Powell
Unknown: Peter Valerio
Presented By: Leslie Bridgmont


sung by Enid Cruickshank (contralto)


Contralto: Enid Cruickshank


Dick Spencer and Ethel Williams


Unknown: Dick Spencer
Unknown: Ethel Williams


Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Reginald Burston


Leader: Tate Gilder
Conductor: Reginald Burston

: Radio Orange

A programme in Dutch under the auspices of the Dutch Government.


Jack Penn , Alfie Noakes , and the Maple Leaf Orchestra, with Lyle Evans
Written and produced by David Miller


Unknown: Jack Penn
Unknown: Alfie Noakes
Unknown: Lyle Evans
Produced By: David Miller

: Ici La France

Un programme Francais, pour les Francais, par des Francais

: Your Presence is Requested

Lady Brewery-Smythe is holding a musical evening
Apart from yourselves,
The guests will include Claude Dampier, Phyllis Clare, Bobby Duke and Jack London, Three in Harmony
Her ladyship - Vera Lennox
Her ladyship's butler - Dick Francis
BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Dialogue by Aubrey Danvers-WaIker
Produced by Eric Spear

Many things are likely to go wrong at this musical evening of Lady
Brewery-Smythe's. Probably, for instance, the artists she invites will not be as highbrow as she imagines. There should be no disappointment for the listener, nevertheless, whatever the effect on Lady Brewery-Smythe.
One of the guests will be Phyllis Clare, for example, a revue and cabaret star who has not been on the air in this country now for some time. London theatre-goers may remember her in the West-End productions of Here's How, Give Me a Ring, and Ballyhoo, and on the screen she has appeared in many big film productions such as Clive of India, Four Men and a Prayer, While Parents Sleep, and The Last of Mrs. Cheyney.
In the early days of the war she twice went out to France to entertain the troops, on one occasion with Leslie Henson to deputise for Binnie Hale, who had had a motoring accident.


Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Dialogue By: Aubrey Danvers-Waiker
Produced By: Eric Spear


and the St. Anne's Pier Orchestra

: Home Service

At 11 p.m. News in English is broadcast on 373 m. for listeners abroad

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