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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of gramophone records

: Bing Time

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

: ' ON PARADE !'

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

: Music While You Work

played by Sydney Phasey and his Orchestra


Played By: Sydney Phasey


at the theatre organ


with Helen Clare , Gwen Lewis , Jacques Brown , Ian Sadler , and Luanne Shaw
BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Here is a new show devised by Eric Spear , who was in turn dancer, actor, stage manager, scene designer, and composer before joining the BBC a year ago. He wrote forty-eight numbers for ' Melody and Co.' in nine weeks-a pretty good record.
' The Arlington', it seems, is a luxury hotel with all the amenities. One is likely to hear something of an economy mannequin parade — in clothes made from substances which cannot be used for salvage. Jacques Brown plays a character with a mania for salvage, and Helen Clare is the receptionist. With Mrs. Ponsonby from ' Danger-Men at Work! ' as a guest artist, one can imagine the fun. The hotel will have its own band — the BBC Revue Orchestra, and a strange Mexican, played, by Ian Sadler and based on a real Mexican he knew, will wander about the place.


Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Gwen Lewis
Unknown: Jacques Brown
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Luanne Shaw
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Unknown: Eric Spear
Unknown: Jacques Brown
Unknown: Helen Clare
Played By: Ian Sadler

: JOE LOSS and his Orchestra

with Monte Rey , Paula Green , and Bob Arden
Once again Joe Loss , famous for his broadcasts from the Astoria Dance Salon, which he left in March this year to tour the halls, provides the band of the week. At the age of thirteen he won a scholarship to Trinity College, and for the next three years studied the classics. Then he rebelled. He formed his first dance-band combination of four amateur musicians when he was sixteen. They received five shillings a week each for five hours' work at a Kensington club. His first broadcast was in a ' First Time Here' programme in 1934. For the last two-and-a-half years
Monte Rey , who has sung in so many of Geraldo's broadcasts and stage shows, has been regularly on the air with Joe Loss and his Band.


Unknown: Monte Rey
Unknown: Paula Green
Unknown: Bob Arden
Unknown: Joe Loss
Unknown: Monte Rey
Unknown: Joe Loss


A programme of tunes you all know, on gramophone records


Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson


Leader: Tate Gilder
Conductor: Stanford Robinson

: Music While You Work

played by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ


Organist: Sandy MacPherson


A bit of unassuming Variety with George Melachrino , Dorothe Mor row, Gwen Lewis , C. Denier Warren , and the BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Produced and compered by James Dvrcnforth


Unknown: George Melachrino
Unknown: Dorothe Mor
Unknown: Gwen Lewis
Unknown: C. Denier Warren
Unknown: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: James Dvrcnforth


to the music of Noel Coward
Script by Spike Hughes
Produced by Douglas Moodie


Script By: Spike Hughes
Produced By: Douglas Moodie

: Calling the Canadians

Horace Lapp and Orchestra


Musician: Horace Lapp


Perhaps no broadcaster has the gift of instilling in his listeners cheer and reassurance quite to the same extent as John Hilton , who made his name with his weekly chat ' This and That' to unemployed listeners nearly six years ago. His talks last year on events of the week drew the same big audience and mail, as did the weekly article he contributed to the News Chronicle under the heading of ' 'Life'.
The keynote of this series to the Forces, whether they are in the East, or on the seas or in camp in parts of Britain far from their homes, is to keep them from worrying about their people-to give them news concerning things, or to explain legislation affecting them, or something of the kind.


Unknown: John Hilton


A description of recent events at sea


The microphone introduces you to some scores of soldiers who are convalescing at a military hospital,
' Somewhere in Wales '


A weekly summary, specially presented for Australians in this country and read by Colin Wills


Read By: Colin Wills

: Radio Orange

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


A programme designed to unite members of the Forces with their friends and families at home

: Cyril Fletcher will be 'THANKING YEW!'

with Pat Rignold , Bettie Bucknelle , Navaa O'Reilly , not forgetting 'Mr. Maloney', and the Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Tement
Produced by Harry S. Pepper and Ronald Waldman


Unknown: Pat Rignold
Unknown: Bettie Bucknelle
Unknown: Navaa O'Reilly
Conducted By: Billy Tement
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper
Produced By: Ronald Waldman


Devised by Rion Voigt
Vernon Harris ' auditions ' men and women of the Forces at a garrison theatre


Unknown: Rion Voigt
Unknown: Vernon Harris


and his Ballroom- Orchestra


Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell

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