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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of gramophone records

: ' BINC TIME '

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

: 'ON PARADE I'

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

: Music While You Work

played by Billy Hardy and his Band

Contributors

Played By: Billy Hardy

: and programme summary followed by TAKE YOUR CHOICE'

from an armful of records taken at random from the rack

: STUDENT SONGS

BBC Men's Chorus
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
Victor Harding (baritone)
At the piano, Ernest Lush
Hullabaloo Balay
The British Grenadiers My old Kentucky home A-hunting we will go The Bay of Biscay Faithful Johnny I married a wife Cock Robin
All through the night
What shall we do with the drunken sailor ?

Contributors

Conducted By: Trevor Harvey
Baritone: Victor Harding
Unknown: Cock Robin

: ' IRISH RHYTHMS '

played by The Irish Rhythms Orchestra conducted by David Curry with songs by George Beggs

Contributors

Conducted By: David Curry
Songs By: George Beggs

: LLOYD THOMAS

at the theatre organ
Lloyd Thomas was born at Llangennech, South Wales. When he was three months old, his parents brought him to London, but he spoke Welsh for the first four years of his life.
He obtained his first job as assistant organist at the age of thirteen at the Garrison Theatre, Woolwich. From 1926 until 1930 he toured England, the Continent, and the Empire with a musical act. His signature tune is ' Let the great big world keep turning '.

Contributors

Unknown: Lloyd Thomas

: Music While You Work

played by The BBC Salon Orchestra
Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater

Contributors

Orchestra Leader: Jean Pougnet
Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

: ' I KNOW WHAT I LIKE

A personal choice of records presented by Kay Cavendish

Contributors

Presented By: Kay Cavendish

: 'THE LAND OF THE RUMBA'

Devised by Walford Hyden
2-Buenos Aires

Contributors

Unknown: Walford Hyden

: REGINALD PORTER-BROWN

at the theatre organ
Reginald Porter-Brown , who has given so many broadcasts from the Forum Cinema, Southampton, and the Guildhall, Southampton, is also a church organist and has given recitals in concert halls and churches throughout the country. He has broadcast on four other organs : that in the Regal, Torquay, the BBC Theatre Organ, a private organ in Somerset, and the church organ in St. Marychurch Parish Church, Torquay.
In his six years of broadcasting he has made his signature tune, ' Oh, Mr. Porter ', as famous as his name, and receives fan-mail letters from all over the world.

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Porter-Brown

: GEORGE MELACHRINO

and his Music
' Puttin' on airs just for you '
Compere, David Miller
Apart from his broadcasts with his own orchestra from the Cafe de Paris, George Melachrino is successor to Brian Lawrance as Fred Hartley 's vocalist. He can play every instrument in his own orchestra bar the piano. He arranges his own music, sings in five languages, and speaks three fluently. From 1933 up to the outbreak of war he was with Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Orpheans. Melachrino is a Greek surname, but George is a naturalised British subject.

Contributors

Unknown: David Miller
Unknown: George Melachrino
Unknown: Brian Lawrance
Unknown: Fred Hartley
Unknown: Carroll Gibbons

: AIR LOG

A description of recent events in the air

: VARIETY

with Harry Gordon from a seaside theatre

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Gordon

: AUSTRALIAN NEWS-LETTER

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

Contributors

Read By: Colin Wills

: RADIO ORANGE

A programme in Dutch under the auspices of the Dutch Government

: RADIO RHYTHM CLUB

presents
The third Bob Crosby showcase of records which will be played to you by Leonard Hibbs

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Crosby
Unknown: Leonard Hibbs

: SANDY'S HALF-HOUR

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

: ' CONTACT

An R.A.F. Gang Show in which Flight-Lieut. Ralph Reader and his airmen take off with a bunch of new recruits from an R.A.F. Station, somewhere in England

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Reader

: Cyril Maude in 'BUYING A GUN'

A farcical sketch by Harry Grattan
Produced by W. Farquharson Small

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Grattan
Produced By: W. Farquharson

: 'INVITATION TO ROMANCE'

A programme of songs by Eric Maschwitz , set to music by various composers, with Ann Ziegler , Effie Atherton ,
Horace Percival , Ivor John
BBC Theatre Chorus
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
The programme presented and conducted by Mark H. Lubbock

Contributors

Songs By: Eric Maschwitz
Unknown: Ann Ziegler
Unknown: Effie Atherton
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Ivor John
Leader: Tate Gilder
Unknown: Mark H. Lubbock








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