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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of gramophone records

: Morning Star

Records of Allan Jones, the popular film star and musical-comedy singer

Contributors

Unknown: Allan Jones

: ' ON PARADE ! '

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

: Music While You Work

played by John Reynders and his Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: John Reynders

: and programme summary

followed by CECIL CHADWICK at the theatre organ
Selection: The Services

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Chadwick

: 'MY LOVE SONG TO YOU'

from Esther Coleman and the Casino Players

Contributors

Unknown: Esther Coleman

: Calling the Canadians

Woodhouse and Hawkins, Canadian comedians, in a programme of mixed laughter and song

: 'BREAK FOR MUSIC

with Alice Coty and Hazel Jennings and an Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Hazel Jennings

: 'THEATRELAND'

Rayrmnd Glendenning introduces songs, scenes, and stories of the ' show business ' in wartime with Peter Yorke and his Concert Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Yorke

: TUNES OF YESTERDAY

Gramophone records of tunes we whistled and sang a year or two ago

: NINETEENTH-CENTURY MUSIC

Kathleen Cooper (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Kathleen Cooper

: Music While You Work

played by Billy Reid and his Band

Contributors

Played By: Billy Reid

: BBC THEATRE ORCHESTRA

Leader, Tate Gilder plays you a grand selection from Puccini's opera ' Madam Butterfly ' arranged and conducted by Stanford
Robinson

Contributors

Leader: Tate Gilder

: VOCAL HISTORY--3

The fictional story of a trio portrayed by Gwen Lewis , Jacques Brown , and the Three in Harmony
Devised and presented by Eric Spear

Contributors

Unknown: Gwen Lewis
Unknown: Jacques Brown
Presented By: Eric Spear

: BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: Les Allen in 'MELODY AND ROMANCE'

A series of musical sequences arranged by Lauri Day
Introducing the Radio Romancers, Lauri Day and Roy Willis , and Canada's Golden Voice of Melody,
Les Allen
Les Allen," among the most popular and handsome of singers, won international fame with the BBC Dance Orchestra under Henry Hall and had to sign autographs like a film star. He was born in London, but Ms parents took him to Toronto when he was two. He was boy soloist in several choirs, and when seventeen toured across Canada with the Band of the 48th Highlanders, singing through a megaphone to the crowds assembled at the Fall Fairs.
He returned to England in 1923, appearing with the Toronto Band at a London restaurant. Until 1932, when he joined the BBC Dance Orchestra, he toured the music-halls with Alfredo's Band.

Contributors

Arranged By: Lauri Day
Arranged By: Roy Willis
Unknown: Henry Hall

: ' SAY A NUMBER-PLAY A NUMBER'

Arranged and presented by Doris Arnold , with Charles Heslop , Gwen Catley , the Cavendish. Three, BBC Men's Chorus, BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell

Contributors

Presented By: Doris Arnold
Unknown: Charles Heslop
Unknown: Gwen Catley
Unknown: Charles Shadwell

: FOLK SONGS FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA

sung by Ruzena Herlingorova
(soprano) with Otto Lampel at the piano
Black horses
Come to me, my dear Poleraz
Dance, dance Red rose
Before we die

Contributors

Sung By: Ruzena Herlingorova
Unknown: Otto Lampel

: 'TO YOU FROM ME'

Another parcel of gramophone records despatched by Elizabeth Cowell

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Cowell

: Radio Orange

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

: 'THE PIG AND WHISTLE'

'Now you're married I wish you joy '
Written by Charles Penrose
Produced by Ernest Longstaffe
Characters
The Pig and Whistle Chorus and Orchestra

Contributors

Written By: Charles Penrose
Produced By: Ernest Longstaffe
Rosie Jones: Miriam Ferris
OH Granfer: Charles Wreford
'Erb: John Rorke
Farmer Greenacre: Fred Yule
The Bride: Betty Huntley-Wright
The Bridegroom: Clarence Wright
Sergeant Evergreen: Charles Penrose

: MUSIC FROM THE ENGLISH COUNTIES

Cumberland and Westmorland
Hunting-songs, ballads, and traditional tunes of the Lake District
Dale Smith (baritone) and the Keswick Mountain Singers from a Cumberland town
Arranged by Arthur Spencer

Contributors

Baritone: Dale Smith
Singers: Keswick Mountain
Arranged By: Arthur Spencer

: The Forces' Own Music-Hall

Members of the serving Forces present their own Variety bill, by kind permission of the management, from a Northern music-hall.

Contributors

Devised and arranged by: Victor Smythe

: ' DANGER-MEN AT WORK!'

with the same amazing cast-including
Duckweed, Eggblow, Nikolus Ridi koulos, the Voice of the BBC, and that bewitching old haybag
La Ponsonby in other words with Haver and Lee, Jacques Brown , Hugh Shirreff , Doris Nichols , and the BBC Dance Orchestra conducted by Billy Tement
Devised by Max Kester

Contributors

Unknown: Nikolus Ridi
Unknown: La Ponsonby
Unknown: Jacques Brown
Unknown: Hugh Shirreff
Unknown: Doris Nichols
Conducted By: Billy Tement
Unknown: Max Kester

: VAN STRATEN and his Music

with Julie Dawn and Cherry Simmonds

Contributors

Unknown: Julie Dawn
Unknown: Cherry Simmonds








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