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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of gramophone records

: News

Programme summary

: Morning Star

Records of Millicent Phillips, Britain's girl soprano.

: On Parade!

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

: Music While You Work

played by the BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader, Frank Cantell
Conductor, Charles Shadwell with Helen Clare


Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Voclaist: Helen Clare

: Songs from The Stage and Screen

on gramophone records
Nancy Evans (contralto)


Contralto: Nancy Evans

: Two Voices and a Piano

Dick Spencer and Ethel Williams


Singer: Dick Spencer
Singer: Ethel Williams

: Break for Music

An ENSA concert for war workers with a guest artist and Arthur Salisbury and the Savoy Hotel Orchestra


Musicians: Arthur Salisbury and the Savoy Hotel Orchestra

: Judy Garland

Singing heroine of the screen on gramophone records

: Theatreland

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


Presenter: Raymond Glendenning
Musicians: Peter Yorke and his Concert Orchestra

: Dudley Hippodrome Orchestra


Musicians: Dudley Hippodrome Orchestra
Conductor: Harry Pell

: Noel Mewton-Wood



Piano: Noel Mewton-Wood

: Music While You Work

Played by George Melachrino and his Music


Musicians: George Melachrino and his Music

: The Call of the West

A hill-billy programme featuring Hamilton Kennedy and the Westerners.


Musicians: Hamilton Kennedy and the Westerners
Producer: Glyn Jones

: Mantovani and his Orchestra

with Jack Plant


Musicians: Mantovani and his Orchestra
Singer: Jack Plant

: Swing It!

Some records of good jazz.

: A Cheerful Earful

with Jock Elrick and his Music-Makers


Musicians: Jock Elrick and his Music-Makers

: Ollerton Colliery Silver Band

Conductor, Ernest Slack

March: Fortune's smile - Greenwood
Selection: The talisman - Balfe
Maid of the mist - de Vere
Excerpts from H.M.S. Pinafore - Sullivan


Musicians: Ollerton Colliery Silver Band
Conductor: Ernest Slack

: Harold Hunt

at the theatre organ
Popular medley

Selection: Rio Rita - Tierrey
So deep is the night - Melfi
Clown with a tambourin - Ewing
Smilin' thru' - Penn
Buffoon - Confrey


Organist: Harold Hunt

: Henry Hall's Guest Night

from a theatre in the West


Band leader: Henry Hall

: The Saint: 3: The Five-Thousand Pound Kiss

(by permission of Concatinen Films, Ltd.) in a new adventure series adapted for broadcasting by James Parish from the well-known stories by Leslie Charteris
[Starring] Terence de Marney


Adapted for broadcasting by: James Paijsh
Author: Leslie Charteris
Producer: Peter Creswell
The Saint: Terence de Marney

: Danger - Men at Work!

With the same amazing cast, including:
Haver and Lee, Jacques Brown, Doris Nichols, and the BBC Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Ternent
Devised by Max Kester


Comedians: Haver and Lee
Performer: Jacques Brown
Performer: Doris Nichols
Musicians: The BBC Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Billy Ternent
Devised by: Max Kester

: Accent on Rhythm

Presented by James Moody with the Three in Harmony


Presented By: James Moody

: Northern Music-Hall

Variety from a Northern theatre

: American Cowboy Songs

sung by Laurence Holmes (baritone)
Laurence Holmes was born in Western Canada. He lived out there in the wilds until he was five years of age and then came to live in Northern Ontario. He came to England for his education, returned to Canada, and studied with Dr. Albert Ham at the Toronto Conservatoire, and then in England with Plunket Greene before going abroad to finish his musical education in Paris. He made his radio debut at Savoy Hill.


Baritone: Laurence Holmes

: Listen at Ease

Records of armchair music

: Van Straten

and his Music with Julie Dawn and Cherry Simmonds


Musicians: Van Straten and his Music
Singer: Julie Dawn
Singer: Cherry Simmonds

: Chalumeau Ensemble

playing light, quiet music.

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