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A cheerful selection of gramophone records


Records of Hughie Diamond, the young British crooner

: ' ON PARADE ! '

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


played by the Kenilworth Octet

: Time, Big Ben: and programme summary, followed by: Donald Thorne

at the theatre organ.
The popular medley.
When he was six years old Donald Thorne joined the choir of St. Mark's Church, Clerkenwell, and soon knew all the hymn tunes by heart. At the age of fourteen he was appointed organist. Since he first won his spurs in the West End of London he has been responsible for arranging many of the big hit-numbers for such famous dance-band leaders as Jack Hylton, Henry Hall, Jack Payne, Debroy Somers, and Carroll Gibbons.


Organist: Donald Thorne


from an armful of records taken at random from the rack


An ENSA concert for munition workers with Martin Taubman , Reginald Foresythe , and the ENSA Orchestra


Unknown: Martin Taubman
Unknown: Reginald Foresythe


and his Orchestra


Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
Frederick Smetana was, like all natives of Bohemia, an intense patriot and lover of the natural beauties of his country. He wrote a series of six symphonic poems in praise of Bohemia, entitled' My Country '. The one now to be performed is the first, and its title refers to the River Vltava (or Moldau), Bohemia's most important waterway. The music sets out to describe the course of the river from its rise in a forest spring, through the meadows, past the towns, to the sea. It is obviously the simplest kind of programme music, made up of folk tunes and lilting melodies, but all the more fascinating for its freedom from complications.


Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell
Unknown: Frederick Smetana


at the theatre organ


played by Geraldo and his Orchestra


with Rocky Mountain Melody Time
Music from the heart of the Canadian Rockies played by Mart Kenney and his Western Gentlemen, with the songs of Art Hallman and the Trio,
Three of a kind


Played By: Mart Kenney
Unknown: Art Hallman


and his Mandoliers with Percy Manchester Echoes of the Volga


Unknown: Percy Manchester


A wartime domestic diversion with music
Written and composed by Edward Cooper


Composed By: Edward Cooper


played by Margerie Few


Played By: Margerie Few


A twice-weekly magazine programme for men of the Anti-Aircraft, Balloon
Barrage, and Searchlight units
Sports features, topical interviews, musical novelties, high spots from the news, and stop press items
Compere, Lionel Gamlin
Chief reporter, Howard Thomas
Editor, Bill MacLurg


Unknown: Lionel Gamlin
Reporter: Howard Thomas
Editor: Bill MacLurg


and his Band


Favourite pieces from the repertoire of the BBC Orchestra (Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
The programme will contain items requested by Service listeners


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: Stuart Barrie

at the theatre organ


Organist: Stuart Barrie

: Episode 2 of 'DANDY LION'

A new cartoon invented by John Watt
Written by C. Denier Warren and Ted Kavanagh. Lyrics by James Dyrenforth. Music by Henry Reed played by the augmented Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Gordon Crier
A fortnight ago (Monday, October 21) the Prime Minister broadcast his memorable message to France. In order that as many listeners in this country as wished to hear him should be able to do so, the advertised programmes were interrupted Jo include the English version of his speech. This necessarily affected two programmes-the first episode of ' Dandy Lion ' and the broadcast version of the musical comedy The Cat and the Fiddle. But these two broadcasts were only postponed. Episode 1 of Dandy Lion ' to last Monday (October 28), The Cat and the Fiddle to this evening. This explains why Episode 2 originally announced for last Monday, is announced again this evening.


Unknown: John Watt
Written By: C. Denier Warren
Written By: Ted Kavanagh.
Unknown: James Dyrenforth.
Music By: Henry Reed
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By: Gordon Crier

: The Cat and the Fiddle

(by arrangement with C. B. Cochran)
A musical love-story by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach.
Adapted for broadcasting by Henrik Ege with Sylvia Welling, Frederick Burtwell, Sydney Keith, Betty Astell, Ewart Scott, C. Denier Warren, Linda Grey
BBC Chorus and augmented Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Gordon Crier


Arrangement With: C. B. Cochrari
Unknown: Jerome Kern
Unknown: Otto Harbach.
Broadcasting By: Henrik Ege
Unknown: Sylvia Welling
Unknown: Frederick Burt
Unknown: Sydney Keith
Unknown: Betty Astell
Unknown: Ewart Scott
Unknown: C. Denier Warren
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By: Gordon Crier


Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen—what's your favourite record ?
Tell us the title and as many as can be got into twenty-five minutes will be played to you by Roy Rich
Address your postcards, marked ' Record Time ' in the top left-hand corner, to the BBC, Broadcasting House, W.I.


Unknown: Roy Rich


A weekly summary by the Canadian Press of Canadian news, specially presented for Canadians in this country and read by Gerry Wilmot
(In collaboration with the CBC and the Canadian Press)


Read By: Gerry Wilmot


and his Orchestra

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