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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of gramophone records

: Morning Star

Records of Larry Adler, the wizard of the mouth-organ


Unknown: Larry Adler

: ' ON PARADE !'

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

: Music While You Work

played by the City of Sheffield Police Band
Conductor, G. W. Hespe


Conductor: G. W. Hespe

: and programme summary

Recent tunes from the Great White
Way on gramophone records


at the organ
Gay tunes No. 2


An ENSA concert for munition workers, with Morton Fraser , Bunny Doyle , and Jack Leon and his Orchestra


Unknown: Morton Fraser
Unknown: Bunny Doyle
Unknown: Jack Leon


with the ' Three Gentlemen', an interlude of organ, violin, and vibroharp music, highlighting soft melody and restful harmony


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


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

: Music While You Work

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


Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Helen Clare


sung by »
Edith Furmedge (contralto)


Contralto: Edith Furmedge


from a military hospital ' somewhere in England'


from an armful of records taken at random from the rack


Jimmy Allen , comedian, and Al Durrant 's Swing Quintet
Presented by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Jimmy Allen
Unknown: Al Durrant
Presented By: Leslie Bridgmont


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
Chief Reporter, Howard Thomas
Editor, Bill MacLurg


Reporter: Howard Thomas
Editor: Bill MacLurg


A fortnightly summary of New, Zealand news, specially presented for*
New Zealanders in this country


A Variety programme given by members of H.M. Forces and Civil
Defence Services
Presented by Glyn Jones


Presented By: Glyn Jones


A programme of soothing melodies played by the Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Ternent with Luanne Shaw
Commerc, Emmie Joyce


Conducted By: Billy Ternent
Unknown: Luanne Shaw
Unknown: Emmie Joyce


Leader, Laurance Turner
Conducted by Maurice Johnstone


Leader: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Maurice Johnstone

: Episode 3 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 BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Gordon Crier
Here is another episode in the new series ' Dandy Lion '—John Watt's
Miream of a real radio cartoon. No one ' is better at this kind of thing than the Director of Variety, who did such wonders with the radio versions of Walt Disney's screen creations, particularly Snow White.
In this episode listeners are to be introduced for the first time to the Dead-End Kids of the jungle. Their commander is Tough Tiger and he leads such stalwarts as Jerry Jaguar , Lefty Leopard , and Pug Puma.


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
Unknown: Jerry Jaguar
Unknown: Lefty Leopard
Unknown: Pug Puma.

: The Cabaret Girl

A musical comedy by George Grossmith and P.G. Wodehouse
Music by Jerome Kern
Adapted for broadcasting by Henrik Ege
Norman Griffin, Sylvia Marriott, Bobbie Comber, Vera Lennox, Doris Nichols, Betty Astell, Ian Sadler, Dudley Rolph, Sydney Keith, Clarence Wright, Frank Atkinson
A section of the BBC Chorus and the Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Eric Fawcett


Comedy By: George Grot
Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Music By: Jerome Kem
Broadcasting By: Henrik Ege
Unknown: Norman Griffin
Unknown: Sylvia Marriott
Unknown: Bobbie Comber
Unknown: Vera Lennox
Unknown: Doris Nichols
Unknown: Betty Astell
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Dudley Rolph
Unknown: Sydney Keith
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Unknown: Frank Atkinson
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By: Eric Fawcett


Sailors, Soldiers, 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 postcard, 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

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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