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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of gramophone records

: Morning Star

Records of George Melachrino

: ' 'ON PARADE !

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

: Music While You Work

to records of the London Accordion Band

: and programme summary

followed by DONALD THORNE at the theatre organ
Popular medley


Unknown: Donald Thorne


Directed by Jack Hardy
Doris Gambell (soprano)


Directed By: Jack Hardy
Soprano: Doris Gambell


F. H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people in the news, people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain
(A recording of last night's broadcast)


Unknown: F. H. Grisewood


Some records of symphonic jazz


sung by Arsene Kirillof (baritone)


Sung By: Arsene Kirillof


at the theatre organ
Rookies' requests


A personal choice of records presented by Tom Dawson


Presented By: Tom Dawson

: Music While You Work

played by Jack Frere and his Orchestra


Played By: Jack Frere


Almost a revue
Written and composed by Ronnie Hill and Peter Dion-Titheradge with Edward Cooper , Diana Morrison , Hugh Morton , Luanne Shaw ,
Guy Verney
The Dance Orchestra directed by Billy Ternent
Produced by Reginald Smith


Composed By: Ronnie Hill
Composed By: Peter Dion-Titheradge
Unknown: Edward Cooper
Unknown: Diana Morrison
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Luanne Shaw
Unknown: Guy Verney
Directed By: Billy Ternent
Produced By: Reginald Smith


on gramophone records
Elisabeth Schumann (soprano)


Soprano: Elisabeth Schumann


A twice-weekly magazine programme for men of the Anti-Aircraft, Balloon
Barrage, and Searchlight units
Special ' Ack-Ack ' edition
Sports features, topical interviews, musical novelties, high spots from the news, stop press items and also recordings of a visit to an Ack-Ack
Chief reporter, Howard Thomas
Editor, Bill MacLurg


Reporter: Howard Thomas
Editor: Bill MacLurg


A programme of requests specially designed to unite listeners at home with their friends and relatives serving with the Forces in the Near East and presented by Sandy Mac pherson at the theatre organ


Presented By: Sandy Mac


Thefifth of a new series of revues by most of the old gang with Kenway and Young, Cyril Fletcher , Helen Clare , Clarence Wright , Revue Chorus and Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Sketches written by Douglas Young and Eric Barker
Presented by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Unknown: Hyam Greenbaum
Written By: Douglas Young
Written By: Eric Barker
Presented By: Leslie Bridgmont

: Geraldo's Open House

Compere, Gerry Wilmot


Unknown: Gerry Wilmot

: FRED HARTLEY and his Sextet

with George Melachrino
Ten minutes of romance with Sigmund Romberg
Pupil of Tobias Matthay , Harold Craxton , and Benjamin Dale , Fred Hartley was for some time accompanist at the Royal Academy of Music. Thereafter he was pianist at a big West-End club, music director of a Stockholm theatre, and teacher of music at Dundee. From Dundee he gave his first broadcasts, though his radio fame dates from 1931, when he formed his Novelty Quintet.
Apart from being successor to
Brian Lawrance as Fred Hartley 's vocalist, George Melachrino often broadcasts with his own orchestra from the Cafe de Paris. 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.


Unknown: George Melachrino
Unknown: Sigmund Romberg
Unknown: Tobias Matthay
Unknown: Harold Craxton
Unknown: Benjamin Dale
Unknown: Fred Hartley
Unknown: Brian Lawrance
Unknown: Fred Hartley
Unknown: George Melachrino


4-jenny Hill
(The vital spark)
Cast includes
Naomi Jacob , Bransby Williams ,
Fred Yule , Bertha Willmott
Script by Jonquil Antony
BBC Chorus and the Variety Orchestra .under the direction of Charles
Produced by Eric Fawcett
Script-writer Jonquil Antony , who always meant to go on the stage, got a job in the crowd of The Good Companions. She received 25s. a week and somehow managed to live on it during the twelve months' run of the show. She walked on in The Miracle and then went to Stratfordon-Avon for a season, playing in small parts. She was in the chorus of the Drury Lane pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk in which Binnie Hale climbed the beanstalk twice a day with the St. Christopher Medal sewn in her blouse to prevent her from falling! Jonquil met John Pudney and became a regular contributor to feature programmes.
A short article on Jenny Hill will be found on page 3.


Unknown: Jenny Hill
Unknown: Naomi Jacob
Unknown: Bransby Williams
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Bertha Willmott
Script By: Jonquil Antony
Produced By: Eric Fawcett
Script-Writer: Jonquil Antony
Unknown: Binnie Hale
Unknown: John Pudney

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