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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of gramophone records

: Morning Star

Records of Roy Henderson (baritone)


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

: News from India

A weekly review in English of Indian news and affairs, presented in .collaboration with All India Radio and recorded over direct transmission from India


Varied items specially designed for the Indian troops


played by the Irish Rhythms Orchestra conducted by David Curry with songs by James McCafferty


Conducted By: David Curry
Songs By: James McCafferty


4-' The New Britain '
A talk by Jack Winslow


Talk By: Jack Winslow


(A recording of last night's broadcast)
Devised by Charles Shadwell and Harry S. Pepper
Many famous artists have promised to appear, including Jack (' blue-pencil ') Warner and his ' littel gel' Joan Winters. Garrison Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Lieut. Charles Shadwell (late of the West
Yorkshire Regiment)
Produced by Harry S. Pepper


Unknown: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Joan Winters.
Conducted By: Lieut. Charles Shadwell
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper


and his Tango Orchestra with Dorothy Carless Eugene Pini was born in Buenos
Aires of French and Scottish parents, and is the younger brother of Anthony Pini, the cellist. He left the Argentine when six years of age, and was brought up in Scotland. In 1924 he began studying at the Royal College of Music, and in 1928 appeared at a Command Performance, after which he toured English and German music-halls. After playing in several orchestras he took up film acting in 1931 and synchronised music for various films. In the autumn of that year he formed his tango orchestra, which has had such success over the air.


Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Eugene Pini

: Music While You Work

played by Billy Hardy and his Band


Played By: Billy Hardy

: Star Variety Concert

in aid of an Air-Raid Victims Fund including Tommy Trinder, Albert Sandier, Bud Flanagan, Albert Modley, Les Allen, Granville Brothers and Juanita, Fay Dawn, Teddy Brown, Charlie Kunz
Compered by Carroll Levis
Presented by Victor Smythe
From a Northern theatre


Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Albert Sandier
Unknown: Bud Flanagan
Unknown: Albert Modley
Unknown: Les Allen
Unknown: Fay Dawn
Unknown: Teddy Brown
Unknown: Charlie Kunz
Unknown: Carroll Levis
Presented By: Victor Smythe


C. H. Middleton
It is unusual for C. H. Middleton to give two broadcasts on gardening in one day (he will have given his usual talk in the Home Service at
2.15), but the occasion is an important one, for its purpose is to outline and encourage a movement which has the backing of the military authorities for the growing of vegetables by soldiers stationed in outlying districts.


Unknown: H. Middleton
Unknown: H. Middleton


Renew your acquaintance with some sweethearts of song on records


Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell


Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell


A recorded commentary by Foster Hewitt on last night's ice hockey match at the Maple Leaf Garden, Toronto (in collaboration with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)


Commentary By: Foster Hewitt


with Max Wall , Syd Millward and Ms Nitwits , ' Services ' Spotlight
Compare, Gerry Wilmot
From a dance hall


Unknown: Max Wall
Unknown: Syd Millward
Unknown: Ms Nitwits
Unknown: Gerry Wilmot


Surveying some of the week's news ,as it is seen from London, and including reviews of new films by Lilian Duff


Unknown: Lilian Duff


Community hymn-singing, conducted by Ronald Biggs and the Rev. E. C. A. Kent


Conducted By: Ronald Biggs
Unknown: Rev. E. C. A. Kent


Leslie Mitchell
interviews your favourite stars of stage, screen, and cabaret


Unknown: Leslie Mitchell

: Hi, Gang!

Starring Bebe Daniels, Vic Oliver, Ben Lyon with Jay Wilbur and his Orchestra, the Greene Sisters, and Sam Browne
Additional dialogue by Dick Pepper
Produced by Harry S. Pepper and Douglas Lawrence
(A recording of this programme will be broadcast on Wednesday at 4.15 in the Home and Forces programmes)


Unknown: Bebe Daniels
Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Ben Lyon
Unknown: Jay Wilbur
Unknown: Sam Browne
Dialogue By: Dick Pepper
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper
Produced By: Douglas Lawrence


Among those present will be
Sydney Jerome , Norman Long , Jim Emery , the Three Musketeers, Mario Lorenzi , Randolph Sutton , and Stanelli
Presented by Michael North


Unknown: Sydney Jerome
Unknown: Norman Long
Unknown: Jim Emery
Unknown: Mario Lorenzi
Unknown: Randolph Sutton
Presented By: Michael North


' A very present help in trouble '
20-' The Bread of Life '
Psalms cvii, 1-9 ; St. John vi, 1-14 ;
I hunger and I thirst (S.P. 272) ; St. John vi, 35

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