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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of gramophone records

: Morning Star

Records of the Four Aces, Britain's 'human orchestra'

: ' ON PARADE !'

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

: Music While You Work

played by Frederic Curzon at the theatre organ


Played By: Frederic Curzon


Dance music and songs for the housewife on gramophone records


with Musical Rendezvous
A programme of popular concert music featuring the tenor voice of Joseph Victor Laderaute


Unknown: Joseph Victor Laderaute


played by John Amadio John Amadio was bom in Wellington, New Zealand, where, at the age of twelve, he played a flute concerto with the city's orchestral society. Three years later he toured Australia as principal flautist of the Italian Grand Opera Company, and he has since toured with many celebrities.


Played By: John Amadio
Unknown: John Amadio


An ENSA concert for munition workers, with Carl Carlisle , Jack and Eddie Eden , and Harry Fryer and his Orchestra


Unknown: Carl Carlisle
Unknown: Eddie Eden
Unknown: Harry Fryer


Melodies of Schubert played by the Tudor Sextet

: Students' Songs

Male Voice Chorus
Conducted by Kemlo Stephen
At the piano, Ian Whyte


Conducted By: Kemlo Stephen
Piano: Ian Whyte

: Music While You Work

to records of Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra


Unknown: Tommy Dorsey

: Band of the 5th INFANTRY BRIGADE

New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Conducted by Lieut. C. C. E. Miller


Housewives versus cookery experts
Presented by Wilfred Pickles
Here is a game with a topical flavour, as enlightening as it should be entertaining. As there will be housewives in the team of experts, and experts in the team of housewives, it should be closely contested. The experts will be: the organiser of Domestic Science for the Manchester Education Department ; a member of the staff of the College of Domestic Economy ; a member of the women's Gas Council of the Manchester Corporation Gas Department ; and her opposite number in their Electricity Department. The housewives are all in practice in Manchester and district.


Presented By: Wilfred Pickles


with the BBC Theatre Chorus
Conducted by Charles Groves
Donald Edge at the piano


Conducted By: Charles Groves
Conducted By: Donald Edge


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

: Britain and its Music

Northern Ireland
Presented by Charles J. Brennan , Mus.Bac.
Ulster Amateur Flute Band
George Beggs (baritone)
Philip Martin (Uillean pipes) Ormiston Mixed Voice Choir


Presented By: Charles J. Brennan
Baritone: Philip Martin


A programme of requests designed to unite members of the Forces with their relatives and friends at home

: Jack Buchanan in 'TONI'

A farcical musical comedy


presents the story of Bill Coleman , the coloured trumpeter, told by James Holloway and illustrated by gramophone records


Unknown: Bill Coleman
Told By: James Holloway


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


A miscellaneous music-hall bill


Directed by Edgar Hawke


Directed By: Edgar Hawke

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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.

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