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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of gramophone records

: Morning Star

Records of Lucienne Boyer, the famous French soprano

: a.m 'ON PARADE I'

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

: Music While You Work

played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom


Played By: Victor Silvester


of Sidney Davey and his Players


Unknown: Sidney Davey


Half-an-hour's swing music on cinema-organ records, arranged by E. C. H. Hine


Arranged By: E. C. H. Hine


(A recording of last night's broadcast)


Raymond Glendenning introduces songs, scenes, and stories of the show business past and present with Peter Yorke and his Concert


Introduces: Raymond Glendenning
Unknown: Peter Yorke


'and his Orchestra Popular medley


Song memories compiled by Mai Jones and Glyn Jones with Elsie Eaves , Frank Davey ,
Bernard Goldstein
At the pianos, Mai Jones and Frank Davison
' Presented by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Mai Jones
Unknown: Glyn Jones
Unknown: Elsie Eaves
Unknown: Frank Davey
Unknown: Bernard Goldstein
Pianos: Mai Jones
Pianos: Frank Davison
Presented By: Glyn Jones

: Music While You Work

played by the BBC Military Band


and his Dance Orchestra


Gerry Wilmot conducts a teaser test for Empire Forces in Britain


Unknown: Gerry Wilmot


Presented by George Carney with gramophone records


Presented By: George Carney


with the Entr'acte Players
Arranged by Sidney Crooke
Conducted by Hugh Shirreff


Arranged By: Sidney Crooke
Conducted By: Hugh Shirreff


A Canadian concoction of marches, songs, and modern hill-billies served Canadian fashion by a bunch of the boys
Here is a show which should get over the atmosphere of Canadian soldiers billeted in this country. Some genuine hill-billy songs will be heard, and the point of the whole thing is that the broadcast will be given by genuine Canadian soldiers in a genuine British billet. It will be topical, jolly, carefree as any sing-song given by the Canadian troops is bound to be.


A play with music (based on the famous ballad)
Radio script by Hugh Douglas Barr
Musical score by Jack Beaver
Produced by Douglas Moodie
BBC Revue Chorus and Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum


Script By: Hugh Douglas Barr
Unknown: Jack Beaver
Produced By: Douglas Moodie
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum

: Terence de Mamey as THE SAINT'

(by permission of Concannen Films, Ltd.) in a new adventure series adapted for broadcasting by James Parish 'from the well-known stories by Leslie Charteris
6-'The Man who liked Ants '
Produced by Peter Creswell


Stories By: Leslie Charteris
Produced By: Peter Creswell


played by Horace Finch at the theatre organ
Horace Finch , well known for his radio organ recitals, received his first appointment at Blackpool as pianist in the Tower Ballroom. When, however, the organ was installed in the Empress Rooms, he successfully applied for the post of solo organist. This was in 1935. From that time to this, he has been a firm favourite with listeners.


Played By: Horace Finch
Unknown: Horace Finch

: Douglas Byng and Dorothy Ward in 'BYNG HO!'

A revue by Loftus Wigram and Douglas Byng with Frederick Gregory , Helen Hill , Graham Payn , Luanne Shaw ,
Guy Verney
The Dance Orchestra directed by Billy Tement
Produced by Reginald Smith


Revue By: Loftus Wigram
Revue By: Douglas Byng
Unknown: Frederick Gregory
Unknown: Helen Hill
Unknown: Graham Payn
Unknown: Luanne Shaw
Unknown: Guy Verney
Directed By: Billy Tement
Produced By: Reginald Smith


Conductor, John Probert


Conductor: John Probert


Famous bands playing popular dance tunes on gramophone records

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