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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of gramophone records

: Morning Star

Records of Arthur Young at the Novachord.

: ' ON PARADE ! '

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

: Music While You Work

played by Robin Richmond at the theatre organ


Played By: Robin Richmond


A selection of records . taken at random from the rack

: DON FELIPE and the Cuban Caballeros

with Dorothe Morrow
Presented by Hugh Shirreff


Unknown: Dorothe Morrow
Presented By: Hugh Shirreff

: Phil Park

at the theatre organ
'The Phil Park Parade'


Organist: Phil Park


A lunch-time concert presented to their fellow-workers by members of the staff of a large munition works
'somewhere in England'
Arranged and presented by Victor Smythe


Presented By: Victor Smythe


The second of a new series of concerts given by request of the Canadian Active Service Force in Great Britain

: Brighouse and Rastrick Band

Conductor, Fred Berry
Overture: The Bohemian Girl (Balfe)
Waltz: Nights of Gladness (Ancliffe)
Selection : The Belle of New York (Kerker)


Conductor: Fred Berry


and his Orchestra

: Music While You Work

played by Joseph Lewis and his Orchestra


Played By: Joseph Lewis


played by Jack Wilson


Played By: Jack Wilson


Leaves from a family portrait album
A gramophone fantasy devised by G. F. Gray Clarke
Related by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: G. F. Gray Clarke
Unknown: Charles Maxwell

: 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


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


and his Orchestra

: Britain and its Music: Wales

Devised by Idris Lewis with the Aberystwyth Madrigal Singers
Conductor, Charles Clements
Aberystwyth University College Quartet, and W.R. Allen (baritone)
Presented by Principal Ifor L. Evans
The folk songs of Wales characteristically express the Welshman's love of his native land, and his love of nature. There are also charming examples of Cerddi Serch (love songs). These traditional songs owe their survival in a great measure to the Welsh harpers who used to wander all over the country in the last century playing and singing them.
During recent years the Welsh Folk Song Society has done valuable work in discovering and reviving many of these tunes, which were in danger of being forgotten.


Devised by: Idris Lewis
Conductor: Charles Clements
Musicians: Aberystwyth University College Quartet
Baritone: W. R. Allen
Presenter: Ifor L. Evans


Admiral Sir Edward R. G. R. Evans , K.C.B., D.S.O., LL.D. ('Evans of the Broke'), Regional Commissioner for London Civil Defence, will introduce a special ENSA concert in a public shelter somewhere in London with George Formby and Geraldo and his Orchestra


Unknown: Edward R. G. R. Evans
Unknown: George Formby


Some favourites played by the BBC Northern Orchestra and two pianos
(Violet Carson and Edith Roscoe )
Conductor, Gideon Fagan


Conductor: Edith Roscoe
Conductor: Gideon Fagan

: Sports News From Canada

A weekly summary by the Canadian Press, specially prepared for Canadians overseas and read by Gerry Wilmot
(In collaboration with the CBC and the Canadian Press)


Read By: Gerry Wilmot


at the theatre organ
Do-you-remember tunes
Selection of Ray Noble's music


Bill and Bob talk to some friends from Nigeria by Elspeth Huxley and Spike Hughes , with John Glyn-Jones as Bill, and Rollo Gamble as Bob
Last week, as listeners know, Bill and Bob began meeting people from
Africa. This week it is the turn of Nigeria. During the next few broadcasts they are hoping to find out quite a lot about our colonies in that continent.


Unknown: Elspeth Huxley
Unknown: Spike Hughes
Unknown: John Glyn-Jones
Unknown: Rollo Gamble


A weekly series devised by Ted Kavanagh and Michael North with Dick Francis
Sonnie Hale
Patricia Leonard
Ralph de Rohan
Helen Clare
Jacques Brown
' Show piece '
' Melody special'
' The clubmen ' *
BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Script by Ted Kavanagh
Produced by Vernon Harris


Unknown: Ted Kavanagh
Unknown: Michael North
Unknown: Dick Francis
Unknown: Sonnie Hale
Unknown: Patricia Leonard
Unknown: Ralph de Rohan
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Jacques Brown
Script By: Ted Kavanagh
Produced By: Vernon Harris


A programme of listeners' requests presented by R. E. Kingsley and played by the BBC Military Band, conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell


Presented By: R. E. Kingsley
Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell


A quarter-of-an-hour of familiar music and a reading

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