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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of gramophone records

: Morning Star

Records of Richard Tauber

: On Parade!

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.

: For the Indian Forces

Varied items specially designed for the Indian troops

: The story of The Andrews Sisters

Told by Alan Keith and illustrated by gramophone records


Told By: Alan Keith

: Harry Fryer and his Orchestra

Musical-comedy foxtrot, No. 1
Harry Fryer joined the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation eighteen years ago, and stayed with them for twelve and a half years, ending up in the position of musical director at the Tivoli cinema ,in the Strand.
Later he succeeded Louis Levy at the Shepherd's Bush Pavilion, and after touring various paramount theatres he went to the Chiswick Empire some three years ago.


Musicians: Harry Fryer and his Orchestra


6—'The new leader '
A talk by Jack Winslow


Talk By: Jack Winslow

: Garrison Theatre

(A recording of last night's broadcast)
Devised by Charles Shadwell and Harry S. Pepper
Jack ('blue-pencil') Warner will be there, and his 'littel gel', Joan Winters
Garrison Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Lieutenant Charles Shadwell (late of the West Yorkshire Regiment)
Produced by Harry S. Pepper


Unknown: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Harry S. Pepper
Unknown: Lieutenant Charles Shadwell
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper


Most songs are written on the familiar theme of love, but many are written about life-work, play, snobs, and the business of earning a living. This afternoon you will hear some of these songs sung on gramophone records
Presented by Leslie Perowne


Presented By: Leslie Perowne

: Music While You Work

played by Teddy Foster and his Band


Played By: Teddy Foster


with Will Kings
Margaret Eaves
Trefor Jones
Alice Delysia
Tommy Handley
Flotsam and Jetsam and the Royal Berkshire Regimental
Band. from a cinema, ' somewhere in England'


Unknown: Margaret Eaves
Unknown: Trefor Jones
Unknown: Alice Delysia
Unknown: Tommy Handley

: DON FELIPE and the Cuban Caballeros

with Helen Clare
Presented by Hugh Shirreff


Unknown: Helen Clare
Presented By: Hugh Shirreff


at the theatre organ
New revivals
Melodies of the moment Favourites old and new


A parlour game compiled and presented by Neil Munro , with personnel of the American Ambulance, Great Britain, on active service in England versus convalescent soldiers, broadcast from a convalescent hospital 'somewhere in England ', with Lionel Gamlin as Master of Ceremonies


Unknown: Neil Munro
Unknown: Lionel Gamlin


A commentary by Foster Hewitt on the match between Toronto Maple Leaf and the New Yerk Americans at the Maple Leaf Garden, Toronto, recorded last night
(in collaboration with the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation)


Commentary By: Foster Hewitt


with Elizabeth Welch , Murray and Mponey, Harry Leader and his Band,
' Services' spotlight
Compere, Gerry Wilmot
From a dance hall


Unknown: Elizabeth Welch
Unknown: Harry Leader
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


from a West Riding town
Community hymn-singing led by the Huddersfield Glee and Madrigal Society, followed by a short service and address by Canon A. L. Leeper


Unknown: Canon A. L. Leeper


Leslie Mitchell
interviews well-known personalities


Unknown: Leslie Mitchell

: 'HI, GANG!'

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

: Stanelli's Bachelor Party

Among those presept will be Sydney Jerome, Norman Long, Jim Emery, the Three Musketeers, Hutch (Leslie A. Hutchinson ), Mario (harp) Lorenzi, and Stanelli
Devised and written by Stanelli
Presented by Michael North
The first broadcast of this perennial favourite, which has even survived the war. was given in July, five years ago. They ran for three years on the halls - Stanelli, Norman Long ('Old Teeth and Trousers'), and 'Jim Emery' (Jack Wynne) never missing a performance. Of those broadcasting today, Sidney Jerome has been pianist at every radio show.
Now with the addition of Hutch, Mario (harp) Lorenzi, and the Three Musketeers, these wartime Bachelors of Stanelli's go merrily on.


Unknown: Sydney Jerome
Unknown: Norman Long
Unknown: Jim Emery
Unknown: Leslie A. Hutchinson
Presented By: Michael North
Unknown: Norman Long
Unknown: Jim Emery
Unknown: Jack Wynne
Unknown: Sidney Jerome


Advent Sunday
' Thy King cometh'
I-The judge of all the earth
Psalm xcvi ; from Isaiah 11 ; Judge eternal (S.P. 552) ; Psaim lxxxii, v. 8

: Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra

Conductor, William Pethers


Conductor: William Pethers

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