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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of gramophone records

: NEWS

Programme summary

: Morning Star

Records of Heddle Nash, the popular tenor

: ON PARADE I

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

: FOR THE INDIAN FORCES

Varied items specially Resigned for the Indian troops

: INTERMISSION

A programme of novelty numbers and solo pieces by BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader, Frank Cantell
Conductor, Charles Shadwell with Ronnie Hill

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Ronnie Hill

: IRISH RHYTHMS

played by the Irish Rhythm Orchestra with songs by Nan Shaw and Thomas McCauley

Contributors

Songs By: Nan Shaw
Songs By: Thomas McCauley

: Strange to Relate

In which radio brings to life curious events of the past and present

The original 'Strange to Relate', in which music, history, and personalities combined to tell their own anecdotes, was broadcast in April 1936. Letters poured in from listeners, one enthusiast saying: 'Strange to relate, we want more.' The series has never waned in popularity, even surviving the war. It was regularly on the air from September 1939 to February 1940, and the present series has been running since August.
It gives listeners a chance to have some strange incidents in their own lives put on the air, and Mike Meehan is always on the look-out for interesting stories to include.

Contributors

Edited and produced by: C.F. Meehan

: THE WORLD WE'RE FIGHTING FOR

2-Can it find God ?
The Rt. Rev. Monsignor R. A. Knox .

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Monsignor R. A. Knox

: MUSIC-HALL

' Variety is the spice of life '
With old and new favourites and the BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Presented by John Sharman

Contributors

Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Presented By: John Sharman

: FRANK BIFFO

and his Brass Quintet

: Music While You Work

played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Victor Silvester

: THE R.A.F. TAKES THE STAGE

A concert performed and presented by members of a Royal Air Force station at a Northern theatre

: Sandy's Half-Hour for Canada

Another of the popular request programmes for the Services - but, this time, one specially arranged to unite the Canadian Forces with their friends and families at home in the Dominion

Contributors

Presenter: Sandy Macpherson

: 'GRAND HOTEL'

Winter Garden Orchestra under the direction of Tom Jenkins with Olive Groves in a tea-time programme
This should be a popular broadcast with listeners, as two old favourites will be appearing together.
One of the sweetest of radio singers and one of the most popular, Olive Groves made her radio debut in early Savoy Hill days. Prophetically enough, her first show was
Winners. Everything she has had to do with on the air has been a winner ever since.
At sixteen Tom Jenkins got a job in a cinema at Thirsk at £2 10s. a week. After playing in various cinemas he joined the quartet at the Royal Baths, Harrogate; the Hastings Municipal Orchestra; the Celeste Octet; the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne. Such is his brilliant record, and he is only twenty-nine.

Contributors

Musical director: Tom Jenkins
Vocalist: Olive Groves

: 'SWING IT'

Some records of good jazz

: ICE-HOCKEY COMMENTARY FROM CANADA

A commentary by Foster Hewitt on the match between Toronto Maple Leaf and the Chicago Black Hawks at the Maple Leaf Garden, Toronto, recorded last night
(In collaboration with the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation)

Contributors

Commentary By: Foster Hewitt

: 'THE SUNDAY-NIGHTERS'

with Jean Colin , Clifford and Marion, Teddy Foster and his Band, and ' Services ' spotlight
Compere, Gerry Wilmot
From a dance hall

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Colin
Unknown: Teddy Foster
Unknown: Gerry Wilmot

: WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER

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

Contributors

Unknown: Lilian Duff

: SUNDAY HALF-HOUR

Community hymn-singing from a West-Country church, conducted by E. W. Goss and the Rev. Harold J. Rigby

Contributors

Conducted By: E. W. Goss
Unknown: Rev. Harold J. Rigby

: Close-Up

Leslie Mitchell interviews well-known personalities.
Leslie Mitchell, who mastered all the arts of interviewing when he was television announcer, still broadcasts regularly now that he is chiefly concerned with newsreels. The first 'Close-Up' series was one of the most striking successes of the Forces programme when it began earlier in the war.

: HI, GANG ! '

starring
Bebe Daniels , Vie 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)

Contributors

Unknown: Bebe Daniels
Unknown: Vie 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 present will be
Norman Long , Sydney Jerome , Jim Emery , the Three Musketeers, with other guests and Stanelli
Devised and written by Stanelli
Presented by Michael North

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Long
Unknown: Sydney Jerome
Unknown: Jim Emery
Presented By: Michael North

: EPILOGUE

' Thy King cometh'
3-' Prepare ye the way'
Benedictus ; Malachi iii, 1-5 ; On
Jordan's bank (A. and M. 50); Isaiah xl, 3

: GERALDO

and his Orchestra








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