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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of gramophone records

: Morning Star

Records of Jack Hulbert, the stage and screen star

: 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

: For the Indian Forces

Varied items specially designed for the Indian troops

: Christopher Stone

reminds us of today's anniversaries

: Harry Engleman Qunitet

Selection: The Desert Song Romberg
Harry Engleman began his professional career on his fourteenth birthday in his father's orchestra. He played at various Birmingham cinemas, and since then has played as pianist with the Aston Hippodrome Orchestra and at other theatres. He has broadcast frequently since 1931, when he first appeared with some of his own compositions in the Children's Hour. His compositions include piano solos and song waltzes, the most popular being 'Fingerprints' and 'Snakes and ladders'.


Musicians: Harry Engleman Quintet

: Argentina

Typical Argentine airs played on the Spanish guitar. A gramophone programme arranged by A.P. Sharpe


Programme arranged by: A.P. Sharpe

: A dance orchestra of the Royal Air Force

(by permission of the Air Council)
Compere, David Miller


Compere: David Miller

: Music-Hall

(A recording of last night's broadcast)
Morgan and Hadley
Alice Delysia
Stainless Stephen
The Western Brothers (Kenneth and George)
Renee Houston and Donald Stewart
Issy Bonn
BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Compere, Lionel Gamlin
Presented by John Sharman


Unknown: Renee Houston
Unknown: Donald Stewart
Unknown: Issy Bonn
Unknown: Lionel Gamlin
Presented By: John Sharman


with Jack Barty , Caryll and Mundy, Harry Fryer and his Orchestra with Ann Trevor and George Latter
From a cinema


Unknown: Jack Barty
Unknown: Harry Fryer
Unknown: Ann Trevor


1—'Man against man '
Rev. G. L. Russell


Unknown: Rev. G. L. Russell

: Music While You Work

played by Billy Hardy and his Band


Musicians: Billy Hardy and his Band


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


For members of H.M. Forces
(with their sweethearts and wives) given by BBC Variety Orchestra Leader, Frank Cantell with Dorothy Carless , Ronnie Hill ,
George James
Arranged and conducted by Charles Shadwell
From a West-Country hall


Leader: Frank Cantell
Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Ronnie Hill
Unknown: George James
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell

: Geraldo and his Orchestra

with Dorothy Carless, Len Camber, and Jackie Hunter


Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Len Camber
Unknown: Jackie Hunter


A commentary by Foster Hewitt on the match between Toronto Maple Leaf and Detroit Red Wings at the Maple Leaf Garden, Toronto, recorded last night
(In collaboration with the CBC)


Commentary By: Foster Hewitt


with Adelaide Hall, Arthur Riscoe , Debroy Somers and his Band, and Services
Compere, Gerry Wilmot
From a dance hall


Unknown: Arthur Riscoe
Unknown: Debroy Somers
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


Community hymn-singing from an R.A.F. station in Northern Ireland, conducted by Charles J. Brennan and the Rev. W. Woosnam Jones ,
Chaplain, R.A.F.


Conducted By: Charles J. Brennan
Unknown: Rev. W. Woosnam Jones


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
(A recording of this programme will be broadcast on Wednesday at 4.15 in the Home and Forces programmes)


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


A step further with the same passengers accompanied as usual by Elsie Carlisle and the Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Ternent
Produced by Michael North


Unknown: Elsie Carlisle
Conducted By: Billy Ternent
Produced By: Michael North


' The light of the world '
Psalm xcvii ; St. Matthew ii, 1-11 ;
As with gladness (A. and M. 79) ; St. John viii, 12


at the theatre organ
Regal ' war-fare'

: Dancing Time

dance to Count Basie and his Orchestra on gramophone records

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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