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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of gramophone records

: Morning Star

Records of Pat Kirkwood in song, from her stage successes.

: On Parade!

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

: News followed by Programme Parade

Details of some of today's broadcasts

: Music While You Work

played by Sidney Davey and his Players


Played By: Sidney Davey

: Time for Music

with Helen Hill and Jan van der Gucht accompanied by Jack Ciarke and Michael North presented by Michael North
(Helen Hill broadcasting by courtesy the 'Fol-de-Rols')


Unknown: Helen Hill
Unknown: Jan van Der Gucht
Accompanied By: Jack Ciarke
Accompanied By: Michael North
Presented By: Michael North
Presented By: Helen Hill


at the theatre organ
Favourites old and new

: Break for Music

An ENSA concert for war-workers with Hellen McKay, Bunny Doyle, Arthur Salisbury and the Savoy Hotel Orchestra with Victor Lyndon


Unknown: Hellen McKay
Unknown: Bunny Doyle
Unknown: Arthur Salisbury
Unknown: Victor Lyndon

: War Commentary

A recording of last night's broadcast by Major General R.J. Collins, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.


Speaker: General R. J. Collins

: Henry Hall

and his Orchestra

: Let's Go to the Holborn

This series takes you to this famous music-hall where, from 1930-1940, the musical director was Sydney Kaplan who will talk about, and play records of, some of the hundreds of well-known artists who have appeared there

: Exchange is No Robbery

A short story by Jefferson Farjeon , read by Carleton Hobbs


Story By: Jefferson Farjeon
Read By: Carleton Hobbs

: Music While You Work

played by Billy Mayerl and his Band


Musicians: Billy Mayerl and his Band


Teams of Canadian soldiers, sailors, and airmen in a ' quiz' competition conducted by Gerry Wilmot


Conducted By: Gerry Wilmot

: Good Pull Up for Cyclists

The Wobbleton Wheelers take their sixth run
Pumps, bells, and spanners by the BBC Revue Orchestra
Hon. Sec., Ernest Longstaffe


Unknown: Ernest Longstase
Major Pumn (heavy roadster): Bobbie Comber
Clarry (light sports) Clarence Wright Betty (featherweight): Betty Huntley-Whght
Sophie Spoonbrake (second-hand bargain): Gwen Lewis
'Arry (drop 'andles): John Rorke
Tom (any-oM-iron ?): Tommy Brandon

: Dennis Noble Presents

another programme of gramophone records

: Sandy Calling

A programme of requests specially designed to unite listeners at home with their relatives and friends serving with the Forces in the Near Bast and presented by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ


Presented by: Sandy MacPherson


followed by National and Regional announcements

: The Crowd Roared: 21: Cricket

Famous sporting occasions recalled
The M.C.C. Australian Tour, 1928-9 Memories revived by the England captain, A. P. F. Chapman

: Variety

from a theatre in the West of Scotland

: Radio Rhythm Club

presents Harry Parry and his Radio Rhythm Club Sextet

: Aircraftman Smith Entertains

with 'The Aero Follies'
A Royal Air Force concert party stationed somewhere in the North

: Nothing Ever Happens

Episode 4 of a new series written for broadcasting by Mabel Constanduros and Howard Agg
[Starring] Mabel Constanduros and Richard Goolden as Mr. and Mrs. Sparkes


Writer: Mabel Constanduros
Writer: Howard Agg
Producer: Mary Allen
Mrs Sparkes: Mabel Constanduros
Mr Sparkes: Richard Goolden

: Tommy Handley in 'It's That Sand Again'

A seaside showdown with Jack Train, Sydney Keith, Paula Green, Kay Cavendish,
Fred Yule, Dorothy Summers, Horace Percival, Clarence Wright
Written by Ted Kavanagh
BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Produced by Francis Worsley


Comedian: Tommy Handley
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Sydney Keith
Unknown: Paula Green
Unknown: Kay Cavendish
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Dorothy Summers
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Written By: Ted Kavanagh
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Produced By: Francis Worsley

: Pontypridd and District POWELL DUFFRYM MALE CHOIR

Conductor, Gwilym T. Jones


Conductor: Gwilym T. Jones

: Moods Modernistic

A programme of music for moderns featuring Jack Payne with his Orchestra
Compere, David Miller


Unknown: Jack Payne

: Dancing Time

Famous bands playing popular dance music on gramophone records

: Rudy Lewis

at the theatre organ

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