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: Reveille!

A cheerful selection of gramophone records

: Bing Time

A weekly ration of records made by America's Crooner Number One


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

: NEWS Programme Parade

Details of some of today's broadcasts


Darnau difyr at y bore
Sef, pennill ac englyn a chan, gydag ambell stori ddigrif
Y rhaglen dan ofal John Griffiths
(A Welsh light programme)


Unknown: John Griffiths

: Music While You Work

played by the Scottish Variety Orchestra, directed by Ronnie Munro


Directed By: Ronnie Munro


at the theatre organ


Easy, breezy tunes on gramophone records


and his Orchestra

: Monday Night at Eight

(A recording of last night's broadcast)
Time Signal, Greenwich, at 2.0


and his Orchestra with Renée Barr

: Music While You Work

played by Reg Pursglove and his Orchestra


Played By: Reg Pursglove


and his Banjoliers with Isabelita Alonso


Unknown: Isabelita Alonso

: Radio Reconnaissance

Talks for the Armed Forces on current affairs


with the Futurists Quartet :
Reginald Williams (piano)
Percy Waterhouse (clarinet)
Reg. Bishop (guitar)
Roy Richards (drums) and Doreen Villiers
Presented by Leslie Bridgmont


Guitar: Roy Richards
Guitar: Doreen Villiers
Presented By: Leslie Bridgmont


Doris Arnold brings you the first of a new series of her programmes of gramophone records, featuring ' classic ' songs and melodies that you know and love
With the exception of one or ;v;o broadcasts in ' Ack-Ack, Beer-Beer ', it is over a year since Doris Arnold has broadcast ' These You Have Loved '. Long before the war, this series had established itself as one of the most popular in the whole of broadcasting, and every week Doris would be deluged .with letters of request from all over the country.
Now, she brings this lovable series back to the microphone again, though for its new run ' These You Have Loved ' will not be a request programme. Doris feels, and her listeners will probably agree, that she can be trusted to compile the sort of programme that everybody likes. As before, her choice will cover old favourites of every kind, from dance music to opera, from symphony to swing, from straight song to violin solo.


Unknown: Doris Arnold
Unknown: Doris Arnold


followed by National and Regional announcements


at the theatre organ


Expert advice on popular games
4-Lawn Tennis
Simplified by H. Ingram Cakcr , wjth Freddy Grisewood , and Raymond Glendcnning as ' the average player '
Lesson III—Net play, the volley, and the chop


Unknown: H. Ingram Cakcr
Unknown: Freddy Grisewood
Unknown: Raymond Glendcnning


A weekly summary of Australian news, specially presented for Australians in this country and read by Colin Wills


Read By: Colin Wills


with Bertha Willmott
Radio's own chorus singer
Stainless Stephen G. H. Elliott
The chocolate-coloured coon
Billy Danvers
Sam Rogers and his Orchestra
Compere, Philip Slessor
Presented by John Sharman


Unknown: G. H. Elliott
Unknown: Billy Danvers
Unknown: Sam Rogers
Unknown: Philip Slessor
Presented By: John Sharman


and his Concert Orchestra
From 1927 to 1931 Peter Yorke , whose concert orchestra is the band of the week, was Jack Hylton 's pianist and arranger, and then he launched out as an arranger on' his own. In 1935 he formed his own band, which was given a first broadcast by Eric Maschwitz in a ' BandBox ' programme. This led to the series ' Sweet and Lovely ' — series which ran on from 1935 until the outbreak of war and made Peter Yorke 's name, and incidentally, gave him his signature tune.
He formed his concert orchestra in 1938 and played for the 'Theatreland ' broadcasts-some forty in all. During this week he will provide a pot-pourri of music from Gilbert and Sullivan to hot music, specially arranged. He is shortly to go into the R.A.F.


Unknown: Peter Yorke
Unknown: Jack Hylton
Unknown: Eric Maschwitz
Unknown: Peter Yorke


Sarah Churchill and Vic Olivet with A famous ' guess ' star
' The private life of Vic Oliver '
and ' London sings'
Jay Wilbur and his Orchestra
Produced by Ronald Waldman


Unknown: Sarah Churchill
Unknown: Vic Olivet
Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Jay Wilbur
Produced By: Ronald Waldman

: Lawrence Wright's 1941 ' ON WITH THE SHOW!'

with Tessa Deane
Dave Morris
Sidney Burchall
Norman Thomas Trio
Beryl Reid
Don Phillipe and Marta Terry's Famous Juveniles
(Bebe Terry and Dorothy Williams )
Gertrude Ainsworth 's Festival
Bram Martin and his Band
Devised by Lawrence Wright Staged by Walter M. Morris
From a Northern seaside resort


Unknown: Tessa Deane
Unknown: Dave Morris
Unknown: Sidney Burchall
Unknown: Norman Thomas Trio
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Don Phillipe
Unknown: Bebe Terry
Unknown: Dorothy Williams
Unknown: Gertrude Ainsworth
Dancers: Bram Martin
Unknown: Lawrence Wright
Unknown: Walter M. Morris

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