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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


Darnau difyr at y bore
Set, 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 Billy Mayerl and his Grosvenor House Orchestra


Played By: Billy Mayerl


at the theatre organ August song hits


A record variety of stage, screen, and radio stars


A lunch-time concert presented to their fellow workers by members of the staff of a munition works somewhere in England
Arranged and presented by Victor Smythe


Presented By: Victor Smythe

: Monday Night at Eight

(A recording of last night's broadcast)


and his Orchestra with Esther Coleman and Cavan O'Connor


Unknown: Esther Coleman
Unknown: Cavan O'Connor

: Music While You Work

played by Harold Smart at the theatre organ


Played By: Harold Smart

: Radio Reconnaissance

Reports for the Armed Forces on the world at war—the where, how, and why of the fighting; people and countries in the news


Doris Arnold brings you some more gramophone records of ' classic' songs and melodies that you know and love


followed by National and Regional announcements


at the theatre organ
Second medley of popular waltzes
Although only twenty-eight, Aircraftman John Madin has had twelve years of cinema experience, beginning as an orchestral accompanist in the days of silent films.
He was acting as deputy organist at Chesterfield Parish Church when only fifteen years old, and later became interested in the cinema organ, studying the technique of this instrument. At the same time he studied straight organ playing under G. D. Cunningham. Madin has had experience of all types of organs, from the village church harmonium to the mighty organ of the Albert Hall.


Unknown: John Madin
Unknown: G. D. Cunningham.

: For the Average Player: No.5: Association Football

Expert advice on popular games
Simplified by F. N. S. Creek with Sergeant-Instructor Maurice Edclston, Raymond Glendenning, and some Tottenham Hotspur junior players
Lesson 1-Training and getting ready for the season
This is the first of a series of several broadcasts in which F. N. S. Creek will lead the enthusiastic amateur footballer through the intricacies of the game. Creek is one of the most brilliant amateur footballers this country has ever produced, and is indeed one of the few living at present to have reached the international class. He is official iecturer to the Football Association coaches.
Football is very much in the air at the moment, and with the new season getting into its stride the BBC intends, as from Saturday, to give as much programme time as possible to commentaries on important matches.


Unknown: F. N. S. Creek


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


Read By: Colin Wills


with Jack Warman
Vincent Tildesley 's Melody Maids
Arthur Prince and ' Jim '
Elsie and Doris Waters
BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Compere, Philip Slessor
Presented by John Sharman


Unknown: Jack Warman
Unknown: Vincent Tildesley
Unknown: Philip Slessor
Presented By: John Sharman


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


George Beggs sings some of Percy French's famous Irish songs


Unknown: George Beggs


of the Salvation Army Assurance
Conducted by Major Walter J. Ward


Conducted By: Major Walter J. Ward

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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.

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