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: GREETINGS

to the Irrperial and Allied Forces in Great Britain , followed by ' REVEILLE! '
Cheerful gramophone records

: Morning Star

Records of Grace Moore, screen soprano

: 'THESE WERE NEW SEVEN YEARS AGO'

Popular records of January 1935

: MOVIE MAGAZINE'

Records of tunes from the talkies past, present, and future. News and gossip' from the film studios. Arranged and presented by Charles Maxwell

Contributors

Presented By: Charles Maxwell

: " JAMES BELL

at the theatre organ

: BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Richard Crean

Contributors

Conductor: Richard Crean

: The Plums: 1

Recording of last Thursday's broadcast

: Music While You Work

Blackball Colliery Band. Conductor, Wilfred Dawson

Contributors

Conductor: Wilfred Dawson

: ANNIVERSARIES

Presented by Christopher Stone and S. P. B. Mais

Contributors

Presented By: Christopher Stone

: CASINO ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: MELVILLE CHRISTIE'S DANCE BAND

from a ballroom in the West

: Workers' Playtime

Lunch-time entertainment for factory workers, relayed from a factory somewhere in Britain

: ' NORTHERN STARS'

Mixed grill of artists from Lancashire and Yorkshire on records, arranged and presented by Wilfred Pickles and Sam Hartley

Contributors

Presented By: Wilfred Pickles
Presented By: Sam Hartley

: 'THAT CERTAIN TUNE '

and the scene it might suggest. Pictured by Ernest Dudley

Contributors

Unknown: Ernest Dudley

: 'THE SILVER SPORRAN'

The first Saturday after the New Year finds the Silver Sporran crowded with amusing people. Dancing is in progress to the Scottish Variety Orchestra, conducted by Ronnie Munro. Master of Ceremonies, Tom Dawson

Contributors

Conducted By: Ronnie Munro.
Unknown: Tom Dawson

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the theatre organ

: Music While You Work

Jack White 's Band under the direction of Jack Lennox

Contributors

Unknown: Jack White
Unknown: Jack Lennox

: ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL

Commentary during the second half of one of the important games of the day

: ' OUT WHERE THE WEST BEGINS '

Tour of the gen-u-ine Wild West, conducted by Roy Plomley. Record programme written and arranged by G. F. Gray Clarke

Contributors

Conducted By: Roy Plomley.

: 'SOUTH OF THE BORDER'

Devised by Dorothe Morrow , with the Three in Harmony and the Rancheros. Musical arrangements by Don Felipe. Presented by Norah Neale

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothe Morrow
Arrangements By: Don Felipe.
Presented By: Norah Neale

: 'RADIO GAZETTE'

Recorded review of this week's events at home and abroad. Produced by the BBC Recorded Programmes Department

: ' FOR MEN OF THE MERCHANT NAVY'

First of a new weekly series for the Merchant Navy. Specially built for world-wide broadcast to link together the Merchant Navy men wherever they may be. Cheerful music, with Merchant Navy news and personalities. Presented by Howard Thomas

Contributors

Presented By: Howard Thomas

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements

: ' THE WHOOPEE CLUB 1

Radio ' jollificasion '. Billy Cotton and his Band, with Alan Breeze and Dolly Elsie. The Green Sisters. Chapter I of ' Jazz Novelette ': serial story in song featuring Helen Clare and Bernard Hunter. Devised, produced, and compered by Philip Brown
This evening the Whoopee Club opens its doors for the first time to members. All yor have to do to become one is to own a radio receiver and pay your licence. And the Club, it is rumoured, has a magical detector to find out if you have not paid your licence !
Each week Philip Brown will feature a different band at the Club, complete with vocalists and visiting artists. A regular attraction will be ' Jazz Novelette ', a serial story told in song, which will include dance tunes old and new. Philip Brown has written ' Jazz Novelette ', and has arranged to stop each week at some enthralling moment. Bernard Hunter and Helen Clare are to be hero and heroine of thrs romantic tale.
Eddie Lisbona has written the Club's new and very special signature tune.

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Cotton
Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Dolly Elsie.
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Bernard Hunter.
Unknown: Philip Brown
Unknown: Philip Brown
Unknown: Philip Brown
Unknown: Bernard Hunter
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Eddie Lisbona

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Meet Helen Clare, wartime BBC star 31 October 2016

: ORCHESTRAL HALF-HOUR

Favourite pieces from the repertoire of the BBC Scottish Orchestra. Conductor, Ian Whyte

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Whyte

: Irish Half-Hour: 8

with Jimmy O'Dea and Barbara Mullen
Programme specially recorded for Irish men and women in the Forces. Compere, Joe Linnane. Singer, John Lynskey. Writer, Harry O'Donovan. BBC Revue Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum.
By this time many listeners have made a point of tuning in to "Irish Half-Hour" every week, and Jimmy O'Dea and Barbara Mullen, who are in the show every other week, are becoming old microphone friends to thousands.
Jimmy O'Dea is Ireland's No. 1 comedian. He has been broadcasting for years. Harry Donovan, who writes all his scripts, has been his partner for fifteen years, 'with no contract other than a handshake'. In the right mood Jimmy, with his attractive brogue, will talk for hours about his early days on the stage. He has the gift, possessed by only, a few, of changing laughter to a lump in the throat with the slightest gesture or grimace
Barbara Mullen was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and although her parents were natives of the Isle of Aran, she first saw the island when she was sixteen. She stayed there for two years and came to London at eighteen to study as an actress. The name part in "Jeannie" at Wyndham's in 1940 won for her the recognition she deserves.

Contributors

Comedian: Jimmy O'Dea
Actress: Barbara Mullen
Compere: Joe Linnane
Singer: John Lynskey
Writer: Harry O'Donovan
Musicians/singers: BBC Revue Orchestra and Chorus
Conducted by: Hyam Greenbaum
Presented by: Pat Hillyard
Presented by: Francis Worsley

: 'CONVERSATION PIECE'

Programme of gramophone records

: 'TAXI'

Another episode in the thrilling adventures of a London taxi-driver, by Cyril Campion , with Jerry Verno as Shorty, the driver Produced by Jacques Brown

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Campion
Unknown: Jerry Verno
Produced By: Jacques Brown

: GREETINGS

to the Imperial and Allied Forces in Great Britain , followed by ' DANCING TIME 1
Famous bands playing popular dance music on gramophone records








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