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: Morning Star

Records of Gene Autry , singing cowboy film-star.
A few years ago Gene Autry was an unknown telephonist and signaller on a little wayside railway-station in Texas. He was quickly to become Public Cowboy No. 1, the biggest drawing Western star in England and America. He succeeded to the throne as King of the Cowboys, the proud position once held by Tom Mix, Buck Jones, W. S. Hart, and other old-time Western stars. Autry was born in Tioga, Texas, and was brought up on his father's ranch. The late Will Rogers met him at the little railway-station and told him that a man with his personality was wasted. Autry went to New York and started making records which sold in thousands. He went to Hollywood and got a job in Westerns. Overnight he became a star.

: 'THESE WERE NEW THREE YEARS AGO'

Popular records of January 1939

: 'LET US BE GAY'

Programme of gramophone records

: THOMAS DANDO

at the theatre organ

: ARTIE SHAW

and his Orchestra on gramophone records.

: 5 'SUT HWYL?'

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

Contributors

Unknown: John Griffiths.

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Sidney Davey and his Players
Sidney Davey formed his players essentially for broadcasting. They were first heard on the air three months before war broke out. Davey's idea in forming the combination was to present music of every type in contrast-a typical programme of his being, for instance, 'Song and Dance ', which presented every form of dance music interspersed by ballads.

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney Davey
Unknown: Sidney Davey

: ANNIVERSARIES

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

Contributors

Presented By: Christopher Stone

: BBC REVUE ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Hyam Greenbaum

Contributors

Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum

: KING PINS OF COMEDY

No. 74-jack Radcliffe. Interviewer, Richard North

Contributors

Interviewer: Richard North

: STUDENT SONGS

BBC Men's Chorus, conductor, Leslie Woodgate ' . Victor Harding (baritone). -At the piano, John Wills
Gaudeamus igitur (arr. Woodgate) ; He's a college boy ; The West-End Perk ; Peter Brown ; The Student ; If doughty deeds my lady please ; A Litany of Drinking ; 0 Rogerum ; 0 who will o'er the downs ? ; Man is for the woman made ; Poor Ned ; The Roast Beef of Old England

Contributors

Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Baritone: Victor Harding
Piano: John Wills
Unknown: Peter Brown

: WORKERS' PLAYTIME',

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

: 'GILDING THE LILY'

Orchestral transcriptions on gramophone records

: WELSH VICTORIAN MELODIES

Favourite songs of sixty years ago which were popular at penny-readings, concerts, and in the home, sung by Haydn Adams (tenor), Idris Daniels (baritone). Welsh Light Orchestra, conducted by Idris Lewis. Programme devised by Sam Jones and Idris Lewis

Contributors

Sung By: Haydn Adams
Tenor: Idris Daniels
Conducted By: Idris Lewis.
Unknown: Sam Jones
Unknown: Idris Lewis

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the theatre organ

: R.A.O.C. BLUE ROCKETS DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by Eric Tann

Contributors

Directed By: Eric Tann

: ' THESE YOU HAVE LOVED'—27

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

: ' THE WORLD AT WAR '

Questions on current affairs from men and women in the Forces answered at the microphone by Vernon Bartlett , M.P.

Contributors

Unknown: Vernon Bartlett

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements

: 'JUST JUDY'

with Judy Shirley and Dick Francis. Script by Henrik Ege. At the piano, Ivor Dennis. Produced by Eric Fawcett

Contributors

Unknown: Judy Shirley
Unknown: Dick Francis.
Script By: Henrik Ege.
Piano: Ivor Dennis.
Produced By: Eric Fawcett

: - FOR THE AVERAGE PLAYER'

Golf, simplified by Henry Cotton , with Raymond Glendenning as ' the average player '. Lesson 5 — 'Up to the Pin'

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Cotton
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning

: NEW ZEALAND NEWS-LETTER

Jack McGuire presents the week's news from Home for New Zealanders in this country

Contributors

Unknown: Jack McGuire

: AUSTRALIAN NEWS-LETTER

Weekly summary of Australian news, specially presented for Australians in this country, and read by George Ivan Smith

Contributors

Read By: George Ivan Smith

: 'MAKE AND MEND'—6

Magazine programme devised by Peter Creswell , and presented by him to, for, about (and largely by personnel of) the Royal Navy. Produced by Peter Creswell and Peter Watts.
' We Joined the Navy', by Sub-
Lieutenant Gerald Pawle , R.N.V.R. Part 6.
Mrs. Wilson's Weekly Letter from her son, Stoker (1st class) 'Tug' Wilson, forwarded by Lieutenant Eric D. Todd , R.N.V.R.
Other items selected from the following: 'H.M.S. Incredible' ship's concert, with new material by Writer Russell Marsh ; The ' Briny ' Trust-Cadet Rating J. B. G. Thomas , Leading Writer Roland Blackburn and Petty Officer Writer Robert Burgess attempt to reply to ' What's the Buzz ? ' ; Esmond Knight spins a yarn; Harry Bid-good's ' Squeegee ' Band and Chorus, in original numbers by Signalman Geoffrey Wright and others. Musical supervisor and conductor, Signalman Geoffrey Wright

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Creswell
Produced By: Peter Creswell
Produced By: Peter Watts.
Unknown: Lieutenant Gerald Pawle
Unknown: Eric D. Todd
Unknown: Russell Marsh
Unknown: J. B. G. Thomas
Unknown: Roland Blackburn
Unknown: Robert Burgess
Unknown: Esmond Knight
Unknown: Signalman Geoffrey Wright
Conductor: Signalman Geoffrey Wright

: 'RECORD TIME'

with Roy Rich

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Rich

: CYRIL FLETCHER

in "Odes and Ends'. Fifth of a weekly series, with Betty Astell , Frederick Burtwell , and the Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Tement. Script by Dick Pepper. Produced by Ronald Waldman

Contributors

Unknown: Betty Astell
Unknown: Frederick Burtwell
Conducted By: Billy Tement.
Script By: Dick Pepper.
Duced By: Ronald Waldman

: 'SMILIN' THROUGH'

Musical preview of the film starring Jeanette Macdonald (Special M.G.M. recording)

Contributors

Unknown: Jeanette MacDonald

: FREDERIC CURZON

at the theatre organ








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