Cheerful gramophone records
Popular records of January 1937
Records taken at random from the rack
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater
with Judy Shirley and Dick Francis. Script by Henrik Ege. At the piano, Ivor Dennis. Produced by Eric Fawcett
Harry M. Millen at the theatre organ
Presented by Christopher Stone and S. P. B. Mais
with Esme Marshall
Today is offered a gramophone programme of music from America
Jimmy Jewell and Ben Warriss ('Carry on 'Arry') head the bill in studio Variety, with the Scottish Variety Orchestra, conducted by Ronnie Munro. Presented by Tom Dawson
Recording of last night's broadcast
Conducted by Wing Commander R. P. O'Donnell , M.V.O., Director of Music, Royal Air Force
Commander R. P.
Percival Mackey and his Orchestra
Excerpt from Emile Littler's 'Cinderella', with Ted Ray as 'Buttons'. From a Midland theatre
Broadcasts for the Forces on the world at war. News from the battle-fronts : first-hand accounts of fighting under modern conditions
Tom Quill v. Harry Pack : commentary by Raymond Glendenning and W. Barrington Dalby on the six-round heavyweight contest from the London Fire Force Tournament
Robert Easton was born in Sunderland and joined a church choir. at the, age of six. He served in the last war, and on demobilisation studied singing under Plunkett Greene and Dawson Freer. Since that time he has come to the fore as a solo singer, having sung at all the great festivals and with the leading choral societies as well as appearing during the opera season at Covent Garden.
Thursday edition of the special BBC radio magazine for men and girls in Anti-Aircraft and Balloon Barrage units. Music and entertainment from a Heavy Ack-Ack Training Regiment in the West of England, presented by Hamilton Kennedy. Other items are interest, gossip, and special features. Editor, Bill Mac Lurg
National and Regional announcements
The lovable North-Country family in a weekly series, with Wylie Watson as Mr. Plum, Beatrice Varley as Mrs. Plum, Clifford Bean as Uncle Ed, and Gabrielle Daye as Ruby the maid.
Ruby the maid:
Written and produced by:
From the original idea by:
Favourite pieces from the repertoire of the BBC Northern Orchestra, conducted by Gideon Fagan
Representatives of the Navy, the Army, and the Air Force, describe some of the superstitions of the three Services
In spite of our vaunted progress, most of us are inclined to harbour some kind of superstition. Nearly every profession has its pet form of irrational belief. For instance, the actor's fear of whistling in the dressing-room at the theatre is well known. The Navy, the- Army, and the Air Force have many superstitions and this evening's programme will throw an interesting light on some of the most curious.
Variety from a Northern theatre
Vic Oliver discusses with Roy Plomley the eight records he would choose if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island with a gramophone for his entertainment.
The old question as to which few books you would select for company off a desert island has been thoroughly thrashed out. Now given those necessities of an unbreakable gramophone and an endless supply of needles, the problem of musical diversion is to be discussed. Certainly the problem is not an easy one, and only the very greatest music of its type can stand the test of time and repetition.
In the weeks ahead numbers of famous folk will play you their idea of what records will stand these tests. James Agate, dramatic critic, comes next week to be followed the week after by one who should speak with authority on desert islands â€” Commander A. B. Campbell.
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with some of the Royal Artillery, somewhere in England. The accompaniment is provided by the Royal Artillery Band (Woolwich). Conductor, Lieut. 0. W. Geary , M.B.E. At the piano, John Wills. Henry Cummings leads the songs and the programme is conducted by Leslie Woodgate
' Some thoughts about courage ' : by Patric Curwen
Master of Ceremonies, Clay Keyes. Richard Goolden as Old Ebenezer, with Gladys Keyes as Martha. The musical newsreel.' This week's famous visitors, Forsythe, Seamon, and Farrell. ' Can you beat the band ? '. Town Hall Orchestra, under the direction of Billy Tement. Weekly meetings organised by Gladys and Clay Keyes , and presented by Eric Spear
and his Orchestra, with Dorothy Carless , Len Camber , and George Evans
at the theatre organ, in a programme of ' Tunes I have promised '
Reginald Dixon , now an aircraftman in the R.A.F., began his career as church organist at the Birley Carr parish church, near Sheffield, went to Chesterfield as a pianist, and on to Sheffield where he played first the piano, then the straight organ. It was at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool, that he made his name, and he is today one of the most popular organists. ' on the air '. His signature tune is a breezy one— ' I do like to be beside the seaside ',