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


Records of the Milt Herth Trio : organ, piano, and drums


Unknown: Milt Herth


Popular records of February 1937


Records taken at random from the rack


Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater
Overture : Die Fledermaus (The Bat)


Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater


at the theatre organ


3—' London River '. A. R. Woods , Pierman at the Tower Pier, talks about some of the ships he has known on London River since the days when the big four-masters bargained for a tug off Gravesend, and weighed anchor with a shanty-man squatting on the capstan head. Bradbridge White and the BBC Men's Chorus, conducted by Trevor Harvey , sing the shanties, and Reg Manus accompanies on the accordeon.


Unknown: A. R. Woods
Unknown: Bradbridge White
Conducted By: Trevor Harvey
Conducted By: Reg Manus


Terence Casey at the theatre organ


Unknown: Terence Casey


Gramophone records of songs of toil, arranged by Norman Mitchell


Arranged By: Norman Mitchell


Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell


Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: The World Goes By

Recording of last night's broadcast

: Reginald Foort

at the theatre organ

: BBC Midland Light Orchestra

Conductor, Richard Crean


Conductor: Richard Crean

: Music While You Work

Van Straten and his Music


Unknown: Van Straten

: Records Romance

Boy meets girl - and they live happy ever after. Written and arranged by G. F. Grey Clarke


Arranged By: G. F. Grey Clarke

: Radio Reconnaissance

Broadcast to the Forces on the world at war. News from the fighting fronts, and a talk on Egypt

: Harry Gordon

' The Laird of Inversnecky ' heads a programme of Variety from the Studio, with the Scottish Variety Orchestra, conducted by Ronnie Munro. Programme presented by Tom Dawson


Conducted By: Ronnie Munro.
Presented By: Tom Dawson

: Music for Two Pianos

played by York Bowen and Harry Isaacs


Played By: York Bowen
Played By: Harry Isaacs

: Ack-Ack, Beer-Beer

Another edition of the special twice-weekly radio magazine for men and girls in Anti-Aircraft and Balloon Barrage units. Today's edition includes 'The Scroungers of 1942', produced by L.A.C. L. Dodwell and L.A.C. J. Stevens, under the direction of Squadron-Leader C. H. Gadney, an entertainment by the personnel of a Balloon Centre near London. Other features are the Ack-Ack, Beer-Beer gossip column, and an 'Aircraft bee', with Doris Hare in charge of the questioning. Editor, Bill MacLurg


Unknown: L. Dodwell
Unknown: J. Stevens
Unknown: H. Gadney
Unknown: Doris Hare
Editor: Bill MacLurg

: News

National and Regional announcements

: The Plums

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. Written and produced by Max Kester , from the original idea by Sonny Miller. (Special BBC recording, to be repeated in the Forces programme on Saturday at 10.15 a.m.)


Unknown: Wylie Watson
Unknown: Beatrice Varley
Unknown: Clifford Bean
Unknown: Gabrielle Daye
Produced By: Max Kester
Unknown: Sonny Miller.

: Henry Hall's Guest Night

from a theatre in Wales

: Northern Music-Hall

'Rocky Mountain Rhythm', with Big Bill Campbell, from a Northern theatre


Unknown: Bill Campbell

: Desert Island Discs: 2

James Agate 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.


Castaway: James Agate
Presenter: Roy Plomley

: Calling the Australians

Glimpses of people and things at home specially recorded in Australia by the Australian Broadcasting commission

: Join in and Sing

with some of the R.A.F. somewhere in England in a sing-song conducted by Leslie Woodgate. At the piano, John Wills


Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate.
Piano: John Wills

: Think on These Things

'Memories of the Temple Church and its music': Dr. G. Thalben-Ball

: The Old Town Hall

Master of Ceremonies, Clay Keyes. Richard Goolden as Old Ebenezer, with Gladys Keyes as Martha. 'The musical newsreel'. This week's famous visitor. 'Can you beat the band?' Town Hall Orchestra, under the direction of Billy Ternent. Weekly meetings organised by Gladys and Clay Keyes, and presented by Eric Spear


Unknown: Clay Keyes.
Unknown: Richard Goolden
Unknown: Gladys Keyes
Unknown: Billy Tement.
Unknown: Clay Keyes
Presented By: Eric Spear

: Greetings

to the Imperial and Allied Forces in Great Britain, followed by GEORGE SCOTT-WOOD and his Band


Unknown: George Scott-Wood

: John Bee

at the theatre organ
When, at the age of two-and-a-half, John Bee sat down at the piano and played the National Anthem, there could have been little doubt as to what career he would follow. At the age of twelve he received an appointment as church organist, and gave his first pianoforte recital just a year later. At fifteen he was organist at the Lincoln Methodist Church, which seats over a thousand people.
Bee served through the last war, and afterwards resumed his organist's work, giving recitals in the northern and eastern counties. At this time he also ran a dance orchestra. He joined the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation in 1930.


Organist: John Bee

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