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: GREETINGS

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

: Morning Star

Records of Pills et Tabet, French cabaret artists

: 'THESE WERE NEW TWO YEARS AGO '

Popular records of February 1940

: MONDAY-MORNING MEDLEY

Mixed choice of records, including 'Blackbirds Medley', played by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Duke Ellington

: THE LITTLE ORCHESTRA

Directed by Jack Hardy

Contributors

Directed By: Jack Hardy

: 'STARLIGHT'

The Southern Sisters, harmony trio

: MOLLY FORBES

at the theatre organ

: BILLY TERNENT

and the Dance Orchestra, with Sid Buckman and Ken Beaumont

Contributors

Unknown: Sid Buckman
Unknown: Ken Beaumont

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Harry Fryer and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Fryer

: ' SWEET AND HOT'

Sentimental and swing records with your morning coffee

: LEWIS GERARD

at the theatre organ
Setection : Plantation Parade

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

ENSA concert for war-workers. Jack Leon and his Orchestra, with Inga Andersen

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Leon
Unknown: Inga Andersen

: 'ANNIVERSARIES'

This week's anniversaries presented by Christopher Stone and S. P. B. Mais, including a dramatisation of a historical event in the week. Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Presented By: Christopher Stone
Duced By: Joan Clark

: FORCES' FANFARE

Programme for the Forces by the Forces, with the Scottish Variety Orchestra, conducted by Ronnie Munro. Devised and presented by Second-Lieut. Archie McCulloch and Tom Dawson

Contributors

Conducted By: Ronnie Munro.
Unknown: Archie McCulloch
Unknown: Tom Dawson

: FELA SOWANDE

at the theatre organ

: 'THE AULD SCOTCH SANGS'

Jenny Black (contralto), Albert Dewar (tenor)

Contributors

Contralto: Jenny Black
Contralto: Albert Dewar

: Music While You Work

Harry Leader and his Band

: THE-CANADIANS ENTERTAIN

Weekly regimental concerts, presented by soldiers of the Canadian Army Overseas stationed in Great Britain. Arranged and compered by Gerry Wilmot

Contributors

Unknown: Gerry Wilmot

: BBC REVUE ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Mansel Thomas

Contributors

Conducted By: Mansel Thomas

: JACK CANNON

and his Band

: ' SMALL CHANGE'

Presented by James Moody

Contributors

Presented By: James Moody

: ACK-ACK, BEER-BEER'

The BBC's twice-weekly magazine for men and girls in Anti-Aircraft and Balloon Barrage units. The studio becomes an imaginary troop-ship, manned by 'Ack-Ack, Beer-Beer ' personnel from South Wales units, and any star artists aboard have to contribute to the ship's concert which is a prominent feature of the programme. Devised by Jimmy Kennedy and presented by Mai Jones . Editor, Bill MacLurg

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Kennedy
Presented By: Mai Jones
Editor: Bill MacLurg

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements

: FORCES' MUSIC CLUB

The BBC Northern Orchestra, conducted by Richard Austin , is at the disposal of members of the R.A.F., who choose the music they would like to hear, and discuss it with Clifton Helliwell

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Austin
Unknown: Clifton Helliwell

: £250 RED CROSS RADIO CONTEST

arranged by Neil Munro in aid of the Red Cross Penny-a-Week Fund, with Ronald Waldman as Master of Ceremonies. Entire entry fees devoted to the Red Cross Penny-a-Week Fund
Twelve simple and amusing problems : Sir Harry Lauder 's ' record ' problem-Christopher Stone's musical jig-saw-Tommy Handley's spot of gibberish-Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon help you help the Red Cross-Teddy Brown 's cake-walk-Mr. Pogsom sets a problem—Jane Cain in the speaking clock, ' Tim ' — ' Down in the depths ' with Ronnie Waldman-Fire , air, water-Mind the doors — Carver teaser-Music from the air. (Specially recorded programme)
Last day tor posting your entries is Thursday, February 12, and the address is £250 Red Cross Radio Contest, London, W.C.2.
The 12 correct answers in the Red Cross
Radio Contest broadcast on January 10 and 12 were :
BBCA-BCAA-ABAA
The £250 in prize-money has been shared between 17 listeners, each of whom receives £14 14s. 2d. Full list of these winners may be obtained by post-card application (2d. stamp) to Red Cross Radio Contest, Result Department, London,

Contributors

Arranged By: Neil Munro
Unknown: Ronald Waldman
Unknown: Sir Harry Lauder
Unknown: Ben Lyon
Unknown: Teddy Brown
Unknown: Jane Cain
Unknown: Ronnie Waldman-Fire

: ' RADIO RHYTHM CLUB '

' Funny Men of Jazz ' : serious swing with humorous vocals. Presented by Wally Moody and Harry Parry

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Parry

: ' BUGLE STREET'

Short story, written for broadcasting by Hilton Brown , and read by the author

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Hilton Brown

: ' WOMEN AT WAR'

Special weekly programme for the W.R.N.S., A.T.S., and W.A.A.F. Programme for and by the women in these services, including items from them and those working with them. Entertainment and glimpses of service life, with gossip, games, and guest artists. Music by Carroll Gibbons and his Band, with Leslie Douglas. Presented by Bill McLurg and Janet Quigley

Contributors

Music By: Carroll Gibbons
Unknown: Leslie Douglas.
Presented By: Bill McLurg
Presented By: Janet Quigley

: Private Smith Entertains

from a camp concert in Northern Ireland

: CANADIAN NEWS-LETTER

Weekly summary of Canadian news, ' high lights, and sports, cabled from Canada by the CBC National News
Service, and read by Gerry Wilmot

Contributors

Read By: Gerry Wilmot

: GREETINGS

to the Imperial and Allied Forces in Great Britain , followed by REGINALD FOORT at the theatre organ, in a fireside programme

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Foort

: BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Richard Crean

Contributors

Conductor: Richard Crean








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