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: GREETINGS

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

: MORNING STAR

Records of William Murdoch '(piano)

Contributors

Piano: William Murdoch

: 'THESE WERE NEW FOUR YEARS AGO'

Popular records of February 1938

: 'AMERICAN MEDLEY'

Records of the American scene, from the Rockies to the Rainbow Room

: Band of H.M. ROYAL MARINES (Plymouth Division)

Conducted by Major F. J. Ricketts

Contributors

Conducted By: Major F. J. Ricketts

: 'STARLIGHT'

Bertha Willmott sings popular songs

Contributors

Unknown: Bertha Willmott

: GORDON BANNER

at the theatre organ
Gordon Banner began to play the organ at the age of fourteen, receiving tuition from his uncle, the late Alfred Banner , who was organist and choirmaster of the parish church of Tipton, Staffs. It was Reginald Dixon who introduced him to the cinema organ in 1929, and in 1930 he went to America where he made the acquaintance of Jesse Crawford. He appeared as guest organist at various cinemas in the U.S.A. In this country Banner has held appointments at the Oxford Ritz, the Hammersmith Commodore, and the Manchester Odeori.

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Banner
Unknown: Reginald Dixon
Unknown: Jesse Crawford.

: 'SMALL CHANGE'

Presented by James Moody. (Recording of Monday's broadcast)

Contributors

Presented By: James Moody.

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK Mantovani and his Orchestra

Mantovani, who is English in spite of his Italian name, has been broadcasting for many years now. At eighteen years of age he was leader of the salon orchestra at the Metropole Hotel. London, and broadcast from there for six years. He left the Metropole to form his own band at the Monseigneur Restaurant, Piccadilly, and it was thus that his Tipica Orchestra came into being. He so called that famous combination because whatever the nationality of the music played, it always sounded typical of the country of its origin.

: 'Y MYNYDD'

rrhe Mountain). Welsh songs. The Eryri Quintet and Margaret Rees (soprano). Programme devised by Mansel Thomas and Sam Jones

Contributors

Soprano: Margaret Rees
Unknown: Mansel Thomas
Unknown: Sam Jones

: ' BUSY LITTLE WOMAN'

Programme of gramophone records about her inexhaustible activities

: HENRY HALL

and his Orchestra

: 'WORKS WONDERS'

Lunch-time concert for their fellow-workers by members of the staff of an armament works somewhere in the North. Arranged and presented by Victor Smythe

Contributors

Presented By: Victor Smythe

: GREETINGS FROM HOME

for the Canadian Forces in Great Britain. Thirty-first of a series of programmes relayed from Canada, containing news and personal messages for the Canadian soldiers, sailors, airmen, and nurses

: 'LIGHT AIRS'

Easy, breezy tunes on gramophone records

: FLORENCE DE JONG

at the theatre organ
Forces' Medley
Melodies from Vienna

: NORRIS STANLEY

and his Sextet
(Soloist, Bridge Hodgson )
Selection : High Jinks Freeman and Talbot
From a West-Country concert hall

Contributors

Soloist: Bridge Hodgson

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack Simpson and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Simpson

: CASINO ORCHESTRA

Directed by Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Directed By: Rae Jenkins

: 'THE HAPPIDROME'

Fifty-second and last performance, with a gigantic cast including Peter Sinclair , Gwen Catley , Dennis Noble , Trefor Jones , Tessie O'Shea , Billy Russell , Harry Korris , Cecil Frederick , and Robbie Vincent (' Ramsbottom, Enoch, and Me '). Happidrome Orchestra arid Chorus. Devised, produced, and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe.

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sinclair
Unknown: Gwen Catley
Unknown: Dennis Noble
Unknown: Trefor Jones
Unknown: Tessie O'Shea
Unknown: Billy Russell
Unknown: Harry Korris
Unknown: Cecil Frederick
Unknown: Robbie Vincent
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe.

: 'BRING ON THE TARTAN'

Pipe band music by the pipes and drums of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders : Pipe-Major R. M. Stone. Written by Hugh Macphee , and presented by Gerry Wilmot

Contributors

Unknown: Pipe-Major R. M. Stone.
Written By: Hugh MacPhee
Presented By: Gerry Wilmot

: WEDNESDAY RADIOGRAM

Record fans are invited to meet Vera Lynn. Your fellow guests are men and women of the Empire and Allied Forces. Hostess, Muriel George. Host, Leslie Perowne. Written and produced by Alec Bristow.

Contributors

Unknown: Vera Lynn.
Unknown: Muriel George.
Unknown: Leslie Perowne.
Produced By: Alec Bristow.

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements

: ENSA HALF-HOUR

' East is East' : Rudyard Kipling programme devised by Reginald Arkell , with the ENSA Variety Orchestra, under the direction of Geraldo. Presented by the Department of National Service Entertainment (NAAFI)

Contributors

Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Reginald Arkell

: GREETINGS FROM CAIRO

including messages sent by members
,of the Services in Egypt for their relatives and friends in Great Britain. Arranged by Peter Haddon , and recorded by courtesy of the Egyptian State Broadcasting

Contributors

Arranged By: Peter Haddon

: SPORTS NEWS FROM CANADA

High lights of the week's Canadian and American sports, prepared for Canadians overseas by the CBC National News Service and read by Gerry Wilmot

Contributors

Read By: Gerry Wilmot

: 'DEAR OLD SOUTHLAND'

Memories of Ken Johnson and his West Indian Band presented, with records, by Leslie Perowne

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Johnson
Unknown: Leslie Perowne

: BBC DANCING CLUB

Directed by Victor Silvester. Presented by David Miller

Contributors

Directed By: Victor Silvester.
Unknown: David Miller

: 'CLOSE-UP'

Leslie Mitchell in conversation with people of the day

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Mitchell

: ' A SLIGHT DELAY'

with Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt. Sixth and last of a series devised and written by Val Guest and Marriott Edgar with Hugh Morton , Anni Lenner , Joan Young , Marriott Edgar , Sydney Keith , and whoever is in the waiting-room. BBC Revue Chorus and Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Ternent. Produced by Tom Ronald.

Contributors

Unknown: Moore Marriott
Unknown: Graham Moffatt.
Written By: Val Guest
Written By: Marriott Edgar
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Anni Lenner
Unknown: Joan Young
Unknown: Marriott Edgar
Unknown: Sydney Keith
Conducted By: Billy Ternent.
Produced By: Tom Ronald.

: GREETINGS

to the Imperial and Allied Forces in Great Britain , followed by CASINO PLAYERS

: STUART BARRIE

at the theatre organ in a programme of music by Victor Herbert
Tramp, tramp, tramp
I'm falling in love with someone Gypsy Love Song Yester Thoughts
Neapolitan Love Song Kiss me again Moonbeams
Ah. sweet mystery of life

Contributors

Music By: Victor Herbert








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