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: GREETINGS

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

: NEWS

Programme summary

: MORNING STAR

Records of Count Basic, coloured wizard of the keyboard

: THESE WERE NEW

* five years ago. Popular records of February 1937

: NEWS

Programme Parade

: ' TAKE YOUR CHOICE'

Records taken at random from the rack

: ALFRED BARKER

and his Orchestra

: FRANK OLSEN

at the theatre organ

: THE SINGING SAILOR'

Recording of last Saturday's broadcast

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Royal Artillery (Woolwich) Band, conducted by Lieut. O. W. Geary,M.B.E. , , Director of Music, Royal Artillery

Contributors

Conducted By: Lieut. O. W. Geary,m.B.E.

: PIPING AND FIDDLING

by Archibald MacNab (piper) and John Linn (viola)

Contributors

Unknown: Archibald MacNab
Viola: John Linn

: MANTOVANI

and his Dance Orchestra, with Alan Kane and Edna Kaye

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Kane
Unknown: Edna Kaye

: ' COMPANY AT EASE '

Off duty with the Forces: record programme written and arranged by Aircraftman Arthur Clitheroe

Contributors

Arranged By: Aircraftman Arthur

: ' THE WORLD GOES BY '

F. H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people in the news, people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain.

Contributors

Unknown: F. H. Grisewood

: BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: MELVILLE CHRISTIE'S DANCE BAND

directed by Lloyd Shakespeare , with Eva Beynon

Contributors

Directed By: Lloyd Shakespeare

: BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Richard Crean

Contributors

Conductor: Richard Crean

: BEAVER CLUB BIRTHDAY PARTY

The famous Canadian Forces' Club celebrates its second anniversary with an entertainment provided by Canadian Forces, and greetings from distinguished guests

: ' WELSH RAREBIT'

' They can't stop us singing', with Roderick Jones. ' Shape of things to hum': musical forecast. "The adventures' of. Tommy Trouble', by E. Eynon Evans. ' Town Topic ' : Dai's letter to the Forces. The Lyrian Singers, under the direction of Idloes Owen. Produced by Mai Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Roderick Jones.
Unknown: E. Eynon Evans.
Unknown: Idloes Owen.

: RADIO RECONNAISSANCE

Broadcasts to the Forces on the world at war. News from the fighting fronts, and a talk on Russian industries-in Asia. Introduced by Macdonald Hastings

Contributors

Introduced By: MacDonald Hastings

: ' BALLAD MEMORIES'

Presented with gramophone records by Norman Allin

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Allin

: REGINALD DIXON

at the theatre organ, in a programme of ' Tunes I have promised '

: ' ACK-ACK, BEER-BEER '

BBC's twice-weekly radio magazine for men and girls in Anti-Aircraft and Balloon Barrage units. ' Balloonatics ' : an entertainment by members of two centres from a Balloon Barrage in the North. Presented by Richard North and edited by Bill MacLurg

Contributors

Presented By: Richard North
Edited By: 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 Nthe original idea by Sonny Miller. (Special BBC recording)

Contributors

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

: SPANISH MUSIC

played by Daniel Melsa (violin)

Contributors

Played By: Daniel Melsa

: SANDY'S HALF-HOUR

Requests designed to unite members of the Forces with their relatives and friends at home.

: 'DESERT ISLAND DISCS'

C. B. Cochran 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. Devised and arranged by Roy Plomley

Contributors

Unknown: B. Cochran
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Arranged By: Roy Plomley

: Lyle's Cavalcade of Mystery

An excerpt, with Randolph Sutton, Stanelli, and the great Lyle presenting his illusion 'Sawing a woman in half'. Witnesses, Raymond Glendenning and Stewart MacPherson

Contributors

Unknown: Randolph Sutton
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning

: 'THINK ON THESE THINGS'

Random recollections by Howard Rose

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Rose

: '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 visitors, Campbell and Wise. ' 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

Contributors

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 (recording), followed by FELIX MENDELSSOHN 'S
HAWAIIAN SERENADERS with Kay Harding , Al Shaw , Alan Kand , and Pulu Moe Trio. Compered by Elizabeth Cowell
Although Felix Mendelssohn is now serving in the Forces, he has managed to keep his Hawaiian Serenaders together and has continued to play those programmes of variety and virtuosity that made him famous. Indeed, although his orchestra is labelled ' Hawaiian ' it by no means confines itself entirely to traditional South Seas numbers. Jazz and classics are among the orchestra's repertoire and some of their best recordings have been of such numbers as ' Tiger Rag ' and ' Limehouse Blues'. Mendelssohn himself made his radio name in the ' CroonerV Corner ' feature and before the war took his own dance orchestra to the continent.

Contributors

Unknown: Felix Mendelssohn
Unknown: Kay Harding
Unknown: Al Shaw
Unknown: Alan Kand
Unknown: Pulu Moe Trio.
Unknown: Elizabeth Cowell
Unknown: Felix Mendelssohn

: ' LISTEN AT EASE'

Records of armchair music, presented by Geoffrey Toye

Contributors

Presented By: Geoffrey Toye








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