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Programme summary

: MORNING STAR

Records of Ike Hatch, coloured minstrel

: THESE WERE NEW-

five years ago
Popular records of March 1937

: NEWS

Programme Parade
Details of some of today's broadcasts

: TAKE YOUR CHOICE'

of what is new. Review of March records by Leslie Perowne

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Perowne

: BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Richard Crean , with Geoffrey Dams (tenor) ORCHESTRA ORCHESTRA

Contributors

Conductor: Richard Crean
Tenor: Geoffrey Dams

: H. ROBINSON CLEAVER

at the theatre organ

: THE SINGING SAILOR .

Recording of last Friday's broadcast

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Tom Jenkins at the theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Jenkins

: DUDLEY HIPPODROME ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Harry Pell , with Ethel Williams (soprano)

Contributors

Conductor: Harry Pell
Soprano: Ethel Williams

: ' PLAT DU JOUR '

Vocal fireworks on gramophone records

: ' SALUTE BY NUMBER'

Tribute in song to people who deserve a compliment, by Gwladys Gimlett and Donald Peers. Devised by Jimmy Kennedy , and presented by Mai Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Gwladys Gimlett
Unknown: Donald Peers.
Unknown: Jimmy Kennedy
Presented By: Mai Jones

: 'WORKERS' PLAYTIME'

Lunch-time entertainment for factory-workers from a factory somewhere in Britain

: NEWS

: MOZART

Violin Sonata in G played by Leonard Hirsch (violin) and John Wills (piano)

Contributors

Played By: Leonard Hirsch
Played By: John Wills

: 'COMMAND PERFORMANCE'

Programme of listeners' requests presented by Douglas Lamond , and played by the BBC Military Band, conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell

Contributors

Presented By: Douglas Lamond
Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: FRED HARTLEY

and his Music

: FROM THE ' DOG RIBS ' AND YELLOW KNIVES'

London children receive gifts from these and other Canadian Indian tribes, in the presence of the Rt. Hon. Vincent Massey , High Commissioner for Canada. Broadcast from a public hall
The High Commissioner will tell the children, London blitz victims, the story of this unique presentation. They will be introduced to representatives of Canada's original inhabitants, and will speak ' radio letters ' of thanks to their benefactors in the Yukon.

Contributors

Unknown: Vincent Massey

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Geraldo and his Orchestra

: ' PARTIES

Programme of gramophone records, devised and presented by Andrea Troubridge

Contributors

Presented By: Andrea Troubridge

: RADIO RECONNAISSANCE

Broadcasts to the Forces on the world at war. ' Total war and the U.S.A.', introduced by Iftacdonald Hastings

Contributors

Introduced By: Iftacdonald Hastings

: INTERMISSION

: ALEX ROBB

and his Boys' Swing Accordion Band

: ACK-ACK. BEER-BEER'

Special twice-weekly magazine programme for men and girls in Anti-Aircraft and Balloon Barrage units. 'Preview '—a look in at the rehearsal of ' Rise and Shine ', a Balloon Barrage concert party in the North. Also music by "The Lion Battery Swing Quartet', the Ack-Ack, Beer-Beer Gossip Column ', and the first of a new series presenting Carol Raye (by permission of Firth Shephard). Editor, Bill MacLurg

Contributors

Unknown: Carol Raye
Unknown: 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, Gabrielle Daye as Ruby the maid, and Uncle Ed. Written and produced by Max Kester , from the original idea by Sonny Miller.

Contributors

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

: RADIO RHYTHM CLUB

presents ' They can't read music'. Records devoted to jazz musicians who are unable to read ' off the dots '. Written and presented by Rex Harris

Contributors

Presented By: Rex Harris

: JOIN IN AND SING

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

Contributors

Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate.
Piano: John Wills

: ' DESERT ISLAND DISCS,

Jack Hylton 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

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Hylton
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: AMERICAN GUEST NIGHT

The BBC Northern Orchestra entertains American officers training in the North. Programme of American light music, arranged and conducted by Maurice Johnstone

Contributors

Conducted By: Maurice Johnstone

: NEWS

: 'THINK ON THESE THINGS'

An anthology of verse and music arranged by Hedley Goodall

Contributors

Arranged By: Hedley Goodall

: ' THE OLD TOWN HALL '

Master of Ceremonies. Clay Keyes. Richard Goolden as Old Ebenezer, with Gladys Keyes as Martha. ' 'The Court of Melody'. This week's famous visitor. ' Can you beat the bend ? 'Town Hall Orchestra, under the direction of Billy Ternent. 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 Ternent.
Unknown: Clay Keyes
Presented By: Eric Spear

: GREETINGS to the Imperial and Allied Forces in Great Britain , followed by OSCAR RABIN

and his Band, with Harry Davis , featuring Beryl Davis , Diane, Cyril Shane , Four Jacks and a Jill, Jan Zalski , and Eddie Palmer at the novachord

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davis
Unknown: Beryl Davis
Unknown: Cyril Shane
Unknown: Jan Zalski
Unknown: Eddie Palmer

: ROBIN RICHMOND

at the theatre organ

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