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: GREETINGS

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

: Morning Star

Records of Maxine Sullivan, coloured swing singer

: THESE WERE NEW-

two years ago
Popular records of May 1940

: MONDAY-MORNING MEDLEY

Mixed choice of records. The high spot is Prelude in C sharp minor by Rachmaninoff, played by Moiseiwitsch

: 'STARLIGHT'

Tessie O'Shea

Contributors

Unknown: Tessie O'Shea

: REGINALD FOORT

at the theatre organ

: BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Charles Shadwell , with Bettie Bucknelle , in a concert of light music.

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Bettie Bucknelle

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Band of the East Yorkshire Regiment : conductor, Patrick Purcell

Contributors

Conductor: Patrick Purcell

: DANCE MUSIC

played by Dick Denny and his Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Dick Denny

: ' LET THE PEOPLE SING

Chorus songs on gramophone records

: JOHN MADIN

at the organ of the Granada, North Cheam

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

ENSA concert for war-workers. Band of H.M. Grenadier Guards, conducted by Lieut. F. G. Harris , A.R.C.M., Director of Music, and Eric Winstone and his Swing Quartet. Guest artist, Watcyn Watcyns

Contributors

Conducted By: Lieut. F. G. Harris
Conducted By: Eric Winstone
Artist: Watcyn Watcyns

: CASINO PLAYERS

with David Lloyd

Contributors

Unknown: David Lloyd

: JACK PAYNE

with his Orchestra

: Band of the OXFORDSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY

Regimental Marches of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Melville Christie's Dance Orchestra, directed by Lloyd Shakespeare

Contributors

Directed By: Lloyd Shakespeare

: THE CANADIANS ENTERTAIN

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

Contributors

Unknown: Gerry Wilmot

: Patricia Rossborough

Records of the popular pianist. Written and presented by Sam Heppner
Patricia Rossborough is Dublin-born, but spent her early childhood in Birmingham. There she studied for four years at the Midland School of Music, and won two scholarships. She came to London when she was seventeen, became interested in 'rhythm' music, listened, to use her own words, to 'crowds of dance bands', made a record in syncopated form, and secured a contract for eight years' recording. She has been broadcasting since Savoy Hill days.

Contributors

Written and presented by: Sam Heppner

: Everything Stops for Tea

with Marjorie Westbury, Jack Morrison, Diane Morrison, Philip Garston-Jones, and Jack Wilson and his Versatile Five

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Jack Mor
Unknown: Diane Morrison
Unknown: Philip Gar
Unknown: Jack Wilson

: 'SMALL CHANGE

Presented by James Moody.

Contributors

Presented By: James Moody.

: 'ACK-ACK, BEER-BEER'

' Live Batteries : a sparkling entertainment by a Northern Ack-Ack division. Special twice-weekly programme for men and girls in Anti-Aircraft and Balloon Barrage units. Produced by Richard North. Editor, Bill MacLurg

Contributors

Produced By: Richard North.
Unknown: Bill MacLurg

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements

: ' COMMAND PERFORMANCE'

Second of a regular series of programmes specially organised by the Radio Section of the War Department in Washington for the entertainment of members of the United States Forces serving overseas. Producer, Vie Knight. From a Fred Allen show
Programme includes turns by well-known Variety stars. Recorded shortwave transmission in the United States

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Allen

: HARRY ROY

and his Band, with Marjorie Kings- ley, Renee Lester , and the Royalists

Contributors

Unknown: Renee Lester

: KENTUCKY MINSTRELS

Black-faced minstrel show, devised and produced by Harry S. Pepper
Cast includes Scott and Whaley,
Ike Hatch , C. Denier Warren , Fred Yule , the Kentucky Banjo Team : Dick Pepper , Edward Fairs and Bernard Sheaff
BBC Variety Orchestra and Male
Voice Chorus, conducted by Leslie Woodgate. At the organ, Reginald Foort. Music arranged by Doris Arnold. Book .written and remembered by C. Denier Warren

Contributors

Unknown: Ike Hatch
Unknown: C. Denier Warren
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Dick Pepper
Unknown: Edward Fairs
Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate.
Unknown: Reginald Foort.
Arranged By: Doris Arnold.
Unknown: C. Denier Warren

: WOMEN AT WAR '

Weekly magazine programme for and by women in organised war jobs in all parts of the country. Factory workers, nurses, Land Army, women in the Civil Defence Forces, NAAFI and .canteen and hostel work, Ambulance and Transport Services, and many others take part along with WRNS, ATS, and WAAF. Music played by Carroll Gibbons and his Orchestra. Editor, Bill MacLurg

Contributors

Played By: Carroll Gibbons
Unknown: Bill MacLurg

: 'INTO BATTLE'

The fighting spirit of Britain

: Camp Concert

Excerpt from the 'Double-Six' revue, by Ack-Ack personnel somewhere in Scotland

: 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 the United Kingdom , followed by LOU PREACER and his Orchestra, from Green's Playhouse, Glasgow

Contributors

Unknown: Lou Preacer








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