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: 'REVEILLE ! '

Cheerful gramophone records

: BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA

Conductor. Charles Shadwell , with Ronald Kay.

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Ronald Kay.

: 'SHOW SELECTION'

Records of Cole Porter 's ' Gay Divorce '

Contributors

Unknown: Cole Porter

: 'DOWNBEAT'

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra (recording)

: CAIRO CALLING'

for the Middle East Forces. Messages recorded by members of the Services tor their relatives and friends in Great Britain, introduced by Peter Haddon

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Haddon

: 'SUNDAY SERENADE'

Scottish Variety Orchestra (conductor, Ronnie Munro ), with Nancy Jenkins , Ann Rich , and Ian Gourlay.

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Munro
Unknown: Nancy Jenkins
Unknown: Ann Rich
Unknown: Ian Gourlay.

: FOR ISOLATED UNITS

Sunday Service from Bristol Cathedral, conducted by the Dean (Very Rev. Harry W. Blackburne , D.S.O., M.C.)

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Harry W. Blackburne

: FOR THE INDIAN FORCES

Introduced by Q. A. Husain. ' India Calling ' : personal messages from India to the members of H.M. Forces in Great Britain (by the courtesy of All India Radio)

Contributors

Unknown: A. Husain.

: Band of H.M. GRENADIER GUARDS

Conducted by Lieutenant F. J. Harris , Director of Music, Grenadier Guards

Contributors

Conducted By: Lieutenant F. J. Harris

: WORKERS' PLAYTIME

Special of the programme broadcast direct to North America, during the midnight break yesterday, from a factory somewhere in Britain

: VAM PHILLIPS

and his Two Orchestras

: TOMMY HANDLEY in ' ITMA '

with Horace Percival , Fred Yule , Dorothy Summers , Sydney Keith , Dino Galvani , Bill Stephens , Bryan Herbert , Jean Capra , and the BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Script by Ted Kavanagh. Produced Jby Francis Worsley

Contributors

Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Dorothy Summers
Unknown: Sydney Keith
Unknown: Dino Galvani
Unknown: Bill Stephens
Unknown: Bryan Herbert
Unknown: Jean Capra
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell.
Script By: Ted Kavanagh.
Unknown: Jby Francis

: 'ALL-TIME HIT PARADE'

with Mark Warnow and his Carnegie Hall Orchestra, and Tiny Hill and his Double Shuffle Beat, from the Carnegie Hall, New York City. Recorded in America by arrangement with the Special Service
Division of the War Department of the United States of America

Contributors

Unknown: Mark Warnow
Unknown: Tiny Hill

: PETER YORKE

and his Orchestra in ' Sweet and Lovely ', a programme of romantic melodies

: 'TUNES TO MY TASTE'

Lord Glentanar introduces his personal preferences in Scottish song. Singers, Amy Fryers (soprano) and John Tainsh (tenor). At the piano, Ian Whyte.

Contributors

Tenor: John Tainsh
Piano: Ian Whyte.

: 'JOHNNY CANUCK'S REVUE'

Variety show by members of the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Sgt. Stan Shed-den and the Canuck's Orchestra. Cpl. Bill Smith ; L.A.C. Ted Hockridge ; Gunner Carl Asplund , and a fun department presided over by Cpl. Ernie Holden and Pte. Chick Zamick. Master of Ceremonies, Gerry Wilmot. Produced by the London office of the CBC

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Smith
Unknown: Gunner Carl Asplund
Unknown: Ernie Holden
Unknown: Chick Zamick.
Unknown: Gerry Wilmot.

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Debroy Somers and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Debroy Somers

: 'THE VOICE OF THE VIOLIN '.

Reg Leopold plays popular light pieces written or transcribed for the fiddle

Contributors

Unknown: Reg Leopold

: MERCHANT NAVY CONCERT

in aid of the Merchant Navy Fund, featuring Jack Payne and his Orchestra with artists, and Robert Easton. From the Guildhall, Southampton

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Payne
Unknown: Robert Easton.

: THE BRAINS TRUST

with spontaneous answers to ' Any Questions ? ' A younger Brains Trust, with four newcomers answering listeners' questions with one of the best-known members of the Brains Trust : C. E. M. Joad , Barbara Ward , Arthur Elton , Dr. Dudley Stamp , and Stephen Spender. " Question-Master, The Marquess of Donegal!. Producer, Howard Thomas.

Contributors

Unknown: C. E. M. Joad
Unknown: Barbara Ward
Unknown: Arthur Elton
Unknown: Dr. Dudley Stamp
Question-Master: Stephen Spender.
Unknown: Howard Thomas.

: I FORCES' CHOICE'

Members of the Fighting Services, and of the Home Front who work behind them, come to the microphone with their choice of gramophone records. Introduced by Hamilton Kennedy

Contributors

Introduced By: Hamilton Kennedy

: THE WEEK'S FILMS

Alan Dent

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Dent

: Transatlantic Call - People to People

No. 39—' Young Allies—Manchester Grammar School and Weequahic High School, Newark, New Jersey '. This programme is the third in the series to be broadcast from both sides of the Atlantic. The first half, broadcast from Britain, tells the story of the Manchester Grammar School, one of the oldest and also one of the most progressive schools in the country. English Narrator, Wilfred Pickles. Written by L. du Garde Peach. Produced by Brigid Maas. America replies with a picture of a school in- one of its important industrial towns — Weequahic High School, in Newark, New Jersey, just across the Hudson from New York. American Narrator, Alan Lomax.
Produced by John Becker. Broadcast simultaneously in the Forces programme and to the United States, in collaboration with the Columbia
. Broadcasting System of America

Contributors

Narrator: Wilfred Pickles.
Written By: L. Du
Narrator: Alan Lomax.
Produced By: John Becker.

: ' STAFF OFFICER'

Programme on the General Staff, in training and in action. Written by Stephen Potter with the co-operation of the War Office and officers of the British Army. Narrator, Howard Marshall. (Repeat of the recorded broadcast on Tuesday, August 31)

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Potter
Narrator: Howard Marshall.

: WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER

Review of the week's news

: ' THE HAPPIDROME '

with George Betton , Nosmo King , Dennis Noble , Nat Mills and Bobbie, and Harry Korris as ' Mr. Lovejoy ', assisted by Cecil Frederick (' Rams-bottom ') and Robbie Vincent (' Enoch '). Happidrome Orchestra and Chorus. Show produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe .

Contributors

Unknown: George Betton
Unknown: Nosmo King
Unknown: Dennis Noble
Unknown: Nat Mills
Unknown: Harry Korris
Assisted By: Cecil Frederick
Assisted By: Robbie Vincent
Unknown: Ernest Longstaffe

: VERA LYNN

with orchestra conducted by Peter Yorke. Produced by Reita Hendry

Contributors

Conducted By: Peter Yorke.
Produced By: Reita Hendry

: 'CRAND HOTEL'

Albert Sandler and the Palm Court Orchestra-, with Thomas Criddle , boy-soprano, in a programme of the kind of music heard in the Palm Court of your favourite hotel in the days before the war. Programme produced by Fred Hartley and Douglas Lawrence

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Sandler
Unknown: Thomas Criddle
Produced By: Fred Hartley
Produced By: Douglas Lawrence

: NEWS

followed by a postscript

: ' THE STAGE PRESENTS ... '

Theatreland's tribute to the Forces everywhere-a programme sponsored by every branch of the entertainment world and produced with the co-operation of the Theatres War Service Council
The programme, produced by Michael North , comes from a theatre in the heart of London and is transmitted throughout the world-wide network of the BBC

Contributors

Produced By: Michael North

: EPILOGUE

' Thy Kingdom come '. The day thou gavest (A. and M. 477); from Isaiah 42 and 43; Hark the glad sound (A. 'and M. 53) ; St. Mark 1, vv. 14-15

: 'THE ARMCHAIR TRAVELLER'

This evening you are taken by the magic carpet of records on a journey, thrbugh time and space to a ' Barbecue ' and a ' House-Moving '. Verse extracts read by Joseph Macleod , and programme edited by Frederick Piffard

Contributors

Read By: Joseph MacLeod
Edited By: Frederick Piffard

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Richard Crean and his Orchestra.

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Crean








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