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: Reveille!

Cheerful gramophone records

: Melody Round-Up

Richard Dix introduces Kal Schrumm and his Rhythm Rangers, with songs of the Golden West (recording)


Presenter: Richard Dix
Musicians: Kal Schrumm and his Rhythm Rangers


Programme Parade


Some points about Gas and Electricity

: Monday-Morning Medley

Mixed choice of records. The high spot is 'The Ride to the Abyss', from Berlioz's 'The Damnation of Faust', sung by Treni, Panzera, and Chorus

: Starlight: Billy Mayerl


Pianist: Billy Mayerl

: Terence Casey

at the organ of the Trocadero, Elephant and Castle


Organist: Terence Casey

: BBC Variety Orchestra

Conductor, Charles Shadwell, with Bettie Bucknelle


Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Singer: Bettie Bucknelle

: Music While You Work

Jack Simpson and his Sextet


Musicians: Jack Simpson and his Sextet

: Monia Liter and the Twentieth-Century Serenaders

I'm old-fashioned...Kern
Cuban Love Song...McHugh
By the Lake...Lange
Siberian Sleigh-Ride...Scott
Serenade to a Dream...Fuertes
Tea for Two...Youmans
You and the night and the music...Schwartz
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Monia Liter and the Twentieth-Century Serenaders

: Music from the U.S.S.R.

on gramophone records
O ye steeds of steel; The Gay Girl Friends; U.S.S.R. Red Banner Ensemble of Red Army Songs and Dances
Folk Songs: Like a nightingale of passage: Sergei Lenieshev (tenor)
Ukrainian Folk Song: A girl stood in the entry: Zoya Gaidai and Platonov
Cossack Song (Opera, Virgin Soil Upturned: Dzerzhinsky): Kirpichek and Bellinik, with Choir and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, conducted by Samosud

Tachanka; Kalnika: U.S.S.R. Red Banner Ensemble of Red Army Songs and Dances
Through the moonlit meadow; Song of the Heroic Airmen: U.S.S.R. Red Banner Ensemble of Red Army Songs and Dances


Tenor: Sergei Lenieshev
Conductor: Samosud

: Break for Music

ENSA concert for war-workers, from a factory canteen. Jack Leon and his Orchestra. Guest artist, Otto Lampel.


Musicians: Jack Leon and his Orchestra
Pianist: Otto Lampel

: Baritone Songs

sung by Donald Munro

The Vagabond; The Roadside Fire...Vaughan Williams
O mistress mine...Quilter
Sea Fever...Ireland
Young Dietrich...George Henschel


Baritone: Donald Munro

: Scottish Musical Album

'A Change of Air' : well-known Scots songs with two traditional tunes. Introduced by Moultrie R. Kelsall


Presenter: Moultrie R. Kelsall

: Falkman and his Apache Band

with Amalia Magri and Jacques Vallez

Love's last word is spoken...Bixio
Let us live for tonight...Bernard
Danza rusticana...May
Silver threads among the gold...Banks
J'aime Paris...Trenchant
If it's only a dream...Gray
Ma pomme...Borel-Clerc
Berce par la houle...Himmel


Musicians: Falkman and his Apache Band
Singer: Amalia Magri
Singer: Jacques Vallez


and her Girls Band

: Music While You Work

Richard Crean and his Orchestra


Musicians: Richard Crean and his Orchestra

: Band of H.M. Scots Guards

Conducted by Captain S. Rhodes, Director of Music, Scots Guards

(See Home Service)


Musicians: Band of H.M. Scots Guards
Conductor: Captain S. Rhodes

: Reginald Foort

at the organ of the Odeon Theatre, Llandudno


Organist: Reginald Foort

: BBC Scottish Orchestra

Conductor, Guy Warrack

Overture: The Ruler of the Spirits...Weber
Ballet Music: Ritter Pasman...Johann Strauss
Tarantelle (from Op. 82)...Raff
The Accursed Huntsman...Franck


Musicians: BBC Scottish Orchestra
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: Taylor Maid

Pat Taylor sings to you, with orchestrations 'made to measure' by Nat Allen and his Sextet. Introduced by Charles Maxwell, and produced by Alick Hayes.
(Recording will be broadcast on Wednesday at 10.15 a.m. in the Forces programme)


Presenter: Charles Maxwell
Singer: Pat Taylor
Musicians: Nat Allen and his Sextet
Orchestrations: Nat Allen
Producer: Alick Hayes

: Ack-Ack, Beer-Beer

Programme for men and women of Anti-Aircraft and Balloon Commands and Coast Artillery, with the Dance Band of the Royal Air Force (by permission of the Air Council), leader, Sergeant Jimmy Miller. Artists from the Forces. Actors and actresses from the Services, in drama. Guest artist, Beatrice Lillie. Programme produced by Alfred Dunning


Musicians: Dance Band of the Royal Air Force
Leader: Sergeant Jimmy Miller
Performer: Beatrice Lillie.
Producer: Alfred Dunning


National and Regional announcements, followed by Scottish News summary

: Canadian Calendar

Weekly news-reel for Canadain Forces in Britain and for all friends of the Senior Dominion, depicting Canada's Army and Navy at work in Britain, the Royal Canadian Air Force in action, and reporting news and views from Canada. Produced by Gerry Wilmot , in co-operation with the London office of the CBC


Produced By: Gerry Wilmot


All-American concert by members of the U.S. Army. From the American Red Cross Club in Northampton

: In Honour of Russia: Factory Floor Show

British men and women producing weapons for Russia, at work and at play
"On the Job": Gilbert Harding talks to workers at a Hurricane factory making aircraft for Russia

"At Play": All-star Variety show for factory-workers, with Old Mother Riley and her daughter Kitty (Lucan and McShane), Malcolm McEachern ('Mr. Jetsam'), and Bertha Willmott. Master of Ceremonies, Leonard Henry.
BBC Revue Chorus and Orchestra, under the direction of Jack Payne.

"Back On The Job": Michael Standing watches a tank produced by British workers leave the assembly line en route for Russia.


Reporter: Gilbert Harding
Entertainers: Lucan and McShane
Performer: Malcolm McEachern
Performer: Bertha Will
Master of Ceremonies: Leonard Henry
Singers: BBC Revue Chorus
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor: Jack Payne
Music By: Alan Paul
Producer: Tom Ronald
Reporter: Michael Standing

: Russia Sings and Dances

Folk songs and music from the Ballet and Opera House.
Gladys Ripley (contralto), Dennis Noble (baritone).
BBC Theatre Chorus; BBC Theatre Orchestra: conductor, Stanford Robinson. Commentary by Rollo Meyers.
Music selected and arranged by George Walter and Mark H. Lubbock


Contralto: Gladys Ripley
Baritone: Dennis Noble
Singers: BBC Theatre Chorus
Musicians: BBC Theatre Orchestra
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Commentator: Rollo Meyers
Musical Arranger: George Walter
Musical: Arranger Mark H. Lubbock

: War Office Calling the Army

Major Lionel Marson


Speaker: Major Lionel Marson

: The Red Army

(See Home Service)

: Epilogue

(See Home Service)

: Music While You Work

Harold Collins and his Orchestra
(Recording of the broadcast on October 17)


Musicians: Harold Collins and his Orchestra

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