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: Reveille!

Cheerful gramophone records


Programme summary


and his Orchestra

: Morning Review

on gramophone records


Programme Parade


' The Radio Doctor '

: Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra

Conductor, William Pethers
From the New Hippodrome, Coventry

March of the Pioneer Corps...Ketelbey
Selection: The Lisbon Story...Parr Davies
Scrub, brothers, scrub...Waring
The Haunted Ballroom...Toye
In Party Mood...Strachey
Selection: The Great Waltz...Johann Strauss


Musicians: Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra
Conductor: William Pethers


Dorothy Carless

: Harold Coombs

at the organ of the Regal, Kingston


Organist: Harold Coombs

: Taylor Maid

Recording of Monday's broadcast


Easy, breezy tunes, on gramophone records

: Joe Loss

and his Orchestra, with Elizabeth Batey, Pat Macormac, and Harry Kaye


Musicians: Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Singer: Elizabeth Batey
Singer: Pat Macormac
Singer: Harry Kaye

: Repeated by Request

Gramophone records
Overture: The Wreckers (Ethel Smyth): British Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer
Czech Rhapsody (Weinberger): National Symphony Orchestra of America, conducted by Hans Kindler
Excerpts from Lohengrin (Wagner): Lohengrin's arrival and farewell to the Swan, Act 1: Walter Widdop (tenor), with chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates; Lohengrin's Farewell to Elsa,.Act 3: Georges Thill (tenor), with orchestra
Andante marziale quasi moderato; Finale (Symphony No. 2 in G minor, Op. 17, 'Little Russian': Tchaikovsky): Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Goossens


A broadcast from Canada of news and personal messages for the Canadian soldiers, sailors, airmen, and nurses in Great Britain

: BBC Midland Light Orchestra

Conductor, Rae Jenkins, with Esme Marshall (soprano)

Overture: The Windjammers...John Ansell
Waltz: Autumn Roses...Joseph Strauss
None but the weary heart...Tchaikovsky
If my songs had wings...Hahn
Wind Song...Rogers
Suite: Gabrielle...Rosse
As I sit here...Sanderson
Kiss me again...Victor Herbert
Romany Life...Haydn Wood


Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Soprano: Esme Marshall


Ballet Suite by Stravinsky, played by the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Stokowski. (Gramophone records) .

: Music While You Work

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra


Musicians: Harry Davidson and his Orchestra

: Revue for Two

with Ann Downie and Peter Coventry, and a section of the Scottish Variety Orchestra, conducted by Ronnie Munro.


Performer: Ann Downie
Performer: Peter Coventry
Conductor: Ronnie Munro
Writter: Helen W. Pryde
Producer: Archie Campbell

: Band of the Brecknockshire Battalion, The South Wales Borderers

Conductor, Mr. A.H. Trotman

Regimental March: Men of Harlech
Overture: Die Fledermaus (The Bat)...Johann Strauss
Selection: White Horse Inn...Benatzky and Stolz
Entr'acte: Columbine...Hessler
Waltz: Queen of Gems...Douglas
Selection: Llewellyn...arr. Round


Musicians: Band of the Brecknockshire Battalion, The South Wales Borderers
Conductor: A.H. Trotman

: Music for Movies

Tunes written by Richard Addinsell taken from the actual sound-tracks of recent British pictures record programme, written and introduced by Sam Heppner


Composer: Richard Addinsell
Writer/Presenter: Sam Heppner


and her Girls Band

: BBC Theatre Orchestra

Conducted by Harold Lowe

Military March...Schubert
Overture: Mirella...Gounod
Waltz (Eugen Onegin)...Tchaikovsky
The Flight of the Bumble Bee...Rimsky-Korsakov
La Boutique Fantasque (The Fantastic Toy-shop)...Rossini-Respighi


Musicians: BBC Theatre Orchestra
Conductor: Harold Lowe


followed by National and Regional announcements

: The Record Goes Round and Around

with Kay Cavendish


Presenter: Kay Cavendish

: The World Goes By

F.H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people with out-of-the-way news and views of passing events


Presenter: F.H. Grisewood

: BBC Dancing Club

(No. 59, present series).
Directed by Victor Silvester
Introduced by Joy Worth


Musical Director: Victor Silvester
Presenter: Joy Worth

: Northern Music-Hall

Variety with Renara, Fay Dawn and Hugh Ormond, and Bert Copley. From the Regent Theatre, Rotherham


Performer: Renana
Performer: Fay Dawn
Performer: Hugh Ormond
Performer: Bert Copley

: Kentucky Minstrels

Black-faced minstrel show, produced by Harry S. Pepper.
Cast includes Scott and Whaley, Ike Hatch, C. Denier Warren.
Kentucky Minstrel Banjo Team: Dick Pepper, Edward Fairs, and Bernard Sheaff.
BBC Variety Orchestra and Male Voice Chorus, conducted by Mansel Thomas.
At the organ, Charles Smart.


Musicians: Scott and Whaley
Performer: Ike Hatch
Performer: C. Denier Warren
Banjoist (Kentucky Minstrel Banjo Team): Dick Pepper
Banjoist (Kentucky Minstrel Banjo Team): Edward Fairs
Banjoist (Kentucky Minstrel Banjo Team): Bernard Sheaff
Musicians/Singers: BBC Variety Orchestra and Male Voice Chorus
Conductor: Mansel Thomas
Organist: Charles Smart
Producer: Harry S. Pepper

: The Wednesday Story: 40: Lady Lucifer

Written by Sean O'Faolain, read by Harry Hutchinson.


Author: Sean O'Faolain
Reader: Harry Hutchinson

: Music While You Work

Sidney Davey and his Players.
(Recording of the broadcast on October 22)


Musicians: Sidney Davey and his Players

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