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: Reveille!

Cheerful gramophone records


Programme summary


Gramophone records, introduced by Harry Mortimer


Introduced By: Harry Mortimer


Hit-tunes for the week


Programme Parade


' Freddy Grisewood Speaking '

: Take Your Choice

from a selection of records


and his Orchestra

: Robinson Cleaver

at the organ of the Granada, Welling


Organist: Robinson Cleaver


in a ' Morning Serenade ', with Dilys Rees. At the piano, Mai Jones


Unknown: Dilys Rees.
Piano: Mai Jones

: Music While You Work

Band of H.M. Coldstream Guards, conducted by Major J. Causley Windram, Director of Music, Coldstream Guards


Conducted By: Major J. Causley

: Carroll Gibbons and his Orchestra


Musicians: Carroll Gibbons and his Orchestra

: Stanelli

presents 'We Four', something new in one-man shows.


Performer: Stanelli
Producer: Richard North


on gramophone records

: Workers' Playtime

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


' The Legend of Pele and Lohiau ', told by Peter Madden , with music on records. Adapted by Charles Chilton


Told By: Peter Madden
Adapted By: Charles Chilton


Three movements from Trio in D minor played by the Albion Trio

: Band of The Green Howards

Conductor, R. Lester

Regimental Slow March
Selection: The Gondoliers...Sullivan
Waltz: Espana...Waldteufel
March: Fresney...S.B. Wood
Selection: Sanderson's Songs
Regimental March: The Bonnie English Rose


Musicians: Band of the Green Howards
Conductor: R. Lester

: Instrumental Movements

on gramophone records

Allegro ma mon tanto (Cello Sonata in A, Op. 69: Beethoven): Emmanuel Feuermann (cello) and Myra Hess (piano)
Air and Variations (Octet in F, Op. 166: Schubert): Lener String Quartet and C. Hobday (string bass); C. Draper (clarinet); E. W. Hinchlifle (bassoon); Aubrey Brain (horn)
Scherzando (Quartet in F, Op. 3, No. 5: Haydn): Lener String Quartet
Finale (Piano Quintet in E flat, Op. 44: Schumann): Artur Schnabel (piano) and Pro Arte Quartet

: Music While You Work

Scottish Variety Orchestra


Musicians: Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor: Ronnie Munro


Conducted by Michael Krein


Conducted By: Michael Krein


with his Orchestra


at the organ of the Odeon Theatre, Manchester : ' A Musical Memory Test'

: Navy Mixture

Entertainment of all kinds blended to suit the taste of the Royal Navy. This week's mixture includes Decima Knight, Connor and Drake, Ronald Chesney, Harry Hemsley, Malcolm McEachern, and Arthur Askey (by permission of Jack Hylton). BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Introduced by "Hubert".

(BBC recording)


Performer: Decima Knight
Performers: Connor and Drake
Performer: Ronald Chesney
Performer: Harry Hemsley
Performer: Malcolm McEachern
Performer: Arthur Askey
Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Presenter: Hubert
Producer: Alick Hayes


followed by National and Regional announcements

: Radio Rhythm Club

presents 'Rhythm is their Business': gramophone programme about modem drummers, written by Jack Parnell, and introduced by Denis Preston


Writer: Jack Parnell
Presenter: Denis Preston

: Polish Army Choir

Conducted by Lieut. Adam Harasowski.

Rokiena - Walewski
Ballad of Florian the Great, for solo bass and choir - Moniuszko
Mazur - Raczka
The Shepherd's Boy, for solo tenor with choir and flute accompaniment - Nachman
Tale of a Little Mouse - Walewski
Rota - Nowowiejski
Polish National Anthem


Conductor: Lieut. Adam Harasowski

: Variety

froth the Coliseum, Portsmouth.


Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

: Salute to Rhythm

Parade of the best in jazz, played by Phil Green and his Concert Dance Orchestra, with Sam Browne, Dorothe Morrow, and the Six in Harmony. This week's guest, Leslie Hutchinson ('Hutch'). Introduced by Jack Jackson.


Presenter: Jack Jackson
Musicians: Phil Green and his Concert Dance Orchestra
Singer: Sam Browne
Singer: Dorothe Morrow
Singer/Pianist: Leslie Hutchinson
Producer: Henry Reed


Light music on a large scale, played by a concert orchestra of fifty soldier musicians

: Mail Call

Thirty-ninth in the series produced by the Special Service Division of the War Department of the United States of America for the entertainment of the Armed Forces of the United Nations.
(Recorded in Hollywood)

: Canadian News Round-Up

The past week's Canadian news and sports high lights, cabled by the CBC National News Service, especially for Canadian Forces in Britain.

: Bing Time

Records of Bing Crosby

: Music While You Work

Ivy Benson and her Girls Band


Musicians: Ivy Benson and her Girls Band

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