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: Reveille!

Cheerful gramophone records


Programme summary

: Dudley Beaven

at the organ of the Granada, Clapham Junction


Organist: Dudley Beaven


Programme Parade

: The Kitchen Front: Try Something New: Economical Pastry

by Helen Mary Stevens


Speaer: Helen Mary Stevens

: Music of Scotland

Mae Johnston (soprano) and Ian Smith (tenor). At the piano, Andrew Bryson. Harry M. Willsher provides the introduction


Presenter: Harry M. Willsher
Soprano: Mae Johnston
Tenor: Ian Smith
Pianist: Andrew Bryson

: Louis Mordish

at the organ of the Empire, Leicester Square


Organist: Louis Mordish

: Piano Music

played by Ingeborg Petersen
Prelude No. 1 (Songs of Spain) - Albeniz
Andaluza (Spanish Dances) - Granados
Little Dark Girl (The Baby's Lullaby) - Villa-Lobos
Study in F sharp - Arensky
Staccato Study in C - Rubinstein


Pianist: Ingeborg Petersen

: 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

: The Little Orchestra

Directed by Jack Hardy

Hunting Song...Schumann
Polish Dance...Scharwenka
Swedish Folk Song...arr. Svendten
Le chevalier...Dauvergne
Passing by...E.C. Purcell
Songs about Mary...arr. Hardy


Musicians: The Little Orchestra
Musical Director: Jack Hardy

: Music While You Work

Jack Jackson and his Band


Musicians: Jack Jackson and his Band

: Gay and Sentimental

Records to suit every mood

: Welsh Airs and Folk Songs

'Cenwch gerddi Cymru'. Mildred Lewis (soprano), Haydn Adams (tenor), and the Aberdare Singers, conducted by Idris Lewis


Soprano: Mildred Lewis
Tenor: Haydn Adams
Singers: The Aberdare Singers
Conductor: Idris Lewis

: Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Conductor, George Thompson

Overture: Fierrabras...Schubert
Selection of Beethoven's Music...arr. Rimmer
Waltz: The Choristers...Phelps
March: The President...German


Musicians: Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Conductor: George Thompson

: Break for Music

(See Home Service)

: War Commentary

Recording of last night's broadcast


with his Orchestra

: His Majesty's Theatre, London

Gramophone records to remind you of some of the musical productions produced there between 1916 and 1938

I am Chu Chin Chow (Chu Chin Chow: Norton): Malcolm McEachern (bass)
Hast thou been to Mecca ? (Cairo: Fletcher): Gwyn Ellis
Deep in my heart (The Student Prince: Romberg): Maggie Teyte (soprano)
Serenade (The Student Prince: Romberg): Charles Kullman (tenor)
All day long (Song of the Sea: Kunneke): Lilian Davies (soprano)
Song of the Sea (Song of the Sea: Kunneke): Stanley Holloway
If love were all (Bitter Sweet: Coward): Ivy St. Helier
I give my heart (The Dubarry: Millocker): Anny Ahlers (soprano)
The song is you (Music in the Air: Kern): Mary Ellis (soprano) and Chorus
Nevermore (Conversation Piece: Coward): Yvonne Printemps (soprano) and Louis Hayward (tenor)
Countess Mitzi (Operette: Coward): Fritzi Massary with Chorus

: Michaeloff and his Mazurka Orchestra

Petite rapsodie roumaine...Jean Neage
There are angels outside heaven...Tauber
Danse russe: Katuscha...Michaeloff
Summer Evening in Santa Cruz...Fred Hartley
Polka Caprice...Walter Collins
Serenade to a Dream...Pedro Fuertes
Gypsy Illusions...Michaeloff
(All arrangements by Mischa Michaeloff)


Musicians: Michaeloff and his Mazurka Orchestra
Arranger: Mischa Michaeloff

: Music While You Work

Carroll Gibbons and his Orchestra


Musicians: Carroll Gibbons and his Orchestra

: You May Like To Hear

these gramophone records

(See Home Service)

: Verse and Style

The style provided by Billy Mayerl at the piano, and the verse by Maria Pirelli.


Pianist: Billy Mayerl
Reader: Maria Pirelli
Producer: Alick Hayes

: Billy Cotton and his Band


Musicians: Billy Cotton and his Band

: Marching On

Recording of Wednesday's broadcast


National and Regional announcements and Scottish News summary

: Gramophone Library

Valentine Britten, BBC Gramophone Librarian, introduces some records seldom played.


Presenter: Valentine Britten

: Chief Inspector French's Cases: The Case of the Telephone Call

Milton Rosmer as Chief Inspector French in "The Case of the Telephone Call": third of six detective plays specially written for broadcasting by Freeman Wills Crofts.

In each of these plays Chief Inspector French tells the story of one of his cases, and listeners will have an opportunity of spotting the clue that leads to the arrest of the criminal.


Writer: Freeman Wills Crofts
Producer: Leslie Stokes
Chief Inspector French: Milton Rosmer
Wilde, a clerk in the office of a chemical works: Lewis Stringer
Hubbard, technical assistant in the laboratory of the chemical works: Cyril Gardiner

: Band of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Conductor, Mr. H.C. Jarman

Regimental March of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps: The Village Blacksmith
Southern Rhapsody Virginia...Haydn Wood
Three Dances (Henry VIII)...German
Selection: Iolanthe...Sullivan


Musicians: Band of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Conductor: Mr. H.C. Jarman

: Reginald Foort

plays 'Blues' tunes, at the organ of the Odeon Theatre, Llandudno


Organist: Reginald Foort

: These You Have Loved

Fifth of a new series of gramophone programmes of well-loved music, selected and introduced by Doris Arnold


Presenter: Doris Arnold

: Irish Half-Hour

or 'Friday at Mulligan's'
[Starring] Jimmy O'Dea
Revue Chorus and the BBC Revue Orchestra; conducted by Charles Groves.


Script: Harry O'Donovan
Singers: Revue Chorus
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Groves
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Mrs Mulligan: Jimmy O'Dea
'Mickser': Joe Linnane
Bridgit: Maye Tipple
Sheila: Yolande Mageean
The Sergeant: Harry O'Donovan
Ceilidhe Band Leader: Sean Ryan
Patsy Johnson: Jim Jonson
Lizzie Johnson: Josie Day

: The Charlie McCarthy Programme

featuring Edgar Bergen, the ventriloquist, and his world-famous dummy, Charlie McCarthy, Dale Evans, and Ray Noble and his Orchestra.


Ventriloquist: Edgar Bergen
Singer: Dale Evans
Musicians: Ray Noble and his Orchestra

: The Week's Question

First of three talks by the Rev. B.C. Plowright, dealing with some ethical and religious questions frequently discussed by members of the Forces.


Speaker: Rev. B.C. Plowright

: Entertainment Annual

1928 edition, written and narrated by Roy Plomley. Recorded review of stage, screen, radio, music, and cabaret for the year.
Special contributions by C.A. Lejeune, Jack Payne, and Leslie Sarony.
With the recorded voices of Layton and Johnstone, Al Jolson, Jack Buchanan, Elsie Randolph, Whispering Jack Smith, Leslie Henson, Sydney Howard, Stanley Holloway, Claude Hulbert, Noel Coward, Paul Robeson, Marie Burke, Howett Worster, and Edith Day.


Writer/Presenter: Roy Plomley
Editor: Peter Eton
Speaker: C. A. Lejeune
Speaker: Jack Payne
Speaker: Leslie Sarony


Harry Leader and his Band

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