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: Record Roundabout

Gramophone records

: Melody Round-Up

More songs of the Golden West

: News Headlines

followed by News read at dictation speed for Forces newspapers overseas and Announcements

: Orchestral Miscellany

on gramophone records

: The Jack Benny Programme

featuring Mary Livingstone , Don Wilson, Dennis Day, 'Rochester', Phil Harris and his Orchestra, and Jack Benny


Unknown: Mary Livingstone
Unknown: Don Wilson
Unknown: Dennis Day
Unknown: Phil Harris
Unknown: Jack Benny

: Reginald Foort

at the theatre organ

: Light Orchestral Music

on gramophone records

: Piano Music and Songs

Henry Bronkhurst (piano). Frederick Harvey (baritone)


Piano: Henry Bronkhurst
Baritone: Frederick Harvey

: Music While You Work

Falkman and his Apache Band

: London Calling

General Forces Programme summary

: The Daily Service

Fight the good fight (A.P.B. 28) ; St. Luke 9, vv. 51 and 57-62.

: Band Call

Songs and music, sweet and swing, from the Tune Parade of 1944. The Talkers, Fred Emney (by permission of Jack Buchanan), Jack Jackson, and Dick Francis. The Singers, Paula Green, Sam Browne, and the Aristocrats. The Guest, Billy Mayerl. The Band, Phil Green and his Concert Dance Orchestra.


Unknown: Fred Emney
Unknown: Jack Buchanan
Unknown: Jack Jackson
Unknown: Dick Francis.
Singers: Paula Green
Singers: Sam Browne
Unknown: Billy Mayerl.
Unknown: Phil Green

: Parliamentary Summary

by E.W.A. Atkinson.


Speaker: E.W.A. Atkinson.

: Radio Theatre 'THE ROUND DOZEN'

adapted from the short story by W. Somerset Maugham


Evertoh, a novelist: Ronald Simpson
Manageress: Thea Wells
Mr Edwin St Clair: John Ruddock
Mrs Edwin St Clair: Gladys Young
Miss Porchester: Lydia Sherwood
Mortimer Ellis: Eliot Makeham


Conducted by Muir Mathieson


Conducted By: Muir Mathieson


Recording of yesterday's special broadcast to mark the first day of the General Forces Programme, now linking listeners at home with the Forces overseas


Short discussion between J. F. Horrabin and Colin Wills on various aspects of the war in the Far East


Unknown: J. F. Horrabin
Unknown: Colin Wills


Records chosen by British Forces serving overseas

: Radio Newsreel

Close-ups from the world's battle-fronts


featuring high lights of the week-end sport in Britain, with news from correspondents in the North and in Scotland, and commentary ' flashes' covering important events


Records chosen by British Forces serving overseas

: Radio Post: 2

J.B. Priestley introduces his new Variety magazine for Forces overseas.

: Points of View

by representative speakers on questions of the day

: BBC Midland Light Orchestra

Conductor, Rae Jenkins


Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: London Calling

General Forces Programme summary

: Dohnanyi

Suite in F sharp minor played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Sir Adrian Boult. (BBC recording)


Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult.

: Geraldo

and his Orchestra, featuring Dorothy Carless, with Doreen Villiers, Len Camber, Derek Roy, Johnny Green, Three Boys and a Girl


Musicians: Geraldo and his Orchestra Singer: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Doreen Villiers
Unknown: Len Camber
Comedian: Derek Roy
Unknown: Johnny Green
Performers: Three Boys and a Girl

: Off the Map

Programme for men stationed in out-of-the-way places, arranged and introduced by Barbara McFadyean.


Arranged and introduced by: Barbara McFadyean


speaking to Forces overseas

: Out of the Ditty-Box

with the Debonaires, Bobbie Raye, Chick Smith and his Gang. (BBC recording)


Singers: The Debonaires
Unknown: Bobbie Raye
Unknown: Chick Smith and his Gang

: Sports Gazette

Review of week-end sport repeated for the Middle East, North, and West Africa.

: Borodin

Overture; Polovtsian March; Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor)
In the Steppes of Central Asia Mazurka (Petite Suite, Finale from Opera: Mlada played by the BBC Scottish Orchestra conductor, Guy Warrack


Conductor: Guy Warrack

: Forces Favourites

Records chosen by British Forces serving overseas.

: Scottish Half-Hour

for Overseas Forces. Scots Variety entertainment, with Jean Stoddart, Joe Leggate (tenor), and George West, from the pantomime at the Princess's, Glasgow; piping; news from home. James Sloan introduces the programme


Performer: Jean Stoddart
Tenor: Joe Leggate
Performer: George West
Presenter: James Sloan

: Music While You Work

Melville Christie and his Dance Orchestra


Unknown: Melville Christie

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