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: Record Roundabout

on gramophone records

: Jubilee

Noble Sissle and his Orchestra

: Music by Gretry

on gramophone records

: News Headlines

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

: Reginald Dixon

at the theatre organ


Organist: Reginald Dixon

: London Calling

General Forces Programme summary .

: The Daily Service

All ye who seek for sure relief (A.P.B. 4) ; Luke 10, vv. 38-42.

: Bandstand

Lilting music, melody, and song, with Maggie Teyte, Jan van der Gucht, and Ronald Chesney, with augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, under its conductor, Charles Groves. Introduced by Lionel Gamlin. (BBC recording)


Unknown: Maggie Teyte
Unknown: Jan van Der Gucht
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Conductor: Charles Groves.
Introduced By: Lionel Gamlin.

: War Office Calling the Army

War Office personalities, introduced by Major Lionel Marson, discuss Army questions of general interest to troops.


Presenter: Major Lionel Marson

: By Way of Music

ENSA Overseas Half-Hour, with Jack Leon and his Orchestra


Musicians: Jack Leon and his Orchestra

: Your Questions Answered

Experts answering questions sent in by Forces overseas. Contributors to this programme include Sir Arthur Eddington, O.M., F.R.S., and H.N. Brailsford; introduced by Colin Wills.


Unknown: Sir Arthur Eddington
Unknown: H. N. Brailsford
Introduced By: Colin Wills.

: Hello, India

Special programme for American Forces in India

: Keeping in Touch

Review of news and events of special interest to Forces in India

: Forces Favourites

Records chosen by British Forces serving overseas

: Radio Newsreel

Close-ups from the world's battle fronts

: Accent on Rhythm

with the Bachelor Girls, Peter Akister, and George Elliott


Unknown: Peter Akister
Unknown: George Elliott

: Music While You Work

Joe Loss and his Band


Musicians: Joe Loss and his Band

: Association Football

The League (South) War Cup Competition. Commentary by Raymond Glendenning during the second half of one of the principal matches of the day.


Commentary: Raymond Glendenning

: London Calling

General Forces Programme summary

: Shipmates Ashore

Music, entertainment, and 'ship-shop' talk for the Merchant Service, in their own programme recorded at the famous Merchant Navy Club, near Piccadilly Circus. Doris Hare is hostess, with Debroy Somers and his Orchestra. Features include 'Ship's Newspaper'; 'Good Old London'; 'In the Clubroom' - second of three discussions on the M.N. post-war prospects: 'Accommodation'


Unknown: Doris Hare
Unknown: Debroy Somers

: Atlantic Spotlight

Atlantic Spotlight flashes between Britain and America. Famous artists and famous bands from both sides of the Atlantic. The programme, a joint venture of the BBC and NBC, is heard simultaneously in both countries.

: It's All Yours

Programme for British Forces in East Africa, with music by Jack Leon and his Orchestra, and Let's Join the Children'. Introduced by Helen Clare


Musicians: Jack Leon and his Orchestra
Presenter: Helen Clare

: Forces Favourites

Records chosen by British Forces serving overseas

: Football Results

read at dictation speed.

: Sir Henry Wood's Seventy-Fifth Birthday

Programme of gramophone records

: The New 'Johnny Canuck's Revue'

Weekly Variety show starring a Canadian Army orchestra, with songs of Corporal Bill Smith and Corporal Ted Hockridge, and a star guest, and featuring a Forces talent competition and a miniature Quiz. Introduced by Gerry Wilmot.


Singer: Corporal Bill Smith
Singer: Corporal Ted Hockridge
Presenter: Gerry Wilmot

: Thank You for Your Letters

Joan Griffiths replies to some of the letters sent her by Forces overseas, and plays some records.


Presenter: Joan Griffiths

: Jack Payne

with his Orchestra
(News Headline at 9.0)

: Sports Commentary

As the commentator saw it - the League (South) War Cup Competition. An edited version of this afternoon's commentary by Raymond Glendenning of one of the principal matches


Commentary: Raymond Glendenning

: Monia Liter

and the Twentieth-Century Serenaders


[Starring] Tommy Handley, with Horace Percival, Fred Yule, Dorothy Summers, Sydney Keith, Dino Galvani, Bill Stephens, Jean Capra, and Jack Cooper. Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell. Script and lyrics by Ted Kavanagh.


Comedian: Tommy Handley
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Dorothy Summers
Unknown: Sydney Keith
Unknown: Dino Galvani
Unknown: Bill Stephens
Unknown: Jean Capra
Unknown: Jack Cooper
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell.
Unknown: Ted Kavanagh.

: Music While You Work

Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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