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: RECORD ROUNDABOUT

Gramophone records

: TOMMY DORSEY

and his Orchestra

: News Headlines

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

: 'SPOTLIGHT'

Betty Driver and Ivor Dennis. (BBC recording)

Contributors

Unknown: Betty Driver
Unknown: Ivor Dennis.

: MUSIC OF SCOTLAND

Clydebank Male Voice Choir : conductor, James D. Fleming. (BBC recording)

Contributors

Unknown: James D. Fleming.

: NON-STOP MEDLEY

Dance music, on gramophone records

: FRENCH ORGAN MUSIC

played by Geraint Jones
(From St. Margaret's, Lee)

Contributors

Played By: Geraint Jones

: THE CHARLIE McCARTHY PROGRAMME

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

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Bergen
Unknown: Charlie McCarthy
Unknown: Ray Noble

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Dudley Hippodrome Orchestra : conductor, Harry Pell

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Pell

: London Calling

General Forces Programme summary

: THE DAILY SERVICE

O happy band of pilgrims (A.P.B. 86); St. Luke 18, vv. 24-33.

: BILLY TERNENT

and the Dance Orchestra, with Irene King , Ken Beaumont , and Sid Buckman

Contributors

Unknown: Irene King
Unknown: Ken Beaumont
Unknown: Sid Buckman

: BBC.ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Clarence Raybould

Contributors

Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: DAVID JAVA

and his Orchestra

: STRIKE A HOME NOTE'

The ninth, Midland, contribution to a programme for the Forces, containing items of special interest to men from the Midlands. Introduced by Percy Edgar

Contributors

Introduced By: Percy Edgar

: LE BEAU DANUBE'

Music from the ballet (Johann Strauss-Desormi ère), played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Antal Dorati. (Gramophone records)

Contributors

Unknown: Johann Strauss-Desormi
Conducted By: Antal Dorati.

: RADIO NEWSREEL

Close-ups from the world's battlefronts

: FOOTBALL FIXTURES

read at dictation speed

: FORCES FAVOURITES

Records chosen for their womenfolk at home by British Forces serving overseas

: 'COMMAND PERFORMANCE'

Produced by the Armed Forces Radio Service of the War Department of the United States of America

: WICKHAM STEED

Weekly commentary on world affairs

: ' INTERMISSION '

Novelty numbers and solo pieces, played by the BBC Variety Orchestra (conductor, Charles Shadwell ), with Sam Browne

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Sam Browne

: London Calling

General Forces Programme summary

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Guy Warrack
Beethoven's ' Coriolanus ' is not based on Shakespeare's play, but on an entirely different work by Heinrich Collin. It is a concert overture, and may be considered a forerunner of the symphonic Eoem which was later to be developed by Liszt. There was much in the character of Coriolanus to appeal to a man like Beethoven, whose independent, strongwilled nature was not dissimilar. In the music the composer has aimed at two things : to render musically the character of his hero, and to picture the incident of the famous meeting between Coriolanus, his mother, and his wife.

Contributors

Conductor: Guy Warrack
Unknown: Heinrich Collin.

: SANDY CALLING THE MIDDLE EAST

Request tunes : Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: ' IT'S ALL YOURS'

Programme for the R.A.F. in South Africa : Jack Leon and his Dance Orchestra, Gloria Kane and Rita Williams , and ' Let's Join the Children ', introduced by Helen Clare. Produced by Stephen Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Leon
Unknown: Gloria Kane
Unknown: Rita Williams
Introduced By: Helen Clare.
Produced By: Stephen Williams

: FOOTBALL FIXTURES

read at dictation speed

: ' SWING CLUB'

Spike Hughes 's weekly programme for swing fans

Contributors

Unknown: Spike Hughes

: Mediterranean Merry-Go-Round

(Air Force edition). A Home Forces entertainment for their brothers-in-arms serving in the Mediterranean area. You are invited on a visit to that famous station in the laughter command - 'Much Binding in the Marsh', to meet Richard ('Stinker') Murdoch, Kenneth Horne, and an all-star R.A.F. Orchestra, with a Service 'Double or Quits' quiz conducted by Ronnie Waldman.

Contributors

Comedian: Richard Murdoch
Comedian: Kenneth Horne
Quiz conducted by: Ronnie Waldman
Programme produced by: David Manderson

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Radio Times in the 1940s - War and Peace 8 December 2018
Radio Times in the 1940s - War and Peace 8 December 2018
Sunday Post: The BBC in World War Two 24 July 2016

: HENRY HALL'S GUEST NIGHT

with guests from the Army Cadet Force. From the Empire, Kingston

: FORCES FAVOURITES

Records chosen by British Forces serving overseas

: News from Canada

cabled from the CBC News Rooms

: TOMMY TRINDER and ANNE SHELTON

in a floor-show, with Derek Roy and the Jerry Allen Trio : Billy Ternent conducts the Dance Orchestra. Produced by Alick Haves. (BBC recording)

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Roy
Unknown: Jerry Allen
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Duced By: Alick Haves.

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack Leon and his Orchestra. (Recording of the broadcast in the Home Service on March 9)

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Leon








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