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: RECORD ALBUM '

from swing to classics

: ' I KNOW WHAT I LIKE'

Today's choice of records is by Byng Whittaker

Contributors

Unknown: Byng Whittaker

: News Headlines

followed by News read at dictation speed for Forces newspapers overseas

: PHIL GREEN

and his Dixieland Band. with Leslie Douglas Dorothe Morrow , and Pearl Carr.

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Douglas
Unknown: Dorothe Morrow
Unknown: Pearl Carr.

: News Headlines followed by DVORAK

'Serenade in E. for strings played by the Boyd Neel String Orchestra. conducted by Boyd Neel . (Gramophone records)

Contributors

Unknown: Boyd Neel
Conducted By: Boyd Neel

: ' COUNTRY MAGAZINE '

Repeat of last Thursday's recorded broadcast

: News Headlines followed by ' COMMAND PERFORMANCE'

Recorded in America, and heard by arrangement with the American Forces Network

: BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Frederick Bye

Contributors

Conducted By: Frederick Bye

: News Headlines

followed at 11.2 by Sidelights from Today's Papers

: NAVY MIXTURE

blended to suit the taste of the Royal Navy. This week's mixture includes Rawicz and Landauer : ' Off the Liberty Boat '—the Navy's own contribution to the programme ; ' Turn Back the Clock '-musical memories revived by Jack Cooper : ' Archie Takes the Helm ' (featuring Peter Brough. the ventriloquist, and Archie Andrews ') ; Collinson and Breen; ' Sing a Song, Sailor '—join in the chorus with Joan Young. BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Programme introduced by ' Hubert,' and produced by Charles Maxwell.

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Cooper
Unknown: Peter Brough.
Unknown: Archie Andrews
Unknown: Joan Young.
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell.
Produced By: Charles Maxwell.

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Charles Groves
AARON COPLAND 'S 'Quiet City ' was written to illustrate a scene in a play by the American playwright Irwin Shaw. which was described as ' a realistic fantasy concerning the night thoughts of many different kinds of people in a great city.' On its first performance in New York, ' Quiet City ' was considered ' the high point of the evening..... The work has In it si lent streets, the slogging gait of a dispossessed man, and some of the feeling of mournful beauty that comes from loneliness.'

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Groves
Unknown: Aaron Copland
Unknown: Irwin Shaw.

: News Headlines followed by ' VARIETY BAND-BOX '

An entertainment chosen by Forces serving overseas : Vera Lynn. Kathleen Moody , Janet Jove , Phil Park ,
Jackie Hunter. Irving Kaye. the New Canadian Band of the A.E.F.. conducted by Captain Robert Farnon , with Joanne Dallas , C.W.A.C., Private Paul Carpenter , and the ' Canada Show ' Chorus. Introduced by Lilli Palmer. Produced by Cecil Madden and Stephen Williams. From the stage of the Queensberry All-Services Club. (This week's edition dedicated to the 'Orkney Blast' and 'Orientations,' Cairo).

Contributors

Unknown: Vera Lynn.
Unknown: Kathleen Moody
Unknown: Janet Jove
Unknown: Phil Park
Unknown: Jackie Hunter.
Unknown: Irving Kaye.
Conducted By: Captain Robert Farnon
Unknown: Joanne Dallas
Unknown: Paul Carpenter
Introduced By: Lilli Palmer.
Produced By: Cecil Madden
Produced By: Stephen Williams.

: LIGHT MUSIC

on. gramophone records

: ' HELLO, G.I.s !'

Special programme for American Forces overseas

: SANDY MACPHERSON

speaking to Forces overseas

: News Headlines followed by 'RADIO NEWSREEL'

Close-ups from the war-fronts of the world

: FORCES FAVOURITES

Records chosen for themselves by British Forces overseas

: 'I'LL PLAY TO YOU'

with Cpl. Ted Hockridge (baritone) and Felton Rapley and Reginald Porter-Brown at the theatre organ. Introduced by Sandy Macpherson

Contributors

Baritone: Ted Hockridge
Baritone: Felton Rapley
Baritone: Reginald Porter-Brown
Introduced By: Sandy MacPherson

: ULSTER HALF-HOUR

Music and song. Variety and news from Northern Ireland. Produced by James Mageean

Contributors

Produced By: James Mageean

: ' WAR OFFICE CALLING THE ARMY'

War Office personalities discuss Army questions of special interest to troops

: ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

on gramophone records

: NEWS

followed by reports from the battle-fronts

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Conductor. Guy Warrack

Contributors

Conductor: Guy Warrack

: Tom Arnold's 'HOOP LA!'

All the fun of the fair. including the Pin-Up Parlour, with Polly Ward ; the Juke-Box ; the Dancing Booth ; International Palace of Varieties (this week's star attractions : ' Hutch ' and Harry Korris and Enoch). Side-shows introduced by Max Wall and Freddie Forbes. Complaints Manager. Robb Wilton. Music provided bv the R.A.F. Dance Orchestra, conducted by Sgt. Jimmy Miller. Script by Max Kester and Howard Barnes. Produced by Pat Dixon.

Contributors

Unknown: Polly Ward
Unknown: Harry Korris
Introduced By: Max Wall
Introduced By: Freddie Forbes.
Unknown: Robb Wilton.
Conducted By: Sgt. Jimmy Miller.
Script By: Max Kester
Script By: Howard Barnes.
Duced By: Pat Dixon.

: WORLD

NEWS and HOME NEWS FROM BRITAIN including a newsletter from the West of England followed at 8.10 by Home News from Canada
Cabled from the CBC News Rooms

: ANNE SHELTON

in ' Anne to You,' introduced by Neal Arden , with Nat Allen and his Combined Dance and Concert Orchestra. Produced by Alick Hayes.

Contributors

Introduced By: Neal Arden
Unknown: Nat Allen
Produced By: Alick Hayes.

: NEWS FROM AUSTRALIA

edited and read by Lieutenant Frederick Phelan , A.I.F.. and NEWS FROM NEW ZEALAND edited and read by Arthur Heighway

Contributors

Unknown: Frederick Phelan
Read By: Arthur Heighway

: 'FORCES PROM*

Gramophone programme of requests from Forces overseas
Overture : . The Silken Ladder
(Rossini) : London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham
Softly awakes my heart (Samson and Delilah - Saint-Saens) : Marian Anderson (contralto), with Orchestra conducted by Lawrance Colling wood
Symphonic Variations for piano and Orchestra (Franck) : Myra Hess (piano), with the City of Birmingham Orchestra, conducted by Basil Cameron
Variations on a theme of Haydn
(Chorale St. Antoni : Brahms) : Halle Orchestra , conducted by Dr.Malcolm Sargent

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Contralto: Marian Anderson
Conducted By: Lawrance Colling
Piano: Myra Hess
Unknown: Halle Orchestra
Conducted By: Dr.Malcolm Sargent

: MODERN LIGHT MUSIC OF AMERICA

played by the BBC Revue Orchestra (conductor, Alan Crooks ), with Evelyn Dove
(NEWS HEADLINES AT 9.58)

Contributors

Conductor: Alan Crooks
Unknown: Evelyn Dove

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Scottish Variety Orchestra : conductor. Kemlo Stephens.

Contributors

Unknown: Kemlo Stephens.








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