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: Bright and Early

Gramophone records

: Sunday Serenade

Ronnie Munro and his Orchestra, with Kay Kennedy. John Silver , and Nora Savage.


Unknown: Ronnie Munro
Unknown: Kay Kennedy.
Unknown: John Silver

: News Headlines

News read at dictation speed for Forces newspapers overseas

: Messages from Overseas

Recorded by members of the Services for their relatives and friends in Britain
Cairo Calling
Introduced by Peter Haddon


Presenter: Peter Haddon

: For Isolated Units

Service for members of the Forces at home and overseas who are in out-of-the-way places and have no padre with them. From Bradford Cathedral. Conducted bv the Provost of Bradford. the Very Rev. John G. Tiarks.
The hymns are sung by the Bradford Cathedral Choir, and the organist and choirmaster is Dr. Charles Hooper


Unknown: . John G. Tiarks.
Unknown: Dr. Charles Hooper

: News Headlines MICHAELOFF

and his Mazurka Orchestra (All arrangements by Mischa


News from and about the three Canadian Services overseas, and a newsletter from Canada read by W.R.N.S. Georgina Murray , R.C.N.V.R.


Read By: W.R.N.S. Georgina Murray

: As the Commentator Saw It

Edited versions of yesterday's commentaries on The Scottish Summer Cup Final: The Stalin Mile: R.A.A.F. v. South of England cricket match, and The Victory Aquacade


from Woodhouse Moor Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Professor Norman Snaith ; choirmaster,
Arthur Lord
0 for a thousand tongues to sing
(M.H.B. 1)
Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
For all thy saints (M.H.B. 832, vv. 1.
2. 3. 7. 8)
Lesson: 1 Maccabeus 3, w. 16-22
Anthem: How lovely are thy messengers (Mendelssohn)
I'll praise my Maker while I've breath (M.H.B. 428)
Prayer Grace
Organist) Tom Bates


Choirmaster: Norman Snaith
Choirmaster: Arthur Lord
Organist: Tom Bates


Reg. Leopold playing popular light pieces written or transcribed for the violin


with impromptu answers to listeners' questions: Sir George Dyson (Director of the Royal College of Music). Professor Gilbert Murray , E. Arnot Robertson, Bertrand Russell , F.R.S.. Barbara Ward. Question-Master, Major Brian Meredith. (Shortened edition for overseas of last Tuesday's recorded session)


Unknown: Sir George Dyson
Music: Professor Gilbert Murray
Music: E. Arnot
Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Question-Master: Barbara Ward.
Question-Master: Major Brian Meredith.

: News Headlines CASALS

and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (leader, Paul Beard ). Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult


Leader: Paul Beard
Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult


and his Orchestra, with Sally Douglas. Carole Carr , Len Camber , Johnny Green , Archie Lewis , and Three Boys and a Girl


Unknown: Sally Douglas.
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: Len Camber
Unknown: Johnny Green
Unknown: Archie Lewis

: Thank You for Your Letters

Marjorie Anderson replies to letters sent to her by Forces overseas


Presenter: Marjorie Anderson


Combined Stoll Theatres Orchestra (by permission of Prince Littler), under its conductor, Reginald Bur ston. With Monia Liter. (BEC recording)


Conductor: Reginald Bur
Unknown: Monia Liter.


Lionel Hale on plays


Unknown: Lionel Hale


on gramophone records

: Variety Band-Box

An entertainment for Forces overseas. Jack and Eddy Eden, Buck Warren and Chick, Norman Hackforth in 'Composer Cavalcade', with Rita Williams, the Vickers Twins, the Nairn Brothers (by permission of Jack Hylton), and excerpts from "Late Joys" from the Players Theatre, with Leonard Sachs as Chairman and the following: Daphne Anderson, Charlotte Bidmead, Nuna Davey, Don Gemmel, Archie Harradine, Richard Hart, Hattie Jacques, Betty Lawrence, and Joan Sterndale-Bennett. The BBC Variety Orchestra. Introduced by Jill Evans (by permission of Sidney Box Productions). From the stage of the Queensberry All-Services Club.


Performer: Jack Eden
Performer: Eddy Eden
Performers: Buck Warren and Chick
Performer: Norman Hackforth
Performer: Rita Williams
Performers: The Vickers Twins
Performers: The Nairn Brothers
Chairman ("Late Joys"): Leonard Sachs
Performer ("Late Joys"): Daphne Anderson
Performer ("Late Joys"): Charlotte Bidmead
Performer ("Late Joys"): Nuna Davey
Performer ("Late Joys"): Don Gemmel
Performer ("Late Joys"): Archie Harradine
Performer ("Late Joys"): Richard Hart
Performer ("Late Joys"): Hattie Jacques
Performer ("Late Joys"): Betty Lawrence
Performer ("Late Joys"): Joan Sterndale-Bennett
Introduced By: Jill Evans
Produced by: Cecil Madden
Produced by: Stephen Williams


on gramophone records


A tribute in music and song to the war-time Civil Defence Services and personnel of the L.C.C., presented by the ' Daily Herald.' The artists in this broadcast excerpt include Richard Tauber , Arthur Askey. the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, the Alexandra Choir and Geraldo's Concert Orchestra. From the Royal
Albert Hall , London


Unknown: Richard Tauber
Unknown: Arthur Askey.
Unknown: Alexandra Choir
Unknown: Albert Hall


A musical romance of the Canadian Rockies. Book and lyrics by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein. Music by Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart , with special orchestrations by Leo Wurmser. Radio version and production by Desmond Davis
BBC Theatre Chorus: BBC Theatre Orchestra, conductor, Stanford Robin son
(Edmund Donlevy broadcasts by permission of the Administrator of Sadler's Wells)


Unknown: Otto Harbach
Unknown: Oscar Hammerstein.
Music By: Rudolf Friml
Music By: Herbert Stothart
Unknown: Leo Wurmser.
Production By: Desmond Davis
Conductor: Stanford Robin
Unknown: Edmund Donlevy
Sergeant Malone: Edmund Donlevy
Lady Jane: Phyllis Monkman
Emile: Marcel de Haes
Edward Hawley: Hartley Power
Hard-boiled Herman: Reginald Purdell
Black Eagle: Laurence Baskcomb
Jim Kenyon: Bruce Carfax
Rose Marie: Maria Eisner
Wanda: Linda Gray

: World News and Home News From Britain

Followed at 9.10 by Home News from Canada
Cabled from the CBC News Rooms


by Moura Lympany


Unknown: Moura Lympany


The second of two programmes in which Paula Green says ' Hullo Again' to the serving men and women she met on her recent tour of PAIFORCE and SEAC, with her pianist, Reg Warburton , and James Moody and his Sextet. Produced by Vernon Harris.


Unknown: Paula Green
Pianist: Reg Warburton
Pianist: James Moody
Produced By: Vernon Harris.

: News Headlines SUNDAY HALE-HOUR

Community hymn-singing from Eighth Army H.Q. Choir, and Royal Corps of Signals Choir. followed at 10.25 by THE EPILOGUE


played by George Scott Wood and his Accordion Band


Played By: George Scott Wood

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