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: Sandy MacPherson

at the theatre organ


Organist: Sandy MacPherson

: Starlight: Elisabeth Welch

At the piano, Monia Liter.
(BBC recording)


Singer: Elisabeth Welch
Piano: Monia Liter

: Record Album

from swing to classics

: Michael Krein Saxophone Quartet


Musicians: Michael Krein Saxophone Quartet

: As the Commentator Saw It

Cricket: Army v. R.A.F., and a Scottish XI v. R.A.A.F.

Tennis: British Forces v. Allied Forces

Edited versions of yesterday's commentaries by Rex Alston, W.A. Bothwell, and Raymond Glendenning


Commentator: Rex Alston
Commentator: W.A. Bothwell
Commentator: Raymond Glendenning

: Great Music

Gramophone records of movements from symphonies by Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven.

: People's Service

from Chatham Parish Church, conducted by the Rector, the Rev. Joseph McCulloch.


Service conducted by: The Rev. Joseph McCulloch

: Songtime

on gramophone records

: Sunday Serenade

Ronnie Munro and his Orchestra, with Nora Savage, Norma Vail, and John Silver


Musicians: Ronnie Munro and his Orchestra
Unknown: Nora Savage
Unknown: Norma Vail
Unknown: John Silver

: Transatlantic Quiz

America v. Britain: a contest to find out who knows more about the other's country.
London: D.W. Brogan, David Niven. Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
New York: Christopher Morley, John Mason Brown. Quiz-Master, Alistair Cooke

This weekly programme, originating in New York and London, and produced by the BBC in collaboration with the American Broadcasting Company, will now be heard in Britain as well as in America
(BBC Recording)


Panellist: D.W. Brogan
Panellist: David Niven
Quiz-Master (London): Lionel Hale
Panellist: Christopher Morley
Panellist: John Mason Brown
Quiz-Master (New York): Alistair Cooke

: Music Parade

Combined Stoll Theatre Orchestra (by permission of Prince Littler). Guest conductor Charles Prentice, with Clive Richardson and Tony Lowry.


Conductor: Charles Prentice
Unknown: Clive Richardson
Unknown: Tony Lowry
Producer: Michael North

: Alf's Dream

by W.W. Jacobs.
Adapted by Douglas Cleverdon, and produced by Leslie Stokes

(BBC recording)


Author: W.W. Jacobs
Adapted by: Douglas Cleverdon
Producer: Leslie Stokes
Night Watchman: Norman Shelley
Mrs Morgan: Muriel George
Alf Simms: Billy Thatcher
Mrs Pearce: Kathleen Harrison
George Hatchard: Ivor Barnard
Joe Morgan: Arthur Owen
Bill Flurry: Edwin Ellis

: Torquay Municipal Orchestra

(Leader, Camille J. Bogaert)
Conductor, Ernest W. Goss
From the Pavilion, Torquay


Musicians: Torquay Municipal Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Camille J. Bogaert
Conductor: Ernest W. Goss

: Farewell A.E.F.P.

Excerpts from the A.E.F. Programme 'Farewell Party' at the Queensberry All-Services Club, London.

: Band of the Grenadier Guards

Conducted by Captain F.J. Harris, Director of Music, Grenadier Guards
Regimental Quick March: The British Grenadiers


Musicians: Band of the Grenadier Guards
Conductor: Captain F.J. Harris

: Variety Band-Box

An entertainment for Forces Overseas. Issy Bonn, Jill Manners (by permission of Emile Littler), Peggy Desmond, Peter Brough, Robin Richmond, Sgt. George Mitchell and his R.A.P.C. Swing Choir, Edmundo Ros and his Rumba Band, BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Introduced by Margaretta Scott
From the stage of the Queensberry All-Services Club


Singer: Issy Bonn
Singer: Jill Manners
Pianist: Peggy Desmond
Ventriloquist: Peter Brough
Organist: Robin Richmond
Singers: Sgt George Mitchell and his R.A.P.C. Swing Choir
Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Rumba Band
Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Introduced by: Margaretta Scott
Producer: Cecil Madden
Producer: Stephen Williams

: Think on These Things

A weekly programme on the words and music of great hymns.

: I'll Be Your Sweetheart

Radio version of the Gainsborough picture, starring Margaret Lockwood, Vic Oliver, with Peter Graves and Michael Rennie; from the original screenplay by Val Valentine and Val Guest, with additional dialogue by Edward Percy
Original numbers by Manning Sherwin and Val Guest.


Screenplay: Val Valentine
Screenplay: Val Guest
Additional dialogue: Edward Percy
Original numbers: Manning Sherwin
Original numbers: Val Guest
Orchestrations: Bob Busby
Orchestrations: Ben Frankel
Orchestrations: Bretton Byrd
Radio score supervised by: Jack Beaver
Singers/musicians: BBC Revue Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor: Alan Crooks
Radio adaptation: Rhoderick Walker
Producer: Tom Ronald
Edie Story: Margaret Lockwood
Sam Kahn: Vic Oliver
Bob Fielding: Michael Rennie
Jim Knight: Peter Graves
Pacey: Frederick Burtwell

: Tyneside Salutes the Merchant Navy

Feature concert for allied Seamen with Band of the Green Howards conducted by Mr. R. Lester, French Air Force Singers, Marian Zigmunt (Poland), Kenneth Cantril (U.S.A.), Harry Shuttleworth, Jos. Q. Atkinson and Cyril Moore at the pianos, Felling Male Voice Choir, conducted by T.H. Mearis, and representatives of the United Nations.
Arranged and produced by John Polwarth, in collaboration with the British Council, the Missions to Seamen, and the British Sailors' Society.
From the City Hall, Newcastle-upon Tyne


Musicians: Band of the Green Howards
Conductor: Mr. R. Lester
Unknown: Marian Zigmunt Unknown: Kenneth Cantril
Unknown: Harry Shuttleworth
Pianist: Jos. Q. Atkinson
Pianist: Cyril Moore
Singers: Felling Male Voice Choir
Choir conductor: T. H. Mearis
Arranged and produced by: John Polwarth

: Music from Blackpool

Toni and the North Pier Orchestra, Blackpool, with Violet Carson (soprano)
From the North Pier, Blackpool


Musicians: Toni and the North Pier Orchestra
Soprano: Violet Carson

: The Richard Tauber Programme

The celebrated tenor sings with the Orchestra directed by George Melachrino. At the piano, Percy Kahn. Guests: Fleet Street Choir, conducted by T. B. Lawrence.
(BBC recording)
(Richard Tauber broadcasts by permission of Bernard Delfont)


Singer: Richard Tauber
Musicians directed by: George Melachrino
Pianist: Percy Kahn
Singers: Fleet Street Choir
Choir conductor: T.B. Lawrence

: Sunday Half-Hour

Arranged by Edinburgh Society of Organists. Massed Choirs of Edinburgh Churches. Hymns introduced by the Rev. A. Irvine Pirie, Clerk of the Edinburgh Presbytery. Conductor, Dr. Head. Organist, S. Webster. From Palmerston Place Church, Edinburgh.
(BBC recording)


Hymns introduced by: The Rev. A. Irvine Pirie
Conductor: Dr. Head
Organist: S. Webster

: They Lived to Tell the Tale: Queen of the Lost Valley

The story of an American W.A.C., who survived an air crash in which all but two of her companions were killed, and became queen of a savage tribe in a lost-world valley high in the inaccessible mountains of Dutch New Guinea.

First of a new series of outstanding stories of wartime adventures, presenting the heroes and heroines of hairbreadth escapes and secret missions.


Editor: Robert Barr
Producer: Brigid Maas

: Accent on Rhythm

with the Bachelor Girls, Peter Akister, and George Elliot.


Director: James Moody
Singers: The Bachelor Girls
Musician: Peter Akister
Performer: George Elliot

: Talking with You

by Norman Snaith.


Speaker: Norman Snaith

: The Twilight Hour

Programme of melody, introduced by Sandy MacPherson at the theatre organ.


Presenter/Organist: Sandy MacPherson

: In a Sentimental Mood

with Reg Leopold and his Players, and Jack Cooper


Musicians: Reg Leopold and his Players
Singer: Jack Cooper

: Songs of Three Decades

Tunes that were favourites from the 'nineties' to the 'twenties.' A gramophone programme edited by Frederick Piffard


Editor: Frederick Piffard

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