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with his Orchestra and artists


Produced by Matt Heft


Produced By: Matt Heft


from swing to classics


and his Sextet


Gramophone records of orchestral music by Berlioz and Tchaikovsky

: To Town on Two Pianos

Arthur Young and Reginald Forsythe go To Town on Two Pianos, with Elisabeth Welch to sing.
Introduced by Roy Plomley.


Pianist: Arthur Young
Pianist: Reginald Forsythe
Singer: Elisabeth Welch
Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Edgar Blatt


on gramophone records


and his Aristocrats

: Cricket

Nottinghamshire v. Derbyshire and R.A.F v Worcestershire. Commentaries on the closing overs before lunch by Rex Alston, from Trent Bridge, Nottingham; and by A. E. R. Gilligan, from the County Ground, Worcester


Commentator: Rex Alston
Commentator: A. E. R. Gilligan

: Theatre Organ Plus

Frank Davey (tenor), with Reginald Foort at the theatre organ


Tenor: Frank Davey
Unknown: Reginald Foort

: The Truth About Pyecraft

by H.G. Wells.
[Starring] Frederick Lloyd


Author: H.G. Wells
Adapted by: Leslie Burgess
Producer: Leslie Stokes
Formalyn: Leslie Perrins
Hall Porter: Ernest Sefton
Pyecraft: Frederick Lloyd
Landlady: Gladys Young
Waiter: Charles Maunsell
Bassett: Richard Williams

: Students' Songs

BBC Chorus: conductor, Leslie Woodgate, with Stanley Riley (baritone), and Ernest Lush at the piano


Singers: BBC Chorus
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Baritone: Stanley Riley
Pianist: Ernest Lush

: Over to You

ENSA presents half-an-hour of songs and orchestral music. Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra and vocalists, Roderick Jones in 'Love Songs that have Lived'; Reginald Purdell in 'Story in Song'; Memories of a Star (Paul Whiteman), featured by the Orchestra, and this week's ENSA artist, Dorothy Carless.


Musicians: Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra
Singer: Roderick Jones
Singer: Reginald Purdell
Singer: Dorothy Carless

: Cricket

Nottinghamshire v. Derbyshire, and R.A.F. v. Worcestershire. Commentaries during the afternoon's play by Rex Alston, from Trent Bridge, Nottingham; and by A. E. R. Gilligan, from the County Ground, Worcester


Commentator: Rex Alston
Commentator: A. E. R. Gilligan


Conductor, Alan Crooks , with Gladys Ripley (contralto)


Conductor: Alan Crooks
Contralto: Gladys Ripley


and his Band, with Joy Conway and Connie O'Neil


Unknown: Joy Conway
Unknown: Connie O'Neil

: Shipmates Ashore

News, music, and entertainment for officers and men of the Merchant Service, from their own Club in London. Hostess, Doris Hare. Music provided by Debroy Somers and his Orchestra. Regular features include 'Ship's Newspaper,' clubroom talks on Merchant Navy affairs, and guest artists.


Hostess: Doris Hare
Musicians: Debroy Somers and his Orchestra
Producer: Alfred Dunning

: Atlantic Spotlight

flashes between Britain and America, with Leslie Mitchell as Master of Ceremonies in London, and Ben Grauer in New York. Produced in New York by Ed Dunham, and in London by Eric Fawcett.
(Joint BBC and NBC Programme heard simultaneously in both countries)


Unknown: Leslie Mitchell
Unknown: Ed Dunham
Unknown: Eric Fawcett


Conductor, Fred Mortimer


Conductor: Fred Mortimer


with Robin Richmond at the organ


Unknown: Robin Richmond

: Cricket

Nottinghamshire v. Derbyshire and R.A.F. v. Worcestershire. Summaries of the day's play by Rex Alston from Trent Bridge, Nottingham; and by A. E. R. Gilligan, from the County Ground, Worcester


Commentator: Rex Alston
Commentator: A. E. R. Gilligan


' A seaside trip to Margate and Ramsgate including visits to the seashore'
Freddie Hargraves and his Band at the West Cliff Ballroom, Ramsgate
Bill Scott Gordon's ' Revels of 1945' at the Palace Theatre, Ramsgate
Cecil Johnson's Oval Entertainers at the Winter Gardens,
Margate and a ' jolly good ride out on the briny' in the good ship ' Golden Spray '


Unknown: Freddie Hargraves

: Starred Programme ' WORLD PARADE'

A weekly radio magazine feature
Broadcasting organisations throughout the world have agreed to collaborate by supplying recorded items for this new BBC programme to be compiled weekly in London. Historic events, sporting occasions, dramatic happenings, humorous anecdotes, stories of topical interest, all will find their place in this new weekly world-wide magazine feature

: Desert Island Discs

Freddy Grisewood discusses with Roy Plomley the eight records he would choose if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island, with a gramophone for his entertainment.


Presenter: Roy Plomley
Castaway: Freddy Grisewood


Louis Lew ' and his Gaumont-British Studio Orchestra, with Beryl Davis. Maria Perilli , Benny Lee , Jack Cooper , and the Georgettes. Introduced bv Peter Watson. Produced by Elisabeth Tyson


Unknown: Louis Lew
Unknown: Beryl Davis.
Unknown: Maria Perilli
Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: Jack Cooper
Unknown: Peter Watson.
Produced By: Elisabeth Tyson

: Ring Up the Curtain

A programme of operatic and ballet music with Sylvia Patrise. The BBC Theatre Chorus, and the BBC Theatre Orchestra: conductor, Stanford Robinson


Unknown: Sylvia Patrise
Singers: The BBC Theatre Chorus
Musicians: The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Conductor: Stanford Robinson


Bob Roberts end his Band
From the Spa Ballroom, Torquay


Unknown: Bob Roberts

: Mrs. Will Hamer and her Band

with ' Chips ' Chippendall. From the Grafton Rooms, Liverpool

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