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at the Organ of the Plaza Cinema,


Dorothy Hastwell (soprano)
Eunice Gardiner (pianoforte)


Soprano: Dorothy Hastwell
Pianoforte: Eunice Gardiner

: Light Music from Switzerland

by The Small Radio-Geneva Orchestra
Conductor, J.M. Pasche
Soloist, M.I. Karr (pianoforte) from Geneva
Americana (two pianos: M.I. Karr and J.M. Pasche)


Conductor: J. M. Pasche
Soloist: M. I. Karr

: The Royal Exeter Hotel Orchestra

Under the direction of Eric Arden from the Royal Exeter Hotel, Bournemouth


Musicians: The Royal Exeter Hotel Orchestra
Musical Director: Eric Arden


Sandy Macpherson at the BBC Theatre Organ


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: The Band of the Royal Tank Corps

(by permission of Brigadier W, M. Sutton, D.S.O., M.C., A.D.C., and Officers)
Conductor, Mr. D.J. Plater
Eric Goldie (baritone)
(Soloists, L/Cpl. C. Dredge and C. Clifford)


Musicians: The Band of the Royal Tank Corps (Wareham)
Conductor: Mr. D.J. Plater
Baritone: Eric Goldie
Soloist: L/Cpl. C. Dredge
Soloist: L/Cpl. C. Clifford


The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward Now universally accepted as having been inspired by Dvorak's interest in the Negro melodies of the United States during the short stay which he made there, the ' New World ' Symphony was claimed by his fellow countrymen as being thoroughly Bohemian, like the rest of his music. Indeed, they suggested that it might be even more so, as embodying something of the home-sickness which Dvorak admittedly felt amid the noise and bustle of New York.


Conducted By: Leslie Heward


(Section E)
Led by Lawrance Turner
Conducted by Joseph Lewis


Unknown: Lawrance Turner
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis


two in tempo


including Weather Forecast

: Gentlemen, You May Smoke

A Microphone Menu for Men
Devised and produced by Max Kester with Alec McGill
Fred Yule ('Major and Minor')
Percy Albert
Joe Lee ('Dutchy' of the 'Legionnaires')
Jack Warman and Leonard Henry
At the pianos, Ivor Dennis and Alan Paul


Produced By: Max Kester
Unknown: Alec McGill
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Percy Albert
Unknown: Joe Lee
Unknown: Jack Warman
Unknown: Leonard Henry
Pianos: Ivor Dennis
Pianos: Alan Paul

: I Want to Be an Actor

Devised by Rion Voigt
A lucky few, picked from the audience in St. George's Hall, will be given a chance to 'strut their little hour upon the stage'.
Incidental music by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC Theatre Organ


Devised by: Rion Voigt
Incidental music (organ): Sandy Macpherson
Presented by: Vernon Harris


Presented by Van Phillips with Jimmy Hayter
Vera Lennox
Cyril Grantham
George Adam
The Men about Town
Van Phillips and his two
Produced by Vernon Harris
A fortnight ago Van Phillips broadcast the first edition of this new dance-band comedy series, and made a very welcome return to the air after an absence of two years. He has been very active in the film world, directing the music of a dozen films of the first rank. During most of 1937 he was musical director of Jack Buchanan productions at Pinewood.
In ' Time to Laugh ' he is both conductor of two orchestras and actor for the first time with a real speaking part. Cyril Grantham , too, is vocalist and actor as well. Jimmy Hayter appears throughout as genial, jovial Uncle Jim, and Vera Lennox as a fluffy, irresponsible blonde who constantly gets into hot water. Then there is the Gloucestershire yokel, George Adam , to say nothing of Gee-Gee, the property dog. These, music, personalities, gags, laughs, a six-minute sketch, assure the success of this novel and entertaining programme.


Presented By: Van Phillips
Unknown: Jimmy Hayter
Unknown: Vera Lennox
Unknown: Cyril Grantham
Unknown: George Adam
Unknown: Van Phillips
Produced By: Vernon Harris
Unknown: Van Phillips
Unknown: Jack Buchanan
Unknown: Cyril Grantham
Unknown: Jimmy Hayter
Unknown: Vera Lennox
Unknown: George Adam


Conductor, Robert Austin


Conductor: Robert Austin

: Sandy MacPherson

will be 'At Home' at the BBC Theatre Organ tonight from 9.30 to 10.0 p.m.
His Guests of Honour will include Sidney Torch, Robinson Cleaver, Lloyd Thomas and Harold Ramsay


Organist: Sandy MacPherson
Guest: Sidney Torch
Guest: Robinson Cleaver
Guest: Lloyd Thomas
Guest: Harold Ramsay


(including Weather Forecast)

: Jack Harris and his Band

with Pat Taylor, Hughie Diamond
From the London Casino


Musicians: Jack Harris and his Band
Singer: Pat Taylor
Singer: Hughie Diamond

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