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A parade of song hits arranged by Mai Jones and Glyn Jones with Marion Browne, Haydn Adams, John Morgan, Cliff Earnshaw, and the Revue Chorus
At the pianos, Mai Jones and Frank Davison
Produced by Glyn Jones

Contributors

Arranged By:
Mai Jones
Arranged By:
Glyn Jones
Unknown:
Marion Browne
Unknown:
Haydn Adams
Unknown:
John Morgan
Unknown:
Cliff Earnshaw
Pianos:
Mai Jones
Pianos:
Frank Davison
Produced By:
Glyn Jones

and his Quintet with Mervyn Saunders
Charles Ernesco's first important engagement was as an 'extra' for the London Symphony Orchestra at the Leeds Festival in 1925. From 1926 to 1932 he was in the orchestra at Covent Garden. Since 1933 he has worked with such artists as Van Phillips, Ben Frankel, Eugene Pini, Ray Noble, and Leslie Bridgewater. He formed his quintet, in which he plays the first violin, in 1934.

Contributors

Unknown:
Mervyn Saunders
Unknown:
Charles Ernesco
Unknown:
Van Phillips
Unknown:
Ben Frankel
Unknown:
Eugene Pini
Unknown:
Ray Noble
Unknown:
Leslie Bridgewater.

Favourite tunes from the operas on gramophone records
Presented by Anna Instone
Madam Butterfly is one of the most popular operas all the world over and is full of lovely melodies. The action takes place in Japan, near Nagasaki, where a ship of the United States Navy is stationed. Pinkerton, in command of the ship, falls in love with a Japanese girl, known as Butterfly, and against the wishes of his friends and the curse of Butterfly's relatives he goes through a form of marriage with her.
Shortly afterwards Pinkerton has to return to America and is away for three years, during which time he has married an American. According to Japanese law, an absence of even one month constitutes a divorce, but Butterfly firmly believes that Pinkerton will come back to her. When his ship returns Butterfly sits up all night to watch for him, but when Pinkerton hears of Butterfly's devotion he cannot face her and sends his wife to offer to adopt their child. Butterfly at last realises the truth and kills herself with her father's sword.

Contributors

Presented by:
Anna Instone

Things worth knowing, presented in a way worth hearing.
Questions set by men and women serving in the Forces.
Answers given by a panel of five great personalities of our time.
The Question Master, W. D. H. McCullough
Presented by Howard Thomas and Douglas Cleverdon

Contributors

Question Master:
W. D. H. McCullough
Presented By:
Howard Thomas
Presented By:
Douglas Cleverdon

Your favourite commercial radio station.
Characters:
Sir Sam Nightingale, manufacturer of Nightingale's nightshirts
Cyril Nightingale, his infant prodigy son
The Sales Manager of 'Radio Boost'
The 'Dream Lover' of 'Radio Boost'
Betty Bragg, of Bragg and Bellow, Ltd., the famous advertising agency
With radio announcers, song pluggers, crooners, producers, and The 'Radio Boost' Mighty Orchestra conducted by Billy Cotton
Scenes:
The offices of Bragg and Bellow (Advertising) Ltd.
On the air with 'Radio Boost'
Behind the mike at 'Radio Boost'
The Nightingale Nightshirt factory
A programme sent to you by courtesy of Nightingale's Natty Nightshirts and the BBC
Presented by Bill MacLurg and Howard Thomas

Contributors

Conductor:
Billy Cotton
Presented by:
Bill MacLurg
Presented by:
Howard Thomas

Forces Programme

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More