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Records of Les Alien, the popular Canadian radio and Variety singer
Les Allen, among the most popular and handsome of singers, won international fame with the BBC Dance Orchestra under Henry Hall and had to sign autographs like a film star. He was born in London, but his parents took him to Toronto when he was two. He returned to England in 1923, appearing with the Toronto Band at a London restaurant. Until 1932, when he joined the BBC Dance Orchestra, he toured the music-halls with Alfredo's Band.

London v. Bristol
A second version of the popular American parlour game, presented and compered by Neil Munro, assisted by Morley Adams, with F.H. Grisewood as Master of Ceremonies

At the end of this programme, the Director of Variety, John Watt, will announce the result of the third Prize Puzzle Corner broadcast on February 8 and 10


Neil Munro
Assisted By:
Morley Adams
F. H. Grisewood
John Watt

A programme of gramophone records presented by Alec Robertson

Composers sometimes give their music a title, sometimes others do it for them; Beethoven called one of his piano sonatas the 'Pathetic'; but he did not call another one the 'Moonlight'. This afternoon Alec Robertson will play some of these pieces with a label and tell you how they came to be so called.


Alee Robertson

A young married couple on their honeymoon trip round the world nnd a love story in every country they visit—sometimes in comedy, sometimes in tragedy
The c<H! includes
Richard George , Vicki Dobson , Lesley Osmond , Richard Carr , and Alan Keith
Music on gramophone records
Script by Henry C. James and Trevor Blore
Produced by Frederick PiSard


Richard George
Vicki Dobson
Lesley Osmond
Richard Carr
Alan Keith
Script By:
Henry C. James
Produced By:
Frederick Pisard

with Jessie Matthews and Sonnie Hale
A burlesque of Army life
Book and lyrics by Edward J. Mason
Music by Basil Hempseed
Cast: [see below]
Jack Wilson and Harry Engleman at two pianos

(Jessie Matthews and Sonnie Hale are broadcasting in this recording by permission of Emile Littler, in whose pantomime 'Aladdin' they are appearing this season)


Book and lyrics:
Edward J. Mason
Basil Hempseed
Jack Wilson
Harry Engleman
Martyn C. Webster
Private Hale:
Sonnie Hale
Volunteer Matthews:
Jessie Matthews
Major Bagley Poonah:
Alan Robinson
Mrs Pomeroy-Flushing:
Dorothy Summers
Sergeant Bunk:
Godfrey Baseley

Scott and Whatey, the celebrated coloured comedy kings Harold Ramsay and his Lovely Ladies
George Doonan , the life and soul of the party
Gillie Potter
BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Presented by John Sharman


Harold Ramsay
George Doonan
Gillie Potter
Conducted By:
Charles Shadwell
Presented By:
John Sharman

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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