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Forces Programme

MELODIOUS MEMORIES

recalled by The J. H. Squire Celeste Octet That popular conductor and great personality. J. H. Squire , is to give his first broadcast to the Forces today with the famous Celeste Octet which he founded over a quarter of a century ago.
It was on the air regularly from
1923 to 1936, and was the father of all small orchestras. The Octet holds the record of going on the air without an audition and of having three dates fixed before its first broadcast.
Forces Programme

'CLOSE-UP'

Leslie Mitchell interviews your favourite stars of stage, screen, and cabaret-
Jean Gillie and Hartley Power
Strong contrast between the various pairs interviewed by Leslie Mitchell in ' Close-Up' has been characteristic of the series. Most of. the women have been gay and glamorous, and they have been chiefly contrasted with ' funny men '. This evening there comes a change.
Jean Gillie is certainly one of the loveliest and gayest young actresses on film and stage today, but Hartley Power is no 'funny man He is indeed an actor of the ' strong and stern ' school, who has been holding the stage since 1914. Some of his latest plays have included Living Dangerously, Just Like a Woman, The Return of the Frog, and Murder Will Out.
Forces Programme

GERALDO and his Savoy Hotel Orchestra

(by permission of the Savoy Hold, Ltd.) with Dorothy Carless , Cyril Gran tham, George Evans , Bill Tringham
From 11 p.m. to 12.15 a.m. 342 m. will radiate the Home Service programme. At 11 p.m. News in English is broadcast on 373 m. for listeners abroad
Forces Programme

'ACK-ACK, BEER-BEER'

A twice-weekly programme for Anti-Aircraft and Balloon Barrage personnel
A talk on the sky at night by Lieut.-Commander Gould, R.N.
Lionel Gamlin's ' 'Guess-Tapo'
' Things are Looking Up '
The adventures of Rough and Ready (two willing lads) concocted by Ted Kavanagh and Bill MacLurg
' Tips from the Touchline '
F. N. S. Creek-famous Corinthian footballer and coach-holds his weekly ' turn-out' for ' Ack-Acks ' and ' Beer-Beers '
' Rise and Shine '
A recording of part of an original revue written and performed by members of an Anti-Aircraft Battery
Compere, Lionel Gamlin
Forces Programme

Your Presence is Requested

Lady Brewery-Smythe is holding a musical evening
Apart from yourselves,
The guests will include Claude Dampier, Phyllis Clare, Bobby Duke and Jack London, Three in Harmony
Her ladyship - Vera Lennox
Her ladyship's butler - Dick Francis
BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Dialogue by Aubrey Danvers-WaIker
Produced by Eric Spear

Many things are likely to go wrong at this musical evening of Lady
Brewery-Smythe's. Probably, for instance, the artists she invites will not be as highbrow as she imagines. There should be no disappointment for the listener, nevertheless, whatever the effect on Lady Brewery-Smythe.
One of the guests will be Phyllis Clare, for example, a revue and cabaret star who has not been on the air in this country now for some time. London theatre-goers may remember her in the West-End productions of Here's How, Give Me a Ring, and Ballyhoo, and on the screen she has appeared in many big film productions such as Clive of India, Four Men and a Prayer, While Parents Sleep, and The Last of Mrs. Cheyney.
In the early days of the war she twice went out to France to entertain the troops, on one occasion with Leslie Henson to deputise for Binnie Hale, who had had a motoring accident.
Forces Programme

WILLIE WALKER OCTET

It has always been Willie Walker's ambition to form a combination consisting entirely of virtuosos, and this has been amply realised in the case of his Octet. Walker himself started to learn the clarinet when a little child of seven in Newcastle. After holding positions as musical director in a Newcastle cinema and restaurant he joined Debroy Somers and later Geraldo. He formed his own combination in 1936, since when it has been heard regularly on the air.
Forces Programme

' WATT WAS THE MURDERER'S NAME'

. by Eric Bennett
Adapted by Marianne Helweg
Episode 1—' The victim surrounded '
Cast
Produced by Howard Rose
Charles Addison , financier and company director, is told by a clairvoyant that he will be murdered within six months by a man called Watt. When he returns to his office, a man calls to see him, and, uncomfortably, his name is Curtis Watt. The latter is a mining engineer from Bolivia, and he tells Addison that he has found radium in a mine in which Addison holds shares. He suggests that Addison should finance the undertaking. A few minutes later, another man calls to see him, Derek Watt , who wants to marry Addison's daughter Clare. On returning home that night, the wretched Addison finds a man in his flat, whose name is Otto K. Watt. Here is the unnerving situation for Addison in this the first of five broadcasts of a new radio thriller.
Forces Programme

NEWS

with a postscript by Vernon Bartlett
Vernon Bartlett , M.P. for the Bridgwater Division of Somerset, since 1938, was cut out to write and talk about foreign affairs. He knew the Continent at first hand from his youth, travelled over a large area of it, lived with families in four different countries, was wounded at Hill 60 in the last war, and was one of Reuter's representatives at the Peace Conference. From that day he took an interest in foreign affairs. From 1922 to 1932 he was London representative of the League of Nations Secretariat, and so came into broadcasting and fame. For two years he gave regular talks on foreign affairs, and then joined the News Chronicle as diplomatic correspondent-a position he still holds.
Forces Programme

GLASGOW POLICE PIPE BAND

directed by Pipe-Major John MacDonald
During recent weeks ' Bring on the Tartan ' has been the means of enabling listeners to hear many of the finest, pipe bands of Canadian regiments serving in this country. This evening a home band with a great reputation makes its bow. The
Glasgow Police Pipe Band was formed some sixty years ago as the Govan Burgh Police Pipe Band, and as such was one of the two pipe bands established outside the ranks of the regular Army.
During its long existence, the band has won many awards, the most notable being the holding for four successive years the World Championship Shield. -






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