The first post-war Test Match starts at Lord's today and continues on Monday and Tuesday of next week.
Viewers watch the match from a balcony on the pavilion. Aiden Crawley and Brian Johnston help them follow the play.
Big Bill Campbell and his 'Rocky Mountain Rhythm'
Melody and mirth in the Old Log Cabin with Mervyn Saunders ('Sergeant of the Mounties')
Buck Douglas ('The Old Cow-puncher'!)
Peggy Bailey ('Sweet Voice of the West')
Norman Harper ('The Yodelling Buckaroo)
Ronnie Brown and the Home Town Mountain Band
Guest artists: The Sensational Carsons (knife throwing and rope spinning)
Ronnie Brown and the Home Town Mountain
Edric Connor (Singer of Negro Songs) with Monia Liter at the piano
In February, 1944, a tall good-looking West Indian came to England from his native Trinidad to study structural engineering. His name was Edric Connor. In his luggage were notes on West Indian folk music which he had been studying and collecting for about ten years.
He had already broadcast from Trinidad and carried letters of introduction to the BBC. A fortnight after his arrival he sang two songs in a programme for West Indian listeners and two days later he broadcast a talk on Negro spirituals in the BBC's African Service.
His radio personality and appealing voice made a deep impression, and from then onwards he appeared regularly in BBC programmes. In 1945 he and Evelyn Dove gave a popular series of programmes of sweet music in the Negro style, under the title of Serenade in Sepia.
He was twenty-three before he discovered that he could sing. He comes from a musical family: his three sisters are all experienced singers.
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