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ABC of Britain


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
An arbitrary alphabet for 1964
Sung by Millicent Martin, David Kernan
Spoken by Gordon Jackson, Peter Jeffrey
Danced by Irving Davies
and Ivan Baptie, Nicolas Chagrin, Lindsay Dolan, Richard Garner, Johnny Greenland, Roy Gunson, William Hayden, Tom Merryfield, Connel Miles, Colin Partington, Fred Peters, Steve Trayner
with The Birds

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Singer: Millicent Martin
Singer: David Kernan
Spoken by: Gordon Jackson
Spoken by: Peter Jeffrey
Dancer/dance direction: Irving Davies
Dancer: Ivan Baptie
Dancer: Nicolas Chagrin
Dancer: Lindsay Dolan
Dancer: Richard Garner
Dancer: Johnny Greenland
Dancer: Roy Gunson
Dancer: William Hayden
Dancer: Tom Merryfield
Dancer: Connel Miles
Dancer: Colin Partington
Dancer: Fred Peters
Dancer: Steve Trayner
Performers: The Birds
Songs by: Herbert Kretzmer
Songs by: Dave Lee
Sketches: Gerald Kaufman
Musical Director: Norman Percival
Special Photography: Robert Freeman
Production Assistant: John Bassett
Wardrobe Supervisor: Angela Flanders
Make-up Supervisor: Jill Summers
Designer: Colin Pigott
Produced and directed by: Ned Sherrin

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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