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Starlight Hour


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Introduced by Kenneth Horne
Singing Stars
David Hillman
Margreta Elkins
Julian Moyle
Radio Debut
Barbara Terry
Celebrity Pianist
Margaret Gibbs
The World of Comedy
Kenneth Connor
June Whitfield
Ronnie Barker
Special Guest Star
Robert Beatty
Conducted by MALCOLM LOCKYER Script by Carey Edwards and Bob Block
Produced by BILL GATES
Robert Beatty is in "Difference of Opinion" at the Carrick Theatre, London; Kenneth Connor is in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at the Strand Theatre, London; Margreta Elkins broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covenl Garden, Ltd.; Julian Moyle by permission of tite Sadler's Wells Opera Company


Introduced By: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: David Hillman
Unknown: Margreta Elkins
Unknown: Julian Moyle
Unknown: Barbara Terry
Pianist: Margaret Gibbs
Unknown: Robert Beatty
Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Script By: Carey Edwards
Script By: Bob Block
Produced By: Bill Gates
Produced By: Robert Beatty
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Margreta Elkins
Unknown: Julian Moyle

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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.

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