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Introduced by Vic Oliver
The singers Ann Finley
Peter Glossop
The George Mitchell Singers
First broadcast
Ann Moran
Comedy from
Hattie Jacques
Leslie Crowther
Ronnie Barker
This week's guest
Raymond Francis
Playhouse Theatre Sir Donald Wolfit with Marjorie Rhodes and Pat Gilbert
Conducted by VIC OLIVER
Script by Carey Edwards Leslie Crowther and Lawrie Wyman Produced by ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON
Leslie Crowther is appearing in 'The Black and White Minstrel Show ' at the Victoria Palace, London; Peter Glossop broadcasts by permission of the Sadler's Wells
Opera Company


Introduced By: Vic Oliver
Singers: Ann Finley
Singers: Peter Glossop
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Raymond Francis
Unknown: Sir Donald Wolfit
Unknown: Marjorie Rhodes
Unknown: Pat Gilbert
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Script By: Carey Edwards
Script By: Leslie Crowther
Script By: Lawrie Wyman
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston
Produced By: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Peter Glossop

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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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