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Old Songs for New


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Compare the songs of yesterday with the songs of today.
A show within a show with Billie Baker, Janet Davis, Phyllis Hunter, Patric Curwen, Desmond Walter-Ellis, Ian Carmichael, Neville Williams, Archie Harradine, Benny Lee, Steve Race, Alison Petrie
Script by Kenneth Baily on an idea by Leslie Baily


Singer: Billie Baker
Singer: Janet Davis
Singer: Phyllis Hunter
Singer: Patric Curwen
Singer: Desmond Walter-Ellis
Singer: Ian Carmichael
Singer: Neville Williams
Singer: Archie Harradine
Singer: Benny Lee
Pianist: Steve Race
Singer: Alison Petrie
Orchestra director: Jack Coles
Scriptwriter: Kenneth Baily
Producer: Bill Ward

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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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