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The Big Time


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5: Bryan Cresswell Conducts
A series in which Esther Rantzen meets six talented people - all amateurs in their field - who are given a chance to take part in a spectacular professional event. This week BRYAN CRESSWELL , a Civil Servant from Newcastle, conducts the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA for a concert at the Fairfield Halls. He chooses an exciting overture to conduct, and then meets PROFESSOR JAMES
BLADES, RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT , OWAIN ARWEL HUGHES , YEHUDI MENUHIN and many other experts he has admired, who advise him how to tackle The Big Time.


Unknown: Bryan Cresswell
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Bryan Cresswell
Unknown: Richard Rodney Bennett
Unknown: Owain Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: Peter Bartlett
Unknown: Nigel Walters
Editor: Alan J. Cumner-Price
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Director: Ian Sharp

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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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