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Variety Band-Box


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An entertainment for Forces Overseas. Issy Bonn, Jill Manners (by permission of Emile Littler), Peggy Desmond, Peter Brough, Robin Richmond, Sgt. George Mitchell and his R.A.P.C. Swing Choir, Edmundo Ros and his Rumba Band, BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Introduced by Margaretta Scott
From the stage of the Queensberry All-Services Club


Singer: Issy Bonn
Singer: Jill Manners
Pianist: Peggy Desmond
Ventriloquist: Peter Brough
Organist: Robin Richmond
Singers: Sgt George Mitchell and his R.A.P.C. Swing Choir
Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Rumba Band
Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Introduced by: Margaretta Scott
Producer: Cecil Madden
Producer: Stephen Williams

About this project

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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