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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Introduced by Vic Oliver
The singers:
Pamela Woolmore
Ronald Dowd
The Nigel Brook Singers
The piano played by: Valerie Tryon
The first broadcast of Marion Roussel
Comedy from
Dick Bentley
Ronnie Stevens
Dilys Laye
Drama from
Thora Hird
Conducted by Vic OLIVER
Script by Carey Edwards and Bob Block Produced by TOM RONALD


Introduced By: Vic Oliver
Singers: Pamela Woolmore
Singers: Ronald Dowd
Singers: Nigel Brook
Played By: Valerie Tryon
Unknown: Marion Roussel
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Ronnie Stevens
Unknown: Dilys Laye
Unknown: Thora Hird
Leader: John Jezard
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Script By: Carey Edwards
Script By: Bob Block
Produced By: Tom Ronald

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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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