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THE BBC PRESENTS THE ABC

Synopsis

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.
An Alphabetical Miscellany devised by Alan Keith and produced by A. W. Hanson
Letter 'A'
Here is a new feature, to be produced by Hanson of ' In Town Tonight' fame, with the inventive genius of Maschwitz behind it. As was the case with 'In Town Tonight', neither they nor the deviser of 'A.B.C.' have any idea how it will develop. It will be amusing ; it will not be obvious ; it will make listeners think ; it will be something in the nature of a big adventure.
The signature tune, specially composed by Reginald Foort and Claude Ferring , will be introduced in an ingenious way-a march founded on the letters of the scale, a brass quartet combining with the organ. Then one of the best-known voices on the air will break in with ' Ladies and gentlemen, the BBC presents the ABC'.
Every week the commentator's name will begin with the letter dealt with. Tonight, for instance, it is hoped that it will be A. J. Alan. Various broadcasters will deal with subjects beginning with the letter of the week.

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Keith
Produced By: A. W. Hanson
Unknown: Reginald Foort
Unknown: Claude Ferring
Unknown: A. J. Alan.

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