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: Time Signal from Greenwich, Concert

The Love of Precious Stones-The Diamond, by Violet M. Methley.

Organ and Orchestral Music relayed from Shepherd's Bush Pavilion.

Finishing in France, by Eileen Robertson.

(to 16.30)


Speaker (The Love of Precious Stones): Violet M. Methley
Speaker (Finishing in France): Eileen Robertson

: Children's Stories

Sabo Story, The Pike in the Pool, by E. W. Lewis.

Treasure Island, Chap. 15, Part I., by Robert Louis Stevenson.


Author (Sabo Story): E. W. Lewis
Author (Treasure Island): Robert Louis Stevenson

: Time Signal from Big Ben, 1st General News Bulletin and Weather Forecast

S.B. to all Stations.

Fortnightly Book Talk

John Strachey (the B.B.C. Literary Critic)
S.B. to all Stations.

Local News


Literary critic (Fortnightly Book Talk): John Strachey

: A Preliminary Humorous Call by Four Members of The Confetti Concert Party

Billy Bray and James Crombie in a Nautical Duet, "Drake is going to Sea".
Amey Saunders in a Comedy Number.


Baritone: Billy Bray
Baritone: James Crombie
Comedienne: Amey Saunders

: Chamber Music Evening

The Chamber Music Trio
William Murdoch (Piano), Albert Sammons (Violin), Cedric Sharpe (Violoncello).


7.55.-From My Window, by Philemon.

8.20.-The Nightingale and Some Poets, by C. A. Lewis


Pianist: William Murdoch
Violinist: Albert Sammons
Cellist: Cedric Sharpe

: The Confetti People have a Second Call

Amey Saunders and Billy Bray in a Controversy.
Billy Bray or James Crombie-or neither-or both-will Discourse.
A Duet for two Baritones-to wit-or even to whoo-by Billy Bray and (or should it be but ?) James Crombie.
At the Piano, in both Calls, Frank Heaton.


Comedienne: Amey Saunders
Baritone: Billy Bray
Baritone: James Crombie
Pianist: Frank Heaton

: The Savoy Orpheans and Savoy Havana Bands

relayed from the Savoy Hotel.
S.B. to all Stations.


Musicians: The Savoy Orpheans
Musicians: Savoy Havana Band

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Announcer: J. S. Dodgson

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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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