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: Time Signal from Greenwich; Dorothy Cowper (Soprano), Wilfrid Platt (Bass), The Wireless Octet

Leader: S. Kneale Kelley


Soprano: Dorothy Cowper
Bass: Wilfrid Platt
Musicians: The Wireless Octet
Octet leader: S. Kneale Kelley

: The Best-Known French Writers: 4: Alphonse Daudet

by Madame de Walmont.

"Careers for Women: The Bar," by a Woman Barrister.


Speaker: Madame de Walmont
Speaker (Careers for Women): A Woman Barrister [name uncredited]

: Children's Corner

"Toys in Music," by Winifred Fisher and Hogben, with illustrations by the Wireless Octet.

Stories by Col. Gordon Casserly, F.R.G.S.
"The Three Brothers," adapted by Andrew Lang ("Yellow Fairy Book").

Children's News

(to 18.15)


Speaker/Singer (Toys in Music): Winifred Fisher
Speaker/Singer (Toys in Music): [Dorothy] Hogben
Musicians (Toys in Music): The Wireless Octet
Storyteller: Colonel Gordon Casserly
Adapted by (The Three Brothers): Andrew Lang

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

S.B. to all Stations.

Capt. H.G. Mansfield, M.C., F.R.G.S., late of the Royal North-West Mounted Police, on "The Life of the Cowboy and Some Typical Songs."
S.B. to other Stations.

Local News


Speaker (The Life of the Cowboy and Some Typical Songs): Captain H.G. Mansfield

: The Roosters Concert Party - S.B. to other Stations

Will Repeat, in response to many requests, their Army Reminiscences (Song, Story and Chorus).
Assisted by The Wireless Orchestra.
Conducted by Dan Godfrey, Jun.

Synopsis of Scene:
1. Reveille: Roll Call and Physical Jerks - Mack and Merriman
2. Fall In: The Sergeant-Major has His Innings - Merriman
3. Battalion Orderly Room - Western
4. A Route March: Songs and Talk on the Road - Merriman
5. Cookhouse: The Usual Scramble - Mack
6. A (S)Kit Inspection: Dodge and Swinger in Trouble Again - Merriman
7. In a Y.M.C.A. Tent: A Typical Army Concert - Merriman
8. Lights Out - Merriman


Musicians: The Wireless Orchestra
Conductor: Dan Godfrey, Jun.
Performer: Arthur Mackness
Performer: Percy Merriman
Performer: George Western
Performer: Septimus Hunt
Performer: William Mack
Producer: Percy Merriman

: Time Signal from Greenwich; Weather Forecast and 2nd General News Bulletin

S.B. to all Stations.

Mrs. Jamieson on "Yachting."
S.B. from Edinburgh.

Local News


Speaker (Yachting): Mrs. Jamieson

: 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

: Close down


Announcer: J. G. Broadbent

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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.

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