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: Concert

The " 2LO" Trio and Havers Cook (Tenor).


Tenor: Havers Cook

: Talk to Schools

Mr. E. Kay Robinson, President of the British Empire Naturalists' Association, on "British Birds".


Presenter: Mr. E. Kay Robinson

: Concert

"A Book to Read", by Ann Spice.
Organ and Orchestra music, relayed from Shepherd's Bush Pavilion.
Miss Hornibrook on "Dogs and their Care".


Presenter (A Book to Read): Ann Spice
Presenter (Dogs and their Care): Miss Hornibrook

: Children's Corner

"The Story of the First Emeralds", by Florence Holbrook. "A Walk in Ceylon", by Mrs. K. M. C. MacMillan. Songs by Ralph Dene (Baritone). Stories by Harcourt Williams.


Author (The Story of the First Emeralds): Florence Holbrook
Presenter (A Walk in Ceylon): Mrs. K. M. C. MacMillan
Baritone: Ralph Dene
Storyteller: Harcourt Williams

: An Appeal on behalf of the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital

by Miss Sybil Thorndike.


Speaker: Miss Sybil Thorndike

: Weather Forecast and 1st General News Bulletin

S.B to all Stations.

Archibald Haddon, Dramatic Criticism
S.B. to all Stations.

Local News


Presenter (Dramatic Criticism): Archibald Haddon

: The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Sir Landon Ronald.
S.B. from Birmingham.


Musicians: The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra conductor: Sir Landon Ronald

: Popular Programme

S.B. to other Stations.
Grace Ivell and Vivian Worth (Comedy Duets).
John Mackenzie (Solo Concertina).
The Wireless Orchestra
Conducted by Dan Godfrey, Junr
The Orchestra.


Singer/Pianist: Grace Ivell
Singer: Vivian Worth
Concertina: John MacKenzie
Musicians: The Wireless Orchestra
Conductor: Dan Godfrey, Junr

: John Henry's Studio

Concert Director, Announcer. Studio Manager, Master of Ceremonies and General
Factotum, John Henry.
He has borrowed the "2LO" Artists, including: Grace Ivell and Vivian Worth and John Mackenzie.
Blossom will be there to look after John Henry.


Presenter/Comedian: John Henry
Singer/Pianist: Grace Ivell
Singer: Vivian Worth
Concertina: John Mackenzie

: Weather Forecast and 2nd General News Bulletin

S.B. to all Stations.

Sir Halford MacKinder: British Commonwealth of Nations Series-New Zealand.
S.B. to all Stations except Glasgow.

Local News


Speaker: Sir Halford MacKinder

: Popular Programme (Continued)

The Orchestra.
Nigger Sketch, "Down Smith" Myddleton
John Mackenzie, with Orchestra.
Fantasia on Scottish Airs arranged for English Concertina.
The Orchestra.


Performer: "Down Smith" Myddleton
Concertina: John Mackenzie

: Close down


Announcer: R. F. Palmer

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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.

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