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: Time Signal from Greenwich; Village Players

by Mrs. Dorothy Grenside


Speaker: Mrs. Dorothy Grenside

: Dance Music

The Royal Automobile Club Dance Band
Relayed from the R.A.C.


Musicians: The Royal Automobile Club Dance Band

: For the Children

"How Robin Hood was Rescued" (adapted by C. E. Hodges).

"Another Addition to the Sun's Family," by Captain Maurice Ainslie.

Songs and Piano Solos.


Adapted By: C. E. Hodges
Writer: Maurice Ainslie

: Light Music

Alex Fryer's Orchestra from the Rialto Theatre.


Musicians: Alex Fryer's Orchestra

: Weather Forecast and 1st General News Bulletin

Mr. James Agate: Dramatic Criticism.


Speaker: James Agate

: Cesar Franck

Pianoforte works interpreted by Laffitte.
Les Plaintes d'une Poupee; Grand Caprice, Op. 5.


Pianist: Laffitte

: Excerpts from "Lionel and Clarissa"

A Comic Opera by Isaac Beckerstaffe.
Music by Dibdin, Orchestrated by Alfred Reynolds.
Special Chamber Orchestra under the direction of and conducted by Alfred Reynolds


Author: Isaac Beckerstaffe
Music: Dibdin
Orchestrations/Musical Director/Conductor: Alfred Reynolds
Colonel Oldboy: Nigel Playfair
Lionel: George Bishop
Mr Jessamy: Rupert Bruce
Harman: Ivan Samson
Jenkins: George Bishop
Clarissa: Olive Groves
Diana: Stella Seager

: Variety

Henri Leoni
In Selections from his Repertoire.

Charlie Kidd (The Schoolmaster)


Singer: Henri Leoni
Performer: Charlie Kidd

: Weather Forecast and 2nd General News Bulletin

Mr. C.E. Joad, 'The Philosophy of Oswald Spengler'

Local Announcements.


Speaker: C.E. Joad

: Popular Orchestral Programme

The Wireless Orchestra
Conducted by John Ansell
Overture, The Merry Wives of Windsor...Nicolai

10.15 Reginald Whitehead (bass)
"Border Ballad"...Cowen
"Beware of the Maidens"...M. Craske Day
"Off to Philadelphia"... Haynes

10.24 The Orchestra
Selection, "The Tales of Hoffman"...Offenbach

10.30 approx. James Bernard in "The Burning of 'Boney'"
An Episode of English Village Life 100 years ago, from "The Dynasts," Thomas Hardy
Characters (all of which are played by James Bernard):
A Rustic. Solomon Longways, a Yeoman. Private Cantle. The Vicar. A Coachman. A Woman (with song "My Love's Gone A-fighting")

Reginald Whitehead
"The Song of the Bow"...Aylward
"Love, Could I Only Tell Thee"...Capel
"I Am a Roamer"...Mendelssohn

The Orchestra
"Entrance of the Boyards"...Halvorsen


Musicians: The Wireless Orchestra
Conductor: John Ansell

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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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