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: The Western Studio Orchestra

Leader, Frank Thomas
Relayed from The National Museum of Wales
Time Signal, Greenwich at 1.0


Musicians: The Western Studio Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Frank Thomas

: Reginald New

At the Organ of The Beaufort Cinema, Washwood Heath, Birmingham
(Daventry National Programme)


Organist: Reginald New

: The Commodore Grand Orchestra

Directed by Joseph Muscant
From The Commodore Theatre, Hammersmith
(Daventry National Programme)
(to 14.30)


Musicians: The Commodore Grand Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Joseph Muscant

: The Cedric Sharpe Sextet, Alice Lilley (Soprano)

(Daventry National Programme)


Musicians: The Cedric Sharpe Sextet
Soprano: Alice Lilley

: Reginald Foort

At the Organ of The Regal, Kingston-on-Thames
(Daventry National Programme)


Organist: Reginald Foort

: The Children's Hour

'Hey Diddle Diddle'
Another Pantorhyme by Dorothy Eaves


Writer: Dorothy Eaves

: Egwyl Gymraeg: Yr Athro W.J. Gruffydd: Symudiadau Llenyddol yng Nghymru: Llyfrau Cymraeg Diweddar

Professor W.J. Gruffydd is Professor of Welsh at the University College, Cardiff, and has been described as one of the most intriguing personalities of Welsh life. He has published many works of literary importance in the Welsh language, and is quick to discern new writers of merit.


Speaker: Professor W. J. Gruffydd

: My Job and Why I Like It

by a Welsh Village Craftsman


Speaker: A Welsh Village Craftsman [name uncredited]

: A Recital of Gramophone Records

By Christopher Stone

(Daventry National Programme)


Presenter: Christopher Stone

: Ninety Days' Leave

An Indio Trans-Oceanic Travelogue in Ten Atmospheres
Written, Adapted and Produced by Ernest Longstaffe

1. The Gymkhana Club, Dhustipore (A cheery send-off)
2. Dhustipore Railway Station (A strident affair)
3. Somewhere in the Red Sea (Where Romance begins)
4. Port Suez (and continued)
5. Port Said (Enough said)
6. Naples (A vista)
7. Gibraltar (A solid atmosphere)
8. Tilbury (Ships that pass)
9. A London Party (Romanco realized)
10. Back to Dhustipore (Plus four)

The Cast will include:
Wynne Ajello, Foster Richardson, Laura Smithson, S. Major Jones, Betty Astell, Philip Wade and Leonard Henry

The Revue Chorus and Orchestra
Conducted by Ernest Longstaffe
(Daventry National Programme)


Author/Adapted by/Producer/Conductor: Ernest Longstaffe
Singers/Musicians: The Revue Chorus and Orchestra
[Actress]: Wynne Ajello
[Actor]: Foster Richardson
[Actress]: Laura Smithson
[Actor]: S. Major Jones
[Actress]: Betty Astell
[Actor]: Philip Wade
[Actor]: Leonard Henry

: The Second News

Time Signal, Greenwich; Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

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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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