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VARIOUS well-known people have been given an opportunity of moulding the ideal programme, an almost hopeless task when one remembers the varied tastes of the myriads of listeners. Tonight those wirelass favourites, the ' Roosters,' are going a step further and taking a genial backward look. What, for instance, would please Henry VIII if that rotund monarch could listen today ? Would Ethelred the Unready care for anything at all ? How about Alfred the Great and Sir Francis Drake ? How often would Cromwell have asked for jazz T These and many other interesting speculations will form the subject of the ' Roosters' broadcast tonight and on Thursday.


Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Sir Francis Drake

: The Sultan of Mocha

A Comic Opera in Three Acts by Alfred Cellier
S.B. from Manchester
The Manchester Station Chorus
Chorus Master, S.H. Whittaker
The Augmented Manchester Station Orchestra, conducted by T.H. Morrison
Notes by John Russell


Unknown: Alfred Cellier
Chorus Master: S. H. Whittaker
Conducted By: T. H. Morrison
Unknown: Jonn Russell
Shallah (Sultan of Mocha): Lee Thistlethwalte (baritone)
Admiral Sneak: Herbert Ruddock (bass)
Capt Flint (with a heart of stone): Reginald Whitehead (bass)
Peter (with a heart of oak): Arthur Wilkes (tenor)
Dolly (the lass that loves a sailor): Evelyn Rosselle

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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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