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: Programme Summary; followed by: The Two Leslies

(Leslie Sarony and Leslie Holmes)

Leslie Sarony has been a great success in almost every branch of the show business-musical comedy, films, revue, and Variety. His "I lift up my Finger and I say Tweet, Tweet" has been sung in almost every country in the world. Before Leslie Holmes joined Sarony, he was a traveller for a biscuit firm; later he became professional manager to a music publishing concern.
The partnership has been prolific. Between them the Two Leslies have concocted and sung, amongst other hits, "Wheezy Anna", "Come, Pretty One", "Ain't it grand to be blooming well dead", and "We all start whistling Mary".


Singer: Leslie Sarony
Singer: Leslie Holmes

: Interval, Time, Weather; followed by: Picture Page (Ninth Edition)

A Magazine Programme of Topical and General Interest.


Devised and edited by: Cecil Madden
Producer: G. More O'Ferrall
The Switchboard Girl: Joan Miller

: Programme Summary; followed by: A Physical Training Display

by Instructors of the Army School Of Physical Training (by permission of the Army Council)
Physical fitness is an important feature of military life today, and for the most part it is maintained without elaborate apparatus. Viewers without access to a gymnasium, therefore, will be able to pick up some valuable tips. The display shows the physical benefits that can be obtained by the use of simple things like skipping ropes, medicine balls, and ash sticks.

: Interval, Time, Weather; followed by: Stories of the Canadian West

Told by 'Snowshoe' (Brendan Valings)


'Snowshoe': Brendan Valings

: Music Makers: Albert Sandler (violin)

At the age of twelve Albert Sandler was playing in a cinema orchestra for five shillings a week; before long he was made leader. By saving, he was able to go to the Guildhall School of Music, where he won a scholarship. After the Guildhall he studied with Wessely and then with Ronay.
He is now a violinist with a huge public. 'Sound' broadcast listeners have known him since the early days of broadcasting. At least once a month he is on the air with the Park Lane Hotel Orchestra.


Violinist: Albert Sandler

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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