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: Plain Jane

An opera in one act.
The words by A. P. Herbert
The music by Richard Austin
with George Baker, Constance Willis, Gwen Catley, Geoffrey Dunn, Ann Gee, Therese Langfield.
The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum


Writer: A. P. Herbert
Music: Richard Austin
Performer: George Baker
Performer: Constance Willis
Performer: Gwen Catley
Performer: Geoffrey Dunn
Performer: Ann Gee
Performer: Therese Langfield
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Boris Pecker
[Orchestra] conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Production: Stephen Thomas

: Love - in Twenty Lessons

A very light comedy in one act by Delano Ames.
Scene 1 - The sitting-room in Mrs. Coulton's house in Vezier, a resort in the Pyrenees. Afternoon.
Scene 2 - Outside a cafe in St. Roche - twenty lessons later. Late afternoon
(to 16.00)


Writer: Delano Ames
Production: Eric Fawcett
Marie: Jennifer Leigh
Allen Grey: Jack Melford
Mrs. Coulton: Molly Hartley Milburn
Elisabeth: Anna Konstam
Jane: Jane Barrett
A musician: Jacques Brown
A cafe proprietor: Leo de Pokorny

: Vanity Fair

Bettie Cameron Smail, on her return from Paris, describes the trend of autumn fashions.


Presenter: Bettie Cameron Smail
Presentation: Andrew Miller Jones

: Speaking Personally

L.W. Brockington, K.C., LL.D., Chairman of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.


Speaker: L.W. Brockington

: Bee Double Sharp

Another musical bee under the chairmanship of Dr. Sydney Northcote.
(to 22.30)


Chairman: Dr. Sydney Northcote
Presentation: Philip Bate

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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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