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: Variety

Introduced by Eddie Molloy.
[Starring] Cyril Ritchard and Madge Elliott
with The Keols (continental acrobats), Bobbie Raye (songs), Tommy Godfrey (eccentric dancer), Robert Harbin (illusionist), Eric Robinson and his Orchestra


Presenter: Eddie Molloy
Performer: Cyril Ritchard
Performer: Madge Elliott
Acrobats: The Keols
Singer: Bobbie Raye
Dancer: Tommy Godfrey
Illusionist: Robert Harbin
Musicians: Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Producer: Stephen McCormack

: Housewife in Kitchen: Thursday's Dinner

Joan Robins gives her solution to the weekly end-of-the-ration problem.
(Have your pencil and paper ready)
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Joan Robins

: Grand Variety

A Visit to London's Oldest Theatre, Collins's Music Hall, Islington Green to see Lew Lake's presentation of Grand Variety
featuring Tuppy Oliver (comedienne), Joey Porter (comedian) with Wyn Rumbly and Frank Parr, Jackie Alan and Barbara (xylophonists), Tommy Dee ('nearly a conjurer'), The Gordon Ray Girls and The Daysh Duo (novelty aerialists)


Comedienne: Tuppy Oliver
Comedian: Joey Porter
Performer: Wyn Rumbly
Performer: Frank Parr
Xylophonist: Jackie Alan
Xylophonist: Barbara
Conjurer: Tommy Dee
Dancers: The Gordon Ray Girls
Aerialists: The Daysh Duo
Presented for television by: Harold Cox

: Household Hints

W.P. Matthew shows how to prepare interior walls for decoration.


Presenter: W.P. Matthew

: Music Makers: Olive Rees and Mary Madden

(Duets at two pianos)


Pianist: Olive Rees
Pianist: Mary Madden

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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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.

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