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: Swing, Boys, Swing

with Billy Ternent and his Swing Orchestra


Unknown: Billy Ternent

: Songs and Piano Solos

by Vivien Lambelet (singer) and Cecil Dixon (pianoforte)


Singer: Vivien Lambelet
Pianoforte: Cecil Dixon

: Jeanette MacDonald

in a recorded programme of songs

: Half-an-Hour of Part Songs

The BBC Singers
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate


Conductor: Leslie Woodgate

: What's Yours

A lightning programme of contrasts devised and written by Ernest Long staffe and introduced by Janet Lind
Al and Bob Harvey
(our two Canadian pals)
Arthur Sandford (solo pianoforte)
Bruce Green (the essence of a lady)
Alf Lewis and Leslie Uzzell (trumpet duettists)
Sidney Burchall (baritone) Jack Warman (comedian)
The BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Ernest Longstaffe


Written By: Ernest Long
Introduced By: Janet Lind
Introduced By: Bob Harvey
Unknown: Arthur Sandford
Pianoforte: Bruce Green
Unknown: Alf Lewis
Unknown: Leslie Uzzell
Baritone: Sidney Burchall
Baritone: Jack Warman
Unknown: Ernest Longstaffe

: Half an Hour of Tuneful Music

A recorded programme
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bruno Walter London Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Walter Goehr The Stockholm Grand Opera House Orchestra, conducted by Armas Jarnefelt The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stokowski


Conducted By: Bruno Walter

: Horace Finch

at the organ of the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

: Filmusic

Records of songs from the screen

: What is Man

Bishop Walter Carey


Unknown: Walter Carey

: Free Association

A forbidding name for an easy game
Presented by Neil Munro, with David Miller as Master of Ceremonies
From 'Cinderella' at the Prince's Theatre, Manchester:
Nancy Burne, Pat Kirkwood, Douglas Wakefield, and Ken Douglas
From 'Sleeping Beauty' at the Palace Theatre, Manchester:
Madge Elliott, Marjorie Brown, Cyril Ritchard, and Tom Gamble
One player begins with a word; the next player must at once say the first word suggested to him by the original word. The third player follows on from the second word, and so on.


Presented By: Neil Munro
Unknown: David Miller
Unknown: Nancy Burne
Unknown: Pat Kirkwood
Unknown: Douglas Wakefield
Unknown: Ken Douglas
Unknown: Madge Elliott
Unknown: Marjorie Brown
Unknown: Cyril Ritchard
Unknown: Tom Gamble

: Swing Music From America

Rakov and his Swing Band from New York

: The Breconia Cleeman


Conductor: Archie Bevan
Tenor: David Lloyd

: Callender's Senior Band

Conductor, Tom Morgan from Picardy, Belvedere, Kent


Conductor: Tom Morgan

: In Britain Now

A survey of what is being thought, done, and said at home in different parts of the British Isles today
Introduced by Peter Fettes


Introduced By: Peter Fettes

: Joe Marsala and his Orchestra

A recording made in America of a programme broadcast on August 18, 1939

I've found a new baby
Stop and go blues
Keep smiling at trouble
Someday, sweetheart
You took advantage of me
Jazz me blues
Muskrat ramble

: Long Alley Skittles

A challenge match between members of the British Legion and present serving soldiers stationed in the West
Organiser and commentator, A.E.
Victor Bragg
From the 'Royal Oak', Prince Street, Bristol


Unknown: Victor Bragg

: Aircraftman Smith Entertains

Being part of a camp concert performed and presented by the troops, from 'somewhere in the North.'

: George Black presents Debroy Somers and His Band

In a programme of popular hit-tunes associated with the productions of this great impresario.
The programme compered by George Black and presented by Douglas Moodie


Unknown: George Black
Presented By: Douglas Moodie

: The Shadow of the Swastika

The story of the Nazi Party
'From war to war-1918-1939' by A. L. Lloyd and Igor Vinogradoff
Music composed by George Walter
Production by Laurence Gilliam
(A recording of a programme previously broadcast in this series)


Unknown: A. L. Lloyd
Unknown: Igor Vinogradoff
Composed By: George Walter
Production By: Laurence Gilliam

: Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra

His two twelve-inch discs, 'Stop, look, and listen' and 'Beale Street blues'

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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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