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: Breakfast Club

Alan Adair as host invites you to join him in an early morning entertainment on records.


Presenter: Alan Adair

: News

including, at 9.10, a summary of the previous twenty-four hours' events in the Royal Tour of South Africa

: Music in the Air

A varied sequence of popular music, played by John Blore and his Orchestra, with songs by Olive Groves (soprano), and Roderick Jones (baritone), and organ solos by Donald Thorne.


Played By: John Blore
Songs By: Olive Groves
Songs By: Roderick Jones
Solos By: Donald Thorne.

: Family Favourites

Presented by Alan Clarke in London and C.S.M. Roy Bradford in Hamburg. Programme produced and transmitted jointly by the BBC and the British Forces Network in Germany


Presented By: Alan Clarke

: People's Service

from Nelson Parish Church, Lancashire: conducted by the vicar, the Rev. A. F. Ward


Unknown: A. F. Ward

: Music-Hall

with Miff Smith and Marjorie. Anona Winn, Charlie Chester, Hella Toros and Edward Reach, Ted Ray, Harry Lester and his Hayseeds.


Unknown: Miff Smith
Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Ted Ray.
Unknown: Harry Lester

: Big Bill Campbell and his 'Rocky Mountain Rhythm'

with all the old log-cabin favourites, including Buck Douglas, 'The Old Cowpuncher'; Peggy Bailey 'Sweet Voice of the West' Norman Harper, 'The Yodelling Buckaroo': Ronnie Brohn and his 'ole squeeze-box'; Fitzgerald, 'Corporal of the Mounties'; and the Home Town Mountain Band. Presented by Charles Chilton


Unknown: Buck Douglas
Unknown: Oid Cowpuncher
Unknown: Peggy Bailey
Unknown: Norman Harper
Unknown: Ronnie Brohn
Presented By: Charles Chilton

: Transatlantic Quiz

America v. Britain. A contest to find out who knows more about the other's country
London: Professor D. W. Brogan, William Clark. Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale New York: Christopher Morley, John Mason Brown. Quiz-Master, Alistair Cooke
Weekly programme originating in New York and London. (BBC recording)


Unknown: Professor D. W. Brogan
Unknown: William Clark.
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Christopher Morley
Unknown: John Mason Brown.
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Eric Barker in 'MERRY-GO-ROUND'

Including Double or Quits' cash quiz, conducted by Joe Linnane. Produced by Leslie Bridgmont.


Conducted By: Joe Linnane.
Duced By: Leslie Bridgmont.

: Down Your Way

Stewart MacPherson , with the BBC Mobile Recording Unit, visits Mayfair and invites Mr. and Mrs. John Citizen to choose their favourite records and say a few words to the listener. Programme presented by Leslie Perowne


Unknown: Stewart MacPherson
Presented By: Leslie Perowne

: Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh

[Starring] Richard Murdoch with Kenneth Horne
Sam Costa and Marilyn Williams Recording of last Thursday's broadcast


Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Marilyn Williams

: Richmal Crompton's 'Just William'

with John Clark as William
Last Tuesday's recorded broadcast repeated


Author: Richmal Crompton
William: John Clark

: Variety Band Box

from the People's Palace, London
Mooney and King
Donald Peers
Harry Hudson
Frankie Howerd
Tuppy Oliver
El Mario's All-Girls Latin-American Orchestra
Donald Phillips
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Produced by Joy Russell-Smith


Unknown: Donald Peers
Unknown: Harry Hudson
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Tuppy Oliver
Unknown: El Mario
Unknown: Donald Phillips
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Produced By: Joy Russell-Smith

: It's My Opinion...

Joe Linnane on the platform for thirty not-too-serious minutes Invites members of the general public to come up and air their views. Programme devised and produced by Frederick Piffard.


Unknown: Joe Linnane
Produced By: Frederick Piffard.

: Tommy Handley in 'ITMA'

Recording of last Thursday's broadcast in the Home Service

: The Carroll Levis Show

A happy-go-lucky, carefree entertainment, featuring Avril Angers Sylvia Welling James Etherington Len Reed
A successful discovery and the latest radio discoveries
Guest star. Gene Crowley
The Dance Orchestra directed by Stanley Black. Introduced by Carroll Levis. Script by Robert Buckland. Produced by William Worsley


Unknown: Avril Angers
Unknown: Sylvia Welling
Unknown: James Etherington
Unknown: Len Reed
Directed By: Stanley Black.
Introduced By: Carroll Levis
Script By: Robert Buckland.
Produced By: William Worsley

: Grand Hotel

Albert Sandler and the Palm Court Orchestra
Gwen Catley (soprano)


Musicians: Albert Sandler and the Palm Court Orchestra
Soprano: Gwen Catley

: Sunday Half-Hour

Community hymn-singing from Cheltenham College Chapel. Hymns introduced by the Chaplain, the Rev. C. M. Ruston. College organist and choirmaster; George Loughlin


Unknown: Rev. C. M. Ruston.
Choirmaster: George Loughlin

: Vera Lynn Sings

Introduced by Ralph Hurcombe. Accompanied by the Concert Orchestra directed by Robert Farnon. Presented by Roy Speer


Introduced By: Ralph Hurcombe.
Directed By: Robert Farnon.
Presented By: Roy Speer

: The Twilight Hour

A programme of melody Introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ.


Organist: Sandy MacPherson

: Think on These Things

Christian hymns, their music, and their meaning.

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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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