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


Unknown: Alan Adair


A varied sequence of popular music played by Eric Robinson and his Orchestra, with songs by Olga Gwynne (soprano) and Alfred Swam (baritone), and organ solos by Lloyd Thomas. From the Granada Cinema, Tooting. London.


Played By: Eric Robinson
Songs By: Olga Gwynne
Solos By: Lloyd Thomas.

: Marching with the Guards

The full regimental band of the Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), conducted by Major A. J. Thorn -burrow, Director of Music, Royal Horse Guards


Unknown: J. Thorn


Richard Dimbleby , with the BBC Mobile Recording Unit, visits Ealing district and Invites Mr. and Mrs. John Citizen to choose their favourite records and say a few words to the listener. Programme presented by John Shuter


Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Mr.
Unknown: Mrs. John Citizen
Presented By: John Shuter

: People's Service

From Bradford Cathedral, conducted by the Provost, the Very Rev. J.G. Tiarks


Service conducted by: The Rev. J.G. Tiarks


Presented by Alan Clarke in London and Sergeant Bob Boyle , R.A.C., in Hamburg
Programme produced and transmitted jointly by the BBC and in Germany by the British Forces Network


Presented By: Alan Clarke
Presented By: Sergeant Bob Boyle


A radio parlour game with Richard Dimbleby , Anona Winn , Jack Train , and Daphne Padel asking all the questions, and Stewart MacPherson knowing all the answers. Presented by Cleland Finn.


Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Daphne Padel
Unknown: Stewart MacPherson
Presented By: Cleland Finn.


The music of Peter Yorke with his Concert Orchestra, and the voices of Paula Green and Steve Conway. Presented by Roy Speer


Unknown: Peter Yorke
Unknown: Paula Green
Unknown: Steve Conway.
Presented By: Roy Speer

: The Daring Dexters

Omnibus edition of last week's adventures. Script by Geoffrey Webb. Serial edited and produced by Raymond Raikes


Script: Geoffrey Webb
Serial edited and produced by: Raymond Raikes
Dan Dexter: Grenville Eves
Bill Dexter: James Viccars
'Sherry' Dexter: Olive Kirby
Beppo: Franklyn Bellamy
Tony: Charles Lamb
Gump: John Sharpe
Tangey: Edward Percival
Nell: Elsie Wagstaffe
Mowlah: Richard Taylor
Bullyer: James Page
Sam: Colin Gordon
Sid: Roger Snowdon
Announcer: Frederick Allen
Telegraph boy: Brian MacDermott

: Eric Barker in ' MERRY-GO-ROUND '

A visit to Waterlogged Spa at Sinking-in-the-Ooze. ' Double or Quits' cash quiz conducted by Joe Linnane. Produced by Leslie Bridg -. mont.


Conducted By: Joe Linnane.
Produced By: Leslie Bridg


From the People's Palace, London with Vic Oliver
Carroll Gibbons
Derek Roy
The Beverley Sisters
Jacques Vallez
The Five Strands
Frankie Higgins
Geraldo and his Orchestra
Produced by Joy Russell -Smith


Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Carroll Gibbons
Unknown: Derek Roy
Unknown: Jacques Vallez
Unknown: Frankie Higgins
Produced By: Joy Russell


Last Thursday's broadcast repeated

: Tommy Handley in ' ITMA '

Recording of last Thursday's broadcast in the Home Service

: Big Bill Campbell and his ' ROCKY MOUNTAIN RHYTHM '

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


Unknown: Buck Douglas
Unknown: Peggy Bailey.
Unknown: Ronnie Brohn
Unknown: Gerry Fitz
Presented By: Charles Chilton


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


Unknown: Professor D. W. Brogan
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.
Unknown: Christopher Morley
Unknown: John Mason Brown.
Unknown: Alistair Cooke


A happy-go-lucky, carefree entertainment, featuring
Sylvia Welling
James Etherington
Bob Campbell
A successful discovery and the latest radio discoveries
Guest stars, Percy Edwards and Clapham and Dwyer
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Introduced by Carroll Levis. Script by Robert Buckland. Produced by William Worsley


Unknown: Sylvia Welling
Unknown: James Etherington
Unknown: Bob Campbell
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Introduced By: Carroll Levis.
Script By: Robert Buckland.
Produced By: William Worsley


Albert Sandler and the Palm Court Orchestra
With Frederick Harvey (baritone), in a programme of the kind of music that you hear In the Palm Court of your favourite hotel


Unknown: Albert Sandler
Unknown: Frederick Harvey


Community hymn-singing from the 1947 Conference of the Methodist Church Music Society, held at Swanwick in Derbyshire. Programme conducted and presented by Clifford W. Towlson , President of the Society


Unknown: Clifford W. Towlson


accompanied by the Concert Orchestra, directed by Bruce Campbell. Introduced by Philip Slessor. Presented by Roy Speer


Directed By: Bruce Campbell.
Introduced By: Philip Slessor.
Presented By: Roy Speer


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


Played By: Sandy MacPherson


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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