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An early-morning entertainment by the Scottish Variety Orchestra (conductor. Kemlo Stephen ), with Mary Alexander (soprano) and Edric Connor (bass).


Conductor: Kemlo Stephen
Soprano: Mary Alexander


Owen Walters and his Orchestra, with songs by Teresa Corley (mezzo-soprano) and John Lewis (tenor), and organ solos by Felton Rapley. From the Dominion Theatre. Tottenham Court Road. London.


Unknown: Owen Walters
Songs By: Teresa Corley
Songs By: John Lewis
Solos By: Felton Rapley.

: Marching with the Guards

Band of the Irish Guards
Conducted by Major G.H. Willcocks, M.B.E., Director of Music


Musicians: Band of the Irish Guards
Conductory: Major G.H. Willcocks


Richard Dimbleby , with the BBC Mobile Recording Unit, visits Manchester district and invites listeners to choose their favourite records and say a few words. Presented by John Shuter


Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Presented By: John Shuter

: People's Service

from Muswell Hill Congregational Church, Muswell Hill, London Conducted by the Rev. Hugh Jones


Celebrant: Rev. Hugh Jones

: Up the Pole

with Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss
Coming up close behind are: Claude Dampier, Jon Pertwee, Valerie Tandy
The Five Smith Brothers
Sydney Simons and his Orchestra
Guest artist, Bernard Miles
Script by Ronnie Hanbury and Richard Rowland and Brian Rowland.
Produced by George Inns.


Unknown: Ben Warriss
Unknown: Claude Dampier
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Valerie Tandy
Script By: Ronnie Hanbury
Script By: Richard Rowland.
Script By: Brian Rowland.
Duced By: George Inns.

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

The Quiz visits
Musical illustrations provided by Violet Carson. Produced by Barney Colehan.


Provided By: Violet Carson.


Bing Crosby on gramophone records


Unknown: Bing Crosby


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


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

: Tommy Handley in 'ITMA'

with Jack Train , Hugh Morton , Fred Yule , Lind Joyce Diana Morrison , Deryck Guyler , Joan Harben , and Hattie Jacques.


Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Lind Joyce
Unknown: Diana Morrison
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Joan Harben
Unknown: Hattie Jacques.


From London, the tunes you asked us to play. From Germany, the tunes that make them think of you
Programme produced and transmitted jointly by the BBC and in Germany, by the British Forces Network


A weekly contest of wit and knowledge in which teams from the Regions take turns in challenging the permanent team in London
West Region: Second Round London: Professor D. W. Brogan
Hubert Phillips. Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
West Region: Jack Longland. C. F. Carr. Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding


Unknown: Professor D. W. Brogan
Unknown: Hubert Phillips.
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Jack Longland.
Unknown: F. Carr.
Unknown: Gilbert Harding


from the People's Palace, London with Derek Roy
Vincent Tildsley 's Mastersingers
Harry Hemsley
Ronald Chesney
Marguerite Wolff
Leslie Haskell
Albert and Les Ward
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Produced by Joy Russell-Smith


Unknown: Derek Roy
Unknown: Vincent Tildsley
Unknown: Harry Hemsley
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Marguerite Wolff
Unknown: Leslie Haskell
Unknown: Les Ward
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Produced By: Joy Russell-Smith


with Gladys Ripley (contralto)
Maurice Keary (baritone)
Charles Smart at the theatre organ
Introduced by Sandy Macpherson


Contralto: Gladys Ripley
Baritone: Maurice Keary
Baritone: Charles Smart
Introduced By: Sandy MacPherson

: Richard Murdoch in 'MUCH-BINDING-IN-THE-MARSH'

with Kenneth Home
Sam Costa , Maurice Denham
Barbara Valerie , and Gwen Catley


Unknown: Kenneth Home
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Barbara Valerie
Unknown: Gwen Catley


; This week from the Winter Gardens, Margate with Terry Thomas
Jeanne de Casalis
Vine, More, and Nevard Arthur Knight and his Quintet
Introduced by Brian Johnston


Unknown: Terry Thomas
Unknown: Jeanne de Casalis
Unknown: Nevard Arthur Knight
Introduced By: Brian Johnston


Albert Sandler and the Palm Court Orchestra with Sylvia Cecil (soprano)


Unknown: Albert Sandler
Soprano: Sylvia Cecil


Community hymn-singing by the Neath Municipal Choir: conductor, Seymour Perrott. Organist, Lilian Glyn Lewis. From the Forward Movement Mission Hall. Neath


Organist: Seymour Perrott.
Organist: Lilian Glyn Lewis.


with Harold Berens
Gladys Hay Michael Moore and their harassed quiz-master
Stewart MacPherson
The Radio Revellers and the New Foulharmonic Orchestra under Mynheer Hal Evans
Script by Sid Colin
Produced by Pat Dixon


Unknown: Harold Berens
Unknown: Gladys Hay
Unknown: Michael Moore
Script By: Sid Colin
Produced By: Pat Dixon


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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