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Gorgie Salvation Army Band
Conductor. Alex Thain


Conductor: Alex Thain

: Sandy Presents

Ada Alsop (soprano). Henry Elman (cello), and Gerald Shaw at the BBC theatre organ


Soprano: Ada Alsop
Soprano: Henry Elman
Soprano: Gerald Shaw


From London, the tunes you have asked us to play. From Germany, the tunes that make them think of you

: People's Service

From Kenton Methodist Church, Harrow. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Wilfred Wade


Unknown: Rev. Wilfred Wade


with Colonel Bogey
Band of the Grenadier Guards (Director of Music, Captain F. J. Harris ): guest conductor, R. R. Ricketta


Unknown: Captain F. J. Harris
Conductor: R. R. Ricketta

: Down Your Way

Richard Dimbleby with the BBC Mobile Recording Unit, goes to the Scarborough district to meet twelve men and women who talk about their lives and jobs and - choose their favourite music. The tour includes visits to a hospital and a family at home.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Presented By: John Shuter


Community songs by schoolchildren in Manchester and in Rotterdam
In Manchester, the children- are conducted by Gertrude Riall , accompanied by Dr. William Griffiths at the organ. and introduced by Jacques Brown In Rotterdam, the organist is Cor Stein , the compere Ary van Nierop , and the producer Nico Boer .


Unknown: Gertrude Riall
Accompanied By: Dr. William Griffiths
Introduced By: Jacques Brown
Unknown: Cor Stein
Unknown: Ary van Nierop
Unknown: Nico Boer

: Two Plays ' IN THE DARK'

by Tom Clarkson


Unknown: Tom Clarkson


by Jan Bussell
Produced by Cameron McClure (For casts, see Home Service)


Unknown: Jan Bussell
Produced By: Cameron McClure


A Panorama of 1896 Written by Leslie Bally
Pages turned by Patrie Curwen
Singers: Billie Baker , John Rorke , Harry Dawson , and Marie Lloyd Jnr , . Actors: Josephine Middleton , Susan Richards , Helen Franklyn , Martin Lewis , Roger Snowdon. Charles Mason , James Mills , Michael Strange , Ellis Chesney , Arthur Lawrence , Betty Dale Mary Waddington , G. K. Lim , and Y. K. Lung
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra and Chorus
Conducted by Frank Cantell
Incidental music by Hal Evans


Written By: Leslie Bally
Turned By: Patrie Curwen
Singers: Billie Baker
Singers: John Rorke
Singers: Harry Dawson
Singers: Marie Lloyd Jnr
Unknown: Josephine Middleton
Unknown: Susan Richards
Unknown: Helen Franklyn
Unknown: Martin Lewis
Unknown: Roger Snowdon.
Unknown: Charles Mason
Unknown: James Mills
Unknown: Michael Strange
Unknown: Ellis Chesney
Unknown: Arthur Lawrence
Unknown: Betty Dale
Unknown: Mary Waddington
Unknown: G. K. Lim
Unknown: Y. K. Lung
Conducted By: Frank Cantell
Music By: Hal Evans

: Bonar Colleano in 'IT'S A GREAT LIFE'

with Joe Linnane
Benny Lee , Miriam Karlin
Augmented Dance Orchestra Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Sid Colin
Production by Charles Chilton


Unknown: Joe Linnane
Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: Miriam Karlin
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Sid Colin
Production By: Charles Chilton

: Michael Miles In RADIO REVELS

An all-comedy show with winners becoming ' Conductor of the Week ' and Singer of the Week '
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Produced by Frederick Piffard


Conducted By: Stanley Black
Produced By: Frederick Piffard


by Richmal Crompton
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Production By: Audrey Cameron
William: David Spenser
Mr Brown: Bruce Belfrage
Mrs Brown: Enid Trevor
Robert: John Stevens
Ethel: Cynthia Teall
Ginger: Derek Rock
Violet Elizabeth: Anthea Askey
Mrs Peters: Grace Allardyce
Deirdre: Elizabeth West


London v. Belfast: Round Six
London: Hubert Phillips , Macdonald Hastings Quiz-Master , Robert Mac-Dermot
Belfast: Magdalen King-Hall , James Boyce. Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding


Unknown: Hubert Phillips
Unknown: MacDonald Hastings Quiz-Master
Unknown: Robert Mac-Dermot
Unknown: Magdalen King-Hall
Unknown: James Boyce.
Unknown: Gilbert Harding


From the Hippodrome Golders Green, London
Derek Roy , Terry Thomas
Vincent Tildsley 's Mastersingers
Robert Moreton , Ivy Peace
Phil Phillips
Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra
Introduced by Philip Slessor
Produced by Joy Russell -Smith


Unknown: Derek Roy
Unknown: Terry Thomas
Unknown: Vincent Tildsley
Unknown: Robert Moreton
Unknown: Ivy Peace
Unknown: Phil Phillips
Unknown: Stanley Black
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Joy Russell


Community hymn-singing from Bowdon Downs Congregational Church, Cheshire, led by the combined choirs of the district, and the Sale and District Musical Society, conducted by Alfred Higson. Organist, Dr. Henry L. Read. Introduced by the Minister, the Rev. G. K. Davies


Conducted By: Alfred Higson.
Organist: Dr. Henry L. Read.
Unknown: Rev. G. K. Davies


Peter Dawson (baritone)
Rawicz and Landauer (pianos)
Herbert Dawson (organ) in a series of Sunday concerts
At the piano : Hubert Greenslade
Arranged and introduced by Doris Arnold


Baritone: Peter Dawson
Baritone: Landauer
Pianos: Herbert Dawson
Piano: Hubert Greenslade
Introduced By: Doris Arnold


A programme of melody introduced and played by Sandy Mac pherson at the BBC theatre organ -


Played By: Sandy Mac


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.

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