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and his Pieces of Eight with The Men About Town


Band of the Grenadier Guards
Conducted by Capt. F. J. Harris
Director of Music
Four Hands in Harmony
(Tony Lowry and Clive Richardson at two pianos)


Conducted By: Capt. F. J. Harris
Unknown: Tony Lowry
Unknown: Clive Richardson


BBC Scottish Orchestra
Conducted by Harry Platts


Conducted By: Harry Platts


Tunes you have asked us to play

: A Trip to Paris—1 THE EIFFEL TOWER

John Ellison welcomes listeners
. to the balcony of the Eiffel Tower restaurant, looking out over Paris with his guides, Daniel and Martine Ruyssen


Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Martine Ruyssen


N.W.D.R. Radio Orchestra
Conductor, Wilhelm Schuchter


Conductor: Wilhelm Schuchter


Middlesex v. Sussex
Glamorgan v. New Zealanders
Commentaries by E. W. Swanton from Lord's, and by John Arlott from Arms Park, Cardiff


Unknown: E. W. Swanton
Unknown: John Arlott


Philip Green and his Concert Orchestra with Edric Connor play light music in holiday mood


Unknown: Philip Green
Unknown: Edric Connor

: A Trip to Paris-2 DOWN BY THE RIVER

John Ellison takes you to a riverside inn at Nogent-sur-Marne, a few miles from Paris
Music by Tony Murena and his Band, with Roberte Mama and Monty


Unknown: John Ellison
Music By: Tony Murena
Unknown: Roberte Mama

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

with Doreen Stephens
Ellis Jackson and Alan Breeze


Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Unknown: Ellis Jackson
Unknown: Alan Breeze


Middlesex v. Sussex
Glamorgan v. New Zealanders
Further commentaries
3.30 app. Athletics
The British Games
Commentary by Harold Abrahams on the 880 yards and the 440 yards, in the six-sided International match organised by the News of the World From the White City Stadium, London
3.50 app. Cricket
Further commentaries
4.0 app. Racing .
Winston Churchill Stakes
Commentary by Henry Green
From Hurst Park


Commentary By: Harold Abrahams
Commentary By: Henry Green

: A Trip to Paris-3 RACING

A visit to St. Cloud racecourse
A commentary on the Grand Prix du Printemps by Raymond Glendenning , assisted by Tom E. Webster as race-reader


Unknown: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Tom E. Webster

: At the Console

Harold Smart at the BBC theatre organ


The British Games
Summary by Harold Abrahams of the International match trom White City Stadium. London


Unknown: Harold Abrahams


Further commentaries

: A Trip to Paris-4 PARTY TIME

A cocktail party at Chez Carrere
John Ellison introduces stars and celebrities from the French entertainment world. Dance music by Aimé Barelli and his Orchestra


Introduces: John Ellison
Music By: Aimé Barelli


Middlesex v. Sussex
Glamorgan v. New Zealanders
Latest scores

: John Rorke introduces COMMUNITY SINGING

Conducted by Glyn Jones with John Morgan and The Good Companions
At the two pianos:
Eric James and George Myddleton


Conducted By: Glyn Jones
Unknown: John Morgan
Pianos: Eric James
Pianos: George Myddleton

: Sport

including cricket close of play scores

: Robert Beatty, Brenda Bruce in ' SPOT THE LADY '

A Philip Odell serial by Lester Powell
7—'The Voice of the Dead '
Produced by Cleland Finn


Unknown: Philip Odell
Unknown: Lester Powell
Produced By: Cleland Finn
Philip Odell: Robert Beatty
Heather McMara: Brenda Bruce
Supt Simon RIgby: Andrew Faulds
Mel Page: Jon Farrell
Philo Kite: Preston Lockwood
Sir Alexander Besard: Geoffrey Wincott
Connolly: Ernest Sefton
Gloria: Patricia Laffan
Colin Caster: Duncan McLntyre
Sgt Harris: Frank Atkinson
Voice of Marguerite: Thelma Hughes

: Christopher Stone presents AMONG YOUR SOUVENIRS

Henry Wendon
Mantovani and his Orchestra


Unknown: Henry Wendon

: Anna "Neagle and Michael Wilding in 'MAYTIME IN MAYFAIR'

Radio version of the Herbert Wilcox film
Screen play by Nicholas Phipps
Radio adaptation by Aubrey Danvers Walker
Production by Tom Ronald


Unknown: Herbert Wilcox
Play By: Nicholas Phipps
Unknown: Aubrey Danvers Walker
Production By: Tom Ronald
Eileen Grahame: Anna Neagle
Michael Gore-Brown: Michael Wilding
D'arcy Davenport: Peter Graves
Sir Henry Hazelrigg: Nicholas Phipps
Inspector Hennessy: Joe Linnane
Priscllla: Cynthia Teall
Lady Manbury-Logan-Manbury: Doris Rogers
Lady Leveson: Olwyn Brookes
Mrs Anstruther: Doris Nichols
Shop assistant: Olivia Burleigh
Mr Keats: Philip Dale
Mr Shelley: Cyril Butcher


Heralding Variety in the North
with Alfred Marks
Les Crossley and his Harmonica Rascals
Lee Lawrence . Gene Crowley
The Kordites Ray Martin and his Orchestra
Produced by Bowker Andrews


Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Les Crossley
Unknown: Lee Lawrence
Unknown: Gene Crowley
Produced By: Bowker Andrews

: Francis de Wolff in ' GORDON GRANTLEY, K.C.'

by John P. Wynn
8-' Change of Identity '
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Unknown: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: A Trip to Paris-5 NIGHT-CLUB

A visit to the Lido on the Champs-Elysees, where John Ellison introduces late-night dance music by Rene Leroux et son Collège Rythme


Unknown: John Ellison
Music By: Rene Leroux

: Music Tapestry

The Spa Orchestra directed by Tom Jenkins with Dorothy Pouishnoff (piano)


Directed By: Tom Jenkins
Piano: Dorothy Pouishnoff

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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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