People of all ages and from all walks of life make up the queues at the Royal Albert Hall. Franklin Engelmann invites several Promenaders to choose a record of an item from the following week's Promenade Concerts programmes. Each record is broadcast from the BBC's Gramophone Library to the waiting queue over loud-speakers installed for the occasion
Melodies from Theatreland over the years with Helen Clare
Jack Cooper , Eve
Becke David Hughes , Patricia Baird and the Grosvenor Singers
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Michael North
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