Introduced by John Dunn from the Forum, Bath, Avon. Kenneth
Alwyn conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , with guest singers Valerie Masterson , Vernon Midgley , pianist
William Davies , and the band of the Royal Air Force College conducted by squadron leader SL Stirling. This programme re-creates the very first programme broadcast 44 years ago and is part of the BBC's 75th Anniversary celebrations. At 8.15, during the interval, Brian Mathew talks to conductor Kenneth
Alwyn about the memories the programme has brought him over the years. Producer Alan Boyd
Frank Renton introduces a report from the highlight of the Brass Band year - the 1997 National Competition from London's Royal Albert Hall. He will play the winning performance, and present the first of two extracts from the evening gala concert.
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