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at the Organ of the Plaza Cinema,


The Carroll Sisters


The Sylvan Trio: John Francis (flute) Joy Boughton (oboe)
Millicent Silver (pianoforte)
Johann Joachim Quantz was born in 1697 The son of a village farrier, he learnt, when quite young, to play the double-bass and later took up the oboe and violin. In his early twenties, however, he studied the flute, on which instrument he eventually became one of the greatest virtuosos of his day. While on his travels he met the Crown Prince Frederick at Berlin in 1728 and gave him some lessons on the flute. When
Frederick became king he gave Quantz the post of master of his music and court composer.
Among numerous compositions
Quantz composed three hundred flute concertos, which are now preserved in the palace at Potsdam.


Flute: John Francis
Unknown: Johann Joachim Quantz


Popular music for all tastes on gramophone records


by Betty Davies (soprano)


Soprano: Betty Davies


A short story written for broadcasting by A. E. Coppard , read by Philip Cunningham


Broadcasting By: A. E. Coppard
Read By: Philip Cunningham


Frank James the whispering tenor
Tom Bryant in harp solos with Mai Jones at the piano


Unknown: Frank James
Tenor: Tom Bryant
Unknown: Mai Jones


Isobel Baillie and Walter Widdop
Isobel Baillie (soprano) (trumpet obbligato, Ernest Hall ): Let the bright Seraphim (Samson) (Handel)
Walter Widdop (tenor): Sound an alarm (Judas Maccabaeus) (Handel). Daylight slowly fades (Prince Igor) (Borodin)
Isobel Baillie (soprano): You who have knowledge (Voi che sapete) (The Marriage of Figaro) (Mozart)
(Regional) I


Unknown: Isobel Baillie
Unknown: Walter Widdop
Soprano: Isobel Baillie
Unknown: Ernest Hall
Tenor: Walter Widdop


(Royal East Kent Regiment) (by permission of Lieut.-
Col. G. F. Hamilton , M.C.)
Conducted by Mr. W. B. Foster from the Central Bandstand,
Herne Bay


Unknown: Col. G. F. Hamilton
Conducted By: Mr. W. B. Foster


Leader, Harold F. Petts
Conductor, Ernest W. Goss
7 Lillian Webb (soprano)
' from the Pavilion, Torquay


Leader: Harold F. Petts
Conductor: Ernest W. Goss
Soprano: Lillian Webb


' Many Years in the Orchestra'
W. H. Reed , former leader of the London
Symphony Orchestra
W. H. Reed , who for many years was principal of the London Symphony Orchestra and still leads that orchestra on occasions, notably at the Three Choirs Festival, brings to a conclusion this series of three talks concerned with his experiences under famous conductors.
Mr. Reed can lay claim to an outstanding record, for he has played under, and known intimately, such composer-conductors and conductors as Dvorak, Randegger, Mancinelli, Lamoureux, Richter, Nikisch, Safonov, Elgar, Ysaye, Colonne, Faure, Saint-Saens, Strauss, Sullivan, and Steinbach, and most of the great masters of the baton who are flourishing today.


Unknown: W. H. Reed
Unknown: H. Reed


from the Continental Restaurant,
Bournemouth with Bennett and Williams
' The Jovial Boys with their Phono-fiddles'
Renee Barr soprano
Eric Shrimpton
Spanish and electric guitars
Robert Keys syncopating pianist
Peter Valerio
The wonder accordionist and Leonardi and his Wiener Orchestat
Presented by Leslie Bridgmont


Soprano: Renee Barr
Soprano: Eric Shrimpton
Guitars: Robert Keys
Pianist: Peter Valerio
Presented By: Leslie Bridgmont


(by permission of the Savoy Hotel, Ltd.) with Anne Lenner
George Melachrino
The Radio Revellers


Unknown: Anne Lenner
Unknown: George Melachrino

: Round the Concert Parties: No. 14

A composite programme of excerpts from three concert parties
Presented by Dennis Redhead from the Mowlem Theatre, Swanage
The cast includes
Rex Rashley; Edna Carr; Bevan Williams; Vera Wood; Doris Collett; Hebe Haworth; Dennis Redhead
Presented by Neil and Claxton from the New Central Pier, Morecambe
The cast includes
Teddy Williams; Freddy Liston; Art Kildare; Gordon Dickson; Eileen Hastings; Denise Clifford; Percy Garside; Arthur Jackson; The Rhythm Boys; The Revelry Girls
UNCLE MACK'S MINSTRELS from the Jetty, Broadstairs
With Fred Holt; Norman Clare; Loo E. Elgar; George Cull; Alf Godwin; Uncle Mack
The programme presented by Harry S. Pepper


Presented By: Dennis Redhead
Unknown: Rex Rashley
Unknown: Edna Carr
Unknown: Bevan Williams
Unknown: Vera Wood
Unknown: Doris Collett
Unknown: Hebe Haworth
Unknown: Dennis Redhead
Unknown: Teddy Williams
Unknown: Freddy Liston
Unknown: Gordon Dickson
Unknown: Eileen Hastings
Unknown: Denise Clifford
Unknown: Percy Garside
Unknown: Arthur Jackson
Unknown: Norman Clare
Unknown: Loo E. Elgar
Unknown: Alf Godwin
Presented By: Harry S. Pepper

: The Will

A play by J. M. Barrie
Characters in order of speaking
Produced by Andrew Stewart
The Will is not one of the better-known Barrie plays. Since the original production at the Duke of York's in September, 1913, it has been revived only once - at the St. Martin's Theatre in 1923. This neglect is not due to any inferiority in the play itself but to its slightly cynical flavour, rare in Barrie.
The play shows the effect of prosperity on a young couple, as reflected in the man's plans for making his will.


Play By: J. M. Barrie
Produced By: Andrew Stewart
Mr Devizes: William Crichton
Surtees, a clerk: W H D Joss
Robert: Rex de la Haye
Philip Ross: James McKechnie
Mrs Philip Ross: Mary Sutherland
Sennet, another clerk: Arthur Douglas Brown
Creed, another clerk: W H D Joss

: Edward Chapman in 'CHARING CROSS ROAD'

A show by Gladys and Clay Keyes , with music by Clay Keyes
Principal characters in order of introduction : also stage hands, chorus girls, songpluggers, office boy, doctor, etc.
The BBC Variety Orchestra and A section of the BBC Revue Chorus
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Orchestrations by Wally Wallond
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Clay Keyes
Music By: Clay Keyes
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Wally Wallond
Produced By: Roy Speer
Charlie, a stage manager: Foster Carlin
E J Benny, a producer: Bernard Ansell
Tony, a young song-writer: David Croft
Pam, a chorus girl: Pamela Randell
MacWilliam, a vaudeville artist: Edward Chapman
Maisie, a chorus girl Sunday Wilshin Meggie: Gladys Keyes
Jack, a cabaret artist: Horace Percival
Bill, a comedian: Sidney Vivian
Vaudeville artists : Jimmy O'Donnell: Hugh French
Cherry O'Donnell: Patricia Leonard
Jerry Langdon, an agent: Horace Percival
Frankie, a song-plugger: Gerry Fitzgerald


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with Julie Dawn
Sam Costa
Cherry Simmonds
Ivor Rich from Quaglino's Restaurant
, at 11.30


Unknown: Julie Dawn
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Cherry Simmonds
Unknown: Ivor Rich


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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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