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: The Children's Hour

' The Horse-Shoe Nail,' a story by VERA GREEN
Songs by GRACE FIELD (soprano)
ROBERT SIMPKIN and his banjo
' What about it ? ' a topical talk by E. G. HILTON


Story By: Vera Green
Songs By: Grace Field
Soprano: Robert Simpkin
Talk By: E. G. Hilton

: ' The First News'

Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Announcements


Conducted by H. FOSTER CLARK
The text of Princess Ida, the Gilbert and Sullivan opera that followed Iolanlhe, was based on a version of Tennyson's poem ' The Princess' adapted by Gilbert for dramatic performance. The play was not a success, but Gilbert had the idea of re-moulding it for use with Sullivan's music. However at no time was the resulting' libretto up to the standard Gilbert had himself set for his collaboration with Sullivan, and the opera did not have the success expected. It had the shortest run of any opera in the series.


Conducted By: H. Foster Clark

: ' Out and About'



Unknown: C. Henry Warren

: < The Microphone at Large 2-OAKHAM

The programme arranged and presented by OWEN REED
Oakham, capital of Rutland, is famous for its twelfth-century hall, its church, and its school, founded in 1584. It has an old village cross, butter cross, and stocks. The earthworks of the old manor-house's fortifications still remain. The sessions are held in the old hall, but for several years Rutland has had no serious crime whatever.

: ' The Second News

Weather Forecast

: London Regional Programme

From 11.0 to 11.45 Midland Regional will radiate Television. Programme on page 320.

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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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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