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5.0 From Regional :
A Story for Most Ages
' Peter Duck ' (No. 2) by ARTHUR RANSOME read by MAC
5 20 Instruments You Don't Often
Handbells, Harmonica, Saw,
Matchbox, Celeste
Most of the contributors to this programme have broadcast before. Percy Porch brings the handbell ringers from the village of Myddle, in Shropshire. Charles Tolcher, of Bloxwich, Walsall, plays the harmonica ; Jack Parker , of Codsall, Wolverhampton, the saw ; Cecil Twiselton , a versatile Northamptonshire artist, the matchbox, and Dinah (Margaret Ablethorpe ), the celeste.
5.45 From Scottish :
' Stamps to avoid in your Collection '
A talk by A. K. MACDONALD


Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Unknown: Percy Porch
Unknown: Jack Parker
Unknown: Cecil Twiselton
Unknown: Margaret Ablethorpe
Talk By: A. K. MacDonald


including Weather Forecast

: Calendar of Week-End Sport

by CLAUDE WESTELL, and Midland Announcements

: Act I of Wagner's Opera ' TANNHAUSER '

performed by THE ROYAL CARL ROSA
OPERA COMPANY from the New Theatre, Oxford
Scene I, The Venusberg
Scene II, The Valley of the Wartburg
Characters in order of appearance
Conductor, Charles Webber


Unknown: Carl Rosa
Conductor: Charles Webber
Venus: Pauline Maunder
Tannhauser: John Myrddin
Shepherd Boy: Ann Scholes
The Landgrave of Thuringia: Phillip Bertram
Wolfram Minstrel: Leyland White
Walter Minstrel: John Tomey
Biterolf Minstrel: George Hancock
Reinmar Minstrel: Norman Jones
Schreiber Minstrel: William Lewis


A Pianoforte Recital by Margaret Ablethorpe


Unknown: Margaret Ablethorpe


(including Weather Forecast)


including Weather Forecast

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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