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Taking part :
Eileen Markham (Birmingham and Midland A.O.S.), Gertrude Farman , William Lloyd , and James Stokes (Harold V. Tatton Opera Co.), Winifred Grantham (Arcadian Musical Society, Birmingham), Constance Shacklock (Nottingham A.O.S.), Margery Belshaw , Leonard Tooke , and Ethel Houseley (Mansfield A.O.S.), Winifred Adams and Charles Perks (Worcester A.O.S.), Donald V. Weston (Nuneaton A.O.S.), Florence Bird, Arthur Knowles , Stanley Taunton, Dorothy Whitehead , and Reginald Bird (Guildhall A.O.S., Coventry), Chorus from the B.T.H. Amateur Operatic Society (Rugby), the Revue Orchestra, conductor, Reginald Burston
Programme arranged by Dorothy G. Mason
(Chairman of the Midland section of the National Operatic and Dramatic Association) in conjunction with Reginald Burston and Martyn C. Webster
Compere, Martyn C. Webster
This is the second broadcast programme reflecting the work and talent of the numerous amateur operatic societies in the Midlands. The first programme was given about a year ago, and the third will be heard next spring.
Nine well-known societies arc represented in this programme, and listeners may be interested to know that altogether more than one hundred members were auditioned before the seventeen principals and chorus of fourteen were finally chosen.-


Unknown: Eileen Markham
Unknown: Gertrude Farman
Unknown: William Lloyd
Unknown: James Stokes
Unknown: Winifred Grantham
Unknown: Constance Shacklock
Unknown: Margery Belshaw
Unknown: Leonard Tooke
Unknown: Ethel Houseley
Unknown: Winifred Adams
Unknown: Donald V. Weston
Unknown: Arthur Knowles
Unknown: Dorothy Whitehead
Arranged By: Dorothy G. Mason
Arranged By: Martyn C. Webster
Unknown: Martyn C. Webster


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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.

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