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Under the direction of Harry Pell from the Hippodrome, Dudley
This orchestra, sixteen strong, which was formed for the opening of the Dudley Hippodrome in December 1938, was recruited from all parts of the country.
The brass section (first and second trumpets and trombone) all come from the same street-Fenwick Row, Boldon Colliery , Co. Durham-and are all under twenty-three.
Harry Pell , the musical director, broadcast regularly for many years with his orchestra from the Birmingham Hippodrome. He has been a regular broadcaster since 1924, as both soloist and conductor.


Unknown: Harry Pell
Unknown: Dudley Hippodrome
Unknown: Boldon Colliery
Unknown: Harry Pell


A reading from the novel by Francis Brett Young , arranged for broadcasting by C. Henry Warren and read by Owen Reed
(To be broadcast again on Tuesday:
Regional, 4.0)


Novel By: Francis Brett Young
Unknown: C. Henry Warren
Read By: Owen Reed


including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping


The story of a week-end out of doors
Where have they been this week-end?
What have they done ?
Members of the Club-cyclists, campers, hikers, anglers-meet tonight in a Shropshire village, to tell you
In the chair, Bill Oakley
(A recording of this feature will be broadcast on Thursday: Regional,


Unknown: Bill Oakley


Arnold Matters (baritone)
The BBC Midland Singers
Chorus Master, Edgar Morgan
The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Eric Warr


Chorus Master: Edgar Morgan
Conducted By: Eric Warr

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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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