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The final of the Gold Medal Competition at the Hundred House Hotel, Purslow, with a commentary by Tom Clun and David Gretton


Commentary By: Tom Clun
Commentary By: David Gretton


Chorus Master, Edgar Morgan
The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conductor, W. K. Stanton


Chorus Master: Edgar Morgan
Conductor: W. K. Stanton


A dramatic biography of a famous sea rover, by Donald Maclaren
Taking part :
Frederic Charles , Victor Franks , W. H. D. Joss , Rex de la Haye , James McKechnie , John Melville, Jacques Oberlin , Ian Sadler , James Sloan , Mary Sutherland , Halbert Tatlock , Harold Wightman ,
Eric Wightman , Robert Wilson
Organ improvisations by Ian Whyte
Production by John Gough


Unknown: Donald MacLaren
Unknown: Frederic Charles
Unknown: Victor Franks
Unknown: W. H. D. Joss
Unknown: Rex de la Haye
Unknown: James McKechnie
Unknown: Jacques OBErlin
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: James Sloan
Unknown: Mary Sutherland
Unknown: Halbert Tatlock
Unknown: Harold Wightman
Unknown: Eric Wightman
Unknown: Robert Wilson
Unknown: Ian Whyte
Production By: John Gough


by Wynne Ajello (soprano)
Prank Titterton (tenor)
W. H. Squire (violoncello)


Soprano: Wynne Ajello
Unknown: H. Squire


A selection of short summer verse
Presented by Owen Reed
Owen Reed was for some months a producer of drama and features in the Midland Region, where he was responsible for several of the ' Microphone at Large ' series. He left the BBC to return to the stage.
He was a member of the Old Vie
Company during its recent tour of Mediterranean countries. Listeners may remember that he was the reader for the Midland serial readings of Brett Young 's novel, ' My Brother Jonathan '.


Presented By: Owen Reed
Presented By: Owen Reed
Unknown: Brett Young


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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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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