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: The Children's Hour

'Request Week'
A Quarter of an Hour for the Tinies
The Little Play of Cinderella
Auntie Muriel will sing 'Tick, Tock Town'
'The Bathroom Bubble'
A Fantasy by Muriel Levy
Auntie Muriel will sing 'Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf and 'This Little Piggy'

: ' The First News'

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Announcements and Bulletin for Northern English Farmers

: ' The Northern Garden'

WILLIAM COMPSTON: Pansies and Violas '

: < Northern Concert Hall '

The Halle Concert
Relayed from
The Free Trade Hall, Manchester
Conducted by Sir THOMAS BEECHAM , Bart.
I. Allegro molto; 2. Andante; 3. Menuetto: Allegretto; 4. Allegro assai


Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: I. Allegro

: 'Northern Concert Hall,'

Part 2
Oriental subjects always had a strong fascination for Rimsky-Korsakov, and in this Suite the East, with its blazing sunshine and its brilliance of colour, is vividly presented in the music. The subject is, of course, from the Arabian Nights, and the composer prefaced his score with the following note : ' The Sultan Schahriar, convinced of the infidelity of the whole race of women, has sworn to send each of his wives to death after only one bridal night. But Scheherazade saves her life by interesting him in tales which she recounts one after another for one thousand and one nights. Impelled by curiosity, the Sultan puts off from day to day the fate of the lady, and ends, as all the world knows, by renouncing his bloodthirsty intention.'

: Variety

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: News Summary

Weather Forecast and News

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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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