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: The Children's Hour

English Folk Dances-3
' Cecil Sharp ', by ROLAND HEATH A Programme of Sunshine Songs


Unknown: Cecil Sharp
Unknown: Roland Heath

: The First News

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


Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
Orchestral Novelties


Leader: Alfred Barker
Conductor: T. H. Morrison

: Variety

Relayed from


George Gershwin is exceptional among popular composers of jazz music, because he can boast of having received a first-rate musical training. He began as a composer of popular songs, but soon turned to more ambitious things. In addition to over thirty-five musical comedies, Gershwin has written several important orchestral compositions in the jazz idiom. One of his best works, ' An American in Paris ', was first performed by the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra under Walter Damrosch. ' Rhapsody in Blue' is not only distinguished as Gershwin's most popular work, but as being the first jazz composition expressly written for the concert hall. Unlike ' An American in Paris ', the Rhapsody does not set out to illustrate a story, but is intended to be merely an entertaining piece of abstract music.

: The Second News

including Weather Forecast


(Regional Programme. See page 46)

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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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