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: The Children's Hour

' The Man from Mars ' by J. D. STRANGE
Episode 7—' Yazid tries again '


Conductor, BILLY BYERS
(pianoforte) JOS. Q. ATKINSON Pot-pourri of songs from Astaire-Rogers Films :
I won't dance. Lovely to look at (Roberta) (Kern). Cheek to Cheek (Top Hat) (Berlin). I'm putting all my eggs in one basket. Let's face the music (Follow the Fleet) (Berlin). A Fine Romance. The way you look tonight (Swing Time) (Kern)
(From Newcastle)


Conductor: Billy Byers

: ' 'Joa Green's Prize'

A Comedy in One Act by JAMES SHAW
Produced by JAMES R. GREGSON


Produced By: James R. Gregson
Joa Green: H C Rycroft
Mr Beeson: William Dennis
Mrs Regan: Roni Vine
A neighbour: Edith Chilton
Another neighbour: George Beaumont


including Weather Forecast

: Everybody Swing!

An Anatomy of Jazz
The Brass talks
In the early jazz band brass instruments were generally played in a style of frank burlesque. Trumpet and trombone were made to howl and squawk and bray; brass players tended to pride themselves particularly upon the faithfulness of their jungle imitations. Reaction to the Dixieland technique was contemporaneous with the advent of larger orchestras.
The ' section ' made its first appearance in jazz just as the trumpet and trombone were temporarily under a cloud, so that for some years the saxophone section, with its capacity for purring sweetness, maintained priority. But presently when the reaction had vanished in its turn, it was realised that the prime quality in all jazz playing must be ' attack '.
Trumpet and trombone, now duplicated or triplicated into ' sections ', returned to favour. Certainly in the present-day orchestra no section exceeds the brass in importance, for reasons which may be clearer when you have heard HENRY REED AND HIS ORCHESTRA this evening.


Unknown: Henry Reed


(including Weather Forecast)


including Weather Forecast

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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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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