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Stephen and McRae guitar and mandoline duets
Gladys Michie comedy songs
The Morgan Brothers in harmony
' Presented by Alan Melville


Unknown: Gladys Michie
Presented By: Alan Melville


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Betty Watson (soprano)
Elliot Dobie (baritone)


Soprano: Betty Watson
Baritone: Elliot Dobie


John R. Allan


Unknown: John R. Allan


(Eighth edition)
A further collection of out-of-the-ordinary questions asked by Alan Melville and answered by Douglas Simpson
George Rowntree Harvey
Norman North
Jimmy Ross
Louise Donald
Christine Crowe
Tonight's ' Queeries' will be a General Knowledge competition
Paper and pencils are required, please
The eighth edition of this popular revue, which is generally taken up with replies to out-of-the-way questions, will be devoted to a General Knowledge competition occupying the whole half-hour.
The six brave men and women to whom the questions will be put are all well-known broadcasters. George Rowntree Harvey and Christine Crowe are journalists, Louise Donald is a school-teacher, Norman North is a business man, Jimmy Ross is a well-known pianist, and Dr. Douglas Simpson is librarian at King's College Library, Aberdeen.
For this evening's competition two hundred tricky questions have been prepared by Alan Melville. Each competitor will call out a number at random and will have to answer the corresponding question. If he should fail, the question will then be put to the members of the audience that will be present in the studio tonight.
Alan Melville is a BBC programme assistant in Aberdeen. Though still a young man he has in the past been a prolific writer of detective stories, but nowadays most of his time is taken up with the preparation of broadcast feature programmes. He has been responsible for the production of programmes about the fishing industry in Lossiemouth, the Kenmay granite quarries, and the Gordon Highlanders on Deeside. Much of his best work has been done with the aid of the BBC recording van.


Unknown: Alan Melville
Unknown: Douglas Simpson
Unknown: George Rowntree Harvey
Unknown: Norman North
Unknown: Jimmy Ross
Unknown: Louise Donald
Unknown: Christine Crowe
Unknown: George Rowntree Harvey
Unknown: Christine Crowe
Unknown: Louise Donald
Unknown: Norman North
Unknown: Jimmy Ross
Unknown: Dr. Douglas Simpson
Unknown: Alan Melville.


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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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