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: The Children's Hour

' Jim at the Corner ', by Eleanor Farjeon , told by BETTY
I — ' Derry and Jim'
A Tiny talk, by DOROTHY
LEONARD HIBBARD and his Xylophone


Unknown: Eleanor Farjeon
Songs By: Mai Ramsay
Unknown: Leonard Hibbard

: ' The First News '

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Announcements and Market Prices for Farmers in the West


(By kind permission of Col. R. E. K. Leatham,
D.S.O., Commanding).
Conducted by Captain ANDREW HARRIS
(Director of Music, Welsh Guards)
WATCYN WATCYNS (bass-baritone)
If any composer can be said to have a genuine world reputation, that man is Albert Ketelbey , whose music is played almost nightly wherever a band, even if it be only a fiddle and piano, is gathered together. His name is one of the best known in broadcast programmes, not only in England, but all over the Continent; so much so, indeed, that in the estimation of foreigners English music and Ketelbey must be inseparably linked.
The tale has more than once been told in these pages of how he started upon his career as a composer of serious music, that is to say, music in the classical tradition, and how he found his works a drug in the market until he re-dressed them melodiously in a popular idiom. He made his name a household word with In a Monastery Garden, and even then so dense were the minds and so pessimistic the attitude of publishers that it was with great difficulty it was published at all. Now, however, the list of Ketelbey's published works is a long one, and there is never any difficulty in selecting a one-man programme of his works-a frequent occurrence in recent years, as listeners must have observed. They also know that a programme of works by a single composer, whether it be Ketelbey or Beethoven, is not put on without good reason.


Conducted By: Captain Andrew Harris
Bass-Baritone: Watcyn Watcyns
Unknown: Albert Ketelbey

: ' The Second News'

Weather Forecast
Second General News Bulletin

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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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