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played and sung by Harry Evans
The first of a series reviving popular tunes by this well-known composer
Melville Gideon first came from America to England in 1911, and opened at the London Hippodrome the following year with the Ragtime Octette. Later he became well known as an entertainer at the piano.
Joining up with Davy Burnaby and Laddie Cliff , he helped to found the Co-Optimists, and was responsible for almost every song they featured.
Some of his most famous melodies are ' Crinoline Gown ', ' I'm tickled to death I'm single ', ' When the sun goes down ' and ' If Winter Comes '.


Sung By: Harry Evans
Unknown: Melville Gideon
Unknown: Davy Burnaby
Unknown: Laddie Cliff

: Time Signal, THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast


An inquiry into the policy and practice of preserving buildings of historic and architectural significance in the West Country
2-' Bristol'
John Betieman
J. Nelson Meredith
Minnie Sucksmith


Unknown: John Betieman
Unknown: J. Nelson Meredith
Unknown: Minnie Sucksmith


Act 1 of ' The Bartered Bride '


A programme of gramophone records


(including Weather Forecast)

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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.

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