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with George MacDowell
Richard English
Al Durrant 's band has been well known in the West Country since 1930. It has been successful in winning several dance-band contests, including the West of England, Birmingham and Midland Counties, and Oxford championships.


Unknown: George MacDowell
Unknown: Richard English
Unknown: Al Durrant


' Coarse Fishing'
Paul Jeens
' The Care of the Cricket Pitch'
Harry Fernie
The coarse fishing season begins on June 18, and Paul Jeens will have some advice as to fishing prospects and on the best tackle to use.
Harry Fernie is Head Groundsman of the County Ground at Taunton.


Unknown: Paul Jeens
Unknown: Harry Fernie
Unknown: Paul Jeens
Unknown: Harry Fernie


from the Polygon Hotel,
Listen to
Norman Long
' A smile, a joke, and a piano '
Signor Vocalli in vocal burlesques
Tommy Brandon
The Lancashire comedian
The Four Stuarts
Brothers in harmony and dance to
Fred Ballerini and his Dance Band
The first broadcast of cabaret from the Polygon Hotel was made last December. Programmes have been broadcast on several occasions since then. and each time the bill has included Fred Ballerini and his band, the combination that will provide dance music once again this evening.


Unknown: Norman Long
Piano: Signor Vocalli
Unknown: Tommy Brandon
Unknown: Fred Ballerini
Unknown: Fred Ballerini


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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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