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Catalogue numberBBC 50
TitleBBC 1922 - 1972 - 50 years of broadcasting
Cover conditionVery Good Plus
Record conditionVery Good Plus
BBC records label codeC
Item deleted?Yes
Distributed / printed byGarrot and Lofthouse Ltd.
Country of originUK UK flag
Media typePrimary
Media genreDocumentaries
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Run-off codes / Shop bar codesBBC + 50 + A + 1 + 1 3 6
BBC + 50 + A + 2 + 2 2 6
BBC + 50 + B1 + 2 2 6
BBC + 50 + B2 + 1 3 2
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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Chimes of Big Ben / The BBC calling the World from London [John Snagge]
A2Writtle Calling [P.P. Eckersley]
A3Brown eyes why are you blue [The Savoy Orpheans]
A4Last night on the back porch [Savoy Havana Band]
A5Opening of Savoy Hill 1923 [Lord Gainford]
A6Stride la vampa (Il Trovatore) [Irene Minghini-Cattaneo & Orchestra of La Scala]
A7Auntie Aggy of the BBC [Tommy Lorne]
A8I love a lassie [Harry Lauder]
A9Nightingales in Surrey Wood / Songs my mother taught me [Beatrice Harrison ]
A10Do that heebie jeebie dance [Sidney Firman & London radio dance band]
A11My photograph [A. J. Alan]
A12Opening of Tutankhamun's tomb [Dr. Howard Carter]
A13Tutankhamun's trumpet
A14Introducing gramaphone record programme [Christopher Stone]
A15Love's old sweet song [Essie Ackland]
A16If my songs were winged
A17The First Radio Padre [Reverend John A. Mayo]
A18News Item About The General Strike 1926 [Rear-Admiral C.D. Carpendale]
A19Flight from England to Australia and back by De Havilland Seaplane 50, 30.6.26-1.10.26 [Sir Alan Cobham]
A20Heavyweight championship - Tommy Farr vs. Joe Louis [Bob Bowman]
A21Say it with music [Jack Payne & The BBC dance orchestra]
A22Extract from speech on conversion of war loan 1.7.32 [Stanley Baldwin]
A23Short extract from speech by the Prime Minister on the political situation 25.8.31 [J. Ramsey McDonald]
A24Short extract from talk on communications 19.11.32 [H. G. Wells]
A25Happy days are here again [Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra]
A26Short extract from ''Joe Murgatoyd's Letter''
A27Reminiscences of Hogsnorton [Gillie Potter]
A28First Christmas Day message from Sandringham 25.12.32 [King George V]
B1In town tonight - Introductory sequence and Knightsbridge march
B2Sally [Gracie Fields]
B3Where the blue of the night [Bing Crosby]
B4Here's to the next time [Henry Hall & The BBC Dance Orchestra]
B5Speech from Reichstag 30.1.34 [Adolf Hitler]
B6Speech at 2nd Quniqunennial Fascist Assembly, Rome, 18.3.34 [Benito Mussolini]
B7Speech on political implications of death of President Von Hindenburg 2.8.34 [Dr. Joseph Goebbels]
B8Joseph Joseph [Ambrose & his orchestra]
B9Whispering [Roy Fox & his band]
B10Smoke gets in your eyes [Charlie Kunz]
B11Outbreak of Italo-Abyssinian war, news bulletin 3.10.35
B12Music Hall (Opening Signature Tune) [Phillip Slessor & BBC variety orchestra]
B13Illness of H.M. King George V - special announcement 20.1.36 [Stuart Hibberd]
B14Death of H.M. King George V - announcement 12.15am 21.1.36 [Sir John Reith]
B15Passing bell
B16Funeral of H.M. King George V. - commentary from Westminster Hall 28.1.36 [Charles Siepmann]
B17Message To The Empire 1.3.36 [King Edward VIII]
B18In The Mood [Joe Loss & His Orchestra]
B19German re-occupation of the Rhineland - News Bulletin 7.3.36 [Freddy Grieswood & Adolf Hitler]
B20Opening of Olympic Games in Berlin; speech followed by singing of Olympic Hymn [Adolf Hitler]
B21Opening of BBC television service at Alexandra Palace - announcement 2.11.36 [Leslie Mitchell]
B22Abdication of H.M. King Edward VIII - farewell speech 11.12.36 [Sir John Reith / King Edward VIII]
B23Coronation of H.M. King George VI and H.M. Queen Elizabeth. Recognition - Westminster Abbey 12.5.37 [Cosmo Gordon Lang / Reverend F.A. Iremonger]
B24Royal naval review [Lieutenant-Commander Thomas Woodroofe]
B25Monday night at seven - introduction and opening signature tune [Judy Shirley & BBC Variety Orchestra]
B26Band waggon - excerpt of Chestnut Corner [Richard Murdoch & Arthur Askey & BBC Variety Orchestra]
B27Entry of Germany into Austria - recordings made at Linz 12.3.38
B28Ragtime Cowboy Joe [Geraldo and his orchestra]
B29The Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. Neville Chamberlain returns from Munich 30.9.38 [Lieutenant-Commander Thomas Woodroofe]
B30Invasion of Poland - news bulletin 1.9.39 [Lionel Marson]
B31Evacuation of children from Waterloo Station [S.J. de Lotbiniere]
B32Outbreak of war with Germany. Announcement by The Prime Minister 3.9.39 [Neville Chamberlain]
C1The fall of France. Extract from speech by The Prime Minister 17.6.40 [Winston Churchill]
C2Air raid sirens followed by ''Battle of Britain'' news bulletin of 15.9.40 [Alvar Lidell]
C3Air raid on London - actuality recording from roof and adjoining street of Broadcasting House
C4ITMA - Introduction from special performance for The Home Fleet at Scapa Flow [Tommy Handley & Musicians of The Home Fleet]
C5Garrison Theatre - introduction followed by ''Nursey Nursey'' [Jack Warner & BBC variety orchestra]
C6Sincerely yours - ''Wishing will make it so'' [Vera Lynn]
C7British submarines in Mediterranean - news bulletin 5.9.41 [Frank Phillips]
C8Sincerely yours - ''We'll meet again'' [Vera Lynn]
C9News bulletin 7.9.41 [Frederick Allen]
C10Colonel Britton on the V for Victory call sign 31.7.41 [Douglas Ritchie]
C11El Alamein - war report [Godfrey Talbot]
C12Lili Marlene [Lale Andersen]
C14Shipmates ashore - opening signature tune [Doris Hare & Debroy Somers and his orchestra]
C15Hi gang! - signature tune and introduction [Ben Lyon & Jay Wilbur and his orchestra]
C16Far eastern situation - news bulletin 8.12.41 [Wilfred Pickles]
C17Happidrome - ''We Three'' [Harry Korris / Cecil Frederick / Robbie Vincent / BBC revue orchestra]
C18Merry-go-round (RAF edition) - ''Much-binding-in-the-marsh'' [Richard Murdoch / Kenneth Horne / Royal Air Force orchestra]
C19The radio doctor - on ingestion [Dr. Charles Hill]
C20Workers playtime [Bill Gates / James Moody / George Middleton]
C21Capitulation of Italy - news bulletin 8.9.43 [John Snagge]
C22Ack-ack beer-beer - opening signature tune [Kenneth Horne & Royal Artillery Theatre Orchestra]
C23The brains trust [Donald McCollough]
C24The old town hall - closing signature tune [Clay Keyes & The BBC dance orchestra]
C25Italy declares war on Germany - news bulletin 12.10.43 [Freddy Grisewood]
C26Moonlight serenade [Glenn Miller and his orchestra]
C27D-Day landings on Normandy coast - news item 6.6.44 [John Snagge]
C28Mitchell bomber over Normandy coast [Air Commodore W. Helmore]
C29Broadcast at 0730 hours on D-Day [General Dwight D. Eisenhower]
C30Lilliburlero [Band of the Scots Guard]
C31D-Day - war report [Richard Dimbleby]
C32Invasion - war report 8.8.44 [Howard Marshall]
C33Battle for Channel ports [Joseph McLeod]
C34Capture of Brussels - news item followed by band and crowds singing ''Quand Madelon'' after the liberation 4.9.44 [John Snagge]
C35Allied airbourne landings in Holland 17.9.44 - announcement and war report from Arnhem [Stanley Maxted]
C36Link-up with Russian army - war report 25.4.45 [Frank Gillard]
C37White cliffs of Dover [Vera Lynn]
C38Death of Hitler - special announcement 1.5.45
C39Surrender of German armed forces in Italy 2.5.45 [Frederick Allen]
C40Capture of Berlin - news item 2.5.45 [Stuart Hibbard]
C41VE Day - Winston Churchill announces victory in Europe followed by crowds singing ''Tipperary'' 8.5.45 [Winston Churchill]
C42Atomic bomb on Hiroshima 6.8.45 [Frank Phillips]
C43Japanese surrender signed, Tokyo Bay - news item 2.9.45 [Freddy Greenwood]
D1FA Cup Final, Charlton vs. Burnley, 1947 ''The Ball Bursts'' [Raymond Glendenning]
D2Oxford vs. Cambridge boat race, 1949 [John Snagge]
D3Wedding of H.R.H. The Princess Elizabeth and The Prince Phillip - commentary followed by the National Anthem 20.11.71 [Frank Gillard / Massed bands of The Brigade of Guards]
D4Mrs. Dale's diary [Ellis Powell]
D5Have a go - introductory sequence and
D6Ignorance is bliss - introductory sequence [Stewart McPherson]
D7Round the Horne - opening signature tune and dialogue [Kenneth Horne & Betty Masden]
D8Take it from here - The Glums - signature tune and short extract [Jimmy Edwards / Dick Bentley / June Whitfield]
D9The Goon show - short excerpt from
D10The Archers - opening siganture tune ''Barwick Green'' And Short Excerpt ''The Death Of Grace Archer'' [Norman Painting / Ysanne Churchman / Basil Jones / Anne Cullen / New concert orchestra]
D11Twenty questions - introductory sequence [Stewart McPherson]
D12Down your way - closing sequence and ''The Horse Guards, Whitehall'' [Franklin Englemann / The Queen's Hall light orchestra]
D13First trans-Atlantic jet flight by RAF Vampires - 16.7.48 - Charles Gardner / Meteor jet at 618mph - 12.10.48 [Charles Gardner]
D14Berlin, end of Soviet blockade - 4.5.49 [Bernard Moore]
D15Funeral of H.M. King George 15.2.52 [Howard Marshall]
D16The Coronation of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II - prayer and crowning by The Archbishop of Canterbury - 2.6.53 [John Snagge / Geoffrey Fisher]
D17Till death do us part - ''TV filth'' - short extract [Warren Mitchell / Una Stubbs / Dandy Nichols / Anthony Booth]
D18That was the week that was. Opening signature tune and short extract from ''What's left of the Empire'' [Millicent Martin / David Frost ]
D19The Steptoes. Short extract from ''Homes fit for heros'' [Wilfrid Brambell / Harry H. Corbett]
D20Men in space - Gagarin 12.4.61 [Yuri Gagarin]
D21Assassination of President Kennedy 22.11.63 [Leonard Parkin]
D22England's World Cup victory - 1966 [Brian Moore]
D23Short extract from 1,000th letter from America on Vietnam 24.3.68 [Alistair Cooke]
D24Memorial service in Westminster Abbey for Lord Reith 22.7.71 - lament ''Flowers Of The Forest'' [John Snagge / Pipe-Major Thomas Anderson]
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BBC + 50 + B1 + 2 2 6
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