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On The Air: Celebrating 90 Years Of Broadcasting (2CD)

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On The Air: Celebrating 90 Years Of Broadcasting (2CD)
On The Air: Celebrating 90 Years Of Broadcasting (2CD)


Compiled and released to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Radio Times listings magazine, this superb 2CD collection presents nine decades of BBC radio and television broadcast recordings of best-loved signature tunes, news items, comedy sketches, and the voices of notable personalities. With over two hours playing time, the collection includes such memorable signature tunes as 'Paul Temple', 'Two-Way Family Favourites', 'Dick Barton', 'The Archers', 'What's My Line', 'Juke Box Jury', 'Z Cars', 'Dr Finlay's Casebook', and many more.


  1. Name
  2. Listen With Mother Introduction - Julia Lang
  3. Calling All Workers (from Music While You Work) - Eric Coates and Symphony Orchestra
  4. Changing Moods No 2 (from PC 49) - New Century Orchestra conducted by Sidney Torch
  5. Devil's Galop (from Dick Barton) - Charles Williams & his Concert Orchestra
  6. In Party Mood (from Housewives' Choice) - West End Celebrity Orchestra conducted by Louis Voss
  7. Puffin' Billy (from Children's Favourites) - Melodi Light Orchestra conducted by Hubert Clifford
  8. Barwick Green/ My Native Heath (from The Archers) - Sidney Torch and his Orchestra
  9. With A Song In My Heart (from Two-Way Family Favourites) - Andre Kostelanetz and his Orchestra
  10. Mrs Dale's Diary Introduction - Marie Goossens, harp
  11. Minute' Waltz (from Just A Minute) - Dinu Lipatti
  12. Big Ben Chimes - 'This Is London Calling'
  13. Oranges And Lemons (from Light Programme) - BBC Theatre Orchestra conducted by Harold Lowe
  14. High Adventure (from Friday Night Is Music Night) - Queen's Hall Light Orchestra conducted by Charles Williams
  15. Horseguards Whitehall from 'London Landmarks' Suite (from Down Your Way) - Queen's Hall Light Orchestra conducted by Sidney Torch
  16. Knightsbridge March (from In Town Tonight) - Eric Coates and Symphony Orchestra
  17. Calling All Workers (from Music While You Work) - Eric Coates and Symphony Orchestra
  18. Tom Marches On (from ITMA) - The Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell. Announcer: John Snagge
  19. Have A Go Theme Tune - Harry Hudson, piano, and audience
  20. Have A Go Excerpt from Programme - Wilfred Pickles
  21. Much Binding In The Marsh Theme Tune - Kenneth Horne,Richard Murdoch,Sam Costa,Maurice Denham with Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black
  22. Take It From Here Theme Tune - BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Frank Cantell with The Keynotes
  23. Imperial Echoes (from Radio Newsreel) - Welsh Guards Band conducted by Captain F L Statham
  24. Marching Strings (from Top Of The Form) - Ray Martin and his Concert Orchestra
  25. Trade Wind Hornpipe (from The Navy Lark) - Tommy Reilly
  26. Alpine Pastures (from My Word!) - Queen's Hall Light Orchestra conducted by Sidney Torch
  27. Journey Into Space Opening Sequence - Sound Effects
  28. Coronation Scot (from Paul Temple) - Queen's Hall Light Orchestra conducted by Sidney Torch
  29. The Typewriter (from The News Quiz) - Eastman-Rochester 'Pops' Orchestra conducted by Frederick Fennell
  30. At The Sign Of The Swingin' Cymbal (from Pick Of The Pops) - Brian Fahey and his Orchestra
  31. Roses From The South (from Grand Hotel) - Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
  32. Irish Tune From County Derry/Londonderry Air (from Your 100 Best Tunes) - Eastman-Rochester 'Pops' Orchestra & Frederick Fennell
  33. Parisian Mode (from What's My Line?) - Woolf Phillips and his Concert Orchestra
  34. Gala Performance (from This Is Your Life) - The Laurie Johnson Orchestra
  35. Pastoral Montage TV Interlude: Windmill - Queen's Hall Light Orchestra conducted by Robert Farnon
  36. The Young Ballerina TV Interlude: Potter's Wheel - Queen's Hall Light Orchestra conducted by David King
  37. Family Joke (from The Grove Family) - Tommy Reilly, harmonica, with instrumental accompaniment conducted by Eric Spear
  38. An Ordinary Copper (from Dixon Of Dock Green) - Tommy Reilly and Jack Warner
  39. Girls In Grey (from TV Newsreel) - Charles Williams and his Concert Orchestra
  40. News Scoop (from Grandstand) - Symphonia Orchestra conducted by Ludo Philip
  41. Halcyon Days from 'The Three Elizabeths' Suite(from The Forsyte Saga) - National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eric Coates
  42. Sea Songs (from Billy Bunter Of Greyfriars School) - New Concert Orchestra conducted by Nat Nyll
  43. Barnacle Bill (from Blue Peter) - New Century Orchestra conducted by Sidney Torch
  44. We Want Muffin (from Muffin The Mule) - Annette Mills, piano
  45. Medley: Little Dolly Daydream; I May Be Crazy; Sweetheart May; Lily Of Laguna - The George Mitchell Minstrels
  46. Me And My Shadow - Morecambe and Wise
  47. Hancock's Half Hour Theme Tune (from Hancock's Half Hour) - Wally Stott and his Orchestra
  48. The Blood Donor excerpt (from Hancock's Half Hour) - Tony Hancock and Patrick Cargill
  49. Old Ned (from Steptoe and Son) - Ron Grainer and his Orchestra
  50. Tonight And Every Night (from Tonight) - Hilversum Studio Orchestra conducted by Hugo de Groot
  51. Theme from Z-Cars - Johnny Keating and his Orchestra
  52. Hit And Miss (from Juke Box Jury) - John Barry Seven Plus Four
  53. March from 'A Little Suite' (from Dr Finlay's Casebook) - The Les Reed Strings
  54. The Maigret Theme (from We Want Muffin) - Ron Grainer and his Orchestra
  55. Serenade For Strings: March (from Monitor) - Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra
  56. Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia (Spartacus) excerpt (from The Onedin Line) - Aram Khatchaturian & The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  57. The Montagues And The Capulets from 'Romeo And Juliet' (from The Apprentice) - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Karel Ancerl
  58. At The Castle Gate from 'Pelleas And Melisande' (from The Sky At Night) - Sir Thomas Beecham & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  59. Liberty Bell March - (from Monty Python's Flying Circus) - Frederick Fennell conducting The Eastman Wind Ensemble
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