BROADCASTS BY WEBSTER BOOTH AND ANNE ZIEGLER (1946 – 1956)

 

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MUSIC-HALL – Light Programme, 2 January 1946 13.15 with Foster and Clarke, Herschel Henlere , Issy Bonn, Peter Brough and Archie Andrews, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, and Gillie Potter.BBC Variety Orchestra. conducted by Charles Shadwell. Producer, John Sharman.

MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 4 January 1946 20.00 with Harry Shields, Bert Waller and Dave Kidd, Jimmy Lyons, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Jackie Hunter, Felix Mendelssohn and his Hawaiian Serenaders. BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Rae Jenkins.  Announcer, Lionel Marson. Producer, John Sharman.

NAVY MIXTURE – Light Programme, 26 January 1946 21.15 Paddie O’Neil introduces this week’s entertainment for the Royal Navy with her guest from Off the Liberty BoatStripey and BuntsMusic for the Messdeck provided by Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth; Peter Brough and Archie Andrews; BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Produced by Charles Maxwell.

11 February 1946 20.00 VARIETY CAVALCADE. Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler.  

MUSIC FOR ROMANCE (SERIES) – Light Programme, 24 February 1946 19.15 Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. with the George Melachrino Orchestra. A weekly programme of songs and orchestral music for all lovers of romantic melodies. Presented by Ronald Waldman.

Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth in MUSIC FOR ROMANCE – Light Programme, 31 March 1946 19.15 – 12 May 1946 with the George Melachrino Orchestra. A weekly programme of songs and orchestral music for all lovers of romantic melodies.Presented by Ronald Waldman.

Victory Day MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 8 June 1946 19.45 Johnnie Riscoe and Violet Terry, Nosmo King, Peter Waring, Vincent Tildsley ‘s Mastersingers, Mr. Murgatroyd and Mr. Winterbottom, *Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth Only a Rose, Webster Booth: The Bells of St Mary’s, Anne Ziegler: Down in the Forest, Duet: Laugh at Life, Jewel and Warriss, Cicely Courtneidge, BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Rae Jenkins. Announcer, Lionel Marson. Producer, John Sharman.

MUSIC-HALL – Light Programme, 14 August 1946 18.00 with Billy Kay, the Vickers Twins, Joe Murgatroyd and Poppett, Michael oward, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Sandy Powell.BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Frank Cantell. Announcer. Lionel Marson. Producer, John Sharman.

22 September 1946 ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH present themselves on records.

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS – Light Programme, 24 December 1946 20.15 An all-star Variety show broadcast from His Majesty’s Theatre (by permission of Jack Hylton) with Arthur Askey; Lilian Braithwaite; Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth; Jeanne de Casalis; Anne Shelton; Claude Hulbert and Enid Trevor; Jack Warner; the Luton Girls Choir: conductor, Arthur Davies. Master of Ceremonies. Joe Linnane. Sydney Lipton and his Orchestra. Produced by Audrey Cameron and Tom Ronald.

ALL-STAR SHOW – Light Programme, 31 December 1946 20.45 A cavalcade of music by artists who have appeared in the Light Programme during 1946. Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Anne Shelton, Rawicz and Landauer, Dorothy Squires accompanied by Billy Reid, Sam Browne and Mary Naylor, Raymond Newell, The Four Ramblers, Jean Cavall, Benny Lee, Albert Sandier and his Trio and Louis Levy and his Orchestra. The programme introduced by John Watt and presented by Henry Reed.

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MUSIC-HALL – Light Programme, 5 January 1947 12.00 with Harry Shields. Bert Waller and Dave Kidd , Jimmy Lyons, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Jackie Hunter, and Felix Mendelssohn and his Hawaiian Serenaders. BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Rae Jenkins. Announcer. Lionel Marson. Producer, John Sharman.

VARIETY- BBC Television, 18 January 1947 21.20 Introduced by Norman Wooland, Hugh Eliot (comedian), Valerie Tandy (songs), Horace King and Betty (illusionists), Martin May (songs at the piano), Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth (songs), Jackie Hunter (comedian). Orchestra directed by Eric Robinson.

MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 26 April 1947 20.00 with Eddie Reindeer, Keith Wilbur, Buck Warren and Chic, Peter Brough with * Archie Andrews, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Jimmy O’Dea, BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Rae Jenkins. Announcer, Lionel Marson. Producer, John Sharman.

Friday 30 May 1947 20.45 GALA VARIETY Light Programme, Introduced by Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Home with Elsie and Doris Waters, Tommy Handley with Diana Morrison and Joan Harben, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Eric Barker with Pearl Hackney, Jon Pertwee , Richard Gray , Humphrey Lestocq , and George Crow, Albert Sandler, Luton Girls’ Choir. Directed by Arthur E. Davies, Augmented  BBC Variety Orchestra, Conducted by Rae Jenkins. Produced by Ronald Waldman.

*Queen Mary had chosen Anne and Webster’s act as one of her favourite acts.

SATURDAY BANDSTAND – Light Programme, 21 June 1947 19.45 A musical entertainment, with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Iris Loveridge (piano) and The London Brass Players, Programme introduced by Peter Fettes. Produced and conducted by Harry Mortimer. From the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London.

VARIETY – BBC Television, 25 June 1947 20.30 with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth – (the singing stars), Mayura (dancer), Maida Trio (jugglers), Spence and Davies (musical clowns), Joy Harington (impressions), Stanley Andrews and his Orchestra, Produced by Michael Mills.

30 July 1947 21.15 Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler in THE STUDENT PRINCEBBC THEATRE ORCHESTRA – BBC Home Service Basic, 12 August 1947 19.30, Leader, Alfred Barker, Conducted by Harold Lowe and BBC Theatre Chorus – Chorus-Master, John Clements. Anne Ziegler (soprano) Webster Booth (tenor) in a programme of operetta music.

25 September 1947 ON WINGS OF SONG  Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth with the Melachrino Orchestra, conducted by George Melachrino in their new programme: On Wings of Song. Programme produced and introduced by Doris Arnold. This was a weekly series which ran for some time.

Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth in NEW MOON – BBC Home Service Basic, 29 September 1947 20.00 with Leslie Perrins. Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Frank Mandel, and Laurence Schwab. Music by Sigmund Romberg. Adapted for radio by Kenneth Pakeman, Tamworth Co-operative Choir – (Conductor. Albert Knight ) BBC Midland Light Orchestra  – (Leader. Frank Thomas), Music directed by Gilbert Vinter, Produced by Kenneth Pakeman in conjunction with William Hughes, Julie: Betty Huntley-Wright, Monsieur Beaunoir: Lester Mudditt, Capt Georges Duval: Wilfred Babbage, Vicomte Ribaud: Leslie Perrins, Fouchet: Robert Mawdesley, Robert: Webster Booth, Alexander: Reginald Purdell, Besac: Fred Yule, Jacques: Denis Folwell, Marianne: Anne Ziegler, Brunet: Hal Bryant, Philippe: Peter Wilde, sung by: Harry Porter, Clotilde: Joyce Barbour, Admiral de Jean: Bryan Johnson, Narrator: Bruce Belfrage.

SATURDAY NIGHT VARIETY – BBC Television, 11 October 1947 20.30 The Three Falcons, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Terry Thomas, Richard Hearne, Vera Lynn, The Band of the Scots Guards under the direction of Captain S. Rhodes. Pipers of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards and The Girls, Stanley Andrews and his Orchestra. Ballet and dances arranged by Gemze de Lappe (principal dancer from Oklahoma) Produced by Walton Anderson From Radiolympia, Terry Thomas is appearing in Piccadilly Hayride.

VARIETY BAND-BOX – Light Programme, 12 October 1947 18.00 from the People’s Palace, London,  with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Derek Roy, Charmian Innes, Sydney Shaw, The Two Rascals, Davy Kaye, Norrie Sowman, Billy Ternent and his Orchestra, Produced by Joy Russell-Smith.

STARLIGHT-  BBC Home Service Basic, 13 October 1947 19.15 This week Christopher Stone invites Anne Ziegler to talk with him and to sing for you.

ANNE ZIEGLER and WEBSTER BOOTH – Light Programme, 30 October 1947 21.30 in their programme On Wings of Song with the Melachrino Orchestra. Conducted by George Melachrino.Produced and introduced by Doris Arnold.

MUSIC ALL THE WAY – Light Programme, 1 November 1947 19.15Tip-Top Tunes played by Geraldo and his Orchestra featuring Songs with Strings and the Geraldo String Choir. Presented by David Miller. 8.0 Family Favourites – Tunes you ask us to play. 8.30 Saturday Bandstand – National Band Festival. Massed Brass Bands  – Black Dyke Mills, Brighouse and Rastrick, Fairey Aviation Works, Harton Colliery, Luton, Munn and Felton’s Works, Park and Dare Parkhead Forge, Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult. Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Luton Choral Society. Introduced by Peter Fettes.From the Daily Herald Festival Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

CALEDONIAN CABARET – BBC Home Service Basic, 10 December 1947 22.15 Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Eric Barker and Pearl Hackney, Harry Ogilvie and his Orchestra. Master of Ceremonies – Gerry Wilmot. From the Salutation Hotel, Perth.

WORKERS’ PLAYTIME – BBC Home Service Basic, 23 December 1947 12.30 from Westminster Hospital. With Johnny Denis and his Novelty Music, Peter Cavanagh , and Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. George Myddleton at the piano. Presented by Bryan Sears.

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MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 14 February 1948 20.00 with Holt and Maurice, Albert Whelan, Beryl Orde, Joey Porter, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Sandy Powell.BBC Variety Orchestra Conducted by Rae Jenkins. Announcer, Denys Drower. Producer, John Sharman.

Rae Jenkins

 

ARIETY BANDBOX – Light Programme, 29 February 1948 17.00 from the People’s Palace, London,  with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Derek Roy, Primo Scala and his Accordion Band, Edna Hatzfeld and Alan Paul, Roy Walker, Bob Andrews. Billy Ternent and his Orchestra. Introduced by Philip Slessor, Produced by Joy Russell -Smith.

STARS IN YOUR EYES – BBC Television, 12 March 1948 21.15 with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Jimmy Edwards, Elton Hayes, Orchestra directed by Eric Robinson, Presented by Michael Mills.

Anne and Webster went on a concert tour to New Zealand and Australia in May of 1948. They did several broadcasts in South Africa while their ship sailed round South African ports.

 Broadcasting at the SABC, Johannesburg (1948).

6 November 1948 – IN TOWN TONIGHT. Anne and Webster appeared on this programme the day after their return from the tour of Australia and New Zealand.

ANNE ZIEGLER and WEBSTER BOOTH – Light Programme, 25 November 1948 19.30 bring you songs of today and yesterday with Sidney Torch and his Orchestra. Introduced by Peter Fettes.Presented by Elizabeth Tyson.

A series of programmes which lasted for some time.

TO TOWN WITH TERRY – BBC Home Service Basic, 20 December 1948 18.45 Ethel Revnell, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Ruth Dunning, Claude Hulbert and Enid Trevor, April, May, and June and Terry Thomas. BBC Variety Orchestra Conductor, Rae Jenkins, Script by Talbot Rothwell and Terry Thomas, Production by Audrey Cameron.

MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 25 December 1948 18.30 Roy Walker, Beryl Orde, Peter Brough with Archie Andrews, Vera Lynn, Jack Warner, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Vic Oliver, BBC Variety Orchestra Conducted by Rae Jenkins, Announcer, Denys Drower, Producer, John Sharman.

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STARS IN YOUR EYES – BBC Television, 8 January 1949 20.30 Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Bernard Miles, Terry Thomas, Maurice Denham, Dinah Miller,The Wendy Toye Ballet-Hoo with Hermione Burton, Mark Baring, Claudine Goodfellow, Bret Daniels, Tamara Kirova, Alec Martin, Barbara Pearce. Donald Reed and Stars of the Opera – Kenneth Neate and Constance Shacklock in part of Act 2 Carmen by Bizet. Orchestra directed by Eric Robinson. Presented by Michael Mills

WOMAN’S HOUR – Light Programme, 31 January 1949 14.00 Introduced by Joan Griffiths. Today’s Guests: Singing in a Suitcase, by Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth.

*R.A.F. BOMBER COMMAND REUNION – Light Programme, 12 March 1949 20.00 Listeners join members and ex-members of Bomber Command at their reunion in the Royal Albert Hall, London. *Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Stanley Holloway, Anne Shelton. Central Band of the R.A.F. (by permission of the Air Council) Conducted by Squadron-Leader A. E. Sims, M.B.E. Director of Music. Introduced by John Mills, Production by Harry Alan Towers Organised by the Evening News.

*Many members of the audience were inebriated at this reunion and Anne and Webster’s turn was not well-received. They cut it short!

VARIETY BANDBOX – Light Programme, 27 March 1949 21.00 from the Kilburn Empire, London with Albert Modley, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Michael Howard, Ronald Chesney, Tony Hancock, Eric James and George Myddleton, Benny Hill, The Harmaniacs. Billy Ternent and his Orchestra. Introduced by Philip Slessor. Produced by Bryan Sears.

RING UP THE CURTAIN! – BBC Home Service Basic, 29 March 1949 21.30 Anne Ziegler (soprano), Marie Burke (mezzo-soprano), Webster Booth (tenor), BBC Theatre Chorus (Chorus-Master. John Clements), BBC Theatre Orchestra (Leader. Alfred Barker) Conductor, Walter Goehr.

MUSICAL MEMORIES – Light Programme, 10 April 1949 14.15 The Melachrino Orchestra Conducted by George Melachrino with today’s guests: Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth.

MUSIC-HALL –  BBC Home Service Basic, 23 April 1949 20.00 with Sandy Sandford, Adelaide Hall, Jeanne de Casalls, The Maple Leaf Four, Harry Hemsley, George Doonan, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. BBC Variety Orchestra Conductor, Rae Jenkins, Announcer, Denys Drower, Producer, Michael North.

STARLIGHT – ANNE ZIEGLER and WEBSTER BOOTH – BBC Television, 11 July 1949 21.15

VARIETY FANFARE – Light Programme, 8 August 1949 21.15 Heralding Variety in the North with Stainless Stephen, Ronnie Ronalde, Dick Bentley, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Frankie Howerd, The Kordites, Ray Martin and his Orchestra. Produced by Bowker Andrews.

GALA CONCERT (Series) – Light Programme, 17 October 1949 20.00 Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Rawicz and Landauer, The Luton Girls’ Choir directed by Arthur Davies, Mark Lubbock and his Orchestra. Introduced by Christopher Stone. This was a weekly series and ran to the end of 1949.

GALA CONCERT – Light Programme, 19 December 1949 20.00 with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Rawicz and Landauer, The Luton Girls’ Choir,Directed by Arthur Davies, Mark Lubbock and his Orchestra, Introduced by Christopher Stone. Myddleton, Mr. Postlethwaite and Mr. Hugglethorpe, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Robb Wilton, BBC Variety Orchestra Conductor, Rae Jenkins, Master of Ceremonies, Ted Ray, Producer, Michael North.

CHRISTMAS MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 24 December 1949 20.00 with Warden and West, The Radio Revellers, Suzette Tarri, Eric James and George George Myddleton, Mr. Postlethwaite and Mr. Hugglethorpe,  Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Robb Wilton, BBC Variety Orchestra Conductor, Rae Jenkins, Master of Ceremonies, Ted Ray. Producer, Michael North.

ANNE ZIEGLER and WEBSTER BOOTH – Light Programme, 26 December 1949 20.00 with Owen Walters and his Orchestra. Introduced by Peter Fettes,

MUSIC-HALL – BBC Television, 28 December 1949 20.40 Tessie O’Shea, Harry Green, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Leon (Shakespeare) Cortez, Luton Girls’ Choir, Laurie Watson, The Three Garcias, Dennis and Betty Railings, Leslie Roberts, Music-Hall Maids. Eric Robinson and his Augmented Orchestra, Produced by Richard Afton. From St. Pancras Assembly Hall.

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VARIETY HALL OF FAME – Light Programme, 1 March 1950 21.00  From the stage, Leslie Henson, From music-hall, Max Miller, From musical comedy, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, From radio, Gladys Young and James McKechnie. Compere, Leslie Mitchell. BBC Variety Orchestra Conductor, Rae Jenkins. Produced by David Miller.

VAUDEVILLE – Light Programme, 9 March 1950 19.30 An all-star Anglo-French Variety gala including Jeanne de Casalis, Stephane Grappelli and his Quintet , The George Mitchell Choir, Hella Toros, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, The Dance Orchestra, conducted by Stanley Black.

On television (1952)

 

MEMORIES OF MUSICAL COMEDY – BBC Home Service Basic, 23 March 1950 19.00 Cavalcade of theatre favourites with Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth. BBC Chorus – Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate. Mark Lubbock and his Orchestra, Producer, Edward Nash.

Medley of duets by Anne and Webster

MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 20 May 1950 20.00 with Bernard Spear, Victor Seaforth, Jimmy Wheeler, Peggy Cochrane, Robert Moreton, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Leon Cortez. BBC Variety Orchestra Conductor, Rae Jenkins. Master of Ceremonies – Ted Ray. Producer, Michael North.

ROUND THE HALLS – Light Programme, 30 May 1950 19.30 with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Billy Russell, Billy Matchett, Tommy Reilly. Introduced by Philip Robinson. From the Palace Theatre. Blackpool.

LADIES, PLEASE! – Light Programme, 17 July 1950 21.15 An all-woman revue about women, for women with Jeanne de Casalis , Doris Hare Jane Barrett , Cecile Chevreau, Doris Rogers , Lind Joyce, Marie Korchinska (harp), Anne Ziegler, Elsie Randolph. Men on Trial – This week’s victim, Peter Brough, BBC Variety Orchestra Conductor – Rae Jenkins, Script by Godfrey Harrison, Diana Morgan and Ronnie Hanbury. Production by Audrey Cameron.

 

ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH – BBC Home Service Basic, 10 August 1950 20.00 in a Summer Serenade with Sidney Torch and his Orchestra. Introduced by Leonard Sachs,Produced by Ronnie Hill.

Variety Concert from Harold Fielding’s MUSIC FOR THE MILLIONS – Light Programme, 21 August 1950 21.30 with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Radcliffe and Ray, Rawicz and Landauer. The Winter Gardens Orchestra – Conducted by Leslie Wheeler. Presented by Brian Johnston. From the Winter Gardens, Margate.

 

From the Television studio at THE RADIO SHOW, 1950 – BBC Television, 6 September 1950 20.00 at Castle Bromwich. Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Boyer and Ravel.

WORKERS’ PLAYTIME – BBC Home Service Basic, 7 December 1950 12.30 from a canteen in Hawthorn near Pontypridd with the Hedley Ward Trio, Johnny Lockwood, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. James Moody at the piano. Presented by Alun Williams.

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VARIETY BANDBOX – Light Programme, 18 March 1951 21.00 with Max Wall, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Douglas (Cardew) Robinson, Percy Edwards, The Beverley Sisters, Harry Locke, Lind Joyce, Dick Emery, The Harold Smart Quartet. Billy Ternent and his Orchestra. Produced by John Foreman.

FESTIVAL MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 5 May 1951 20.00 Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Charlie Kunz, The Splice of Life with Charlie Clapham, Bill Kerr and Diana Morrison.  This week only: Arthur Askey, The Radio Revellers, The Peter Knight Singers. Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra  – Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet, Produced by Bill Worsley.

Festival of Britain VARIETY – Light Programme, 6 May 1951 19.30 Part 1 – Artists broadcast in the following order: Max Miller; Donald Peers; Frankie Howerd; Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth; Danny Kaye : Music-Hall memories introducing George Robey. Albert Whelan. G. H Elliott. Bertha Willmott and Alan Dean.

Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth in AIRS AND GRACES – Light Programme, 11 May 1951 22.20 with Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano). Light Music String Ensemble Directed by Max Jaffa, Produced by Eric Arden.

FESTIVAL MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 2 June 1951 20.00 Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Charlie Kunz, The Splice of Life with Charlie Clapham, Bill Kerr and Diana Morrison. This week only: Elsie Waters and Doris Waters, Three Monarchs, The Peter Knight Singers.  Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra – Conductor: by Paul Fenoulhet. Producer: Bill Worsley.

FESTIVAL MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 16 June 1951 20.00 Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Charlie Kunz, The Splice of Life with Charlie Clapham, Bill Kerr and Diana Morrison. This week only – Harry Lester and his Hayseeds, Al Read, The Peter Knight Singers, Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet. Produced by Bill Worsley.

KALEIDOSCOPE –BBC Television, 29 June 1951 20.35 An entertainment magazine including Close-Up on the familiar and unfamiliar:Actions Speak Louder than Words -A new novelty feature written by Godfrey Harrison, Pictures in the Fire with Jack Spurgeon and Joan Tucker, Song Time – Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth.  Programme introduced by McDonald Hobley, The Kaleidoscope Girls, Dance Director: Joan Davis, Orchestra directed by Eric Robinson.

 

FESTIVAL MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 14 July 1951 20.00 Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Charlie Kunz, The Splice of Life with Charlie Clapham, Bill Kerr and Diana Morrison. This week only: The Four Aces, Ethel Revnell, The Peter Knight Singers. Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra – Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet. Produced by Bill Worsley.

First House ONE, TWO, THREE FOUR, FIVE…. – BBC Home Service Basic, 30 July 1951 19.00 with Flotsam introducing tonight : Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Max Wall, The Kordites, with Vic Hammett at the organ.

HULLO UP THERE! – BBC Television, 12 October 1951 21.15 A welcome to the new family of viewers in the North Country from some of Television’s favourite personalities including Ethel Revnell, Terry-Thomas and Richard Heame in an excerpt from a BBC Children’s Newsreel, Eric Barker, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. An excerpt from Cafe Continental. Puppet Corner, featuring: Muffin the Mule with Annette Mills (who writes the songs) and Ann Hogarth (who pulls the strings). Prudence Kitten and The Little Grey Rabbit (with Jan. Bussell and the Hogarth Glove Puppets). Ronnie Waldman ‘s. Puzzle Corner with a viewer competitor from Manchester. Joan Gilbert, Philip Hariben, Leslie Mitchell, Fred Streeter, Humphrey Lestocq, The George Mitchell Octet. Choreography by Haze Gee.Settings by Richard Greenough. Conductor: Eric Robinson, Production by W. Lyon. Shaw Seans and Bryan Seans.

 

Television’s CHRISTMAS PARTY – BBC Television, 25 December 1951 19.30 Join in the fun and games and meet many television personalities who have contributed to programmes during 1951. The guests include: Ethel Revnell, Terry-Thomas, Jewel and Warriss, Vic Oliver, Norman Wisdom, Rawicz and Landauer, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Petula Clark, The Twelve Toppers and many others. Music provided by Eric Robinson and his Orchestra, Your hosts:Leslie Mitchell and Jerry Desmonde, Presented by the Television Light Entertainment Department.

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MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 16 February 1952 20.00 Harry Robbins, Davey Kaye, Jill Manners, Charlie Forsythe and Addie Seamon, Eddie Calvert, Hal Monty, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne. Introduced by Norman Wooland. Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra – Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet. Produced by Bill Worsley.

MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 5 April 1952 20.00 Sonny Farrar, Cardew Robinson, The Radio Revellers, Morris and Cowley, Eugene Pini, Jeanne de Casalis, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Harry Mooney and Victor King. Introduced by Bill Gates, Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra – Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet. Produced by Bill Worsley.

VARIETY FANFARE – Light Programme, 8 May 1952 20.00 High-speed Variety from the North of England with The Kordites, Leslie Sarony, Jimmy Wheeler, Ronald Chesney, Bill Kerr, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Ken Platt. Augmented Northern Variety Orchestra – Conducted by Vilem Tausky. Introduced by Alan Clarke. Produced by Ronnie Taylor.

MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 31 May 1952 20.00 Sid Millward and his Nitwits, Jean Kennedy, Percy Edwards, Charlie Clapham, Terry Harry Korris and Elva Sheridan, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Derek Roy. Introduced by Bill Gates. Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra – Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet. Produced by Bill Worsley.

VARIETY CONCERT HALL – Light Programme, 29 June 1952 16.15  Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Eric Barker, Tommy Reilly, Worthing Municipal Orchestra under the direction of Herbert Lodge, Introduced by Brian Johnston, From the Pier Pavilion, Worthing.

VARIETY FANFARE – Light Programme, 15 July 1952 19.30 High-speed Variety from the North of England with the Kordites, Jack Simpson, Eddie Arnold, Ken Frith and his magic pianos, Michael Howard, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Jimmy Edwards. Augmented Northern Variety Orchestra – Conducted by Vilem Tausky. Produced by Ronnie Taylor.

BRIGHT LIGHTS – Light Programme, 26 September 1952 20.45 Autumn listening in the Light Programme. Kenneth Adam Controller, Light Programme outlines the programmes planned for the next three months. Val Gielgud discusses new plays and serials. Michael Standing reviews current and new Variety shows. Previews of The Forces’ Show – Richard Murdoch. Kenneth Horne, and Sam Costa. BBC Show Band directed by Cyril Stapleton. Life with the Lyons Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon – Barbara and Richard Lyon. Wilfred Pickles in Can I Come In? BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Gilbert Vinter, Book by the Fire – Alan Melville, Anne Ziegler and Webster BoothAny Questions? Freddy Grisewood. All Star Bill  – Frankie Howerd and Derek Roy, The Dance Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black, Introduced by Franklin Engelmann, Produced by Phyllis Robinson.

Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth in DUET – Light Programme, 16 October 1952 20.30 with the augmented BBC Revue Orchestra – Conducted by Guy Daines. Soprano: Anne Ziegler, Tenor: Webster Booth.

VARIETY FANFARE – Light Programme, 7 November 1952 20.00 High-Speed Variety from the North of England. The Kordites, The Tanner Sisters, Bernard Spear, Tollefsen, Tony Fayne and David Evans, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Ken Platt. Augmented Northern Variety Orchestra Conducted by Vilem Tausky. Introduced by Alan Clarke. Produced by Ronnie Taylor.

 

VARIETY FANFARE – Light Programme, 19 December 1952 20.00 Presenting High Speed Variety:The Kordites, Ribton and Richards, Bob Monkhouse, Ivor Morton and Dave Kaye, Cardew Robinson, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Littlewood’s Girls Choir, Michael Howard. Augmented Northern Variety Orchestra conducted by Vilem Tausky, Introduced by Alan Clarke, Produced in the North of England by Ronnie Taylor.

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VARIETY FANFARE – Light Programme, 30 January 1953 20.00  Presenting High Speed Variety – The Kordites, The Gaunt Brothers, Eddie Arnold, Ken Mackintosh, Morecambe and Wise, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Ken Platt, Augmented Northern Variety Orchestra Conducted by Vilem Tausky. Introduced by Alan Clarke. Produced in the North of England by Ronnie Taylor.

Alfred Marks in STAR BILL – Light Programme, 4 October 1953 21.10 Geraldine McEwan and Graham Stark, Guest Star: Brian Reece. To Sing to You: Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. The Radio Revellers, The George Mitchell Glee Club, The Stanley Black Concert Orchestra, Encore – Each week the stars take their curtain calls with the songs and tunes you want to hear. Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston.

VARIETY FANFARE – Light Programme, 4 December 1953 19.30 A high-speed entertainment – Martin Lukins, Tony (Silly Thing) Scott, The Radio Revellers, Jimmy Wheeler, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Ken Platt with the Kordites. Augmented Northern Variety Orchestra Conducted by Vilem Tausky. Introduced by Alan Clarke. Produced by Ronnie Taylor.

 

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VARIETY FANFARE – Light Programme, 6 May 1954 19.30 A high speed entertainment presenting: Little woods Girls’ Choir, Billy Maxam, Ivor Moreton and Dave Kaye, Harry Locke, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Charlie Chester with The Kordites. Augmented Northern Variety Orchestra – Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth. Introduced by Alan Clarke. Produced by Eric Miller.

Flotsam (B. C. Hiliam) in 4 FOLLOW ON  – BBC Home Service Basic, 10 May 1954 20.30 Merging memories of yesterday with friendships of today. Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Alma Cogan, Eileen Murphy, Eric Barker, The George Mitchell Choir, Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra – Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet. Production by Glyn Jones.

*TUESDAY SERENADE – Light Programme, 25 May 1954 20.30 Arranged and conducted by Stanford Robinson. BBC Concert Orchestra Leader, John Sharpe. BBC Chorus – Chorus Master, Leslie Woodgate. Anne Ziegler (soprano), Webster Booth (tenor), Joan Trimble and Valerie Trimble (two pianos), The programme Includes a selection from  Wild Violets by Robert Stolz, Ideale (WB), Canterbury Fair (AZ),

*The late Phyl Wise (friend and chorister) attended the recording of this broadcast.

31 May 1954 – BBC VARIETY PARADE: HELLO PLAYMATES; Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin. BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet. Anne Ziegler appeared as guest artist, with Arthur Askey, Denis Goodwin, Irene Handl, Pat Coombs, Bob Monkhouse, David Nixon. Produced by Leslie Bridgmont.

The programme includes: Anne Ziegler and Arthur Askey – patter and duet with orchestra: The Keys of HeavenAnne Ziegler and Webster Booth sang snatches of: Only a Rose and Sweethearts.

BLACKPOOL NIGHT – Light Programme, 25 August 1954 21.00 A visit to the seaside to meet: Derek Roy – Ah yes! Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth – Songs in Duet, Ted Lune – Miles of Smiles, Gladys Morgan – That Woman from Wales, Reginald Dixon – Beside the Seaside, The Hedley Ward Trio –Three Boys and a Beat, Monty Norman – Make Mine Music, Bill Waddington – Lancashire’s Witty Willie, The Littlewood Songsters. The Augmented Northern Variety Orchestra Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth. Introduced by Jack Watson. Produced by Ronnie Taylor.

 

BLACKPOOL NIGHT – Light Programme, 15 September 1954 21.00 A visit to the seaside to meet Jimmy Edwards – Wake Up at the Back ThereAnne Ziegler and Webster Booth – Songs in Duet, Ted Lune- Miles of Smiles, Eddie Calvert  – The Man with the Golden Trumpet, Joan Turner – On Wings of Song, Albert and Les Ward – The Harmonious Discords, Denis Goodwin – I Wish I Was Dead, Reginald Dixon – Beside the Seaside, The Littlewood Songsters. The Augmented Northern Variety Orchestra – Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth. Introduced by Jack Watson. Produced by Eric Miller.

GARRISON THEATRE – BBC Television, 24 September 1954 20.45 from the Drill Hall of 451st (Chelsea) H.A.A. Regiment, R.A., T.A. The Duke of York’s Headquarters, London with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Eve Boswell, The Voltaires, Lou Campara, The Spillanes, Compere, George Martin, Orchestra under the direction of Steve Race. Produced by Dennis Monger.

Jack Payne introduces SAY IT WITH MUSIC – Light Programme, 18 November 1954 20.00 A weekly parade of the Stars of Show Business :Dickie Valentine, Max Wall, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, The Ray Ellington Quartet ,The International Violinist – Alan Loveday. Band of the Week -Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra, The Mitchell Choristers Directed by George Mitchell, The Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet. Produced by Glyn Jones.

BALLAD CONCERT – BBC Home Service Basic, 23 November 1954 18.45 The old songs we still love sung by Anne Ziegler (soprano), Webster Booth (tenor),Geraint Evans (baritone) with David McCallum and the Spa Orchestra. At the organ, Felton Rapley. At the piano, Josephine Lee. The programme includes Four Jolly SailormenFriend o’ Mine, Down in the ForestLove’s Garden of RosesPhil the Fluter’s Ball. Introduced by Lionel Marson. Produced by Harold Neden

FRIEND O’ MINE

Richard Heame in MR. PASTRY’S SPICY LIFE – BBC Television, 4 December 1954 21.15 The Celebrated scrapbook of a personality with McDonald Hobley, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Laurie Payne, Cameron Hall. Script by Richard Hearne and Talbot Rothwell, Designer, Roy Oxley, Orchestra under the direction of Eric Robinson, Produced by Bill Ward,

NAZARETH

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Northern Variety Parade presents Norman Evans in MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME – BBC Home Service Basic, 8 March 1955 19.00 with Ethel Manners, Victor Seaforth, Jimmy Clitheroe, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, The Littlewood Songsters,The Kordites, Augmented BBC Northern Variety Orchestra – Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth, Script by Cass James, Produced by Ronnie Taylor.

 

BLACKPOOL NIGHT – Light Programme, 17 August 1955 21.00 A visit to the seaside to meet Reginald Dixon, The Hedley Ward Trio, Cardew Robinson, Les Howard, Daisy Mae and Company with Saveen, Roy Stevens, Hylda Baker, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Harry Secombe, Littlewoods Girls’ Choir. Augmented BBC Northern Variety Orchestra conducted by Alyn Ainsworth, Introduced by Jack Watson. Produced by Eric Miller.

HOLIDAY HOTEL – BBC Television, 11 September 1955 19.45 Stay with the stars at Blackpool and meet Jimmy Clitheroe, paging Joan Regan, Hylda Baker, Frank Cook, Two Earls, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, and Jack Watson. Final of the Summer Showgirl Competition judged by Raymond, Avis Scott , Donald Gray. Orchestra directed by Billy Ternent. Designer. Frederick Knapman. Produced by Barney Colehan and Ronnie Taylor. From the Norbreck Hydro. Blackpool.

A RENDEZVOUS – BBC Home Service Basic, 27 September 1955 22.45 Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth accompanied by Arthur Tatler at the piano.

 

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MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 9 January 1956 12.20 – Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra Leader, George Deason, Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet, George Fierstone and his Quintet, Variety: Neville Taylor, TV: Bill Pertwee, Theatre: Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, In Town MIDDAY Today: Max Wall. Presented by Bill Worsley.

THE PETULA CLARK SHOW, BBC Television,10 January 1956. Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth (guests)

MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 6 July 1956 12.30 Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra Leader, John Jezard, Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet with the Peter Crawford Trio, George Williams, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Beryl Reid. Presented by Bill Worsley.

The Booths sailed for South Africa in mid-July on board the Union Castle liner, the Pretoria Castle.

 

 

Compiled by Jean Collen 2014.

Updated May 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broadcasts by Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler (1940 – 1945)

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY – BBC Home Service Basic, 9 January 1940 20.30 An excerpt from Prince Littler’s pantomime, Presented by Prince Littler. Orchestra under the direction of Ray Theobald. From Golders Green Hippodrome. Muddles: Leonard Henry, King Satupon (The Oneth): Syd Walker, Prince Silverthistle: Anne Ziegler, Princess Beauty: Greta Fayne, Queen Quibblina: Jimmy Young, Fairy Rosydawn: Bebe Terry, Somina (The Witch): Isobel Marden.

  Greta Fayne – Princess Beauty.

THE LOVE PARADE  BBC Home Service Basic, 9 February 1940 20.00 (By permission of Paramount Pictures) by Ernest Vayda and Guy Bolton, from the play The Prince Consort by Leon Xanroff and Jules Chancel. Music by Victor Schertzinger, lyrics by Clifford Grey. Radio score by Jack Beaver. The Revue Chorus and the Augmented Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum, Produced by Douglas Moodie. Count Alfred: Jack Warner, Jacques, his valet: Tony Sympson, The Queen of Sylvania: Anne Ziegler, Lulu, her maid: Jane Young, Her Major Domo: Gibb McLaughlin,, Smaller parts: Olivia Burleigh, Evelyn Nielsen, Arthur Pusey, H. Brough Robertson, Tarver Penna, Alan Keith, Jacques Brown,

MONDAY NIGHT AT EIGHT – Forces Programme, 21 February 1940 14.30 Presented by Harry S. Pepper and Ronald Waldman, The Western Brothers. Inspector Homleigh investigates (No. 12-3rd series), by H. W. Priwin, with S. J. Warmington as Inspector Homleigh. Anniversary —memories of famous first nights. Anne Ziegler (Soprano)

 VARIETY from Forces Programme, 20 April 1940 21.20  From the Lewisham Hippodrome, London (by permission of Harry Joseph and Idris Lewis) Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler, Al and Bob Harvey, Will Hay, Junior, and Company, Issy Bonn, Billy Bissett ‘s Canadians On 877 kc/s 342.1 m.

George Black presents A GRAND VARIETY GALA – Forces Programme, 5 May 1940 20.00 in aid of the Variety Artists’ Benevolent Fund  pearing before the interval are  Rawicz and Landauer, Vic Oliver, Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon, Arthur Askey, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Florence Desmond and Jack Warner. The London Palladium Orchestra conducted by Clifford Greenwood. From the London Palladium.

 RADIO PARTY NIGHT – BBC Home Service Basic, 10 May 1940 22.00 at the Ballroom of the Royal Bath Hotel, Bournemouth, with Hutch (Leslie Hutchinson ), Jeanne de Casalis  (Mrs. Feather), Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler – (the famous singers), Eric Barker (the Prince of Satirists), and Benny Loban and his Music Weavers with Eddie Gurey and Celia Lipton. Compere, Kenneth Rainford, Presented by Leslie Bridgmont

POT-POURRI PARISIENBBC Home Service Basic, 21 May 1940 21.35 French theatrical memories. Arranged and produced by Gordon McConnel , in collaboration with Gwen Williams. Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, Franklyn Kelsey, Narrator, Patrick Waddington, The BBC Theatre Chorus (trained by Charles Groves), The BBC Theatre Orchestra, Leader, Tate Gilder, Conductor, Stanford Robinson.

The pot-pourri of hits from famous English musical shows is well established as a popular broadcasting item. Little, so far, however, has been heard of the theatre music of France, to which the whole of tonight’s programme will be devoted.

Some French theatre composers, such as Offenbach, Messager, Lecocq, and Planquette are well known over here, but it is not only with these that the programme will be concerned. The operettas of Reynaldo Hahn , for example, are little known over here. Likewise those of Louis Ganne. These two composers have reputations in this country as a song-writer and an orchestral composer respectively. The songs, by the way, will all be sung in English.

ON WITH THE SHOWBBC Home Service Basic, 13 July 1940 20.15 presented by Lawrence Wright. Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler, Dave Morris, Iris Sadler, Elsie Prince, Alec Hales , Sydney Glen, Cochrane and Odette, the Oomph Girls, the Blue Riband Three, Bram Martin and his Band. From a Northern seaside resort – Blackpool.

 SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT – BBC Home Service Basic, 5 October 1940 19.00 A magazine programme including Anne Ziegler, Cyril Fletcher and Billy Tement and the Dance Orchestra, Spotlight focused by Hugh Morton. Devised and presented by Harry S. Pepper and Ronald Waldman. Mr. Walker wants to know by Ernest Dudley and Gordon Crier. Youth takes a bow presented by Jack Hylton and compered by Bryan Michie. Singing commeres, the Three Chimes. The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell.

INVITATION TO ROMANCE – Forces Programme, 8 October 1940 22.00 A programme of songs by Eric Maschwitz, set to music by various composers, with Anne Ziegler, Effie Atherton, Horace Percival, Ivor John, BBC Theatre Chorus and BBC Theatre Orchestra, Leader, Tate Gilder, The programme presented and conducted by Mark H. Lubbock.

OVERSEAS SERVICE from Autumn 1940. During the war Anne and Webster did many overseas forces broadcasts, usually in the early hours of the morning. IN THE LIMELIGHT! – Forces Programme, 22 October 1940 21.20 A programme of songs and duets from popular musical shows with Anne Ziegler , Webster Booth, Morgan Davies, BBC Theatre Chorus, BBC Theatre Orchestra, Leader, Tate Gilder. Arranged and conducted by Mark H. Lubbock.

Mark H. Lubbock and his collaborator, Desmond Davis, are presenting another of their popular broadcasts of music written for the stage. This programme will make a feature of numbers from operettas, including The Cat and the Fiddle, The Student Prince, and The Vagabond King.

 INVITATION TO ROMANCE – Forces Programme, 11 November 1940 14.20 A programme of songs by Eric Maschwitz set to music by various composers with Anne Ziegler, Effie Atherton, Horace Percival, Ivor John. BBC Theatre Chorus, BBC Theatre Orchestra, leader, Tate Gilder, Presented and conducted by Mark H. Lubbock. This show takes you back to the days when collecting the postcards of famous musical-comedy beauties was all the rage

 TANTIVY TOWERSBBC Home Service Basic, 14 November 1940 20.00 A light opera in three acts, abridged and adapted for broadcasting, Libretto by A. P. Herbert. Music by Thomas F. Dunhill. BBC Theatre Chorus, BBC Theatre Orchestra (leader Tate Gilder). Conductor, Stanford Robinson. Produced by.Gordon McConnel, with the musical collaboration of Gwen Williams.

This light opera in three acts was produced by Sir Nigel Playfair at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, on January 16, 1931. It proved one of the most successful productions of his management, and the box-office receipts broke all records for that theatre. After a run of several months it was transferred to the New Theatre in the West End, where it flourished far into the summer months, and afterwards it went on tour to the principal towns in England and Scotland with great success.

The music of Tantivy Towers is continuous ; there is no spoken dialogue. Although it is a real comic opera, and full of wit and satirical humour, the subject has its serious side, and some of the incidents are very dramatic. The treatment, however, is light throughout, and the theme of the work, stated briefly, is the conflict between the artistic set and the county set. The author of the libretto, it may be said, is quite conscious of the shortcomings of both. The cutting of the score for this production has been carried out by the composer himself.

Hugh Heather (a singer): Webster Booth, Jenny Jay (a would-be painter): Betty Huntley-Wright, The Earl of Tantivy: Percy Heming, The Countess of Tantivy: Gladys Parr, Lady Ann Gallop (their daughter): Anne Ziegler, Charles Viscount Harkaway (their son): Roy Henderson, Captain Bareback, M F H: Dennis Noble,  

THE MUSIC OF JEROME KERN – Forces Programme, 19 November 1940 21.20 with Anne Ziegler, Ronnie Hill, Morgan Davies, BBC Theatre Chorus, BBC Theatre Orchestra Leader, Tate Gilder, Presented and conducted by ‘ Mark H. Lubbock.  

SATURDAY AT NINE-FORTY – BBC Home Service Basic, 7 December 1940 21.40 Sir Seymour Hicks presents Picture-Postcard Beauties-No. 3 A recollection of their charms, their lives, and their favourite songs. Billie Baker, Linda Gray, Anne Ziegler. BBC Theatre Chorus, BBC Theatre Orchestra – Leader, Tate Gilder, Conducted by Reginald Burston. Programme compiled by S. R. Littlewood and Reginald Burston.

 IN THE LIMELIGHTForces Programme, 10 January 1941 21.20 A programme of songs and duets from popular musical shows with Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, Morgan Davies. BBC Theatre Chorus (Trained by Charles Groves), BBC Theatre Orchestra – Leader, Tate Gilder. Programme arranged and conducted by Mark H. Lubbock.

 SWEET YESTERDAY – BBC Home Service Basic, 26 January 1941 18.55, A romantic musical play. Book and lyrics by Phillip Leaver, Music by Kenneth Leslie-Smith. Anne Ziegler, Doris Hare, Norman Shelley, Ewart Scott, Phillip Leaver, Jan van der Gucht, Jacques Brown, Ian Sadler, Stephen Jack, BBC Chorus, Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra Leader, Boris Pecker, Conducted by Hyam Greenbaum, Orchestrations by Phil Cardew, Produced by Vernon Harris.  LIFE BEGINS ANEW

 FAREWELL TO JUAN – BBC Home Service Basic, 7 February 1941 21.35, or Lots of love – An improper story of four centuries. Written by Eric Maschwitz to music by Jack Strachey. Produced by Desmond Davis. Webster Booth, Anne Ziegler, The Cavendish Three, The story-teller, Desmond Davis. BBC Theatre Orchestra – Leader, Tate Gilder, Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock

 BLUE EYES – BBC Home Service Basic, 10 February 1941 20.15 (By arrangement with Lee Ephraim ) A romantic musical play, adapted for broadcasting by Henrik Ege, music by Jerome Kern. Book and lyrics by Guy Bolton and Graham John. Anne Ziegler, Derek Oldham, Barry Livesey, Ian Sadler, Betty Huntley -Wright, Norman Shelley, Phillip Leaver, Dudley Rolph, Grace McChlery, Harvey Braban, Pearl Colquhoun,  Jacques Brown, Joyce Kennedy and Charles Heslop. BBC Chorus and the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Hyam Greenbaum. Produced by Pat Hillyard and Gordon Crier (A recording of the broadcast on December 23, 1940)

 SERVICES VARIETYForces Programme, 16 February 1941 12.30 A show for the Forces and Civil Defence Services with Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler, Margaret Rawlings, George Moon and Burton Brown, Johnny Lockwood. Debroy Somers and his Band. Compere, Bryan Michie. From a theatre in the South.  

A GRAND CONCERTForces Programme, 23 March 1941 16.00 for members of H.M. Forces with their sweethearts and wives given by The BBC Salon Orchestra – Leader, Jean Pougnet .Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater. Webster Booth, Anne Ziegler, G. T. Pattman at the organ. Introduced by Peter Fettes. From a West-Country concert hall.

29th March 1941Bristol – MUSIC HALL. A variety show. Compere: Gordon Crier, produced and presented by John Sharman.Includes Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. Signature tune (Orchestra, Booth & Ziegler), Only a Rose, Feldman Songs: (acc. Orchestra) Webster Booth: I’ll walk beside you; Anne Ziegler: When Big Ben Chimes; Duet: Wanting You, with the augmented BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell.

MY HEART AND I

SUNDAY MATINEE – Forces Programme, 27 April 1941 14.15 Including Services spotlight, and featuring Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Nellie Wallace, Mantovani and his Orchestra. Compere, Gerry Wilmot, From a dance hall… 

GRAND HOTEL – Forces Programme, 5 May 1941 16.00 The Winter Garden Orchestra under the direction of Tom Jenkins with Anne Ziegler in a tea-time programme.  

ACK-ACK, BEER-BEER – Forces Programme, 5 June 1941 17.15 Radio’s own twice-weekly magazine for men of the Anti-Aircraft and Balloon Barrage units.  Nellie of the NAAFI (with Doris Hare and Rookie Gee at the Canteen counter). Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler – Good songs, well sung. The sentimental twenties – Kay Cavendish. Compere, Ivan Samson, Editors, Bill MacLurg and Howard Thomas.

BREAK FOR MUSIC – Forces Programme, 5 December 1941 12.30  Concert for war workers with the ENSA Variety Orchestra, Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler.

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BREAK FOR MUSIC – Forces Programme, 16 February 1942 12.30 ENSA concert for war-workers. Billy Mayerl and his Orchestra, with Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler. 

MUSIC-HALL – Forces Programme, 17 May 1942 21.30 with Welsh and Martin; Jack Warner; Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth (by permission of George Black). BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Compere, Norman Wooland. Presented by John Sharman at 10.0.

10 June 1942 9.30 STARLIGHT, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth.

25 July 1942 19.00 BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA  Conductor, Charles Shadwell , with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth.

MONDAY NIGHT AT EIGHT – BBC Home Service Basic, 9 November 1942 20.00 Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Donald Peers BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Produced by Harry S. Pepper and Ronald Waldman.

BREAK FOR MUSIC – BBC Home Service Basic, 27 November 1942 12.30 ENSA concert- for war-workers, from a factory canteen. Leslie Jeffries and his Rialto Orchestra. Guest artists, Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler

BANDSTAND – BBC Home Service Basic, 4 December 1942 18.55 Lilting music, melody, and song for everybody. Solo pianist, Harriet Cohen. Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth and the BBC Revue Chorus in vocal selections from The New Moon, arranged by Wally Wallond.

BANDSTAND – BBC Home Service Basic, 11 December 1942 18.45 Lilting music, melody, and song, introduced by Esmond Knight. Eda Kersey (violin); Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, and the BBC Revue Chorus in vocal selections from The Three Musketeers, arranged by Wally Wallond. Anne Lenner presents the Film Hit of the Week. Haydn Wood conducts one of his own compositions. Charles Smart at the BBC Theatre Organ; BBC Revue Orchestra and the Dance Orchestra, conducted by Mansel Thomas. Produced by Henry Reed. Conducting own composition: Haydn Wood. Organ: Charles Smart. Conducted By: Mansel Thomas. Produced By: Henry Reed

 MUSIC-HALLForces Programme, 26 December 1942 20.00 Gala BBC programme from the Queensberry All – Services Club, London. Listeners will hear Harry Pringle, Teddy Brown, Elsie Randolph, Max Miller, Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler, Flanagan and Allen, and Jack Payne and .his  Orchestra. Presented by John Sharman

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AT HOME TO THE FORCES – Forces Programme, 21 January 1943 19.05 Each Thursday evening many civilians invite to their homes members of the Forces stationed in their neighbourhood. This is a series planned for the special entertainment of civilians, and men of the Army and Royal Air Force who are listening together. This evening – London, Paris, and New York songs from the musical shows of two continents, with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. BBC .Theatre Chorus, BBC Theatre Orchestra, Conductor, Stanford Robinson. Programme arranged and presented by Mark H. Lubbock.

MONDAY NIGHT AT EIGHTBBC Home Service Basic, 1 February 1943 20.00 with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth; Ronald Gourley.  BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Produced by Harry S. Pepper and Ronald Waldman.

3 April 1943 11.00  Variety Introduced by Norman Wooland: Hugh Eliot (comedian),Valerie Tandy (songs),Horace King and Betty (illusionists),Martin May (songs at the piano), Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth (songs), Jackie Hunter (comedian) Orchestra directed by Eric Robinson.

THE VAGABOND KING – Forces Programme, 13 May 1943 19.05 Excerpt from the romantic musical comedy, with music by Rudolf Friml , presented by Tom Arnold , and produced by Robert Nesbitt and Maxwell Wray. Cast includes Webster Booth, Anne Ziegler , Henry Baynton, Tessa Deane, and Syd Walker. Orchestra directed by Bob Wolly. From the Winter Garden Theatre, London.  

THE STAGE PRESENTS…. Forces Programme, 16 May 1943 21.30 Theatreland’s tribute to the Forces everywhere: a programme sponsored by every branch of the entertainment world and offered to you by the Theatre’s War Service Council. This week : BEN LYON, BEBE DANIELS, Edith EVANS, JOHN GIELGUD,  MONSEWER EDDIE GRAY, ANNE ZIEGLER, WEBSTER BOOTH, and the full chorus of the London production of THE VAGABOND KING, with JAY WILBUR and his ORCHESTRA. The programme, produced by John Watt and Ronald Waldman, comes from a theatre in the heart of London and is transmitted throughout the world-wide network of the BBC

GRAND HOTEL – Forces Programme, 15 August 1943 20.20 Albert Sandler and the Palm Court Orchestra, with Anne Ziegler (soprano) and Webster Booth (tenor), in a programme of the kind of music heard in the Palm Court of your favourite hotel in the days before the war. Programme produced by Fred Hartley and Douglas Lawrence.

GALA NIGHT – BBC Home Service Basic, 21 August 1943 21.35 Stars from the stage and concert-hall in a series of Popular Celebrity Concerts with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Alfredo Campoli , and Alan Howland. BBC Theatre Orchestra : conductor, Stanford Robinson.

THE HAPPIDROMEForces Programme, 5 September 1943 19.10 with Foster and Clarke, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Teddy Brown, Gillie Potter, and Harry Korris as Mr. Lovejoy, assisted by Cecil Frederick (Ramsbottom) and Robbie Vincent (Enoch). Happidrome Orchestra and Chorus. Show produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe.

BANDSTAND – Forces Programme, 11 September 1943 19.45 Lilting music, melody and song for everybody, with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. BBC Revue Chorus. BBC Revue Orchestra, and a section of the Dance Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. Programme introduced by Lionel Gamlin. Produced by Henry Reed

 VAUDEVILLE OF 1943 – BBC Home Service Basic, 25 December 1943 20.00 A Saturday-night entertainment featuring famous stars of Variety,music, and drama. Randolph Sutton , Mr. Murgatroyd and Mr. Winterbottom, Robert Donat , Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, and Elsie and Doris Waters. Revue Chorus and augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. Producers, John Sharman and Harry S. Pepper. (BBC recording)

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MUSIC-HALL BBC Home Service Basic, 1 January 1944 13.30 with Ted Andrews and Barbara; Rupert Hazell and Elsie Day; Harry Korris, Robbie Vincent, and Pat Lennox; Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Announcer, Norman Wooland. Producer. John Sharman.

 BANDSTAND Forces Programme, 8 January 1944 21.30 with Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, and Alfredo Campoli (violin). BBC Revue Chorus. Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. Programme introduced by Lionel Gamlin. Produced by Henry Reed.

11 January 1944. John Watt introduces SONGS FROM THE SHOWS. Fifty-eighth programme in the series presenting music from stage and film successes, of the present and of the past. Cast includes Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth , Betty Kent , and George Melachrino ‘. Musical arrangements by Donald Edge , and orchestrations supervised by Wally Wallond. BBC Revue Chorus. The Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Ternent. BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. Produced by John Watt and Henry Reed.

John Watt introduces SONGS FROM THE SHOWSForces Programme, 18 January 1944 20.15 Fifty-ninth programme in the series presenting music from stage and film successes of the present and of the past. Cast includes Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, Betty Kent , and George Melachrino. Musical arrangements by Donald Edge. Orchestrations supervised by Wally Wallond. BBC Revue Chorus. The Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Tement , and the BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. Produced bv John Watt and Henry Reed.

John Watt introduces SONGS FROM THE SHOWSForces Programme, 1 February 1944 20.15 Sixty-first programme, with Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, Bettie Bucknelle, George Melachrino , and Betty Kent. Musical arrangements by Donald Edge.Orchestrations supervised by Wally Wallond. BBC Revue Chorus. The Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Ternent, and the BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. Produced by John Watt and Henry Reed.

SONGS FROM THE SHOW PRESENTED BY JOHN WATTGeneral Forces Programme, 14 March 1944 17.30 Presenting music from stage and film successes of the present and of the past, with Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, *Bettie Bucknelle and George Melachrino. Orchestrations supervised by Wally Wallond. BBC Revue Chorus. BBC Augmented Revue Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Groves. Produced by John Watt and Henry Reed.

*Bettie Bucknelle (close friend of Webster’s second wife, Paddy Prior) appeared in several SONGS FROM THE SHOWS at this time.

Bettie Bucknelle on cover of sheet music.

 

22 April 1944. 12.30 John Watt introduces SONGS FROM THE SHOWS presenting music from stage and film successes of the present and of the past. Cast includes Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. Orchestrations supervised by Wally Wallond. BBC Revue Chorus. Augmenteti BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. Produced by John Watt and Henry Reed,

SONGS FROM THE SHOWS PRESENTED BY JOHN WATT – General Forces Programme, 5 May 1944 22.00 Presenting music from stage and film successes of the present and of the past, with Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, Judy Shirley and Sam Browne. Orchestrations supervised by Wally Wallond. BBC Revue Chorus. BBC Augmented Revue Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Groves.

John Watt introduces SONGS FROM THE SHOWS – General Forces Programme, 19 May 1944 22.00 Presenting music from stage and film successes of the present and of the past, with Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, Sam Browne, C. Denier Warren, and Reginald. Purdell. Orchestrations supervised by Wally Wallond. BBC Revue Chorus. BBC Augmented Revue Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Groves. Produced by John Watt and Henry Reed.

 John Watt introduces SONGS FROM THE SHOWSGeneral Forces Programme, 26 May 1944 21.45 Presenting music from stage and film successes of the present and of the past, with Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, Sam Browne, Polly Ward, C. Denier Warren, and Reginald. Purdell. Orchestrations supervised by Wally Wallond. BBC Revue Chorus. BBC Augmented Revue Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Groves. Produced by John Watt and Henry Reed.

 BBC THEATRE ORCHESTRAGeneral Forces Programme, 4 June 1944 21.15 and BBC Theatre Chorus, with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. Conductor: Stanford Robinson.

 John Watt introduces SONGS FROM THE SHOWS – General Forces Programme, 7 June 1944 12.15 Presenting music from stage and film successes of the present and of the past, with Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, Sam Browne, C. Denier Warren, Reginald Purdell. Orchestrations supervised by Wally Wallond. BBC Revue Chorus, Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Groves. Produced by John Watt and Henry Reed.

 GRAND HOTEL – General Forces Programme, 2 July 1944 21.15 Albert Sandler and the Palm Court Orchestra, with Anne Ziegler (soprano), and Webster Booth (tenor). Programme produced by Fred Hartley and Douglas Lawrence.

 Violinist Albert Sandler 

John Watt introduces SONGS FROM THE SHOWS (Series) – BBC Home Service Basic, 8 July 1944 13.30  Music from stage and film successes of the present and of the past, with Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, C. Denier Warren, Cherry Lind and Gene Crowley. James Moody at the piano. Orchestrations supervised by Wally Wallond.BBC Revue Chorus. Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Groves. Produced by John Watt and Henry Reed.

 John Watt introduces SONGS FROM THE SHOWS General Forces Programme, 14 July 1944 21.15 Music from stage and film successes of the present and of the past, with Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, C. Denier Warren, Cherry Lind and Gene Crowley. James Moody at the piano. Orchestrations supervised by Wally Wallond. BBC Revue Chorus. Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, Conductor: Charles Groves. Produced by John Watt and Henry Reed. Produced By: John Watt, Produced By: Henry Reed.

 29th July 1944 – Sunday – Home Service 9.35- BBC Midland Light Orchestra, with Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler.

WEBSTER BOOTH and ANNE ZIEGLER – BBC Home Service Basic, 30 July 1944 21.35  sing with the BBC Midland Light Orchestra : conductor, Rae Jenkins.  

John Watt Introduces SONGS FROM THE SHOWS – BBC Home Service Basic, 17 August 1944 20.00 Music from stage and film successes of the present and of the past, with Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, C. Denier Warren, Reginald Purdell, Cherry Lind, and Gene Crowley. Carroll Gibbons at the piano. The Bachelor Girls and the Four Clubmen, James Moody, BBC Revue Chorus, Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, Conductor: Charles Groves. Producers John Watt and Henry Reed.

John Watt introduces SONGS FROM THE SHOWS – BBC Home Service Basic, 19 August 1944 13.30 Music from stage and film successes of the present and of the past, with Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, C. Denier Warren, Reginald Purdell, Cherry Lind, and Gene Crowley. Carroll Gibbons at the piano. The Bachelor Girls and the Four Clubmen. James Moody, BBC Revue Chorus, Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, Conductor: Charles Groves. Producers John Watt and Henry Reed.

John Watt introduces SONGS FROM THE SHOWS – BBC Home Service Basic, 31 August 1944 20.00 Music from stage and film successes of the present and of the past, with Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, C. Denier Warren , Reginald Purdell , Paula Green , and Gene Crowley. Carroll Gibbons at the piano. The Bachelor Girls and the Four Clubmen, James Moody, BBC Revue Chorus, Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, Conductor: Charles Groves. Producers John Watt and Henry Reed.

 Paula Green, singer

 

Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth in THE LAUGHING LADY

BBC Home Service Basic, 4 September 1944 20.00 Romantic musical play by Ingram d’Abbes, with music by Henry Reed,.Lyrics by Max Kester and Henrik Ege. Orchestrations by Cecil Woods. BBC Revue Chorus and augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, Conductor: Charles Groves. Producer Henry Reed. Lady Denise Mountroyal: Anne Ziegler, Sir Felix Mountroyal: Felix Aylmer, André Latour: Webster Booth, Lord Mandeville: Neal Arden, Michael O’Hara: Denis O’Neil, Prince of Wales: Phillip Leaver, Fierre: Heron Carvie, Louise: Vera Lennox, Narrator: Henry Oscar.

John Watt introduces SONGS FROM THE SHOWS – BBC Home Service Basic, 7 September 1944 20.00 Another programme in the series presenting music from stage and film successes of the present and of the past, with Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, C. Denier Warien, Reginald Purdell , Paula Green, and Gene Crowley. The Bachelor Girls and the Four Clubmen, with James Moody at the piano. BBC Revue Chorus ; augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. Produced by John Watt and Henry Reed.

John Watt introduces SONGS FROM THE SHOWS – BBC Home Service Basic, 14 September 1944 20.00 Last programme in the series presenting music from stage and film successes of the present and of the past, with Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, C. Denier Warren, Reginald Purdell, Paula Green, and Gene Crowley. The Bachelor Girls and the Four Clubmen, James Moody at the piano. BBC Revue Chorus. Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra. Conductor Charles Groves. Produced by John Watt and Henry Reed.

 TUESDAY SERENADE – BBC Home Service Basic, 10 October 1944 21.30 BBC Theatre Orchestra, with Anne Ziegler (soprano), Webster Booth (tenor) Tony Lowry and Clive Richardson (two pianos) Conductor: Stanford Robinson. The Operetta selection is from The Student Prince by Romberg.

News Headlines followed by THE BRITISH BAND OF THE A.E.F. – General Forces Programme, 1 December 1944 13.00 under the direction of R.S.M. George Melachrino , with Anne Ziegler. (Recording of Wednesday’s broadcast in the A.E.F Programme)

STARLIGHTGeneral Forces Programme, 2 December 1944 12.15  Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, and the BBC Revue Orchestra.

 MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 30 December 1944 20.00, with Ted Andrews and Barbara, Rupert Hazell and Elsie Day, Harry Korris, Robbie Vincent, and Pat Lennox, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Announcer, Norman Wooland. Producer, John Sharman.

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BREAK FOR MUSICBBC Home Service Basic, 19 January 1945 12.30 ENSA show for war-workers from a factory canteen, introduced by Bryan Michie R.A.F. Skyrockets Dance Orchestra, directed by Cpl. Paul Fenoulhet (by permission of the Air Officer Commanding). Guest artists, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth.

BRITISH BAND OF THE A.E.F. – General Forces Programme, 19 January 1945 13.00 Under the direction of R.S.M. George Melachrino, with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, and L.A.C. George Chisholm , R.A.F. Naunton Wayne and Basil Radford, Maudie Edwards , Gillie Potter, Jack Warner, Claude Dampier and Billie Carlyle, Rawicz and Landauer. BBC Revue Chorus and Van Phillips and his Concert Orchestra. Produced by C. F. Meehan.

       Duo pianists, Rawicz and Landauer.

GRAND HOTELGeneral Forces Programme, 21 January 1945 21.15 Albert Sandler and the Palm Court Orchestra, with Anne Ziegler (soprano), and Webster Booth (tenor), in a programme of the kind of music heard in the Palm Court of your favourite hotel in the days before the war followed at 9.58 by News Headlines

 MUSIC OF THE FOOTLIGHTS – General Forces Programme, 27 January 1945 21.15 Programme drawn from the world’s repertoire of theatre music, with Anne Ziegler (soprano), Webster Booth, (tenor), the BBC Theatre Chorus, and the BBC Theatre Orchestra: conductor, Stanford Robinson.

THE BIG SHOW No. 3 – General Forces Programme, 11 February 1945 20.00 Naunton Wayne and Basil Radford, Maudie Edwards, Gillie Potter, Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler, Jack Warner, Claude Dampier and Billie Carlyle, Rawicz and Landauer, BBC Revue Chorus, Van Phillips and his Concert Orchestra, Produced by C. F. Meehan, Piano duo: Rawicz and Landauer, Comedian: Claude Dampier, Comedian: Billie Carlyle, Conductor: Van Phillips, Producer: C. F. Meehan.

SHIPMATES ASHOREGeneral Forces Programme, 14 April 1945 18.00 Programme for officers and men of the Merchant Navy recorded at the M.N. Club in London, with Doris Hare, Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, and Mark Daly joining in from the new Merchant Navy House, Middlesbrough. Music by Debroy Somers and HM Orchestra. Produced by Alfred Dunning and Victor Smythe. (BBC recording)

 

MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 28 July 1945 20.00 with Harry Pringle, Kitty Masters, Peter Cavanagh, Mr. Murgatroyd and Mr. Winterbottom, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Norman Evans. BBC Revue  Orchestra, conducted by Alan Crooks. Announcer, Norman Wooland. Producer, John Sharman.

 Lee Ephraim presents SWEET YESTERDAYBBC Home Service Basic, 6 August 1945 19.50 A new musical romance by Philip Leaver. Music by Kenneth Leslie -Smith. Lyrics by James Dyren forth and Max Kester. Produced by Jack Hulbert. Webster Booth. Anne Ziegler. Doris Hare, Mark Daly, Reginald Tate, Hugh Miller, Franklin Bennett, Rupert White, Terry Farrell. Orchestra under the direction of Herbert Lodge, From the Adelphi Theatre, London.                                                    

                                                              Anne and Webster in Sweet Yesterday.

 Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler in SWEET YESTERDAY BBC Home Service Basic, 12 September 1945 20.15 with Doris Hare, Reginald Tate, Hugh Miller, and Mark Daly. Radio version of the new musical romance, played by the company now appearing in the production presented by Lee Ephraim at the Adelphi Theatre, London. Book by Phillip Leaver. Music by Kenneth Leslie -Smith. Lyrics by James Dyrenforth and . Max Kester. Produced for the stage by Jack Hulbert. Radio adaptation and production by Vernon Harris. Full Adelphi Theatre chorus and orchestra, under the direction of Herbert Lodge.

Sir John Manders: Reginald Tate
Captain Hals: Franklin Bennett
Monsieur de Vigny: Hugh Miller
Lieutenant Carrocher: Rupert White
Louise Varennes: Anne Ziegler
Captain Edouard Labouchere: Webster Booth
Sans-Gene: Doris Hare
Cabouchon: Mark Daly
Innkeeper’s wife: Gwen Lewis

 HERE’S WISHING YOU WELL AGAIN Light Programme, 14 September 1945 20.00 A weekly party for Forces in hospitals everywhere, with Margaret Lockwood and Jeanne de Casalis. Two competitions: Stars and Sterling : and Sporting Chance, with John Snagge and a famous sportsman. The Western Brothers, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth; C. H. Middleton; Charles Ernesco and his Sextet; and Rita Williams. Produced bv Jill Allgood and C. F. Meehan.

MUSIC-HALLBBC Home Service Basic, 29 September 1945 20.00 with Charles Harrison, Billy (Uke) Scott, Peter Cavanagh, George Doonan, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Dave and Joe O’Gorman.BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Announcer, Norman Wooland. Producer, John Sharman.

 

MUSIC-HALL – BBC Home Service Basic, 27 October 1945 20.00 with Bill Waddington, Kitty Masters, Hatton and Manners, The Two Leslies – Leslie Sarony and Leslie Holmes, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Collinson and Breen. BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Announcer, Norman Wooland. Producer, John Sharman.

5 November 1945 18.55 ROYAL COMMAND PERFORMANCE. Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler and others.

Anne and Webster appeared at the Royal Variety Performance 1945.

 

TUESDAY SERENADEBBC Home Service Basic, 20 November 1945 21.15

BBC Theatre Orchestra, with Anne Ziegler (soprano), Webster Booth (tenor), Tony Lowry and Clive Richardson (two pianos), BBC Theatre Chorus: conductor, Stanford Robinson. The programme includes a selection from The Student Prince by Romberg.

 

MUSIC-HALLBBC Home Service Basic, 29 December 1945 20.00 with Foster and Clarke, Herschel Henlere, Issy Bonn, Peter Brough and Archie Andrews, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Gillie Potter, BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Announcer, Norman Wooland. ,Producer, John Sharman. (BBC recording)

Compiled by Jean Collen, May 2017.

 

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BROADCASTS FEATURING WEBSTER BOOTH AND ANNE ZIEGLER (1934 – 1939)

 

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1934. North Regional -Sunday -7.0-7.45 STABAT MATER, by Pergolesi (for Female Voices, string orchestra and Continuo); the Liverpool Ladies’ Choir (by permission of the Liverpool Music Society); the Northern String Orchestra (leader, John Bridge), Conductor, John Tobin; Tilly Connely (Harpsichord)’ Emily Evans (Soprano); Doris Walker (Soprano); Nancy Evans (Contralto); Irené Eastwood (Soprano). Irené changed her name to Anne Ziegler when she moved to London to go on the stage.
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29th January 1935 -Following a reading of Scottish poetry by CRM Brookes, a modern fairy tale, by James Dyrenforth, with music by Kenneth Leslie-Smith, entitled LOVE NEEDS A WALTZ, will be relayed. Among those taking part in this are Bruce Carfax, Ernest Sefton, Gordon Bailey, Sam Browne, Ben Welden, and Anne Ziegler.
Anne was hailed as a ‘Radio Nightingale Discovery’.

19th February 1935 -Scottish National – 8.0 THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER, a Comic Opera, adapted for Broadcasting from Stanislaus Stange’s English Version of the Libretto by Adolf Bernauer and Leopold Jacobson; Music by Oscar Strauss; adapted and produced by Gordon McConnel, with Anne Ziegler, Amy Augarde, Betty Huntley-Wright, Horace Percival, Franklyn Kelsey, Percy Heming, Jan van der Gucht, the Wireless Chorus and the BBC Theatre Orchestra (leader, Montague Brearley), Conductor Stanford Robinson.

RADIO THEATRE February 1935 -Prince Edward Theatre. Anne Ziegler, with Stannelli, Richard Murdoch, Claude Dampier, Billie Carlyle and Elsie Sterndale.

RADIO MUSIC HALL 1935 –Anne Ziegler, with Claude Hulbert, Muriel George and Ernest Butcher and Mario Lorenzo.

15th May 1935 -Scottish National – 10.00 THE MAY REVUE; music by Jack Strachey; produced by C. Denis Freeman, with Nelson Keys, Sylvia Leslie, Patrick Waddington, Hermione Gingold, C Denier Warren, Max Kirby, Anne Ziegler; the Radio Three; the BBC Variety Orchestra, directed by Mark H. Lubbock.

1st June 1935 -Scottish National Saturday 8.30 BITTER SWEET, a Romantic opera by Noel Coward, adapted for the microphone by Henrik Ege, with Evelyn Laye, Serge Abranovic, Betty Huntley-Wright, Patricia Burke, Patrick Waddington, Tessa Deane, Rose Hignell, Anne Ziegler, Phillip Cunningham, Norah Howard, Effie Atherton, Hermione Gingold, Gerald Nodin, Leslie Perrins, John Cheatle, Elaine Inescort, Winifred Davies, Billy Milton, Philip Desborough, Dimitri Vetter, Hector Abbas, Dorothy Tetley, Stanley Vine, Gwen Williams; the BBC Theatre Orchestra; Mantovani and his Orchestra; the BBC Revue Chorus, conducted by Stanford Robinson; Assistant Conductor Arthur Wood. 9.30 Time, Weather, and News Summary; 9.45 BITTER SWEET (Act 2)

20th June 1935 -The radio version of Owen Hall’s THE GEISHA, with Huntley Wright in his original part and Anne Ziegler as O Mimosa San, will be reintroduced by Marie Tempest in the Scottish National programme tonight at 8.0.
8.0 Marie Tempest introduces THE GEISHA, a broadcasting version of Owen Hall’s story of a Tea House; Lyrics by Harry Greenbank; Music by Sidney Jones; Pidgin English by Clifford W. Collinson; adapted and produced by Gordon McConnel with William Stephens, Lawrence Baskcomb, Colleen Clifford, Huntley Wright, Ewart Scott, Arnold Matters, Gladys Young, Anne Ziegler, Ian Glennie, Betty Huntley-Wright; the BBC Chorus, the BBC Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Stanford Robinson.

The Scotsman, 29th June 1935, page 20 -Sunday 6.30 – 7.45 The BBC Theatre orchestra conducted by Stanford Robinson; Anne Ziegler (Soprano)

12th November 1935 -Scottish 3.00 The Torquay Municipal Orchestra, Conductor Ernest W Goss; Anne Ziegler (Soprano)
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1936 – 1940 This was one of the most prolific broadcasting periods for Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. They appeared in separate broadcasts until January 1938 when they began singing together. They were married on 5 November 1938.
Excerpts from Mother Goose – Regional Programme Northern, 1 January 1936 19.00 –presented by TOM ARNOLD (for Julian Wylie Productions, Ltd.) Relayed from The Empire Theatre, Liverpool Book by J. Hickory Wood and Dan Leno , Jnr. Music composed, selected and arranged by James W. Tate and E. W. Eyre
Ballets, Musical Number and Ensembles staged by John Roker, J. W. JACKSON ‘S SIXTEEN ENGLISH DANCERS, TWENTY-FOUR EILEEN ROGAN CHILDREN, Chorus and Ballet, Produced by TOM ARNOLD
George Lacy is one of the finest dames of modern times and a great artist. His change of appearance from his comedy make-up of the early scenes to the beauty that invests Mother Goose after she has bathed in the Magic Pool is as wonderful as the pathos of his acting when beauty leaves her.
George Formby , brilliant son of a brilliant father, needs no introduction to Liverpool audiences. Like his father, he is Lancashire’s own comedian
Anne Ziegler is Liverpool born and bred, and sang in concerts there under her own name of Irene Eastwood. She decided that musically her own name would not get her anywhere; changed it to Anne Ziegler, and won fame on the air. She is slim, blonde, and beautiful. Anne as principal boy in her first pantomime.
Last, but not least, of a brilliant cast is George Queen, who plays the goose. Priscilla with an amazing fidelity to life.

Sunday – 6.0 Up North for Pantomime: Anne Ziegler, Principal Boy in Tom Arnold’s Pantomime, MOTHER GOOSE at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool.

29th February 1936 – 10.0 The BBC Theatre Orchestra; Conductor, Stanford Robinson; Anne Ziegler (Soprano)
Anne sang A Song in the Night by Loughborough on Pathé. Unfortunately,  this excerpt is missing its soundtrack, but click on the link to hear the recording: https://clyp.it/dk0yxd2i

Comic Opera-5 – National Programme Daventry, 26 March 1936 20.30. A Programme of Songs and Scenes from LA POUPÉE, English lyrics by ARTHUR STURGESS; Music by EDMOND AUDRAN.THE ROSE OF PERSIA English lyrics by BASIL HOOD; Music by ARTHUR SULLIVAN and THE POLICEMAN’S SERENADE – A Grand Little Opera Words by A. P. HERBERT; Music by ALFRED REYNOLDS
Artists: GEORGE BAKER (Baritone) ANNE ZIEGLER (Soprano) APPLETON MOORE (Baritone) BERNARD ANSELL, IAN GLENNIE, IVAN GOLDING, IRENE BRIGHTMAN, JOHN DUNCAN, THE B B C REVUE CHORUS and THE B B C THEATRE ORCHESTRA, Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON, The Programme arranged by GORDON MCCONNEL (the Producer) and MARK H. LUBBOCK. This was broadcast in the Regional programme last night.

6th June 1936 – Aberdeen Sunday 9.0 UP NORTH THIS WEEK: Anne Ziegler, accompanied by the Buxton Spa Orchestra: Conductor: Maurice Mies from the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton.

HARRY GORDON OF INVERSNECKY AND HIS COMPANY – Regional Programme Scotland, 13 July 1936 21.30 – from the Beach Pavilion, Aberdeen.
This year Harry attains his majority in the Beach Pavilion, having begun there twenty-one years ago at a salary of £2 a week. Eight years later he became lessee of the Pavilion, since when he has managed and produced a long succession of amusing shows, in addition to undertaking the work of principal comedian. Assisting him tonight are Murray Stewart and his Orchestra Mascotte, Joan Coleridge , Anne Ziegler, Fred Yule, Jack Holden, Jack Key, Four Paramount Tiller Girls, and Alice Stephenson.

6th August 1936 LOTS OF LOVE 10.5, An Improper Story of Four Centuries (very properly cut to an Hour) by HOLT MARVELL.  Music by JACK STRACHEY, ANNE ZIEGLER (Soprano), CAVAN O’CONNOR (Tenor) and THE RADIO THREE, GORDON LITTLE (Baritone), THE B B C VARIETY ORCHESTRA, Conductor, STANFORD ROBINSON, ORCHESTRA: Hungarian Souvenir, GORDON LITTLE: Can This Be Love?
ANNE ZIEGLER AND CAVAN O’CONNOR: Two Songs from Lots of Love 1. Vienna in the Spring; 2. Moon of Romance.
GORDON LITTLE: A Night in November.
ANNE ZIEGLER AND GORDON LITTLE: Ghosts of My Lovers.
ORCHESTRA: Suite, Three Cameos 1. The Little Waltz; 2. Polka, Grand-mamma Goes Gay; 3. Ascot Parade.
ANNE ZIEGLER AND GORDON LITTLE: Holiday Abroad. 
ORCHESTRA – Selection from the Monthly Revues.
Of those who are to sing some of his numbers tonight, Anne Ziegler first broadcast in Love Needs a Waltz, Cavan O’Connor won fame as the Vagabond Lover, and Gordon Little, another well-known broadcaster, played in Stop Press at the Vaudeville last year.

Lots of Love (Repeat) – National Programme Daventry, 13 October 1936 20.00 Radio broadcast. Anne Ziegler and Cavan O’Connor, with Adele Dixon, Greer Carson, Bruce Winston, Eric Portman.

Radio Pie – Regional Programme London, 5 November 1936 19.30. Written, composed, and concocted by THE TWO LESLIES: (LESLIE SARONY and LESLIE HOLMES).
Ingredients: TOMMY HANDLEY, TESSIE O’SHEA (By permission of George Black ), THE SINGING PORTER, MARIO DE PIETRO, ANNE ZIEGLER, HUGO STEFFANI AND HIS TWENTY-ONE SILVER SONGSTERS.

TV BROADCAST 1 December 1936, 9.45 10.00 pm. BBC TV Anne appeared with Gilbert Webster (xylophone).
9th December 1936 Scottish National Regional 9.0 The BBC Theatre Orchestra conducted by Harold Lowe; Anne Ziegler (Soprano); Michael Collins (Violoncello)

Round the Pantomimes—2 – Regional Programme Scotland, 29 December 1936 21.00 Cinderella with WILL FYFFE, JOAN COLE, ANNE ZIEGLER, WINNIE COLLINS etc. from the Empire Theatre, Edinburgh (By permission of George Black ) Continuity by P. I. KEITH MURRAY and R. E. KINGSLEY
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HUNTLEY WRIGHT as Wun-Hi in THE GEISHA – National Programme Daventry, 4 January 1937 19.45
This was one of the first broadcasts in which Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler appeared together. Webster was still married to Paddy Prior, but a divorce was pending.
A broadcasting version of Owen Hall ‘s Story of a Tea House – with some additional pidgin English by Clifford W. Collinson , F.R.G.S; Lyrics by Harry Greenbank, Music by Sidney Jones – Composer of A Greek Slave, An Artist’s Model, A Gaiety Girl. The BBC Revue Chorus and The BBC Theatre Orchestra, Conducted by Harold Lowe, Adaptation and production by Gordon McConnel with technical assistance of Rex Haworth.
The Geisha will be repeated in the Regional programme on Thursday at 8.45
Characters:
Police-Sergeant Takemini (attendant on the Marquis): Franklyn Kelsey
Marquis Imari (Chief of Police and Governor of the Province): Lawrence Baskcomb
Juliette (A French Tea Girl): Colleen Clifford
Wun-Hi (Chinese Proprietor of the Tea House): Huntley Wright
Officers of H M S Turtle: Lieutenant Cunning: Ewart Scott
Lieutenant Reginald Fairfax: Arnold Matters
Lady Constance Wynne (a Wealthy Englishwoman): Gladys Young
O Mimosa San (A Geisha): Anne Ziegler
Lieutenant Katana (of the Imperial Japanese Artillery): Webster Booth
Molly Seamore: Billie Baker

THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER – Regional Programme Scotland, 30 March 1937 20.45 A Comic Opera adapted for broadcasting by Gordon McConnel from Stanislaus Stange’s English version of the libretto by Adolph Bernauer and Leopold Jackson. Music by Oscar Straus, The BBC Revue Chorus and The BBC Theatre Orchestra, Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock. Production by Gordon McConnel and Rex Haworth. (From Regional).
Nadina Popoff, Daughter of Colonel Popoff: Anne Ziegler
Aurelia, Wife of Colonel Popoff: Gladys Parr
Mascha, Her Cousin: Betty Huntley Wright
Bumerli, Lieutenant in the Servian Army: .Horace Percival
Massakroff, Captain in the Bulgarian Army:.Franklyn . Kelsey
Kasimir Popoff, Colonel in the Bulgarian Army: Dick Francis
Alexius Sparidoff, Major in the Bulgarian Army: . Jan Van Der Gucht.

DANCING THROUGH – National Programme Daventry, 14 May 1937 20.00 Geraldo won fame for his non-stop music when he broadcast his first programme of ‘ Non-Stop Dance Music ‘ in 1934. In this fifth edition of Dancing Through he is trying to beat his record of 152 tunes which he played in the last (in December, 1935), and he will probably succeed. The vocalists are all well-known broadcasters.
Monte Rey , who has broadcast so often with Geraldo himself, Lily Morris of Music-Hall fame, Anne Ziegler, associated with radio musical comedy and operetta, and Wilfrid Thomas and Eve Becke , who were both so often with the Air-do-Wells. At the organ is the brilliant organist who succeeded Reginald Foort at the Paramount, Tottenham Court Road, Al Bollington, who gave a broadcast on the BBC Theatre Organ on Christmas Eve.

PADDLE STEAMER – BBC Television, 17 June 1937 15.35 Down River in 1850 with Sebastian Shaw and Anne Ziegler, Dances arranged by Wendy Toye, To Music by John Gardner, Produced by Dallas Bower. In this unusual production a leading rôle will be taken by an actor who, though he has been on the stage since 1914, when he was nine years old, has made a number of exceptionally notable hits in the last year in the film world, one of his latest parts being the leading male role in Farewell Again. His stage appearances include The Constant Nymph, The Sacred Flame, Precious Bane, Double Door, and repertory work at Stratford-on-Avon, and in Liverpool and Hull. Anne Ziegler is, of course, one of the most constant favourites in television programmes. Her numerous visits to Alexandra Palace include an appearance as a solo artist on June 2.
Wendy Toye, the brilliant twenty-year-old actress and dancer, who has arranged the dances in this programme, produced a ballet at the Palladium when she was only ten years of age. She studied dancing almost from infancy, and has appeared with the Camargo Society and toured with Anton Dolin and Alicia Markova.

AMERICA CABARET AND BROADCASTS 1937. While Anne starred in Virginia at the Center Theater, New York, Webster did a few broadcasts with Will Rogers and sang at the Rainbow Room, New York.
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6th January 1938 – Scottish 8.45 THE GEISHA, a broadcasting version of Owen Hall’s story of a Tea House, with some additional pidgin English by Clifford W Collinson: lyrics by Harry Greenbank; music by Sidney Jones; Adapted and produced by Gordon McConnel, assisted by Rex Haworth, with Huntley Wright, Fred Yule, Lawrence Baskcomb, Colleen Clifford, Ewart Scott, Arnold Matters, Gladys Young, Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, Billie Baker; The BBC Revue Chorus and the BBC Theatre Orchestra; Conductor, Harold Lowe.

VARIETY – National Programme Daventry, 26 January 1938 19.15. Clarkson Rose: Comedian, Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler : Musical Comedy Duets, A Motoring Episode by Charles Hayes and George Barker, Leonard Henry :Comedian, The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell, Compere, Charles Hayes.

MONDAY AT SEVEN – National Programme Daventry, 14 February 1938 19.00, Presented by – Harry S. Pepper and Douglas Moodie. Singing Commere, Judy Shirley, Ernest Butcher and Muriel George, The Odyssey of a Valentine written and told by Valentine Dunn. Inspector Hornleigh Investigates, S. J. Warmington as Inspector Hornleigh)
No. 28, The Javanese Goddess by Hans W. Priwin, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth with the BBC Revue Chorus, The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell.

CABARET– BBC Television, 22 February 1938 15.20 -with Anne Ziegler, Jane Carr, Edna Squire Brown, the Cafe Anglais Glamour Girls. Ian Grant as compere. The BBC Television Orchestra, leader Boris Pecker , conductor Hyam Greenbaum. Presentation by D. H. Munro.

7th April 1938 Scottish National 8.0 MILESTONES OF MELODY, Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra (by permission of the Savoy Hotel Ltd), presented by John Burnaby with Anne Ziegler, Monte Rey, Patrick Waddington, Eve Becke, Cyril Grantham, The Top Hattes and the Geraldettes, The BBC Male Revue Chorus, Al Bollington at the Theatre Organ.

DANCE CABARET – Regional Programme Western, 21 April 1938 21.15
from the Royal Bath Hotel Ballroom, Bournemouth
Douglas Byng the stage and cabaret star
Jane Carr stage, screen, and radio favourite
Webster Booth the romantic tenor
Anne Ziegler the lyric soprano
Arthur Askey comedian, and compere, and dance to Billy Bissett and his Canadians with THE CANADIAN CAPERS and ALICE MANN.
MILESTONES OF MELODY – Regional Programme London, 18 April 1938 20.20 Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra (By permission of the Savoy Hotel, Ltd.) with Romance and Rhythm: Anne Ziegler, Eve Becke, Monte Rey, Cyril Grantham, Patrick Waddington, The Top Hatters, The Geraldettes,The BBC Male Revue Chorus.

21st April 1938 At 9.15 there will be a DANCE CABARET with Douglas Byng, Jane Carr, Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, and others.
9.15 Dance Cabaret; Douglas Byng (stage and cabaret artist), Jane Carr (stage, screen and radio artist), Webster Booth (tenor), Anne Ziegler (soprano), Arthur Askey (comedian and compère); Billy Bissett and his Canadians with the Canadian Capers, and Alice Mann from the Royal Bath Hotel Ballroom, Bournemouth

MILESTONES OF MELODY – Regional Programme London, 6 May 1938 20.00 Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra (By permission of the Savoy Hotel, Ltd.) with Romance and Rhythm: Anne Ziegler, Eve Becke, Monte Rey, Cyril Grantham, Patrick Waddington, The Top Hatters, The Geraldettes,The BBC Male Revue Chorus.

THEATRE COMPOSERS National Programme Daventry, 29 May 1938 21.05 LIONEL MONCKTON – The Man and his Music. A programme arranged by M. Willson Disher. Music selected by Mark H. Lubbock. Production by Gordon McConnel. The compere, Bertram Wallis.Dennis Noble, Betty Huntley-Wright, Anne Ziegler, The BBC Theatre Chorus and the BBC Theatre Orchestra (leader, Tate Gilder ), conductor, Stanford Robinson.
MILESTONES OF MELODY (Series) – National Programme Daventry, 1 June 1938 20.00 Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra (by permission of the Savoy Hotel, Ltd.) with Romance and Rhythm. Anne Ziegler, Eve Becke, Monte Rey, Cyril Grantham, Jack Melford, The Top Hatters, The Geraldettes. Section of the BBC Male Chorus, Al Bollington at the BBC Theatre Organ. Presented by John Burnaby.
GEORGE EDWARDES – Regional Programme London, 15 June 1938 18.00 Part 1 – The Guv’nor of the Gaiety. An illustrated biography compiled and written by S. R. Littlewood. Produced by Gordon McConnel in collaboration with Mark H. Lubbock. The cast will include Sir Seymour and Lady Hicks (Ellaline Terriss), Robert Nainby, Willie Warde, Horace Percival, Betty Huntley-Wright, Stuart Robertson, Anne Ziegler, Bertha Willmott, Denis O’Neil. The BBC Theatre Chorus and The BBC Theatre Orchestra. Leader, Tate Gilder. Conductor, Stanford Robinson. The Compere, S. R. Littlewood . Should circumstances prevent Sir Seymour and Lady Hicks from taking part in the actual broadcast, their contributions to the programme will be recorded.

THE BBC THEATRE ORCHESTRA – National Programme Daventry, 18 October 1938 13.15 Leader, Tate Gilder, Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock, Anne Ziegler (soprano).

Anne Ziegler on the cover of Radio Pictorial (1938) She is wearing a diamond solitaire engagement ring a month or so before Webster’s divorce was finalised.


Scottish National – 8.00 MILESTONES OF MELODY, Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra (by permission of the Savoy Hotel Ltd), presented by John Burnaby with Anne Ziegler, Monte Rey, Patrick Waddington, Eve Becke, Cyril Grantham, The Top Hattes and the Geraldettes, The BBC Male Revue Chorus, Al Bollington at the Theatre Organ.

PRINCESS CHARMING – National Programme Daventry, 24 August 1938 19.30
A romance with music adapted from the Hungarian by Arthur Wimperis and Laun Wylie. Lyrics by Arthur Wimperis music by Albert Sirmay and Jack Waller. Adapted for the microphone by Reginald Burston and Martyn C. Webster
The Midland Revue Chorus, The Midland Revue Orchestra, leader Norris Stanley , conductor Reginald Burston. Production by Martyn C. Webster. (From Midland) Naval Officer (attached to the Svlvanian Embassy): Cedric Johnson, Baron Sigman (Sylvanian Ambassador): Lester Mudditt, Marie (stenographer at the Embassy): Dorothy Leake, Albert Chuff (Continental Manager of the Colossal Assurance Co ): Hal Bryant, Captain Torelli (of the Cruiser Fire Eater): Webster Booth, Princess Elaine (of Novia): Anne Ziegler, A young Lieutenant (of the Fire Eater): John Morley, Wandu Navarro: Yvette Darnac, Ivanoff (leader of the rebellion): Godfrey Baseley, The Lord Chamberlain (of Sylvania): Godfrey Baseley, King Christian 11 of Sylvania: Leslie Bowmar, The King’s Aide-de-Camp: John Morley, The Attorney General: Cedric Johnson, The Story Teller: Stuart Vinden.

FOORT-ISSIMO -National Programme Daventry, 17 September 1938 19.30, A Light-Hearted half-hour in which the audience will join with Reginald Foort at the BBC Theatre Organ with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. Production by Max Kester.

THE BBC THEATRE ORCHESTRA – National Programme Daventry, 18 October 1938 13.15 Leader, Tate Gilder, Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock, Anne Ziegler (soprano).

19th October 1938 – 10.30 DANCE CABARET: Douglas Byng (Cabaret Artist); Webster Booth (Tenor); Oliver Wakefield (The Voice of Inexperience); Anne Ziegler (Lyric Soprano); Cliff Cooke (Compere); Dance music played by Billy Thorburn and his Music, with Eddie Guery and The Royal Bath Hotel Singers, from the Royal Bath Hotel Ballroom, Bournemouth.

A month after Webster’s divorce from Paddy Prior was finalised, Webster and Anne were married on 5 November 1938.

Anne and Webster wedding

ALL DOWN FOR THE FINALE! – Regional Programme Midland, 3 December 1938 21.10 Bill White, call-boy of the Theatre Royal recalls memories of The Belle of New York, Florodora, The Merry Widow,The Lilac Domino.
Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, George Gibbs, Fred Forgham, Denis Folwell, The Midland Revue Chorus, The Midland Revue Orchestra, Leader, Norris Stanley, Conductor, Reginald Burston. Presentation by Martyn C. Webster.
The call-boy’s cry ‘All down for the finale!’, familiar to those who have taken part in big musical-comedy productions, gives the title of this programme. The finales from famous musical comedies will be preceded by a dramatised section, beginning with reminiscences and then going on to unfold the plot of the show up to the finale chosen.

CHARLES ERNESCO AND HIS QUlNTET – National Programme Daventry, 11 December 1938 18.30 with Anne Ziegler  
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9th February 1939 – Scottish National 6.0 SCRAPBOOK FOR 1909, presented by Leslie Baily and Charles Brewer; Compere Patric Curwen, Producer: Charles Brewer. A programme in the Scrapbook series. Arthur Wimperis, ex-Inspector JH Jarvis, Miss Muriel Matters, Captain GP Philips; cast also includes Dorothy Holmes-Gore, Anne Ziegler, Ivan Samson, Horace Percival, Ernest Shannon, Eric Lugg, Bryan Powley, Johnnie Singer, and the recorded voices of Christabel Pankhurst and George Graves; Louis Bleriot (BBC disc); Cmdr Robert E Peary; Rt. Hon. HH Asquipth MP; Prime Minister in 1909 (all commercial discs). the BBC Revue Chorus and the BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Louis Levy.

Ivor Novello

IVOR NOVELLO LOOKS BACK! – Regional Programme London, 17 February 1939 20.15 A biography of his life in words and music, introducing some of the people who have been associated with him: Ivor Novello, Mary Ellis, Dorothy Dickson in a scene from Henry V. Madame Clara Novello-Davies, Peter Scott, Anne Ziegler, Gordon Little, Frank Bird and supporting cast. The programme will also include a short glimpse of the new Ivor Novello musical play The Dancing Years, now in rehearsal. The recorded voices of Fay Compton, Jack Buchanan, and Jack Hulbert with The Welsh Ladies’ Choir, under the direction of Madame Clara Novello Davies.
A Party of Welsh Miners. The BBC Revue Chorus and the Augmented BEC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell. Orchestrations by Jack Beaver. Interviewer, F. H. Grisewood. The programme devised and written by Howard Thomas. Production by Archie Campbell. This programme will be broadcast again tomorrow (National, 5.0)

DANCE CABARET – National Programme Daventry, 1 March 1939 22.35 from the Grand Hotel, Torquay. Norman Long – A song, a joke, and a piano, Bennett and Young – Comedians, Anne Ziegler – The lyric soprano,
Webster Booth – The romantic tenor, Raymond Bennett – Compere, and dance to Harry Evans and his Band.
18th March 1939 Among those appearing in MUSIC HALL at 8.0 are Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth and Leonard Henry. Scottish National 8.0 MUSIC HALL, presented by John Sharman, with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth in musical comedy selections; Yorky and Scotty, Al and Bob Harvey (Canadian comedians), Leonard Henry (comedian), Ted Ray (Fiddling and Fooling); Pat Hyde (Radios sweetheart); The BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell.

MELODIES FROM THE COMEDIES – Regional Programme Midland, 23 March 1939 21.05, A contrast in styles with Gordon Little, Anne Ziegler, John Bentley, The Rhythmettes, The Midland Revue Orchestra, Leader, Norris Stanley, Conductor, Reginald Burston, Compere, Martyn C. Webster.

THEATRE COMPOSERS – No. 6 National Programme Daventry, 9 April 1939 21.05 Jerome Kern – The Man and his Music. A programme arranged by M. Willson Disher. The music selected and the programme produced by .Mark H. Lubbock
Anne Ziegler, Patricia Burke, Gordon Little, Ronnie Hill. ompere, Charles B. Cochran. The BBC Theatre Chorus and The BBC Theatre Orchestra, Leader, Tate Gilder. Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock.

Here is a programme in narration and music, surveying the work of one of the most versatile jazz composers ever born. It is perhaps surprising to reflect that as long ago as 1905 Jerome Kern was writing song hits, and that he has kept up a steady output ever since. Who does not remember such numbers as She didn’t say Yes, Who? Silver Lining, Dancing Time, and, more recently Smoke gets in your eyes? C. B. Cochran was responsible for putting on two shows that between them contained some of Kern’s finest works, namely The Cat and the Fiddle and Music in the Air.

DANCE CABARET – Regional Programme Western, 6 May 1939 21.00 from the Polygon Hotel, Southampton. Anne Ziegler the lyric soprano, Leonard Henry comedian and compere, Suzette Tarri in comedy cameos, Jack Train in character comedy 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 artists have included Fred Ballerini and his dance band, the combination that is appearing this evening.

Dorothy Dickson in FAREWELL TO JUAN – National Programme Daventry, 23 May 1939 20.00 or Lots of Love – An Improper Story of Four Centuries (very properly cut down to one hour) Written by Eric Maschwitz , to music by Jack Strachey. The Storyteller, Edwin Styles, Gibb McLaughlin as The Barman, Elizabeth Maude as Laura Vanelli, Dorothy Dickson as Iris Flame, Richard Ainley as Don Juan, Ruth Maitland as Minnie, Singers: Heddle Nash, Anne Ziegler, The Cavendish Three, The BBC Theatre Orchestra, (Leader, Tate Gilder ) Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock , Rae Jenkins and his Schrammel Quartet, At the piano, Alan Paul, Orchestrations by Julius Buerger, Wally Wallond , and Jack Beaver. Trio arrangements by Kay Cavendish. Production by Archie Campbell.

RADIO NORMANDIE 18 June, 1939. Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, with George Formby, Tommy Handley, Jack Warner, Vic Oliver, Bebe Daniels, Leonard Henry, Olive Groves, Donald Peers, Phyllis Robins and Reginald Foort.
SATURDAY AT NINE-FORTY-FIVE – National Programme Daventry, 22 July 1939 21.45 Music for Films sung and played by Anne Ziegler, Heddle Nash and The BBC Theatre Orchestra. Leader, Tate Gilder, Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock . With a descriptive commentary by C. A. Lejeune.
30th August 1939 10.20 DANCE CABARET, with Warden and West; Fanny and Biddy (the Two Dames); Anne Ziegler (Lyric Soprano); Webster Booth (Tenor); Suzette Tarry (Comedy Cameos), and Harry Evans and his Dance Band, from the Grand Hotel, Torquay.

Webster joined the staff of the variety section of the BBC in Bristol at the outbreak of war. Not long afterwards, Anne was allowed to join him and they rented a flat in Bristol while they were working there.

5th October 1939 – 6.45 MUSIC FOR FILMS sung and played by Anne Ziegler, Heddle Nash, John Nash, John Stevens, and the BBC Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Reginald Burston; descriptive commentary written by CA Lejeune, spoken by Cathleen Cordell.

Sunday 22 October, 1939. 18.35 THE BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA. Leader, Frank Cantell. Conductor, Charles Shadwell with Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler, (Solo trumpets, Alf Lewis and Leslie Uzzell ), Charles Woodforde (solo Cello), Arthur Sandford (solo piano).

Tuesday, 24 October 1939, 12.15 MUSIC IN THE MORNING A programme of light music with Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, and Dorothy Carless. All arrangements by Alan Paul, Presented by John Burnaby and Alan Paul. This programme is notable for the fact that two of the broadcasters are the wives of radio celebrities. Anne Ziegler is the wife of Webster Booth,  and Dorothy Carless the wife of Eugene Pini , whom she married on the eve of the outbreak of war.

Tuesday, 7 November 1939. 12.00 MUSIC IN THE MORNING. A programme of light music, with Anne Ziegler , Webster Booth, Dorothy Carless , and the strings of the Television Orchestra, All arrangements by Alan Paul,Presentation by John Burnaby and Alan Paul.

21st November 1939 12.30 MUSIC IN THE MORNING, with Anne Ziegler, Webster Booth, Dorothy Carless, and the strings of the Revue Orchestra.

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