PROGRAMMES AND ADVERTS – 1951 -1952

The Booth’s joint autobiography was published in 1951 and is now long out of print. I digitised the book several years ago and John Marwood was kind enough to proofread it for me. It is now available in paperback and as an epub at: https://www.lulu.com/duettists

30 March 1952 – Merely Players at Drury Lane
23 March 1951
April 1951
May 1951 from a talk on the BBC.
HIAWATHA – Croydon – 31 May 1951
11 July 1951
12 July 1951
3 August 1951, Webster and Anne with accompanist, Geoffrey Parsons. Unfortunately the photo is very poor but the only one I could find of them together. Geoffrey Parsons went on to be the natural successor to Gerald Moore.
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15 September 1951 – Blackburn
From Webster’s score – 20 October 1951

Duet – first published on `15 September 1951 by Stanley Paul.

The Booth’s joint autobiography was published in 1951 and is now long out of print. I digitised the book several years ago and John Marwood was kind enough to proofread it for me. It is now available in paperback and as an epub at: https://www.lulu.com/duettists

16 October 1951.

Webster’s voice was heard twice – dubbed in a scene from Yeomen of the Guard and at the end, singing an echoey version of A Wand’ring Minstrel. He was not very pleased with his billing in the film.

22 January 1952

Creation 29 April 1952 – Sir Malcolm’s birthday.
May 1952 – Anne and Webster featured in an article in the magazine.
Photo in the John Bull article. Anne and Webster with Smokey.
22 June 1952
Anne in Merrie England at Chichester.
21 August 1952
27 October 1952

26 December 1952 – Warwick Castle. Webster’s second cousin, Trevor Luckcuck and a friend cycled to the event from their home in Solihull.

MEDLEYS AND BROADCASTS FROM THE WEBSTER BOOTH-ANNE ZIEGLER GROUP

The Webster Booth-Anne Ziegler Appreciation Group on Facebook has acquired most of the recordings made by Webster and Anne. Until we come across some of the missing recordings (only about 10 sides to go now) I am creating medleys for the group. Most of them last about half-an-hour and feature AZ-WB recordings and recordings by related artists

I did an interview about Webster and Anne with Clare Marshall on Radio Today on 28 April 2013. You can listen to it here.

The Webster Booth-Anne Ziegler Appreciation Group on Facebook has acquired most of the recordings made by Webster and Anne. Until we come across some of the missing recordings (only about 10 sides to go now) I have been creating medleys for the group. Most of them last about half-an-hour and feature AZ-WB recordings and recordings by artists associated with them. Click on the links to listen to them and please let me know what you think of them.

Going through these medleys I see that not many people have listened to them. Although I enjoy compiling the medleys, just as I enjoy listening to them myself, it seems that I am fighting an increasingly losing battle in trying to promote the recordings of Webster, Anne and related artists. I will add more medleys if any interest is shown in the ones I have uploaded here.

August medley featuring Alfredo Campoli (violin), Webster Booth, Anne Ziegler and, Charles Ernesco https://clyp.it/d4itz5dn  

Albert Sandler (violin), Anne and Webster, Rawicz and Landauer (piano)

20 May 1944, Harold Fielding Concert at Albert Hall  https://clyp.it/gtw3hjp0

Gwen Catley, Webster Booth, Dennis Noble
C3369 Rigoletto/ Caro Nome/Dearest Name/Verdi, Gwen Catley, La Bohème/ In a Coupé/ Puccini, with Webster Booth/ Dennis Noble; Rigoletto, Hallé Orchestra, Warwick Braithwaite, Holdsworth Hall,

Manchester 29 August 1942  https://clyp.it/zbp5cicv

Broadcast 4 December 1927 Some of the songs featured – most by Webster Booth, one by Jan Peerce (A Dream)  https://clyp.it/a5lii3hg 
A Good Friday selection Webster Booth sings “Abide With Me”, two arias from “Messiah” and “There is no Death”. He sang his first Good Friday “Messiah” at the Albert Hall on Good Friday, 10 April 1936 https://clyp.it/2pjvsgv3
Four songs for St George’s Day. I Leave My Heart in an English Garden, England, Mother England, There’s a Land, The English Rose. Each song has been shared before.  https://clyp.it/2rcg0qyo
Webster Booth, Alfredo Campoli (violin)
Alfredo Campoli and Webster Booth combine in a medley for violin and voice. Tell me tonight/Ah sweet mystery of life https://clyp.it/ssuybzfn

Webster Booth
Beneath Her Window – a Serenade Medley Webster Booth (Voice), Herbert Dawson (organ), orchestra conducted by Walter Goehr. Recorded in 1938 HMV C3051 https://clyp.it/5try4jji
July Medley: Hugo Rignold, Webster Booth
July Medley: All the world is waiting for the sunrise (Seitz), played by P. Sears from YouTube, Castles in the air (WB), Dance of the Wooden Dolls, Side by Side (Melville Gideon from the Co-optimists), Always (WB), Poor Butterfly (Hugo Rignold), Drinking song (WB). https://clyp.it/hct1upr2
June medley: Gypsy Moon, Still as the night, Loch Lomond, We’ll Gather Lilacs, Ivor Novello medley, Waltz Medley, ‘Tis the Day, featuring Alfredo Campoli, Anne and Webster, Fred Hartley, Rawicz and Landauer, Kathryn Rudge. https://clyp.it/olllrro1
Medley to celebrate the eightieth wedding anniversary of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler. 5 November 1938 Anniversary Medley

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Harold Williams, Malcolm McEachern and Webster sing a medley to commemorate Hundredth anniversary of Armistice Day (2018)

Harold Williams, Malcolm McEachern, Webster Booth
 
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December 2018 Medley – Alfredo Campoli, Webster Booth, Rawicz and Landauer, Harold William and Malcolm McEachern
Campoli, Webster Booth, Rawicz and Landauer, Harold Williams, Malcolm McEachern in a selection for December  December Medley
A few romantic songs recorded in the 1930s and 1940s sung by Webster Booth. Restored from 78rpm records by Mike Taylor. My Love and I Stand Alone, Pale Moon, Come Back My Love to Me, Sweet Melody of Night. Romantic Songs sung by Webster Booth

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Anne and Webster playing with pets, Smokey and Woofenpoof in their garden (1953)
 
Christmas 2018 medley: When Big Ben Chimes, The Holy City, The Little Road to Bethlehem, Silent Night (with Anne Ziegler), The Star of Bethlehem, O, Come All Ye Faithful. Christmas Medley (2018)
January medley 2019 Alfredo Campoli, Webster Booth, Rawicz and Landauer

January Medley – 2019: Webster Booth, Alfredo Campoli, and Rawicz and Landauer perform the January medley. Eric Coates selection, Everywhere I go (WB), Poeme (Fibich), Sylvia (WB), Fledermaus (R&L), I Bless the Day (WB) January Medley – 2019

 
Webster Booth (1937)
Webster Booth Birthday medley 2019: La Serenata (Salon Music)

Sylvia WB, Homing WB, On Wings of Song (instrumental), The Nightingale WB, On wings of Song WB, Moonbeams Dance (Carroll Gibbons)

February medley 2019

Serenade (Frasquita) WB, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Japie Human), Just for Today (WB), Fascination (JH), Show Me the Way (WB), Dreaming (Salon Orchestra)

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Webster and Japie Human.

My Star (Bassett Silver) BBC Home Service broadcast. My Star (Bassett Silver) sung by Webster Booth on Music Hall (BBC Home Service broadcast) 26 April 1949. https://clyp.it/a5esqa5h

March Medley – Alfredo Campoli, Anne, Webster, Fred Hartley Poupée Valse Alfredo Campoli, Slumber Song (Schumann) AZ, Arioso (Bach) Campoli, I love thee (Grieg) WB, My Star (Bassett Silver) WB, Mystic Beauty (Fred Hartley): https://clyp.it/ezoipuro

Medley featuring Alfredo Campoli, Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler. Softly awakes my heart (AC), Bless this house (WB), The Poplar Tree (AZ), Gypsy Moon (AC), You are my heart’s delight (WB), Tell Me Tonight (AC). https://clyp.it/3xfdjwvd

Songs I Like, by Webster Booth. 14 September 1938. Broadcast. Not all the songs from the broadcast have been located. https://clyp.it/zhlyqgut

Morgen (Strauss)/Come into the Garden, Maud (Balfe) Recorded in January 1945 HMV C3418. Webster Booth, accompanied by Ernest Lush and Alfredo Campoli. Both records restored by Mike Taylor. https://clyp.it/2sfecfdh

Song of the Vagabonds (WB), Smilin’ Through (WB), Laat Ons nie van Liefde Weer Praat nie (WB/AZ), Showboat medley (Billy Mayerl), Just a Little Love, a Little Kiss (WB), Shine Through My Dreams, Love is My Reason (WB) https://clyp.it/giydvsrz

April 2019 medley: Scipio march (Mortimer), Let Me Dream in Your Arms Again (WB), Love is My Song (WB), Demande et Reponse (Albert Sandler), Stay with Me Forever (WB) (If You are There) Scottish medley (Debroy Somers) https://clyp.it/4utgof3k

May 2019 Loch Lomond medley (Debroy Somers) Love is the key to all glory (AZ/WB) Greensleeves (WB), Gay Vienna (Robert Naylor) Sweethearts/One Day When We Were Young (WB) Dear Miss Phoebe selection ( Parr-Davies) I am grateful to Mike Taylor for several of these fine restorations. https://clyp.it/yv0yjszk

Robert Naylor, Anne and Webster, Debroy Somers.

https://clyp.it/3tt4axbh May 2019 Waltz Time medley (Hans May) Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth (1945/1947) Albert Sandler on Violin.

Anne and Webster in the film “Waltz Time”
Mid-May Medley: Musette (Hartley), Come Back My Love (WB), Lehar medley (WB/AZ), Pomone Waltz (Albert Sandler), Show Me the Way (WB), Fledermaus fantasy (Rawicz and Landauer)
Medley 29 May 2019 Horse Guards Whitehall, Giannina Mia WB, No, My Heart will Never Sing Again, Autumn Dream (Sydney Torch), May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You (WB), White Horse Inn medley (Peggy Cochrane)
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Remembering Webster Booth on the 35th anniversary of his death on 21 June, and Anne Ziegler on the 109th anniversary of her birth on 22 June. https://clyp.it/osk1chdz Click on the link to listen to the anniversary medley.
Webster Booth (1936) Hornpipe medley: Hornpipe (Eric Coates), Say That You are Mine, Glow Worm Idyll (Paul Linke), Sylvia, The Whistler and His Dog (Harry Mortimer), Trees, Rendezvous (Brooklyn Ensemble) Danny Boy, Nights of Gladness (Harry Mortimer) https://clyp.it/giu4fb5d
27 June 2019 medley – Down the mall (Charles Shadwell), May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You, There is no Death, A Love Song, (Charles Williams), Just for Today, Dusk (Armstrong Gibbs), Homing, Music Everywhere (Coates), Webster Booth and bands. https://clyp.it/r3zlxbkz
1 July 2019 Hornpipe medley: Hornpipe (Eric Coates), Say That You are Mine, Glow Worm Idyll (Paul Linke), Sylvia, The Whistler and His Dog (Harry Mortimer), Trees, Rendezvous (Brooklyn Ensemble) Danny Boy, Nights of Gladness (Harry Mortimer) https://clyp.it/giu4fb5d
Irish medley 8 July 2019: Irish medley (Debroy Somers), The Snowy-breasted Pearl, Lullaby (Cyril Scott), Macushla, Trees (Julian Lloyd Webber). Irish medley with Webster Booth, Over to You (Eric Coates) https://clyp.it/jrdkmikj

HAROLD FIELDING CONCERTS

HAROLD FIELDING CONCERTS

Impresario, Harold Fielding.

In the summer of 1941, when many London theatres were closed, Jack Hylton, the popular dance band leader put on a week’s series of orchestral concerts at the London Coliseum, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent. Despite constant bombing raids, 20,000 people attended these concerts. Top ranking musicians of the day were soloists with the orchestra, including pianists Eileen Joyce, Moura Lympany, Clifford Curzon, violinist Albert Sammons, violist Lionel Tertis, and singers Isobel Baillie, Eva Turner and Webster Booth himself. Interestingly he sang The Prize Song from The Mastersingers and Lohengrin’s Narration in a Wagner programme. During the First World War German music had been shunned in Britain, but apparently, this was not the case in the Second World War. Jack Hylton’s concert manager was the young former child-prodigy violinist, Harold Fielding. Harold Fielding’s career as a concert violinist was cut short in his early twenties because he began suffering memory lapses and stage fright. It was at this Wagner concert where Webster met Harold Fielding for the first time.

Pianist Sir Clifford Curzon (My favourite pianist)

Isobel Baillie (soprano)

Albert Sammons (violin)

Maryon Rawicz and Walter Landauer (duo pianists)
Mark Hambourg (pianist)
 














After this series of concerts ended Harold (aged 25) formed the National Philharmonic Orchestra, with Julian Clifford as the conductor. The orchestra toured the country for several years. Although this venture did not make any money  Harold was persistent in his endeavours to present good music to the British public. Because of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth’s great popularity at that time, he signed them up as guest artistes with the orchestra, along with pianist Mark Hambourg for a four-week tour of Britain in November and December of 1943. They performed in large concert halls and theatres, such as the Belle Vue, Manchester, The Usher Hall in Edinburgh, and the Alhambra, Glasgow. With Mark Hambourg,  Anne and Webster as guest artistes, the houses were always full. With this change in format Harold Fielding’s fortunes took a turn for the better. He decided to abandon orchestral concert tours in favour of vocal and instrumental ones. Anne and Webster, the duo pianists, Rawicz and Landauer who had been interned as enemy aliens on the Isle of Man earlier in the war, and violinist Albert Sandler, son of a poor Russian immigrant,  often took part in these concert tours. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Albert Sandler (violin)
 
The following year, on 20 May 1944 Harold Fielding presented a concert at the Royal Albert Hall:
 
 
Anne and Webster were booked for another tour by Harold Fielding at the beginning of 1946, but Webster was taken ill during a concert in the Town Hall, Sheffield. Despite losing his voice he journeyed on to Edinburgh where the next concert was to take place, but still had no voice and felt worse than ever. A doctor diagnosed bad ‘flu and ordered him to bed immediately. Rather than stay in bed in an Edinburgh hotel by himself he decided to return to London, while Anne continued with the tour on her own. In their joint autobiography, Duet, Anne mentioned that nobody in Dundee or Glasgow asked for their money back because of Webster’s absence, but a minority of people in Newcastle demanded a refund.
 Anne and Webster embarked on another concert tour for Harold Fielding from August to November of 1946, and this time Dublin was included in the concert itinerary. On Sunday, 13th October they sang in a celebrity concert at the Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue in aid of the General Jewish Hospital, Shaarezedek, The Ever-Open Door, Jerusalem, under the patronage of the Lady Louis Mountbatten. This concert had a large number of acts, ranging from Cheerful Charlie Chester, Issy Bonn and Anne Shelton to pianist Harriet Cohen and Anne and Webster. Tickets ranged in price from £3.3s to 5s. 

From 10 – 22 June 1946, Harold Fielding presented a series of six festival concerts at the Pavilion, Bournemouth and the Davis Theatre, Croydon. These concerts included conductors Dr Malcolm Sargent, Andre Kostelanetz with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Soloists were Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler, Moura Lympany, Richard Tauber and the Russian pianist Poulshnoff.
Richard Tauber (Tenor)
 
 
This tour culminated in another concert at the Royal Albert Hall on 1 December.


 After a short break over Christmas the tour continued in 1947. This was the contract which Webster signed for dates in February 1947. Julius Darewski was their agent at the time:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 






In this contract, Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler agreed to appear for Harold Fielding’s management at :
 
Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Wednesday,  February 4 at 7.30pm
Caird Hall, Dundee, Thursday, February 5 at 7.30pm
Kelvingrove Hall, Glasgow, Friday, February 6 evening
City Hall, Newcastle, Saturday, February 7 evening
City Hall, Sheffield, Wednesday February 18 evening
Town Hall, Huddersfield, Wednesday February 25 evening
 
The Management agrees to pay and the Artists agree to accept a fee for the above engagements of £90.0.0 per concert plus expenses of £120.0.0 for the three Scotch dates and £20.0.0 per concert for the other three dates.
 
The Artists agree to perform the group of not less than thirty minutes at each concert. Programme items to be mutually agreed with the Management.
 
It is understood and agreed that the Artists will not appear in these locations before the dates of the concerts herein contracted or in any adjoining town(s) within a radius of ten miles, or allow their names to be advertised for any subsequent appearance(s) in the towns concerned until they have performed the above concerts.
 
The Artists undertake to provide the services of their accompanist, Charles Forwood, without extra charge.
 
The Management undertakes to forward a copy of the running order in connection with these concerts for the approval of the Artists. If the Artists wish to request any alteration thereto, they undertake to do so within twenty-four hours after receipt of the said running order.
 
It is understood and agreed that the Management will provide three first-class tickets from London, or nearest point, to Dundee and return covering the three Scotch dates and Newcastle, together with three first-class tickets from London, or nearest point, to Sheffield and return, and three first-class tickets from London, or nearest point, to Huddersfield and return.
 
The fees for these engagements will be paid on the Friday following each concert.
 
Webster Booth (signed)
 
Apart from radio and variety work, it seemed as though the majority of engagements undertaken by Anne and Webster were for Harold Fielding at that time. They were due to go on an extended tour to New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, but they managed to fit in a final Fielding concert at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh with the South African pianist Lionel Bowman and Australian bass baritone, Peter Dawson, who had returned to Britain from Australia after the war. 
They returned from their successful tour on their tenth wedding anniversary, 5 November 1948, and in December they were once again singing for Harold Fielding in Sandown on the Isle of Wight.
 
In 1950 Anne and Webster appeared at various places in a series of Sunday concerts for Harold Fielding. Towards the end of the year Reginald Tate Bickerstaffe, who had been Harold Fielding’s manager and was fondly known as Bicky, died. The funeral was held at Golders Green. Many artistes who had sung in many of Harold Fielding’s concerts attended the funeral, including Rawicz and Landauer, Anne and Webster, Julius Darewski (Anne and Webster’s agent), BC Hilliam (Flotsam, the surviving partner of the duo, Flotsam and Jetsam), Percy Kahn, a composer who had been accompanist to Richard Tauber who had sadly died of lung cancer early in 1948, soprano Gwen Catley and pianist, Lionel Bowman.
 
 
 
1951 was Festival of Britain year during which time Harold Fielding presented a series of celebrity concerts, called Music for the Millions. These concerts were held all over the country and were broadcast from July to September. On the bill for the first concert from Eastbourne were the Kordites, Max Wall and Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. By the fifties Harold was extending the artistes he used from musical performers to comedians and variety turns and many of his concerts were broadcast and in 1952 he presented Harold Fielding’s Festival of 

British Radio, starring Anne and Webster and others. Harold Fielding speaks about association

While Anne and Webster still appeared occasionally for Harold Fielding in the fifties, they were no longer constantly working for him. Harold Fielding, in turn, employed many more artists in the fifties than he had done in the forties. Richard Tauber and Albert Sandler had died. Webster was singing in a number of more serious concerts, often with Sir Malcolm Sargent as the conductor, and he and Anne went on an extended tour of Vivian Ellis’s musical play And So to Bed with Leslie Henson. They became joint presidents of the Concert Artistes Association in 1953 and remained in this position for several years. Anne returned to playing principal boys in Cinderella at Streatham Hill in 1953 and as Dick Whittington at the King’s Hammersmith in 1954.


Bibliography
Booth, W, Ziegler, A, Duet, Stanley Paul, London, 1951
Collen, J, A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the Lives of Webster Booth & Anne ZieglerDUETTIST’S STORE FRONT ON LULU, 2008



Jean Collen

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Updated May 2017
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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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