ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH

ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH
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Saturday, November 08, 2014

BROADCASTS (1946 - 1949)

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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.

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 Shar man.

Paddie O'Neil introduces this week's entertainment for the Royal Navy with her guest from Off the Liberty Boat; Stripey and Bunts; Music 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.

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

A musical entertainment, given by Webster Booth (tenor), Margaret Good (piano), Marie Wilson (violin), Jean Stewart (viola), William Pleeth (cello), Geoffrey Gilbert (flute), George Elliott (guitar).
Music by J. C. Bach, Schumann, Rossini, Chopin, Richard Strauss, and Schubert
8 June 1946

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.
*I have this recording. I have added Anne and Webster's part of it to SoundCloud. Here is the link: VICTORY DAY MUSIC HALL 


with Billy Kay, the Vickers Twins, Joe Murgatroyd and Poppett, Michael Howard, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Sandy Powell.
BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Frank Cantell.
Announcer. Lionel Marson.
Producer, John Sharman.

A musical feature with the BBC Theatre Orchestra and the BBC Theatre Chorus. This week - The Song of the Rivers with Ida Shepley (contralto) and Webster Booth (tenor).
Narrator, Preston Lockwood.
Conductor, Walter Goehr.
Produced by Harold Neden

A musical entertainment given by Phyllis Sellick (piano). Webster Booth (tenor). Pauline Juler (clarinet), Max Salpeter and Colin Sauer (violins), Watson Forbes (viola), John Moore (cello), and J. Edward Merrett (double bass).
Programme arranged by Basil Douglas.

BBC Theatre Orchestra (Leader, Alfred Barker )
Conductor, Walter Goehr
BBC Theatre Chorus
Irene Eisinger (soprano)
Webster Booth (tenor)

A musical feature with the BBC Theatre Orchestra and Theatre Chorus, conducted by Harold Lowe.
This week A Hundred Years Ago with Doris Gambell, Webster Booth, Winifred Davey. Jane Grahame, Doris Nichols. and Roy Plomley.
Written by Aubrey Danvers-Walker.
Produced by Harold Neden.

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.

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

BBC Theatre Orchestra Conductor, Walter Goehr
BBC Theatre Chorus (Trained by John Clements )
Webster Booth (tenor)
Joan and Valerie Trimble - (two pianos)
Produced by Eric Fawcett

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
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.

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

MUSIC IN MINIATURE - Light Programme, 7 August 1947 21.30 A musical entertainment given by Louis Kentner (piano), Webster Booth (tenor), Frederick Thurston and Stephen Waters (clarinets), Paul Draper (bassoon), David Martin (violin), Frederick Riddle (viola), and James Whitehead (cello).
Programme arranged by Basil Douglas

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

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 Heame, 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

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

STARLIGHT - BBC Home Service Basic, 27 October 1947 19.15 This week Christopher Stone invites Webster Booth 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

A black-faced minstrel show - Jimmy Rich, Fred Yule, John Duncan, and C. Denier Warren and Ike Hatch (Ivory and Ebony)
Guest Star, Webster Booth
Kentucky Banjo Team
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra and Male Voice Chorus, conducted by Leslie Woodgate
At the organ. Charles Smart
Book written and remembered by C. Denier Warren
Choral arrangements by Doris Arnold
Show devised and produced by Harry S. Pepper

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.

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


VARIETY 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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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

GALA CONCERT - Light Programme, 7 November 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

GALA CONCERT - Light Programme, 21 November 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


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

THE PLAIN MAN'S GUIDE TO MUSIC-10 - Light Programme, 9 December 1949 21.00 Sir Malcolm Sargent talks about the Oratorio and conducts illustrations from
Messiah (Handel), The Creation (Haydn), Elijah (Mendelssohn), Dream of Gerontius (Elgar)
Elsie Morison (soprano)
Mary Jarred (contralto)
Webster Booth (tenor)
Norman Walker (bass)
Royal Choral Society, BBC Opera Orchestra
Produced by Roger Fiske            Sir Malcolm Sargent.


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

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

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

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


Compiled by Jean Collen 2014