ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH

ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH
ALL MATERIAL ON THIS SITE IS MY COPYRIGHT. DO NOT COPY IT FOR ANY PURPOSE WHATSOEVER WITHOUT OBTAINING MY PERMISSION! Webster Booth (tenor - 1902-1984) and Anne Ziegler (soprano - 1910-2003) were best known in Britain as duettists on the Variety circuit from 1940 to 1955. During that time they rose rapidly to fame and were frequently heard and seen on radio, records, television, film and stage. Besides this Variety Act, Webster Booth was one of the foremost tenors of his generation and continued to sing in numerous oratorios throughout his career on the Variety circuit. Join The Golden Age of Webster Booth-Anne Ziegler and Friends on Facebook.

Monday, November 10, 2014

BROADCASTS (1950 - 1952)

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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

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.
 Anna Neagle, Trevor Howard, Marius Goring and Peter Ustinov in a scene from the new Herbert Wilcox production Odette. The epic story of a British agent, the only living woman to be awarded the George Cross.
Produced by Tom Ronald

HUGH THE DROVER - Third Programme, 13 March 1950 20.40 or Love in the Stocks, A romantic ballad opera in two acts.
Words by Harold Child, Music by Vaughan Williams.
BBC Opera Chorus
BBC Opera Orchestra Led by John Sharpe.
Conductor. Stanford Robinson
Presented by Mark Lubbock.  Narrator, Patrick Troughton.
Repetiteur, Leo Wurmser.
The constable: Owen Brannigan
Mary, the constable's daughter: Joyce Gartside
Aunt Jane. the constable's sister: Mary Jarred
John, the butcher: Frederick Sharp
The turnkey: Powell Lloyd
A showman: Fabian Smith
A sergeant: Denis Dowling
Hugh, the drover: Webster Booth
A cheap-jack: George Steam Scott
A shell-fish seller: Fisher Morgan
A primrose seller: Ethel Gedge
A ballad seller: David Holman

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. 



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.

MUSIC IN MINIATURE - Light Programme, 28 July 1950 21.30 A musical entertainment given by Webster Booth (tenor), Leon Goossens (oboe), Julius Isserlis (piano), Alan Loveday (violin), Reginald Morley (violin), Max Gilbert (viola),Harvey Phillips (cello).
 Ernest Lush (accompanist).
Arranged by Basil Douglas.

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

MUSIC IN MINIATURE - BBC Home Service Basic, 29 August 1950 15.45 A musical entertainment - Webster Booth (tenor), Leon Goossens (oboe), Julius Isserlis (piano),  Alan Loveday (violin), Reginald Morley (violin), Max Gilbert (viola), Harvey Phillips (cello).
Ernest Lush (accompanist)
Programme arranged by Basil Douglas

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

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.

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

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.

24 May 1952 Light Programme. Malcolm Sargent conducts the BBC Opera Orchestra with Webster Booth in a concert of Empire music for Empire Day.

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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.
Ronnie Waldman 's Puzzle Corner including the Deliberate Mistake
Tony Hancock in Fools Rush In - A new series of sketches written by Godfrey Harrison
Programme introduced by McDonald Hobley
The Kaleidoscope Girls
Dance Director: Joan Davis
Orchestra directed by Eric Robinson

RING UP THE CURTAIN! - BBC Home Service Basic, 1 July 1951 16.00 Joyce Gartside (soprano), Webster Booth (tenor), Denis Dowling (baritone)
BBC Opera Chorus - Trained by Alan G. Melville
BBC Opera Orchestra - Leader, John Sharpe
Conductor, Stanford Robinson.
British Opera - The programme includes items from: The Siege of Rochelle, The Bohemian Girl, Maritana, The Lily of Killarney, Esmeralda, Ivanhoe, Shamus O'Brien,Koanga, The Immortal Hour, Fete Galante, Hugh the Drover, Sir John in Love.
Programme devised by Harold Neden

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.

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.

THESE RADIO TIMES - Light Programme, 27 October 1951 21.15 A happy history of Everyman's entertainment. With Henry Hall, Naunton Wayne, Edwin Styles, Howard Marshall, Webster Booth, Claude Dampier, Kenneth Leslie-Smith, Harry S. Pepper
 and the recorded voices of Davy Burnaby, Stewart MacPherson, John. Snagge, Richard Tauber, Gracie Fields. Nellie Wallace.
Everyman, with the wireless set: Anthony Armstrong.
Written by Gale Pednick.
Producer: Thuretan. Holland

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.

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.

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         Paul Fenoulhet


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 Booth.
Any 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

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.
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SONG OF TWO CITIES - Light Programme, 18 November 1952 21.00 Paris and Vienna - Part 8 This story of a musical rivalry that spanned a century ends with music from two masterpieces Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II, the idol of Vienna, and The Tales of Hoffmann with which Offenbach triumphed in Paris even after his death.
Gwen Catley, Ruth Packer, Anna Pollak, Webster Booth, Trefor Jones, Roderick Jones
BBC Chorus - Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate
BBC Concert Orchestra - Leader, John Sharpe
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
with Keith Pyott as the Voice of Paris and Rudolph Offenbach as the Voice of Vienna.
Devised by Kenneth Pakeman and written by Maurice Gorham.
Produced by Malcolm Baker-Smith and Kenneth Pakeman.
(Anna Pollak broadcasts by permission of the Governors of Sadler's Wells)

Ena Mitchell (soprano), Webster Booth (tenor), Norman Walker (bass)
BBC Chorus - Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate
BBC Symphony Orchestra - Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Parts 1 and 2

MUSIC OF COLERIDGE-TAYLOR - BBC Home Service Basic, 7 December 1952 16.00 
Webster Booth (tenor)
BBC Concert Orchestra - (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Suite: Othello
Song: Eleanore
Three Dream Dances
Song: Onaway!, awake, beloved (Hiawatha)

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.

The story of GILBERT AND SULLIVAN - Light Programme, 25 December 1952 16.30 An adaptation from the sound-track of the forthcoming Frank Launder-Sidney Gilliat production based on some episodes in the lives of Arthur Sullivan and W. S. Gilbert .Written for the screen by Sidney Gilliat and Leslie Baily (by permission of Bridget D'Oyly Carte )
Webster Booth, Martyn Green, Elsie Morison, Margery Thomas, John Cameron, Gordon Clinton, Owen Brannigan, Harold Williams, Tom Round, Muriel Brunskill, Jennifer Vyvyan, Joan Gillingham
London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Programme produced by Thurstan Holland
W S Gilbert: Robert Morley
Mrs Gilbert:: Isabel Dean
Arthur Sullivan: Maurice Evans
Richard D'Oyly Carte: Peter Finch
Helen D'Oyly Carte: Eileen Herlie
Mr Marston: Wilfred: Hyde White
Grace Marston: Dinah Sheridan


Compiled by Jean Collen 2014.