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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

BROADCASTS (1953 - 1956)


This period covers the last two and a half years of broadcasting in the UK before Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler went to South Africa on board the Pretoria Castle in July 1956.

Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth on board the Pretoria Castle setting sail for Cape Town. July 1956.
 
by Liza Lehmann
Elsie Morison (soprano), Audrey Brice (contralto), Webster Booth (tenor), Frederick Harvey (baritone)
BBC Chorus - Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate
BBC Concert Orchestra - Leader, John Sharpe
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter

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.

Webster Booth - (in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island.

29 April 1953 The Creation Royal Choral Society, Webster Booth (tenor) Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent. Malcolm Sargent’s birthday concert.(from Webster’s score).

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.

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.

NIGHTS OF GLADNESS - Light Programme, 22 December 1953 20.00 Tribute to composers whose melodies have enriched the world of operetta, musical comedy, and revue.
Written by Gale Pedrick.
Introduced by The Man with the Opera Cloak and illustrated by scenes and music Chapter 9 - The music of: Nat D. Ayer, Harry Parr Davies, Emmerich Kalman
Singers: Victoria Elliott, Webster Booth, Joan Young, Dudley Rolph, Billie Baker, Dick James
BBC Chorus - Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate.
BBC Concert Orchestra Conducted by Guy Daines.
Musical adviser, Harold Neden.
Produced by Douglas Moodie.

Personalities of the radio and entertainment world introduce music of their own choice. 19-James Dyrenforth with Lorely Dyer (soprano), Webster Booth (tenor).
BBC Concert Orchestra - Leader, John Sharpe.
Conducted by Rae Jenkins.
Produced by Harold Neden.

Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra.
Webster Booth (tenor)

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 Heaven. Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth sung 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.

HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERTS - BBC Home Service Basic, 1 September 1954 19.30 Webster Booth (tenor), Iris Loveridge (piano),
Royal Choral Society
BBC Symphony Orchestra  - Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
From the Royal Albert Hall, London

A visit to the seaside to meet Jimmy Edwards - Wake Up at the Back There, Anne 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.

The old songs we still love sung by Marion Lowe (soprano), Webster Booth (tenor), Raymond Newell (baritone)
with David McCallum and the Spa Orchestra
At the organ, Felton Rapley
At the piano, Clifton Helliwell
The programme includes: Thora, Where my caravan has rested, I hear you calling me, The Company Sergeant Major, A Summer Night
Produced by Harold Neden

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

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 Sailormen, Friend o' Mine, Down in the Forest, Love's Garden of Roses,Phil 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

BALLAD CONCERT - BBC Home Service Basic, 21 December 1954 18.35 The old songs we still love, sung by:Gwen Catley (soprano), Audrey Brice (contralto), Webster Booth (tenor), Owen Brannigan (bass-baritone)
David McCallum and the Spa Orchestra.
At the organ. Felton Rapley.
At the piano, Josephine Lee.
The programme includes Twickenham Ferry,  An Old Garden,The Star of Bethlehem, Until, Japanese Love Song, A Sergeant of the Line, April Morn, Nazareth.
Introduced by Lionel Marson.
Produced by Harold Neden. NAZARETH

BBC Concert Orchestra -Leader, John Sharpe
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
Webster Booth (tenor)
Programme presented by John Tylee.

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.

Sir Malcolm Sargent introduces and conducts a GILBERT AND SULLIVAN CONCERT - BBC Television, 30 May 1955 21.15
with Jacqueline Delman (soprano) Marjorie Thomas (contralto)
Webster Booth (tenor), John Cameron (bass) and Chorus
The St. Cecilia Orchestra (Leader, Lionel Bentley ) Presented by Philip Bate


Overture: Post Haste
Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra -Leader, George Deason
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
TV: The Maple Leaf Four, Radio: Shirley Norman, Variety: Dan Douglas and Bob Colston, Records:Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth.
Late Extra Produced by David Miller

HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERTS - Light Programme, 13 August 1955 19.30  Webster Booth (tenor), Peter Katin (piano)
BBC Choral Society - Chorus Master. Leslie Woodgate Royal Choral Society,
BBC Symphony Orchestra - Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 1

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

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

Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth accompanied by Arthur Tatler at the piano

GRAND HOTEL - Light Programme, 16 October 1955 21.00 Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra. Visiting artist: Webster Booth

Hugh Burden, Clive Morton and Richard Humdall
The story of a great partnership in six episodes by Leslie Baily  - 4— The First Quarrel
Other parts played by: Eric Phillips, Olwen Brookes, George Skillan, Ysanne Churchman; and Betty Fleetwood. Narrator, Hugh Burden
The songs from the operas sung by: Webster Booth, Gwen Catley, Victoria Elliott, Arnold Matters, George James, Janet Howe, Denis Bowen , Gilbert Wright.
Pianist. Alan Richardson,
BBC Chorus - Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate.
BBC Concert Orchestra - Leader, John Sharpe
Conductor, Charles Mackerras.
Production by Vernon Harris
(The BBC acknowledges the assistance of Miss Bridget D'Oyly Carte and of Sir Newman Flower , the biographer of Sir Arthur Sullivan)

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 

Compiled by Jean Collen 2014.