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This compilation includes many tunes familiar from their use in British radio and television programmes. Few of them have been re-recorded since the days of 78s, and so these are often the first stereo and digital performances. Among the many gems to be found here are Eric Coates’ signature tune for ATV, Ashworth Hope’s Barnacle Bill, familiar as the theme tune for the longrunning BBC children’s programme Blue Peter, and Fritz Spiegl’s wake-up music for BBC Radio 4, which was recently dropped after 30 years despite a nationwide campaign to save it.

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

  Sea Songs (Billy Bunter)
1.   Sea Songs (Billy Bunter) 00:03:51

Mayerl, Billy Joseph

2.   Marigold 00:03:58

Vinter, Gilbert

  Waltzing with Sullivan
3.   Waltzing with Sullivan 00:05:08

Coates, Eric

  Sound and Vision (ATV March)
4.   Sound and Vision (ATV March) 00:03:32

Spiegl, Fritz / Arlan, Manfred

  Radio 4 UK Theme
5.   Radio 4 UK Theme 00:05:29

Richardson, Clive
Bell, John, arranger(s)

  Holiday Spirit (Children's Television Newsreel, Friday Night Is Music Night)
6.   Holiday Spirit (Children's Television Newsreel, Friday Night Is Music Night) 00:03:04

Safroni, Arnold
Bowden, Don, arranger(s)

  Imperial Echoes (BBC Radio Newsreel, CBC Night News Bulletin)
7.   Imperial Echoes (BBC Radio Newsreel, CBC Night News Bulletin) 00:03:01

Slaney, Ivor

  Top Dog (The Men from the Ministry)
8.   Top Dog (The Men from the Ministry) 00:01:56

Joyce, Archibald
Kottaun, Celian, arranger(s)

  A Thousand Kisses (The Gold Rush)
9.   A Thousand Kisses (The Gold Rush) 00:04:03

Phillips, Woolf
Thomson, Bert, arranger(s)

  Parisian Mode (What's My Line)
10.   Parisian Mode (What's My Line) 00:02:29

Watters, Cyril

  Willow Waltz (The World of Tim Fraser)
11.   Willow Waltz (The World of Tim Fraser) 00:03:27

Malcolm, John
Slaney, Ivor, arranger(s)

  Non-Stop (ITV News Bulletin)
12.   Non - Stop (ITV News Bulletin) 00:03:05

Melachrino, George
Zalva, George L., arranger(s)

  Winter Sunshine
13.   Winter Sunshine 00:03:25

Hill-Bowen, William

  Paris Promenade
14.   Paris Promenade 00:02:36
  Paris Metro
15.   Paris Metro 00:02:36

Bath, Hubert
Papworth, Keith, arranger(s)

  Out of the Blue, "Marine 4-Step or Eva 3-Step" (BBC Sports Report)
16.   Out of the Blue, "Marine 4 - Step or Eva 3 - Step" (BBC Sports Report) 00:04:03

Hope, Ashworth
Zalva, George L., arranger(s)

  Barnacle Bill (Blue Peter)
17.   Barnacle Bill (Blue Peter) 00:02:39

Langford, Alan

  A Little French Suite: Galop
18.   A Little French Suite: Galop 00:02:54

Phillips, Montague

  Dance Revels
19.   I. Mazurka 00:02:33
20.   II. Minuet 00:02:53
21.   III. Valse 00:04:54

Dankworth, John
Sutherland, Gavin, arranger(s)

  Widespread World (Rediffusion London Call Sign)
22.   Widespread World (Rediffusion London Call Sign) 00:04:13

Total Playing Time: 01:15:49

Arlan, Manfred; Bath, Hubert; Coates, Eric; Dankworth, John; Hill-Bowen, William; Hope, Ashworth; Joyce, Archibald; Langford, Alan; Malcolm, John; Mayerl, Billy Joseph; Melachrino, George; Phillips, Montague; Phillips, Woolf; Richardson, Clive; Safroni, Arnold; Slaney, Ivor; Spiegl, Fritz; Vaughan Williams, Ralph; Vinter, Gilbert; Watters, Cyril

Bell, John; Bowden, Don; Kottaun, Celian; Papworth, Keith; Slaney, Ivor; Sutherland, Gavin; Thomson, Bert; Zalva, George L.

Murphy, Paul; Sutherland, Gavin

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Vinter, Andrew

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.570332

Barcode: 747313033270

Physical Release: 03/2007

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