Makers of the Queen's Music

First transmitted in 1969, this programme shows the life and career of military musicians. It follows young bandsmen recruiting as junior musicians at the Guards Depot, Pirbright, to becoming regimental musicians at Kneller Hall Military School of Music.

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49 minutes

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Sun 26 Jan 1969 22:35

BBC Four Army Collection

BBC Four Army Collection
This programme is part of Army: A Very British Institution, a collection of classic BBC programmes about the British Armed Forces available online to watch in full.

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This is the only film from the BBC that concentrated specifically on the part played by the military bands of the Army. It reveals how they were recruited and the skills needed to combine musicianship with military discipline.

About BBC Four Collection programmes

Programmes are selected, in part, for their historical context and reflect the broadcast standards and attitudes of their time, which may not accord to some current BBC editorial guidelines. We aim to select programmes which can be shown in their entirety but in some cases edits are required.

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