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Ralph Reader

Ralph Reader

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 08 May 1961

Theatre director, Writer, Boy Scout leader

Roy Plomley's castaway is writer and director Ralph Reader.

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Ethel Merman

1.

Ethel Merman

There's No Business Like Show Business

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Eileen Donaghy

2.

Eileen Donaghy

Sittin' on the Bridge Below the Town

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The Gang Show

4.

Castaway's favourite

The Gang Show

These are the Times

HM RAF Band

5.

HM RAF Band

Royal Air Force March

Shirley Jones

6.

Shirley Jones

You'll Never Walk Alone

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George Frideric Handel

8.

George Frideric Handel

Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah)

Choir: Huddersfield Choral Society Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Malcolm Sargent

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Book

Goodbye Mr Chips by James Hilton

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Luxury item

Typewriter and paper

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This programme is not currently available to listen. Why?

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 12 Feb 1944

Theatre, Director

Roy Plomley's castaway is writer and director Ralph Reader.

Choices

Orchestre Raymonde

3.

Orchestre Raymonde

The Haunted Ballroom

Tchaikovsky

4.

Tchaikovsky

Swan Lake - Waltz

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Antal Dorati

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