My Music

Last Edited: 02-Jan-2016 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.
NOTE: This edition has been compiled and written by Eric Langford and Charlie Rooke. The 2008 edition was edited by Sandy Finlayson. Earlier versions were compiled and edited by John Lucas. Special thanks for research and recordings are due to Keith Wickham, Martin Hood and Alexander Lucas.

Series 1 through 10
Series 11 through 20
Series 21 through 30
Series 31 through 40

My Music was created by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason, who also created My Word! for the BBC. The first show was recorded July 31st , 1966 and broadcast January 3rd, 1967. A Radio Times article for that week ended “Nearly eleven years ago we devised a programme which you may have heard called My Word!  It is still being listened to all over the world.  Perhaps in eleven years time you will still be listening to – and enjoying – My Music!”   In the event the last show was recorded on November 10th, 1993 and broadcast on January 24th, 1994 – twenty-seven years after that first Radio Times article.  Over 500 radio editions of My Music were broadcast in Britain - on the Home Service for the first series and then subsequently on Radio 4.  It was also broadcast on the BBC World Service and made available to stations around the world via the BBC Transcription Service.  For ten years (from 1977 to 1986) the programme was simultaneously recorded for television.  Over 130 editions were broadcast on the BBC2 television channel.

The panelists for the first eight seasons were Ian Wallace, Denis Norden, David Franklin and Frank Muir. David Franklin's last appearance before his death was broadcast on March 18th, 1973. He was replaced by John Amis, who made his first appearance January 1st, 1974. My Music’s “Chairman” was Steve Race who also compiled the questions beginning with the seventh series in 1972. (For the first six series this task was carried out by Edward J. Mason.) My Music had four radio producers during its long run: Tony Shryane, Bobby Jaye, Pete Atkin and Richard Edis (the television editions were produced by Douglas Hespe). The first signature tune was composed by Graham Dalley, who provided musical accompaniment in the first few series and sign-off music at the end of each show. The second My Music signature tune was first used by the BBC Transcription Service for series 11, although the Radio 4 broadcasts did not begin using it until series 12.

Broadcast dates in this catalog were taken from the Radio Times and, to a lesser extent, from BBC Archive listings.3 The repeat broadcast orders in Australia and the US have also been used as circumstantial evidence of the order of original broadcasts. This is a large assumption – we know there are vagaries in the BBC Transcription Service order as originally distributed, in the US distribution channel (WFMT Fine Arts Network), and in the broadcast stations in Australia and the US. While most of our recordings are those that were edited for foreign broadcast by the BBC Transcription Service, some original Radio 4 recordings are held and are listed in the document. There are two sources for recording dates given in this document: (1) Steve Race’s companion book, My Music (London: Robson Books, 1980), and (2) the BBC Archive listing.

While the collection and this document are both substantial, they are incomplete. The document almost certainly contains errors and there may be internal inconsistencies. That is not to suggest that the research has been in any way sloppy or careless, just to emphasize that slotting a given episode into the series/edition framework can be an imprecise science and may be based on extrapolation and inference.

Comments, suggestions and especially contributions of recordings are most welcome! For corrections or additions to program details, please contact Eric Langford []. For comments on the series/edition framework please contact Charlie Rooke [

Cast Members:
David Franklin
Frank Muir
Ian Wallace
Denis Norden
Lionel Hale
Michael Flanders
Steve Race
Edward J. Mason
Tony Shryane

Graham Dalley

Series 1-10
BBC Home
03 Jan 1967
31 Jul 1966
Recorded at Paris Studios, Lower Regent Street, London
  • Light Classical Music: de Falla/Ritual Fire Dance,
    Ravel/Bolero, Mendelssohn/Hebrides Overture,
    in B minor, op. 26 ("Fingal's Cave"), Colonel
    Bogey March
  • Musical Terms: Legato,  Prestissimo, Con Brio,
  • Operatic Titles: Vesti la giubba, La donna è mobile,
    Largo al factotem, Miserere (Il trovatore)
  • Musical Forms: Sonata, Oratorio, Concerto, Fugue
  • Completing Songs: The Ash Grove, Little Brown Jug,
    Tom Bowling, Early One Morning
  • Dancing Music: Moonlight Saunter, Boston Two Step,
    The Twist, La Yenka
  • General Knowledge: Haydn’s Surprise Symphony,
    The separation of Gilbert & Sullivan, “Beethoven’s
    unfinished symphony” (!), Nero the fiddler

Radio Times has a picture and a short article

Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
27:00, 19057, s
10 Jan 1967
Recorded before a live audience at the Kensington and
Chelsea Central Library, London
  • Famous Overtures: Rossini/William Tell, Tchaikovsky/
    1812, Smetana/The Bartered Bride, Suppé/Light
  • General Musical Knowledge: Moody and Sankey
    Hymns, Tuning a violin, Absolute pitch, Patron Saint
    of Music/St Cecilia
  • Popular Music: Los Paraguayos, Dave Brubeck, Ted
    Heath’s Band, Les Compagnons de la chanson
  • Musical Theory: Contrapuntal, Fifer, Sforzando,
    Paso Doble
  • Completing Songs: The Girl I Left Behind Me, Eton
    Boating Song, Barbara Allen, Oh Dear What Can
    the Matter Be?
  • Piano Music: Bach/Sheep May Safely Graze,
    Chopin/Minute Waltz, Chaplin/Limelight,
  • Composer’s Christian Names: Mozart, Rachmaninov,
    Gounod, Brahms
  • Names of Dances: Cha Cha, Tango, Palais Glide,
    Paso Doble
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
27:03, 19094, s
17 Jan 1967
Recorded before a live audience at the Kensington and
Chelsea Central Library, London
  • Popular Light Classical Music: Bath/Cornish
    Rhapsody, Addinsell/Warsaw Concerto, Liszt /
    Second Hungarian Rhapsody, Suppé/Poet and
    Peasant Overture
  • General Musical Knowledge: Initials FRCM, BBCM,
    National Anthems, Straus/Chocolate Soldier (from
    Arms and the Man), Humperdinck/Hänsel und Gretel
  • Operetta and Musical Comedy: Sullivan/The
    Mikado, Romberg/Student Prince, Schubert/Lilac
    Time, Stoltz/ Wild Violets
  • Orchestras or Groups: Edmundo Ros, Jimmy Shand,
    Mantovani, Marino Marini
  • Completing Songs: Bluebells of Scotland, Excelsior,
    Comin’ through the Rye, Strawberry Fair
  • LP Identifications: These Boots Were Made for
    Walking, Eleanor Rigby, Anyone Who Had a Heart,
    The Highway Code
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
27:00, 12721, M
24 Jan 1967
Recorded before a live audience at the Kensington and
Chelsea Central Library, London
  • Orchestral Masterpieces: Holst/The Planets,
    Rimsky-Korsakov/Flight of the Bumble Bee,
    Rimsky-Korsakov/Scheherazade, op. 35, Rossini/Il
    barbiere di Siviglia
  • General Musical Knowledge: Senta, Nonette,
    Svelto, Marrow-bones and Cleavers
  • Film Music: Younger Than Spring Time/
    South Pacific, 76 Trombones/Music Man, I Love
    Paris/Can-Can, June Is Busting Out All Over/
  • General Musical Knowledge: Cavalleria rusticana/
    Mascagni, The Recorder, The Beggar’s Opera,
  • Musical Groups: The Shadows,  Nelson Riddle,
    Johnny Dankworth, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana
  • Jazz Slang: The Canary, Tailgate Trombone, Lick,
    Licorice Sticks
  • Completing Songs: Lincolnshire Poacher; British
    Grenadiers; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; Old Folks
    at Home
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:56, 19007, s
31 Jan 1967 1-5
Recorded before a live audience at the Kensington and
Chelsea Central Library, London
  • Well Known Classics: Grieg/A Minor Piano Concerto,
    Beethoven/Moonlight Sonata, Mendelssohn/Violin
    Concerto, Mendelssohn/Wedding March
  • Mood Music: November Fog, Sewing Circle, January
    Sales, Closing Time
  • General Musical Topics: Home Sweet Home/Clari,
    or The Maid of Milan, The Chorus, Monteverdi/
    L’Orfeo, Bombardan
  • Opera Music: Madama Butterfly, La Bohème, Il
    trovatore, Faust
  • Identifying Familiar Music: Chopin Impromptu for
    Piano No. 4 in C♯ minor, B 87/op. 66 ("Fantaisie-
    Impromptu”), Borodin/ Prince Igor, Beethoven/
    Sonata for Piano No. 8, in C minor, op. 13
    ("Pathétique"), Ponchielli/Dance of the Hours
  • Completing Songs: Lass of Richmond Hill, My Old
    Dutch, Fiddler’s Dance, Widecombe Fair
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:57, 19015, s
07 Feb 1967
Recorded before a live audience at the Kensington and
Chelsea Central Library, London
  • Orchestral Music: Chabrier/España, Offenbach/
    Orpheus in the Underworld, Hérold/Zampa Overture,
    Rose/The Stripper
  • General Musical Questions: Pianoforte, Beethoven/
    Moonlight Sonata, Verdi/Aida, Romberg/Desert Song
  • Song Identification: Verdi/La traviata, Romberg/
    Desert Song, Puccini/La Bohème, Friml/Vagabond
  • General Musical Knowledge: Bizet/Carmen, Dumas/
    Lady of the Camellias, Albert, the Prince Consort,
    Giacomo Puccini
  • Completing Songs: Alouette, Lassie from
    Lancashire, Ye Banks and Braes, Marching through
  • General Musical Knowledge: The Æolian Harp,
    Schmaltz, Dulcimer, Sitar
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:54, 18960, s
14 Feb 1967
27 Jan 1967
Recorded before a live audience at the Kensington and
Chelsea Central Library, London
  • Identification: Bach/Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring;
    Beethoven/ Symphony No. 5; Goodness Gracious
    Me; Ketèlby/In a Monastery Garden
  • Music From Popular Shows: No, No, Nanette;
    White Horse Inn; Finian's Rainbow; The Most
    Happy Fella
  • General Musical Knowledge: Luthier, Mounted
    Cornet, Anitra’s Dance, Susannah
  • Dances: Charleston, Hokey Cokey, Conga, Rumba
  • Bird Songs: Blackbird, Skylark, Song Thrush, Coot
  • Identifications: Rossini/Overture to The Thieving
    Magpie, Mozart/Overture to The Marriage of
    Figaro, Dvořák/ New World Symphony, Schubert/
    Marche Militaire
  • Completing Songs: Dashing Away, Early Bird,
    Charlie Is M’Darling, Who’s Your Lady Friend

"Held in Archives"

Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:54, 18977, s
21 Feb 1967
05 Feb 1967
Recorded before a live audience at the Kensington and
Chelsea Central Library, London
  • Orchestral Music: Saint-Saëns/Le Cygne, Toselli/
    Serenata, Rubinstein/Melody in F, Schubert/
  • General Musical Knowledge: Bullfighter in Carmen,
    Carmen’s occupation, Madam Butterfly’s real
    name, Madam Butterfly’s suicide
  • Operatic Arias: Turandot, Rigoletto, Martha, Faust
  • General Musical Knowledge: Piano/Violin/Cello/Trio,
    Cremona, Verdi’s use of Shakespeare, Cavalleria
  • Identifications: La donna è mobile, Mad Dogs and
    Englishman, I Feel Pretty, Toreador Song
  • General Musical Knowledge: Gangs in West Side
    Story, Brandenburg Concertos, Sound of Music
    heroes and heroines, Britten Operas
  • Film Music: The Last Mountain, Moulin Rouge, The
    Dam Busters, Exodus
  • Completing Songs: We’ll Cling Together; Nymphs
    and Shepherds; My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean;
    Oh, You Beautiful Doll
Franklin, Hale, Wallace,
27:00, 19051, s
28 Feb 1967
05 Feb 1967
Recorded before a live audience at the Kensington and
Chelsea Central Library, London
  • Light Music: Baynes/Destiny Waltz, Tchaikovsky/
    Waltz of the Flowers, Mascagni/Cavalleria
    rusticana, Prokofiev/March from The Love for
    Three Oranges
  • Christian Names of Composers: Saint-Saëns,
    Stravinsky, Handel, Mendelssohn
  • Stage and Screen Musicals: Show Boat, Seven
    Brides for Seven Brothers, The Sound of Music,
    West Side Story
  • Musical Policemen: The Gendarmes’ Duet,
    Policeman’s Holiday, A Policeman’s Lot Is Not a
    Happy One, If You Want to Know the Time
    Ask a Policeman
  • General Musical Knowledge: A Madrigal, Köchel,
    Triple Tonguing, Origin of the Saxophone
  • Titles of Popular Songs: Because, Dinah, Chicago,
  • Titles of Gilbert & Sullivan Operas, Iolanthe, The
    Pirates of Penzance, The Yeomen of the Guard,
    The Gondoliers
  • Completing Songs: There Is a Tavern in the Town,
    Little Annie Rooney, When I Grow Too Old to
    Dream, Here’s a Health unto His Majesty
Franklin, Hale, Wallace,
27:01, 19058, s
07 Mar 1967
Recorded before a live audience at the Kensington and
Chelsea Central Library, London
  • Gounod/March from Faust; Grieg/Peer Gynt Suite
    No. 1, op. 46, No. 1, Prelude "Morning";
    Tchaikovsky/Sleeping Beauty; L. Mozart (arr. R.
    Haydn)/Toy Symphony
  • Questions about Musical Instruments:
    Glockenspiel, Nun’s Fiddle, Bagpipes, Purfling
  • Identification of Musicians: Chaliapin, Millie,
    Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt,
    Vera Lynn
  • Mood Music: Space Call, Rotation Machines,
    The Little People, Sex Kitten
  • Miscellaneous Musical Knowledge: Wagner/The
    Ring, Keep the Home Fires Burning, Edward
    German/Tom Jones, Handel and Beethoven
    Pastoral Symphonies
  • Completing Songs: Silver Threads among the Gold,
    Grand and Glorious Feeling, Ramona, Goodbye
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:53, 18963, s
14 Mar 1967
Recorded before a live audience at the Kensington and
Chelsea Central Library, London
  • Strauss Music: Acceleration Waltz, Thunder and
    Lightning Polka, Emperor Waltz, Tritsch-Tratsch
  • Musical Associations: The Cat’s Fugue,  French
    Songs, Margory Kennedy-Fraser, Pictures at an
  • Imaginary Silent Cinema Music
  • Famous Musicals: Lehár/Land of Smiles, Loewe/
    Gigi, Ellis/Bless the Bride, Porter/Kiss Me Kate
  • Gilbert & Sullivan: The Gondoliers, Iolanthe, The
    Mikado, The Yeomen of the Guard
  • Completing Songs: If Those Lips Could Only
    Speak; Always; It’s Nice to Get Up in the
    Morning; Yes, We Have No Bananas
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
27:02, 19068, s
21 Mar 1967
Recorded before a live audience at the Kensington and
Chelsea Central Library, London
  • Instrumental Music: Strauss/Tales from the
    Vienna Woods, Offenbach/Tales of Hoffmann,
    Rimsky-Korsakov/Hindu Song, Dvořák/Humoresques
  • Christian Names of Composers: Gluck, Rimsky-
    Korsakov, von Weber, Shostakovich
  • Famous Musicals: Salad Days, Pajama Game, Oliver,
    Naughty Marietta
  • Mood Music: The Circus Comes to Town, Running
    Jump, Overland to Oregon: Wagon Train, Cantering
  • Singers: Gertrude Lawrence, Burl Ives, Shirley
    Bassey, Tommy Steele
  • Operatic and Musical Characters: Peter Grimes,
    Song of Norway, The Magic Flute, Show Boat
  • Completing Songs: On Ilkla Moor Baht 'At, Carolina
    Moon, Farmer’s Boy, Vive la Compagnie
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:57, 19012, s
28 Mar 1967
Recorded before a live audience at the Kensington and
Chelsea Central Library, London
  • Popular Classics: Tchaikovsky/Polonaise from
    Eugene Onegin, Brahms/Hungarian Dance, Elgar/
    Enigma Variations, Waldteufel/Skaters Waltz
  • General Musical Knowledge: Origin of Dido and
    Aeneas, La Bohème, Paganini, Tartini
  • Bird Songs: Robin, Nightjar, Nightingale, Lark
  • Famous Singers: Maria Callas, Conchita Supervia,
    Kathleen Ferrier, Marian Anderson
  • Music Representing Stories, Objects or Events:
    Haydn/Clock Symphony, Handel/Water Music,
    Rodgers/Slaughter on 10th Ave., Coates/
    Three Bears
  • Animals from Saint-Saëns/Carnival of the Animals:
    Lions, Cuckoo, Elephant, Donkey
  • Completing Songs: In the Shade of the Old Apple
    Tree, You Made Me Love You, Bobby Shaftoe's
    Gone to Sea, Comrades
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:59, 12713, M
BBC Radio 4
04 Oct 1967
  • Instrumental Music: Elgar/Pomp and Circumstance
    March No. 1, Weber/Invitation to the Dance,
    Mozart/Horn Concerto No. 4, Tchaikovsky/Waltz
    from Sleeping Beauty
  • Final Scenes from Operas: Peter Grimes, Falstaff,
    Boris Godunov, Götterdämmerung
  • Songs Most Loathed: Flower Song from Faust;
    Le fiacre; Come into the Garden, Maude; Drawing
    Room Ballads
  • Introductions to Songs: Schubert/Auf der Bruck,
    Schubert/Who Is Sylvia?, Schubert/Ave Maria,
    Trad./Maire My Girl
  • General Musical Knowledge: Mute Opera Character/
    Toby, Berceuse, Music Critic Who Became a Cricket
    Writer/Neville Cardus, Music Critic Who Became a
    Playwright/Bernard Shaw, Muffled Drums
  • Completing Songs: Soldiers of the Queen; After the
    Ball; Bonnie Mary of Argyle; Tell Me, Pretty Maiden
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:51, 12654, M
11 Oct 1967
  • Instrumental Music: Mendelssohn/Symphony No. 4,
    in A major, op. 90 ("Italian"); Kreisler/Schön
    Rosmarin; Delibes/Coppélia; Dukas/Sorcerer's
  • General Musical Knowledge: Chopin/Minute Waltz,
    Tenement Symphony, Tannhäuser, Floradora
  • Children’s Nursery Rhymes: Hickory Dickory Dock,
    Lucy Locket, Hot Cross Buns, Three Little Kittens
  • Well Known Music: Mendelssohn/Wedding March,
    Karas/Third Man Theme, Wagner/Wedding March,
    Debussy/Clair de lune
  • Music from Italy: Carnival in Venice; Santa Lucia;
    Come Back to Sorrento; Funiculi, Funicula
  • Film Themes: Dr Zhivago, The Alamo, On the Beach,
    The Magnificent Seven
  • Completing Songs: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing
    Bowl, When It’s Springtime in the Rockies, Sweet
    Genevieve, You Are My Honeysuckle
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:57, 12700, M
18.Oct 1967
  • Orchestral Music: Mozart/Eine kleine Nachtmusik;
    Ravel/Pavane pour une infante defunte; Chopin/
    Nocturne, No. 2, op. 9; Mussorgsky/Night on the
    Bare Mountain
  • Humperdinck/Hänsel und Gretel, Origin of Tarantella,
    Wagner’s Opera House, Origin of Tattoo
  • Songs from Musicals: Vagabond King, New Moon,
    Rose-Marie, Boys from Syracuse
  • Characters from Operas: La Bohème, Tannhäuser,
    Aida, Faust
  • Identifications: Gerald Moore/Kathleen Ferrier/Isobel
    Baillie, Sandy Shore, John McCormick, The Seekers,
    Caruso, Jerome Kern, Brahms, Rawicz and Landauer
  • Completing Songs: Two Lovely Black Eyes, Little Sir
    Echo, Come Back to Erin, Ship Ahoy!
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
27:07, 12777, M
25 Oct 1967
  • Nicolai/The Merry Wives of Windsor, Delibes/Sylvia
    Ballet, Sibelius/Finlandia, Suppé/Pique Dame
  • Song Lyrics: Lost Chord, Mademoiselle from
    Armentières, Asleep in the Deep, Sweet Adeline
  • Noël Coward and Ivor Novello Shows: Follow My
    Secret Heart/Conversation Piece, Glamorous Nights,
    Some Day My Heart Will Awake/King’s Rhapsody,
    Stately Homes of England/Operette
  • Opera Questions Hänsel und Gretel, Lohengrin,
    Manon Lescaut, Lucia di Lammermoor
  • Film Music: Broadway Melody, Dearly Beloved, High
    Society, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • General Musical Knowledge: Life of Rossini, Judy
    Garland/A Star Is Born, Francis Scott Key/Star-
    Spangled Banner, Granadina Dance
  • Completing Songs: John Peel, At Trinity Church I
    Met My Doom, Skye Boat Song, What’ll I Do?
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:55, 12680, M
01 Nov 1967
  • McDowell/To a Wild Rose, Bach/Toccata and Fugue
    in D minor, Meyerbeer/March from The Prophet,
    Beethoven/Minuet in G
  • Songs That Tell a Story: Frankie and Johnny,
    Widecombe Fair, The Trolley Song, Meet Me in
    St. Louis
  • Mood Music: Catherine Wheel, The Cat and the Hippo,
    The Equilibrist, Engagement Ring
  • General Musical Knowledge: Mirror Fugue; Guitar in
    Count Basie's Band; Rule, Britannia; Stopping a
    French Horn
  • Film Biographies: Rhapsody in Blue/Gershwin, Song
    Without End/Liszt, Words and Music/Rodgers and
    Hart, Song to Remember/Chopin
  • Completing Songs: Down at the Old Bull and Bush;
    Laugh, Clown, Laugh; Killarney; The Campbells Are
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:59, 12711, M
08 Nov 1967
  • Classical Themes: Rossini/La Boutique fantasque;
    Schubert/Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished”); Verdi/
    Prelude to La traviata; Tchaikovsky/Symphony
    No. 6, in B minor, op. 74 ("Pathétique")
  • Opera Composers: Ponchielli, Weber, Delibes,
  • Song Lyrics: On a Slow Boat to China, Maria, The
    Surrey with the Fringe on Top, I’m Forever Blowing
  • Distinctive Music: German Children’s Choir, Spike
    Jones and His City Slickers, Fred Astaire, Red Army
  • Musical General Knowledge: Prom Concerts, Frog
    Quartet, Dame Maggie Teyte, VS= Volti Subito
  • Tunes from Films: Days of Wine and Roses, Mondo
    Cane, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, The Man
    Who Knew Too Much
  • Completing Songs: I Do Like to Be beside the
    Seaside, Molly, Loch Lomond, Who’s Taking You
    Home Tonight?
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
27:01, 19063, s
15 Nov 1967
  • Orchestral Music: Wagner/Prelude to Die
    Meistersinger, Gilbert & Sullivan/Iolanthe, Chopin/
    Prelude, Humperdinck/Overture to Hänsel und
  • Words from Popular Songs: Laura, Nancy with the
    Laughing Face, Marta, Velia
  • Musical Instruments: Cor Anglais, Lute, Harpsichord
    and Recorder, Four Tubas
  • General Musical Knowledge: Concrete Music, Tempo
    Comodo, Barytone, Bagatelle
  • Titles of Songs: Avalon, Somebody Stole My Gal, As
    Time Goes By, My Melancholy Baby
  • Opera Identifications: Die Fledermaus, Girl of the
    Golden West, The Tales of Hoffman, Salome
  • Completing Songs: There’s No Place like Home, Two
    Little Girls in Blue, Annie Laurie, La Marseillaise
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:58, 19029, s
22 Nov 1967
28 Nov 1967
No information
No broadcast of My Music on 22 Nov 1967 (replaced by
‘Carmen’ from the Salzburg Festival), but it was broadcast
in the ‘repeat slot’ on 28 Nov 1967.
It would appear that this episode was not taken by TS.
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
29 Nov 1967
  • Songs by Famous Composers: Grieg/Solveig’s Song,
    Delibes/Chanson Espagnole from Les Filles de Cadix,
    Brahms/Cradle Song, Mendelssohn/On Wings
    of Song
  • Identifying Songs: I Can’t Give You Anything But
    Love, Breathless, For Me and My Gal, Deep in the
    Heart of Texas
  • Mood Music: Desert Memory, Eerie Visitor, Tall
    Ships, General Alarm
  • General Musical Knowledge: Stavinsky/Pétrouchka,
    Death of Granados by torpedo, Coleridge-Taylor/
    Song of Hiawatha, Carrie Jacobs-Bond
  • Musical Addresses: St. Louis, Winchester,
    Kalamazoo, Valencia
  • Completing Songs: Glorious Beer, Me and My
    Shadow, A Little Bit of Heaven, Thanks for the Memories
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:59, 12710, M
06 Dec 1967
  • Orchestral Music: Saint-Saëns/Bacchanale from
    Samson et Dalila, Wagner/March from Tannhäuser,
    Debussy/Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune,
    Berlioz/Hungarian March
  • Song Lyrics: I’m Dancing with Tears in My Eyes,
    Mountain Greenery, Try a Little Tenderness, Mack
    the Knife
  • Songs from Shows: Porgy and Bess, Brigadoon,
    Guys and Dolls, Camelot
  • General Musical Knowledge: Schubert/Trout Quintet,
    Verbunkos, Handel’s Largo, Castle Walk
  • Songs inspired by Girls: Mona Lisa, Patricia, Maria
    Elena, Diane
  • General Musical Knowledge: Bellini/Norma, Leonard
    Bernstein, Two Worlds Festival, Barbershop Music
  • Completing Songs: My Mother’s Birthday Today,
    Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner, I Love You So,
    On Top of Old Smokey
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:47, 18894, s
13 Dec 1967
  • Orchestral Music: Mussorgsky/Gopak from
    Sorochintsy Fair; Grieg/Anitra’s Dance; Massenet/
    Meditation from Thaïs; Chopin/Étude No. 3
    in E Major, op. 10, B74 ("Tristesse")
  • Song Identifications: Brown Bird Singing, Songs My
    Mother Taught Me, Linden Lea, Bird Songs at
  • Musical Place Names: San Francisco,
    Massachusetts, Nebraska, London
  • Opera Questions: Don Giovanni, Porgy and Bess,
    Glinka, Elektra, op. 58
  • Colours in Songs: Mood Indigo; Green, Green Grass
    of Home; Deep Purple; Black Bottom
  • Musical Terms: Kammersänger, Quail, Scherzo, Nail
  • Completing Songs: By the Light of the Silvery Moon;
    Because I’m in Love; Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life;
    Under the Bridges of Paris
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:59, 12714, M
20 Dec 1967
  • Orchestral Music: Beethoven/Egmont Overture,
    Charles Williams/Dream of Olwen, Prokofiev/Peter
    and the Wolf, Weinberger/Schwanda the Bagpiper
  • Who’s the Girl? Michelle, Nicola, Annabelle Lee, Rita
  • Answers in the Words of Songs: Singin’ in the Rain,
    Mammy, Lady of Spain, Little German Band
  • Songs from the Shows: Fiddler on the Roof, Kismet,
    This Year of Grace, Annie Get Your Gun
  • Completing Songs: Oh Mein Papa; You Were Meant
    For Me; Come into the Garden, Maude; Don’t Put
    Your Daughter on the Stage, Mrs Worthington
  • Opera Questions: Bartered Bride, La Vie Parisienne,
    Bizet and Sullivan, Otello
  • Music from Films: Pinocchio, Pal Joey, Exodus,
    Finders Keepers
  • Marches: March of the Siamese Children, Royal Air
    Force March Past, Marche Slave, Under the Double
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:57, 19018, s
27 Dec 1967 2-13
Christmas Edition
  • Sleigh Ride, Little Drummer Boy, Little Donkey, The
    Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Opera: Albert Coates, Billy Budd, Tales of Hoffmann,
  • Answers in the Words of a Song: Good King
    Wenceslas; Landlord, Fill the Flowing Bowl; When
    the Red, Red Robin; Rudolph, the Red Nosed
  • Signs of the Zodiac: Sagittarius, Aquarius, Taurus,
  • Completing Songs: Soldiers’ Chorus, Glad Rag Doll,
    Home on the Range, Don’t Bring Lulu
  • Drinks in Songs: Cider, Hot Toddy, Whisky (Stirrup
    Cup), Tokay
  • Jingle Bells on Harmonica and Washboard, and on
    Harmonica and Tambourine
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
27:01, 19060, s
03 Jan 1968
  • Orchestral Music: Beethoven/Coriolan Overture,
    Handel/Music for the Royal Fireworks, Sibelius/
    Karelia Suite, Wagner/Ride of the Valkyries
  • General Musical Knowledge: Flea in Berlioz/Faust,
    Countertenor, Clarke/Trumpet Voluntary,
  • Well-Loved Singers: Peter Dawson, Victoria de los
    Ángeles, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Beniamino Gigli
  • Opera Questions: Two versions of La Bohème, Bellini/
    Norma, Rossini/William Tell, Dukas/Ariadne and
  • Foreign Song titles: Auprès de ma blonde; Bésame
    Mucho; Quando, Quando, Quando; Bei Mir Bist Du
  • Completing Songs: Polly Wolly Doodle, Underneath
    the Arches, Tulips from Amsterdam, Bless You for
    Being an Angel
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:57, 19036, s
10 Jan 1968
  • Orchestral Music: Tchaikovsky/Capriccio Italien;
    Sibelius/Valse triste; Rimsky- Korsakov/Capriccio
    Espagnol, op. 34; Rossini/Overture to Semiramide
  • General Musical Knowledge: History of “Chopsticks”,
    “Hairpins” (cresc. followed by dim.), Debussy/
    Children’s Corner Suite, Bow pushing and pulling
  • British Songs: Miller of Dee, The Keelrow, The Oak
    and the Ash, Hearts of Oak
  • Oscar Winning Songs from the Films: Three Coins
    in the Fountain, The Joker is Wild, Calamity Jane,
    Neptune’s Daughter
  • Opera Questions: Un ballo in maschera, Snow
    Maiden, Le nozze di Figaro and Il barbiere di Siviglia
    (use same characters), Così fan tutte
  • Gilbert & Sullivan Operas: The Mikado, The Gondoliers,
    The Yeomen of the Guard, The Pirates of Penzance
  • Completing Songs: Roll Out the Barrel, Falling in
    Love with Love, Down Below, Just Put Out the Light
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:58, 12703, M
BBC Radio 4
29 Apr 1968
  • Orchestral Music: Wagner/Overture to Rienzi,
    Tchaikovsky/Romeo and Juliet, Beethoven/Emperor
    Concerto, Bach/Air on the G String
  • Creatures in Music: Horsey, Horsey; The Worm;
    Ugly Duckling; Frog
  • Musical Terms: Largo, English Fingering, Stroke Zither,
  • Music from the Opera: Rusalka, Casanova, Nabucco,
    Madama Butterfly
  • Music from the Films: Sound of Music, High Society,
    Can-Can, Lawrence of Arabia
  • Completing Songs: Oh, What a Beautiful Morning;
    Scatterbrain; Caller Herrin’; Bewitched, Bothered,
    and Bewildered
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
27:02, 19070, s
06 May 1968
  • Orchestral Music: Delibes/Valse lente from Coppélia;
    Beethoven/Pastoral Symphony; Chopin/Prelude
    No. 7, in A major, op. 28; Smetana/Vltava
  • Opera Characters: Norma, Aida, Fidelio, Turandot
  • Workers in Songs: Cobbler, Estate Agent, Grocer,
  • Popular Songs: If You Knew Suzy; I Want to Hold
    Your Hand; Oh, Johnny; I Left My Heart in San
  • Popular Music: La Mer, Elizabethan Serenade,
    Mexican Hat Dance, Trumpet Voluntary
  • General Musical Knowledge: Galliard and Pavane,
    J. S. Bach, The Pirates of Penzance, Belshazzar's
  • Completing Songs: The Lost Chord, Three Little
    Fishies, On the Banks of Allan Water, Love and
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
27:01, 12728, M
13 May 1968
  • Orchestral Music: Sibelius/Symphony No. 2, in
    D major; Delibes/Prelude to Sylvia; Tchaikovsky/
    Eugene Onegin; Holst/Mars from The Planets
  • Musical Associations: Dream of Olwen and Dream
    of Gerontius, April in Paris and An American in Paris,
    Love Me Tonight and the Love for Three Oranges,
    Mood Indigo and In the Mood
  • Well Loved Songs: Where E’er You Walk; Oh, for the
    Wings of a Dove; Blow the Wind Southerly; I’ll Walk
    Beside You
  • Composers First Names: Glinka, Debussy, Smetana,
  • Moving to Music
  • Gilbert & Sullivan Operettas: The Mikado, The
    Gondoliers, The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore
  • Semi-technicalities: Fado, Double Stopping, Short
    Stick, Guitarist’s Left Thumb
  • Completing Songs: Bless This House, I’m Goin’ Back,
    Mother Machree, Lili Marlene
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:54, 18979, s
20 May 1968
  • Orchestral Music: Mozart/Clarinet Concerto, in
    A major, K622; Widor/Toccata; Bruch/Violin
    Concerto in B minor; Rossini/William Tell Ballet
  • Questions from Songs: I Could Have Danced All
    Night, I Lift My Fingers and Say Tweet Tweet,
    I Can’t Do My Bally Bottom Button Up, Real Life Girl
  • Vocal Music: Mendelssohn/Rest in the Lord, Puccini/
    Humming Chorus, Zeller/Der Obersteiger, Strauss/
    Laughing Song
  • Fanciful Descriptions of Electronic Sounds
  • General Musical Knowledge: Overtures to Fidelio,
    Kwela, Big Noise From Winnetka, Size of Holes in
    Gramophone Records
  • Completing Songs: I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles,
    Anything Goes, The Hundred Pipers, Deep Purple
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
27:02, 19067, s
27 May 1968
24 May 1968
  • Orchestral Music: Dvořák/Carnival Overture,
    Brahms/Hungarian Dance No. 6 in D♭, Tchaikovsky/
    Chanson triste, Schubert/Symphony No. 9,
    in C major
  • Answers in the Words of Songs: I’m Just Wild About
    Harry, I’ve Got Her Under My Skin, Sweet Little
    Alice Blue Gown, I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  • Show Tunes: Lehár/Friederike, Reynolds and Slade/
    Salad Days, Friml/Rose-Marie, Bock/Fiddler on
    the Roof
  • Opera Questions: Lucia di Lammermoor, La
    Cenerentola, Le nozze di Figaro, Rigoletto
  • Piano Music: Brahms/Waltz No. 15, Liszt/La
    campanella, Beethoven/Für Elise, Chopin/
    Étude No. 12, in C minor, op. 10 (“Revolutionary”)
  • General Musical Knowledge: Difference between
    Bands and Orchestras, Fred Karno's Army, Bouche
    fermée, Calliope
  • Completing Songs: Golden Slumbers, I’ll Be Seeing
    You, It’s a Great Big Shame, Living Doll
Franklin, Flanders, Wallace,
26:28, 12629, M
03 Jun 1968
  • Orchestral Music: Bizet/Overture to L'Arlésienne
    Suite No. 1, Khachaturian/Sabre Dance, Coates/
    Oxford Street, Tchaikovsky/Dance of the Sugar
    Plum Fairy
  • Answers in the Words of Songs: On the Good Ship
    Lollipop, Hard-Hearted Hannah, A Nice Cup of Tea,
    I Got That Old Feeling
  • Songs about Jobs: Phil the Fluter, The Waiter and
    the Porter and the Upstairs Maid, Muleteer,
    Umbrella Man
  • Opera Titles: Dido and Aeneas, Tristan und Isolde,
    Der Rosenkavalier, Don Giovanni
  • General Musical Knowledge: Potpourri, Benjamin
    Franklin/Harmonica, Fret, Marching through Georgia
  • Completing Songs: Peggy O’Neil, I Wonder Where
    My Baby Is, Jolly Good Day, Apple Blossom Time
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:48, 18911, s
10 Jun 1968
  • Orchestral Music: Elgar/Cockaigne Overture;
    Rachmaninov/Piano Concerto No. 2, in C minor;
    Tchaikovsky/Waltz from Serenade for Strings,
    in C major; Ketèlbey/Bells across the Meadow
  • General Musical Knowledge: Heckelphone, Kit,
    A Yodel, Tristan und Isolde’s Prompter
  • Songs about Birds: La Paloma, Flamingo, If I Were
    a Blackbird, Budgerigar
  • Characters in Gilbert & Sullivan: Jack Point, The
    Duke of Plaza Toro, Lord Chancellor, Three Little
    Maids from School
  • Girls Names in Songs: Dinah, Lisa, Millie, Louise
  • Opera Composers: Jean-Baptiste Lully, Wagner,
    Puccini, Rossini
  • Completing Songs: Alice Where Art Thou?, Dancing
    Tonight, Happy As We Sing Together, A Lovely Way
    to Spend an Evening
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:56, 12686, M
17 Jun 1968
  • Music from Opera: Verdi/Triumphal March from Aida,
    Bizet/March from Carmen, Mozart/March from The
    Marriage of Figaro, Wagner/March from Tannhäuser
  • General Musical Knowledge: Pedal Piano, Monday
    Pops, Pentatonic Scale, Difference between a
    Leader and Concert Master
  • Famous Singers: Joan Hammond, Owen Brannigan,
    Victoria de los Ángeles, Feodor Chaliapin
  • Composers of Shows: Maid of the Mountains/
    Simpson and Tate, Chu Chin Chow/Frederic Norton,
    Bless the Bride/Ellis and Herbert, Land of Smiles/
  • Answers in the Words of Songs: In Dublin’s Fair City
    (aka Molly Malone), Teddy Bears’ Picnic, I Must Go
    Down to the Seas Again, That Old Black Magic
  • Completing Songs: Rule, Britannia; I Can’t Give You
    Anything but Love; Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me a
    Bow-Wow; Maybe That’s Why I Love You
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:54, 25285, s
24 Jun 1968
  • Orchestral Music: Weber/Overture to Oberon,
    Ketèlbey/In a Persian Market, Wolf-Ferrari/
    Jewels of the Madonna, Strauss/Blue Danube
  • General Musical Knowledge: Wozzeck, Keeners,
    Bayreuth Festival, Stride Piano
  • Songs from Operas and Operettas: Merrie England
    (German), Merry Widow (Lehár), Tom Jones
    (German), Hiawatha (Coleridge-Taylor)
  • Answers in the Words of Songs: My Darling
    Clementine, White Christmas, Keep the Home Fires
    Burning, You Made Me Love You
  • Children’s Choice Music: Tubby the Tuba, Runaway
    Train, Mole in a Hole, Christopher Robin Is Saying
    His Prayers
  • Completing Songs: Alexander’s Ragtime Band,
    Georgia on My Mind, Keep Right On to the End of
    the Road, Thank You Very Much
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
27:02, 25416, s
01 Jul 1968
  • Music by Tchaikovsky: Rose Adagio from Sleeping
    Beauty, Chinese Dance from The Nutcracker,
    Chanson sans paroles, Dance of the Swans
  • General Musical Knowledge: Torch Song, High Hat,
    Wallace in Wonderland (EP by Ian Wallace),
    A & R Man
  • Questions on Don Giovanni: Alternative Title, 1003
    Girls, Commendatore, Commendatore’s revenge
  • Show Tunes: Flash Bang Wallop, Comedy Tonight,
    My Heart and I, Cabaret
  • Titles of Songs: Sitting on the Fence, Mad Dogs
    and Englishmen, Two Lovely Black Eyes, It Ain’t
    What You Do
  • Completing Songs: Excelsior, Lady of Spain, When
    All Night Long a Chap Remains (from Iolanthe),
    Round the Marble Arch
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:45, 18874, s
08 Jul 1968
  • Instrumental Music: Holiday for Strings, Music to
    Watch Girls By, Question and Answer, Petit Fleur
  • General Musical Knowledge: Let’s Make an Opera/
    William Blake, Circular Canon, Highland Fling, A Bore
  • Who is the Performer? Peter Ustinov, Freddie and
    the Drifters, Ian Wallace (at high speed), Luton
    Girls’ Choir
  • Questions about Musicals: Berlin/Annie Get Your
    Gun, Frank Loesser and Hoagy Carmichael/Thanks for
    the Memory and Sing You Sinners, Berlin/Call Me
    Madam, Ron Moody/Oliver
  • Song Lyrics: You’ll Never Walk Alone, Dancing Cheek
    to Cheek, Beside the Seaside, Mighty Lak’ a Rose
  • Musical Fish: Skaters Waltz, Whale Meet Again, Rose
    of England, A Summer Place
  • Musical Identifications: Harmonious Blacksmith,
    Intermezzo from Escape to Happiness, Dance from
    Merrie England, 1812 Overture
  • Completing Songs: It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More, I’m
    Going to Marry, Get Me to the Church on Time,
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:54, 12671, M
15 Jul 1968
  • Romantic Classical Music: Tchaikovsky Piano
    Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninov/Rhapsody on a
    Theme of Paganini, op. 43; Chopin/Polonaise in A♭,
    op.53 (“Heroic”); Sinding/Rustle of Spring
  • Musical Terms: Whiffler, Gopak, Clavicytherium,
  • Stage and Film Musicals: Mary Poppins, Snow
    White, Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof
  • Opera: Der Rosenkavalier, La Bohème, Don
    Giovanni, Il trovatore
  • Bird Songs: Ne-ne, Swan, Red-billed whistling
    duck, Eider
  • Composer’s Christian Names: Gounod, De Sylva,
    Brown and Henderson, Leoncavallo, Paganini
  • Completing Songs: Galloping Major; I’m Henery
    the Eighth, I Am; Grandfather’s Clock; In the
    Garden of Your Heart
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:53, 25261, s
22 Jul 1968
  • Music Places: Brazil, Spain, Paris, Monterey (in
    old Mexico)
  • General Musical Knowledge: Hurdy Gurdy, Take
    Five, Bumps-a-Daisy, Jug Band
  • Songs from the Shows and their dates: Merry
    Widow/1907, Babes In Arms/1937, Love Me
    Tonight/1932, Sound of Music/1960
  • Famous Melodies: Beethoven/Symphony No. 9,
    Mozart/Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Tchaikovsky/
    Symphony No. 5, Brahms/Academic Festival Overture
  • Bugle Calls: Reveille, Defaulters, Grub Up, Bugle
    Call Rag
  • Completing Songs: Show Me the Way to Go Home,
    Catch a Falling Star, Forever and a Day, Jolly
    Good Company
Franklin, Muir, Wallace, Norden
26:45, 25140, s