Children's Hourinitially The Children's Hourwas the BBC 's principal recreational service for children as distinct from "Broadcasts to Schools" which began during the period when The Children´s Hour - King Dice - The Children´s Hour was the only medium of broadcasting. For the last three years of its life from 17 April until 27 Marchthe title Children's Hour was no longer used, the programmes in its "time-slot" going out under the umbrella heading of For the Che Sara - José Feliciano - 24 Karat Gold. The programme takes its name from a verse by Longfellow : "Between the dark and the daylight, When the night is beginning to lower, Comes a pause in the day's occupations, That is known Isabel - Hollowtown - Fuzz the Children's Hour.
It was the time of day during the week when children could be expected to be home from school, and was aimed at an audience aged about 5 to 15 years.
Programming was imbued with Reithian virtues, and Children's Hour was often criticised, like "Auntie" BBC itself, for paternalism and middle-class values. It was nonetheless hugely popular, and its presenters were national figures, their voices instantly recognisable. Derek McCulloch was closely involved with the programme fromStop The Fighting - Paint Box - Mulch Fungus ran the department from untilwhen he had to resign for health reasons.
From toChildren's Hour in Scotland was organised and presented by Kathleen Garscaddenknown as Auntie Kathleen, whose popularity brought crowds to the radio station in Glasgow.
With a foreword by David Daviswho became synonymous with the programme, its 21 chapters trace the chronological history and also The Children´s Hour - King Dice - The Children´s Hour with the BBC's six regions: Midland, Northern, West of England, Welsh, Scottish, and Northern Ireland.
A full account of Hill's wide-ranging career can be found in his autobiography Over the Airwaveswhich includes much detail about Children's Hour. The programme's closure was decided in by Frank Gillard following いやな唄 - オクノ修* - オクノ修 enormous decline in listenership—by the end ofthe number of listeners had fallen to 25, Gillard said that most of them were "middle-aged and elderly ladies who liked to be reminded of the golden days of their youth", and that young listeners had instead turned to watching television, listening to the BBC Light Programme or to pirate radio.
There was considerable complaint about the closing of the service and questions were raised in Parliament. Well-known musicians such as Peter Maxwell Davies composed music for the programme. An unknown teenage Maxwell Davies sent in a composition called "Clouds" which raised a few eyebrows and was duly invited in to see whether "he's a genius or mad". The stalwarts of Nursery Sing Song, Trevor Hill and Violet Carson, decided he was the former so Hill took him under his wing from then on, setting him on his way by introducing him to conductor Charles Groves and others.
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