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Friday 14th November 2017

1281st Luncheon

Ian Reed


Archivist BBC Big bands


will speak on

"The Good Old Bad Old Days"

early Broadcasting in Manchester


The Holiday Inn.   25 Aytoun Street, Manchester M1 3AE
for Sat Navs use M1 3DT


Luncheon sponsored by Anonymous donor

Ian Reed M.I.E.T spent 25 years in Manchester and Leeds, working on Radio
broadcasts ranging from Symphony Concerts,to Drama and Outside Broadcasts.
He shared with his colleagues a BAFTA award for the sound on a simultaneous
Radio 3 and BBC2  production of the St Matthew Passion in 1980.

Now long retired, he together with 3 other colleagues set up the NDO project to
save for future generations the music and scores of the Regional Big Bands, in
particular the legendary Northern Dance Orchestra, which was famous worldwide.
He is now working on his 9th and final double CD album, which like the others
will be produced by the Project at cost, those involved giving their time and
skills without any payment.

Ian is proud that in addition to saving a considerable amount of music, the
Project has raised over 5000 for music based charities and Children in need.
Ian Reed (Archivist of the BBC regional Big Bands) will be giving a talk on
early Broadcasting in Manchester.
In an illustrated talk he will also show how important the Playhouse Theatre in
Hulme was to the Music Hall and Variety shows of the early 20th century.
He will illustrate its subsequent renaissance as a home to Radio comedy
programmes, and its use by the legendary BBC Northern Dance Orchestra in the 60

Closing date for applications for this luncheon is Tuesday 7th November 2017




Medallions of Pork,

Caramelised Apple, Apple Jus, Thyme Roasted Potatoes.


Fish Pie,

with Seasonal vegetables.


Vegetarian   Roast Squash and Sage Risotto, Parmesan Crisp and Pine Nuts.  Vegetarian



  Warm Apple Pie, Custard or Glazed Lemon tart, Meringue Chantilly,

or Fresh Fruit Salad 

or  Ice Cream


Coffee or Tea