Biddulph & District Genealogy & Historical Society /Biddulph Grange

The Sound Archive

Sunday Half Hour

This edition of “Sunday Half Hour” was broadcast in 1960 from the Central Methodist Church, Biddulph in Staffordshire.

The programme was introduced by Mr. Eric Blender Hackett.

The organist was Mr. Dylan Bentley

The hymns were conducted by Mr. Joseph Bedson

The blessing was given the Reverend W. Walker Perry.

To hear the recording click below.



Sunday Half Hour (known as The Sunday Hour from 2013 to 2018) was a long-standing show broadcast on the BBC Light Programme and then BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdom, broadcast for 78 years between 14 July 1940 and 28 January 2018.

For most of its life it occupied a Sunday evening slot, latterly between 8:30 pm and 9:00 pm but in 2013 it moved to a Sunday morning slot between 6:00 am and 7:00 am. For its first fifty years, many presenters took part, and the entire show was hosted by a different church each week.


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Biddulph Sound Archive

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