The Orchestra (radio)

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started30th Apr 1976
endedJun 1976
last rpt20th Oct 1979
5 school years
duration20 mins & 25 mins
subject 🎶Music
age rangeAge 9-11
languageenIn English

The Orchestra (radio) is a BBC schools radio series from the 1970s, covering music for primary school pupils.

A music series for juniors about all the instruments in an orchestra. Music, including four songs that listeners can join in with, was written by Douglas Coombes, and the story of Ting Tang the Elephant was written and told by Johnny Morris.

There was a separate, completely unrelated schools TV series called The Orchestra in the 1960s.


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