Leslie Baily

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Leslie Baily (1906–1976) was a journalist, and a writer and producer for BBC Radio from 1924-1946. He was known for his books about Gilbert and Sullivan and his BBC Radio Scrapbook programmes.


Baily was born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, on 14 December 1906.[citation needed]

He appeared as a "castaway" on the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs on 13 January 1964.[1]

He died on 21 February 1976, aged 69.[citation needed]


  • ——. Gilbert & Sullivan and Their World. Thames & Hudson Ltd.
  • Scrapbook for The Twenties. Frederick Muller Ltd, 1959.


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