The Western Brothers had their peak of popularity during the 1930s and early 1940s. Satirising the Upper Classes was their main form of comedy. Particular targets were the BBC and the public school. Such was their popularity that their record company had special picture labels made, which used "The old school tie" as part of the label design. They had an effective dig at German propaganda in their wartime recordings mimicing the broadcasts of Lord Haw Haw.
Old King Cole It was bound to happen in the end The Big Drum Major The People Upstairs
The Old School Tie Ain't it gorgeous After all that Play the game You Cads We're frightfully BBC Keeping up the old traditions Lord Haw Haw of Zessen Bad Show Chaps Lord Haw Haw the Humbug of Hamburg
That's a Secret that never leaked out You can't take the breed from the British It was bound to happen in the end Maestro! Be kind to your Men It's in the Bag Gentlemen It's in the Bag No one to read out the news
(A BBC Tragedy) Going up the Line The Writings on the Wall She was only Somebody's Daughter