The goal of the program was to inspire Canadians to appreciate the courage and humour of the British during World War II. Programs consisted mainly of British music for British listeners. Operas produced under the supervision of Jean Marie Beaudet included Hugh The Drover by Vaughan Williams, Merrie England by Edward German, and Balfe's Bohemian Girl. Canadian conductors were Sir Ernest MacMillan and Eugene Goosens. Singers included Rose Bampton and John Brownlee, who were imports from the New York Metropolitan Opera, and many others from Canada. Ironically, the British series concluded with an all-Canadian production, Transit Through Fire, written by John Coulter and Healey Willan.