• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group



We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
A Tale from tho
Done into English by E. POWYS MATHERS
(from the French of J. C. MARDRUS)
. Incidental Turkish Music
The Lyrics specially set to music by V. HELY HUTCHINSON
Sung by SYDNEY NORTHCOTE The Piano Improvisation by L. S. JEFFERIES
The Story told by CECIL LEWIS
THE Book of the Thousand and One Nights
-commonly known to us as ' the Arabian
Nights' '-is tho most famous collection of romances in the literature of the world. Growing up, between the ninth and the thirteenth centuries, from the tales that reached the Arabic through Indian and Persian, it became the story-book of the East, and, though it took long to penetrate to the Western world, its triumph was complete when it arrived. Such stories as ' Aladdin ' and ' Sinbad the Sailor,' which are now part of the common stock from which English children's stories and pantomimes are drawn, are derived originally from the Arabian Nights. On this occasion Mr. Lewis is reading from the translation made for the Casanova Society by Mr. E. Powys Mathers. This rare and exquisite edition is now not often met with, but more readers may have come across the little volume called ' Sung to Shahryar,' in which Mr. Mathers collected some of the loveliest of the songs.


Unknown: Hely Hutchinson
Sung By: Sydney Northcote
Unknown: L. S. Jefferies
Told By: Cecil Lewis

Tell us more or contact us

Do you know something about this programme that we have not included above?
Or would you like to ask the Genome team a question?

Tell us more or contact us


2LO London, 28 December 1926 21.00

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

Feedback about THE SEA ROSE and THE GIRL of CHINA, 2LO London, 21.00, 28 December 1926
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/00f154f81a134f19880221f84f81243e

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel