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Scrapbook for 1936


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.
The pictures and sounds of the day arranged to recall the events and mood of a memorable year.
Additional commentary spoken by Dudley Rolph with the recorded voices of
Sir Frank Whittle K.B.E., C.B., F.R.S.: 'By the end of 1936 I was confident I had the answer... the first jet engine'.
Leslie Thomas: 'For the League of Nations 1936 was the crucial testing point'.
Jessie Matthews: 'It was boom, time in the British cinema. British musicals were at their peak'.
Frank Owen: 'In Fleet Street we knew of the King's friendship with an American lady but we regarded it entirely as his private life'.
C. Day Lewis: 'To my generation in Europe the Spanish Civil War was the turning point of our lives'.
BBC Film Unit
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Narrator: Stephen Murray
Additional commentary spoken by: Dudley Rolph
Speaker: Sir Frank Whittle
Speaker: Leslie Thomas
Speaker: Jessie Matthews
Speaker: Frank Owen
Speaker: C. Day Lewis
Research Assistant: Barbara Vesey Brown
Research Assistant: Patricia Meehan
Script and Research: Leslie Baily
Produced and edited by: Geoffrey Baines

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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.

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