• 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.
Presenting a musical novelty—
' Dance Suite' by Eduard Kunneke for dance band and full orchestra
The special dance band
(Players: Dave Shand , Tiny Winters, George Firestone , Bert Read , Tommy McQuater , Archie Craig , George Chisholme , Norman Molony , Reg Leopold , Sid Colin , David Wilkins , and Billy Anstell ) and The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder will be conducted by Stanford Robinson
Stanford Robinson conducted the first performance in England of this 'Dance Suite" on April 23, 1936. It is written in the form of a concerto grosso for dance band and full orchestra, each combination skilfully 8etting off the tone and colour of the other. There are five movements: an Overture in foxtrot tempo, a Blues, an Intermezzo, a Valse mélancolique, and a Finale, again in foxtrot time. The dance element is very much in continental style, and is quite different from American jazz or swing music.


Unknown: Eduard Kunneke
Unknown: Dave Shand
Unknown: George Firestone
Unknown: Bert Read
Unknown: Tommy McQuater
Unknown: Archie Craig
Unknown: George Chisholme
Unknown: Norman Molony
Unknown: Reg Leopold
Unknown: Sid Colin
Unknown: David Wilkins
Unknown: Billy Anstell
Leader: Tate Gilder
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson

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.

Feedback about BRIEF INTERLUDE, Regional Programme London, 19.30, 31 August 1939
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/5953b9dad1034c2eaaff307254046f7c

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