• 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.
Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra Playing at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Relayed in collaboration with the Columbia Broadcasting System)
Tommy Dorsey was born in Pennsylvania in 1906. He began as trumpet and trombone, but later specialised with the latter instrument, which has made him famous. He is one of the two Dorsey Brothers, the other being Jimmy, saxophone. They played together for a number of years, and their band was famous. Two years ago they split up. and already Tommy's orchestra is as famous as Jimmy's.
Tommy, by the way, began the vogue of playing classics in swing tempo. His vocalists are two: Edythe Wright , a young girl who joined him comparatively recently, and Jack Leonard. Next month he and his orchestra are due to appear at the Hotel New Yorker, New York City.


Unknown: Tommy Dorsey
Unknown: Tommy Dorsey
Unknown: Edythe Wright
Unknown: Jack Leonard.

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

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 AMERICA DANCES, Regional Programme London, 22.30, 24 September 1938
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/629d277d1cdf4398ac841066a59f5255

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