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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.
by L. P. Hartley
Adapted and produced by Archie Campbell
Pianist, Cicely Hoye


Unknown: L. P. Hartley
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Pianist: Cicely Hoye
Hilda: Susan Dalison
Eustace, her brother: Douglas Hankin
Nancy Steptoe: Pat Garwood
Aunt Sarah: Betty Hardy
Minney: Molly Lumley
Mr Cherrington: Allan Cuthbertson
Craddock, a cabman: Charles Lamb
Major Steptoe: Derek Prentice
Gerald, his son: Anthony Warner
Mrs Steptoe: Beryl Riggs
Miss Fothergill: Gladys Young
Miss Grimshaw, her companion: Janet Burnell
Miss Wauchope, a dancing mistress: Joan Clement Scott
Dr Speedwell: Derek Prentice
Nurse Hapgood: Viola Compton
Annie, a maidservant: Pamela Binns
Dick Staveley: Warren Hearnden
Anne, his sister: Pamela Binns
Narrator (Eustace as a young man): David Spenser

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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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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