• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

The Rose of Persia


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 Comic Opera in Two Acts by Basil Hood and Arthur Sullivan.
Relayed from London. S.B. to Bournemouth, Cardiff, Newcastle and Aberdeen. 7.35-9.30 and 10.0-10.30.

Act I. Court of Hassan's House.
Act II. Audience Hall of the Sultan's Palace.


Written by: Basil Hood
Written by: Arthur Sullivan
The Sultan Mahmoud of Persia: Stuart Robertson
Hassan (a Philanthropist): Frederic Lloyd
Yussuf (a Professional Story-Teller): Sydney Coltham
Abdallah (a Priest): Kenneth Ellis
The Grand Vizier: John Buckley
The Physician-in-Chief: Edward Leer
The Royal Executioner: Stanley Riley
The Sultana Zubeydeh (named Rose-in- Bloom): Olive Sturgess
Scent-of-Lilies (Her favourite slaves): Vivienne Chatterton
Heart's-Desire (Her favourite slaves): Gladys Newth
Honey-of-Life (Her favourite slaves): Dorothy Bennett
Dancing Sunbeam (Hassan's First Wife): Gladys Palmer
Blush-of-Morning (his Twenty-fifth Wife): Marguerite Davis
Orchestra: The Wireless Orchestra
Orchestra under the Direction of: L. Stanton-Jeffries
Stage Manager: Frederic Lloyd
Produced: by L. Stanton-Jeffries

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.

Feedback about The Rose of Persia, 2LO London, 19.35, 4 December 1924
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/9325f165d163483b887a3d1f8ff68a68

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