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A Stock-Pot of Stock Plots
MOST pantomimes have no plot. Pantomimiery ' has six, an allowance which it is hoped will prove adequate, but they will not be allowed to interfere with the Dame's gags. nor with the sentiment in the songs ' plugged' by the vocal-principals. During the shipwreck scene, the splashing of real water may be broadcast, and indeed it is earnestly hoped that the whole affair will go with a splash. Animal lovers will, no doubt, be relieved to hear that the pistol fired at the wolf in Scene 2 will not be a real pistol. Most of the songs ' featured ' in this entertainment are guaranteed to be out of date, but perhaps for that very reason they will seem to come up pleasantly fresh. There is virtue a-plenty in the old songs-more especi. ally if they recall our pantomimes of years ago. Unfortunately, some of these songs may be not only out of date but also out of print.


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 PANTOMIMICRY, 5XX Daventry, 21.35, 26 December 1927
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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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