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: Time Signal from Greenwich; Crazes and Phases of a Century of Jewellery

by Iris Howard.

Organ and Orchestral Music relayed from the Pavilion, Shepherd's Bush.

"A Summer Holiday," by Yvonne Cloud.


Speaker (Crazes and Phases of a Century of Jewellery): Iris Howard
Speaker (A Summer's Holiday): Yvonne Cloud

: Children's Stories

Sabo Story: "The Fish Who Kept the Bay," by E.W. Lewis.

Auntie Marie's Stories of France (6)

"Treasure Island," Chap. 13, Part I, by Robert Louis Stevenson.


Author: (Sabo Story): E.W. Lewis
Author (Treasure Island): Robert Louis Stevenson

: Time Signal from Big Ben, 1st General News Bulletin and Weather Forecast

S.B. to all Stations.

John Strachey, the B.B.C. Literary Critic
S.B. to all Stations.

Local News


Literary critic: John Strachey

: Will Van Allen

the Original Tramp Musical Comedian and Olly Oakley, Premier Banjoist, in Music and Mirth.


Musical comedian: Will Van Allen
Banjoist: Olly Oakley

: John Masefield

the well-known Poet, in Readings from his own Works.
S.B. to all Stations.


Poet/Reader: John Masefield

: A Programme of Modern Australian Chamber Music

The Spencer Dyke String Quartette
(Spencer Dyke, Edwin Quaife, Ernest Tomlinson, B. Patterson Parker)

Montagu Brearley and Harold Elvins

(Recently Given an Award by the Carnegie Trust.)

(First Performance in England.)


Arranged by: Philip Wilson
Violinist: Spencer Dyke
Violinist: Edwin Quaife
Viola: Ernest Tomlinson
Cellist: B. Patterson Parker
Violinist: Montagu Brearley
Pianist: Harold Elvins

: The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Cook, G.C.M.G.

High Commissioner for Australia: "A Chat on Modern Australian Art."


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Cook

: Mr. N. Hardy Wallis, M.A.: Chaucer


Speaker: N. Hardy Wallis

: The Savoy Orpheans and Savoy Havana Bands

relayed from the Savoy Hotel.
S.B. to all Stations.


Musicians: The Savoy Orpheans
Musicians: Savoy Havana Band

: Close down


Announcer: J. S. Dodgson

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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.

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