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: Afternoon Concert

by Lyndi Partington (Contralto), Frank Perrin (Tenor), Phyllis Kebble (Soprano).


Contralto: Lyndi Partington
Tenor: Frank Perrin
Soprano: Phyllis Kebble

: Kiddies' Fairy Grotto

Jessie Cormack, Pianoforte Solos.
Molly Gray, Soprano.


Pianist: Jessie Cormack
Soprano: Molly Gray

: Concert

by the 2ZY Orchestra


Musicians: The 2ZY Orchestra

: First General News Bulletin

Broadcast from London followed by Manchester News, giving Local Weather Report.

: 2ZY Orchestra


Musicians: 2ZY Orchestra

: John Henry on Buttons


Comedian: John Henry

: Gertrude Johnson

Soprano, B.N.O.C.: (a) "Tell me, Nightingale" (Liza Lehmann); (b)"The Lass with the Delicate Air" (Arne).


Soprano: Gertrude Johnson

: 2ZY Orchestra

Waltz, "Miramar" (Santini).


Musicians: 2ZY Orchestra

: John Henry's Wireless Elephant

Gertrude Johnson, Soprano: (a) "The Lullaby," (b) "The Blackbird's Song" (Cyril Scott).
2ZY Orchestra.


Comedian: John Henry
Soprano: Gertrude Johnson
Musicians: 2ZY Orchestra

: Opening of the Aberdeen Station (2BD)

Simultaneous broadcasting from Aberdeen of the Opening address by the Marquess of Aberdeen, P.C., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., K.T., and of Pipe Band Selections.


Addresser: The Marquess of Aberdeen [name uncredited]

: Second General News Bulletin

Broadcast from London
followed by Manchester News giving Local Weather Report.

: German Talk

by Francis J. Stafford M.A., M.Ed.


Speaker: Francis J. Stafford

: Close Down


Announcer: V. Smythe

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.

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