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: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR: Linden Lea (Vuughan Williams), sung by Betty Wheatley.

Two of Alec Rowley 's Songs, sung by Harry Hopewell: The Bonny Sailor,' A Pleasant Song of a Sailor.' Two Original Compositions played by Eric Fogg


Unknown: Alec Rowley
Played By: Eric Fogg

: Play Night

Babylonian Nights (an Ancient Story) Zamecnik
A New Lancashire Comedy by J. C. SPENCE
To find the correct solution in a newspaper competition and to share the prize money with many other successful competitors does not at first sight present a very novel situation. In this play, however, the consequences are distinctly original.
A New Play by H. W. TWYMAN
This is a one-act play written specially for broadcasting and described by the author as ' a coincidental fragment.' Indeed, he goes further, and admits that the long arm of coincidence may be almost dislocated by the strain which it has to bear.


Comedy By: J. C. Spence
Play By: H. W. Twyman
Matt Haworth (an unemployed Lancashire Weaver): E. H. Bridgstock
Ellen (his Wife): Hylda Metcale
Maggie (their Daughter): Ella Forsyth
Nobby (from next door but one): Charles Nesbitt
Mr Withy Grove (a Press representative): Harold Cluff
The Doctor: Michael Voisey
His Wife: Lucia Rogers
The Patient: D E Ormerod
A Policeman: W E Dickman
Ambulance Men: Charles Nesbitt
Ambulance Men: Leo Channing

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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