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: Lunch-time Music

from Cox's Cafe.
Music by the Muzikants Dance Band.
(to 13.30)


Musicians: The Muzikants Dance Band

: Organ Recital

relayed from the Capitol Cinema.

: The Station Trio

Frank Thomas (Violin), Frank Whitnall (Violoncello), Vera McComb Thomas (Piano).
(to 16.00)


Violin: Frank Thomas
Cellist: Frank Whitnall
Pianist: Vera McComb Thomas

: Cardiff Radio Five O'Clocks: Christmas Cooking Preparations

Miss Iris Llewellyn


Speaker: Iris Llewellyn

: Light Music

S.B. from London.

: Weather Forecast and News

La Noel en France
M. Stephan
S.B. from London.


Speaker: M. Stephan

: Musical Interlude

S.B. from London.

: The Best New Roses

Mr. B.W. Price


Speaker: B.W. Price

: Topliss Green (Baritone)

The Station Orchestra
Conductor, Warwick Braithwaite

8.0 The Orchestra Serenade: Love Lilt.


Baritone: Topliss Green
Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

: Topliss Green


Baritone: Topliss Green

: Topliss Green


Baritone: Topliss Green

: The War in Spain

by Richard Hughes.

[Starring] The London Radio Repertory Players

This is a humorous fantasy and the listener is asked to recall the peculiar incidents which occur in dreams. As the sketch develops, it is seen that this also is a dream, and if therefore the incidents appear to be wholly unconnected, and the dialogue strangely irrelevant, these peculiarities can be reconciled if one remembers that it is, after all, only a dream.


Writer: Richard Hughes
Mary's Father: Herbert Ross

: The Orchestra

Selection, "Falstaff" Verdi-Tavan

: Radio Radiance (6th Edition)

in Twelve Beams.
Cast includes West-End Artists: Eddie Morris, Jean Allistone, James Whigham, Iris White, Tommy Handley, Maudie Dunham, Reg Sheridan, Olive Kilgour
And Dancing Radios.


Sketches: Jack Hellier
Revue Developed by: James Lester
Performer: Eddie Morris
Performer: Jean Allistone
Performer: James Whigham
Performer: Iris White
Performer: Tommy Handley
Performer: Maudie Dunham
Performer: Reg Sheridan
Performer: Olive Kilgour

: Weather Forecast and News

Humour of the Great Books: Jane Austen
Prof. Oliver Elton
S.B. from Liverpool.

Local News


Speaker (Humour of the Great Books): Professor Oliver Elton

: The Mayfair Mystery

S.B. from London.

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.

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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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