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: The Station Trio

'Frank Thomas (Violin), Frank Whitnall (Violoncello), Vera McComb Thomas (Pianoforte).


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

: Tea-Time Music

from the Carlton Restaurant.

: Generosity

by Miss Elspeth Scott.


Speaker: Elspeth Scott

: Tea-Time Music

from the Carlton Restaurant.

: A Reading from Shakespeare

by Mr. Richard Barron.


Reader: Richard Barron

: Dance Music

The London Radio Dance Band
S.B. from London.


Musicians: The London Radio Dance Band

: Weather Forecast and News

French Talk: Dans la Rue
by M. Stephan.
S.B. from London.


Speaker (French Talk): M. Stephan

: Further Selected Old English Pieces

Played by Rae Robertson.
S.B. from London.


Pianist: Rae Robertson

: The Art of Gwalia

A Welsh Programme.
Relayed to Daventry.

The Aber Valley Apollo Singers


Singers: The Aber Valley Apollo Singers

: The Art of Gwalia: Birds of a Feather

Specially written for the Microphone by John Oswald Francis.
A Welsh Wayside Comedy in One Act.

Mind Picture: Imagine that you are looking at a country road running from left to right before your line of vision. In the background, trees in full summer foliage divide the road from a moor. It is eleven o'clock on a bright moonlight night.
Close to a roadside fire there are two old boxes; on one of these sits Twm Tinker, a vagrant poacher of, perhaps, forty-five On the ground at his feet is a frying-pan containing steak and onions. As he finishes his supper he soliloquizes, and almost immediately Dicky Bach Dwl, another poacher, is heard singing not far away.


Writer: John Oswald Francis
Twm Tinker: Donald Davies
Dicky Bach Dwl: Sidney Evans
Jenkins, the Keeper: Lyndon Harries
The Bishop of Mid-Wales: Richard Barron

: The Art of Gwalia: The Aber Valley Apollo Singers


Singers: The Aber Valley Apollo Singers

: An Orchestral Interlude

The Station Orchestra
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite.
Overture, "The Merry Wives of


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Conductory: Warwick Braithwaite

: Fun at the Piano

A Humorous Recital by T. C. Sterndale Bennett (Entertainer).


Entertainer: T. C. Sterndale Bennett

: Weather Forecast and News

The Ultimate Island
A Serial Story.
S.B. from London.

Local News

: Poetry and Song

S.B. from London.

: Dance Music

The New Prince's Dance Bands
S.B. from London.


Musicians: The New Prince's Dance Bands

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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