• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Lunch-time Music

from the Carlton Restaurant.
(to 13.30)

: Broadcast to Schools: Orkney and Its Birds

Capt. H.A. Gilbert


Speaker: Captain H.A. Gilbert

: The Station Trio

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


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

: London Programme relayed from Daventry

4.30 The Station Trio


Musicians: The Station Trio

: Lord Byron and Wales

Mr. F.J. Harries


Speaker: F.J. Harries

: Prose Writers of the 19th Century: De Quincey

Miss Edith Cedervall


Speaker: Edith Cedervall

: Light Music

by the Station Trio


Musicians: The Station Trio

: Comedy and Tragedy

The Station Trio: Frank Thomas (Violin), Frank Whitnall (Violoncello), Vera McComb Thomas (Pianoforte)

Emperor II
A Radio Drama by John Cooper.
In the dining-room of his house in Regent's Park, Professor Martin is entertaining two fellow anthropologists and zoologists. O'Grady and Scanlon. Dinner is just over. The night is stormy and oppressive. The Professor is talking to Seanlon as the play commences.

The Red-Haired Tramp
by D. Humphreys.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith are breakfasting in their dining-room. Mr. Smith is reading his morning post, which consists chiefly of bills.


Violinist: Frank Thomas
Cellist: Frank Whitnall
Pianist: Vera McComb Thomas
Writer (Emperor II): John Cooper
Producer (Emperor II/The Red-Haired Tramp): Gordon McConnel
Professor Martin: Donald Davies
Scanlon: Ivor Maddox
O'Grady: Sidney Evans
Watson: John Derwent
Writer (The Red-Haired Tramp): D. Humphreys
Mr. Smith: Sidney Evans
Mrs. Smith: Flora McDowell
The Visitor: Donald Davies

: S.B. from London

(9.10 Local News)

: The Station Orchestra

Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
(Accompanied by the Composer)


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

: Half-an-Hour to Spare

Three sisters, Marion Foreman (a Shakespearean Actress), Lilian Foreman (known to Cardiff listeners as Lilian Mills), and Gwen Foreman (who is also an actress), share a flat. To-night they had arranged to rehearse for a forthcoming recital. A telegram arrives to say that Gwen has missed her train and will be half-an-hour late for the rehearsal. To pass the time Marion and Lilian 'run through' their items.
(to 23.00)


Performer: Marion Foreman
Performer: Lilian Foreman
Performer: Gwen Foreman

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel