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: Lunch-Time Music

from the Carlton Restaurant.
(to 13.30)

: Broadcast to Schools: Primitive Life and Folk Tales: In India

Mrs. E. Fielden Hodgson


Speaker: E. Fielden Hodgson

: An Orchestral Interlude

'Arises Venus as she first uprose
She shakes the clustered stars
Lightly, as she goes
Amid the unseen branches of the night.'
(John Freeman, 'The Evening Sky')

: Women Pioneers: In Science and Travel

Frances M. England


Speaker: Frances M. England

: Prose Writers of the 19th Century: Robert Louis Stevenson

Miss Edith Cedervall


Speaker: Edith Cedervall

: Some Summer Eve

A Cameo by Gordon McConnel.
Featuring Yvette, The Quaint Comedienne

On the eve of Yvette's debut in a London Cabaret Show, Mac, the Muddlehead, has taken her for a run in a borrowed car to get a breath of fresh country air before dinner. They alight in a pleasant sylvan spot. It is a balmy evening, birds are warbling, brooks are burbling and so is Mac, simply because

Whereupon a thundercloud darkens the sky, hailstones hurtle, and a wintry wind gives rise to a deep depression. Soon, however, the setting sun beams forth with renewed vigour and Yvette rehearses her cabaret numbers; after which the appearance of a new moon on the horizon heralds the intrusion of Cupid, and they return to town -
Feeling Sentimental


Writer: Gordon McConnel
Herself: Yvette

: S.B. from London

(9.10 Local News)

: The Music of France: Vive La France

The dashing youth Phaeton, having been permitted by his father, the Sun, to drive the fiery chariot, loses control of the horses. The car of flame is approaching the earth, and must set it on fire if nothing can intervene. At the last instant Jupiter hurls a thunderbolt, saving the universe, but destroying the rash youth.
This is the story Saint-Saens illustrates in his Symphonic Poem.
(to 23.00)

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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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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