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: Lunch-Time Music

from the Carlton Restaurant.
(to 13.30)

: How to Appreciate the Theatre: Illusion

Mr. C.M. Haines


Speaker: C.M. Haines

: Our Weekly Sports Review

Mr. L.E. Williams and Mr. Leigh Woods


Speaker: L.E. Williams
Speaker: Leigh Woods

: Scenes from "Hamlet"

In the stage version of Hamlet it is all-important to watch the slow development of suspicion turning into certainty, but the microphone demands a swifter movement and, to this end, the play has had to be adapted. Nothing of the main plot has, however, been sacrificed in this presentation.
Scene I. 'Oh, my prophetic soul! My Uncle!'
Scene II. 'The play's the thing.'
Scene III. 'Soft you now! The fair Ophelia.'
Scene IV. A king of shreds and patches'.
Scene V. 'Oh, he is mad!'
Scene VI. 'The rest is silence.'

Excerpts from "Hamlet" (Ambroise Thomas) by The Station Trio:
Violin, Frank Thomas; Violoncello, Frank Whitnall; Pianoforte, Hubert Pengelly


Arranged for the Microphone by: Donald Davies
Violinist: Frank Thomas
Cellist: Frank Whitnall
Pianist: Hubert Pengelly
Hamlet: Murray Carrington
Polonius: T.G. Bailey
The King: Donald D. Davies
Horatio: Richard Barron
Laertes: R. Benjamin
1st Grave Digger: T.G. Bailey
2nd Grave Digger: Richard Barron
Osric: Gordon McConnel
The Queen: Marion Foreman
Ophelia: Marjorie Woodall

: S.B. from London

(9.15 Local News)

(to 0.00)

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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