• 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)

: Broadcasts to Schools: Engineering Feats in the West - The Severn Tunnel

Prof. A.J. Sutton Pippard

Fortunately, Broadcasts to Schools are available to the public as well. Many will become scholars today who have passed learning age, for the Severn Tunnel is one of the thrills of the non-stop Paddington to Newport express. Regular travellers take out their watches and note the time to the second, and the Ancient Mariner marks out the fresher and tells him the tale.


Speaker: Prof. A.J. Sutton Pippard

: London Programme relayed from Daventry

4.0 The Station Orchestra


Musicians: The Station Orchestra

: The Story of British Pottery-The Two Josiahs: Wedgwood and Spode

Mr. J. Kyrle Fletcher

5.0 Orchestra


Speaker: J. Kyrle Fletcher

: Our Weekly Sports Review

Mr. L. E. Williams and Leigh Woods


Speaker: L.E. Williams
Speaker: Leigh Woods

: A Quarter of-an-Hour with Nelson Keys


Performer: Nelson Keys

: S.B. from London

(9.15 Local News)

: A May-Time Revel

May is in some one of the most important months of the year. We are warned of its deceptiveness in the old Scotch saying:-
'Cast not a clout
Till May's out'.
Another saying-from Scotland, too, by the way-and dating from the time of Mary Queen of Scots is:-
'Marry in May,
Rue aye!'
From which cautious utterances we might learn, had we not known it by annual experience, that the month of the Hawthorn-blossom, Maypoles and May-Queens lures us, sometimes to our peril, to:-
Fill the cup and in the fire of Spring
The Winter garment of repentance fling!'

Hilary Evans (Solo Flute)
Flute Cadenza, 'The Call of May'



Flutist: Hilary Evans

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