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: The Children's Hour

Sinbad the Sailor
A Pantomime by C. H. Brewer.

The Station Orchestra


Writer (Sinbad the Sailor): C.H. Brewer
Musicians: The Station Orchestra

: S.B. from London

(9.30 Local Announcements)

: Christmas Comedy

The Station Trio: Frank Thomas (Violin), Ronald Harding (Violoncello), Hubert Pengelly (Pianoforte)


Violinist: Frank Thomas
Cellist: Ronald Harding
Pianist: Hubert Pengelly

: Christmas Comedy: That Fellow Jarvis

A Comedy in One Act by Winifred Carter.
Performed by the Station Radio Players
Scene: A dining-room.
Time: Christmas Eve.

William Binding (Blind Vocalist and Entertainer) in Song and Story


Writer: Winifred Carter
Mr. Carleigh: Murray Carrington
Molly: Peggy Hood
Teddy: Raymond Glendenning
Vocalist/Entertainer: William Binding

: The Fatal Mistake

by William Donaldson Smith.
Performed by The Station Radio Players

James Anderson is roused from sleep by his wife, who has heard sounds. 'Wake up', she cries. 'There are burglars downstairs'. Mr. Anderson, armed with a pistol, goes downstairs, turns on the light of the dining-room and covers two men who are apparently fighting together. Each man in turn declares that the other man is the burglar and that he came on the scene to aid the household. There is no proof. Mr. Anderson decides to detain-both until the police come, but this takes time, as the village is two miles away. Finally, Mrs. Anderson hits upon a plan.
Scene: A Country House, two miles from the nearest village.
Time: Midnight.


Writer: William Donaldson Smith
James Anderson, the owner of the House: Murray Carrington
Mrs. Anderson, his wife: Mary MacDonald Taylor
Reginald Denton, the Suspects: Ivor Maddox
John Webster, the Suspects: Tom Jones

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.

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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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