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: A Humorous Recital


Performer: Lyndon Harries

: John Stean's Carlton Celebrity Orchestra

Relayed from the Carlton Restaurant.


Musicians: John Stean's Carlton Celebrity Orchestra

: The Children's Hour: The Princess with a Golden Voice

A Play by Dorothy Coombes.


Writer: Dorothy Coombes
Incidental Music: The Station Trio

: An Organ Recital

Relayed from the New Palace Theatre, Bristol.

: Beasts, Reptiles, Poets - I


Speaker: Mr. F.W. Harvey

: Captain Cook and The Widow

A Comedy in One Act by Stuart Ready.
Played by the Station Radio Players
Scene: The kitchen of Matilda Parson's cottage at Withingbottom

Mrs. Matilda Parsons ia preparing tea for her lodger, Captain Emmanuel Cook. She has discovered that he is 'partial to shrimps' and she makes it her business to please him, in spite of the fact that he declares himself proof against matrimonial entanglements.
Emma Dowsett, an ill-natured spinster, is the snake in the grass, but the widow is more than a match for her.


Writer: Stuart Ready
Captain Emmanuel Cook, a Retired Sailor: Donald Davies
Benjamin Spragget, a Grocer: Jacque Thomas
John Dutton, a Butcher: Tom Jones
Emma Dowsett, a Spinster: Gwen James
Matilda Parsons: Mary MacDonald-Taylor

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.

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