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: Dora Vine: About Children


Speaker: Dora Vine

: John Stean's Carlton Celebrity Orchestra

Relayed from the Carlton Restaurant.


Musicians: John Stean's Carlton Celebrity Orchestra

: An Organ Recital

by Arthur E. Sims.
Relayed from the Central Hall, Newport.


Organist: Arthur E. Sims

: S.B. from London

(9.30 Local Announcements)

: America and the Eisteddfod

Mr. Parleton Winchester, Director of the United States Lines.


Speaker: Parleton Winchester

: The Station Trio

Frank Thomas (Violin); Ronald Harding (Violoncello); Hubert Pengelly (Pianoforte)


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

: Superstition

A Play in One Act by Martin Lane.
Played by the Station Radio Players
Scene: A room in the Jeffson's house

Patience is not only a game to Amelia Jeffson, it is also a means of fortune-telling, but her husband Cornelius finds more use for the brand that sits on a monument. Indeed, a tussle of wills arises, for Cornelius is determined that his wife shall wear the Kurohistan diamond at Lady Loring's dinner-party, and Amelia, warned by the cards, determines to lose the jewel rather than do so. She recapitulates to her unimaginative husband the disasters which have fallen upon all former owners of the diamond, and Cornelius avoids further discussion by retreating to his club. Then things happen.

10.20 Trio


Writer: Martin Lane
Cornelius Jeffson, a self-made man: Ian Fleming
Amelia Jeffson, his wife: Mary MacDonald-Taylor
Soames, a parlourmaid: Betty Bond
Jake Smith, a cat-burglar: G. Haydn Davies
Inspector Firby: Jack James

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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