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: A Popular Concert

Relayed from the National Museum of Wales.

National Orchestra of Wales

(to 12.45)


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales

: P.E. Barnes: Walks in the West

Round Bath to the Inn where Monmouth was shot at and Fairleigh Castle.


Speaker: P.E. Barnes

: Norman Riches: County Cricket; Leigh Woods: West of England Sport


Speaker (County Cricket): Norman Riches
Speaker (West of England Sport): Leigh Woods

: On the Beat

A Policeman's Programme

The Policeman's Serenade
A Grand Little Opera by Alfred Reynolds.
Scene: Outside a house - Moonlight - discovered, a Policeman with lantern, truncheon and service guitar.


Composer (The Policeman's Serenade): Alfred Reynolds
Susan: Olive Groves
Burglar: Harold Kimberley
Milkman: Archie Gay
Policeman: Glyn Eastman

: On the Beat: The Cat Burglar

A Sketch for Broadcasting by Houghton Townley.

The Squire has heard of the exploits of a cat-burglar in the neighbourhood of his house, and he arranges an ambush with the aid of Jackson, the gardener. While they are watching on the old nursery balcony they unwillingly act as eavesdroppers when the Squire's daughter has a rendezvous with the man she has secretly married. While this unexpected incident is taking place the cat-burglar arrives, but he finds it quite easy to get in by the front door.


Writer: Houghton Townley
The Squire: Richard Barron
Jackson: Osborn Leach
George: Ivor Maddox
Kitty: Lilian Mills
The Burglar: [artist uncredited]

: A Short Song Recital

by Olive Groves (Soprano) and Harold Kimberley (Baritone).


Soprano: Olive Groves
Baritone: Harold Kimberley

: B.B.C. Promenade Concert: Part II

Sir Henry Wood and his Symphony Orchestra
Relayed from the Queen's Hall, London.
Megan Thomas (Soprano), Foster Richardson (Bass)


Musicians: Sir Henry Wood and his Symphony Orchestra
Soprano: Megan Thomas
Bass: Foster Richardson

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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