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: The Western Studio Orchestra

Leader, Frank Thomas
Relayed from The National Museum of Wales


Musicians: The Western Studio Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Frank Thomas

: The Children's Hour

Pathrick's the Bhoy, an Irish Programme in which you will hear Frank Thomas, all about The Sleepiest Sleeper, and a Princess who wouldn't say 'please'


Violinist: Frank Thomas

: The First News

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Sports Bulletin

: A Violoncello Recital

by Lauri Kennedy
(Daventry National Programme)


Cellist: Lauri Kennedy

: The Second News

Time Signal, Greenwich; Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

: Should They Be Scrapped?: Should Vivisection be Abolished?

A discussion between Professor A.V. Hill, F.R.S., Fovlerton Research Professor of the Royal Society, and the Reverend Walter Long, of the Central Executive Committee of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection
(Daventry National Programme)


Speaker: Professor A.V. Hill
Speaker: The Reverend Walter Long

: The Wireless Military Band

Conductor B. Walton O'Donnell
A Scandinavian Programme
(Daventry National Programme)


Musicians: The Wireless Military Band
Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell

: Sonnets from Modern Love by Meredith

read by Cecil Ramage

(Daventry National Programme)


Reader: Cecil Ramage

: Dance Music

Ambrose and his Orchestra, relayed from The May Fair Hotel
(Daventry National Programme)
(to 0.00)


Musicians: Ambrose and his Orchestra

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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