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: The Children's Hour

'Whiskers presents a bone,' a Sketch, by Lena Dutton.
With incidental music by The West Regional Trio


Writer: Lena Dutton
Musicians: The West Regional Trio

: The First News

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

: A Concert by The Swansea Orpheus Choral and Orchestral Society

Relayed from The Central Hall, Swansea
Gwyneth Mathews (Recital), Harold Williams (Baritone), The Choir of the Society
The Orchestra (led by Morgan Lloyd
Conducted by Lionel Rowlands

(From Swansea)


Recital: Gwyneth Mathews
Baritone: Harold Williams
Singers: The Choir of the Swansea Orpheus Choral and Orchestral Society
Orchestra leader: Morgan Lloyd
Conductor: Lionel Rowlands

: The Second News

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

: The Sleepless Soul

A Fireside Fantasy

(See above)

A Fireside Fantasy in which Thomas Chatterton, the Boy-Poet of Bristol, comes back to explain by Froom Tyler

People in the Play: Joan, John, An Announcer, Thomas Chatterton, Doctor Johnson, John Keats, Mrs. Chatterton, Lawyer, Lambert, Mrs. Angel, Poetasters, University Professors, etc.

Tonight at 9.20

The picture reproduced above is 'The Death of Chatterton,' by Henry Wallis, which hangs in the Tate Gallery, London. It shows the tragic end of the young poet in his garret overlooking the roofs of London; the torn fragments of his unsold manuscripts litter the floor.


Writer: Froom Tyler
Producer: Cyril Wood

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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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.

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