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: The Western Studio Orchestra

Leader, Frank Thomas


Musicians: The Western Studio Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Frank Thomas

: The Children's Hour

'The Sorrowful Spectre of Sizz,' a Norman Hunter story.

'Tunes,' being another of the popular recitals of gramophone records.

'The Stronger Law,' an Aborigine story, adapted by Myra MacKenzie


Writer (The Sorrowful Spectre of Sizz): Norman Hunter
Adapted by (The Stronger Law): Myra MacKenzie

: The First News

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

: Tis of Aucassin and Nicolette

A Mediaeval Romance
Translated from the French by Eugene Mason
Adapted by Howard Rose
With music composed and conducted by Robert Chignell

(Daventry National Programme)


Translator: Eugene Mason
Adapter/Producer: Howard Rose
Composer/Conductor: Robert Chignell
A Singer: John Armstrong
Count Garin of Beaucaire: H.O. Nicholson
Aucassin, son of Count Garin: Douglas Burbidge
Another Singer: Olive Groves
A Viscount, one of the Count's men: Henry Morrell
Count Bougars of Valence: Alfred Gray
Nicolette, a captive maid: Miriam Adams
A Shepherd: Anthony Pendrill
A Knight: Alfred Gray
A Man, marvellously ugly: Caleb Porter

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.

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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.

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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