• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

    TV
  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

    Radio
  • Show Years

    Hide Years

    Year
  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation

Listings

: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: Bing Time

A weekly ration of records made by America's Crooner Number One

: ON PARADE !

Popular artists and bands fall in for your entertainment on gramophone records -

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

A thought for today
The Very Rev. F. D. V. Narborough, Provost of Southwark

: NEWSProgramme Parade

Details of some of today's broadcasts

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

Freddy Grisewood talks about
' What's growing'

: 'MORNING MEDLEY'

A mixed choice of records
The high-spot will be ' The hums of Pooh' by A. A. Milne. Music by Fraser-Simson, sung by George Baker

Contributors

Unknown: A. A. Milne.
Sung By: George Baker

: H. ROBINSON CLEAVER

at the theatre organ
Four compositions by London theatre organists :

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 45 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 8 of ' Each Returning Day'

: 'MARCHING TIME'

A programme of gramophone records of the Boston Promenade Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Fiedler
March of the Caucasian chief
(Caucasian sketches : Ippolitov-Ivanov)
Grand march (Aida : Verdi)
Entry of the Boyards (Halvorsen)

Contributors

Conducted By: Arthur Fiedler

: 'WISE HOUSEKEEPING'

A weekly magazine programme for women in which all aspects of running a home in wartime will be discussed

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Physical training
(for use in halls or playgrounds)
Edith Dowling

Contributors

Unknown: Edith Dowling

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Laurance Turner
Conductor, Gideon Fagan.

Contributors

Leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Gideon Fagan.

: THE GIRL IN THE SONG'

A record programme written and presented by K. Chester Sherburne

Contributors

Unknown: K. Chester Sherburne

: - ' WORKS WONDERS ' —39

A lunch-time concert presented to their fellow workers by members of the staff of a munition works somewhere in the North
Arranged and presented by Victor Smythe

Contributors

Presented By: Victor Smythe

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

A recording of last Saturday's broadcast by Albert Warner

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Warner

: - DON FELIPE

and the Cuban Caballeros with Helen Clare
Don Felipe-Phil Green is his real name-and his Cuban Caballeros specialise in the luscious dance tunes of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. Cuban numbers, Argentine and Mexican tangos, the two-step, the pericon, the maxixe, and many other like melodies are included in their far-away repertoire.

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Don Felipe-Phil Green

: ' SERENADE IN SEASON'

No". 9-September with Mae Bamber and Gerald Howe
Chantler
Produced by Richard North

Contributors

Unknown: Mae Bamber
Unknown: Gerald Howe
Produced By: Richard North

: DEBUSSY

Sonata for violin and piano played by Olive Zorian (violin) and Dora Gilson (piano)

Contributors

Played By: Olive Zorian
Piano: Dora Gilson

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Book talk
' Swiss Family Robinson'
S. P. B. Mais

: Music While You Work

to records in dance time.

: EVENSONG

from a Midland cathedral
Order of Service
Versicles and Responses Psalm 14
First lesson : Haggai 2, w. 1-9 Magnificat (Sumsion in G)
Second lesson : St. John 5, vv. 1-9 Nunc dimittis (Sumsion in G) Creed and Collects
Anthern : Rejoice in the Lord (PurcelT)
Prayers
0 help us, Lord (A. and M. 279)

: ' THE OLD TOWN HALL'

(Second series, No. 21)
Master of ceremonies, Clay Keyes
Richard Goolden as Old Ebenezer, the night-watchman, with Gladys Keyes as Martha, his daughter
' The musical newsreel'
This week's famous visitors
Vincent Tildesley 's Melody Maids
' Can you beat the band ? '
BBC Variety Orchestra
. Leader, Frank Cantell
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Weekly meetings organised by Gladys and Clay Keyes and presented by Eric Spear

Contributors

Unknown: Clay Keyes
Unknown: Richard Goolden
Unknown: Gladys Keyes
Unknown: Vincent Tildesley
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Clay Keyes
Presented By: Eric Spear

: SHAKESPEARE SONGS

set to music by Roger Quilter
Who is Sylvia ?
Under the greenwood tree It was a lover and his lass Orpheus with his lute Sigh no more, ladies Come away, death
Take, oh take those lips away
'Blow, blow, thou winter wind sung by Freda Townson (contralto)

Contributors

Music By: Roger Quilter
Contralto: Freda Townson

: AWR Y PLANT

(Welsh Children's Hour)
' Dowch am dro '
Mae Hughie a Beti yn 61 yn yr ysgol unwaith eto ar 61 eu gwyHau haf. Ond bydd cyfle i ni i fynd am dro gyda hwy a Myfanwy Howell am fis neu ddau eto beth bynnag tra deil y dydd yn hir.

Contributors

Unknown: Mae Hughie
Unknown: Myfanwy Howell

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

A programme by young artists
Audrey Parker (piano)
Daisy Vaughan (soprano)
Peter Webb (flute)
Brenda Rees (oboe)
Fred O'Hare (violin)
Doreen Woodhead and Mavis
Riding (duets)

Contributors

Piano: Audrey Parker
Soprano: Daisy Vaughan
Flute: Peter Webb
Oboe: Brenda Rees
Violin: Fred O'Hare
Violin: Doreen Woodhead

: NEWS

' followed by National and Regional announcements .

: 'SIGNPOST'

Things that need doing and ways of doing them

: JOSEF STRAUSS

The man and his waltzes
A programme of music played by the BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Narration written by Wilfrid Rooke
Ley

Contributors

Leader: Tate Gilder
Written By: Wilfrid Rooke

: Scottish Half-Hour presents SCOTTISH MAGAZINE

A topical monthly programme edited and produced by W. Farquharson
Small
This month's contents include :
A new song by Rae Elrick
Fun in the food office by a Civil
Servant
An historian views the news by Professor Mackie
Sports page by Rex (R. E. Kingsley ) and interviews with personalities in the news

Contributors

Produced By: W. Farquharson
Unknown: Rae Elrick
Unknown: R. E. Kingsley

: 'THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD'

The first episode of a three-part serial based on Charles Dickens 's last novel
Broadcast version by Audrey Lucas
Cast :
Produced by Moray McLaren

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Audrey Lucas
Produced By: Moray McLaren
John Jasper: Malcolm Keen
Edwin Drood: Carl Bernard
Charles Dickens: Ivor Barnard
John Forster: Jack Livesey
Kate Dickens: Amy Veness
Georgina Hogarth: Mabel Terry-Lewis
Narrator: William Trent
Rosa Bud: Thea Holme
Neville Landless: Cyril Gardiner
Mr Crisparkle: Ivan Samson
Mr Grewgious: Allan Jeayes
Bazzard: Malcolrri Graeme
Durdles: Antony Holies
The Opium Woman: Ellis Powell
Helena Landless: Grizelda Hervey
Deputy: Leonard Thome

: Helter-Shelter

A show for the Home Front
Written by Reginald Purdell and Frederick Burtwell with Shelter-marshal, Jack Melford introducing :
Gwen Lewis
Frederick Burtwell
Reginald Purdell
Sylvia Marriott
Bertha Willmott and The Clubmen Guest artists, Murray and Mooney
BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Reginald Purdell and Francis Worsley

Contributors

Written By: Reginald Purdell
Written By: Frederick Burtwell
Unknown: Jack Melford
Unknown: Gwen Lewis
Unknown: Frederick Burtwell
Unknown: Regina-Ld Purdell
Unknown: Sylvia Marriott
Unknown: Bertha Willmott
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By: Reginald Purdell
Produced By: Francis Worsley

: 'SOUVENIR DE FLORENCE'

Sextet for strings by Tchaikovsky played by the Stratton String Quartet :
George Stratton (violin) ; Edwin Virgo (violin); 'Watson Forbes (viola) ; John Moore (cello) ; and Keith Cummings j
James Phillips

Contributors

Violin: George Stratton
Violin: Edwin Virgo
Violin: Watson Forbes
Viola: John Moore
Viola: Keith Cummings
Unknown: James Phillips

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the theatre organ

: BRAHMS AND STANFORD

sung by Helena Cook , Grace Field, Ethel Williams , Constance Richards , Dorothy Byrt , Ronald Bristol. Roland Cook , Cuthbert Ford , and Vemon Harriss
Conducted by W. K. Stanton

Contributors

Sung By: Helena Cook
Unknown: Ethel Williams
Unknown: Constance Richards
Unknown: Dorothy Byrt
Unknown: Ronald Bristol.
Unknown: Roland Cook
Unknown: Cuthbert Ford
Unknown: Vemon Harriss
Conducted By: W. K. Stanton

: OSCAR RABIN

and his Band with Diane, Beryl Davis , Bob Dale , Jan Zalski , and Eddie Palmer at the novachord

Contributors

Unknown: Beryl Davis
Unknown: Bob Dale
Unknown: Jan Zalski
Unknown: Eddie Palmer








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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel