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: Bright and Early

David Java and his Orchestra


Unknown: David Java

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Arthur Dulay and his Cameo Orchestra


Unknown: Arthur Dulay


A talk by the Dean of St. Paul's

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: This Week's Composer

Overture, ' Cockaigne,' and the Cello
Coneerto: on gramophone records


and his Tango Orchestra

: The Daily Service

from page 85 of "New Every Morning" and page 10 of "Each Returning Day". At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow; Psalm 95, vv. 1-7; Ezekiel 37, vv. 1-14: The Lord will come and not be slow


Jan Hurst and his Orchestra


Unknown: Jan Hurst

: Saturday-Morning Prom

Overture: Le Corsair (Berlioz): Symphony on a French Mountaineer's Song, for piano and orchestra (d'Indy); Suite in F sharp minor (Dohnanyi): on gramophone records


Ted Heath and his Music


Unknown: Ted Heath


A. musical, lyTieal, and topical programme by B. C. Hilliam (' Flotsam '). With Ivor Dennis , Helen Clare , George James , Anya Lincoln , Trefor Jones , and Clapham and Dwyer. Produced by Tom Ronald. (BBC recording)


Unknown: B. C. Hilliam
Unknown: Ivor Dennis
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: George James
Unknown: Anya Lincoln
Unknown: Trefor Jones
Duced By: Tom Ronald.

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Tommy Handley in the return of ' ITMA '

With Jack Train , Hugh Morton , Fred Yule , Lind Joyce , Diana Morrison Deryck Guyler , Joan Harben , and Hattie Jacques. Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Rae Jenkins. Script by Ted Kavanagh. Produced by Francis Worsley.


Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Lind Joyce
Unknown: Diana Morrison
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Joan Harben
Unknown: Hattie Jacques.
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins.
Script By: Ted Kavanagh.
Produced By: Francis Worsley.

: The Rendezvous Players

featuring Jack Collings


Unknown: Jack Collings


Band of the Royal Dragoons
Conductor, Mr. A. F. Trythall


Conductor: Mr. A. F. Trythall


his Piano, and his Orchestra


BBC Scottish Orchestra
Conductor, Ian Whyte


Conductor: Ian Whyte

: Saturday Matinee 'THE TEA LEAF '

A short story by Edgar Jepson and Robert Eustace adapted for broadcasting by Ann Stephenson Produced by Noel Iliff


Story By: Edgar Jepson
Story By: Robert Eustace
Broadcasting By: Ann Stephenson
Produced By: Noel Iliff
Roy Willoughton: Richard West
Arthur Kestern: Stephen Darlot
Ruth Vining: Beryl Calder
Parlourmaid: Freda Falconer
Addison: Williams Lloyd
Rogers: David Kossoff
Hardy: David Enders
McBean: Erik Chitty
Somers: Richard Williams
Chandler: Charles Lefeaux
Hamley: Valentine Dyall
Hazeldean: Maurice Bannister
Greatorex: Eddy Reed
Judge: Erik Chitty
Professor Mozeley: Bertram Shuttleworth


' Junior Welsh Rarebit'
The Ward Brothers
Gordon Parfltt
Marjorie Ralph (accordeon) Gordon Jenkins (xylophone)
The Two Coons
An adventure of ' Tommy Trouble by E. Eynon Evans and The Serenaders
Variety Orchestra led by Morgan Lloyd
Produced by Mai Jones


Unknown: Gordon Parfltt
Unknown: Marjorie Ralph
Unknown: Gordon Jenkins
Unknown: Tommy Trouble
Unknown: E. Eynon Evans
Unknown: Morgan Lloyd
Produced By: Mai Jones

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Saturday Sports Review

Edited by Angus Mackay
Introduced by John Snagge
Association Football: A summary of the day's English League matches
Snooker: Joe Davis talks about his association with Thurston's - the traditional home of both billiards and snooker championships, which is to be reopened on October 3 - and also about his recent tour of South Africa
The Sports Commentator: John Snagge interviews Raymond Glendenning


Edited By: Angus MacKay
Introduced By: John Snagge
Talks: Joe Davis
Commentator: John Snagge
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning


Harry Davidson and his Orchestra play old-time dance music and Sidney Burchall entertains with old-time ballads. Script written and programme introduced by Patric Curwen. Master of Ceremonies, A. J. Latimer. Producer, Stanton Jefferies


Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Sidney Burchall
Duced By: Patric Curwen.
Unknown: A. J. Latimer.
Unknown: Stanton Jefferies

: London Magazine

Events, personalities, and entertainment
Introduced by Lionel Gamlin
Music arranged by Francis Collinson
Produced by Joel O'Brien


Introduced By: Lionel Gamlin
Arranged By: Francis Collinson
Produced By: Joel O'Brien

: Music-Hall

with Miff Smith and Marjorie
Rudy Starita
Kenway and Young
Dave and Joe O'Gorman
Harry Lester and his Hayseeds
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Rae Jenkins
Producer, John Sharman


Unknown: Miff Smith
Unknown: Rudy Starita
Unknown: Joe O'Gorman
Unknown: Harry Lester
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins
Unknown: John Sharman

: Saturday-Night Theatre Hermione Baddeley and Anthony Hawtrey in ' GRAND NATIONAL NIGHT'

Adapted for broadcasting by the authors, Dorothy and Campbell Christie
Produced by Cleland Finn


Produced By: Cleland Finn
Gerald Coates: Anthony Hawtrey
Morton: Gibb McLaughlin
Babs Coates: Hermione Baddeley
Philip Balfour: Percy Walsh
Joyce Penrose: Curigwen Lewis
Buns Darling: Kim Peaceowclks
Buns Darling: Kjm Peacock
Pinkie Collins: Hermione Baddeley
Det Inspector Ayling: Deryck Guyler
Sergeant Gibson: Harry Hutchinson
Donovan: Anthony Jacobs
Barman: Duncan McIntyre

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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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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