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: Bright and Early

Jack Salisbury and his Salon Orchestra


Unknown: Jack Salisbury

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


A gramophone miscellany


A talk by the Rt. Rev. Monsignor R. L. Smith of the Church of Our Lady and St. Joseph, Carlisle


Unknown: Rt. Rev. Monsignor R. L. Smith

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


The Twentieth Century
Conducted by Monia Liter with Jimmy Bailey (piano)


Conducted By: Monia Liter
Piano: Jimmy Bailey


Mary Maddock (soprano)
Max Gilbert (viola)


Soprano: Mary Maddock
Viola: Max Gilbert


and his Orchestra


by Joseph Harsch


Unknown: Joseph Harsch


The advent of our King (A. and M.
New Every Morning (revised) 11 Psalm 103 (Broadcast Psalter) Isaiah 62
Ye servants of the Lord (A. and M.
268; S.P. 702)


Troise and his Banjoliers

: Marius Goring in ' THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL '

by Baroness Orczy
Adapted as a radio play in six episodes by Lester Powell
4—' London to Dover '
Incidental music arranged and conducted by Alan Paul
Produced by Archie Campbell


Unknown: Lester Powell
Conducted By: Alan Paul
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Sir Percy Blakeney, Bt: Marius Goring
Lady Blakeney: Catherine Salkeld
Chauvelin: Geoffrey Wincott
Sir Andrew Ffoulkes: Andrew Faulds
Lord Antony Dewhurst: Michael Anthony
Desgas: Bill Staughton
Jellyband: Ernest Sefton
Coachman: David Kossoff
Valet to Sir Andrew: Hugh Manning
Belcher: Hugh Manning
Sea Captains: Curtis: Preston Lockwood
Sea Captains: Butler: Charles Mortimer
Sea Captains: Hanning: Donald Gray
Captain Briggs, Master of ' The Daydream: .Stanley Groome
Storyteller: Alec Ross


George Chitty (tenor)
Olive Zorian (violin)


Tenor: George Chitty
Violin: Olive Zorian


Paul Adam and his Mayfair Music


Unknown: Paul Adam


by Denys Bullard


Unknown: Denys Bullard

: Workers' Playtime

from a canteen in Wembley
with The Radio Revellers, Dorothy Ward, Terry-Thomas
James Moody at the piano
Introduced and produced by Bill Worsley


Unknown: Dorothy Ward,
Unknown: null Terry-Thomas
Unknown: James Moody
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Introduced by Leslie Mitchell
This week's edition includes :
' Cinequiz ' : Critics v. Filmgoers
' Star at Home ' :
John Howard Davies
Excerpts from the Columbia picture 'Jolson Sings Again' starring Larry Parks with Barbara Hale
Script by Michael Storm
Produced by Pat Osborne


Introduced By: Leslie Mitchell
Unknown: John Howard Davies
Unknown: Larry Parks
Unknown: Barbara Hale
Script By: Michael Storm
Produced By: Pat Osborne


Conductor, Charles Groves


Conductor: Charles Groves

: Wilfred Pickles in ' THE CARD'

by Arnold Bennett
Adapted for broadcasting by Olivia Manning
8 — 'The Supreme Honour '
Produced by William Hughes


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Broadcasting By: Olivia Manning
Produced By: William Hughes

: Edward Chapman in 'DREAMS'

A psychiatrist brings to light the mental conflict that is ruining the peace of mind of one of his patients by studying his dreams
Programme written by Kenneth Alexander
Produced by Nesta Pain


Written By: Kenneth Alexander
Produced By: Nesta Pain
Sinfleld, a surgeon: Edward Chapman
Miles, a psychiatrist: Ralph Truman
Wingrove, assistant to Sinfield: Noel Johnson
Chamberlain, an ophthalmologist: Bryan Powley
Wilks: Stanley Groome
Mrs Wilks: Ann Codrington
Maid: Freda Falconer

: Records at Four-Thirty

Jack Train's Variety Bill


Presenter: Jack Train


* Mossy Green Theatre'
A new serial play by Mary Dunn based on her own book with music by Alan Paul
1—' The Theatre '
At the piano, Alan Paul
Production by Josephine Plummer


Play By: Mary Dunn
Music By: Alan Paul
Piano: Alan Paul
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Waney: Ursula Hirst
Mr Snout, the badger: Norman Shelley
Mr Croaker, the frog: Geoffrey Wincott
Mr Scales, the lizard: Wilfred Babbage
Gloria La Souris, the white mouse: Betty Hardy
Binnie, the country mouse: Diana Maddox
Dr Rat: Philip Wade
Narrator: David Davis

: Christmas Fantasy

Christmas carols arranged and orchestrated by Grace Williams sung by the Choir of Barry Girls ' Grammar School
(Conductor, Mersina Evans ) played by the BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Mansel Thomas


Unknown: Barry Girls
Conductor: Mersina Evans
Conductor: Mansel Thomas

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: First House LOOK WHO'S HEREI

with Jimmy Wheeler
Adelaide Hall with Don Lorusso at the electric organ Max Wall with Jerry Desmonde
BBC Variety Orchestra Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Introduced by David Jacobs
Produced by John Hooper


Unknown: Jimmy Wheeler
Unknown: Adelaide Hall
Unknown: Don Lorusso
Unknown: Jerry Desmonde
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Introduced By: David Jacobs
Produced By: John Hooper


Looking Back at 1949 by A. G. Street
In this end-of-the-year talk Mr. Street, Wiltshire farmer, and novelist, reviews the highlights of the year, considers the position British farming has reached four years after the war, and briefly discusses the position facing the industry in 1950.

: Michael Howard in ' HERE'S HOWARD'

All alone-by a microphone with occasional interruptions from others
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Frank Cantell
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Conducted By: Frank Cantell
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont


Griller String Quartet:
Sidney Griller (violin) Jack O'Brien (violin) Philip Burton (viola) Colin Hampton (cello)
Before an audience In the Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. London


Violin: Sidney Griller
Violin: Jack O'Brien
Viola: Philip Burton
Cello: Colin Hampton


Anona Winn , Daphne Padel , Jack Train , and Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions; and Kenneth Home knows all the answers


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Daphne Padel
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby

: The Sounds of Time

'These are the voices and sounds of history' 1934-1949

1934-1939: H.G. Wells (Prophet of the atomic age), Ramsay MacDonald, Stanley Baldwin, Benito Mussolini, King George V, Amelia Earhart, The Hindenburg disaster, The Abdication, King Edward VIII, Munich, Adolf Hitler, The Declaration of War, Neville Chamberlain

The War Years: Dunkirk, J.B. Priestley, The exiled rulers of Europe, Winston Churchill, The Blitz, America enters the war, Franklin D. Roosevelt, General Douglas MacArthur, Alamein, General Montgomery, D-Day, General Eisenhower, Arnhem, The liberation of the concentration camps, VE-Day, The Death of President Roosevelt, The Japanese Surrender, Clement Attlee

1945-1949: The General Election, The Nuremberg Trials, The Royal Tour of South Africa, King George VI, Princess Elizabeth, Lord Louis Mountbatten, The Royal Wedding, The Duke of Edinburgh, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, George Marshall, The Atlantic Pact, President Truman, Ernest Bevin, The Olympic Games
Narration by John Snagge


Narrator: John Snagge
Script: Frederic Mullally
Production: Brian George

: Joy Nichols, Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards in ' TAKE IT FROM HERE '

with Wallas Eaton , Alan Dean
The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Alan Dean
Conductor: Frank Cantell
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell


A weekly programme about work in the world of science
Studying Atomic Energy with a Photographic Plate by E. R. Davies
The director of an industrial research laboratory explains how the photographic plate has been made so sensitive that it can record the disintegration or explosion of a single atom and show what happens to the fragments produced in the microscopic explosion.


Unknown: E. R. Davies

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.

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