• 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

: Bright and Early

Charles Smart at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Organist: Charles Smart

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: SECOND TEST MATCH

Australia v. England
A report on the last day's play

: MELODY ON STRINGS

Light Music String Ensemble directed by Max Jaffa

Contributors

Directed By: Max Jaffa

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A Christmas Anthology
' The Song of Simeon '

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: SECOND TEST MATCH

Australia v. England
Summary of the last day's play by Alan McGilvray , Australian cricket commentator
From the cricket ground at Melbourne

Contributors

Play By: Alan McGilvray

: GOOD HEALTH

Talk by a doctor

: MORNING MUSIC

Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Conductor: David Curry

: RECITAL

Harold Blackburn (bass)
Elisabeth Hawkins (oboe)
(Continued in next column)

Contributors

Bass: Harold Blackburn
Oboe: Elisabeth Hawkins

: DISCOVERING A PALACE

David Green describes how he came to know Blenheim Palace, including its roofs and chimneys, and the men who work on them

Contributors

Unknown: David Green

: This Week's Composer

WILLIAM WALTON
Records of instrumental music including the Violin Sonata

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Behold the great Creator (S.P. 72) New Every Morning, page 19
Carol: Little Jesus, sweetly sleep
(S.P. 383)
Philippians 2, vv. 1-11
In the bleak mid-winter (S.P. 75)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Frank Baron and his Quintet

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Baron

: SOUTHERN SERENADE

Southern Serenade Orchestra directed by Lou Whiteson

Contributors

Directed By: Lou Whiteson

: FOLK SONGS OF THE FESTIVE SEASON

sung by Constance Carrodus with Frederick Stone (accompanist)

Contributors

Sung By: Constance Carrodus
Accompanist: Frederick Stone

: THE OLD AND THE NEW

Records chosen and presented by Robert Beatty

Contributors

Presented By: Robert Beatty

: Workers' Playtime

from a canteen in Dunstable, Bedfordshire
with The Five Smith Brothers, Sylvia Marriott and Douglas Taylor, Michael Howard
James Moody at the piano
Presented by John Foreman

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Taylor
Unknown: Michael Howard
Unknown: James Moody
Presented By: John Foreman

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: SECOND TEST MATCH

Australia v. England
A summary of the last day's play by Crawford White , cricket correspondent of the News Chronicle

Contributors

Play By: Crawford White

: CHRISTOPHER STONE

reviews new records

: MENDELSSOHN

Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49 played by The Kantrovitch Trio: Vera Kantrovitch (violin)
Lilly Phillips (cello)
Hilda Bor (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Vera Kantrovitch
Cello: Lilly Phillips
Piano: Hilda Bor

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Basil Wright
3.1 Films: Dilys Powell
3.10 Theatre: Philip Hope-Wallace
3.18 Books: William Plomer
3.27 Radio: M. R. Ridley
3.35 Art: Denis Mathews

Contributors

Conducted By: Basil Wright
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: William Plomer
Unknown: M. R. Ridley
Unknown: Denis Mathews

: Orchestral Hour BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Frank Thomas )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Cyril Chapman (clarinet)

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Clarinet: Cyril Chapman

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

London v. Wales: Round 1

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Eric Roberts tells his own story, ' Timothy of the Christmas Cards '
Birmingham Calling Hilversum
' Across the North Sea '
A Christmas programme of carols and singing games
In Hilversum:
The Choirs of the Blackbirds and the Crickets
Conducted by Leida Hulscher
Children from AJC to pl'ay the games
Orchestras conducted by Herman Kryt and Johan Jong Introduced by Ary van Nierop with the help of Elly Pauw and Kees Spaaner
Produced by Gadri de Wagt
In Birmingham:
The Choir of the Wyggeston Grammar
School for Girls, Leicester Conductor, Joan B. Niblett
Children from Claverley,
Shropshire, to play the games
Orchestra conducted by Harold Gray
Introduced by Marjorie Kromhout with the help of Janet Anderson and Sjoerd Hommers
Produced by Peggy Bacon
Programme edited by Harold Small
Children in Britain and the Netherlands meet ' on the air ' and share singing games of both countries. Dutch children talk about their own festivities and sing their favourite carols. Over here a boy and girl describe a typically English Christmas and introduce, among others, the lovely Coventry carol.

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Roberts
Conducted By: Leida Hulscher
Conducted By: Herman Kryt
Conducted By: Johan Jong
Introduced By: Ary van Nierop
Unknown: Elly Pauw
Unknown: Kees Spaaner
Produced By: Gadri De
Conductor: Joan B. Niblett
Conducted By: Harold Gray
Introduced By: Marjorie Kromhout
Unknown: Janet Anderson
Unknown: Sjoerd Hommers
Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Edited By: Harold Small

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecasts, followed by a detailed forecast for South-east England

: ELTON HAYES

' He Sings to a Small Guitar'

: John Watt introduces PANTO PANORAMA

A survey of pantomime songs through the ages
The Singers :
Barbara Leigh , Bruce Carfax
Doreen Harris , John Rorke
The Grosvenor Singers
The Band:
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Renoulhet
Producer, Michael North

Contributors

Singers: Barbara Leigh
Singers: Bruce Carfax
Unknown: Doreen Harris
Unknown: John Rorke
Conducted By: Paul Renoulhet
Unknown: Michael North

: Ethel Revnell in 'BUT ONCE A YEAR'

A Christmas Revue
Written by David Climle with music by Hal Stead
Also in the cast:
Hugh Morton , Leslie Bradley Olwen Brookes , Clarice Clare
Wilfred Babbage , Tommy Duggan Guy de Monceau , Olivia Burleigh ,
Cecile. Chevreau
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
At the piano, Hal Stead
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Written By: David Climle
Music By: Hal Stead
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Leslie Bradley
Unknown: Olwen Brookes
Unknown: Clarice Clare
Unknown: Wilfred Babbage
Unknown: Tommy Duggan
Unknown: Guy de Monceau
Unknown: Olivia Burleigh
Unknown: Cecile. Chevreau
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Piano: Hal Stead
Production By: Tom Ronald

: JOSH WHITE

and his guitar
A programme of gramophone records
Introduced by D. G. Bridson

Contributors

Introduced By: D. G. Bridson

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke.

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: BEDTIME WITH BRADEN

with Bernard Braden , Barbara Kelly
Benny Lee and Pearl Carr
Nat Temple and his Orchestra.
Script by Eric Nicol
Production by Pat Dixon

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Braden
Unknown: Barbara Kelly
Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Nat Temple
Script By: Eric Nicol
Production By: Pat Dixon

: THE FRIDAY RECITAL

Abbey Simon (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Abbey Simon

: THE RETURN OF THE AVOCET

The story of how a rare species of bird returned to breed in England after an absence of a century Introduced by Peter Scott , with Philip Brown , Ludwig Koch. and the recorded voices of H. M. Stanford. J. K. Stamford , and F. M. Hollis. The programme, which is recorded, includes sound-pictures of avocets in East AngHa. made by Ludwig Koch
Script prepared in collaboration with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Production by Desmond Hawkins

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Scott
Unknown: Philip Brown
Unknown: Ludwig Koch.
Unknown: H. M. Stanford.
Unknown: J. K. Stamford
Unknown: F. M. Hollis.
Unknown: Ludwig Koch
Production By: Desmond Hawkins








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